Dates for your diary
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 and 6pm-7pm
Monday 17 December - Carol Service 6pm-7pm
Tuesday 18 December - Class Christmas Parties
Tuesday 18 December - Disco KS1 at 3.15 - 4.15 and KS2 at 4.30 - 5.30
Wednesday 19 December - Last Day
It is that time of year again, when we are collecting prizes for our Christmas Raffle. If you have any gifts that you would like to donate, we would gratefully receive them. Thank you for your continued support.
The pupils have voted for this year’s School Ambassadors. The pupils with the most votes who have now become School Ambassadors are:
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.
Layla for sharing your ideas in class this week and for working hard to improve the quality and presentation of your work.
Kai for your enthusiasm and participation in theme lessons. You always ask great questions and produced some lovely homework this week.
Alejandro for thinking creatively and making connections to solve and decipher mathematical problems.
Ruby for maintaining exemplary standards in your learning.
Nirubiga for persevering and working collaboratively to work at an improved pace.
Thalia for resiliently persevering in all learning to produce learning of impressive quality and quantity.
Scarlett for persevering in all areas of the curriculum and creating a fantastic story. Well done.
Samanta for participating fantastically in all areas of the curriculum. Well done.
Jessica for being a brilliant learning partner across all curriculum areas.
Curtis for good independent learning when completing time activities in Mathematics.
Zachary for great perseverance when learning to tell the time.
William for an accurate and imaginative piece of writing based on a story.
Preston for always participating in our learning and listening carefully.
Gavin for showing great enthusiasm when participating in our singing.
Isaac for working with purpose in all our learning this week.
Codie for persevering in Mathematics when learning a new strategy to solve addition problems.
Affinity Water Day
Pupils in Key Stage 2 took part in a special ‘Affinity Water Day’ workshop on Wednesday 28 November 2018. This is what the children thought about the day…..
Macey said, “We learnt all about how to save water. We got to play lots of giant games and we were split into groups of 3. It was really fun. We took part in water experiments which I found very interesting. The lady was kind and funny.”
Hayden said, “I really enjoyed it. I liked playing games and taking part in the experiments. My favourite game was twister. I learnt all about GAC – granulated atomic carbon. This is made of tiny bits of broken up coconut shell; it is used for getting dirty chemicals out of water.”
Joshua said, “I really enjoyed the day. We got to play games, my favourite game was twister. We learnt that a power shower gets rid of 104 litres of water every 8 minutes where as a normal shower only gets rid of 80 litres of water.”
Timeo said, “I learnt that for water to get filtered there is a rock, sand and GAC, once you add certain chemical it makes the water safe to drink. I enjoyed learning about water and had fun playing the games.”
After school sports clubs
After school clubs will be running from Monday 10 September 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.
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.
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.
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.
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