Welcome back! Welcome Yurt and welcome to parents and families! This week was a week of welcomes as we returned to school after our two week break. We welcomed a great new resource in our outdoors, and you can see from our photographs that our yurt has now been safely installed.
(Key stage 2 children were particularly pleased as they researched which yurt to buy). On Wednesday evening we enjoyed fabulous support from our families as all but ten of our children’s families attended parent consultations. There was an excellent opportunity for parents to look through children’s work in books and hear from staff about the targets they are working on. We loved hearing back from parents about children’s feedback at home. Thanks so much for completing the Ofsted parent view as a tool to support formal feedback to CVPS and for supporting us so well to work with the children.
Forest school was relaunched this week with a host of new projects. This includes the creation of a wild flower area, a bee keeping space, a new fairy garden, revamped pigs and chicken area, more tool talks and tool use, and a new cooking menu. The photo shows the children, stripping the bark from the willow to use its antiseptic properties, below before cooking bread on the fire.
Saturday 25th November Come and Celebrate our 5th Birthday!
Timings for our Christmas Celebration day will be sent out on Tuesday next week from each individual class. There are lots of activities planned throughout the day, with key times for each class to perform with their class. We know it can start to get busy at this time of year which is why we set the date back in June. We hope everyone can make it!
Family Christmas dinner
Adults wishing to reserve a ticket for their children’s Christmas dinner can buy them from the school office or they will be on sale on Saturday the 25th November at our grand open day. Adults tickets £6 each, children at the usual excellent value price of £2 per meal.
Forest school clothes
I have spoken to Key Stage 2 today. Some of them were cold during forest school as they only had thin leggings, and t shirts. Please ensure that your children have warm clothes for forest school including hats, gloves and a winter coat. Two pairs of socks is better than one, and jeans or warm trousers too. All children have proper waterproof trousers at school that they must put on, but some of these are not warm without layers underneath.
Attendance and Punctuality
- YR – 100%(2)
- Y1 – 96%(1)
- Y1/2 – 94%(2)
- Y3 – 96%(3)
- Y4 – 92%(4)
- Y5 – 100%(1)
- Y6 – 99%(1)
Congratulations to YR, Y1 and Y5 who all win extra playtime.
Other exciting activities from this week include…
Y1 worked on ‘addition to 20’, discussed the four seasons, and analysed newspaper reports. Y4 worked to create and design a newspaper report for our Schools Out annual publication. Y5 welcomed a skipping specialist for PE, and Y6 celebrated the model aeroplanes they have designed as part of their homework.
Children in need 2017
The children can bring in 50p for the ‘guess the teddy’ competition which will be brought around the classrooms each day by the school council and on Friday 17th November next week, they can dress up with a spotty accessory – hair accessories, socks, tights spotty slippers, spotty coat.
Cramlington Sports Partnership
Playground Games festival took place today and you can see the children enjoying themselves here! A huge thank you for the great support from parents in supplying children with near perfect uniform. The Y5 playground leaders went too to hone their skills! We can’t wait to see them on future playtimes showing what they have learned!
Harvest festival thanks
Please see a letter of thanks sent on a separate email, from the organisers of the food bank at St Nicholas’s Church for our donations from harvest.