School Newsletter

Thanks to oracy we’re so much better at speaking already!

Oracy improvements

Our half termly lesson observations in class have been taking place this week and our school leaders have been delighted at the oracy initiative we introduced just in September and its impact on the children’s confidence and articulation across classes. For those of you who can come into classes today to look at books, remember to ask the children to explain the oracy posters around classrooms, the oracy class rules and the oracy non-negotiables. Our children
are becoming more and more adept at using stem sentences and agreeing and even disagreeing politely.

Hedgehog habitats, monkey bars, hula hooping six hoops and squeezing into the scramble nets! You can see from the photographs above that despite the cold weather our children are out every day, rain or shine being creative and innovative with what they do in their playtimes. Please make sure they have hats, gloves and warm underwear now the colder weather is here. They are outside daily for at least an hour, and for more on forest school days. We are proud that we don’t have wet playtimes as it means our children get out every day for fresh air and exercise.

School Christmas dinner tickets

These are now on sale at the great value rate of £6 per adult, same price as usual for children of £2. Maximum of one ticket per child. Nursery children can come along with an adult from home at the end of their usual morning session.

Welcome to Robot Michael

In Year 4 this week Mr Mullaghan was assessing the children’s instructions to robot Michael.
Instructions were given on how to make a jam sandwich and Robot Michael followed what the children said EXACTLY!

Apparently jam and bread was everywhere – and not only did the children learn the importance of specific instructions but also they had a really fun time too!

They weren’t the only ones baking this week – Year 1 baked vegan cupcakes and crispy cakes for Children in Need fundraising and reception have decorated biscuits. A huge thank you to everyone
who has donated home bought cakes too – we really appreciate the support for Children in Need.

Year 5 and Year 6 welcomed the Little Inventors this week They designed an idea or contraption that would be energy saving to enter into the Little Inventors’ Competition.

Reception places (September 2020)

Applications are now open for those who need a place for the reception classes. Even if your child attends our nursery, you still need to apply separately, so please do not miss the application window.

Let us know if you need more information.

School visits for new places

We are booking visits over the next few weeks to view the rest of school for those interested.

Children in Need (Fri 15th Nov)

We are offering cakes for sale at school to raise money for children in need at the parent drop in next Friday. Children can wear odd socks too!

Sleep Workshop Mon 18th: 2.30-3.20pm at CVPS

We still have one or two places available for the sleep workshop on Monday the 18th November from 2.30-3.20 in the community room. Please put your name down for this at the school office or email if you would like to come along.

Attendance and Punctuality

  • YR 95%(3)
  • Y1 99%(5)
  • Y2 95%(6)
  • Y3 95%(0)
  • Y4 97%(5)
  • Y5 98%(2)
  • Y6 95%(3)

Well done to Y1 again for attendance this week.

Kindness Champion – Kieran Leck

Ashleigh’s Outdoor Idea

Create leaf rubbings using a variety of leaves and wax crayons. Bring your creations to Forest School next week.

Achievement awards

Dates for your diary

Please check all the dates below as there is lots happening this coming term.