Dear Parents and Carers,
we begin the first of our Christmas Celebrations this afternoon with our youngest children. All of the children have worked really hard towards this. We are looking forward to seeing you. Our usual ‘Time To Shine’ will follow this at the end of the school day.
COMMUNITY LINKS WITH YAPTON
One of our school values is the value of ‘Community’. Today we had the opportunity to help the Parish Council to create a ‘Bio-Diversity Corridor’ for local wildlife at the park. Each class has elected someone to be their ‘Eco Champion’..
Our Eco Champions are-Bella, Beau, Oliver, Benji, Daisy, Leo, Tilly, Lainee-Rae , Hope, Chloe and Joshua.
The younger children helped to plant the trees and the older children helped to put on the ‘tree protectors’.
We have been invited back in 6 months time because the trees will be tall enough to remove the ‘tree protectors’.
The KS2 Choir continue their Christmas Tour when they sing at Arundel Cathedral tomorrow. Please can they be dressed in their smartest uniform for the actual performance.. They have been working incredibly hard and we are very proud of them.
A quick reminder that the school clubs will not run next week – apart from Mr Hughes’ Young Voices who will still need to be at school at 8am on Monday and Thursday.
Thank you to those of you who have already booked your children’s place at the Christmas Discos which are on Thursday next week. A reminder that mobile phones will not be allowed, but the children will need to bring their water bottles.
END OF TERM ATTAINMENT REPORTS
Your children will be bringing home their Autumn Term Attainment Reports this afternoon. This will provide you will information about their attendance, learning behaviours and their attainment in Reading, Writing and Maths this term in relation to National Curriculum Age Related Expectations (ARE). If you have any questions about the information given, please talk to your child’s class teacher.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR TEACHNG AND LEARNING FOR THE LAST WEEK OF TERM.
As we move into the last week of term, we have the challenge of high levels of illness both amongst the children and staff. We have two ‘Supply Agencies’ that we regularly use so that we can provide as much continuity as possible for the children. However, there may be occasions when they do not have staff available due to the reasons that I have already listed. If this is the case, we will work creatively around this. It may be that the class has different members of Senior Leaders covering their class or the class may be split around their key stage to follow their planned work but in a different classroom. Whilst these solutions are not ideal, please be assured that we will do everything that we can so that classes remain open.
Thank you to everyone who has donated items for our ‘Christmas Hampers’ . Tickets will go on sale after school on Monday 12th December.
Have a fabulous weekend.