Parent Newsletter 10 – Spring Term 2018
26th January 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a busy few weeks at Nevill Road Juniors. A wide variety of clubs are being attended by many children including Zumba, Mad Science, Performance Club, Craft Club and Computing. We are hoping to start a lego club after February half term. If you would be willing to donate any spare lego, please could you bring it in to the main office.
Visit from the NSPCC
Last week the NSPCC came in to talk to children about speaking out against abuse and how to contact ChildLine if they are feeling worried or need advice. Their website www.nspcc.org.uk has a large number of resources and advice available if you would like more information about how to keep your children safe. We will keep you informed of how much the school has managed to raise for this fantastic charity and many thanks for your support with sponsorship.
Please be reminded that all children must enter the building at the beginning of the day by 9.00am through the classroom doors. Any child who comes in to school through the main entrance area, will be recorded as late. Being on time to school makes a huge difference to children’s learning.
Infection Prevention & Control
At this time of year there are always many viruses going round. In order to help prevent illness we have posters up in school reminding children and staff to…
CATCH IT: Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and use a tissue.
BIN IT: Dispose of dirty tissues and bin them immediately.
KILL IT: Maintain good basic hygiene e.g. wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
Please remind your children about following these simple guidelines to help minimise illness.
Design and Technology
Following the huge success of the workshops which took place last term for Years 5 and 6, the children in Year 3 and 4 will be learning how to make carriages and houses on stilts. These will take place on Monday 29th January and Tuesday 30th January.
Please be reminded that double yellow lines must not be parked on. It has also been reported to me that cars have been damaging grass verges with tyre marks due to careless driving. Most importantly we must work together to ensure that the children at the Nevill Road schools are kept safe, so once again we ask drivers to please park carefully.
Year 6 Parents Evenings
Due to many Year 6 parents asking about how they can support their children at home in the run up to SATS, we have decided to bring the second parents evening for Year 6 forward to the end of January instead of later in the year. The parent meetings will take place on Monday 29th January and Wednesday 31st January and will allow the teachers to discuss the children’s progress and the targets that they need to work on. Please return your letters to school as soon as possible to ensure you are given the time slots you would prefer.
Hideout Kids Author Visit – Years 3 and 4
We have exciting news! On January 31st, the Hideout Kids are coming to Nevill Road Junior School. Mike Gleason, and his illustrator, Victoria Taylor, will be making a visit to the school. Hideout Kids books tell stories of ten-year old Sheriff Tuff Brunson and his best friend ten-year old Deputy Sadie Marcus. These are wonderful books, beautifully illustrated, which I’m sure the children will enjoy reading. Mike and Victoria will share some of their secrets behind the creation of the books and keep the children laughing and engaged with a discussion of “behind the scenes” action.
Author visits are always enhanced if the children have read a series book or two beforehand. They’ll know the characters and can suggest new stories to tell. Here is a link to Mike’s Author Page on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B0773TKPQ7. There are four books available now. Mike will also have a few books with him to sell for £5 each. All books will be signed. If you’d like your child to buy a book, please send them with the money on the day.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Judi Cliff, Headteacher, Nevill Road Junior School
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