Letters

 
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

On Thursday, 22nd November 2018 the children in Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and Chateau de Versailles will spend the day at Dover Museum. 

You are welcome to join us for a 2 minute silence and then the laying of wreaths on Monday 12 November at 11am in the school hall.  If you would like to join us please ensure that you are here by 10.50am.  We will be joined by the Revd Sean Sheffield.

Pupil Panels have selected five charities that the school is supporting this year; one of those charities is Children in need. On Friday 16 November we would like everyone to wear their own clothes, but to add something yellow or spotty to it (i.e. some ears, socks, or a bandanna/hairband) in exchange for a £1 donation. Each class will place these coins on a Pudsey face; let's see if we can cover the face.

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely extended half-term. The class impressed me with their learning in Term One so hopefully this will continue for the rest of year. Below is a brief overview of our learning for Term 2. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Class 5 – Arc de Triomphe

English

In Class 5 we will be looking at story writing. We will start by looking at fantasy stories, including exploring The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We will also study at the story The Snow Dragon. We will then write our own fantasy stories. Later in the term, we will continue our theme of story writing but will study historical stories, including the book ‘War Game’ which is based around World War 1. Then we will compose our own historical stories. Alongside this, we will be improving our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives. During the term, we will focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation. We will also look at complex sentences and connectives. 

Class 4 – Notre Dame

Welcome back! I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday and are ready for the excitement of the new term! Below is an overview of our learning in Term 2. If there is anything you would like to discuss or any questions you have then please feel free to speak to me.

Welcome to term 2! Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term. If you have any questions or anything you wish to discuss throughout the term, then I will be available at the end of each day or alternatively you can book an appointment through the office. 

Welcome to Term 2!  Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term; I hope you find this useful.

Welcome to Term 2 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  Our theme this term is ‘Superheroes! Let’s celebrate!’ and all areas of learning will be closely linked to this theme.  We will be looking at superheroes, real-life superheroes and different celebrations.  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 2; we hope you find this useful. 

On Thursday, 8 November 2018 the children in Mont Blanc will spend the day at Dover Museum.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning in theme (WWII).  They will take part in a workshop and create a clay poppy, learn about toys through time and have a tour of the Bronze Age Boat Gallery.

The school trip will take place within the school hours. All children will require a packed lunch for this trip.  Please could you let the office know if you require the school to provide a packed lunch for the day.

Should you wish to send your child with spending money, no more than £3 may be brought and should be in a named envelope or purse/wallet.  The money will remain the responsibility of your child throughout the trip.

Children are to wear school uniform including school shoes or trainers and will need to bring a warm coat for the short trip there.

We recommend the children have a small backpack to carry their things in, leaving their hands free.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dates for your diary
Thursday 08 November - Mont Blanc trip to Dover Museum
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

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.

Dates for your diary

Monday 08 October 2018 – Parents Evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Parents Evening 5pm – 7pm

Friday 12 October 2018 – Last day of Term

For our Harvest Festival this year we would like to support the local food bank again.  On Monday 08 October a volunteer from the food bank will be coming into school during the assembly to talk to the children about the organisation.

Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 08 October 2018 from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 5:00pm-7:00pm.  We would like to see all parents to share your child’s achievements and targets, either at the meetings or for a Structured Conversation.

Dates for your diary

Monday 08 October 2018 – Parents Evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Parents Evening 5pm – 7pm

Friday 12 October 2018 – Last day of Term

The children have had a very busy week this week. On Wednesday, the Chairman of Kent County Council visited the school and thoroughly enjoyed meeting all the pupils and staff in their classrooms throughout the morning. On Thursday the local MP, Charlie Elphicke, visited the children after a request from our Pupil Panel members. The children prepared a number of questions for the MP to answer during an assembly. Children wanted to know more about the UN Convention and the Rights of the Child, as well as the 17 Global Goals. They also wanted to know what the government is doing about pollution, the environment and the plight of children who live in poor conditions and war zones. Mr Elphicke then looked around the school, led by some Pupil Panel children. Both visiting groups gave some extremely positive feedback which our pupils were delighted with. Well done everybody!

