Pupil Voice

Duckling Diary

Timeo said "The ducklings came to swim in the water, they knew how to swim already.  They had a poo in the water whilst they were swimming.  The ducklings have gone home today, I feel sad.  I think that they will get eaten when they are older."

Olly said "The ducklings have been playing 'Peak a Boo' with the class.  The ducklings have got a lot bigger this week.  They are so fluffy.  They have been drinking a lot of water.  Yesterday the ducklings had a swim for the first time, they also had a walk around on the carpet.  Today the ducklings have gone out, I will really miss them."

Layla said "The ducklings have been playing 'Peak a Boo', eating and sleeping.  The ducklings always win at 'Peak a Boo'.  They have been jumping over their food tray and in it. I have really enjoyed having them, one even pecked me.  I will really miss them because they are really cute.  My dad said that we could have ducks in our garden."

Pupils in Year 6 were asked if they enjoyed their Ancient Egyptian Workshop.

Thomas said "I really enjoyed being able to smash up the chalk and grinding seeds into flour.  I loved making our own necklaces, we got to keep them and they are meant to be a good luck charm."

Sienna said "My favourite part was spotting if the ancient artefacts were real or fake.  Also when we were drawing the 'book of the dead' for when they follow it in their afterlife."

Dennis said "I enjoyed the end when we could play a game of digging up treasure from sand."

Summer said "It was a really good pleasure to have the people here, we learnt a lot about ancient Egyptians from them.  I really liked weaving the reed mats.  I would have one in my house."

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

Maisie for listening so well in class and persevering with her tasks even when she found them a challenge.

Riley-Jack for working hard and participating so well in maths lessons this week.

Luke for focused learning behaviour and for always working to the best of his ability.

Emily for persevering in maths lessons and for her enthusiasm when learning about fractions this week.  She has also been very committed to learning her times tables in recent weeks.

Layla for thinking deeply to create some interesting superhero labels.  Well done!

Joshua for sharing your exciting ideas for your superhero story with the class.  Well done!

Kirsty for challenging her group when she disagreed in science and trying to justify her thinking.

Liam for persevering much more frequently and being resourceful if he needs support.

Maya for connecting learning in science with learning at home.  Thank you for demonstrating robot arm (which you built) to us.

Summer for making excellent connections between learning at school and at home.  Practising maths calculations, angles, active and passive voice and handwriting has earned you five apples on our learning tree.

Alexander for connecting with our story 'Oliver's Vegetables', to create a Lego model of Grandpa's garden.


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 - Le Rugby - 98.6% 

2nd place - Le Ski de Descente - 98.0%

3rd place - La Plongee - 97.4%

4th place - La Danse & Le Volleyball - 96.2%

5th place - Le Hockey - 94.0%

6th Place - Le Tennis - 93.1%

Whole-school attendance -  96.4%

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!  

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 





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