Download: No 12 Nov 27th

Dear Parents and Carers

Thank you for your feedback regarding the school photographs. I can see that many of you have been pleased with the quality of them. Just a reminder that orders need to be completed by 5pm on Monday 30th November.

Year 6
Year 6 have had a fabulous time at Hill End this week. Although not the residential they were all looking forward to they have enjoyed the outdoors, developed team work and explored activities we could not create at school. Thank you to all the staff who made the visit memorable for the children.

Christmas Lunch
A letter came out this week inviting you to order a Christmas lunch for your child on Wednesday 18th December. It will not be our usual affair where everyone gets together in the hall but we will make it as festive as possible, with crackers. Please order by the end of today so that the kitchen can place their orders in good time.

PTA
The PTA has sent a poster out today with details of Christmas fund raising events. Christmas Jumper Day is Tuesday 8th December. Children may wear a festive jumper/ t-shirt/ top instead of their sweatshirt/ shirts but with the rest of their school uniform. This is in exchange for the Christmas Raffle (see details on the flyer).

YABBA DABBA DOO!
As part of LKS2’s topic on the Stone Age, the children in Years 3 and 4 will be having a Stone Age day on Friday 11th December. Throughout the day they will be completing different stone age related activities, such as hunting and gathering. We are inviting children to come dressed up in their finest stone age attire! We hope to have a great day, bringing the work the children have been learning this term to life.

Recommended Reads
With Christmas approaching we thought you might be interested in some fiction that relates to work your child is currently studying at school. Here are this week’s top choices:

EYFS Oi Frog! Kes Gray and Jim Field.
This brilliant rhyming book is great to read to your child again and again! We have also loved Oi Dog! This week – we liked the page “cheetahs sit on fajitas!” There are more in the series too.
KS1 Counting on Katherine Helaine Becker

Key Stage 1 recommend this book because as part of our Space topic we have studied influential people in the history of space travel and it also tied in with our Black History Month work. It is full of beautiful illustrations and makes the story of Katherine Johnson and her mathematical achievements in NASA really accessible to younger children. It’s also very inspirational and we think it could inspire girls and any budding mathematicians out there!
LKS2 The Wild Way Home Sophie Kirtley
A boy runs into the forest after hearing some worrying news about his new born brother. Suddenly the forest seems different and ancient and Charlie realises he has been transported into the Stone Age.
UKS2 There May Be A Castle’ Piers Torday
Mouse Mallory goes on an adventure in a snowy forest on Christmas Eve accompanied by his faithful horse Nonky, but is all as it seems? A book for children interested in adventure and fantasy stories. The perfect book for Christmas 🎄

Via Pupil Post
Raffle Tickets
Via Parent Mail
PTA Flyer

Next Week
Year 6 Bikeability Wed and Thurs

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer