Pupil Voice

This term in design and technology, Notre Dame (Class 4) have been designing and making sandwiches.  Before designing their sandwiches pupils tasted a variety of different breads and fillings to help them with their plan and design of their own sandwich. Pupils were asked to evaluate their sandwiches and to think about if it had turned out the way they had planned, this is what they said……

Lauren said, “There was nothing I would change, my sandwich was exactly as I planned.  It was cheese, ham and cucumber.  I had lots of fun designing and making my sandwich, I had so many ingredients that I struggled to close the sandwich.”

Codie said, “I made my sandwich using the ingredients tuna and sweetcorn.  It didn’t go as I had planned.  I think I added to much tuna.  It tasted nice however the tuna was a little spicy.  In the future I would use bacon instead.  I had lots of fun.”

Lillie-Mae said, “I made a bagel and added ham and cucumber to it.  It was exactly as I had planned.  It tasted delicious and I had lots of fun making it.  We had all the ingredients laid out on tables in the hall so we could go and pick the ingredients we needed to create our sandwich.”


Celebration Assembly

Losha for making a great effort to speak in class about his learning.

Gavin for participating in all of our learning with great enthusiasm.

Archie for showing that he can persevere when learning becomes more difficult.

Layla for fantastic perseverance and participation in PE. Well done.

Mia for working with purpose and being resourceful when learning new vocabulary. Well Done.

Julia for persevering in all areas of our learning this week.

Liilie-Mae for persevering in our Maths this week when learning different strategies for division.

William for persevering to achieve a neater handwriting style. Well Done.

Reece for having such a positive and more independent attitude to his learning this week. Well done.

Luke for persevering to achieve a neater handwriting style with a more tricky letter formation. Well done.

Dates for your diary

15 February 2019 - Last Day of Term

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.

After school sports clubs

After school clubs will be running from Monday 07 January 2019.  If you would like to your child to attend, please contact the school office.  

Monday - Multi-Sports for Years 1 - 6

Tuesday - Take Action for Years 2 - 6

Wednesday -  Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6  

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


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.

School Angel fund raising http://www.schoolangel.org.uk/aycliffe-community-primary-school.html

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 





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