Thank you to all the parents who met with their child’s teacher this week. I hope you found the conversations constructive and they made you aware of your child’s current level and how to support your child with their learning at home.
Well done Leah Hunn (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Kimberley Murray, Mai-Lei Chan, Rhys Dolan, Freya Brooks, Eren Tyler, Brendan Crosbie, Aiden Mead (Miss Biggs’s Class), Kacey Ashley, Alisa Cakirgoz, Zeeshan Hussain, Archie Peck, Jay Stevens (Miss Gibbs’s) Jessica Smith (Miss Wood’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.
Well done to Miss Kent’s class who had the best attendance this week with 96.1%.
Late Gate/Truancy Sweep
The Education Welfare Officer will be at the front entrance over the next few weeks checking on the children who are late. Lateness unsettles your child and disturbs their learning. If you child misses 5 minutes each day, they miss 25 minutes of learning each week. That is over 3 hours of learning (or 3 literacy or 3 maths lessons) this half term. Also on these days, if your child is absent and you haven’t informed the school, then the Education Welfare Officer may visit these homes.
St Clare Hospice
This week I received a letter from St Clare Hospice thanking everyone who donated to their charity by buying a sunflower badge. Well done to everyone who contributed. The certificate can be found in the entrance hall.
BBC Children in Need
We also received a thank you letter and certificate from BBC Children in Need thanking us for the £206 we raised last year. Thank you to everyone who took part and donated. The certificate can be found in the entrance hall.
We are always looking for parents or grandparents who can come into school and listen to children read. We can work around your times.
Well done to our football team who won 3-1 against St John Fisher yesterday.
After School Club- 3:15- 6pm
The After School Club continues to run every night after school. Each session costs £8 and includes a snack. Payment will need to be made in advance. Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.
The new maths challenge will run until Easter and has an egg theme. The tasks are staged, and you don’t need to complete all three parts to submit an entry. There are solutions for all three tasks.
Tricky: There are three baskets, a brown one, a red one and a pink one, holding a total of ten eggs. The Brown basket has one more egg in it than the Red basket. The Red basket has three eggs less than the Pink basket. How many eggs are in each basket?
Trickier: Peter, Melanie, Amil and Jack received a total of 38 chocolate eggs. Jack had one less than Peter. Peter had 5 less than Melanie. Amil had half as many as Melanie. Peter had 2 more than Amil. How many eggs did each person have?
Trickiest: Toby accidentally knocked over Pamela’s basket of eggs. Wishing to make amends he offers to pay as they are all broken. Pamela, a mathematician, recognising a fellow mathematician’s embarrassment, replies: “I put the eggs into the basket in groups of 7 and noticed that I could easily have divided them into piles of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and always have one left over.” How many eggs did she have in the basket? What should Toby offer to pay? (Eggs currently cost 95p a dozen)
Dates for your diary
Fri 4 April Break up from school (3:15pm)
Tues 22April Return to school (8:45am)
Mon 5 May May Bank Holiday
Mon 12 May Year 6 Key Stage Tests
Tues 13 May Year 6 Key Stage Tests
Wed 14 May Year 6 Key Stage Tests
Thurs 15 May Year 6 Key Stage Tests
Fri 16 May Year 6 Key Stage Tests
Tues 20 May Whole School Trip (8:15am)
Thurs 22 May Break up from school (3:15pm)
Mon 2 June Return to school (8:45am)
Fri 27 June Transition Day (All Years)
Mon- July- Wed 9 July Year 6 Residential
Wed 9 July District Sports (Track Events)
Tues 22 July Break up from school (3:15pm)
Wednesday 3 September Return to school (8:45am)
Friday 24 October Break up from school (3:15pm)
Monday 3 November Return to school (8:45am)
Friday 19 December Break up from school (3:15pm)