Letters

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.

Welcome to term 3, I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday! 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.

We hope that you had a restful Christmas break.

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

Welcome to Term 3 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  This term we will be learning about ‘The Weather’ and the children’s choice, ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ We have outlined the main areas of learning which we will be developing with your child through Term 3, we hope you find this useful. 

Just a reminder, there are no after school clubs running this week. 

The clubs will start back on Monday 08 January 2018.  They are:

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.

Please contact the school office if you would like you child to attend any of the above clubs in January.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dates for your diary

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)

Please read the Christmas Information that has been emailed out today regarding all Christmas events!

Book Fair

Thank you to everybody who came and purchased a book from our book fair.  We managed to raise £72 in commission to spend on books for the school.

Dates for your diary

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)

Key Stage One Nativity

The children in Vert (class 1), Rouge (Class 2) and Violet (Class 3) will be performing their Christmas Nativity on Wednesday, 13 December.  There will be two performances of the Nativity.  The first will take place at 2.00pm.  There will also be an evening performance, beginning at 6.00pm.  We should be very grateful if you could ensure that your child is back in school by 5.30pm.

NSPCC Workshop

The NSPCC representative has lead, as planned, her two assemblies with Key stages 1 and d 2.  Unfortunately, due to a bad accident on the A2, her arrival was delayed by an hour and a half.  She will therefore carry out the NSPCC workshops with classes 6 and 7 next Tuesday.

The NSPCC’s Speak out-Stay safe programme is visiting our school to make sure our pupils have the knowledge and understanding they need to stay safe from abuse.

We are pleased to tell you that we will be working with the NSPCC, the UK’s leading children’s charity, who’ll be delivering their Speak out. Stay safe. programme on Friday, 01 December 2017. This is a nationwide programme for every primary-school-aged child in the UK and Channel Islands. With the help of their friendly mascot Buddy, they’ll be presenting an assembly to the children in our school as well as a workshop for Years 5 and 6.

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.

Winners of the Pudsey Bear competition.

Vert (Class 1) – Jessica

Rouge (Class 2) – Freya

Violet (Class 3) – Isaac

Blanc (Class 4) – Billy

Noir (Class 5) – Luke

Jaune (Class 6) – Alexis

Marron (Class 7) - Isabelle

On Thursday, 23 November 2017 the children in La Classe Marron will spend the day at Dover Museum.  This experience is linked to the children’s learning in theme (The Vikings).  They will visit the Bronze Age Boat Gallery and take part in two workshops: ‘Clay Viking Head’ and ‘Talk and artefact handling – Life in Viking Times!’

Dates for your diary

Monday 13 November 2017 – Open Morning 9am until 9.30am

Friday 17 November 2017 - Children in Need

Monday 04 December 2017 until Thursday 07 December 2017 – Book Fair

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)

Pupil Panels have selected five charities that the school is supporting this year; one of those charities is Children in need. On Friday 17 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.

Welcome back to term 2 which always promises to be exciting and busy! Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.

English

In Class 6 we will be looking at figurative language poetry. We will be exploring personification, similes and metaphors and will be using these within our own poetry.  Later in the term we will be exploring playscripts and will look at the historical poem Beowulf, which also links with our Vikings work. We will re-tell this as a playscript. 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 two-week break after a productive first term.  Below is an overview of our learning for Term 2. If you have any further questions please feel free to come and speak to me.

Welcome back to Year 3 and the run up to Christmas!

Over the next half term, Year 3 will focus on our topic about the The Vikings, and of course we will be looking forward to Christmas events!

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. This term, and for terms 5 and 6, the class shall also be joined by Miss Hogg, a student teacher that the class have already met and built a good relationship with. 

Welcome back after an extended half term break.

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

Welcome to Term 2 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  Our topic this term is ‘The Three Little Pigs’ 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 3, we hope you find this useful. 

