Dates for the diary
Monday 25/09/2017 - Thursday 28/09/2017 - Structured Conversations (Appointment Only)
Monday 09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday 11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm
Friday 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.
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.
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On the 15 October all the old £1 coins are being withdrawn.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.
This week we asked the children what they thought about their swimming lessons this term, this is what they said…
Taylor – My favourite part was when we swam up and down the pool and when I swam the whole way.
Layla – They were really good, my favourite thing was the dolphin kick.
Luke – Catching the fish in the water was my favourite thing, I did front crawl and we went on the floats.
Chloe – I like the front stroke and the back stroke. I like it when the teacher throws the fish and we have to go and get it.
Liam – I learnt how to swim yesterday. Front crawl was my favourite thing, we put our arms out and kicked out legs.
Layla – They were fun because I actually learnt how to swim, I used to be scared of water. My favourite thing was going underwater and catching the fish. I like it when we do the Spiderman thing when we hold on to the poles. I just like going underwater but I only like doing it with goggles.
Finley – My favourite thing is the breast stroke underwater, I need to improve on my backstroke. I need to start listening more.
Skye – I like it when she throws the rings in the water and you have to get them. I want to improve on trying to swim without a float and I need to hold my breath a bit longer so I can stay underwater longer. I think I’m good at doing the backstroke, it is hard to get back up though.
Luke for excellent use of resources to support his learning in maths and superb participation in all our learning this week.
Harry for showing resilience in his learning and persevering to answer challenge questions in maths independently.
Chloe for excellent use of information in the text to support your answers.
Riley-Jack for persevering to create a fantastic story map which you then shared with the class. Well done!
Isaac for remaining resilient when exploring maths symbols and giving yourself a challenge. Well done!
Aidan for showing confidence when participating in whole class learning.
Alivia-May for being an enthusiastic learner and participating well in whole class learning.
Alexander for being a super learner and challenging himself in independent activities. Well done!
Naomi for exploring our theme and science topics further at home.
Liam for being resourceful when writing your report about China. You used the models and learning walls really well.
Thalia for exploring our theme and science topics further at home.
Rebecca for exploring our theme and science topics further at home.
Ruby-Rose for demonstrating a great attitude to learning and participating in all challenges!
Oscar for settling well into La CLasse Marron.
Isabelle for settling so well into Class 6, Year 5. You participate really well already and I am glad that you have already made so many new friends.
Marcel for answeing text detective questions impressively and using the text to help him clarify the meaning of a word.
Taylor for persevering when he was solving some very tricky mathematical problems.
Dennis for reflecting on his plan and incorporating his ideas into his adventure story.
Special Offer for Term 1
After school sports clubs
After school clubs are running. 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 are still places available in the improving strokes group (swimming after school club) on both Wednesday and Thursday.
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 - Violet and Marron - 100%
2nd place - Rouge - 98.6%
3rd place - Noir - 98.5%
4th place - Jaune - 95.0%
5th place - Vert - 94.7%
6th Place - Blanc - 94.1%
Whole-school attendance - 97.6%
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!
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.
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.
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