Pupil Voice

Book Day

Year 6 pupils were invited into Reception today to read to them.

Brandon said they listen really well, the book reminds me of the olden days when I was in Reception.


Leylian said I have enjoyed Brandon reading to me. I'm getting another book.

Hollie said it's quite fun reading to Reception and it’s nice that they actually listen to you as well.

Lia said I really like Hollie reading to me.

Jayden said I'm really enjoying reading to Olly he is really smiling.

Alexander said I would like Jayden to read to me all the time.

Shanice said it’s really nice to be able to read to Reception. Lilly is enjoying it.

Thank you to Summer for baking lovely cakes for Year 6 on Book Day.  

Duckling Diary

Le Volleyball have some new guests in their classroom this week.  It’s been a very exciting time for the class and the whole school.  Le Volleyball are keeping a daily diary of the ducklings from the moment they started to hatch.

Day 1 – 01 March 2017

The pupils watched as 2 of the eggs hatched.

Timeo – I saw the wing move a lot.  I saw the egg open.  I feel very happy.

Scarlett – So 2 eggs are cracked.  I feel so happy I could cry.  I cannot wait to hold one.

Betsy – The eggs are hatching, 2 are nearly out.  I feel really happy for them.

Hayden – What I saw from this morning is that the egg that is hatching, had a crack in it and all day the crack has been getting bigger.  Now it is actually hatching I had a little happy cry.

Day 2 – 02 March 2017

Aaliyah – 2 ducklings have hatched whilst we were in the playground and during our learning.  They are very loud squeaking and they keep kicking out their bedding.  The 3 that are in the cage seem very cheeky.  They have been playing ‘Peek a Boo’ with Billy.

Taylor – When I came into class this morning I was super excited.  When I came back to class from break time, I found that 2 more eggs had hatched.  When I looked at them, the egg looked closed and I couldn’t see the duckling, then it popped out and made me jump.  They haven’t eaten any food or drank anything yet.

Day 3 - 03 March 2017

Aaliyah - They were really cute and for the last couple of days they have been really cheeky and pecking each other.

Scarlett - They work really good together and they jump on top of each other and they always sleep on each other.

Joshua - They are very yellow and when they hatched they were very wet and didn’t like the heat very much.

Vinnie - Really really cute and clever and one jumped over the food feeder and they took a short amount of time to be born.

Billy - They have been tooting a lot and playing and snuggling up with each other.

Betsy - Yesterday when it was nearly home time Mr Price was trying to get them to eat and holding them. He opened the cage and one of them jumped up, he was trying to get out the cage.

Special Offer After school sports clubs

After school clubs will start on Monday 20 February 2017.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office.  As a special offer these clubs will be free for a term on a first come first serve basis.

After school sports clubs are running and there are still spaces available. 

Monday - Multi-Sports for Years 1 - 6

Tuesday - Take Action for Years 2 - 6 - FULL

Wednesday - Football for Years 2 - 6 - FULL

Thursday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6 - FULL

All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult.    

Celebration Assembly

Joshua for sharing your knowledge of missing number problems with the class. Well Done!

Dennis for participating in maths and being and excellent, supportive learning partner. Well done!

Maizie for being keen to improve her level of writing and reading in English.

Blaise for improving the accuracy of your writing. Your punctuation and detail show a good improvement.

Alejandro for lovely descriptive story writing. You used very mature vocabulary.

Callum for your resourcefulness and creativity in designing and making a detailed and eye catching poster.

Ruby-Rose for excellent presentation and intonation in drama.

Callum for persevering with your writing. It always 'pays off'!

Ella for excellent presentation and intonation in drama.

Imogen for showing greater confidence and resilience in her learning.

Lillie-Mae for an interesting and accurate retelling of the 'Pookins' story.

Craig for listening more carefully during carpet times, and improved behaviour for learning.

Riley-Jack for attempting new work with more confidence and determination.

Aaliyah for a detailed, well thought out retelling of the 'Pookins' story.

Calleb for always listening, participating and persevering with your learning.


The whole-school target for our attendance is 96%, which would mean that your child would be away for only 7 days in an academic year.

1st place - La Volleyball - 98.7% 

2nd place - La Danse - 98.5%

3rd place - Le Tennis - 97.1%

4th place - Le Rugby - 97%

5th place - Le Hockey & Le Ski de Descente 92.9%

6th Place - La Plongee - 92.1%

Whole-school attendance - 95.6%

School Angel fund raising

A big thank you if you have used the school's web page http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html To purchase goods and even summer holidays please use the link as it will not cost you any more money!  

A Reminder!

Now that the weather has changed please make sure that all pupils have suitable warm clothing with them i.e. Coat/jacket, scarf, hat, gloves etc.

Home Start

We have a mother and baby/toddler group which runs every Wednesday here at school from 09.00 - 11.15am.  All welcome.

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.

Image Consents

If we have not yet received your consent forms for Sharing Images of Children, could you please return them as soon as possible.  We would like to start sharing some of the pupil’s activities on FaceBook.

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 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



View more


View more


View more
01304 202651

01304 202651

View more