Newsletter #19 – 03/3/17

News
The children have had a packed week of activities. Y5 welcomed Mr. Colin Smith (Theatre in Education specialist) to the school on Tuesday 28th February, to put together and perform ‘A Play in a Day.’ They had 4 1/2 hours to practise and present the play to the whole school by 2:30! This was no mean feat. ‘Tom’s Star’ was the end result and the children acquitted themselves extremely well. The links to the current theme; ‘We Have Lift Off’ were referenced throughout and served to reinforce their learning. A great day was had by all.
The whole school forgot to get dressed and came in pyjamas on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day. Mr Scorer launched the day with a story in assembly of the three little wolves!
Sporting Success
Isaac Davies and Ross Higgins showing off their medals/trophy for their success at the towns schools cross country championship.
Ross was the boys overall winner! Sydney Hammond and Jenna Fellows also achieved top placings and all four have been selected to run at the county trials.

Home Learning
Earlier in the week you would have received the analyses of the parent questionnaire concerning homework and as promised we have made changes to our approach.We are now referring to this work as ‘Home Learning’ no one likes to work but everyone
loves to learn. A letter detailing the maths ‘Home Learning’ will be sent out today and later in the term the literacy ‘Home Learning’ guide will follow.
Swimming Changes
Due to ‘Arts week’ and a bespoke swimming intervention there has been an adjustment to some swimming dates this term. Please note the changes below.
16th March No swimming for Year 1 or 3
27th March No swimming for Year 4
30th March No swimming for Year 1 or 3
Arts Week 14th, 15th & 16th March
We would like donations of large cardboard egg boxes please. Please leave at the main office. Thank you.
Pre-School
Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2, 3 and 4 year olds.
The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman.
If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.

Clubs – All clubs 3.15 – 4.15pm
Monday Football Y5/6, Multi Skills Y1/2, Choir Y4,5,6
Tuesday Netball Y6, French Y1/2, Football Y3/4, Maths Club Y1/2 with parents, Tag Rugby Y5/6, Drama Y4/5/6
Wednesday Andy Tucker Football Y1/2
Thursday Dance Y2
Friday Table Tennis Y3/4, Book Y3/4/5/6

Dates
Friday 10th March Mr Hibell Class assembly
Thursday 23rd March Miss Jaryczewski Class assembly
Friday 24th March Mr Stanton Class assembly
28th March Parents Evening
29th March Parents Evening
Friday 31st March Mr Rylatt Class assembly
Monday 3rd April Class Photos
Friday 7th April 9.30 KS1 Praise Assembly (Easter Bonnet)
Friday 7th April 1.00pm KS2 Praise Assembly
Friday 7th April School Finishes 2.00pm