Pupil Voice

A child from each class was asked 'What they were thinking about and how it made them feel during the Remembrance Silence?' and here are their answers.

Charlie said that it made her think about why it is good to raise money for the Royal British Legion.

Taylor said that he was thinking about all the children and how they would have felt during the war.

Jessica said that she felt sad and that she was thinking about all the soldiers that died during the wars.

Anthony said that he was thinking about all the soldiers that died fighting in the wars.

Riley said he felt like he was there on the last day of the war and he was thinking about all the soldiers that fought for us.

Maya said that the assembly made her think about all the soldiers that had to leave their families to fight the war and how they gave up their lives for us.


Celebration Assembly

Tamara for showing great perseverance in her maths work.

Anthony for being a supportive learning partner and helping his partner to persevere.

Brandon for demonstrating all the learning values in school.  Well done.

Ryan for perseverance; you are working so hard in all areas of the curriculum.  Keep it up!

Timeo for participating in class discussions and sharing your ideas in English.  Well done!

Layla  for exploring different art mediums and creating an excellent drawing of bonfire night.  Well done!


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 Volleyball - 97.7%

2nd place - Le Tennis - 97.5%

3rd place - Le Ski de Descente - 96.7%

4th place - Le Hockey - 96.2%

5th place - La Danse - 95.9%

6th Place - Le Rugby - 95.7%

7th Place - La Plongee - 94.7%

Whole-school attendance - 96.3%

Home Start

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

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.

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.

Just a reminder to members of the community that when you are on the school grounds there is a Code of Conduct that needs to be adhered to.  So we would therefore be grateful for people to NOT use bad language.  Thank you for your support.


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 services over the internet. As a quick reminder, buying goods and services from well-known brand names through the link will not cost you any more money! So far the school has raised £176 through our School Angel charity web page.  I am hoping to raise a lot more through this source over the lead up to Christmas as there are so many popular suppliers who are offering to give up some of their profits to us, for example, Amazon, Marks and Spencer’s, Argos and a number of popular holiday companies.  Perhaps you could go and have a look at the list of suppliers… you may be surprised! It has taken us 18 months to raise £176 as a school and so I don’t think that many people have been using the School Angel.  If the school doesn’t use the School Angel newsletter it will be removed from the School Angel website. I really hope that we won’t be one of those schools as this is a really easy way to earn extra cash for the school.  If you think you can help with this fund raising opportunity and are unsure what to do please email and Louise Birch will let you have some more information.

Thank you for your continued support.

After school sports clubs

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

Wednesday - Football for Years 2 - 6

Thursday - Street Dance for Years 2 - 6

Friday - Gymnastics for Years 2 - 6

All clubs cost £1 per club per pupil.  The clubs have continued into Term 2 and the cost for this Term per club is £7.

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.

Minutes late per day during the school year = Equals days' worth of teaching lost in a year

5 minutes = 3 days

10 minutes = 6 1/2 days

15 minutes = 10 days

20 minutes = 13 days

30 minutes = 19 days

Frequent lateness can add up to a considerable amount of learning lost, and can seriously disadvantage your child. School begins at 09.00am.  Please help your child to be punctual.

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 are 08.50am - 3.15pm

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

There are still spaces left in the sports club if your child would like to join.

School Office opening hours are from





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