Winners of the Pudsey Bear competition.

Vert (Class 1) – Jessica

Rouge (Class 2) – Freya

Violet (Class 3) – Isaac

Blanc (Class 4) – Billy

Noir (Class 5) – Luke

Jaune (Class 6) – Alexis

Marron (Class 7) - Isabelle

 

Dates for your diary

Monday 04 December 2017 until Thursday 07 December 2017 – Book Fair

Tuesday 12 December 2017 – Nativity (Dress Rehearsal)

Wednesday 13 December 2017 – Nativity (Parents) 2pm – 3pm and 6pm - 7pm

Monday 18 December 2017 – Carol Service 6pm – 7pm

Tuesday 19 December 2017 – Class Christmas Parties

Tuesday 19 December 2017 – School Disco Key Stage 1 - 3.15pm – 4.15pm                                        

                                                                       Key Stage 2 – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 20 December 2017 – Last Day of Term – Day for Change (Non-school uniform)

Class Assemblies

Each class will perform an assembly to Parents. Please see the dates below for your child’s class.  They will all start at 2.50pm and will finish at 3.15pm.

Jaune (Class 6) – Thursday 01 February 2018

Rouge (Class 2) – Thursday 22 March 2018

Noir (Class 5) – Friday 23 March 2018

Blanc (Class 4) – Thursday 26 April 2018

Vert (Class 1) – Thursday 24 May 2018

Violet (Class 3) – Thursday 28 June 2018  

Pupil Voice

Pupils were asked ‘have you enjoyed coming in today in your own clothes? How did you prepare your outfits? Why did you come in your own clothes?’ this is what they said…

Ronnie - Yesterday I had to get a white plain t-shirt and stick pom poms on it. Today I got dressed, I went into school in my own clothes because of Children in Need. We are raising money for the children because of children with cancer and disabled children. I have enjoyed coming in in my own clothes.

Imogen - I liked it because it’s something different to do, me and my mum went to the shop to get it, we came back and thought of different ideas of how to do my t-shirt. We used sharpie pens and fabric pens. The reason is, we raise money for the children in need who haven’t got enough things and they haven’t got food or water.

Hayden - I have enjoyed coming in because I really like spotty day, yesterday when I was on Netflix and Shanice bought my shirt down and did the Pudsey picture, lots of spots and wrote 'Team Pudsey' and ‘Hayden’; She even coloured in the buttons. To raise money for Children in Need, people without homes and food, people without family and clean water.

Lunchtime Football Club

Lunchtime Football Club will now be held on a Wednesday lunchtime not a Monday lunchtime. If your child would like to take part in this club, please ensure that they have chin pads, appropriate clothing and foot wear.

Starting at Primary School

If you have a child born between 01 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, you need to apply now for their place at primary school.  You must submit one application per child, even if they already have a sibling at that school. Applying online is quick, simple and convenient.  Please apply before 15 January 2018.  The website is kent.gov.uk/primaryadmissions  or call 03000 412121.

Celebration Assembly

Layton for persevering when exploring measurements in maths.  Well done!

Kaylin for persevering when exploring measurements in maths.  Well done!

Masie for persevering when exploring measurements in maths.  Well done!

Craig for persevering when exploring measurements in maths.  Well done!

Leah for persevering and working collaboratively to answer challenges in Mathematics.

Mackenzie for persevering in English and using resources to help her identify and label the features of a report.

Thommy for making excellent connections in Mathematics and working collaboratively to answer challenge questions.

Joshua for persevering when faced with a challenge and encouraging others to do the same.

Betsy for participating in a group experiment, and reflecting on how the experiment went.

Vanessa for perseverance during Mathematics lessons this week.  You have progressed really well with square and prime Numbers.  Well done!

Dominic for always seeking to challenge himself and for sharing his ideas and learning with others.

David for working hard in guided reading to support your answers with evidence from the text.

Mia for excellent learning at home! Leon for demonstrating some very good skills and attitudes in PE.

Roman for participating well in PE.

Lukas for listening carefully during PE.

After school sports clubs

After school clubs are running.  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 - 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.

Attendance

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 - Rouge - 98.2%

2nd place - Jaune - 97.1%

3rd place - Violet - 94.9%

4th place - Marron - 94.0%

5th place - Noir - 93.2%

6th Place - Vert - 92.9%

7th Place - Blanc - 90.6%

Whole-school attendance - 94.7%

Information

Book Swap

We have a new book case in the school office which is for you to come and take a look, if you see a book you like you may take it and all we ask is that you replace it with a book of your own that you have already read for someone else to enjoy.

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.

School Angel fund raising

http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html  

Home Start

We have a parent 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.

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