Dates for your diary

Friday 21 September 2018 – International Day of Peace

Monday 24 - Thursday 27 September 2018 – Structured Conversation

Thursday 27 September 2018 – Open Morning 9am – 9.30am

Monday 08 October 2018 – Parents Evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Parents Evening 5pm – 7pm

Friday 12 October 2018 – Last day of Term

Dates for your diary

Wednesday 19 September 2018 – School Poetry Workshops

Friday 21 September 2018 – International Day of Peace

Monday 24 - Thursday 27 September 2018 – Structured Conversation

Thursday 27 September 2018 – Open Morning 9am – 9.30am

Monday 08 October 2018 – Parents Evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm

Wednesday 10 October 2018 – Parents Evening 5pm – 7pm

Friday 12 October 2018 – Last day of Term

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely summer holiday.  I am looking forward to working with the class and having enjoyable and productive year with your children. Below is a brief overview of our learning for Term 1. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Class 5 – Arc de Triomphe
English
In Class 5 we will be looking at non- chronological report writing. We will be writing a report about France, which links in with our theme work for this term. We will explore subject- specific vocabulary as part of this topic and will focus especially on geographical terms.  

Class 4 – Notre Dame
Welcome to Year 3 and class Notre Dame! I hope you’ve all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready to begin your journey in Key Stage 2!  I am looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with your children.
Below is an overview of our Term 1 learning. If there is anything you would like to discuss or any questions you have then please feel free to speak to me.

Welcome to Year 2! I hope you and your children have had an enjoyable, relaxing summer holiday and are looking forward to our year together as class Mont Blanc. I am looking forward to working together through the year in what is an important year for the class.
Below is an overview of our Term 1 learning and a breakdown of each subject’s content. If there is anything you would like to discuss or any questions you have then please feel free to speak to me or you can arrange an appointment through the office.

Welcome to Term 1 at Aycliffe Community Primary.
I hope you and the children had an enjoyable summer break and we look forward to a fantastic year of learning ahead of us.
I have outlined the main areas of learning that we will be developing with your child through Term 1; I hope you find this useful.

Welcome to Term 1 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  We are very excited to welcome all children and the parents to La Tour Eiffel (Class 1).

Please can all Key Stage 2 children bring their swimming kits into school on Wednesday 12 September. The children will either be swimming on Wednesday or Thursday however they can leave their kit in school overnight on the Wednesday ready for the Thursday.

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

After school clubs will start on Monday 10 September 2018.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office. 

Dates for your diary

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

Monday 03 September 2018 - First day back to school!

Tuesday 24 July 2018

All children can wear their own clothes on Tuesday and make a small voluntary contribution of £1 for one of our chosen charities. Could pupils in Year 6 please wear their school uniform into school on Tuesday for their leaver’s assembly.  They can get changed into their own clothes after the assembly.  They can also bring in a T-Shirt for their friends to sign.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

On Tuesday 17th July 2018 the children in La Classe Rouge will be having a day at Samphire Hoe.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning will be focusing on using natural materials for art in the style of Anthony Goldsworthy and also an exciting opportunity to create some of the now infamous “Channel Rocks” pebbles.

I am pleased to announce that La Classe Marron play this term will be ‘The Jungle Book’. More than 100 years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a selection of stories about a human boy named Mowgli who was raised by animals in the wild. In these tales, the animals proved to be both Mowgli’s allies and adversaries. Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Shere Khan the tiger (and others) have all become famous characters in children’s literature.

Sports Day Friday 13 July 2018.


This year we shall be running Sports Day with a different structure. Sports Day for Key Stage One will take place in the morning and Sports Day for Key Stage Two will take place in the afternoon.

The class structure for September 2018 will be:

 La Tour Eiffel - Reception – Mrs English

 Le Louvre - Year 1 – Miss Gollop

 Mont Blanc - Year 2 - Mr Price

 Notre Dame - Year 3 – Miss Sandham

 Arc de Triomphe - Year 4/5 – Mrs Coade

 Chateau de Versailles - Year 5/6 – Mr Spurgeon

Pupils will be meeting their new teachers tomorrow.

Dates for your diary

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sports Day

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

Dear Parents

To celebrate the start of sports week, all children in Key Stage 2 (La Classe Blanc, La Classe Noir, La Classe Jaune and La Classe Marron) will take part in a competition afternoon on Monday 9 July. Due to the recent hot weather, please ensure that on this day children have: PE kits, sun cream, hats and a water bottle.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 03 July 2018 - Year 6 only - Folkestone Sports Centre

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Open Morning 9.15am - 9.45am

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sports Day

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

Dates for your diary

Friday 22 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - Animation Workshop

Friday 29 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - school trip to London's Science Museum

Tuesday 03 July 2018 - Year 6 only - Folkestone Sports Centre

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Open Morning 9.15am - 9.45am

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sports Day

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

On Friday, 22 June 2018 the children in La Classe Blanc will be taking a field trip across The Western Heights with Melanie Wrigley an experienced Countryside Officer. This experience is linked to the children’s learning and is an exciting opportunity for the children to explore other surroundings. They will be discovering fossils, rocks and plants. The school trip will take place within the school hours.

