Weekly Newsletter – Friday 5th October 2018
Thank you for completing the school questionnaire, please find the collated results below. Thank you for the positive comments and areas for further development. These surveys will be passed onto my Chair and Vice Chair of Governors.
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
Sports Clubs after October break with Coach Dave
In response to the recent survey where some parents would like more a variety of after school sports clubs, Coach Dave will now be offering a further option on a Monday. In addition, to the normal Monday club Coach Dave will now offer ‘Zumba’ which will be followed by ‘Street Dance’ after Christmas.
There will now be a new after school club that will run on a Monday from 3:15 till 4:15.
(multi sports will continue also).
This club will run all year and will feature themes including Zumba, street dance and yoga for kids! Each topic will run half termly.
Mrs Turner (formerly Miss Watson) will run the course. The class will be £4 per session like all the other D.R Sports clubs.
We will run 2 sessions on the 15th and 22nd October and then run the half term course after the break. The club is open to all years and places will be limited as this will be in a classroom.
I will add the feature to book on my website from Monday.
If you are interested, please email me your child’s full name and I’ll reserve your place until you can book online.
On Monday night the cross-country races came to a close. All the children that represented us ran very well with so much grit and determination in each race. Overall, we finished 3rd out of the seven local schools competing, which is a brilliant achievement. Well done to Freddie Entwistle who finished 1st in the Year 3/4 races. Other exceptional runs that must be acknowledged are Oliver Perry who finished 3rd in the Year 5/6 races and Olivia Richardson who improved enormously from her first race and finished inside the top 20 each time. Well done to everyone, I hope to see you all and more children in next year’s competition.
Next up is the Year 5/6 football tournament on Tuesday evening.
World Poetry Day
This week we celebrated world poetry day with the children working in their school teams. It was so lovely to see children of different ages learning and working together. Each team had to recite and perform a poem with actions and sounds. Every poem performed was magnificent and everyone enjoyed the afternoon thoroughly, I am sure they came home singing, chanting or rapping their poems for you.
As a result of poetry month being celebrated we are asking all children to write a poem at home to enter the Knutsford Lions and District competition for schools. Each poem must have a title, a maximum of 24 lines and the child’s name on. The children must bring in their poems or have them emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 25th October. The winners of the local competition will win vouchers and a certificate awarded at a ceremony that will be held.
So, what makes a good poem? Originality, poetic form, structure or shape, rhythm, imagery, metaphors, similes, mood and grammar. Overall, how does the poem impact the reader?
We look forward to seeing your poems.
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.
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
- Thursday 5th December for Year 3 and Year 4
- Tuesday 11th December for Year 5 and Year 6
Harvest Festival – Church – Friday 12th October 2018 9.15 am
We look forward to seeing you all on Friday and also receiving your donation of £1 and goods for the homeless (rice pasta, tinned fruit, tinned meat)
FLPS will be serving tea and coffee in the school hall immediately after the church service and would like to invite everyone
If you are able to volunteer to assist with serving the tea and coffee, would really appreciate the help. Please speak to a member of the committee or email FLPScommittee@gmail.com
Friday 12th October 9.30 – 11.30 a.m.
The Scholastic book fair is in school from Monday 8th October. This is an opportunity for you and your child to buy books, with the school also benefiting with commission worth up to 60% of total sales – last year we were able to provide £741 of teaching resources.
Children will be visiting the fair with their class teacher. They can bring money into school to spend (in a named envelope please) or complete a wish list to take home for parents to see – there is, of course, no obligation to buy any of the books listed!
Parents and friends are invited to visit the book fair after the Harvest Festival on Friday 12th October
Please note – all orders and payments must be received before noon on Fri 12th Oct.
The children who have achieved the most dojo points this week are:
Reception: Elliott Sales
Year 1: Sebastian Sivayoham, Anna Thomas, Georgina Metcalf
Year 2: Eric Varty, Lucas Fiske
Year 3: Georgie O’Neill
Year 4: Evie O’Connor. Ashley Lawrence
Year 5: Shania Middlehurst
Year 6: Rafferty Smith
The winning team this week is Daley (blue) 508 dojo points
2nd: Green with 456 points
3rd: Red with 447 points
4th: Yellow with 428 points
The national expectation is 96% or higher.
The Year’s with the highest attendance this week are: Reception and Year 6: 99.63%
Year 1: 95.67%
Year 2: 98.06%
Year 3: 97.59%
Year 4: 97.50%
Year 5: 97.41%
When the winning team receive 4 certificates they are rewarded with a non-uniform day.
We can’t wait for the Autumn Ball tomorrow night at The Courthouse! You will need your tickets for entry to the Ball so please don’t forget to collect them from the office today.
The annual Spooky Discos will take place on Monday 22nd October. Tickets will be available on parent pay in due course. As with all FLPS events, they are only made possible with the help of volunteers. We will need Rice Krispie Cake makers, volunteers to help decorate the hall prior to the discos and volunteers to help at the discos. If you can assist, please let Debbie Rutter know. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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. I am off to the Autumn Ball!
Dates for Autumn A:
- Friday 5th October: Parents Evening appointment system opens at 7pm
- Tuesday 9th October: FLPS AGM at 6pm, at school.
- Friday 12th October: 9.15 Harvest Festival Service in church, whole school.
- 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
- Tuesday 23rd October: Parents evening for Years 1-6
- Thursday 25th October: Break up
- Friday 26th October: INSET day for staff (first aid training)
- Tuesday 6th November: Parents evening for Years 1-6