June 2008 Newsletter


 ANY GREEN FINGERS OUT THERE?

 

I must say a huge, huge thank you to our hard working group of dedicated gardeners. They have worked so hard throughout the year, in all weathers, to make our grounds and gardens around school look so lovely. We are always interested in recruiting new gardeners to join the green fingered gang. So if you could spare a few hours on a Monday morning and fancy popping on your wellies please let us know, we would be most grateful.


HISTORY WEEK

 

Next week we are having a week dedicated to history, where all the children will be doing lots of exciting and interesting activities linked to different times through history. Each class will be visiting the middle school for a history lesson there too! On Wednesday 11th we are going to have a historical fancy dress parade, where we would like all children to come dressed up as a character from history or as a famous event in history or as an era e.g.: Florence Nightingale, first man on the moon, Victorian, prehistoric, 1960’s, 1990’s etc. There will be a small prize given to each class for the most impressive costume!

Also attached to this newsletter is an historical questionnaire that we would love you to share and complete with your child, as they will be using it during the week.

If any of you have anything of interest from your childhood or any other historical items that you would be willing to lend us for the week, we would be most grateful and we promise to take great care with them.


FOREST SCHOOL – DAMAGE

 

It has come to our attention that more and more children, usually the younger ones, are entering our lovely forest school area both before and after school.

We have two concerns regarding this issue: the first being that it has potential dangers to young children when unsupervised, e.g. stinging nettles, large sticks and logs; the other concern is that damage is being caused when the children are entering the area, as equipment, objects and children’s work are being moved and broken. So, please for the safety of your children and for the preservation of all the wonderful work, please KEEP OUT!

We are currently in the process of making mini fences with KEEP OUT signs. We hope that this will act as a reminder and also as a deterrent!



BIG BAGS

 

We have recently had a number of children bringing large bags to school and we would like to remind you that school policy is currently not to allow these large bags (apart from children who come on the school bus). There is not enough space on the pegs and we find that coats end up being knocked onto the floor. However there will be a parents’ questionnaire coming out soon and if you do feel strongly about this please let us know in the questionnaire- we do listen to and value your opinions.



BIKES AND SCOOTERS ON THE PLAYGROUND

 

It is great to see more and more children coming to school by foot, bike or scooter rather than in a car. However please do ensure that your child dismounts at the gate and walks to the playground. It is just not safe for bikes or scooters of any size to be used within the school grounds.



BOOK STAMPS

 

Once again I would like to thank Clare Brant for the great job that she has been doing of selling book stamps. We have decided only to sell them on a Tuesday morning as Thursday mornings have been very quiet. She has a few regular customers, who are bringing in their spare pennies and have saved several pounds already; it’s amazing just how quickly it all adds up! It’s never too late to start saving, just pop into school on a Tuesday morning and you will find Claire sat outside the staff room.



DATES FOR THE DIARIES

 

Back to school MONDAY 2nd JUNE 2008

 

Monday 9th June………………………….Mr Johnson in school all day – History week starts

Wednesday 11th June…………………Historical Fancy Dress Parade

Friday 13th June …………………………Non Uniform Day – Bring a bottle

Friday 20th June………………………….Non Uniform Day – Bring a cake

Friday 20th June………………………….Summer Fair 6-8pm

Friday 27th June ………………………...Reports out!

Saturday 28th June………………………Bell Boating Regatta 10-3pm

Monday 7th July…………………………….Children meet their new teacher

Wednesday 9th July…………………….Key stage two afternoon performance of Wizard of Oz

Thursday 10th July……………………...Key stage two evening performance of Wizard of Oz

Friday 11th July……………………………..Welcome assembly @ 9am

Tuesday 15th July………………………...Sports Day

Wednesday 16th July…………………….Reserve Sports Day

Friday 18th July ……………………………. Year 4 Leavers Assembly @ 9am – Bring your tissues!

Friday 18th July …………………………..Break up for Summer

 

Return back to school Wednesday 3rd September 2008