Newsletter Friday 15 June 2018

Dates for your diary

Friday 22 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - Animation Workshop

Friday 29 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - school trip to London's Science Museum

Tuesday 03 July 2018 - Year 6 only - Folkestone Sports Centre

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Open Morning 9.15am - 9.45am

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sports Day

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

Welcome back to term 6, the final term for our year 6 children!

I am pleased to announce that the year 6 play this term will be ‘The Jungle Book’ and I am very much looking forward to getting rehearsals underway for this production. More than 100 years ago, Rudyard Kipling wrote a selection of stories about a human boy named Mowgli who was raised by animals in the wild. In these tales, the animals proved to be both Mowgli’s allies and adversaries. Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, Shere Khan the tiger (and others) have all become famous characters in children’s literature.

Year 5- Jaune

English

In Class 6 we will be looking at fantasy stories. We will be exploring examples and writing our own.  Later in the term, we will be examining the work of Shakespeare and will look at the play Macbeth. Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.  We will also focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation, such as semi-colons, colons and brackets.

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely relaxing half-term and are ready for our final term of the year. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Over the next term, Year 3 will focus on our topic, which is ‘Dover’. This will cover History, Geography, Design Technology and Art. We will be learning about the History of Dover and how the white cliffs of Dover were formed. We will also be designing our own castles, creating artwork inspired by parts of Dover, designing, making and improving our very own futuristic ports and creating our own leaflets to encourage others to visit Dover.

Welcome to term 6, I hope you had a relaxing half term! Below is an overview of the learning we will be exploring this upcoming term. If you have any questions then please feel free to come and speak to me at the end of the school day or organise an appointment with the office.

Here is a brief outline of what your child will be learning about in term 6.

Welcome to Term 6 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  Our theme this term is ‘Superheroes’ and all areas of learning will be closely linked to this theme.  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 6; we hope you find this useful. 

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - La Classe Blanc, Noir and Jaune - school trip to Wingham Wildlife Park

Thursday 14 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - Science Jamboree

Friday 22 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - Animation Workshop

Friday 29 June 2018 - La Classe Marron - school trip to London's Science Museum

Tuesday 03 July 2018 - Year 6 only - Folkestone Sports Centre

Thursday 05 July 2018 - Open Morning 9.15am - 9.45am

Friday 13 July 2018 - Sports Day

Thursday 19 July 2018 - La Classe Marron - School Play

Monday 23 July 2018 - School Disco

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Leavers Assembly 9.00am - 10.00am

Tuesday 24 July 2018 - Last day of Term

On Thursday 14 June 2018, La Classe Marron are going to the East Kent Science Jamboree at the Discovery Park in Sandwich.

The coach is booked for 08.45am so would therefore be grateful if you could ensure that your child is in school for 08.30am.  They will arrive back at school in time for lunch.


Thank you for your continued support.

Sports Day Friday 13 July 2018.

This year we shall be running Sports Day with a different structure. Sports Day for Key Stage One will take place in the morning and Sports Day for Key Stage Two will take place in the afternoon.

Transfer to Secondary School 2019 - Kent grammar School Tests

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Registration opens - 1 June 2018

Registration closes - 2 July 2018

Tests for children in Kent Primary Schools - 6 September 2018

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

On Tuesday, 03 July 2018 children in Year 6 have a great opportunity to take part in some exciting sports activities at Folkestone Sports Centre.  The children will be taking part in tobogganing, footgolf, games and challenging themselves on the sports wall. 

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018 children in La Classe Blanc, La Classe Noir and La Classe Jaune will be setting off on a summer day trip to Wingham Wildlife Park.  The children will be taking part in a fun animal encounter; they will have the opportunity to touch different types of animals from snakes to sheep.  Please advise the school if your child has any animal related allergies.  

I am pleased to inform you of the swimming arrangements for this year.

Swimming lessons will be provided for Years 3-6 (Miss Bassett, Mr Spurgeon, Mrs Coade and Mrs Cox Classes) on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, starting on 06 June 2018.

