Letters

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. 

Dates for Your Diary

Class Photos - Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

Sports day - Friday 7 July, parents are welcome from 10:30 onwards. More information to follow.

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 ‘Oliver’ and I am very much looking forward to getting rehearsals underway for this production. This musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel Oliver Twist tells the story of Oliver, a young orphan raised in a workhouse seventy miles outside of London, who runs away and finds himself taken in by thieves. It was written partially in reaction to the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, which, among other things, essentially took the rights of citizenship away from paupers, who were interred in workhouses and forfeited their political rights in order to receive aid.

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

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at suspense stories. We will look at examples of suspense stories and will then have a go at writing our own.

Welcome to term 6! I hope 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. 

Welcome back after the half term break.  We’re ready for another busy term of learning in Year One as well as getting the children ready to move on to Year Two. 

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

Non-School Uniform Day - Friday, 16 June 2017. More information to follow.

Class Photos - Tuesday, 20 June 2017.

Sports day - Friday 7 July, parents are welcome from 10:30 onwards. More information to follow.

Le Ski de Descente (Class 6) Trip to Dover Castle

On Monday, 17 July Le Ski de Descente (Class 6) have the opportunity to visit Dover Castle and specifically the Underground Hospital.

The day links in with our theme, ‘Dover, after 1900’.  Children in year 6 are studying the effects of World War 2 on the people of Dover.

I am pleased to announce that the year 6 play this term will be ‘Oliver’ and I am very much looking forward to getting rehearsals underway for this production. This is a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel Oliver Twist.

Dates for Your Diary

Sports day - Friday 7 July, parents are welcome from 10.30am onwards. More information to follow.

Pupil Voice

We asked some of the children what they thought about sports day and this is what they said...

Jemima - I worked really hard, I thought we were all working really hard. Some people got medals because they worked really really hard. My favourite part of sports day was all of it because I liked tags and football and hockey stick, it was my favourite. I liked the weather and I liked playing football because it was my favourite and tag we had lots of fun.

Sports Day 2017

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Our Sports Day next week will be a bit different from previous Sports Days.  We will be holding 4 sports tournaments across the day: Football, hockey, tag and handball. 

Sports Day

Sports Day is on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

Pupil Voice

Pupils from La Danse were asked if they enjoyed their class assembly and this is what they said...

Kaylin - At first it was a bit scary but I had a lot of fun. It was scary to begin with because there was some mums and dads I didn’t know but I enjoyed it because I felt grown up. My favourite bit was when I showed my mum my Picture. Codie - I quite enjoyed it because I liked talking, I felt very proud of myself. I liked it when I was showing my triangle, I felt like a teacher because I was standing up in front of everyone.

Information Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept the old £5 notes.

Pupil Voice

Year 6 were asked if they were enjoying their end of SATs BBQ and this is what they said;

Monday 10th July until Friday 14th July

I am pleased to inform you that we are offering your child the opportunity to take part in Bikeability training.

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

Swimming lessons will be provided for Years 2-6 on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons. These lessons will be in ability based groups which will be organised after an assessment session on Thursday 25 May.

On Tuesday 06 June 2017, Le Ski de Descente 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/ren are in school for 08.30am.  They will arrive back at school in time for lunch.

Thank you for your continued support.

Information

Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept the old £5 notes.

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 08 May to Thursday 11 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.

Information

Just a reminder that Year 6 have got their SATs Revision class on Monday. Mrs Cox is looking forward to seeing you all there! Please come in through the normal gate in the morning, across the playground to the classroom.

We would like to wish Mrs Coe lots of luck for the future and a fond farewell!

Welcome back to term 5. This is the term in which the children will sit their statutory tests (week beginning 8thMay); the results of these tests are also passed on to secondary schools so they can be used in planning for Year 7 teaching. More details will be sent to you all nearer the time. There will continue to be a significant focus on applying skills in mathematics, spelling, punctuation and grammar. I shall be continuing to teach each morning and use some time in the afternoons to revise work taught and practise in test conditions. Please continue to support me and my team in ensuring that your child completes all set pieces of homework and has plenty of sleep before each school day so that they have the stamina and focus required over these next four weeks.

