School Newsletter 21 September 2016

Dear Parents and Carers,

Stars of the week
Congratulations to the following children for their achievements in school last week:

Stars of the week:
Beech            Emily Manning
Chestnut        Thomas Bathorpe- Howlett
Elm                Matthew Chandler
Oak               Morgan Cockings
Willow           Mackenzie Bryson

Star writers:
Beech            Aashi Joshi
Chestnut        Isabelle Wilson
Elm                Ethan Mazza
Oak               Ella Pugh
Willow           Olivia Richardson

Well done to Iris Moulton, Purwa Joshi and Rebekah Chaplin for demonstrating their musical skills to the whole school by playing their instruments for us in the school hall. Today all the children had a musical demonstration by Miss Barber who works for NYCC Peripatetic music Service. If you would like your child to learn a musical instrument please call in at the school office and Mrs Gudgeon and Mrs Williamson will let you have the relevant information. The Peripatetic Service usually starts working with children from Year 2 but if your child is in Year 1 and especially keen Miss Barber would consider a trial session.  

Staffing
I am writing to let you know Mrs Chester has resigned from her post at school. We are very sad to see her leave and wish her well for the future.  The following staff, Mrs Lowther, Ms Lyddon, Mrs Spencer and Miss Wood are working additional hours to cover recent staff changes. Mr Oates continues in the kitchen and as Mrs Cessford is ill he has a new, temporary kitchen assistant Mr Dent.

Harvest
We will be visiting church on Monday 26th September for our Harvest Festival.  Children are invited to bring a donation of non-perishable goods such as tinned or dried foods on the morning of 26th, which we will take to church when we visit for the service.

English Curriculum Evening
Today you will have received an email reminding you of the forthcoming workshop with Heather Russell, LA English Adviser and Consultant, to share the expectations of the new curriculum with you.  Attached to the email was a booklet called, 'Supporting your child at home Grammar and Punctuation Y1-Y6 (.pdf)’ which we hope will be useful to support your child with their learning (please note you can find a copy of this booklet in the Documents section of this site.)

The interactive workshop is for all parents and carers and will be held on Wednesday 28th September from 7pm – 8pm.  We do hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot provide crèche facilities at this time.  Please add your name to the list in the office if you would like to attend this valuable event.

Additional Diary Dates

  • 5th December – Teamstar will sing for church members and senior citizens, details tbc.
  • 8th December – Elm & Oak Classes will perform the Christmas story and carols for parents and carers in the school hall at 1:30 and 6pm.
  • 14th December – Willow Class will prepare Christingles and take part in the Christingle Service in church.

KS1 Fun Run
This Friday our KS1 take part in a Fun Run Competition and we wish them all good luck with the event!

Yours sincerely,


Mrs V Farby