Friday, 21 October 2011

High Beeches Newsletter Blog Edition

High Beeches Newsletter Blog Edition
It is hard to believe that we are already at the end of the first half term. It has certainly been a busy few weeks with the children involved in many exciting learning activities.

As the weather changes please ensure that all children are dressed appropriately. Every child must have a coat with them in school which must be named. We try to ensure that the children are outside as much as possible at lunchtime and break time but we cannot allow the children to go outside if they do not have appropriate clothing.

After half term we will be running a trial allowing the junior children to come straight into class from 8.45am the same as the infants. The children will be engaged in activities in the classroom. All children must be in class by 8.55am at the latest as all doors will be closed at this time. The children are to enter the classrooms through the doors that they currently use. Please do remember that no adults should accompany the children into the school as the cloakrooms are small.

Thank you to all of the parents/carers who returned the slips for the curriculum event. The majority of the responses were in favour of an afternoon meeting with a crèche available for children. We will therefore be holding the curriculum event in the school hall at 3.30pm on November 15th. More details will be sent out after half term.

Well done to the Learners of the week, we are very proud of you all.
W/b 17th October 2011

EYFS Clover McDonald – working hard to improve her counting skills
Yr 1 Neel Bhopal – working hard to follow instructions
Yr 2 Jessica Clark – spotting things to improve in her work
Yr 3 Oliver Bhutiani – making an effort to improve handwriting
Yr 4 Natalie Payne – working hard to improve her handwriting and presentation
Yr 5 Max Norris – working hard to improve his spellings
Yr 6 Jemma George – working hard to improve her artwork

I hope that you have a restful half term. We look forward to seeing all of the children on Monday 31st October.
Paul Driver

School Photos
In response to concerns over our previous photographers we have used a new company this year. I would be interested to hear any comments on the photos. These could be given to the class representative in time for the Parent Forum meeting on Friday 4th November

Please ensure that all photo orders are returned to the office by Friday 4th November.

Rotary Club Shoe Boxes
Information about the Rotary Shoebox Appeal is in the school office window. This is an appeal which we have always supported usually filling over 100 boxes. Details were sent out in a letter on Tuesday and were shared with the children in assembly yesterday. Filled boxes need to be back into school on Wednesday 2nd Nov and it would be wonderful to break the 100 box mark once again. The £1 for the box is sent to the charity in order to cover the cost of the boxes, this is not money for the school.

Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Abigail Roy (Yr 5) who won the U10’s category in the Herts County Girls Squash tournament
Becky Shott (Yr 6) who has achieved her Level 4 ‘Skate UK’ Ice Skating Award
Madeline Roy (Yr 2) who gained a Bronze Medal in her age group at the Herts County Girls squash tournament
Finn Heywood (Yr 4) who was awarded the ‘player of the week’ trophy for Harpenden Colts football club.
Jemma George (Yr 6) who has passed her Grade One riding award.

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