Friday 9th October 2015
Class 1Parental Assembly
Each class has their own assembly this term on Thursday at 9.30am. Parents, relatives, carers of children in that class are invited to this. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about your child’s learning. A reminder that Class 1 has their parental assembly on Thursday 15th October at 9.30am.
Class 4 is Thursday 12th November
Class 2 is Thursday 19th November
Class 3 is Thursday 26th November
Reception Parents reminder
Please note the date above for your invitation to your first child’s parental assembly. If you are unable to be with us it is a good opportunity to send a relative, neighbour, friend as the children like to have an audience.
Parent Teacher Consultations Reception parents
On Wednesday 21st October children of Reception parents can book an appointment to meet with Mrs Reynolds and discuss how their child has settled into school. You can book a slot between 1.30pm and 6pm. Please sign up for a time slot in the office reception entrance area from Monday or phone the office to book.
Parent Teacher Consultations for children in Year 1 upwards
These will take place after half term on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th November from 3.45pm – 6.30pm. Lists will be available in the office entrance area from next week or you may ring school to make an appointment.
Visits to enrich our curriculum
Well done to Class 3 and their teachers who enjoyed a wonderful day on Tuesday living in a Viking village and being transported back in time to 9th century Danelaw.
Year 6 Residential Visit to Marrick Priory
We welcome back our Y6 children this afternoon who have had an exciting residential week at Marrick Priory. They have been abseiling, kayaking, beck scrambling, orienteering and completed a high and low ropes course, not to mention the challenge of living together away from home. A special thank you to Mrs Jones and Mrs Flower who have been with them for the week.
Theatre Performance ‘Oliver Twist’
A reminder that the whole school will enjoy a ‘child friendly’ version of this classic production in school next Tuesday afternoon 14th October.
Individual School Photographs Friday 16th October
Tempest school Photography will take individual photographs of each child in school next Friday morning. Children who have siblings in school will also be photographed together. If you have a younger sibling and would like them to be included these photos will be taken before school from 8.30am in the school hall. You may then choose to buy these photos but they are not otherwise circulated.
Book Fair in School
We will host a book fair in school which will open after school on Friday 16th October and before and after school until Thursday 22nd October. School receives a generous commission from the sale of these books which we use to update our class and school library.
What can I do to support my child’s learning in school ?
At our Parent Teacher consultations in October we will discuss further your child’s progress and targets with you. You can support your child by:
- Listening to your child read at home as often as possible and discussing the meaning behind the text, any tricky words
- Taking time to support their homework activities
- For children in Y2 upwards, learning their times tables so that by the end of Y4 they know all their tables to x12
Friends of the School AGM
Thank you to all the parents who came to support the AGM last Monday. A particular thank you to Helen Browne and Janet Pringle who are stepping down as Chair and Treasurer and have given so generously of their time over the past few years.
Our new Chair of Friends of the School is Beth Wheldon and with her new committee she will be letting you know how you can continue to support the children in school.
Bags 2 School This is a FoS fundraiser. Bags go home tonight to be returned to school on Tuesday 20th October by 9.00am.
Harvest Festival Service Friday 23rd October, 2pm St Mary’s Church
You are all invited to join us in Church for this service which the children will lead. Following this service parents and friends are invited to join us in the school hall for refreshments and cakes. The children will finish school for half term at 3.30pm as normal. Friends of the School will be requesting cakes and help to serve refreshments.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.