Letters

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.

Earlier in the school year you would have received the school calendar fridge magnet,  which contained the schools contact details, a calendar for the academic year and a promotion of the Sugar Smart campaign.
Kent County Council would like to receive your feedback on the school calendar fridge magnet and your thoughts on the Sugar Smart message. Please click on the link below to complete the short survey and provide your comments, this will only take 2 to 3 minutes.
https://kentcc.firmstep.com/default.aspx/RenderForm/?F.Name=BRdmSDK27dm&HideAll=1

Thank you for your continued support.

Pupil Voice

How do you think the day went with author Helen Moss?

Jayden said that he thought the day was brilliant – he loved it.  He said that he really enjoyed building the mystery story and making up villains, Dr Wayne and Dr Einstein. Hayley said that she thought the day had gone really well, she learnt a lot of stuff to do with mysteries.  Hayley said that the whole class worked really well together.  She enjoyed the afternoon when she got to actually write the story.  The class had planned it in the morning and in the afternoon Hayley was able to write her scene.

Pupils in Le Ski de Descente (Class 7) have decided that they would like to watch the BFG at the end of term. The film is an animated version, which is classified as a PG (due to some scenes of moderate violence).
If you have any concerns with your child watching the BFG please contact the school office or speak to the class teacher.
Thank you for your continued support.

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 one vacancy for a parent governor.

Christmas Raffle
If anyone would like to make a donation as a prize for the Christmas Raffle it would be greatly appreciated.  All money raised from the raffle will go towards the Woodland Area.

Pupil Voice

Archaeology with Mrs Harrington

Mrs Harrington has taught Year 6 Pupils today all about archaeology. 

These were their thoughts…

Pupil Voice

After Le Tennis had their conversation with a school in India via skype, I asked them “What did you enjoy about the conversation with the school in India?”

Ella said that she liked the fact that they did Taekwondo in their school and she liked it when the pupils talked about themselves and what food they liked.

Bethany liked hearing about what they liked to do and she liked it when one of the pupils started to sing for them.  Bethany said that the pupil sounded good but she found it hard to understand.

Every winter brings the possibility of snow and ice.  Extreme bad weather can cause widespread and prolonged disruption.  School are often affected and it can be difficult to maintain an education service.

On the 06 December pupils in year 6 will have a wonderful opportunity to work with children’s author Helen Moss whose work includes the popular ‘Adventure Island’ series. 

Thank you for all your kind contributions towards our cake sale.  It was another great success! The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we are pleased to say that we have raised £195 for Children in Need.

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.

I hope you enjoyed the half term. We’ve now begun the lead up to Christmas. The children have picked up from where we left off, working hard in lessons and engaging in the learning. Together we have carried on with our work on Diwali in English building up to performance for an Indian School.

We both hope you had an enjoyable extended half term holiday. 

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

Class 4

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at Aesop’s fables. We will explore the characters in the stories and the moral for each story. We will also be telling fables to our learning partners and will then write a fable of our own, with its own moral.

Welcome to term 2!

Below is an overview of the curriculum content and learning we will be focussing on this term. If you have any questions during the term 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 2! 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 2 at Aycliffe Community Primary School! 

Our topic this term is ‘Autumn and Winter’ 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 these seasons and the different events that take place.  We have outlined the main areas of learning we will be developing with your child through Term 2, we hope you find this useful. 

Pupil Voice

A child from each class was asked 'What they were thinking about and how it made them feel during the Remembrance Silence?' and here are their answers.

Charlie said that it made her think about why it is good to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Taylor said that he was thinking about all the children and how they would have felt during the war.

Jessica said that she felt sad and that she was thinking about all the soldiers that died during the wars.

Anthony said that he was thinking about all the soldiers that died fighting in the wars.

Riley said he felt like he was there on the last day of the war and he was thinking about all the soldiers that fought for us.

Maya said that the assembly made her think about all the soldiers that had to leave their families to fight the war and how they gave up their lives for us.

On Wednesday 16 November we are inviting parents to come to an open afternoon starting at 2.45pm to learn about our three school STOPs to bullying. During the afternoon parents will work with their child on a poster to tell everyone about our STOPs to bullying. There will be a prize for the best poster in each class which will be announced during the celebration assembly on Friday 18 November. The event will be a chance for all of our parents to demonstrate their artistic talents! 

Pupils Panels have selected five charities that the school is supporting this year including Children in Need. As you are aware we are having a cake sale this week as part of our fundraising for Children in Need.

