Newsletter week beginning 23/02/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back after what I hope was an enjoyable and restful half term.
This half term always seems to be packed with events, including World Book Day and Red Nose Day. Further details about both events will follow shortly.

Mrs Watts
I am delighted to be able to inform you that Mrs Watts is expecting her second child. She will be starting a year’s maternity leave in early July. As Mrs Jordan is returning from maternity leave at the start of April, she will cover the last few weeks of the summer term for Mrs Watts.
I am sure you will join with me in passing on congratulations and best wishes to Mrs Watts.

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.

Match Attax Cards
Unfortunately before half term we had some instances of Match Attax cards going missing, so we are going to make some changes to the rules for having these cards in school. We do not want to ban the cards, as for the majority of the time the children get a lot of enjoyment from them. Instead children will now be asked to bring their cards into school in either a clearly named folder or bag / box. This folder / bag / box will then be kept in a tray within their classroom. They can then take their cards from this tray at the start of playtime and lunchtime and return them to the tray at the end of the break. They can also use them during wet play and golden time. The class teacher will be able to oversee the children that are getting cards from the tray. Please emphasise to your children that if they have any particularly special cards that they do not wish to swap or lose, they must not bring these into school.

Wednesday 25th – Friends of Nevill Road will be running a session after school to make
presents for Mothers’ Day – more details to follow

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 – Lewis for working hard to improve his writing last half term.
Y6R – Summer for working hard to make her moving toy during DT lessons. She showed resilience throughout and helped other children when she had finished.
Y6S – Nia Moi for working hard in maths to make progress.
Y6S – Anezka for designing and making an excellent moving toy in Design Technology.
Y6W – Ben H for his constant hard work and determined attitude towards his learning.
Y6W – Ben G for his focus and hard work in order to improve his writing.
Y5C – Adam for making some excellent contributions during guided reading.
Y5C – Jasmine B for trying hard in recent Maths lessons.
Y5L – Olivia B always trying her best in everything she does and setting a great example to others.
Y5L – Joe R for great progress in Maths and English.
Y5P – Freya for working hard during Mr Cardwell’s recent Maths topic on fractions.
Y5P – Louie S for always wanting to help others and being eager and ready to learn.
Y4H – Olivia G for a lovely sense poem with well-chosen adjectives.
Y4H – Cece for always being kind and helpful and a loyal friend.
Y4K – Natalie for having such a positive attitude towards her learning and always trying her best.
Y4K – Isaac for trying so hard to complete his work and having a positive attitude towards his learning.
Y4S – Alissa for self-improvement through listening to advice and watching others during gymnastics.
Y4S – Amelia for an outstanding free verse poem about a natural disaster.
Y3L – Flynn for his positive attitude towards learning and always being ready for a challenge.
Y3L – Matthew for improving his handwriting and taking more pride in his work.
Y3LW – Madison for her progress in Maths through hard work and solving challenging calculations and problems.
Y3LW – Kamryn for all the excellent work she has produced during the Stone Age to Iron Age topic.
Y3M – Eleanor for trying hard to improve the quality of her writing and her presentation.
Y3M – Lena for listening and making careful observations during Science experiments.

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:
Y4S: Elle, Isobel W, Adam, Eddie, Patrick and Isabelle D
Y4H: Olivia G, Jessica, Tilly and Olivia W
Y6S: Hallie

Class attendance
Well done to Mr Elias’ class, Y5P, for having the best attendance in the week before half term with 99.6%.
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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