Dates for your diary

Friday 10 November 2017 – Remembrance Service - 2 minute silence at 11am

Monday 13 November 2017 – Open Morning 9am until 9.30am

Monday 04 December 2017 until Thursday 07 December 2017 – Book Fair

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)

Remembrance Service

You are welcome to join us for a 2 minute silence and then the laying of wreaths on Friday 10 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.

From the start of this term Mr Dexter will be the Interim Executive Headteacher of Aycliffe Community Primary school, Goodnestone Church of England Primary School and Nonington Church of England Primary School.


Mrs Cox is now our Interim Head of School and will be taking more responsibility for the day to day running of the school, building on her current role of Deputy Headteacher.  Mrs Cox will continue her teaching role in Year 6.


Thank you for your continued support.

We look forward to seeing you all after a lovely holiday on Monday 30, October 2017.

School Ambassador

After today’s election Codie, Kaylin, Chloe, Rebecca and Dominic have been elected as School Ambassadors.  Congratulations!

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.

On the last Friday of each term we have a Day for Change.  The children to come into school on that day in their own clothes (no school uniform) and we ask for a voluntary contribution of £1 per child to give to Pupil Panel’s chosen charity.  Pupil Panel have decided that the chosen charity for this term is UNICEF.  We look forward to seeing the children in their own clothes this Friday (13 October 2017).
The following charities will also receive our contributions throughout the school year.  They are:
Term 2 - Children with Cancer UK
Term 3 - Children in Need
Term 4 - Whizz Kidz
Term 5 - Great Ormond Street Hospital
Term 6 - Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Thank you for your continued support.

Dates for the diary

09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

We now record accident/injury/illness incidents electronically.  When a member of staff performs first aid or treats a child for an illness it will be recorded on Medical Tracker.  This produces and sends you an email with information regarding your child’s accident/injury/illness. 
For major accidents/injuries/illness we will contact you straight away.
For minor injuries such as cuts and grazes, you will receive an email.  So please don’t be concerned if you receive an email, it is for your information.
Thank you for your continued support.

We have managed to secure 50 tickets for the next Dover Athletic Community Day on Saturday, 25 November 2017. 
The tickets will be available from Monday, 20 November 2017 from the school office.  We are limited to only 50 tickets, so they will be on a first come first serve basis.  We can only give out one ticket per child, per adult to allow as many pupils the opportunity to go.
Dover Athletics are planning two more dates:
27 January 2018
21 April 2018
More information will follow nearer those dates.

Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 09 October from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 11 October 5:00pm-7:30pm.  We would like to see all parents to share your child’s achievements and next steps.

Newsletter Friday 29 September 2017

Dates for the diary

09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

Information

All year 6 children are welcome to come into school from 8:30am if they wish to complete their homework in school.

 Monday 09 October - Friday 13 October 2017.

For our Harvest Festival we have invited the Dover Food Bank to come in to talk to the children during their assembly.

If you would like to make a donation of any type of food we would be very grateful.

Please send your donations in any time between 09 October till 13 October.  Together we can make a difference.

Thank you for your continued support.

Newsletter Friday 22 September 2017

Information

We have had a case of head lice, please be vigilant when checking your child’s hair. 

Dates for the diary

Monday 25/09/2017 - Thursday 28/09/2017 - Structured Conversations (Appointment Only)

09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

We have the school photographers in on Thursday, 21 September 2017 to take photos of the pupils.  If you would like to have a family photo please come to the school office at 09.00am.

The staff will ensure that siblings have their photos taken together and on their own.

Could you please ensure that all pupils are in the correct school uniform and that they have their sweatshirt/hoodie/cardigan/fleece with them for the photograph.

Thank you for your continued support.

Dates for the diary

Monday 25/09/2017 - Thursday 28/09/2017 - Structured Conversations (Appointment Only)

Monday 09/10/2017 - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Wednesday 11/10/2017 - Parents Evening 5pm - 7pm

Friday 13/10/2017 - Last Day of Term

I hope that you have all enjoyed a lovely summer holiday.  I am looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with your children. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.