Additionally, children may come to school on Friday 18 November wearing spots on some or all of their clothing in exchange for a £1 donation.

On Friday at 11am we will holding a two minute silence and each class will lay a poppy wreath they have made.

We would like to invite parents and families to join us for this short reflection. If you would like to be part of this reflection please arrive by 10.50am in order to be seated in the hall. 

Cake Sale

Pupil panel children have organised a cake sale to raise money for their chosen charity for this term which is Children In Need.

Pupil panel children have organised a cake sale to raise money for their chosen charity for this term which is Children In Need. 

Teachers Quotes

"Children have shown real enthusiasm in being involved in pupil panels and promoting our school's British Values!” by Mr Price

"We are really pleased with the children's learning behaviour across the school since the start of the year!  Year 6 children are models of good behaviour for younger pupils.  Well done everyone!" by Mrs Cox

Introduction

This document sets out the school’s procedure for addressing complaints. It should be used only when informal attempts to resolve problems have been unsuccessful. If you have any concerns about the school or the education provided, you are encouraged to discuss the matter first with your child’s class teacher at the earliest opportunity. The school considers any concerns very seriously and most problems can be resolved at this stage.

Please note that this procedure does not apply to issues concerning the curriculum, collective worship, admissions, exclusion appeals, decisions about your child’s special educational needs or grievances by or against staff. These are the subject of separate procedures.

All other complaints are handled by the school according to the arrangements set out below.

Celebration Assembly

Maizie for throwing herself into Class 6's schedule and a super attitude to learning in Maths!

Summer for carrying on your learning journey at home, producing a fact poster on Wales.

Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 10 October from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 12 October 5:00pm-7:30pm.  We would like to see all parents to share your child’s achievements and targets. 

The meetings will be with your child’s class teacher:

Celebration Assembly

Jessica for always thinking carefully about her work and for producing accurate, neat writing.

Celebration Assembly

Imogen for beginning to persevere when learning gets tough.

After carrying out a safeguarding risk assessment we have installed new locks to our main vehicle and pedestrian gates. 

We have the school photographers in tomorrow (22 September 2016) to take photos of the children. 

Dear Parents,

RE: Le Danse (Class 2) Fieldwork - Exploring our local area

Celebration Assembly

Sienna for improved learning behaviour since the start of term.

Daniel for persevering with your times tables and trying to increase your speed.

Aycliffe Community Primary School Attendance Policy

Aycliffe Community Primary School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Pupils and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

The school would like the community to have additional opportunities to see what your children are doing at school. 

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.

I hope you have all enjoyed a wonderful summer holiday. I am looking forward to a productive and exciting term with your children.

I hope you had an enjoyable summer break.  The children in Le Hockey this year are fortunate to have two teachers, Mrs English and Mrs Harrington.  We are also pleased to have Mr Richards as our class TA for the mornings.

English

In Class 4 this term we will initially be looking at the story of the BFG.

I hope you and your children have had a nice, relaxing holiday. I am looking forward to working with the class and having a successful, productive year together!

Welcome to term 1. We have an exciting 7 week term ahead for us, where the children will be eased into their new daily routine and year 1 learning!

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

Welcome back!

Celebration Assembly

Jessica for fantastic participation in class this week, particularly during our RE lesson.

Sport Clubs will run from Monday 12 September. 

On Wednesday, 20 July 2016, the children from Les Peches (Class 1) and Les Fraises (Class 2) will be having a ‘teddy bear’s picnic’ in the afternoon on the school field.

Just a reminder to all parents, there are NO after school clubs this week. 

Celebration Assembly

Imogen for her exemplary attitude to sports day!  All of your hard work paid off!  Great job!

Events

Les Citrons Verts (Class 3) Science trip to Samphire Hoe on Monday, 11 July 2016.  

Sports Week is from Monday, 11 July 2016 - Friday, 15 July 2016.

Sports Day will take place on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 weather permitting.  Reserve day - Thursday, 14 July 2016.

The week commencing Monday, 11 July 2016 is our sports week and we have many exciting activities planned for the children.

Book Week

We are pleased to announce that the total from the Book Fair sales is £563.86. We are even more pleased to announce that we have earned £225.55 in commission which we will spend on enriching our library with more books for the children! Many thanks for your support.

Les Poires (Class 6) will be performing Macbeth on Tuesday, 19 July 2016. 

There will be two performances.  The first will be at 2.00pm and the second will be at 6.00pm.  

