Dates for your diary
Monday 09 March 2020 - Forensic Workshop - Whole School
Wednesday 11 March 2020 - School Nurses  - Hearing and Vision for Reception
Tuesday 24 March - Thursday 26 March 2020 - Book Fair
Thursday 26 March 2020 - Class Photos
Thursday 26 March 2020 - Alsace (Class 1) Assembly 2.45pm - 3pm
Tuesday 31 March 2020 - School Disco
Wednesday 01 April 2020 - Last day of term
 
School Book Fair
The School will be holding its annual book fair in the school hall from 24 March 2020 till 26 March 2020.  The school will be open from 08.30am -9am each morning for you to come and take a look at the vast collection of books on sale.
 
Emmaus
Emmaus is a charity based in Dover that provides long term accommodation, for as long as someone needs it, and meaningful work opportunities for men and women that have previously experienced homelessness and social isolation. 
Emmaus need winter coats, hats, gloves, scarfs and blankets of any ages and genders to provide people that are less fortunate or who have fallen on hard times.
If you have any of the items listed above that you would like to donate to the charity, please bring the item/s into the school office.
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Pupil Voice
Pupils visited Emmaus this week and were asked what they thought about it and this is what they said.....
Richard said, “AT Emmaus, we learned about what it was like to be homeless.  The people who stay there are called Companions.  They all have a job.  Some do wood work, decorating and work in the shop.  Shaun told us his story, he was homeless and now he knows what it feels like for people living on the streets.”
Leah said, “It was exciting finding out how Emmaus has helped the homeless people.  It was interesting looking around the workshops and where they lived.  They all have a job in Emmaus and they have rules that they have to follow.”
 
Celebration Assembly
Leah for fantastic commitment to improving your work.  You always have the right attitude to learning.
Olly for always seeking to challenge yourself with your learning.
Aliesha for using a variety of techniques when producing a piece of art.
Taylor for producing an excellent letter from the view point of a character.
Mia for working with perseverance and having an excellent learning attitude across all subjects.
Lily-May for being resourceful when writing during independent learning time.
Harry for brilliant resourcefulness when exploring the Traction Man story.  Well done!
Amelia for working with fantastic perseverance when exploring number lines in mathematics.  Well done!
 
‘I am valued’
As a result of Pupil Panels ideas, this year we will be awarding one child from each class an ‘I am valued’ trophy to place on their desk for one week.  Other members of the class are asked to write something positive about the child selected.  Over the course of the year every child will receive the trophy.
Children receiving the trophy this week are:
Leah
Calleb
Mia
Gavin
Chelsea
 
Information
 
We have had a report of a child having head lice in school.  Please can you check your child's hair and treat if required.
 
Lunchtime Clubs
Monday - Lego Club with Mrs Kent
Tuesday - Homework Club with Miss Sandham
Friday - Choir Club with Mrs Coade
Everyday - IPad Club with Mrs Manton
 
Wellington Boots
Please can you ensure that all children have a pair of wellington boots in school with them.  This year every class will attend the Woodland Area for a weekly planned lesson and it can be muddy depending on the weather.
 
Arts and Crafts
Miss Sedgwick runs an Art and Crafts club that children can attend every Friday during Golden Time.  In order to make the club a great success Miss Sedgwick needs a constant supply of craft items such as:
Beads
Buttons
Paper plates
Lace
Lace trimmings
Artificial flowers
Jewels/sequins
Stickers
Fabric
Ribbons
Donations of the above would be appreciated.
 
Play and Stay
Mrs Manton will be running a play and stay group every Wednesday morning from 9am until 10.30am.  Refreshments will be sold for a small contribution. 
 
School Lockers
Due to limited space in the children’s lockers, we would like to encourage your child, should they wish to use a back pack, to bring in a small pack so that they fit more easily into the lockers and doors can be closed properly.  Ideally children just need a small P.E bag and their book bag in school.
 
School Uniform
Please ensure that you label your child’s full uniform, including PE and swimming kits.
 
Just a polite reminder: please do not leave litter on the school premises.
 
Free School Meals
If you have access to the internet and would like to apply online for Free School Meals, please use the following website: http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/free-school-meals.
 
PE Kits
Could parents please make sure that all pupils have their PE kits ready and in school.  Each pupil has their own locker where their PE kits can be kept during the school term.
 
Late arrival at school
When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher's instructions, their morning task and possibly the introduction to the mathematics lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late.
School begins at 09.00am.  Please help your child to be punctual.
 
School Lunch Payments
If you pay for your child's school dinner online you can use the link below and follow the link for Kent Schools Pay Online. www.principals-catering.com 
 
School opening hours
08.50am - 3.15pm
 
School Office opening hours
08.30-12.30
13.00-15.30
 
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