Dear Parents,

What a busy half-term this has been thus far. Anti-bullying week, our bonfire discos, ‘Children in Need’ mufti day, have all come and gone, and we have yet to hit December! With three weeks left in the calendar year, it is really important that we use every available lesson in order to further our pupils learning. To that end, please could you continue to bring your child to school early every day possible. Our attendance is creeping up to the 96% (currently 95.4%) and it’s going to take a concerted effort to get us close by the end of the Autumn term.

The children have been involved in Assessment week during the course of the week, and this culminates in our British Values Dazzle day today. The children are always encouraged to try their best, and our assembly on Monday focused on the effort that we want to see. We also discussed having a positive attitude towards our learning and not being afraid to show our best efforts. We spoke about how worry and anxiety will affect our ability to showcase our best work, while a small amount of nervousness is a healthy and normal feeling to experience.

We have various visits and events on the go, please continue to check the calendar in order to stay up to speed with everything.

Our ‘Children in Need’ mufti day managed to raise £479.15, which is an incredible amount and shows the real generosity of our community – thank you so much!

Finally, please continue to read with your child at home in order to gauge their understanding, and talk about the themes that are coming though the books. Have a wonderful weekend!

Mr Crosbie- Wosbie (As named by the Nursery pupils)

Scooters and Bicycles on site
Whilst we don’t want to stop pupils from riding their scooters and bicycles to school, we also don’t want members of our community being injured due to this. Please can you ensure that your children are exercising caution and awareness when traveling to school. When they get to the internal gates inside the school boundaries, we will be asking them to dismount, particularly if there is a lot of congestion. Please could you do the same.
We are looking forward to the annual Christmas Fayre which will be held on the 12th December at 3:30pm in the Arc Hall. If you would like to help our ever-growing PSA, or contribute in any way, please contact Emma in reception.
We will again be raising money for ‘Save the Children’ by bringing in a pound to wear Christmas Jumpers on Friday 13th December. We look forward to seeing all the children in their Christmas jumpers, supporting this worthwhile cause. 
Year 6 Visit Recount
Last week, year 6 went on a trip to The British Museum. Here children were looking at different artefacts associated with the Ancient Greece era. For the past term the year 6 children have been studying different aspects of Ancient Greek life, including different mythical stories. During the trip, children had to complete a trail whereby they had to search different items which reflected different aspects of Ancient Greek life. The children thoroughly enjoyed working as a team whilst searching the different items, some groups got competitive, trying to beat the other groups in completing the tasks. The trips allowed the children to visually see and experience many things and were able to relate it to the different areas of studies done so far. Some quotes from some of the children from the trip are as follows:
  • Amir- ‘The sculptures were beautiful and gave us a real insight to the history of Ancient Greece.’ 
  • Amena- ‘I saw lots of historical monuments.’
  • Zeus- ‘There was a range of different cultures in one building.’ 
  • Souhail- ‘It was a fun way of learning.’
  • Hangma- ‘A very educational insight to how it was.’ 
  • Ivan- ‘It enabled us to relate previous learning to what we saw at the museum.’
  • Lucus- ‘It was exhausting!’
  • Frankie-‘Looking at the gold (jewellery of Ancient Greek times was really interesting.’
Issue 79
29th November 2019
Primary Phase Key Dates
December

2nd Dec


Phase 1 Assembly, 10.20am

Phase 2 Assembly, 10.25am

6th Dec

Phase 1 Assembly, 10am 

Phase 2 Assembly, 10.30am

9th -13th Dec

Yr 6 Assesment Week

9th Dec

Phase 1 Assembly, 10.20am

Phase 2 Assembly, 10.25am

10th Dec

Yr 1 & Yr 2 Christmas Show - 
9.30-10.30am & 2-3pm

13th Dec

Nursery & Reception Christmas Show -
9.30-10.30am & 2-3pm

20th Dec 

Last day of term

Click here for the full Academy Calendar (dates are subject to possible changes)

Overall Attendance for the week commencing 18th November was 95.2%
 
Giraffe  99.3%

Peacock  98.1%
Owl  95.8%
Turtle  97.7%
Starfish  94.3%
Giraffe  99.3%
Albatross  90.7%
Panda  93.8%
Koala  87.7%
Eagle  98.7%
Octopus  94%
Elephant  95%
Lobster  97.2%
Squirrel  99.2%
Kestrel  98.3%
Lynx  97.3%
Coral  95%
Dormouse  84.5%
Dove  96.3%
Kingfisher  90.7%


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Home Corner
Giving you ideas for learning with your child at home
E-Safety Top Tips:
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BBC Schools
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National Literacy Trust 
The NLT provides lots of great ideas for learning at home with your child. 
Click here for NLT inspiration and resources!
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