Newsletter week beginning 02/03/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

Y3 residential trip
There will be a meeting at 6pm on Wednesday 4th March for parents of children in Year 3.
This year we have decided to introduce a one night residential for the children and on this occasion it will be linked to their current topic on “The Stone Age to The Iron Age”. The children will be visiting Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre, just north of Wolverhampton, and following the “Twilight Experience”.
Half the year group will depart on Monday 20th April and return on Tuesday 21st; while the other half will depart on Tuesday 21st and return on Wednesday 22nd. We will split each of the classes in half as this will give the children a further opportunity to mix with peers in their year group prior to us setting up the new classes for Year 4.
If you are unable to attend the meeting we will send the relevant information and paperwork home to you.

Healthy Eating and Birthday treats
As you are aware we are currently trying to develop a healthier attitude towards food and exercise.
The results from the survey that we sent out still need to be finalised so that we can develop an action plan to move forward but there have been some excellent suggestions that we are starting to implement.
If there are any other parents who would like to be involved in a small working party then please contact the school office with your details.

In line with this healthier approach, and as stated in the school prospectus, we do not allow sweets in school. There have been a couple of instances recently of children bringing in sweets on their birthday to hand out to the other children in their class. Please do not send in any sweets in future.
There may be children with allergies or whose parents do not wish their child to be eating these sweets and we do try to respect the wishes of all. Thank you.

Year 6 Residential
As a reminder, final payment for Glaramara is due on Friday, 22nd May 2015.

Tuesday 3rd – School football team v Pownall Green (Away) after school
Wednesday 4th – 6pm meeting for Year 3 parents re residential trip
Friday 6th – dressing up for World Book Day – further details to follow
– Friends’ Mothers’ day craft session at the Infant School
Wednesday 11th – Friends’ meeting at the Jolly Sailor, Davenport starting at 8pm
Friday 13th – dress in red for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day
– proceeds from this will be split between Comic Relief and the
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
– Friends of Nevill Road coffee morning at the Infant School
Tuesday 31st – parents’ evening 4-6pm

Wednesday 1st – parents’ evening 4-7pm
Thursday 2nd – close for Easter at 3:20pm

The following children were awarded certificates in assembly today:

Y6R – James G for progressing in Maths, always working hard and being up for the challenges he is given.
Y6R – Becca for concentrating and staying focussed in lessons.
Y6S – Charlie for enjoying challenging himself in Maths and working hard to solve problems.
Y6S – Daniel McC for focussing more in English and trying hard to use varied vocabulary.
Y6W – Grace for her hard work and determination in English, always being on task, willing to contribute and giving fantastic answers.
Y6W – Kian for always accepting the challenges given to him and for working hard to solve problems.
Y5C – Jake S for working hard to improve his spellings.
Y5C – Jack L for being such a great role model in rugby.
Y5L – Ella H for fantastic maths work, showing a great understanding of measures.
Y5L – Tom for brilliant writing of a character description, using language to create an atmosphere.
Y5P – Amy B for working extremely hard during the half-term break to produce some excellent homework for English.
Y5P – Hannah J for working very hard with her writing and always trying to improve and learn something new.
Y4H – Thomas B for excellent explanation of condensation in science.
Y4H – Phoebe for having a positive, “can do” attitude towards her learning in maths.
Y4K – Luke H for consistent hard work and conscientious attitude in maths.
Y4K – Jack for trying his best in all subjects last week.
Y4S – Reece for writing brilliant sentences about Julius Caesar.
Y4S – Will for being a superstar in maths and multiplying decimal numbers by 10.
Y3L – Grace for her passion and enthusiasm towards writing; it is clear she always tries her very best.
Y3L – Josh G for producing an excellent “information wanted” poster.
Y3LW – Mod for his super newspaper report informing us about an animal on the loose.
Y3LW – Aaliyah for her excellent attitude towards learning and for getting an excellent mark in her Big Maths Beat That.
Y3M – Louie for being very enthusiastic about our science topic on rocks and taking his learning further.
Y3M – Paige for her cave art, using conté crayons, inspired by our topic work.

House Point certificates
This year we will be awarding certificates every time a child receives 100 house points.
This week the following children have received certificates:
Y4H: Keanna, Harry, Thomas B and Phoebe
Y4K: Adam P, Sienna H-B, Saba, Beth, Izzy C, Lewis, Harry W and Louis B
Y5P: Will and Matthew

Class attendance
Well done to Miss Smith’s’ class, Y4S, for having the best attendance last week with 98.9%.
Attendance seems to be down at present, largely due to the number of bugs going around. Please remember to contact the school office if your child will not be in school. Staff work there from 8:30am until 4pm (Monday-Thursday) or 3:30pm (Friday). There is an answerphone for when the staff are not there and if you leave a message we will get back to you.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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