Newsletter week beginning 17/03/14

Dear Parents/Carers,

The following children received certificates in assembly today:

Y6H – Esme for a fantastic scientist laboratory design in art.
Y6H – Holly for showing resilience in maths.
Y6R – Sophie for writing a fantastic news report including all the appropriate features.
Y6R – Reece for his improvement with behaviour and attitude in school and for setting a great example.
Y5C – Nia Moi for always trying her best in all her work and being a good role model.
Y5C – Hannah for beautiful presentation and neat handwriting as well as always trying her best in all her work.
Y5K – Connor for making a very positive contribution to every element of his learning.
Y5K – Callum for consistently trying to improve his writing.
Y5W – Adele for always being ready to start her learning, being focussed and concentrating on how she can improve her work.
Y5W – Shana for showing great concentration in maths, contributing fully to discussion and following the method given.
Y4J – Amy M for showing fantastic skills during PE lessons with the sports coach.
Y4J – James for excellent application in all tasks given throughout the week.
Y4N – Abaigeal for always being ready to start her learning.
Y4N – Erin for great team leadership in dance.
Y4W – Sinem for lovely presentation in all her work.
Y4W – Ben for a great piece of writing when describing his alien.
Y3LW – Harvey for his excellent attitude to learning and a very impressive week.
Y3LW – Michael for his fantastic story writing.
Y3M – Adam for excellent responses to characters in adventure stories.
Y3M – Jake R-C for being enthusiastic about his learning and taking it beyond the classroom.
Y3P – Abigail for working hard to improve the quality of her writing.
Y3P – Olivia G for always being prompt and ready to start her learning.

Well done to class Y5W who had 100% attendance last week.
If your child is not in school for any reason, please phone the school office to let us know. The answer machine is on from 4:00pm until 8:30am so it is always possible to leave a message.

Congratulations to the following children who have received House Point certificates:
Y3M: Isabelle D, Connor B, Izzy C, Isabella R and Ryan (200 each)
Y4W: AJ, Ella and Lucy (100 each)

Both the A and B teams played at Moorfield last Thursday, with both teams earning a draw.
There are 3 remaining fixtures for the football teams this year. These are as follows:
• Thursday 27th March v Norbury Hall (away) – both A and B teams.
• Tuesday 1st April v Pownall Green (home) – both A and B teams.
• Vernon Primary, away, is still to be confirmed.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the teams this year.

Rights and Responsibilities
While your children are in school we do everything we possibly can to keep them safe and to teach them about respect and the importance of following rules. On our school Code of Conduct we highlight that for every right there is a responsibility that they need to adhere to.
With this in mind we would ask that you model this in your approach to parking sensibly and safely around school, following the rules of the Highway Code and showing respect for other people and their rights.

Unfortunately there are still a number of parents who are continuing to park unsafely and without thought to residents. The safety of all children needs to be paramount and to ensure that this happens, we continue to monitor the situation and have asked for help from the police and traffic wardens.

Travel Plan survey
Many thanks to those who completed the survey for the school travel plan. The answers from the questionnaires will be collated by the Local Authority to help determine the needs of the school.

Parental Engagement Activities
This term the year groups/classes would like to invite you to the following activities/events:

Year 6 – year group assembly by both classes on Thursday 3rd April 9-9:30am in the school hall.
Year 5 – performances of The Peace Child on Thursday 3rd April at 2:30pm and 7pm (exact times to be confirmed following rehearsals).
Year 4 – all 3 classes will be making Roman armour in their classrooms on Friday 28th March from 1:30pm.
Y3M – class assembly in the classroom on Friday 4th April 9-9:20am.
Y3P – activities in the classroom linked to “The Stone Age” on Thursday 27th March from 2:30pm.
Y3LW –share children’s “Lonely Jaguar” books & other stories in the classroom, Thursday 27th March 3pm.

Sport Relief day
On Friday 21st March we have asked children to come to school in sports kit and we will be running or walking a sponsored mile in the afternoon. All money raised will go to the Comic Relief/Sports Relief charity.

NUT day of strike action
You may have seen in the news that the NUT is planning a day of strike action on Wednesday 26th March.
I am pleased to let you know that both the Infant and Junior Schools will be fully open on that day.

Friends’ of Nevill Road
There is a meeting of the Friends in the Infant school hall on Wednesday 26th March at 9am.
Everyone is very welcome to attend.

Thought of the Week
I can always try my best and help others.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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