SATs information evening – Thursday 29th January

We have had some enquiries about the SATs information session being held tomorrow evening.

This session is aimed at parents, however, we do appreciate that some parents may be unable to arrange childcare.  If this is the case, you can bring your children to the event.

We hope that this clarifies the arrangements for you.

Samba Drumming Group Visit

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Dear Parents/Carers

A visit from a local Samba Drumming Group has been arranged for Year 5 children to help support and develop our science topic on sound and our discover topic, ‘River Deep, Mountain High’.

Children will spend the day in drumming and Samba workshops learning how to play a variety of traditional and modern drums from South America.  The workshops will culminate in a performance to parents on Friday 27th March, details of which will follow.

This activity is a full day and we suggest that children wear casual comfortable clothes following the carnival theme.

Workshop Dates:        5LM – Thursday 19th March                               5DW – Friday 20th March

                                        5ST – Monday 23rd March                                  5HU – Tuesday 24th March

                                        5LH – Wednesday 25th March 

The cost of this experience is £8.60. This includes a full day workshop run by qualified instructors and the use of all instruments and equipment. This will need to be paid as soon as possible but no later than Friday 6th March. Payment should be made online via the ‘Payment 4 Schools’ system (a receipt number must be provided to school on the return slip. The enclosed slip is in line with the Governors’ charging policy of voluntary contributions. If insufficient contributions are received, the activity may not proceed. If you have any queries relating to online payments please call the School office on 01527 892867.

Yours Sincerely,

C Wyatt

 

Please download the letter and return the reply slip here.

Cashless Catering

Dear Parents

The issues surround payments for cashless catering not appearing on account’s correctly should now be rectified. The problems were the result of some connectivity issues with our broadband service.

We will continue to monitor our broadband service as well as the cashless catering payments and will keep you updated with any information you may need to be aware of.

It still applies that children who are entitled to free school meals are only entitled to main lunch time meals. Any breakfast or food from the tuck shop will need to be paid for as usual.

Thank you.

SATs Information Evening

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to invite you to a parents’ SATs information evening, which is being held on Thursday 29

January at 7pm.

The purpose of the evening is to give parents information about the SATs exams, discuss ways of

supporting the children with their revision and provide details of the preparation for the week of tests.

Finally, we look forward to you joining us for the evening which should finish at approximately 8.00pm.

Please return the reply slip below via your son or daughter to help us plan seating and the required

number of revision papers/hand-outs.

Yours sincerely

MR M FROST

HEAD OF LEARNING YEAR 6

Please download the letter here and return the attached slip as soon as possible.

Cadbury World Visit

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Dear Parents

On Monday 23rd March pupils in Year 6 will be visiting Cadbury world in Birmingham.

The visit will enable pupils to explore how chocolate is manufactured and will be linked to our Aztec and Rainforest unit of work.

Pupils will be leaving school at 9.00am and returning at 2.45pm.  A packed lunch including a non-fizzy drink will need to be provided. Full school uniform is to be worn and pupils may need a waterproof coat in the case of wet weather .Children may bring pocket money, £10.00 maximum and  a camera, however, they need to be labelled with their name and pupils must be responsible for them. Mobile phones are not permitted.

In line with Governors Policy on Educational Visits, we now seek a voluntary contribution of £17.00 per child which includes coach travel, insurance and entrance fee, should we receive insufficient contributions towards this trip we may have to cancel it.

Please return completed slips to school and pay via our online payment system. (Payments4Schools) by Friday 6th March. When paying online please record receipt number on reply slip. If you have any queries relating to online payments please call the School office on 01527 892867

Year 6 staff will be accompanying students on the trip, however, we would very much appreciate and value any offers of help from parents.  If you are able to assist on this school visit please complete the slip below with your contact details

Yours sincerely

Mr M Frost

YEAR 6 Head of Learning

Please download a copy of this letter with the reply slip here.

Y8 residential to Arete Outdoor Centre, Llanrug

Happy New Year to all!

Just a polite reminder to the parents of all the Year 8 pupils who have signed up to take part in the residential trip to the Arete Outdoor Centre in North Wales that the due date for the initial deposit and return of consent slips is this Friday, 9th January. Please do not to hesitate to contact me if there are any questions or concerns regarding this.

Mr D Roberts, HOL Y8

Up on the Roof – Competition winners!

Thanks to all of the children who entered the competition, the decision on winners was a tough one but our winners were:

Owen Peachy and Joe Biddle – Congratulations to them both!

Owen and Joe went up on the roof with the contractors, roofing material suppliers and the project management company on Tuesday to see the progress and learn all about what has been happening above their heads over the past few weeks.

Here are some pictures of them up on the roof:

About to go up the big staircase!

About to go up the big staircase!

Learning about the materials and how they were used to make the roof waterproof

Learning about the materials and how they were used to make the roof waterproof

Seeing how inadequate the old insulation was!

Seeing how inadequate the old insulation was!

Finding out about drainage

Finding out about drainage

with the roof team

with the roof team

beautiful views over to the Malverns from our roof

beautiful views over to the Malverns from our roof

with their winners' goodie bags!

with their winners’ goodie bags!

Cashless Catering update

Thanks all for your patience during the first few weeks of cashless catering.  The on-line payments were corrected from 9th December and should all be updating correctly now.

Please be aware that credits will take approximately 24 hours to update on children’s accounts.