Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Monday 16th October sees the start of our Read a Thon.  Children will be bringing sponsorship forms home with them, so please encourage family and friends to sponsor the children to read as much as they can over the next three weeks.

Events taking place as part of Read-a –thon:

  • We would welcome parents to come and read a story, book or poem to their children’s class. If you are available to do this, please speak to Mrs Viana.
  • On Tuesday 17th October, at 9:30 Laura Dockrill, an outstanding children’s author, will be talking about her new book ‘My Mum’s growing down’ to all of KS2.  Signed copies will be available for parent to buy both after the visit and at the end of the school day.  Parents are most welcome.
  • Pyjama Day: On Friday 20th October, all children are invited to come to school in their pyjamas - in the afternoon, all classes will spend time reading and having a lovely, cosy time.
  • On Friday 3rd November, to mark the end of the Read-a Thon, children are invited to dress up as their favourite fictional character. 
  • Every child who takes part will be put into a draw to win an e-reader or a Waterstones gift card (donated by Chestertons)

Many thanks to Mrs Alford who very kindly took all the harvest festival food to the passage.

The Harvest Supper for parents in Nursery takes placed this evening.  We hope to see many Nursery and Reception parents there and we are looking forward to a lovely evening.

Parent - Teacher consultations take place on Wednesday and Thursday this week (18th and 19th October). Please make sure that you have signed up for a slot via Parentmail.

Parent workshop by the school’s Educational Psychologist, Alexander Haswell:

The Importance of Play and Sleep in Child DevelopmentTuesday November 7th at 9:15am
 
In this one hour workshop we will discuss the importance of play and sleep in child development. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and is essential to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them. We will also look at the importance of sleep, as evidence shows that night time sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise for children to develop.
 
This will be a practical workshop, offering all parents who attend meaningful strategies and ideas to support their children around these crucial areas. There will be lots of room for questions during the workshop and parents will be invited back later in the academic year to meet again with the educational psychologist, to discuss progress and ask questions / share observations and ideas.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

OCTOBER

Monday 16th
Read-a-thon begins

Tuesday 17th
Author Laura Dockrill visiting KS2 & Book sale 9:30am Hall (parents welcome)
                                                                                 
Wednesday 18th
Parent teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Thursday 19th
Parent teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6:00pm

Friday 20th
End of term – school ends 3:30pm

Monday 30th
Term starts (winter uniform)
Readathon week 2
NCMP weighing & measuring Y6

Tuesday 31st
Author Liz Pichon visiting

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 1st
KS2 Mass 10am (All Saints)               

Tuesday 7th
Alex Haswell workshop for parents – the importance of sleep (Hall 9:15am)

Thursday 9th
Y3 teaching mass    

Wednesday 15th
Flu vaccine (Rec, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4)      

Tuesday 21st
Road safety team working with Y6

Wednesday 22nd
St John’s Hospice talking to Y5 & Y6

Saturday 25th
Winter Gala  

DECEMBER

Tuesday 5th
KS2 Mass @ Our Lady’s 10am (Advent begins)       

Thursday 7th
KS1 Advent Service 9am school hall           

Tuesday 12th
KS2 Christmas Carol Service @ Our Lady’s church 2pm

Wednesday 13th
EYFS Christmas production 9:30am school hall
KS1 Christmas production 2:30pm school hall

Thursday 14th
KS1 Christmas production 6pm school hall


Merits

Rec B1 - Luca
Rec B2 - Rocco
Pink 1 - Elisa
Pink 2 - Freddie
Pink 3 - Carolina
Blue 1 - Heidi
Blue 2 - Maisie
Blue 3 - Vincent
Violet 1 - Laura
Violet 2 - Harry


Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Martha
Rec B2 - Theodora
Pink 1 - Theophile
Pink 2 - Alexander
Pink 3 - Alexandre
Blue 1 - Leonardo
Blue 2 - Abelia
Blue 3 - Eloise
Violet 1 - Gabriella
Violet 2 - Rudy