Dates for your diary
Monday 25 March – Thursday 28 March 2019 – Book fair in the school hall
Monday 01 April 2019 – Whole School Go-Kart Mechanical day
Wednesday 03 April 2019 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm Key Stage 1 Disco
                                                4.30pm – 5.30pm Key Stage 2 Disco
Thursday 04 April 2019 – School Easter egg Hunt
Friday 05 April 2019 – Last day of term
 
Celebration Assembly
Alexander for asking fantastic questions when exploring statistics in mathematics. Well done.
Maizie for participating in all areas of the curriculum and having a positive learning attitude. Well done.
Isaac for working with purpose when composing a poem.
Aliesha for great participation when sharing ideas for writing our poems.
Ryan for working independently in Mathematics lessons and for always being resilient when working with new concepts.
Scarlett for working hard to improve the accuracy of her written work when editing. Well done for being resourceful.
Riley for being a reflective learner and finding ways to improve his work.
Ella for persevering resiliently when working with ratio this week and thinking mathematically to reason and problem solve.
Vanesa for working and writing with impressive purpose and focus to produce an informative leaflet about Afghanistan.
Dominic for working with impressive vigour and determination to catch up with learning after time off.
Naomi for persevering diligently and demonstrating exemplary artistic skills when producing a leaflet to advertise our fairground rides.
Riley for demonstrating amazing perseverance during the Golden Mile to beat his personal best.
 
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.
 
Pupil Voice
This week Notre Dame had a very exciting visit from Zoo Lab.  The pupils were asked if they had enjoyed the visit, what their favourite animal was and what they had learnt from it.  This is what they said…….
 
Mia said, “My favourite animal was the tarantula and the frog and the snake.  I liked these because they had nice patterns all over.  I enjoyed the visit and the lady was really friendly.”
 
Sydney said, “I really liked the guinea pigs because they were really soft but I also liked the snake and frog because they had different patterns on them.  I really enjoyed seeing the different creatures.”
 
Leylian said, “I really liked all the animals, I liked the frog, the snake, the tarantula and the hissing cockroach.  The lady told us all about the different animals as they grow from a baby into an adult.”
 
Louie-Jay said, “I really like the snake, the guinea pigs, the hissing cockroach and the tarantula.  I really liked the yellow and orange stripes on the tarantula and I liked the feel of the hissing cockroach, it felt like wood.  We learnt that snakes aren’t like humans because they lay eggs.”
 
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. 
 
After school sports clubs
After school clubs will be running from Monday 25 February 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 2 - 6  
All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult.
All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult. 
 
Information
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