Newsletter 13 – 6th April 2017

By April 6, 2017Newsletter

Newsletter 13 – Spring Term 6th April 2017

Happy Home Learning & Foundation Stage 2
As an introduction to our new topic ‘Into the Woods’, we would like you to visit the forest or woods and collect memento’s or take photos of what you have seen.
Year 1
Reading – Please read your reading books.
Spellings – was, were, when, went, said, told, gold, hold, old, cold
Can you write each word in a sentence to check you know how to spell it?
Maths – Can you practise finding a quarter of an amount. Cut a paper plate into quarters so your child can see the 4 equal parts. Choose a number 4 8 12 16 20. Using pasta shapes/buttons/pieces of lego etc., share the number of objects onto the plate quarters.
Year 2
Maths – Please write down all the odd and even numbers that appear on the houses on your street. What would the next odd or even number be if there was one more house? Find out how old each person is in your house. Is this an even number or an odd number? After their birthday, will the number change from odd to even or even to odd?
Literacy – We would like you to watch or read the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Can you think about the characters that we might meet in our next topic? How might we describe them?
Spellings – chocolate, Charlie, cottage, factory, golden, ticket.
Class of the Week – 27th March to 31st March
Class 10 had another fabulous week and all the children attended school every day. They are Class of the Week again for the second week running, having achieved an attendance level odd 100%. Well done!
Class of the Term
Class 9 are Class of the Term with an overall attendance level of 96.6% and they are also in the lead for Class of the Year. We are very proud of you!

Class % Attend
Spring Term %Attend
Year to Date
Unit 2 94.8 94.7
Unit 3 96.2 95.8
Unit 4 91.0 93.5
Class 5 95.0 95.1
Class 9 96.6 97.4
Class 8 96.1 95.9
Class 6 96.4 96.1
Class 10 95.6 96.5
Class 7 94.7 95.7
Totals 95.1 95.6

Church Visit
Any parents/carers who intend to join the children at St Francis church for the Easter reflection should arrive at the church for 9.30am. Thank you
Easter Crafts
Clifton Park Museum will be hosting two drop-in workshops on Tuesday 11th April, suitable for children aged 3-12 years. Children will be able to decorate an egg cup and enjoy an Easter Trail. For further details, log on to www.cliftonpark.org.uk.

Easter Holiday
School closes tomorrow at the usual time for the Easter Holidays. Hopefully, the sun will shine and the spring weather will allow us to enjoy being outdoors. We look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 24th April when the summer term begins.
Dates for your Diary
Friday 7th April Easter Visit to St Francis Church
Friday 7th April School closes for the Easter Holidays at the usual time
Monday 24th April Return to school for Summer Term
Monday 1st May School closed for May Day Bank Holiday
Friday 26th May School closes for Spring Bank Half Term
Monday 5th June Back to School
Thursday 8th June Class Photographs
(No individual photographs will be taken on this occasion)
Thursday 15th June Inset Day
Friday 16th June Inset Day
Tuesday 25th July School closes for the Summer Holidays

Inset Days – Sept 2017 to July 2018
Monday 4th September 2017 (School year begins on Tuesday 5th September)
Monday 6th November 2017 (October Half Term Previous Week)
Friday 9th February 2018 (February Half Term Following Week)
Friday 22nd June 2018
Monday 23rd July 2018 (School closes for the Summer Holidays on Friday 20th July 2018)

Serious Safeguarding information
The following has originated from a Police Safer Schools Officer in Leeds and we have been advised to pass on the information to parents/carers.
The Blue Whale game is a dangerous game that is popular at the moment in Russia and spreading across Eastern Europe.

The game is played online and spreads through social media.

Players are appointed a “master/teacher” and these “masters/teachers” challenge the players in stages, to tattoo a Blue Whale somewhere on the body, usually the arm or the leg. As the game goes on the players are encouraged to self-harm and the final challenge is to commit suicide.

All these actions have to be filmed and shared via social media to the so called “master/teacher”. The game is being played by children of all ages, some as young as primary age, but predominantly by teenagers.

Apparently this game has been mentioned on the Romanian News due to the seriousness of the consequences.

This obviously sets a worrying trend and the game has already been mentioned at a school in Leeds.