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

English In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at mystery stories. We will look at examples of mystery stories and will then have a go at writing our own. We will continue to develop our vocabulary and grammar, through story-telling and story-writing. Later in the term, we will be looking at explanation texts and will write explanations linked to our science work. Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our knowledge of sentence structures. We will continue to develop our use of connectives and punctuation, including commas, apostrophes and speech marks. We will aim to improve the accuracy of our writing this term, with a further focus on proof-reading our work for errors.

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. 

Welcome to Term Five!  I have enjoyed getting to know your children as we’ve returned after the Easter break and I am looking forward to the next couple of terms of exciting learning with them.  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 pop in to the office to organise an appointment at a convenient time. 

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.

 

Information For our Mufti Day we are pleased to say we have managed to raise £85.72 for the charity Rainbow Trust Children's Charity.

Easter Raffle

1st prize - Easter Hamper - Blue ticket 449 - Lily

2nd prize - Thorntons Chocolates - Pink ticket 644 - Chloe

3rd prize - Thorntons Easter Egg - Blue ticket 417 - Mrs Burnett

4th prize - KitKats and Chocolate Bunny - Blue ticket 428 - Mrs Nix

5th prize - KitKats and Chocolate Bunny - Pink ticket 729 - PCM

In case anyone is buying new shoes over the holidays, we would like to remind parents of the school’s expectations regarding plain black footwear in our uniform.  The plain black footwear should not have any colours or markings; be safe and practical for school e.g. no heeled shoes, flip flops and would only include ankle boots.

Thank you for continued support.

School Disco

The school disco is on Thursday 30 March 2017.  Tickets are now on sale, £2 per ticket.

Key stage 1 disco is 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

Key stage 2 disco is 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Please ensure that all pupils are collected after the disco by an adult.

School Disco

The school disco is on Thursday 30 March 2017.  Tickets are now on sale, £2 per ticket.

Key stage 1 disco is 3.15pm - 4.15pm.

Key stage 2 disco is 4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Please ensure that all pupils are collected after the disco by an adult.

Pupil Voice

Duckling Diary

Timeo said "The ducklings came to swim in the water, they knew how to swim already.  They had a poo in the water whilst they were swimming.  The ducklings have gone home today, I feel sad.  I think that they will get eaten when they are older."

Olly said "The ducklings have been playing 'Peak a Boo' with the class.  The ducklings have got a lot bigger this week.  They are so fluffy.  They have been drinking a lot of water.  Yesterday the ducklings had a swim for the first time, they also had a walk around on the carpet.  Today the ducklings have gone out, I will really miss them."

At Aycliffe Community Primary School we are always looking at ways to promote good attendance.

63 pupils achieved 100% attendance last term, which is fantastic news! Well done to those children and their families. However, this does mean that 64 were absent during Term 3 for at least one day!

To ensure that we keep focussed on raising the attendance, the Local Authority School Liaison Officer is working with us on “Project 96”. The aim of this Project is to ensure that every child is achieving at least 96% attendance. Anyone whose attendance is below 96% may be involved.

Our school is inviting you to consider standing for election as a parent governor or to nominate another parent to do so. There is currently two vacancies for parent governors.

Pupil Voice

Book Day

Year 6 pupils were invited into Reception today to read to them.

Brandon said they listen really well, the book reminds me of the olden days when I was in Reception.

Welcome back to term 4. This is our final term before the 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.

I hope you enjoyed the half term holiday. 

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

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at traditional tales. We will look at examples of traditional tales and will then have a go at writing our own. We will continue to develop our vocabulary and grammar, through story-telling and story-writing. Later in the term, we will be looking at persuasive language and will write persuasive letters. Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our knowledge of sentence structures. We will continue to develop our use of connectives and punctuation, including commas, apostrophes and speech marks. We will aim to improve the accuracy of our writing this term, with a further focus on proof-reading our work for errors.

Welcome to term 4! I hope you and your children had a relaxing and enjoyable half term. Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be covering this term. If you have any queries throughout the term then please come and speak to me at the end of the school day or organise an appointment with the office.

