Newsletter: 10 October 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

As soon as leaving September, the nights are closing in and the weather is becoming more autumnal.  Please make sure your child’s clothes are labelled so if they misplace or lose an item it can be returned to them as quickly as possible.

Achievements

Well done to Tienna Mehmet, Lily Moore (Miss Kent’s Class), Harry Harmer (Mrs Watson’s Class), Kai Gibbs, Kallum Etienne, Olivia Smith (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Leo Strange (Miss Biggs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.

Attendance

Well done to Mrs Kaleel’s Class who had the best attendance last week with 98.8%.

Distractions

A number of teachers have spoken to me regarding parents who look through the windows at the start and at the end of the day.  Although I am sure these parents have best intentions, it does cause distraction to learning, not only for your child but other children in the class.

Parking

I have been contacted by a concerned neighbour regarding parking around the school.  Please make sure you park considerately, obeying the parking restrictions in force.  It is all our responsibility to ensure that pavements are clear so that it is safe for all the children to walk to school.

Breakfast Club

This is a reminder that Breakfast Club does not start until 8.10am.  No children should be on site before this time.

Harvest Festival (21 October 2pm)

Year 4 has been busy working on their Harvest Festival Assembly to showcase the work we have been doing on our current topic ‘Harvest’.  Family and Friends are invited to watch the assembly at 2pm. We have, in the past, collected food items for a local charity and we would like to continue this tradition, as we have been talking about sharing produce and helping others. If you would like to contribute gifts of tinned food or packets of non-perishable goods, these would be welcome from any child in the school from Monday, 13 October. Thank you

 

Talk Homework

There are footprints in the snow’

Who do they belong to?

How did they get there?

What do they look like?

Where are they going?

 

Relief Catering Assistant

Our school kitchen is looking for relief catering assistants, who will be called on as and when required.  You will need to be fit and hard-working!  Please contact the school office and ask for Mrs Miller, our School Cook.

Feedback from Governors

An inspector, an HMI, spent a day in school recently, following up on the points made as a result of the Ofsted inspection. He commended the headteacher, the Senior and Middle Managers’ teams, all the staff and the members of the Governing Body on all the work they have already done to implement improvements.  His report is on the school’s website.  I know that you will all be pleased to congratulate and thank the staff and governors for their work.

Miggie Hillson

Chair of Governors

Maths Challenge

Tricky:

In a 6 x 4 milk crate arrange 18 bottles so that when added vertically or horizontally the number of bottles when added is always even.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trickier:

Place 8 Queens on a chessboard so that no Queen is in a position to take another.

 

 

Dates for your diary

Friday 17 October                   Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Monday 20 October                Mrs Dockar (SENCO)

Tuesday 21 October                Yr 4 Harvest Festival Assembly (2pm)

Friday 24 October                   PTA Halloween Disco

Friday 24 October                   Break for Half Term

Monday 3 November              Return to School

Friday 7 November                 PTA- Fireworks Display

Wednesday 19 November      Pupil Progress Meetings (3:15pm)

Thursday 20 November          Pupil Progress Meetings (5:30pm)

Friday 5 December                 PTA- Leverton’s Got Talent

Monday 15 December                        Christmas Carol Service (1:30pm)

Tuesday 16 December                        Christmas Dinner

Thursday 18 December           PTA Pantomime

Friday 19 December               PTA Christmas Market

Friday 19 December               Break up from school (3:15pm)

2015

Monday 5 January                  Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 12 February             PTA Valentines Disco

Thursday 12 February             Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 23 February              Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 13 March                     PTA- Mother Day Gifts

Friday 20 March                     PTA- Quiz Night

Friday 27 March                     Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                    Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 21 May                    Break up from school (3:15pm)