Dates for your diary
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
Math-a-thon
Pupils in year 4 took part in a Math-a-thon competition run by East Kent College.  Our two finalists were asked how they got on and this is wat they said…..
Kaylin said, “We enjoyed going and meeting new people, everyone seemed really lovely.  We found out that we beat 392 people to get to the finals and we came 4th.  We answered 7 out of 14 questions.  It was really good fun.  We had a lovely afternoon tea afterwards.”
Giulia said, “I liked it because it was fun but they could improve the layout.  We had to write the answer to a question on a white board and then we had to take it to Pam (our marker).  I would have liked a sheet of questions instead.  For a prize for coming in the top 8 children we won a fancy bottle, P.E. bag and a pencil case.”
 
A Letter from the Eco Club
Dear Parents, 
We are the Aycliffe Eco Club.  At our Eco Club we have been thinking about ways that we could all save our environment.  We talked about our lunches, lots of us had our sandwiches in plastic bags, plastic wraps and tin foil.  Six children had all of these to wrap their sandwiches and fruit, this came to 30 bags a week.  This made us think of the amount that the whole school uses.  We would like our planet to be plastic free.  Can you please help us?  Could you please think of buying paper bags, wax bags or using containers? Thank you.  
Please help us with our quest!
Reduce
Reuse
Recycle
 
Celebration Assembly
Ben for working with perseverance when writing up our experiment.  Ben has worked with purpose all week!
Aidan for having excellent learning behaviour across all subjects.
Ashton for fantastic participation during our phonics this week!
Richard for persevering with his reading – your reading is really improving, Richard!  You always have a positive attitude to learning.
Lacey for being more independent, particularly with your writing and reading.  You also have a positive attitude to learning.
Kai for fantastic participation in science when exploring life cycles.  Well done!
Adam for brilliant perseverance when exploring statistics in mathematics.  Well done!
Calleb for his perseverance and resilience on mathematics and always working hard.
Junior for his excellent participation in mathematics this week and for working with purpose.
 
‘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:
Ashton
Harry
Poppy
Isaac
Alan
 
Information
 
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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