Transfer to Secondary School 2019 - Kent grammar School Tests

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Registration opens - 1 June 2018

Registration closes - 2 July 2018

Tests for children in Kent Primary Schools - 6 September 2018

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

Transfer to Secondary School 2019 - Kent grammar School Tests

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Registration opens - 1 June 2018

Registration closes - 2 July 2018

Tests for children in Kent Primary Schools - 6 September 2018

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

On Friday, 29 June 2018 children in La Classe Marron will be setting off on a summer day trip to London to explore the Science Museum.  As well as exploring the interactive galleries,  part of their day will be spent visiting the IMax theatre which houses one of the biggest screens in the UK.  There the children will watch ‘A Beautiful Planet’, which provides a unique vantage point to witness humanity's impact on the natural world and develop a deeper connection to the place we call home.

To give your child a really good start for SATs week we are inviting all year 6 children to join us for FREE breakfast from Monday 14 May to Thursday 17 May.

The breakfast starts at 8.00am and the children will enjoy muffins and fruit.

I look forward to seeing your child for the breakfast on Monday morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

Transfer to Secondary School 2019 - Kent grammar School Tests

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Registration opens - 1 June 2018

Registration closes - 2 July 2018

Tests for children in Kent Primary Schools - 6 September 2018

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

Useful websites for SATs revision:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn - Revision resources for all subjects and levels

http://www.emaths.co.uk/ -Maths revision covering all areas of curriculum

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php - A thorough “Maths Bootcamp” offering a huge amount of practice lessons and test

Welcome back to term 5.

Year 5- Jaune

English
In Class 6 we will be looking at myths. We will be exploring examples of myths that explain natural phenomenon and will write our own.

Later in the term, we will be exploring poetry, with a focus on narrative poetry. We will look at the well-known poem, ‘The Highwayman.’ We will also be writing biographies about famous people that interest us.

Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.  We will also focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation.

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely relaxing Easter Break. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Welcome back to Year 3 (for Term 5).

Over the next term, Year 3 will focus on our topic ‘classical music goes mayhem’. This will cover Music, History, Design Technology and Art. We will be learning about different classical music, composing our own songs, creating artwork inspired by our favourite music, organising our very own year 3 orchestra performance, designing, making and improving our own musical instruments.  We will also create our own leaflets to encourage others to listen to a range of music.

Welcome to term 5! I hope you enjoyed your Easter and had a relaxing break! Below is an overview of the learning we will be exploring this upcoming term. If you have any questions then please feel free to come and speak to me at the end of the school day or organise an appointment with the office.

Here is a brief outline of what your child will be learning about in term 5.

Mathematics

In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at capacity.  We will be measuring and comparing how much containers can hold.  We will then move onto learning about multiplication and division.  We will start by looking at multiplication as grouping sets of objects and then at how when we multiply, we are adding the same number together lots of times.  We will learn the language “lots of” and “times” and link this with our previous learning of counting in twos fives and tens.  We will be looking at doubling numbers and linking this to multiplying by 2.  We will then move onto division, specifically at sharing and halving numbers.

Welcome to Term 5 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  Our topic this term is ‘In the garden’ and all areas of learning will be closely linked to this topic.  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 5, we hope you find this useful. 

Transfer to Secondary School 2019 - Kent Grammar School Tests

Kent's Secondary Transfer Scheme 2019 has now been determined and the arrangements for the Kent Grammar School Testing are as follows:

Registration opens - 1 June 2018

Registration closes - 2 July 2018

Tests for children in Kent Primary Schools - 6 September 2018

Assessment decision letter sent to parents - 11 October 2018

Parents will be able to register for the Kent Test online via www.kent.gov.uk/ola

If you register online and provide an email address, you will receive your child’s assessment decision via email on 11 October 2018.

Celebration Assembly

Anthony for being a supportive, hard-working learning partner. You are always willing to work with others and share your ideas.

Imogen for a positive attitude towards learning. It was lovely to see you taking so much pride in your work this week, particularly in PHSE.

Taylor for participating in a tennis tournament and performing superbly! Scarlett for participating in a tennis tournament and performing superbly!

We look forward to seeing pupils back in school after the Easter break on Monday 16 April 2018.

Buster's Big Bash 2018

Pupils and their families can take advantage of a fun free mini festival celebrating green travel and literacy. To find out more, please use the link below.

http://www.kelsi.org.uk/news-and-events/news/primary/busters-big-bash-2018

Due the short notice of this week’s class assembly, Mrs English is going to perform with the children a second class assembly on Wednesday 09 May 2018.

