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.
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 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.
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.
"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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pupils in Key Stage 1 are given fruit or vegetables during morning break. Some pupils from Key Stage 2 have asked if they could bring their own fruit or vegetables during morning break.
In a response to this pupil request the school has decded that KS2 pupils are welcome to bring in their own fruit or vegetables to eat during morning break.
As the school is a Healthy School no other snacks are allowed to be eaten at morning break.
Thank you for your continued support.
We have had a new telephone system installed. To direct your call efficiently, here are the most common numbers you will need;
To speak to the School Office please press 3
To speak to the Family Liaison Officer please press 5
To speak to the Business Manager please press 6
Please note that the school telephone number has not changed.
Welcome to term 4. This term is very important in terms of our children making accelerated progress towards end of year National Curriculum statements and the National year 2 tests that take place in May 2016. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.
Our school has been having Skype conversations with pupils in a school in India. The next conversation will be next Monday, 8 February, about monuments in the United Kingdom and pupils in India will tell us about monuments in India. We would like to involve more children in the conversations, so we are inviting anyone who would like to complete some work on monuments for homework to be part of the next Skype conversation.
Parent and teacher meetings will take place on Monday, 08 February from 3:30pm-5:00pm and Wednesday, 10 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.
Welcome to term 3. This term and next term are very important in terms of our children making accelerated progress towards end of year National Curriculum statements and the National year 2 tests that take place in May 2016. Below is an overview of learning and development. Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any further questions.