17th March 2017
Dear Parents /Carers,
It was lovely to see so many of the children dressed in red this morning, thank you for all your donations for Comic Relief today. We will give you a total of money raised in next week’s newsletter.
Learning this week: Reception classes have been making Mother’s Day cards and have been writing dinosaur facts in English using ‘because, and or so’. In Year 1 they have been learning to put coins in order to help with their Maths. In Year 2 they have been dividing by 2 and 5 and measuring in centimetres. In Year 3 they have been planning their own ‘rags to riches’ stories in English and in Maths they have been learning about fractions. Year 4 have been continuing with their topic and writing a diary entry about the train journey they took to Avonmouth. Year 5 have been planning an autobiography in English and in Maths they have been learning about statistical data. Year 6 have been sketching tulips in art and in English they have been writing a ‘defeat the monster’ story.
Super Learner Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Hawthorn: Dusty, Reception Ash: Frank,
1 Silverbirch: Reggie, 1 Whitebeam: Alfie, Tunde and Kyran, 2 Elm: Vinnie, 3 Willow: Mohamed,
4 Apple: the whole class, 4 Cherry: Nasreen, 5 Larch: Azarel, 5 Hazel: Jozef, 6 Blackthorn: Dylan,
6 Dogwood: Shernette
Value Champion Certificates have been awarded to: Reception Hawthorn: Amy-Grace,
1 Silverbirch: Jahshore, 1 Whitebeam: Rayaan, 2 Elm: Amy, 2 Lime: Lola, 3 Willow: Mia, 4 Apple: Millie,
4 Cherry: Samuel, 5 Larch: Frank, 5 Hazel: Leo, 6 Blackthorn: Rowan, 6 Dogwood: Gracie-Jayne
Teachers and children will be updating their class pages on the website regularly. Do look at what they are all learning at http://www.stmaryredcliffeprimary.co.uk/class-pages/
A reminder of the 48 hour rule: If your child suffers with any vomiting or diarrhoea, please ensure that they do not return to school for 48 hours after the last incident. This school policy based on NHS advice and is designed to help stop the spread of stomach upsets amongst the children. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Term 4 Curriculum Afternoon: This will be held on Thursday 6 April from 2.30 to 3.20pm. A letter will be sent home with further details shortly.
Nursery Places: We have places available for a September 2017 start in our Nursery. Places are available on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday morning or a Wednesday afternoon, Thursday, Friday. If you or anyone you know would be interested in a place, please come to the office and fill out an application form. Your child must be born between 01/03/2013 and 31/08/2014.
Photographs: The school photo order was collected on Thursday, and so we cannot accept any more orders in the office. You are still able to order pictures of your child direct from Tempest – all the information you need is on the form.
PTFA News: A huge thank you for all of you that came and supported us or sent us messages for the AGM. We hopefully have a full team again, and we are looking forward to the year ahead.
Easter Egg Hunt: We still need four more volunteers to help with our Easter Egg Hunt on Tuesday 4 April after school. Volunteers will be needed from 3.20pm-4pm, to hand out the egg hunt sheets and give out the prizes. The Egg Hunt will start at 3.30pm in the school playground. All children and any younger siblings are welcome to join in. Cost is £1 per child and everyone gets a prize. Non-dairy prizes will also be available.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Donations for school in Somaliland: One of our SMSAs, Sabah Egah, is collecting donations for the Go’o primary school in Somaliland. We would be very grateful for donations of children’s clothes/shoes that your children have outgrown; books and pencils. Please give in to the school office. Thanks for your support.
Community News: Advance Notice: Moose Club will be closed on 4th May as their building will be used as a polling station. They ask that you please make alternative arrangements.
Dates for your Diary:
Tue 28 March – Piano Recital – 10.00am - School Hall
Tues 4 April - Easter Egg Hunt- 3.30pm- School Playground
Thurs 6 April – Curriculum Afternoon – 2.30-3.20pm
Fri 7 April – END OF TERM
Mon 24 April – START OF TERM 5
Thurs 18 May – PTFA Plant Sale
Sat 1 July - Summer Fair-School Playground
Have a good weekend. We will see your children before 8.55am on Monday 27 March. Gates open at 8.45am.
Lucy SwiftInterim Head teacher