On Tuesday, 27 March 2018 the children in La Classe Blanc will be taking a field trip across The Western Heights with Melanie Wrigley an experienced Countryside Officer.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning and is an exciting opportunity for the children to explore other surroundings.  They will be discovering fossils, rocks and plants.  

Dates for your diary

Monday 26 March 2018 - Automotive Workshop

Tuesday 27 March 2018 - La Classe Blanc - Field Trip across the Western Heights

Wednesday 28 March 2018 – School Disco

Thursday 29 March 2018 - Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday 29 March – Last Day of Term - Day for Change

After School Sports Club
Just to remind you that there are no after school clubs running next week. 
If you would like your child to attend after school clubs next term please contact the school office.

Dates for your diary

Monday 19 March 2018 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – Book Fair in the Hall

Monday 19 March 2018 – Forensic Workshop – Science day for Key Stage 2

Thursday 22 March 2018 – La Classe Rouge – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Friday 23 March 2018 – La Classe Noir – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Wednesday 28 March 2018 – School Disco

Thursday 29 March – Last Day of Term

Dates for your diary

Monday 12 March 2018 – La Classe Vert trip to Samphire Hoe

Thursday 15 March 2018 – Open Morning for parents – 9.15am – 9.45am

Monday 19 March 2018 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – Book Fair in the Hall

Monday 19 March 2018 – Forensic Workshop – Science day for Key Stage 2

Thursday 22 March 2018 – La Classe Rouge – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Friday 23 March 2018 – La Classe Noir – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Wednesday 28 March 2018 – School Disco

Thursday 29 March – Last Day of Term

On Monday, 12 March 2018 the children in La Classe Vert will be having their Science Day at Samphire Hoe.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning and is an exciting opportunity for the children to explore other surroundings.  They will be discovering fossils and a learning about dinosaurs.  

Due to the awful weather on Friday 02 March 2018, and the fact that the school was closed, we are going to celebrate Book Day on Friday 09 March 2018.

Welcome back to term 4. This is our final term before the year 6 children sit their statutory tests in May. There will continue to be a significant focus on applying skills in mathematics, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Towards the end of term we will focus on test techniques, after which children will take a number of practice tests. All tests will be re-visited with the class to address misconceptions. Please continue to support me and my team in ensuring that your child completes all pieces of set homework.

Year 5- Jaune

English

In Class 6 we will be looking at balanced arguments. We will be exploring examples of these texts and will then have some in class debates about controversial issues, such as use of mobile phones in schools and also moral issues surrounding zoos in the developing world. This will be followed by some written work in the style of this genre. 

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely half-term. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Welcome back to Year 3, Term 4!

Over the next term, Year 3 will focus on our topic ‘Ancient Greece’. This will cover History, Geography and Art. We will be learning about who the Ancient Greek people were, where and when they lived and how they were able to establish their empire. We will learn how the political system worked in Ancient Greece and compare it with the political systems we have today. The children also compare and contrast the modern day events with the Ancient Greek events. We will also learn about and order events from the Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War, writing in role to present the events from a specific viewpoint. In addition to this we will research information about Greek gods and write our own version of a Greek myth.

Welcome to term 4! I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable break. Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on throughout this term. If you have any questions or anything you wish to discuss throughout the term, then I will be available at the end of each day or alternatively you can book an appointment through the office. This term, La Classe Violet will also be joined by our student teacher- Miss Rodgers.

Here is an overview of what your child will be learning about in term 4.

Mathematics

In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at place value of numbers up to 50.  This will involve counting larger numbers by grouping in tens and ones, looking at how many tens and ones in two digit numbers and understanding what each digit in a 2 digit number is worth. We will then move onto learning about measurements, including how to measure length and height, and weight and volume using non-standard units.

Welcome to Term 4 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  This term the children chose to learn about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 4, we hope you find this useful. 

Dates for your diary

Thursday 01 March 2018 – Key Stage 2 – ‘History Off the Page’ – Ancient Greeks workshop

Monday 12 March 2018 – La Classe Vert trip to Samphire Hoe

Thursday 15 March 2018 – Open Morning for parents – 9.15am – 9.45am

Monday 19 March 2018 – Thursday 22 March 2018 – Book Fair in the Hall

Monday 19 March 2018 – Forensic Workshop – Science day for Key Stage 2

Thursday 22 March 2018 – La Classe Rouge – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Friday 23 March 2018 – La Classe Noir – Class Assembly – 2.50pm – 3.15pm

Wednesday 28 March 2018 – School Disco

Thursday 29 March – Last Day of Term

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 20 February 2018 – La Classe Noir trip to Samphire Hoe

Wednesday 21 February 2018 – La Classe Vert – Storytelling workshop – Snail Tails

Thursday 01 March 2018 – Key Stage 2 – ‘History Off the Page’ – Ancient Greeks workshop

As a way of providing your child with the best opportunity to find out about Life in Ancient Greece, we have arranged for ‘History Off the Page’ to spend the day with us on Thursday, 01 March 2018. 

