Weekly Newsletter – Friday 12th October 2018
Thank you for joining us at our Harvest Festival, it was lovely to see so many of you, in Church, including our visitors from Uganda.
This week, Reception have won the attendance certificate this week, with 100% – congratulations.
Fairtrade Event for Year 3 – Thursday 25th October
On Thursday 25th October at 2pm, Year 3 are hosting a Fairtrade event for their family. The children will be serving cakes and drinks made using Fairtrade products and all donations given on the day will be given to the Fairtrade corporation. In addition, the children will deliver a short talk on the subject to raise awareness with the purpose of continuing the support for this very worthy charity. The children have loved learning about this as part of their Christianity theme ‘Creation’ and it has really helped them to consider how we can all look after the wider world. We hope you will support us and we look forward to seeing you there.
A report written by two of our players, Jenson Swain and Oliver Perry in Year 6.
On Tuesday night after a long day at school, we arrived for the football tournament at Holmes Chapel Primary school ready and raring to be victorious. Before we knew it, after a quick warm up we were starting the first match against Holmes Chapel’s second team. It was a great team performance and we won 3-0 thanks to the hat trick hero, Olly P. We then went straight into our second game against Peover Superior and came out on top again, winning 2-0 with goals scored by Olly P and Olly M. The third game against Holmes Chapel’s first team was more of a test but with a late goal from Olly M again we had another 3 points and went into the last game without dropping a single point. We knew we had a good chance now and it was in our hands, the last game wasn’t our best performance, but we still managed to draw against Brereton and the game finished 1-1 with our goal scored by Alex Page. It was then the presentation ceremony and we knew had done enough to win because we hadn’t lost a game. All that was left was to lift and kiss the golden trophy and collect our medals. There was a huge cheer as we lifted the trophy and we all got a chance to hold the trophy aloft. Well done to all our players and our legendary coach Mr Young: Olly M (2 goals scored), Alex Page (1 goal scored), Jenson Swain(Our brilliant captain), Ethan Fiske (unpassable rock in defence), Tom Jefferies (the skilful gem), Theo Naylor (Steady hands in goal), Noah Slade (Wonderful winger), Zach Bill (Solid defender) and not forgetting Olly P (Our top scorer).
Reception parents and carers are invited to come to our Reading and Writing meeting. We will share strategies to help you to support your child’s development in these areas and share important information about phonics and the EYFS curriculum. This will be held on Monday 15th October at 4.30pm
Parents Evening Year 1 – Year 6
This year’s parents’ evening will take on a new format, agreed by the governors. You will be invited to visit their child’s / children’s classrooms to view their books, etc. You will then make your way down to the hall, where you will be seated. In order for teachers to keep to your scheduled appointments, teachers will ensure that the ten-minute slots will be adhered to. However, in response to the recent survey, if you feel you need more time to discuss progress with the class teacher please make another appointment on the evening and they will meet you again. We will again be using our online booking system, which opens on Friday 5th October at 7pm.
Please use the following link:
Further opportunities to share your child’s work / learning in the school environment – reminder
A number of parents expressed a desire to see the children at work, during the school day and spend some time looking at your child’s work in the classroom environment. This currently works very well for Reception parents who visit school for ‘stay and play sessions. We have therefore arranged the following sessions if you would like to come into school, take part in the lesson and share work.
We have planned these sessions as follows:
- Thursday 22nd November 2pm for Year 1 and Year 2
- Wedneday 5th December for Year 3 and Year 4
- Tuesday 11th December for Year 5 and Year 6
Information, Advice and Support Service
We are holding a series of information sessions to help you find out more about the special educational needs “system”. It will also be an opportunity to meet other parents and to find out about our service and possibly becoming a volunteer. We will also be signposting you to other sources of support including the Local Offer.
Sessions begin on Tuesday 13th November 2018 and will run for 4 weeks (each Tuesday). You are welcome to attend all the sessions or just sessions which are of interest to you.
Time: Start at 10 a.m. – Finish no later than 1 p.m.
Venue: Council Offices in Ellesmere Port, Room 2.2, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE (Meet in reception)
Programme for the sessions:
- Session 1: What does the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice say schools should do to meet the needs of children and young people with SEN?
- Session 2: What does an Education, Health and Care Plan look like? How can you be part of producing a quality plan?
- Session 3: What should happen before, during and after an Annual Review of an EHCP
- Session 4: What can I do if things go wrong, informal mediation and disagreement resolution, mediation and SENDist (Tribunal)
We will be repeating the sessions in the Winsford area starting on 25th February 2019 (each Monday for 4 weeks)Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided free of charge .If you need transport to the event, please let us know and we will do our best to help.
