Week Beginning 8th September 2014
Coming up next week…
We are delighted to welcome everybody back to school after the summer break and are pleased to report that the children have settled into their new classes and year groups really well. We especially welcome all of our new starters. They are all looking very smart in their full school uniforms too! Thank you Mums and Dads! You could also help us by ensuring that all items of uniform including PE kits have your child’s name and class on them, to assist us in returning lost items.
Hopefully you were able to attend the departmental meetings last night to find out more about what to expect during the next year for your children. If you were unable to attend, you will be able to locate all important information on Fronter, including current topic webs and homework activities. As Miss Schoeffer mentioned in the Key Stage 1 meeting last night, you may find the website ‘Oxford Owl’ a useful, free resource to help support you in assisting your child with reading and Mathematics at home. If you create your own login, your child will have access to 250 e-books they may wish to read. Also if you want to find out more about how we teach Mathematics in school to support your child with their homework, if you select ‘expert help’, ‘jargon buster’, ‘maths in school’ you will locate a wealth of booklets that explain how we teach concepts and terminology progressively, e.g. bridging through ten.
Coming up next week….
On Monday we look forward to welcoming a string quartet performance during our whole school assembly.
Reception visits continue at the start of next week for our new starters. Parents of children in Reception are also invited to an additional meeting called ‘How we learn in Reception’ which shall take place at 6.30 on Monday 6th October. On this date you will also be able to visit your children’s classroom.
To give you advanced notice, parent evenings are scheduled to take place from 3:30-5:00 on Tuesday 18th November and from 3:30- 8:00 on Thursday 20th November. There will also be a chance to look at your children’s work at Open Afternoon on Friday 5th December 2-3pm. There will also be an INSET day on Friday 10th October.
Please help us by ensuring your children have the necessary equipment in school for PE and Swimming. Just a reminder of the revised swimming times for this year…
Reception will swim on a Thursday morning
Yr 1 swim on Wednesday morning
Yr 2 swim on a Wednesday afternoon
Yr 3 swim on a Tuesday afternoon
Yr 4 swim on a Monday morning
Yr 5 swim on Tuesday morning
Yr 6 swim on a Monday afternoon
There is still availability for pre-school (age2.5- 4 year olds) on Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. If you have any younger children that would be interested in these classes please leave your phone number at the school office for Mrs Einecker to contact you to discuss.
Class Assemblies for autumn term:
3rd October Class 12 Mr Raffield
17th October Class 5 Mrs Taylor
14th November Class 3 Miss Smallwood
28th November Class 11 Miss Cumming
May we remind you that we are always here to discuss any concerns or worries you may have. Please do catch your child’s class teacher at the end of the day or phone the school office to make an appointment. We hope you have a lovely weekend.