Dates for your diary

Monday, 05 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday, 09 February 2018 - Last day of term

We are pleased to let you know that we are organising a special day in celebration for Nation Book Day.  Because we have already booked a workshop – History Off the Page (Ancient Greeks) - on the official Nation Book Day, we are going are going to celebrate it on Friday 02 March 2018.

Dear Parents/Carers

I am sorry to have to write to you on this subject but, unfortunately, I have to remind everyone of our expectations of conduct while they are on the school grounds.

Celebration Assembly       

Luke for being resourceful and using word banks and success criteria to improve your fantasy story.

Blasie for being resourceful and using success criteria and word banks to improve your fantasy story.

Mackenzie for using evidence from the text to support answers in guided reading.

Dates for your diary

Thursday, 01 February 2018 - La Classe Jaune - Class Assembly - 2.50pm - 3.15pm

Monday, 05 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday, 09 February 2018 - Last day of term

We will be having a Science day on Monday, 19 March 2018.  During the day, pupils in years 1 to 6 will take part in a forensic workshop which will allow them to apply their science skills within real life.  The pupils will find out that a crime has been committed and it will be their responsibility to piece together the evidence!

Pupils in Reception will be having their Science day on Monday, 19 March 2018, where they will be visiting Samphire Hoe.  There will be more information to follow nearer the time.

Today, pupils have had an exciting workshop in school called Kidz Fit.  Each class has had the opportunity; to take part in the workshop, they have been involved in some dance moves and exercises whilst learning how to keep fit and healthy.

Because of this workshop in school today, we have decided not to have our Celebration Assembly.  It will be held on Monday.

Election of Parent Governors


I am writing to invite you to consider standing for election as a Parent Governor for this school; we currently have two Parent Governor vacancies. Every Local Authority Maintained school has a Governing Body, which includes a number of categories of Governors including Parent Governors.  Parent Governors are elected to serve for a period of 4 years, though they may resign at any time. Together with the Headteacher, the Governing Body has overall responsibility for the running of the school; amongst many duties Governors are involved in deciding school policies, allocating the school’s budget and appointing senior staff.

Dates for your diary

Thursday, 01 February 2018 - La Classe Jaune - Class Assembly - 2.50pm - 3.15pm

Monday, 05 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday, 09 February 2018 - Last day of term

Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 05 February 2018 from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 07 February 2018 from 5:00pm-7:30pm.  We would like to see all parents to share your child’s achievements and targets, either at the meetings or for a Structured Conversation.

On Tuesday, 20 February 2018 the children in La Classe Noir will spend the day at Samphire Hoe.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning topic, Animals and their habitats.  They will be exploring Samphire Hoe, discovering plants, fossils and a winter minibeasts safari, after lunch there will be an indoor activity of Amazing Insect Art.

Dates for your diary

Thursday, 01 February 2018 - La Classe Jaune - Class Assembly - 2.50pm - 3.15pm

Monday, 05 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday, 09 February 2018 - Last day of term

Dates for your diary

Thursday, 01 February 2018 - La Classe Jaune - Class Assembly - 2.50pm - 3.15pm

Monday, 05 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday, 07 February 2018 - Parents Evening - 5pm - 7.30pm

Friday, 09 February 2018 - Last day of term

Welcome back to term 3. I hope that you all enjoyed a great Christmas! Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.

Year 5 - Jaune

English

In La Classe Jaune, we will be looking at historical stories. We will be exploring a text called War Game, set in World War 1 and will then write a story of our own set in this period of history. Later in the term, we will be exploring poetry, with a focus this time on performance poetry. This will include several speaking and listening skills, like appropriate clarity and volume of voice, as well as tone and expression.  Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our use of vocabulary and knowledge of sentence structures, including looking at tenses and word classes, such as nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives.  We will also focus on a few aspects of sentence punctuation.

I hope that you and your children have all enjoyed a lovely Christmas. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Welcome back to Year 3, for Term 3!

Over the next term, Year 3 will focus on our topic ‘programming Turtle Logo and Scratch’. This will cover both IT and Design Technology, and we will design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by breaking them down into smaller parts, use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output. Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.