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November 23, 2018

Message from Mrs Anderson…

Thank you for joining your child in their classes last week to share their learning on e-safety and anti-bullying.  We had an excellent week in school where they took part in some excellent learning experiences. It was very clear that they all understood what it is to be safe on-line and how they can keep safe.  Please keep those conversations going with your child at home.

Your child’s safety and welfare is so important to us, please help us to keep them safe.  We are getting more cars parking on the lane again, please walk or park on the surrounding roads but do not park illegally.  Your children should be able to walk down the lane safely and free from any risks. The pavements need to be kept fully clear, to allow access for pushchairs and wheelchairs.  We all need to work together on this.

 

Year 6 Residential 2019

Later today we will be having our first meeting in relation to the Residential for our current year 5.  This will be a residential to Okehampton in September 2019 when they are in year 6. If you have missed the meeting please speak with Miss Hill to get the information.

 

Water in School

As a school we encourage our children to keep hydrated throughout the day as we know that their brains and bodies function better.  Please can you ensure that your child has water in school in a sports style bottle daily for this? They are not allowed to have squash of juice to drink during learning time, unless there is medical evidence to support this.  It is really important that you support the school and your child with this. We have school water bottles for sale in the office.

 

Christmas festive lunch and jumper day…

You will all be aware that we are rapidly approaching the time of Advent.  There are a number of festive events planned during this period that you will now be aware of.  We will be having our Christmas dinner on Thursday 13th December- we would like to encourage our children to wear their festive jumpers on this day.

 

Brighten up day…

Thank you for your support with CAFOD Brighten Up Day, we raised £186.65.  A great deal of money that will make a big difference to this cause.

 

Children in Need…

A massive thank you for your support with Children In Need this year- we have done brilliantly with the different events. A grand total of  £267.68

 

Uniform and PE kits…

Please can you ensure your child has their PE kit in school each week- this is part of the school curriculum and it is vital that your child can take part. If you have any difficulties please speak with us, instead of your child being hassled by a member of staff about why they haven’t got it.

At the beginning of term all of the children came back in perfect school uniform, from  shirts, ties to their school shoes. We are noticing that some of this is slipping, there is a clear expectation for all parts of the school uniform so please can you make sure your child has it in place.  They will need jumpers and thick coats from now on as it is quite cold outside during the lunchtime period.

Advent and Christmas events…

Christmas Fair: Friday 30th November

Celebration Assembly: Friday 7th December

Advent Mass: Thursday 6th December

Foundation and Key Stage 1 Performances: 12th and 14th December

Christmas Dinner: Thursday 13th December

Key Stage 2 Performances: 18th and 19th December

Last day of term: Thursday 20th December

 

Word Mania

 

We have almost reached to the end of the three week competition. Well done to everyone who took part, I know you all enjoyed creating those words. We won't know the results of the final until next week, but at the end of round 2 we were in the following positions in the South West:

 

Year 3 - First place

Year 4 - Third place

Year 5 - Third place

Year 6 - Second place

 

What fantastic results!

 

Gospel message…

This weekend, the parable in the Gospel speaks to us of God and how God treats us. We have all been given gifts and talents by God. The important thing is not what I have been given, but how I use what I have been given. God calls us, God loves and as we see in this gospel, God also trusts us. Our talents are not just for ourselves; they are meant to be used to proclaim the gospel and build the Kingdom of God. Just think of the trust God has in each of us and the risk he takes with us. We are now living in a time when we are waiting for the Lord to return. This parable teaches each of us what to do during this time of waiting.

 

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