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Newsletter 2 – Autumn Term 2015
Whole School Homework
You should all have received a topic letter outlining the subject your child will be learning about during the coming term and we would like you to spend time with your child sharing this information. Maybe you could research the topic together on the internet or read an information book with pictures and relevant facts. We would then like each child to write about what they are looking forward to most. If writing is tricky, a picture would be lovely and maybe you could help them to label it.
Foundation Unit – Polite Notice to All Families
We would remind all our families that adults and children are to remain on the Foundation Stage Playground and not access the grassed area or any learning equipment during collection and drop off times.
We are developing our outdoor area and have recently added a lot of new plants which need time to grow and flourish; the children also spend time preparing resources for their daily learning activities which at times is being spoilt by others. Thank you for your understanding and assistance.
Be Prepared
We thank you for ensuring that your children arrive at school, on time looking smart in their uniforms. However, we have noticed that some children have not been prepared for reading and PE lessons. PE kits and book bags should be brought to school every day to avoid lessons being missed. Also, due to health and safety regulations, earrings are not permitted during PE lessons. They cannot be covered with plasters and must not be removed by a member of staff. Therefore, if your child cannot remove their own earrings, they should not wear them on PE days. Thank you
Woodland Kitchens
We have two ‘Woodland Kitchens’ in school where the children can enjoy ‘messy play’ making mud pies, and compost puddings. Yum!! To help enhance this exciting outdoor play experience we need extra utensils for the children to use. Therefore, if you have any old saucepans, frying pans or utensils of any kind hiding in your kitchen cupboards please bring them to school, where the children will make good use of them.

Lunch Time Provision
Mrs Pemberton, our school cook, prepares delicious meals and sandwiches each day for the children to enjoy. There are two hot meal options and various sandwich choices each day, all of which are provided free of charge for infant children. She has advised us that it is not an option to prepare sandwiches with fillings other than those stated on the menu. Also, children should stick to either school meals or packed lunches from home on a weekly basis so that the cook can prepare for the coming week.
Health & Safety
At the beginning of the school year we would remind you that children must dismount scooters before entering the school premises and should not ride around the playground before or after school.
Fabss are holding a fashion show on Friday October 16th from 6.30pm to 9.30pm to help raise more funds. Red Frog Fashions specialise in supplying ex-chain store clothing from leading high street brands, offering massive discounts on the RRP, so you can be assured of bargain prices. There will be a licensed bar and snacks available, along with a gift stall and raffle. Tickets can be purchased using the order forms which were sent home last week or by contacting FABSS at or telephone 07948 998236.
St Francis Church Flash Bash
Everyone is welcome to attend ‘The Flash Bash’ at St Francis Church which takes place tonight from 7pm to 9pm. There will be live music, food and a talk from Bishop Graham Cray (Special Guest). The event is free to attend and further details can be found by visiting or by contacting the vicar by email:
Diary Dates
Thursday 17th September EWO monitoring visit
Wednesday 23rd September Year 2 Visit to Skipton Castle
Thursday 1st October EWO monitoring visit
Thursday 15th October EWO monitoring visit
Friday 16th October FABSS Fashion Show
Friday 23rd October Break up for October H/T
Monday 2nd November Inset Day