To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Central Government has announced that the May Day Bank Holiday will move from Monday 4 May 2020 to Friday 8 May 2020, and KCC have updated their school term dates for 2019-20 to accommodate this change.

Sports Day

This week, Miss Gollop conducted pupil voice throughout the school.  The children unanimously voted for a split key stage sports day, the same as last year.  KS1 sports day will be in the morning and KS2 sports day will be in the afternoon.  There will of course be our shared lunchtime picnic on the field or for those of you who wish to get out of the sun, the school hall will be open for use.

The children also voted for which activities they wanted from a range identified in assembly. 

KS1 voted for: Penalty Shootout, Obstacle Course, Javelin and Hockey Dribble.

KS2 voted for: Penalty Shootout, Javelin, Obstacle Course and Sack Race.

Further information will be sent out in due course.

Dates for your diary

09/07/19 – Pupils transition morning to new classes ready for next year

12/07/19 – Sports Day

12/07/19 – School reports go home

18/07/19 – Chateau de Versailles – Perform their play

22/07/19 – Achievement Assembly

23/07/19 – Leavers Assembly

23/07/19 – Last day of term – Pupils may wear their own clothes to school

Celebration Assembly

Luke for working with purpose and determination and for his enthusiasm during music lessons.

Lewis for working with purpose and determination and for his enthusiasm during music lessons.

William for learning with purpose and reflectiveness to develop his knowledge in all his subjects.  Well done!

Junior for using powerful and descriptive language to describe a story setting.

Sophia for using her phonics learning accurately and creatively during a game of “I spy”.

Riley for confidently recognising the new phase 5 sounds he has learnt while reading books.

Poppy for showing fantastic participation and passion in all areas of the curriculum.  Well done!

Jemima for showing fantastic perseverance and confidence when practising the ocarina.  Well done!

Pupil Voice

Pupils in Chateau de Versailles got to spend the day at their new secondary schools yesterday and this is what they thought about their experience……

Vanesa said, “I had a great time, all the teachers and adults were really nice.  I had a lovely dinner.  We made a ‘Jelly Baby Bomb’ in science.  When we first went in a classroom we made a pizza.”

William said, “It was thumbs up!  It is a good school.  We did some P.E.”

Ruby-Rose said, “It was really good.  I made a couple of new friends.  We did science, English and design technology.”

Nirubiga said, “When we first went into school we met our form tutor and other girls.  We had a French lesson and a history lesson.  Spending the day at the Girls Grammar made me feel comfortable starting.”

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.

After school sports clubs

After school clubs will be running from Monday 03 June 2019.  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 -  Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Street Dance for Years 1 - 6 (This is now open to pupils in year 1)  

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

Information

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.

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

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