Dates for your diary
Monday 14/10/2019 – Friday 18/10/2019 – Teacher Development Days (School is closed to pupils)
Monday 21/10/2019 – Sunday 27/10/2019 – October Half Term
Monday 28/10/2019 – First Day of Term 2
 
Pupil Voice
Cote d A’zur performed their class assembly yesterday celebrating their learning this term.  They were asked if they enjoyed it and this is what they said….
Poppy said, “Me and Jessica read out loud to all the parents.  I had lots of fun reading to the parents and I liked my mum and dad seeing me.  My mum and dad looked at all my work.  My favourite subject is Maths.”
Zachary said, “I really enjoyed performing my class assembly.  We danced to the adults and I think it might go on the website for my mum and dad to see.  When I said my speech, I was a little bit scared but I really enjoyed it.  I didn’t even need my script I had learnt it off by heart.”
 
Celebration Assembly
Craig for having a positive attitude towards your maths lessons.
Layton for excellent learning behaviour and producing an outstanding description of his giant.
Alexander for being resourceful during our maths this week.  He used the working wall, the success criteria and the model.
Leylian for persevering when writing our diary entry.
Taylor for working collaboratively and with purpose to produce a fantastic den in the forest school this week.
Ryan for working collaboratively and with purpose to produce a fantastic den in the forest school this week.
Billy for working collaboratively and with purpose to produce a fantastic den in the forest school this week.
Vinnie for working collaboratively and with purpose to produce a fantastic den in the forest school this week.
 
Secondary Transfer 2020
Pupils in Year 6 will be coming home with a Secondary Transfer 2020 leaflet today.
Parents need to make their secondary school application either online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola or by paper SCAF which can be downloaded.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 31 October 2019.
 
Wellington Boots
Please can you ensure that all children have a pair of wellington boots in school with them.  This year every class will attend the Woodland Area for a weekly planned lesson and it can be muddy depending on the weather.
 
‘I am valued’
As a result of Pupil Panels ideas, this year we will be awarding one child from each class an ‘I am valued’ trophy to place on their desk for one week.  Other members of the class are asked to write something positive about the child selected.  Over the course of the year every child will receive the trophy.
Children receiving the trophy this week are:
Vinnie
Luca
Cayla
William
 
Information
 
Now the weather is turning cold, please make sure that all children come to school with a warm coat and if necessary hat and gloves. 
 
Arts and Crafts
Miss Sedgwick runs an Art and Crafts club that children can attend every Friday during Golden Time.  In order to make the club a great success Miss Sedgwick needs a constant supply of craft items such as:
Beads
Buttons
Paper plates
Lace
Lace trimmings
Artificial flowers
Jewels/sequins
Stickers
Fabric
Ribbons
Donations of the above would be appreciated.
 
Play and Stay
Mrs Manton will be running a play and stay group every Wednesday morning from 9am until 10.30am.  Refreshments will be sold for a small contribution. 
 
School Lockers
Due to limited space in the children’s lockers, we would like to encourage your child, should they wish to use a back pack, to bring in a small pack so that they fit more easily into the lockers and doors can be closed properly.  Ideally children just need a small P.E bag and their book bag in school.
 
School Uniform
Please ensure that you label your child’s full uniform, including PE and swimming kits.
 
Just a polite reminder: please do not leave litter on the school premises.
 
 
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