Dates for your diary
Monday 09/09/2019 – After School Clubs start
Wednesday 11/09/2019 – Swimming lessons start for Key Stage 2 (Miss Sandham, Mrs Kent and Mrs Coade’s classes)
Tuesday 17/09/2019 – Alsace (Reception Class) First Class Photo
Friday 20/09/2019 – Individual School Photos (Whole School)
Monday 23/09/2019 – Thursday 26/09/2019 – Structured Conversation
Monday 07/10/2019 – Parents Evening 3.30pm – 5pm
Wednesday 09/10/2019 – Parents Evening 5pm – 6.45pm
Thursday 10/10/2019 – Cote d’Azur (Mr Price’s Class) – Class Assembly 2.45pm – 3pm
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
 
‘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 say something positive about the child during the celebration assembly.  Over the course of the year every child will receive the trophy.
Children receiving the trophy this week are:
Lacey Maii
Layla
Layla
Jessica
 
Celebration Assembly
Giulia for always being an outstanding member of the class and helping her peers.
Riley-Jack for writing with purpose and producing an excellent non-chronological report on Brazil.
Lia for working with purpose when writing our non-chronological report and being very resourceful.
Maizie for being resilient when working on finding 10 and 100 more or less than a given number.
Chloe for working hard to improve the presentation of her work.  She has persevered with this and her hard work has paid off.
Ryan for working hard to improve his spelling and for working with more pace and purpose.
Leah for being resourceful when writing about the Amazon rainforest.  You used the environment and produced a very thorough piece of work.
Poppy for working with brilliant purpose, enthusiasm and perseverance when writing your postcard.  Well done!
William for brilliant participation and enthusiasm in all areas of the curriculum.  Well done!
 
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.  Every class will attend the Woodland Area during school and it can be muddy depending on the weather.
 
Information
Arts and Crafts
We have so far raised a staggering £175.95 for Arts and Crafts this term, thank you again to everyone who has bought an ice – lolly to help raise funds.
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