Dates for your diary
Thursday 08 November - Mont Blanc trip to Dover Museum
Monday 12 November - 2 minutes silence 11am
Wednesday 28 November - Affinity Water Workshop KS2
Monday 3 December - Beauty and the Beast Pantomime
Monday 10 December - Thursday 13 December Structured Conversations
Tuesday 11 December - Nativity Dress Rehearsal
Wednesday 12 December - Nativity Performance 2pm-3pm  6pm-7pm
Monday 17 December - Carol Service 6pm-7pm
Tuesday 18 December - Class Christmas Parties
Tuesday 18 December - Disco KS1 3.15-4.15 KS2 4.30-5.30
Wednesday 19 December - Last Day
 
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.
 
We are looking for a Parent Governor.  If anyone is interested and would like to find out more please contact the school office.
 
Celebration Assembly
Masie for persevering in our Mathematics this week and being very resourceful.
Layton for making connections in order to apply his SPAG skills in other areas of the curriculum.
Poppy for always being ready to participate in our learning.
Amelia for persevering with blending words and reflecting on her learning.
Scarlett for always engaging and participating in all aspects of learning. Also for working hard to improve her presentation.
Richard for persevering in his Mathematics learning and working really well independently or collaborating.
Layla for persevering and reflecting creatively to produce a flair-filled diary entry.
Ruby for excellent collaborative learning and endeavouring to be an effective learning partner.
Dominic for resiliently and consistently persevering at the Mathematics tuition group.
Liam for resiliently and consistently persevering at the Mathematics tuition group.
Naomi for impressive perseverance when applying different strategies to compare fractions in Mathematics.
Adam for using descriptive language with purpose to write a seasonal poem. Well done.
Luke for using descriptive language with purpose to write a seasonal poem. Well done. 
Anna-Maria for fantastic attendance and for persevering in all areas of the curriculum.
Lillie for working with brilliant purpose when exploring the Jolly Postman.
  
Pupil voice
This week the children have been working on their campaign posters to improve attendance.
Liam said “if you have been in school a whole term you will get a certificate and a badge”
Nirubiga said “we have been making posters to put around the school, in our village shop and in the church hall. We have been drawing little pictures with quotes and slogans to encourage children to come into school and not to stay off school for little reasons like a little cold but if you are really sick that’s different”
Ella said “we have a tree that will go into the school hall and each pupil panel child has made a rosette so when they have 100% we can hang it on the tree”.
  
After school sports clubs
After school clubs will be running from Monday 29 October 2018.  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 2 - 6
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
Book Swap
We have a 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.
 
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