School Newsletter 10th October 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

School Games Mark Award
I am delighted to let you know that last week we received notification that we have been awarded the School Games Mark Silver Award and are waiting for the logo to include on our letterhead footer. Well done to all the children who represented the school at sport last year and many thanks to Mrs Mackay for completing our application.

Parent Consultation Evening
This Wednesday Governor training will be taking place in Oak Class so Mrs Cockerill's parent consultations will be held in the conservatory with the adjacent learning room as the waiting area.  Chef Dave (Mr Oates) will also be busy in the school kitchen preparing culinary delights for you to try during the evening. I know so many of you were impressed with the taster session he organised last week so please do call into the school hall to try the bitesize portions. Many thanks to the kitchen staff who helped organise the evening for everyone.

Last Week's Stars
Class        Star Writer        Star of the Week
Willow      Ellen Lovell        Kelsie Milner
Oak          Iris Moulton      Robbie Langshaw
Elm           Flo Howgate     Paige Cunningham
Chestnut  Bella Town        Lena Nowaczek
Beech      Will Mackay      Rowan Anderson

Effort Shield
This was awarded to Isaac Burland, well done Isaac!

Guitarists
Four of our children children played their guitars for us during Celebration Assembly.  Well done and thank you Purwa Joshi, Iris Moulton, Lacey Springell & Rose Staniforth.

New PTA
Thank you to all the parents who have come forward to help raise funds for school.
Our newly elected postholders are as follows:
Chair -                Mrs Howgate
Treasurer -         Mrs Chandler
Secretary -         Mrs Hawkridge

The PTA have invited all children to carve a pumpkin for a Pumpkin Competition which will be held after the half term holiday on Monday 31st October. All entries for the competition will need to be taken to the hall at the start of school on the morning of the 31st October and taken home again at the end of the school day.

Chestnut Class Worship
Thank you to all those of you who joined us on Friday morning for our collective worship led by Chestnut Class and a special well done to them!

Macmillan Fundraiser
Our Wear Green and our Cake Stall raised £179.70!  Thank you so much for all the cake contributions.

School Nurses
School nurses from the Healthy Child Team will be visiting school at the end of the school day on Thursday 3rd November to give advice on 'Helping your child sleep' and will be also be available to give the best advice on how to deal with head lice. Please let the school office staff know if you are able to attend this meeting, thank you.

Book and Card Sale
At the end of the school day on Friday 14th October our Y6 librarians will be holding a children’s book sale in the school hall. There will also be some greeting cards for sale between fifty pence and a pound at the same time. They are mainly ‘occasions’ cards but are worth having a  look at if you have any special occasions coming up soon. Fair Trade will also be on sale in the school hall this Friday.


Yours sincerely,



Mrs V Farby