To book a place on either the Ellesmere Port or Winsford area sessions or for further information, please contact the‘Information Advice and Support Service’ Tel: 0300 123 7001 Email: email@example.com Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port. CH65 0BE
The children who have achieved the most dojo points this week are:
Reception: Lucy Cook
Year 1: Leila Brierley
Year 2: Lilly Owen/ India Brooks
Year 3: Cara Chaplin/ Katie Lawrence
Year 4: Jensen Winstanley
Year 5: Tom Jeffries
Year 6: Harry Dexter/ Millie Rutter
The winning team this week is red team with 428 dojo points
Thank you to everyone who supported the Ball with sponsorship, raffle prize donations or their time in setting up. And of course, a huge thank you to Kristin Williamson for bringing the whole event together. We hope you all had an amazing night – it was wonderful how many people attended and went to such effort on the night. We are already planning next year’s Ball…
The amount raised (before the sale of photos is taken into account) is over £4,300!
You can now purchase or download the photos from the Ball. The link is https:wildchildphotos.zenfolio.com/p376163204?customize=3 the password is LowerPeoverCourthouse All proceeds from the sale of the photos go to FLPS.
The Spooky Discos are taking place on Monday 22 October and tickets are now available on ParentPay. Reception and KS1 disco is straight from school until 5pm and the KS2 disco is 5.30pm until 7pm. There will be lots of prizes for the best spooky fancy dress costume (although there is no obligation is your child does not want to get dressed up). We know that it is Reception’s first school disco, so we will make sure that there are accompanied to the hall, the music isn’t too loud and for those children who need a break (Reception or otherwise) we have a colouring and other activities for them in a quieter area.
The cost is £5 which includes a hotdog, chocolate crispie cake and a drink. Please let Debbie or your class rep know if there are any dietary requirements.
Thank you to everyone who has responded to Debbie’s Facebook post and volunteered to help out before she had even asked! As a result, we do not require any more volunteers for KS1 disco. We do need a couple more crispie cake makers and a volunteer to buy the prizes (we will reimburse). Please let Debbie know if you are able to assist.
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM this week. It was good to see some new faces. We have had a few changes on the FLPS committee and the new committee is as follows:
Chair: Hannah Burgoyne
Vice Chair: Graham Nutt
Treasurer: Kirsten O’Shea
Secretary: Sarah Gilmore
Events Lead: Kristin Williamson
School Liaison: Mr Bradley
Year 6 Residential Trip
Next week, the Year 6 children are travelling to Culmington Manor, for their annual residential trip. This is a week full of exciting opportunities, to develop both individually and as a class team. Thank you to Mr Haslam, Mrs Turner, Mrs Lamb and Miss Moores who will be at the residential for all or part of next week. Miss Tinker and myself are going, for the day, on Thursday.
As the Year 6 outdoor residential has been moved to earlier in the academic year; in consultation with Year 6 parents, we have arranged a trip to London in the summer term (after SATS) The children will visit key highlights in London (museum, trip on the river Thames and the London Eye’) and enjoy an evening at the theatre (to watch Wicked).
Thank you Reuben (Year 2) for your wonderful writing about my car……………….although I can drive at 60mph! (occasionally)
Our prayers this week are in relation to Harvest. If you have any prayer requests, please email myself or pop in to see me.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Dates for Autumn A:
- 15th to 19th October: Year 6 to Culmington Manor residential trip
- Monday 15th October: 4.30 Reception reading meeting for parents/ carers
- Wednesday 17th October: Year 5 to Chester Cathedral. Pilgrim Day
- Monday 22nd October: Reception stay and play session for parents 2.15pm
- Monday 22nd October: Spooky Disco – KS1 3.30-5pm / KS2 5.30-7pm
- Tuesday 23rd October: Parents evening for Years 1-6
- Thursday 25th October: Break up
- Thursday 25th October: Fair trade event for Year 3- see above
- Friday 26th October: INSET day for staff (first aid training)
- Monday 5th November: School opens 8.40 am
- Tuesday 6th November: Parents evening for Years 1-6
- Wednesday 7th– 9th November: Beeston Residential for Year 4
- Friday 16th November: Children in Need Day. £2 to purchase a wrist band and possible bake sale (School Council)
- Friday 23rd November: Eucharist in church for KS2 children only- please join us at 9.10 am
- Monday 26th November: 2.15pm Stay and Play for Reception
- Tuesday 27th November: Flu Vaccination for Reception to Year 5
- Wednesday 5th December: 2pm Parents from Years 3 and 4 to spend the afternoon in class.
- Tuesday 11th December: 2pm Parents from Years 5 and 6 to spend the afternoon in class.
- Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th KS1 children in Plumley all day. Afternoon performances 1pm.
- Friday 14th December: Oliver Production in school- whole school (£1.50)
- Monday 17th December: Pantomine – Cinderella – Whole School
- Tuesday 18th December/ Wednesday 19th December: KS2 production in church 1.30pm
- Friday 21st December: Paul Storey Magician pm for KS1 and KS2 separately.
- Friday 21st December: 3.15 School Closes