We hope you have a fabulous Christmas and a wonderful New Year from all the staff at Aycliffe Community Primary School.  See you back on Tuesday 03 January 2017.

Christmas Raffle

1st Prize - Beautiful Hamper - Vinnie

2nd Prize - £50 Voucher for Hythe Bay - Hayden 

3rd Prize - Cricket Tickets and Chocolates - Taylor

4th Prize - Ski Lessons and Chocolates - Luke

5th Prize - Family Swim and Puzzle - Blaise

6th Prize - Tin of Shortbread - Nirubiga

7th Prize - Bag of goodies - Dennis

8th Prize - Chocolates and Candles – Dennis

 

Children in Need

We have raised a brilliant £342.95 in total for Children in Need.

Celebration Assembly for Friday 16 December

Lily for showing the courage to 'step into' a main role at such a short notice during our Carol Service performance.  You were resilient and this enabled you to develop your acting skills in the moment.

Lily for a fantastic newspaper report about Sutton Hoo.  You made lots of connections between your English and History learning.

Logan for a fantastic newspaper report about Sutton Hoo.  You made lots of connections between your English and History learning.

Olly for working with great purpose when exploring multiplication.  Well done!

Billy for working with great purpose when exploring multiplication.  Well done!

Dennis for persevering in English to make excellent progress with your handwriting.  Well done!

Layla for her lovely attitude towards her learning.  You participated beautifully in our nativity.

Charlie for persevering with her lines and cues in the school Nativity!  Charlie had a big talking part and put on a super performance!  Well done!

Kaylin for displaying resilience when practising a big speaking role in the Nativity.  Kaylin was poorly and still learnt her lines and put on a super performance.

Calleb for being so kind, caring and thoughtful when tiding the classroom.  Calleb tidies up after everybody - not just himself, to make everyone’s classroom a nice place to learn!

Layla for using fantastic descriptive language to set the scene in her Dragon Slayer story.

Excellent participation awarded to Lauren for completing 10 miles of The Golden Mile.  Well done!

Primary Admissions 2017

The application process opened on Monday 07 November 2016.  To apply for a Primary School place for children starting school in September 2017, click on the following link www.kent.gov.uk/ola. For more information please visit the following website www.kent.gov.uk/schooladmissions.

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.

1st place - Le Ski de Descente - 96.8%

2nd place - Le Volleyball - 95.8%

3rd place - La Plongee - 95.6%

4th place - Le Tennis - 95.1%

5th place - La Danse - 94.8%

6th Place - Le Rugby - 92.8%

7th Place - Le Hockey - 92.3%

Whole-school attendance - 94.8%

A Reminder!

Now that the weather has changed please make sure that all pupils have suitable warm clothing with them i.e. Coat/jacket, scarf, hat, gloves etc.

Home Start

We have a mother and baby/toddler group which runs every Wednesday here at school from 09.00 - 11.15am.  All welcome. The last group to be held before the Christmas break is on Wednesday 14 December and will return on Wednesday 04 January 2017.

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.

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 services over the internet. As a quick reminder, buying goods and services from well-known brand names through the link will not cost you any more money! So far the school has raised £179 through our School Angel charity web page.  I am hoping to raise a lot more through this source over the lead up to Christmas as there are so many popular suppliers who are offering to give up some of their profits to us, for example, Amazon, Marks and Spencer’s, Argos and a number of popular holiday companies.  Perhaps you could go and have a look at the list of suppliers… you may be surprised! It has taken us 18 months to raise £179 as a school and so I don’t think that many people have been using the School Angel.  If the school doesn’t use the School Angel newsletter it will be removed from the School Angel website. I really hope that we won’t be one of those schools as this is a really easy way to earn extra cash for the school.  If you think you can help with this fund raising opportunity and are unsure what to do please email and Louise Birch will let you have some more information. Thank you for your continued support.

After school sports clubs

After school sports clubs are running and there are still spaces available.

Monday - To be confirmed for Years 1 - 6

Tuesday - Take Action for Years 2 - 6

Wednesday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

All clubs cost £1 per club per pupil.  All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult. 

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 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