Dates for the diary

09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

Restart a Heart - Year 6

Pupils Our school has been successful in its application to take part in the “Restart a Heart” campaign and on Tuesday 10 October 2017 our Year 6 pupils will receive instruction from the Fire Service on how to perform CPR using practical instructions on manikins.  Please ensure that Year 6 pupils have their PE kits in school to wear for the training.  The training will take place in the morning and will last for up to one hour.  If you have any queries about the training or the campaign please contact Louise Birch – or visit the school office between Tuesday and Thursday.

The old £1 coin

On the 15 October all the old £1 coins are being withdrawn.  Please be aware that we will not be able to accept any old £1 coins after this date.

Pupil Voice

Pupils in La Classe Marron (Class 7) are learning about El Salvador in Central America.  Mrs Cox shared some traditional foods with the class and this is what they thought…

Ella said ‘I really enjoyed tasting all the food.  I liked all of it.  We tried most of the El Salvador food like tortilla, it had potatoes and onions in it.  We also tried banana fried with salt, it was salty and crispy, it came out of a packet, we didn’t make it.  We tried coffee from El Salvador, I liked the coffee, it wasn’t too strong.  We tried coconut which was really, really hard but once it was in your mouth it went mushy straight away.  I really enjoyed that lesson.

Nirubiga said ‘I really enjoyed it, I liked working with the whole class rather than independently.  I liked trying the different foods, most of it was spicy but I’m used to eating spicy food. I thought that the rice was really moist because as soon as you put it into your mouth it really sank in.  I don’t really like potato based foods, so I didn’t like the tortilla.’

David said ‘I really enjoyed the lesson.  I made a tortilla with my Grandad for the class to try.  My Grandad’s family are from Columbia and we are studying El Salvador and in Columbia one of the foods that they eat is tortilla (they also eat it in El Salvador).  I really enjoyed tasting different foods, I think everyone enjoyed the lesson.’

Pupils in La Classe Marron would like to thank David and his Grandad for making an authentic tortilla for them all to try!

Celebration Assembly

Isabelle for her enthusiasm and participation in Mathematics.  Well done for always seeking to challenge yourself.

Layla for thinking so carefully about your sentences when writing your story this week.  Your story is exciting, detailed and well-punctuated.

Jessica for excellent reflection and creative thinking when writing headlines and captions in English.

Lacey for participating resiliently in our Mathematics this week and using resources to help learning.

Maizie for excellent participation in Mathematics – you are really showing your understanding.

Freya for perseverance in Mathematics this week and being keen to complete tasks.

Charlie for persevering to improve your presentation and use of number lines.  Well done!

Craig for being resourceful in Mathematics and using numicon to help your learning.

Alexander for making connections and using lots of our language at home.  Well done!

Zachary for his super ‘can-do’ attitude to all of his learning.  Well done!

Maizie for your caring attitude and coaching skills at gym club this week.

Timeo for participating in group discussion and taking others into consideration.

Taylor for reflecting on how a group task went and suggesting a different method that would help his group to move forward with their plan.

After school sports clubs

After school clubs are running.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office.  

Monday - Multi-Sports for Years 1 - 6

Tuesday - Take Action for Years 2 - 6

Wednesday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6  

All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult.

Attendance

The whole-school target for our attendance is 96%, which would mean that your child would be away for only 7 days in an academic year.  Every day at school matters.

1st place - Blanc - 100%

2nd place - Violet - 98.2%

3rd place - Rouge - 96.7%

4th place - Vert - 96.4%

5th place - Marron - 96.1%

6th Place - Jaune - 95.1%

7th Place - Noir - 93.1%

Whole-school attendance - 96.6%

Information

School Angel fund raising http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html  

Home Start

We have a mother and baby/toddler group which runs every Wednesday here at school from 09.00 - 11.15am.  All welcome.

Free School Meals

If you have access to the internet and would like to apply online for Free School Meals, please use the following website: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals.

PE Kits

Could parents please make sure that all pupils have their PE kits ready and in school.  Each pupil has their own locker where their PE kits can be kept during the school term.

Late arrival at school

When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher's instructions, their morning task and possibly the introduction to the mathematics lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late. School begins at 09.00am.  Please help your child to be punctual.

School Lunch Payments

If you pay for your child's school dinner online you can use the link below and follow the link for Kent Schools Pay Online. www.principals-catering.com  

School opening hours 08.50am - 3.15pm

School Office opening hours  08.30-12.30 13.00-15.30