Dates for your diary
Monday 02 – Thursday 05 December 2019 – Structured Conversation
Wednesday 11 December 2019 – Nativity Performance 2pm – 3pm and 6pm- 7pm
Thursday 12 December 2019 – Christmas Lunch
Friday 13 December 2019 - Christmas Jumper Day
Monday 16 December 2019 – Carol Service 6pm-7pm
Tuesday 17 December 2019 – Class Christmas Parties (during the school afternoon)
Tuesday 17 December 2019 – School Disco Key Stage 1 – 3.15pm – 4.15pm
                           School Disco Key Stage 2 – 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 18 December 2019 – Last day of term 2.
Monday 06 January 2020 – First day of term 3.
 
Cake Sale
Thank you to everyone for supporting the Pupil Panel’s cake sale earlier this week.  We have managed to raise a whooping £116.50 to help twin a toilet for a country in poverty.  Without your generosity this would not have been possible. 
 
Pupil Voice
Pupils in Key Stage 2 had an exciting experience on Wednesday when they dressed up and learnt all about the Romans.  Pupils were asked if they enjoyed the day and what they had learnt from it and this is what they said…..
Cayla said, “I really enjoyed the day because we didn’t have to do normal school work and we got to dress up.  I learnt that the Romans had different colour shields to represent something different.  I had a really good day.”
Layton said, “I learnt that the Romans shields were made from wood and not metal.  I also learnt that leather straps help the Romans armour together and not screws.  I really enjoyed the day especially when I got to dress up in the armour and hold the shield and spear like a real Roman.”
Kai said, “I learnt that when the Romans conquered a country they would take all civilians and make them their slaves.  I also learnt that the Romans built 3 walls to separate Roman Britain and Caledonia.  I really enjoyed the day. I liked Mrs Kent’s mosaic art and Miss Sandham’s games of Tick-Tac-Toe.”
 
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
 
Eco Club
This is an exciting new after school club starting on Monday with Mrs English.
It will be run from the reception classroom from 3.15pm - 4.15pm. 
If you would like your child to attend please contact the school office.
 
Celebration Assembly
Poppy for participating and working hard in her maths.
Oliver for his excellent illustrations on his story board about Boudica.
Gavin for working with great purpose and perseverance in English.  Well done!
Layla for being resourceful and responsible during iPad club every day.  She is always helpful and supports others.
Olly for being a resilient learning partner and for always having a positive attitude towards his learning.
Reece for working with purpose when exploring measurements in mathematics.  Well done!
Mia for persevering when practicing formal methods for subtraction.
Emelia for being resilient when writing our information leaflets on the Romans.
Bella for great participation in Child Initiated time this week.
 
‘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:
Bella
Regan
Lillie
Riley
Dennis
 
Dover Library
The children were lucky enough to have an assembly earlier this week presented by an outreach librarian to celebrate ‘love of reading’and to share the benefits of joining the library. 
Please see below information about Dover Library.
There’s a huge range of children’s story and information books at Dover Library as well as books on CD and DVDs. Staff are on hand to help you and your children find books to read for pleasure and to help with homework.  
Opening hours are:
Monday      10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday  10:00 to 17:00
Wednesday  10:00 to 17:00
Thursday  10:00 to 17:30
Friday      10:00 to 17:30
Saturday  10:00 to 16:00
 
Join the Children’s Saturday Craft Club
This friendly and free club takes place at Dover Library every 2nd Saturday monthly from 11 am to 1 pm.  You can come for the whole two hours or just drop in for a short time to take part in the crafty fun. 
There are lots of super themed craft activities for children aged 4 – 11 years of age.   Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
For more information please email or telephone 03000 41 31 31
 
The Winter Mini Challenge - Monday 2 December to Monday, 13 January
Children can take part in the Winter Mini Challenge by simply reading three books of their choice.  They just need to add each book to the Winter Mini Challenge website and leave a short book review.  Rating and reviewing three books online will unlock a virtual badge and a special Pugs of the Frozen North certificate to print off and keep.  They’ll be a whole host of fun activities and reading recommendations, plus an exciting new competition.   The website isn’t live just yet, keep an eye out at your local library for posters or ask library staff for details nearer to December.
 
Information
 
Now the weather is turning cold, please make sure that all children come to school with a warm coat and if necessary hat and gloves. 
 
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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