School Newsletter

Families, fashion and fun in the run up to half term! A huge well done to the children in nursery and reception classes this week as they wholeheartedly threw themselves into parading around in their recycled fashion creations. They did exceptionally well at such a young age and were a credit to their families, and the staff who helped them prepare to perform their fashion show on Thursday. We were so appreciative of all the families who came in to support their children too as there was a great attendance from all families.

Zambezi Sunrise Trust

We were also delighted to hear back from John Gillette from the Zambezi Sunrise Trust following his visit to the African school that we support. It was great to see the children using the purple painted ‘Cramlington Classroom’ and to see our Christmas Cards being read sent over to Zambia from Y5. How amazing to know that the children’s creations reached the other side of the world in John’s suitcase! Early years are planning to send over some bulk batches of school uniform in the future as their legacy from spending time learning about the value of recycling.

Parent Pay

As we are hoping to move towards a cashless system in school after half term we are excited to be able to share the process of logging onto the new parent pay system using the passwords and codes sent out by letter this week. Please try to log into the system so that you can keep track of payments. CVPS is streamlining payment systems so that we can send out immediate reminders to support any parents who occasionally forget and to release valuable staff time for more and better things.

Ashleigh’s outdoor ideas…

Can you make a bed and breakfast for a snail, a hotel for a butterfly or even a hostel for a woodlouse? Have a go at making a habitat for an animal/ insect that they could use in our Forest School area.

Forest School Community Day

We have decided to hold another forest school community day on Saturday the 6th April from 10 until 1 pm. Save the date in your diary and we will try and book some good weather! Last time we loved eating hot dogs and burgers around the forest school fire as a reward for all our hard work!

World Book Day here we come…

This year world book day is on Thursday March the 7th. We would like to invite the children to dress up as a favourite character from one of their books. Please bring the book (stories or non fiction books) to school that day if you can and remember costumes don’t have to be expensive and paid for. You can spend the holidays creating home- made, charity shop creations, recycling things that can no longer be used. Get those thinking caps on!

Entitlement to Free School meals

If you are on a lower income it’s worth seeing if you are entitled to free school meals. This supports children to qualify for additional funding that helps provide the wide range of subsidised school trips and gives free school meals from Y3 onwards. Currently the government fund school meals for pupils in reception, year 1 and year 2. Speak to Gertie or Rachel on the school office if you would like an application form.

Bye Bye Beccy

Today is Beccy Finlay’s last day before leaving to have her baby. Beccy will be missed from Y6 and we wish her well for the safe delivery of Baby Finlay in April. It will be nice to see Beccy regularly as she comes to school most days as a Mum too so we get to keep in touch and see her growing bump!

Happy Children…

We launched 2018-19’s academic year with Happy’s Circus and set the tone for a year filled with exciting learning. As we come to the mid way point, we have been proud of the many and varied successes from our children and staff team. We are often complimented on

the happy engagement in learning from our children, that both families and professionals see when they visit our school. We hope they stay happy in the half term break, and safe, and are raring to go when they return to school on Monday 4th March. We look forward to seeing you all then! Happy Half term to everyone!

Attendance and Punctuality

Homework returns

Well done to Y6 this week for excellent attendance and Y3 and Y4 for 100% homework returns.

Achievement awards this week

Kindness Champion this week… Finley Brians

Dates for your diary