The New Year has started with a flurry of activities. We are looking forward to the challenges that the new year will bring and hope that you enjoy reading about what is happening over the whole school.
The children in Monkeys, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 & 2 started the new year off with the annual visit from Chaplins Panto.
This year they watched a performance of Jack and the Beanstalk and thoroughly enjoyed the show.
The topics this term are: Year 4 The Romans, Year 6 Ancient Egypt and Year 3 Ancient Greeks.
We know that the children gain a great deal of knowledge from his visits and always look forward to seeing him.
Year 6 have taken part in a Test Week which will help prepare them for their SATs which take place later in the year in May.
Year 1 have had a “Mock” Phonics Week
The Choir have taken part in this year’s Young Voices Concert at the Resorts World Arena. This is always very popular with the children who go to Choir Club and is an annual event which gives the children a fantastic opportunity to take part in a professionally organised Arena event. Well done to everyone who took part and many thanks to the Staff for arranging this extra curricular opportunity.
Year 5 have been particularly busy, they have taken part in a Healthy Week where the children learnt about the importance of keeping themselves clean and healthy.
They have had a visitor in school to talk about ways of reducing plastic waste.
They have also had a visit from Mexicolore who are experts on the Maya. The children learnt about Maya numbers and their levels of meaning, day and year signs, people and gods, the role of maize, traditional food preparation, Maya cities in the rainforest, warriors and weapons, resources of the rainforest (chocolate etc.) and demonstrations of a wide range of ancient percussion instruments. Every child took part in an activity and it greatly enhanced their learning of this term’s topic.
All of the children in Year 2 have been taking part in Multi Skills Sporting Activities and a team of children attended the inter school competition at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre.
They had an exciting time and won the School Games Value Trophy for their team work and enthusiasm.
Year 3 pupils have participated in the Level 2 Personal Best Festival, also at Tudor Grange Leisure Centre, and took part in 8 different activities against themselves and alongside other schools.
The purpose of the Festival was not competitive and they throughly enjoyed taking part in this exciting event.
Three of our children from Year 6 attended a Holocaust Memorial Day at the Civic Suite on Monday 27th January to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The theme for this service was Stand Together.
Children Bringing Mobile Phones Into School : Important Reminder
May we remind you that no child should be bringing a mobile phone to school unless they are in Year 6 or come from a split family and it is a pre-arranged means of making communicating with a parent during the evening or overnight contact.
All such mobile phones and recording devices MUST to go to the School Office at the very start of the day to be signed in for safe keeping and safeguarding purposes. They can be signed out when the child leaves to go home at the end of the day.
Please ensure that your child abides by this important school rule.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
We are constantly receiving complaints from our neighbours and concerned parents about the way in which our parents park or drop children off in the Car Park and the surrounding roads. Some parents are parking across driveways and then being particularly rude to the home owner when asked to move along so they can access their driveway. Others are parking in such a way as to put our children at risk. Many of our children are only very little and are very difficult to see when drivers are reversing into or out of spaces.
Unbelievably, some parents take such umbrage at being challenged about poor parking, that they then proceed to be verbally abusive and quite threatening towards other families. It is quite staggering that any parent would behave in such a way, let alone for it to be seen and heard in the vicinity of young children.
Please, do abide by parking restrictions.
Please, do take extra care when using the public Car Park.
Please, do avoid parking or dropping children off on the pavement outside the school gates.
Please, park considerately and lawfully in local roads and side streets.
Thankfully, this only applies to a few inconsiderate drivers, the majority of our families are community minded and park considerately and treat each other politely and with patience. We are extremely grateful to you all.
We are very pleased to advise you that Ms Robinson who many of you will know as she deals with School Attendance and Admissions, has recently married.
Her name is now Mrs Robinson-Davies and we wish them both health and happiness in their future life as a married couple.
If anyone has lost a small Sikh Bangle, one has been found in school and is at the School Office.
We have held two evening sessions for parents. Year 6 and 2 parents have learnt how to support their children during the forthcoming SATs and Year 1 parents attended a drop in session on the subject of Phonics.
Your child should have brought a new Emergency Contact Form home recently.
Please can you complete and return this to school as soon as possible if you have not already done so.
As these forms are colour co-ordinated for each year group, please ensure the new form for this academic year is completed even if there are no amendments from last year.
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