Jul
8
to Jul 24

Move Up, Stay Up

Move Up, Stay Up (MUSU) is an incentive to support transition between each year group and to reduce any anxiety from stakeholders.  Teachers and school staff will get to meet their class and have the classrooms/areas set up in readiness for MUSU.  Pupils will know where their classroom is and which staff will be working with them.  Parents will have the opportunity for Meet the Teacher meetings in July and share any concerns before the holidays.

During MUSU teachers will teach morning lessons as normal and set out clear expectations for behaviour, routines, handwriting and presentation.  The afternoon sessions will be opportunities for all to take part in activities to build strong relationships.  

Pre-school and nursery pupils will have opportunities for stay and play in Reception whilst staff also undertake home visits.  

Reception pupils will spend a mix of their time in both the EYFS and Year 1 environment for a balanced transition.

Year 1-5 will move up to their new classrooms. 

Year 6 will have a transition package in readiness for secondary school, including timetable reading, Year 7 transition units and a legacy project. 

Classes will remain as they are mostly with some movement of pupils who staff feel would be better suited to another cohort group or teacher - this will be a discussion with the class teacher, year leader and SLT.  This will be shared before MUSU with parents with clear reasoning explained. 

This is currently the residential week for Year 4 so we will discuss the best staffing nearer the time. Pupils on this day will enter the school as normal to their current class room and teacher and then will be directed to their new classroom/teacher.  From Tuesday 9th they will be expected to go to their new classroom on arrival.  Vulnerable pupils may need a longer transition and this will be arranged by the class teacher and Mr Taylor.

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Jun
6
2:45 PM14:45

Come and Read

Parents of EYFS and KS1 children can come in at 2.45pm and KS2 parents can come in at 3pm, to ensure you have adequate time with your child.

You will need to come in via the main office and then you can walk to classrooms to sit and read a book with your child. You will then leave with your child at the end of the day through the classroom doors.

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May
3
2:45 PM14:45

Come and Read

Dear Parents,

Thank you to those of you who attended our ‘Come and Read’ session on the 8th of March. It proved to be a very successful and enjoyable event!

With this in mind, we have decided to do one per half term.  These will be on Friday 3rd May and Thursday 6th June. Parents of EYFS and KS1 children can come in at 2.45 and KS2 parents can come in at 3pm, to ensure you have adequate time with your child.

You will need to come in via the main office and then you can walk to classrooms to sit and read a book with your child. You will then leave with your child at the end of the day through the classroom doors.

We will send you reminders of these events nearer the time.

Unfortunately, Blenheim class will be attending their swimming lessons so will not be in school that afternoon.

Kind regards,

The English Team

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Mar
29
2:45 PM14:45

Mother's Day Event

Dear families,

I am delighted to invite you to our Mother’s Day event on Friday 29th of March.

On this day, any female relative, one per child, is invited into school to complete an art/craft activity with your child. This will start at 2.45pm for EYFS and KS1 and 3pm for KS2. Unfortunately Ascott class will be attending their swimming lessons so will not be in school that afternoon.

You will need to come in via the main office and then you can walk to classrooms. You will then leave with your child at the end of the day through the classroom doors.

We will be running a Father’s Day event for male relatives on Friday 14th of June but will remind you of this nearer the time.

Kind regards,

Miss Brydon

Acting Deputy Headteacher (Reception, Year 1 and 2)

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Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

YR2 'Gems' Party

The children in Year 2 have been working extremely hard since the beginning of the year to earn ‘gems’ for the Year 2 pot. To earn a gem, children could demonstrate using our school values during the day, produce some outstanding work and generally be a good role model.

We are thrilled to let you know that Year 2 have filled their pot to the brim and have earned themselves a reward afternoon. The Year 2 staff would like to throw a small party for the children on Thursday 4th April after lunch in the school hall from 1.30 to 3.00pm. This will include party games and a disco.

The children will be allowed to bring in party clothes to change into (in a named bag please) and are welcome to bring in a party snacks for themselves, due to allergies we ask children to not share. These may include crisps, biscuits and sweets. Please be mindful that we will not be able to use anything with nuts in.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy Easter break and look forward to seeing you all upon our return on the 24th April.

Yours sincerely

 Mrs Cookson, Mr Fuller, Ms Martin, Mr McMahon and Mrs Wood

Class teachers  

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Mar
7
8:50 AM08:50

World Book Day

As part of our drive to maintain, promote and engage pupil interest in reading, our school will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, 2019.

 

On this special day, we would like to invite your child to come to school dressed in their pajamas, onesie and/or dressing gown and slippers (outdoor shoes will be needed for break times etc.), and can bring a cuddly toy and their favourite story.    The children will be participating in lots of exciting activities and we would like them to have to opportunity to snuggle up with a book and a hot chocolate.  We ask for a suggested donation of £1 to make this possible.

 

Please be aware that the hot chocolate will be made with water but the chocolate powder we will be using may contain milk or soya. If your child has an allergy advise your child’s class teacher in writing.  You may wish your child to opt out or provide a suitable alternative.

 

Please note: Any children who do not wish to participate in the ‘dress up’ will be expected to wear full school uniform

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Mar
5
8:50 AM08:50

YR3 Portals to the Past - Greek Workshop

Letter sent out on 26.02.19.

In order for the workshop to take place a voluntary contribution of £5.00 from each child is required. No child will be excluded from the activity because of non-payment, however should we not receive sufficient voluntary contributions then the workshop will not be able to take place.

Please pay via the school Gateway  www.schoolgateway.com by FRIDAY 1st March 2019 where you will also be able to give consent, if you have any problems paying through the Gateway please advise the school office where paper copies are available.

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