Newsletter week beginning 27/04/15

Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 5 Bikeability – (Wednesday, 29th April to Friday, 1st May)
Your child received a letter on 21st April advising on which two days they are taking the Bikeability Course. If you have not received a letter please contact the Office. Could you please ensure that your child comes into school on these days appropriately dressed and with a suitable bicycle and helmet. Please refer to your Parent Information Booklet.

Parentmail
Details of how to sign up to this will be sent out soon. Our long term aim is to send all letters and forms in this manner, although if you do not wish to sign up to it then you will still receive hard copies.

Dates
April: Tuesday 28th – Class photographs
Wednesday 29th – Year 5 Bikeability starts and continue until Friday 1st May
May: Monday 4th – May Day Bank Holiday – school closed
Thursday 7th – Inset day – school used as a Polling Station
Friday 8th – Year 4 Bikeability
Monday 11th – Year 6 SATs tests start
Thursday 14th – Year 6 SATs test end
Friday 22nd – close for half term at 3:20pm

Attendance
Please remember that school starts at 8:50am with registers closing at 9am. Any child who arrives after 9am will have that session marked as an “unauthorised absence” and this WILL impact on their overall attendance figure for the term. The office staff work from 8:30am until 4pm (3:30pm on a Friday) and there is an answerphone at all other times so that you can leave a message regarding any absences.

Certificates and assemblies
Achievement certificates will be presented on Wednesday this week as we have an anti-bullying assembly today. This is based on the character “Pod” who has been created by Lucia Davies.
“Pod” is a self-illustrative book which allows children to interpret the story in their own unique way, by drawing the scenarios and opening doors for discussion about Consequence for Action and Forgiveness and Remorse. The book is designed to be a tool for parents and teaching professionals to use at home and in the classroom to communicate the underlying message of Anti-bullying.
Children will be bringing home an envelope tonight with details of how to purchase a copy of the book should you wish to. They will also be doing some follow up activities after the assembly and throughout the next few weeks as we continue to focus on our Code of Conduct.

Junior Bake Off
Does your child love baking? Can they make the most mouth-watering shortbread; are they potty about pies or simply bonkers about bread?
If so CBBC is looking for junior bakers aged between 9 and 12 across the country to take part in the brand new Junior Bake off. Application forms are available at http://thegreatbritishbakeoff.co.uk/applications/ and enquiries can be made via email to juniorbakeoff@loveproductions.co.uk or by calling 0207 067 4858.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison
Headteacher

 

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