Newsletter Friday 22 September 2017

Information

We have had a case of head lice, please be vigilant when checking your child’s hair. 

Dates for the diary

Monday 25/09/2017 - Thursday 28/09/2017 - Structured Conversations (Appointment Only)

09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

 

Pupil Panel

We are pleased to announce that the children have chosen the charities that they would like to contribute towards at the end of each term.

Term 1 - UNICEF

Term 2 - Children with Cancer UK

Term 3 - Children in Need

Term 4 - Whizz Kidz

Term 5 - Great Ormond Street Hospital

Term 6 - Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

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On the 15 October all the old £1 coins are being withdrawn.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.

Pupil Voice

This year there is a big focus is on pupils reading progress. We have asked some of the pupils what book they are reading, if they are enjoying it and why. This is what they said...

Hayden - I'm reading 'Measle and the Mallockee’, I am enjoying it. When Dennis had it was the only book I really wanted. It's because it is about wizards and warlocks and I'm really into that and in the Mallockee there is a baby but she has crazy powers.

Jemima - I'm reading 'A Picnic in the Hut by the Beach', I'm not really enjoying it because they always have a picnic inside. The part I don’t like is where the grandma gives them unhealthy foods.

Codie - I'm reading 'Rotten Apples', I am enjoying Rotten Apples because it’s how they do what they do with the apples it’s a really good book. It gives me things so I know how apples go when you don’t eat them, it gives me ideas so if we were writing about apples I would already know how they go.

Marcel - I'm reading 'Star Wars', yes its fine its ok. It’s just information about this person called Kenobi. 

Finley - I'm reading 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo, I am enjoying it so far. This kid called Big Joe sings the song called oranges and lemons and I like how much action it has in it.

Kirsty - I'm reading a book about sharks, I am enjoying it. I’m enjoying that I get to learn about how different types of sharks and seeing what they look like and what they eat.   

Zachary - The Super Worm, he has to get something for the lizard.

Johan - The Room on the Broom, first at the start it’s windy. They fall and they are trapped, the dragon comes along and tries to eat them the animals rescue the witch they are covered in mud.

Celebration Assembly

Anthony for always taking great care and pride in his work. He always thinks very carefully about the quality of his work.

Alexis for working with purpose this week. She is really committed to improving her work.

Aliesha for excellent participation during our class storytelling. I can really see the difference in your writing. Well done!

Luca for working with purpose and persevering to edit and improve your writing. Well done!

Emily for persevering in her learning this week especially when editing her traditional tale.

Jessica for demonstrating resourcefulness and perseverance when being challenged in Maths.

Macey for improving your contributions to the learning environment and consequently gaining a learning point.

Finley for a great start to the year as a learner in year 6.

Riley for your eagerness to explore the science table.

Skye for your eagerness to explore the learning environment.

Bethany for your eagerness to explore the learning environment.

Mia for improving your contributions to the learning environment and consequently gaining a learning point.

Maizie for engaging well without guided reading text in order to make deductions.

Layla for participating in group discussion about different climates around the world.

Ryan for persevering when solving tricky mathematical problems.

Jessica for being a kind friend to others and helping her friends when they have found things tricky.

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.

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 - Violet - 99.3%

2nd place - Marron - 98%

3rd place - Blanc - 97.4%

4th place - Noir & Rouge - 97.1%

5th place - Vert - 97%

6th Place - Jaune - 96.6%

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!  

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