Dates for your diary
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
 
Free School Meal applications
The Department for Education has recently issued guidance to schools saying that as a result of changes to the benefits system, more pupils can now apply for a free school meal.  If you think that your child may be entitled to a free school dinner, could you please complete a free school meals application form https://www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals or visit the School Office for a hard copy.  Even if your child is currently in classes reception to class 2 and recieve's a free infant school dinner (this is different to income based free school meals), or your child does not want a school dinner, because they are entitled to the meal this will mean more money for our school to spend on our pupils. Whether or not your child wants a school dinner, please apply anyway so that we recieve extra income to spend on our pupils.  All of our pupils who are entitled to a free school meal will have the opportunity to attend breakfast club, free of charge and also free school milk each morning.  These are just two of the services on offer as result of the additional money the school gets from the Government from your child being entitled to free school meals.  If you need assistance completing the application form or further information, please contact Louise Birch, our Business Manager on
 
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.
 
Parent Governor
We are looking for a Parent Governor.  If anyone is interested and would like to find out more please contact the school office.Mrs Cox is happy to talk to you about this position.
 
Celebration Assembly
Poppy for showing a fantastic attitude towards your learning and participating brilliantly. Well Done.
Aidan for thinking deeply when exploring World War 2 and sharing your knowledge. Well Done.
Archie for connecting his learning in choosing time, enabling him to write a sentence.
Poppy for connecting her learning in choosing time, enabling her to write a sentence independently.
Rebecca for persevering to edit and publish an impressive diary entry.
Poppy for persevering in English and creating a lovely piece of writing.
Charlie for being resourceful to support her learning in Mathematics.
Jessica for making amazing connections in her reading to our learning on word classes.
Ella for producing an assured and confident public speaking performance in front of our Chair of Governors.
Anthony for persevering to edit and publish an impressive diary entry.
Simona for making connections in her Mathematics learning. You are progressing really well in Mathematics.
Ryan for persevering with his writing this term. You have really improved the pace of your work. Keep it up.
Anna Maria for fantastic attendance and for preserving in all areas of the curriculum.
 
Pupil voice
This week Mont Blanc class went to visit Dover Museum.
Aidan said “I liked exploring the Bronze Age things and seeing the big boat, I also liked seeing lots of the old bones.”
Poppy said “I liked seeing the polar bear and pushing the big button to see what objects came out.”
Emelia said “My favourite thing was all the games from the past, seeing the polar bear at the top of the stairs. I got a feather pen from the shop.”
Alexander said “We made some clay poppies to remember the soldiers that died in the war. I saw a man with an axe sleeping on the floor next to the Bronze Age boat, I bought a rubber egg from the shop, I enjoyed playing with the marbles.”  
 
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. 
 
Uniform
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. 
 
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