English

In Class 5 we will be looking at report writing and non- fiction books. We will be exploring the layout and structure of these texts and will be improving the organisation of our own work by developing our use of paragraphs.

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.

I hope that you all have had a great summer. I am looking forward to an enjoyable and productive term with your children.

Welcome back! I hope you and your children have had a nice, relaxing summer holiday and are looking forward to our year together as Class Violet.

Welcome to the start of the new academic year.  I hope you had an enjoyable summer break.  Our class teaching assistant is Miss Sedgewick

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

Newsletter Friday 08 September 2017

Restart a Heart - Year 6 Pupils

Our school has been successful in its application to take part in the “Restart a Heart” campaign and on Tuesday 10 October 2017 our Year 6 pupils will receive instruction from the Fire Service on how to perform CPR using practical instructions on manikins.  Please ensure that Year 6 pupils have their PE kits in school to wear for the training.  The training will take place in the morning and will last for up to one hour.  If you have any queries about the training or the campaign please contact Louise Birch – or visit the school office between Tuesday and Thursday.

After school clubs will start on Monday 11 September 2017.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office.  As a special offer these clubs will be free for a term on a first come first serve basis. 

Newsletter Friday 21 July 2017

Have a fabulous summer!!!!

We look forward to seeing you back on the 04 September 2017!

We asked some of the year 6 pupils to sum up their time at Aycliffe in one sentence and this is what they said
Maya said 'Thank you to all the staff, it’s been an incredible journey.'
Casey said 'It's been really good, my favourite thing during my time at Aycliffe School is being in the choir.'
Shanice said 'My time at Aycliffe has been an absolute pleasure.'
Jayden said 'I have had a brilliant time here, my favourite thing from being at Aycliffe is Mrs Cox teaching me.'
Callum said 'It's been the best school, the teachers are amazing and the students.'

The class structure for September 2017 will be:

 Vert - Reception - Miss Gollop

 Rouge - Year 1 - Mrs English

 Violet - Year 2 - Mr Price

 Blanc - Year 3 - Miss Bassett

 Noir - Year 4 - Mr Spurgeon

 Jaune - Year 5 - Mrs Coade

 Marron - Year 5/6 - Mrs Cox

Pupils will be meeting their new teachers today.

Scholastic

A total of £491.65 has been taken from the book fair.  The great news is that the school has £196.66 to spend on new books.  Thank you to everyone that came and bought a book!

Scholastic

The school's book fair is open from Monday, 26 June till Wednesday, 28 June from 08.30am - 09.00am only.

Swattenden

Just a reminder that the exciting visit is drawing nearer.  A message for all year 6 children to start organising your suitcase.  Please refer to the information given to help you pack.

We are fortunate to be able to run a Scholastic Book Fair as we have done in the past, next week on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

For this year’s athletic sports day, pupils will be split into six teams which will be led by our Sports Coaches.  Within these teams, your child will take part in six activities throughout the morning, these are: standing long jump, javelin, hockey dribble and bat and ball balance.

Key Stage One (Le Rugby, La Dance and Le Volleyball) Trip to Dover Castle

On Thursday, 13 July Le Rugby, La Dance and Le Volleyball have the opportunity to visit Dover Castle.

The day links in with our theme, ‘Who lives in a castle?’ 

Le Rugby will be performing their class assembly on Wednesday 12 July at 2.50pm.  Miss Gollop has arranged with La Danse and Le Volleyball to go on a school trip to Dover Castle on Thursday 13 July.  We apologise that we have had to change the date, however the school trip was an opportunity that we didn’t want Le Rugby to miss out on.

Thank you for your continued support.

If you would like your child to take the Kent Test, you need to register their details before 03 July 2017. You can register online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola if you wish to receive a paper registration form, please contact the Secondary Admissions Team on 03000 412121.  The Kent Test will take place in September 2017.

If you would like additional information or advice please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mr Dexter through the school office.