We would like the children to be back at school by 5.30pm so that they can get ready and must be collected by an adult after the evening performance.

Please invite your family and come along to celebrate your child’s last performance at Aycliffe.  

Thank you for your continued support.

The registration for Kent Grammar School Tests ends tomorrow.  Parents can register their child for the test online at www.kent.gov.uk/ola.

The Book Fair is starting on the 27 June 2016 in the school hall, please see below

On Monday 27th June, les Framboises (Class 5) - will be visiting Samphire Hoe, during the morning.

Children in Year 2 have a great opportunity to spend the day at Samphire Hoe on Monday 11 July 2016.

The Book Fair is starting on the 27 June 2016 in the school hall, please see below

Welcome back everyone to, at last, the warmer summer term.  The children have returned to school with a lovely more mature attitude to their learning and have already completed a week of research about ‘Our Queen’ and written some good Non-chronological reports.  

English for Year 4

At the start of term 6, children will be learning all about the life of Queen Elizabeth II as part of our celebrations for Her Majesty’s official 90th birthday.

Below is an outline of learning and development for this term. As always, please speak to me if you have any further questions.

Welcome to term 6. First and foremost, I would like to say how proud I am of the children; they have worked so hard this year and this has enabled them to tackle Key Stage One reading and maths tests with enthusiasm, confidence and well-deserved success. We will be continuing to move forward with high expectations this term so that children continue to extend their skills. A summative assessment of writing across the year to date will take place on the 21st June.  Below is an overview of learning and development.  Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.

Welcome to term 6! Below is an overview of your child’s learning and development.  Please feel free to speak to me if you have any questions. 

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. 

On Wednesday 29 June Les Poires (Class 6) have the opportunity to visit Dover Museum and then gain real life experience of castle life at Dover Castle itself.

We are pleased to announce our annual upcoming Book Week celebrations in school on 27 June 2016 – 01 July 2016. We hope you will join in the fun.

Every day we have something fun planned.

We would like to thank Dover Town Council who have given us £300 towards the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations!

The Book Fair is starting on the 27 June 2016 in the school hall, please see below

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.


As you may well have seen on our Facebook page, we are holding a special event to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

Enjoy your break next week and we will see you back at school on Monday 06 June 2016.

Up and coming events

Thursday 09 June 2016 - Les Poires (Class 6) Science Jamboree

Friday 10 June 2016 - The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration

Children in Les Poires (Class 6) will be attending the East Kent Science Jamboree on Thursday 09 June 2016.

Celebration Assembly

Taylor for exploring their senses in English and writing spring poems.

TJ for exploring their senses in English and writing spring poems.

We are sending out leaflets out on the Kent Grammar School Tests with every Year 5 pupil today. 

After-school swimming lessons

Due to a high demand, both after-school swimming clubs on Monday and Thursday will be for Non-Swimmers. There are currently 5 spaces still available on Thursday. We will inform you if your child is in the Monday or Thursday group.

To all parents of Year 6.

We are able to offer all Year 6 children Bikeability Cycle Training, starting week beginning Monday 27 June 2016.

Swimming will start on Monday and Thursday next week for all classes.

Breakfast Club for Year 6

Pupils in Year 6 are invited into school at 08.30am from Monday 08 May until Thursday 12 May for a free breakfast treat before their SATs.

Celebration Assembly

Kate for exploring musical percussion instruments with care and focus.  You worked hard to find different ways to produce a sound from each instrument.

 Pupils in Les Poires (Class 6) are studying Macbeth for their end of year performance.

Welcome back everyone to a hopefully warmer term. 

The children have returned to school with an excellent attitude to their learning and have already successfully tackled some quite difficult concepts. 

English Year 4
In term 5, children will be exploring different legends, including St. George and the Dragon and various tales about King Arthur.

Below is an outline of learning and development for this term. As always, please speak to me if you have any further questions.

Welcome to term 5. Later this term children in year 2 will take statutory assessment tests in reading, writing, maths, spelling and grammar; it is therefore really important that they continue to attend school every day and that the children have had plenty of sleep so that they are fresh and ready to learn. Below is an overview of learning and development.  Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions. 

Welcome to term 5! Below is an overview of your child’s learning and development.  Please feel free to speak to me if you have any questions. 

Our topic this term is ‘Houses and Homes’ 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. 

Newsletter Friday 22 April 2016

Celebration Assembly

Kate for your careful and thoughtful exploration of musical instruments.