Non Uniform day on Thursday 22nd October
As a school, have been asked by some parents if we could do something for Halloween as the children won't be able to go trick or treating this year. As a Church of England school we do not celebrate Halloween as such, however, if children would like to come to school dressed up next Thursday (22/10/2020), we will have a fun afternoon as a reward for the children’s fantastic return to school. Any fancy dress is fine, especially super heroes, magical / mystical, enchanted forest etc. But if you are opting for Halloween outfit, please, we ask nothing too scary to upset our younger children.
Please do not feel you need to buy costumes especially, this is only if the children have items and wish to take part.
(Also, I am extremely disappointed I won't be in for this as I will be making phone calls to parents in place of parents' evening, but I am sure I will see some photos!)
Christmas Card Competition
As usual, we are holding our ‘Design a Christmas Card’ competition, except this year instead of us sending out the templates, the children will be making their cards in class. All designs will be completed in school by Friday 20th November. There will be one winner from each area - Foundation Stage (Reception & Nursery), Infants (Years 1 & 2), Lower Juniors (Years 3 & 4) and Upper Juniors (Years 5 & 6). These winning designs will be made into cards for our school to send out.
Drop off and pick up times as mentioned on the school announcement page
Can I please remind parents that if your child DOES NOT have any siblings in our school, their time to enter the school building is between 8.50 and 9.00. Their pick up time is 3.20 - 3.30.
If your child DOES have siblings in our school, then there slot to enter the school is between 8.40 and 8.50. Their pick up time is between 3.10 and 3.20.
This is to minimise not only the contact on the playground, but also in the class because as the children enter, they need to wash their hands; if there is too many children at once, it heightens the risk for everyone.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
Reminder for European Day of Languages
On Friday, we will be celebrating European Day of Languages and the country Year 5 will be studying will be Italy. The children can come dressed in the colours of the flag, wear a national costume or national football kit, if they have one.
We will also be tasting some Italian food (Parmiggiano, bruschetta, rosemary thins and balconni sweet dessert). If you would like your child not to take part in the tasting, please, let me know through email or through the child. Each child will have their own portion and it will be given to them by an adult wearing gloves - there is no need for cutting up as all the items I have purchased are bite-size portions already.
Thank you - I am looking forward to having a fabulous day with the children tomorrow!
Meet the teacher
Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our usual 'Meet the Teacher' meeting, where I would get a chance to talk to you, explain some of the expectation and describe the routines in Year 5.
Instead, here is a little video for you to 'meet me' (even though we know each other from Year 3 already!) and a booklet. Please take your time reading it, ideally with your child.
Meet the teacher video!
Because our school has now purchased the Premium version of Seesaw to allow wider range of tools for the children to support their learning, I had to create new profiles for the children as it is impossible to transfer the classes from Free to Premium version.
This means that the QR codes the children have been using since Monday 7th September will be invalid. I will be giving stickers with the new QR codes for the children tomorrow (11th September) and these will be stuck into their Reading Journals over the old QR code.
If you are struggling to get it working etc., let me know please. I will only put a quick Reading challenge onto the Seesaw as the homework this week to allow the children, you (and me) to get sorted and used to it!
Thank you for your understanding and support,