Charlie Elphicke MP Christmas Card Competition

Well done to Nirubiga for getting the runner up certificate for her Christmas card design.

Charlie Elphicke was astounded by the incredibly high standard of designs that were entered.

Well done to everyone that took part.

Dates for your diary

Monday 04 December 2017 until Thursday 07 December 2017 – Book Fair 08.30am - 9am (Monday 04 December, the book fair will be open for an extra 20 minutes to allow parents to make a purchase without children being present) 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 in La Classe Marron visited the Dover Museum in the week and here are their thoughts on the trip……

Ronnie said ‘It was good, my favourite bit was making the Viking clay heads.  I learnt that the Vikings invaded Canterbury and they bribed the people with money.  They travelled through Dover to get to Canterbury on horses.’

Izzy said ‘It was good fun, my favourite part was making the clay head and exploring the artefacts because Ronnie and Macey had to put on chainmail and a helmet.  I learnt that Vikings used horses and elephants as modes of transport.  Every century the ground gets higher so if you dig down you go back in time.

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

Sydney for excellent participation in PE this week.

Maizie for persevering with learning 3D shape names.

Kai for being resilient when faced with a challenge.

Richard for participating in group discussion and a group experiment. Isabelle persevering when writing a play script this week.  You found it tricky to start with but you got there with help.  Well done for working so hard on it.

Aaric for participation during Mathematics lessons this week.  Your contributions have been very valuable. 

Emily for being resourceful in Mathematics this week and showing some impressive reasoning in Mathematics.

Simona for being resourceful during our writing this week and doing extra learning to master her times table.

Kai for his fantastic participation in all of his learning.

Julia for showing excellent participation when exploring measurement in mathematics.  Well done!

George for persevering when exploring our WW11 dictionary.  Well done!

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 - Marron - 97.7%

2nd place - Rouge - 97.5%

3rd place - Jaune - 93.6%

4th place - Violet - 93.5%

5th place - Vert - 92.3%

6th Place - Blanc - 92.2%

7th Place - Noir - 90.5%

Whole-school attendance - 94.2%

Information

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.

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