STOP PRESS 8th February

News items for week ending 8th February 2019.

Attendance for this week

Lower School:        Ahlberg                 95.1%                   

Upper School:        Rosen                    98.6%

Well done to both of these classes

 

Communications sent out this week:

 Communication

 Applicable year group

 How it was distributed

Letter regarding using Edmondo

Year 3

Email

Invitation to Topic Assembly

Years 1 & 2

Hard copy

 

Early Years Number Workshop

On Friday 15th February, Reception parents are invited to come in and help your child with number based activities and pick up some helpful hints & tips to work on at home! The session will take place in the Inkpen classroom between 9.00am to 10.00am. If you would like to attend this session, please let the lower school office know.

 

Year 3 Trip to Library

For the year 3 local area walk and trip to Warlingham library on Friday 15th February, please be reminded that pupils should wear school uniform on this day but may change into trainers/wellies for the walk as appropriate for the weather conditions.  Please ensure your child wears a warm coat, gloves and hat for school on this day.

 

Corridor Etiquette  

We are so proud of all of the classes for showing ‘proud walking’ around the buildings.  This is going from strength to strength and has been commented on by many visitors.  (Adults are doing a great job too!) The children are courteous, kind and show exquisite manners to their peers and adults.  We are so proud of all of the classes.  Keep up the hard work!

 

New KS2 Building – Music Hub

We were so lucky to win the bid for £260,000 worth of funding that has paid for our new ‘Music Hub’ where the children in KS2 will be able to participate in music sessions/lessons. Once some final health and safety checks have been completed, the ‘Music Hub’ will be ready to fully utilise.  We are currently investigating and exploring Music lessons as an after-school enrichment for pupils who would like to play an instrument.

 

BIG Writing Workshop

Thank you to all parents who were able to attend this workshop.  The presentation and hand-out is now uploaded to our website for you to refer to. Please go to the Parents section and select the Workshops/Parent Coffee Mornings tab.

 

Head Pupil Summer Enterprise Project 2019

As you know we have Ambassador Status from Ambition Nation, because of the dedicated work we devote to Enterprise.  You will have seen how the children developed products for both the Winter Wonderland and Summer Sounds Festival, last year.  A further brilliant enterprise project is being developed by our studious Head Pupils, carefully supervised by Miss Elstob.  Our head pupils are investigating leading a Summer term, playtime, snack shop.  So far, they have audited all pupils to find out what healthy snacks they would like; looked at costings, considered allergies and conducted some market research.  Sonny has developed some prototypes which he hopes to develop further.  Please look out for more information coming soon as this project takes shape.  You will receive letters after half-term, from our Head Pupils, informing you of this fantastic initiative and an expected date of launch.  We hope you will be able to support this wonderful project as it is implemented.

 

Winter Wonderland

THANK YOU!!   We now have the final total in for The Winter Wonderland Christmas Fair and we are delighted to share with you that we have a raised £1906.41.  Thank you once again to all who helped make this such a successful fair!  We will communicate with you further to let you know how this money will be spent.

 

Mr Boffa’s Quiz night

Mr Boffa has organised a Quiz night which will take place on Thursday 28th March to see once and for all who is smarter - you or your children!  Tickets are priced at £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child.  Mr Boffa will be selling tickets on Tuesday 12th February and Thursday 14th February in the Upper School Playground.  Please click here for more details.

 

High Ashurst Trip

As per the letter which was sent out to parents last week regarding the High Ashurst trip, if you have returned the slip indicating your child would like a place on the trip, please also ensure you have paid the deposit in order for your child to be included.

 

PGL – Year 6 Parents

Thank you to those parents who have already paid the latest instalment for the PGL trip, for those parents who have not yet made the February payment please login to the website and complete payment as soon as possible.

 

Pyjama Day – Friday 22nd March

On Friday 22nd March, we are having a Pyjama Day at school! The children are invited to wear pyjama’s to school on this day in exchange for a £1 donation which will go towards our EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA!  More details to follow.

 

Word of the Week

The Word of the Week for this week was

Upper School           'indefatigable'  - persisting tirelessly 

Lower School            'craven'     - cowardly