Christmas Fair – Saturday 3rd December 12-2pm.

Tomorrow sees the PTFA’s Christmas fayre return to the school hall. We have had lots of fabulous donations over the last four weeks. Thank you to each and every one of you. We hope you can come along between 12 – 2pm; we are looking forward to having lots of fun whist raising money for our school. Thank you also to those who have volunteered their services to help at the fair and helped with the preparations. We are always very grateful for your help as we couldn’t run the fair without it. Thank you.

We would be grateful if children could be in school for 12:45pm dressed in their school uniform, ready to sing at 1pm.

Raffle tickets

If you require any additional tickets, these are available from the school office. Thank you for all the tickets sold so far.

Santa Steam Train

As you know, we will be going to see Santa on Wednesday morning. The coaches will pick us up and back at school during the normal school day. Therefore, no alternative arrangements need to be made for transport. Please make sure your child has a warm coat, hat and scarf on the day. If you and providing your own packed lunch please make sure it is in a disposable bag. Please do not send fizzy drinks.

After school clubs

After school clubs have now finished for this term. Huge thanks to all those who supported the clubs. Special thanks to the staff and volunteers who made the clubs possible. We wouldn’t have been able to run them without you. We are currently considering what clubs will be on offer after the holidays. If you have any suggestions, please send them to us. We would rather offer clubs that people want, so please do get in touch!

Swimming

Swimming has now finished for this year. Well done to all the children for their hard work in the water.

Years 5/6

As mentioned in a previous letter, we are able to take children for years 5 and 6. We would appreciate it if you could return the form below to give us an idea of interest.

Open morning

We hope you will be able to join us at some point on Tuesday 6th December between 9:30 – 11:30am as we open our doors to the community. Governors will be on hand to give you guided tours and facilitate you seeing us in action. If you know anyone that might be interested in coming to have a nosey, please spread the word!

Parent consultation

As mentioned in previous newsletters, we are holding a public consultation meeting for parents, members of the Parish and those from the wider school community to initiate discussions around the possible development of a play area, running track and exercise facilities within the school grounds. The meeting will be held on Monday 5th December in school at 3:15pm. The meeting will be led by a representative from Proludic, a firm specialising in playground and fitness equipment. We hope you will be able to join us. Please let Thirza or Mrs Virani know if you are able to come so that we know how many to expect. Please also pass the information onto other residents in your village. Everyone is welcome.

Education city

If you are struggling to access Education City, please speak to a member of staff. Accessing the site via chrome seems to work better. We will be seeking your views on the site very shortly as our trial shortly comes to an end.

Christmas Tea and the 5p overcharge!

My sincere apologies again for overcharging you by 5p! Uncollected funds mean we have put 75p into our ACE charity collection.

Nativity tickets

Thanks to all those who have purchased tickets for our Nativity concert on Wednesday 14th December. There are still plenty of tickets available for the afternoon performance (£2 per adult – includes refreshments) and a few for the evening one. If you require additional tickets, please see Mrs Virani ASAP. All proceeds will go directly back into the school fund to help us buy additional resources for the children. Hopefully you will have received your tickets today. If not, please see Mrs Virani ASAP.

15th and 16th December

Next week we will be sending home details about the afternoon of the 15th December. We hope you have managed to keep it free in your diary.

Friday 16th – we will be attending a service in church led by Rev Price, before returning to school for a morning of crafts and an afternoon of dancing. This will be a joint venture between us, pre-school and Manifold Monkeys. The pre-school will be selling raffle tickets for a Christmas hamper on the 16th so please bring some money and support them if you can.

Reception Admissions – September 2017

The reception class 2017 admission process is still open. If you have a child who will turn 5 before 31st August 2018, (or know someone who does!) please consider sending them to our fantastic school.

Nursery admissions

As you know, we now offer full day provision to children aged 3 and over in our early years foundation stage. Children can join us the term after their third birthday. Don’t forget, we are also very fortunate to have a private provider onsite offering childcare provision from 18 months. Again, please help us to spread the word.

Piano tuition

As mentioned last week, Barbara Fouldes, a Warslow resident, is offering piano tuition (for a small charge – paid directly by the parents) either within the school (at lunchtime or after school) or at her home. For more information, please contact Barbara on 01298 687405 or Mrs Virani in the school office.

Advent

Well done to Zachy and Jacob who are supporting the reverse Advent Calendar during Advent. This is something we hope to support as a school in future years; however, I was concerned that we have been asking you to put your hands in your pockets a great deal lately. The idea behind the project is that you get a basket/box and put an item in each day – building up a food bank/parcel for someone below the breadline. This might be something you feel able to support as a family. It’s never too late to start.

The results are in/Celebrations

Well done to our stars of the week, golden ticket winners and Christian value winners (Peace). You are all superstars.

Star of the week

EY – Annie

1/2 – Jack P

3/4 – Molly

Christian Value

Peace – Zachy Macey

Golden ticket winners

Toby

Hattie

Dojo winners

Slytherin and Hufflepuff – Joint 1st

Ravenclaw - 2nd

Gryffindor – 3rd

Well done

Well done to Archie, Joe, Hattie & Sam Gliddon who all took part in their martial arts grading earlier this week. What super stars!

Dates for your diary:

Please note these dates are subject to change; including cancellations, additional or date changes. We will try to keep these to the absolute minimum, but sometimes things are totally out of our control.

3rd December 2016

Christmas Fayre 12;00pm

7th December 2016

Santa Steam (£15)

12th December 2016

Pantomime – bus returns to school at 4:45pm (approx)

14th December 2016

Whole school Christmas Concert 1:30pm and 5:30pm (£2 a ticket)

15th December 2016

Please keep this date free for 1 family member to attend school in the afternoon if possible! Further details will follow!

16th December 2016

Service in church led by Rev Price 9:30am

Followed by Christmas crafts and party! Parents will be welcome to join us. Further details to follow.

Have a fantastic weekend. See you all on Monday.

J Ackers

 

Mrs Ackers and the team

Years 5 and 6

 

Child’s name: ___________________________________ Class: _____________________

 

We are interested in staying for years 5/6

 

We are not interested in staying for years 5/6

 

We are unsure at this moment in time.

 

Signed _________________________________________________ Date ____________