Welcome to term 4! Below is an overview of your child’s learning and development. 

Welcome to Term 4 at Aycliffe Community Primary School!  Our topic this term is ‘On the Farm’ 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 4, we hope you find this useful. 

Pupil Voice

Key Stage 2 will be learning about Ancient Egypt, they were asked what they were looking forward to learning about and these were some of the answers:

Casey said that she wanted to find out about the Gods, the way that they talk, how many people lived in that time and the timeline.

Lauren said that she was looking forward to designing her own amulet and decorating it with all sorts of patterns.

We are pleased to let you know that we are organising a special day in celebration of book week on Friday 03 March 2017.

Pupil Voice

Pupils in Le Ski de Descente have been working collaboratively in small groups to make a fair ground ride that rotates by electrical power.  The class have been thoroughly engaged in this project and Mrs Cox is very proud of them and their work.  There will be photos of their rides on Facebook so keep an eye out.

Some of the pupils were asked what they thought about their project.

Hayley and Lily made Easter Rush and this is what they said “We thought of Easter because we are both born in spring.  It was really hard at the beginning because whilst we were trying to get the motor to work, other things were breaking.  When we got the motor done, the switch wouldn’t work.  With a lot of hard work and fixing we got it to work.  We have really enjoyed making it.”

Pupil Voice Today

La Danse and Le volleyball were lucky enough to have had a visit from the Zoo Lab. This is what they thought about their experience;

Kaylin said “I didn’t really like the spider, it was gigantic and it had lots of red bits on it.  I really liked the snake because it was long and wriggly.”

Lillie-Mae said “I liked it but I got scared a little bit because they had animals that I didn’t like, like the scorpion and the lobster.”

Pupil Voice

New story telling area in Le Volleyball

Pupils in Le Volleyball have voted to name their new story telling area - The Super Story Tent.

Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 06 February from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 08 February 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.

Celebration Assembly

Taylor for thinking of some excellent descriptive labels and sharing them with the class.  Well done!

Billy for working with purpose and sharing your knowledge of fact families with your learning partner.

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.

A Happy New Year to everyone from Mrs English and Mrs Harrington. It has been great to welcome back the children, happy and healthy after their Christmas break and it is pleasing to see how quickly they have settled back into their school work. Following the recent changes, we are now known as Class Five and have the French name of ‘La Musculation’, which Mrs English assures me means ‘Body Building’!  We are fortunate to have both Miss Hayward and Mr Richards working with us in class this term.

La Plongee (Class 4)

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at recounts and diaries. We will look at characters from our class novel and will write diary entries for those characters. We will consider how viewpoint affects how events are recorded within a diary. Later in the term, we will be looking at traditional tales and will continue to develop our vocabulary and grammar, through story -telling and story writing.    Alongside this, we will be looking to improve our knowledge of sentence structures. We will continue to develop our use of connectives and punctuation, including commas, apostrophes and speech marks. We will aim to improve the accuracy of our writing this term, with a further focus on proof-reading our work for errors.

Happy New Year and welcome to term 3! Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be covering this term. If you have any queries throughout the term then please come and speak to me at the end of the school day or organise an appointment with the office.

Welcome to term 3! Below is an overview of your child’s learning and development.  Please feel free to speak to me if you have any questions. 

Welcome to Term 3 at Aycliffe Community Primary School! 

Our topic this term is ‘Weather’ and all areas of learning will be closely linked to this topic.  Within this topic we will be looking closely at; developing our understanding of the world through looking at the changes to the environment in winter and exploring and investigating different types of weather.  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 3, we hope you find this useful. 

Welcome back!

Celebration Assembly

Olly for persevering with division and making great progress.  Well done!

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

Mr Hoffmann will be leaving the school at the end of this term to widen his experiences before completing his NQT year.  We would like to thank Mr Hoffmann for his contributions to the school, especially his Rama and Sita play for India, and wish him well for the future.

Le Tennis (Class 6) will be performing Rama and Sita on Thursday, 15 December 2016 to parents.  The performance will start at 2.30pm.  The children would like to invite you to come and watch their performance.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Thank you for your continued support.