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24th February 2017

24th February 2017

 

Dear Parents /Carers,

 

Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to attend meetings with your child/ren’s teachers this week. If you are able to complete a feedback form, we would be grateful if you could drop it off at the office.

 

Learning this week: Reception classes have been learning about dinosaurs and counting in Maths. Year 1 have been learning about Vincent Van Gogh and about counting to ten. Year 2 have been learning about ‘The Owl and The Pussy Cat’. In Maths Year 3 have been dividing using a number line and learning about mines. Year 4 have been learning how to solve word problems and reading ‘The Railway Children’. Year 5 have been learning about hockey and ‘The Highway Man’. In Maths Year 6 have been learning about regular and irregular shapes and in Art they have been using different shading techniques and drawing volcanoes.

 

Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Hawthorn: Amel, Reception Ash: Jonah,

1 Silverbirch: Daniel, 1Whitebeam: Mason, 2 Elm: Nynke, 2 Lime: Molly, 3 Juniper: Noor, 3 Willow: Skye,

4 Cherry: Te’ya, 4 Apple: Dawid, 5 Larch: Evie, 5 Hazel: Layla, 6 Blackthorn: Samiya, 6 Dogwood: Mason

 

Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Hawthorn: Pearl, Reception Ash: Niah,

1 Silverbirch: Rosie, 1 Whitebeam: Keturah, 2 Elm: Flo, 2 Lime: Hannah, 3 Juniper: the whole class,

3 Willow: Taiyo, 4 Apple: Josie, 4 Cherry: Jama, 5 Larch: Harry, 5 Hazel: John, 6 Blackthorn: Ramani,

6 Dogwood: Cameron

 

Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website every Friday. Do look at what they are all learning at http://www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk/class-pages/

 

Breakfast Club: Parents/carers are now able to pay for Breakfast Club on the school gateway. You have the option to pay for a minimum of 10 sessions in advance. If you would like to do this please go to www.schoolgateway.com. You may continue to pay by cash if you prefer.

 

Window Wanderland: A huge thank you from Mrs H and all of the children to the parent helpers who supported the Window Wanderland lessons. The lessons were fun and creative and the windows are beautiful individual works of art. Look out for them in the local area at the event on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March. http://www.windowwanderland.com/event/windmill-hill-victoria-park-2017/

 

World Book Day Thursday 2 March: Children are invited to come to school on Thursday dressed as a favourite book character and bring a donation (50p) for Book Aid International. This will be collected on the gate as they come into school.

 

World Book Day Book Sale: All children will have the chance to buy a book at the PTFA book sale on 2 March, please send your child in with another 50p for this. You can hand this to your class teacher from Monday.

 

World Book Day Bedtime Stories for Early Years and Key Stage One 6.00-6.45pm: Children are invited back to school at 6.00pm for a bedtime story. They can come in their pyjamas and bring a teddy for a story and some hot chocolate. Parents/carers are welcome to come to the hall for tea, coffee or hot chocolate while this is happening.

 

PTFA NEWS: World Book Day, Thursday 2 March. It's that time of year again and we are on the hunt for good quality book donations, (no Early Years books please, we are particularly short of books for Key Stage 2 – ages 8-11), and volunteers to help in school for an hour on the day. If you can spare a little bit of time it would be very much appreciated. This is always a lovely day to be involved in.

 

PTFA AGM and Opportunities: The AGM will be held on Monday 20 March at 3.30pm in the hall – all are welcome. Please come and give us your ideas and input. We will be sending home a letter in book bags very soon regarding the opportunities that are coming up to be more involved with the PTFA so keep an eye out for this! Feel free to contact us on smr_ptfa@hotmail.co.uk for more information.

 

Summer Fair 2017, Saturday 1 July: We are beginning the planning for this year’s summer fair already and will be putting together a summer fair committee to oversee the organisation. We would love some new faces on the committee so if any of you have been thinking about getting more involved then please come and have a chat with one of us or e-mail us at smr_ptfa@hotmail.co.uk

Planning these events is great fun, very rewarding and it's great to have new input and ideas. Come and help!

Many Thanks, Wendy, Mary, Hannah, Lisa, Katy and Rose (PTFA Committee)

 

Community News: ‘The Blue Bird’ at the Wickham Theatre - Saturday 11 March: University of Bristol’s drama department (Studiospace) is offering free tickets for children under 12 for the Saturday Matinee performance of ‘The Blue Bird’. The show is on from 9 – 11 March. In order to secure the free tickets, please use this ticket link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EKFEIJ and select the ‘£0 children under 12’ option. They will then be required to pay for any additional tickets: Concessions £7 / Standard tickets £8.

 

Dates for your Diary:

Thurs 2 March - World Book Day-In School

Tues 7 March – Y6 Camp Meeting - 6.00pm – School Hall

Tue 14 March – KS1 and KS2 SATS Meetings – 6.00pm onwards – School Hall

Mon 20 March – PTFA AGM – 3.30pm – School Hall

Thurs 18 May – PTFA Plant Sale

Fri 24 March – Comic Relief Day

Sat 1July - Summer Fair-School Playground

 

Have a good weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 27 February. Gates open at 8.45am.

 

Lucy Swift

Acting Head
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