Friday, 9 December 2011

Newsletter 09.12.11

Well done to all of the children who have taken part in Nativity performances and Christmas events this week. You have made us very proud of you and the school. ‘Prickly Hay’ was a wonderful story performed beautifully by Years One and Two. Our EYFS class sang for their parents/carers and the choir excelled at the Rotary Carol Concert at the High St Methodist Church. Thank you to all of the staff for their hard work in ensuring that the children have these marvellous opportunities.

Thank you to the FOHBs for organising a fantastic Christmas Fair last weekend. It was a very successful event and it was lovely to see so many of our families. We greatly appreciate the money that you raise for our school, as well as the support of those who give up their time to help out. Please see the message from FOHBs later in the newsletter.

We have noticed that many of our children are becoming careless with school property and will be working to address this in the new year. Children may return home with payment slips for any item of school equipment that has been misused, lost or damaged. We are encouraging them to be accountable for their actions and to take greater care of their possessions. We hope you will support us with this initiative.

Please remember that we are going to the Pantomime on Tuesday afternoon so all children are bringing a packed lunch but infants will not need to bring in bookbags that day. We will be returning to school at 4pm.

We have had a number of occasions recently when the disabled parking bay has not been accessible. The parent has had to come in and use the school car park. It is essential that nobody parks on the corner opposite the school or disabled bay. The bay is used everyday for a pupil at this school. Please do park considerately.
Last orders for school uniform this term – Tuesday 13th December

Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 5th December 2012
EYFS Daniel Mountain – listening to children’s problems and caring
Yr 1 Sophie Cowell – thinking of others and acting appropriately
Yr 2 Inaya Haque – thinking of others before she acts
Yr 3 Oliver Bhutiani – listening to others then giving a point of view
Yr 4 Krishna Patel – listening to others and asking relevant questions
Yr 5 Adam O’Dea –making friends quickly by understanding others
Yr 6 Felicity White – listening well to others point of view

I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.
Paul Driver

FoHBs News
A huge thank you to everyone who helped at last Saturday’s Christmas Fayre. We raised over £2,900 which is a fantastic achievement and wouldn’t be possible without the many donations of time, prizes, bottles and cakes from everyone involved. A particular thank you must go to Helen Snowdon who spent Friday evening transforming the study base into Santa’s grotto, an enormous task which is much appreciated.
Pupil Success
Congratulations to the following pupils:
Abbie Thomas (Yr 2) who has passed her British Gymnastics Proficiency Award Level 4
Daniel Thomas (Yr 1) who has passed his British Gymnastics Proficiency Award Level 8
Anastasia Herries (Yr 1), Ellie Osborn (Yr 2), Jack Gibbs (Yr 3) and Becky Shott (Yr 6) who were all awarded Most Improved Gymnast Awards this week.
Joshua Toon (Yr 6) who was awarded his white award for archery scoring 170 points.
Hannah Mulholland (Yr 3) who was awarded a trophy for the fastest wheel change on a car team!

Christmas Post Box
The Christmas card post box is now out by the school office. As yet there have not been many cards to deliver so please remind the children and remember to put the name and class of the recipient on the envelope.
Final collection will be Thursday 15th December.

Monday 12th December.................. Junior Carol Concert 7pm High St Methodist Church
Tuesday 13th December ................. Whole School Panto Visit pm return to school at 4pm
Wednesday 14th December ........... Christmas Lunch
Friday 16th December ..................... Term Ends at 2pm
Spring Term 2012
Tuesday 3rd January ..................... INSET DAY
Wednesday 4th January................. Children return to school
Monday 16th January ................... Whole school trip to Natural History Museum
Wednesday 25th January .............. Manland v High Beeches football (A)
Friday 27th January ....................... Year 3 Cake Sale
Friday 3rd February ....................... The Lea v High Beeches football (A)
Tuesday 7th February .................... District Cross Country – Rovers Football Ground 1pm
Monday 13th February ................. Half term holiday begins

Letters Sent Home
5th Dec - Yr 3 and 4 Swimming and swimming rota
5th Dec - Mini Tennis 1-3
5th Dec - Infant milk letter Yr R – Yr2
9th Dec - Linguistics places letter

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