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Newsletter 13 Autumn Term

By November 30, 2017Newsletter

Happy Home Learning Homework– Foundation Stage 1
Whilst you are all busy writing your Christmas cards, please encourage your child to write their own
name and remember to use their ‘Fred Frog Legs’ to hold their pencil. Our post box will be out in the
classroom from Monday morning, and class lists will be on the welcome table
Foundation Stage 2 Homework
This week we would like you to focus on the importance of internet safety with your child. Please
watch the short clip on our website and discuss this with your child
(this can be found on the parents section of our website, in the safeguarding folder). The children
recently had an assembly about e-safety so should already be able to talk to you about ways to keep
safe online. This is in preparation for upcoming homework which will involve using some really useful
websites to support learning.
Year 1 Homework
Literacy – Please read your reading book. Can you explain what you have read about on each page?
Spellings of the week: do, you, will, be, have, call, are, how, what
Think of a number then use some objects to make your number. Can you add 2 more? How many
altogether? Can you tell the story in different ways? E.g 5 and 2 more is 7 , 5 add 2 = 7 , 5 + 2 = 7,
Two more than 5 is 7, 7 is the same as 5 and 2 more.
Year 2 Homework
Spellings – luckier, luckiest, happier, happiest, fluffier, fluffiest
Maths – Please practise counting. Can you count in twos from 12, fives from 25 and tens from 31?
Repeat this process starting from different numbers.
Literacy – We would like you to find a book telling the Christmas story to read. Can you compare it
with “The Donkey’s First Christmas” which we have read in school?
Class of the Week – 20th to 24th November
Class 9 have achieved an attendance level of 98.7% and are this week’s ‘Class of the Week’.
School Grounds
You will have noticed how beautiful the school grounds are looking at the moment. I am sure you will
agree that Morthen Garden Services have made a wonderful job of making our grounds look fabulous
during these winter months. The pots have been re-planted with seasonal shrubs from Guilthwaite
Nurseries, the boundaries have been cleared of rubbish and the bench areas have had an overhaul. In
addition to this, the borders around the lawns have been tidied in readiness for the regrowth of our
spring bulbs which were planted during our Family Planting Day in remembrance of Miss Dawson. I
hope that you, like the staff, will take pride in our school grounds and take time to admire the
beautiful surroundings.
Stepping Stones Christmas Events – Tickhill Road, Maltby
Visit Santa’s Real Reindeers – Wednesday 13th December 3.30pm to 5.30pm (No booking required)
Tel 01709 334417 txt 07717815303 email
Spare Clothes Wanted
If your child has outgrown their trousers, skirts or tights we would be very grateful if you could
donate them to school. Little accidents sometimes happen and we have limited spare clothes to use at
the moment. Thank you
Dates for your Diary
St Francis Church Christmas Market
– St Francis Church will be holding a Christmas Market on
Saturday 2
nd December from 4pm to 6.30pm. There will be lots of stalls including craft, tombolas,
various gifts and a raffle. Children are invited to attend in fancy dress and there is a competition for
the best outfit.
Bramley Parish Council Christmas Market – Sunday 3rd December – Noon until 4pm at Bill Chafer
Community Centre, Flash Lane, Bramley.
Over 40 stalls will be selling a variety of arts, crafts &
seasonal goods & refreshments. Bramley Brass Band will team up with children from Bramley
Sunnyside Junior School choir to perform a medley of Christmas carols. There will be lots of
activities for children & Santa will be in his grotto. Entry is 50p inc. a raffle ticket and entry for
children is free.
Christingle Services – Christmas Eve @ 4pm and 6pm
Christmas Rock Hunt – There have been a number of small rocks hidden around the village. All the
rocks have a picture of Baby Jesus painted on them. If you find one it is yours to keep.
Please look out for the flyer from St Francis church giving further details.

Diary Dates
FS1 Dress Rehearsal
Monday 4 th December
FS1 Nativity Tuesday 5 th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
FS2 Dress Rehearsal Wednesday 6 th December 9.30am
FS2 Nativity Thursday 7 th December @ 9.30am
Flu Vaccinations FS2, Y1 & Y2 Thursday 7 th D ecember (PM)
Friday 8 th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
Christmas Pantomime Aladdin Monday 11 th December (FS2, Y1 & Y2)
(In school)
Key Stage 1 Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday 12 th December
Key Stage 1 Nativity Performances Wednesday 13 th December 1.30pm
Thursday 14 th December 9.30am & 1.30pm
Friday 15 th December 9.30am
FABSS Winter Wonderland Friday 8 th December 3pm to 6pm
FS2 & Key Stage 1 Party Day Tuesday 19 th December
FS1 Party Day Wednesday 20 th December
Father Christmas Visiting School Wednesday 20 th December
Christmas Celebration at Thursday 21 st December (AM)
St Francis’ Church for FS2, Y1 & Y2
(Weather Permitting)
Christmas Dinner
Thursday 21 st December
School Closes for Christmas Friday 22 nd December @ 2.05pm

Inset Days
Friday 9th February 2018
Friday 22
nd June 2018
Monday 23
rd July 2018