Newsletter Autumn 11

21st November 2014

Next Week Reminders:

Monday: Choir – 15:15 – 16:30

Tuesday: Music Club - 15:15 - 16:00  / Dance Club 3:15 – 16:00

Thursday: Christmas Fair 3:00 – 6:00

Friday:   Multi-Skills - 15:15 -16:15

 

Attendance

Vast improvement to the attendance last week! Well done to Mrs Wood`s class who achieved 100%.

All but two classes achieved over 96%, with 6W being the highest in Key Stage 2. Well done, keep it up!

 

 

   

    Week Ending 14/11/14

%

 

%

Nursery - Mrs Stewart

95.50

 

 

RW - Mrs Wood

100.00

3M - Miss Mullins

97.80

R:1H - Miss Hollis

97.60

4I - Miss Inman

97.62

1:2MS - Miss Murphy

Mrs Somerville

97.33

5L - Mr Lodge

93.33

1:2HF - Mrs Hayton

Mrs Fyffe

98.75

6W - Mr Willmott

97.84

 

 

Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair is on Thursday 27th November from 3 pm to 5 pm in the school hall.  Attractions include Mystery Gift/Cracker Stall, Raffles, Toy Tombola, crafts and gifts. Santa will be there and the Choir will be singing twice - 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you get into the Christmas spirit! Any donations of cakes, buns or home-made biscuits would be greatly appreciated and should be brought into school on the morning of the fair.

 

 

Tired Children

We have noticed that a number of our children are coming to school tired and yawning throughout the day. We recognise parents` busy work schedules, after-school activities and homework can all cut into family time on school nights, and can have a big impact on how much your child sleeps. Given the fact that time together for so many families starts at around 6 or 7 o`clock or even later in the evening on a school night, it can be tough to set an early bedtime. And since experts say school-age children need at least ten hours of sleep, that doesn’t leave much time for anything besides dinner, homework and reading one short chapter of a book together. But it is very important for school children to get enough sleep as lack of it can have a big impact on their growth and development, and affect their temperament, behaviour, alertness and ability to learn in school.

Illegal Parking 

Despite numerous newsletter pleas, and a visit from the local police, unfortunately we find ourselves having to address the issue of parking on St Paul`s Drive (yet again).

Road markings are there for a reason and drivers must not wait, park or stop to set down or pick up children on school entrance markings. We have had incidents of cars parking illegally on the zig-zags and yellow lines, blocking residents driveways. This has resulted in several complaints, one resident missed an important hospital appointment due to being blocked in by a parent/carer`s car. We have asked that if this happens again that the resident call the police direct with the registration of the vehicle.

We want parents and children to get to and from school safely, and urge parents to park at the car park at the bottom of the hill to avoid parking in places which will cause danger to children and to other road users. As the nights start drawing in, the risks posed by inconsiderate parking by the small minority greatly increase.

The police have informed us that they are going to be patrolling schools in the area on a regular basis and they will be issuing penalty notices to vehicles found to be illegally parked.

 

I thank all those parents who regularly park thoughtfully and hope this is the last time I will need to address illegal parking in the school newsletter.

 

 

St Paul’s Church

Saturday 22nd November

Church Open 10:00am – 16:00pm

St Michael`s Church Christmas Fair 11:00am – 14:00pm

 

Sunday 23rd November

9:30am Communion and Sunday School

18:00pm Evening Prayer A quiet service

 

Monday 24th November

3:30pm Funky Faith: Messy Church and refreshments for parents children

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Chell

Headteacher and Designated teacher for Child Protection