I can’t believe we are only a week from the end of the term; time just seems to have flown past since January. Next week is an extremely busy one with something happening every day. Please make sure you are aware of what is happening so your child is fully prepared to participate in each of the activities and so the week can run smoothly as possible.
Well done to Lexie Sharman (Miss Kent’s Class) and Rhea George (Mrs Kaleel’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.
Well done to Mrs Sach’s Class who had the best attendance this week with 98.2%.
Last Day of Term (19 December 2014 at 3:15pm)
This is a reminder that the last day of term is next Friday (19 December).
Dinner Menu Changes (15 December – 19 December)
There are the following changes to the dinner menu next week
|Packed Lunch||Christmas Lunch||Fish Fingers and Chips
Vegetable Sausage in a roll
|Creamy chicken and sweet corn with rice
Vegetarian Lasagne with garlic bread
|Pizza selection with a chunky jacket wedge
Vegetable curry with rice
Alongside this newsletter you will receive the termly booklet informing you what your child will be learning next term and key dates. There are also suggestions how to support your child with their learning.
Hands on Maths
Your challenge is to find different ways that you use maths outside of school. Bring in a photo of this activity and the most interesting way will win a prize at Christmas!
You could be:
Adding up prices in the supermarket
Working out the perimeter of the living room while vacuuming
Cooking and weighing out ingredients
Can you find other ways you use MATHS outside of a MATHS LESSON?
School Performance Tables
The School Performance Tables were published yesterday. I would like to point out three positives:
- The percentage of children making 2 levels progress in reading, writing and maths are now close to or in line with national average.
- The percentage of children achieving a level 4B (secondary ready) in reading, writing and maths increased in 2014
- Attainment for those children in receipt of the Pupil Premium increased last year and the gap in attainment between those children in receipt of the Pupil Premium and those who are not has reduced.
This is great news in our journey to securing good at the next OFSTED judgement. Well done to all the children, teachers and parents who have helped secure this improvement in school improvement.
To see the full School Performance Tables, please follow the link at the bottom of the homepage of the school website (http://www.thelevertonjuniorschool.co.uk). The data on the school website will be updated to reflect these in the new year.
Christmas Mini Reading Challenge
For the second year The Reading Agency (who develop the Summer Reading Challenge every year) are offering a Christmas Mini Challenge from Friday 12 December 2014 to Tuesday 6 January 2015. Children join by updating their profile page on the Summer Reading Challenge Website (http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/) or by visiting their local library and borrowing lots of books and downloading stickers from the website as they read them.
Leverton’s Got Talent
Well done to all the children who took part in Leverton’s Got Talent, what a talented bunch of children we have! Well done to Ryan Locke who came first, Alesha Wade who came second and Lennie and Jay Hyams, who came third.
This is a reminder that only children/adults purchasing items from the Breakfast Bar of a morning should be in school. Everyone else should not be on school premises until 8:35am.
Christmas Week (Mon 15 December- Fri 19 December)
Christmas Post Box
Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 8 December. Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes as below:
Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards. The rota will be as follows:
Mon 15 December Mrs Haslehurst’s Class
Tues 16 December Miss Gibbs/ Mrs Westney’s Class
Wed 17 December Mrs Kaleel’s Class
Thurs 18 December Mrs Watson
Fri 19 December Miss Kent’s Class
Christmas Carol Service- Monday 15 December 1:30pm to 2:30pm (approx)
All children will need to bring in a packed lunch. We will walk the children down to the Church. Parents and relatives are more than welcome to join us for the service starting at 1:30pm. All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.
Christmas Lunch Tuesday 16 December (12:00pm)
The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30. Please return the slip below as soon as possible if your child is having a Christmas lunch.
Christmas Parties Wednesday 17 December 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Christmas parties will be held in each class on Wednesday, 17 December. Children should wear full school uniform on Wednesday morning, but may bring party clothes to change into. So that we have a balanced selection of party food, it would help us if you could send in a contribution from the selection which your child’s class teacher has highlighted below.
Christmas Pantomime Thursday 18 December (1:30pm and 5:00pm)
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Captain Hook’s Revenge’. Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children. Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible. There will be two performances; the afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the evening at 5pm. Please book your tickets by Friday 12 December to guarantee a seat. Tickets will be issued week beginning 15 December.
Christmas Market- Friday 19 December (2:00pm)
During our ‘Christmas Week’ children will be making small gifts that they will be selling. The cost will be between 50p and £1.50 per item. Families can come and look at the items and purchase any from 2:00pm on Friday 19 December. The PTA will be on hand with refreshments.
Dates for your diary
Monday 15 December Christmas Carol Service (1.30pm)
Tuesday 16 December Christmas Dinner
Wednesday 17 December Christmas Parties (1:15-3:15pm)
Thursday 18 December PTA Pantomime (1:30pm and 5:00pm)
Friday 19 December PTA Christmas Market (2:00pm)
Friday 19 December Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 5 January Return to school (8:45am)
Thursday 15 January Governing Body Curriculum meeting (6:30pm)
Wednesday 21 January Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings
Thursday 12 February PTA Valentines Disco
Thursday 12 February Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 23 February Return to school (8:45am)
Wednesday 4 March Full Governing Body meeting (7:00pm)
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)
Wednesday 22 April Governing Body Curriculum (6:30pm) and Budget (7:30pm) meetings
Wednesday 29 April Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings
Monday 11 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Tuesday 12 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Wednesday 13 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Thursday 14 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Friday 15 May End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)
Thursday 21 May Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 1 June Return to school (8:45am)
Tuesday 23 June District Sports (Field Events)
Friday 26 June Transition Day
Tuesday 30 June District Sports (Track Events)
Wednesday 1 July Year 6 Residential
Thursday 2 July Year 6 Residential
Friday 3 July Year 6 Residential
Wednesday 15 July Full Governing Body Meeting
Friday 17 July Break up from school (3:15pm)
Christmas Party Food
Crisps (1 large family bag or 6 small bags)
Cakes (12 small cakes)
Savoury snacks (12 mini sausages, pretzels, twiglets etc)
Biscuits (1 packet)
Bottle of sugar-free squash
Fresh fruit (6 pieces)
I would like
to have Christmas Dinner. I enclose £2.30 per child.
I would like
0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs afternoon)
0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs afternoon)
0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs evening)
0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs evening)
Child’s Name ____________