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.
 
Pupil Voice
Pupils in Bourgogne have been conducting experiments this week in class and this is what they had to say……
George said, “We have been learning about the Water Cycle, we are really interested in it.  We wondered what would happen if we melted chocolate, wax, butter and ice.  We had to predict which solid would melt first.  I thought it would be the ice, it was the chocolate that melted first.  This was because there was a larger flame under the chocolate.  We turned solids into liquids.”
Layton said, “We are learning about liquids, gasses and solids.  We had to melt chocolate, butter, wax and ice.  The butter melted first on our table and the chocolate didn’t melt at all.  This was because the butter had the biggest flame of fire under it.  It was the butter, then the ice and then the wax but not the chocolate.  This was because the chocolate had a tiny flame under it so it was not hot enough to melt the chocolate.”
Lillie-Mae said, “We were looking at solids, liquids and gasses and we were melting solids into liquids. On our table the butter melted first, then the ice, then the wax but the chocolate didn’t melt.  We took temperature readings of all the liquids and the ice had the highest temperature at 64.9⁰C.”
 
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
 
Running Club
This is another exciting new after school club that will be starting on Tuesday for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 with Mrs McLoughlin.  It will start at 3.15pm and finish at 4.15pm.  All pupils will need to be collected from school by an adult.  Please inform the school office if your child wishes to attend.
 
Celebration Assembly
Ben for demonstrating good learning behaviour across all subjects.
Billy for working hard and persevering in class.  Also, for improved learning behaviour.
Scarlett for always working with purpose in all areas of learning.  She always tries her best and does so with a smile on her face! 
Oscar for persevering when trying to write numbers.
Regan for showing fantastic perseverance and being a collaborative member of our class.  Well done!
Logan for working with purpose and showing great passion when practising hockey.  Well done!
Kaylin for her participation in Science and using excellent Scientific language in her explanations.
Masie for challenging herself in Mathematics.
 
‘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:
Hartley
Riley
Scarlett
Kaylin
Olly
 
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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