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NEWS - 22 NOVEMBER 2018

Next week’s value is Charity

“It is more blessed to give than receive.” Acts 20.35

Dear parents/carers

 

It’s been another action packed week at school for children and staff.

The week commenced with a visit from two community police officers who spoke to children in assembly about the importance of appropriate behaviour and responsibility both in school and in the wider community.  The officers then visited reception class as part of their topic, ‘People who help us in our community.’  Children were excited to be able to have a look at the police car, see the flashing lights and listen to the siren.

On Tuesday evening the governing body met for it’s half termly meeting.

Wednesday was a busy day for staff development; our school business manager began her Level  5 School Business Manager’s diploma.  This will involve eighteen months of training and assignments, so it’s very much ‘back to school’ for Mrs Oqvist. 

After school, Mrs Radcliffe and I attended training at the Good Shepherd Trust whilst teachers began their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) training in school. The first session dealt with assessment, looking at ways to move from test base assessment to formative assessment to see how children are progressing on a weekly basis.

Mrs Radcliffe was out of school Thursday attending a Head Teachers conference at the Trust.

In school, Thursday began with an outstanding assembly delivered by Y3. The children had learnt a staggering amount of lines; they spoke out beautifully and entertained us with their singing and dancing. (Apparently the Floss was around then too!) Well done to Y3, Mrs Ryder and Mrs Denyer for a superb performance.

Nativity rehearsals are under way and beautiful singing can be heard floating down the corridors from the Key Stage One classrooms, please can you read the information below regarding seating capacity and use of photographs and social media.

Finally, as the cold days have now hit us can I remind you to send children with appropriate coats for playtimes.

Have a great weekend

 

 

MICHAELMAS TERM

22nd Nov @ 9.00am

Y3 Class Assembly – parents welcome

23rd Nov @ 2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents welcome

26th Nov

Clubs Week 10 Final Week

26th Nov

Y6 Surrey History Centre

29th Nov @ 9.00am

Y5 Class Assembly – parents welcome

30th Nov

Pied Piper Theatre Company R, Y1, Y2

1st Dec

Santa Dash

4th Dec

Barrow Hills Cross Country – selected pupils

4th Dec @ 9.30am

Nativity Dress Rehearsal – nursery invited

5th Dec @ 2.00pm

Nativity Performance – donations to Save the Children

6th Dec @ 9.00am

Y4 Class Assembly - parents welcome

6th Dec @ 2.00pm

Nativity Performance – donations to Save the Children

7th Dec

Mufti Day – bring in your PTA donations for the fair, raffle and hamper

7th Dec @ 9.30am

Nativity Performance – donations to Save the Children – Please note this performance is now fully booked

7th Dec @ 2.15pm

REACH Assembly – whole school, parents/carers

10th Dec @ 9.00am

Drama Club Assembly – parents welcome

11th Dec

Christmas Lunch Amber and Emerald

12th Dec

Christmas Lunch Ruby and Sapphire

13th Dec @ 9.00am

Y6 Class Assembly – whole school, parents/carers

14th Dec

Christmas Jumper Day and School Fair

14th Dec

No celebration assembly

17th Dec @ 6.30pm

KS2 Carol Service at St Mary’s Church

19th Dec @ 9.15am

Final Assembly – whole school, parents/carers

19th Dec @ 1.30pm

Last day of term

4th Jan

INSET Day

7th Jan

Epiphany Spring Term 2019 Commences

 

SANTA DASH AND CHRISTMAS TREES

Just a remidner to order your Christmas Trees via the PTA by 30th November.  They really are great value for money and excellent trees!

Don’t forget to register for the Santa Dash on Saturday 1st December – details attached!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

If running isn't your idea of a fun day out, why not help out with marshalling instead.  For the event to run smoothly we need lovely people standing on the course to ensure the safety of the runners.

If you’re keen to help, please email Emma Hitchcock on emmahitchcock@hotmail.com!
 

PIED PIPER

A kind reminder to classes R, 1LS and 1B to please pay £4.85 on Scopay towards the Pied Piper Performance next Friday 30th November.

NATIVITY PERFORMANCES

Tickets for our Nativity performances will be sent out in book bags today.  Please note that we are extremely limited on space in the school hall and that the Friday 9.30 performance is now full.  We will have a list of names on the door to ensure that all those who have a ticket will have a seat.  If you do not have a ticket please do not turn up as there will not be space.

There are still limited spaces on the Wednesday and Thursday performances.

If you require a wheel chair space please inform the school office.

Can I kindly request in advance that no photos or videos of the performance are posted on any social media sites.

PE NEWS

PE Sessions in cold weather

The weather this week has certainly been colder than we've had. The children will be outside for their PE sessions with Mrs Wright or Kickstart unless it is heavy rain or unsafe due to icy conditions. Therefore it is a good idea to supply your child with some winter gear: Thermal long sleeved tops and leggings are great worn under normal PE kit. Hats can be worn and gloves if they have some grip. It is essential to have something to cover cold legs: tracksuit trousers or leggings. A hoodie is a good idea as a school jumper or cardigan is thinner and can get wet and muddy.

Cross country

After the success of our Cranleigh cross country event, we are entering some selected Year 5 and 6 pupils in an event at Barrow Hills on Tuesday 4th December. If you have not returned your slip, please do so.

          

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