Newsletter Friday 08 September 2017

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.

 

Swimming in school for pupils in Key Stage 2

Pupils in Years 3 and above will be swimming on either a Wednesday or a Thursday.  This is starting next week (Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 September).  The swimming groups will be decided on Wednesday so could all pupils please bring their swimming kits in to school on Wednesday.  If your child does not swim on Wednesday they will need their swimming kit in on Thursday.  Pupils will need swimming costumes (no bikinis), swimming trunks (no long swimming shorts) and a towel. Please make sure that everything is named and in a bag. 

Pupil Voice

We asked the Reception Class what their favourite part of their first week has been and this is what they said...

Jessica - My favourite part of my first week at school has been drawing.

Mari - My favourite part of my first week at school has been reading books.

Alex - My favourite part of my first week at school has been playing the bean game.

Kai - My favourite part of my first week at school has been making noises on the drum kit.

Zych - My favourite part of my first week at school has been playing with my friends.

Luke - My favourite part of my first week at school has been everything.

Riley - My favourite part of my first week at school has been when I play doctors.

Yohan - My favourite part of my first week at school has been drawing leaves for the door so everybody can see because our class is La Vert.

Zachary - My favourite part of my first week at school has been banging on the drums.

Harry - My favourite part of my first week at school has been the water table outside.

Curtis - My favourite part of my first week at school has been playing with the hospital.

Kristian - My favourite part of my first week at school has been playing.

Adam - My favourite part of my first week at school has been the computer.

Celebration Assembly

Maizie for asking some thoughtful questions during independent active reading.

Lotti for asking some thoughtful questions during independent active reading.

Riley for your mature and caring approach as 'assembly computer support monitor! It is greatly appreciated.

Ella for working hard to be a fantastic learning partner.

Dominic for his positive approach to learning and for sharing his ideas with his learning partner in maths this week.

Amy for always participating enthusiastically in her learning. She always works with purpose.

Taylar for sharing his mathematical knowledge with other children in his class when they were confused.

Hayden for thinking outside of the box in English this week. Hayden created a very original fact file. Well done Hayden.

Thommy for impressive reflectiveness when answering challenge questions in Maths.

Mackenzie for excellent participation in all our learning so far and working collaboratively with your learning partner.

Blaise for making excellent connections between learning areas and fully participating in our learning. 

Lille-Mae for showing great enthusiasm in English and sharing your ideas with the class. Well done!

Emily for persevering to understand and challenge yourself when partitioning numbers.

Special Offer for Term 1

After school sports clubs

After school clubs will start on Monday 11 September 2017.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office.  As a special offer these clubs will be free for a term on a first come first serve basis. 

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.

There will also be an after school swimming club starting on Wednesday 13 September and Thursday 14 September.  The 5 week course will be run by qualified swimming instructors.  The cost will be £10 for the 5 week course.  The £10 needs to be paid in full at the time of booking to secure your child's place. Both groups will have a beginners course and an improving stroke course.  There will be 10 places available for each group on both days.  Swimming clubs will start at 3.15pm and will finish at 4.15pm for everyone.  

School Angel fund raising

A big thank you if you have used the school's web page http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html To purchase goods and even summer holidays please use the link as it will not cost you any more money!  

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.

Image Consents

If we have not yet received your consent forms for Sharing Images of Children, could you please return them as soon as possible.  We would like to start sharing some of the pupil’s activities on FaceBook.

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