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17 Mar 2017

Dear Parents,

Here's our news for this week. We are really pleased that the weather is changing for the better. We are preparing for our Grounds Day on Saturday 25th March. All the children will be bringing home an invitation for you. Please do consider joining us for a really enjoyable tree planting day.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - Myla Cookman for being kind, helpful, caring and a good role model to other children.
Achievers
Year R - Charlie B and Edie W
Year 1 - Isla T and Amelia K
Year 2 - Frank J and Dylan A
Year 3 - Jenna C and Chloe J
Year 4 - Archie B and Harry F
Year 5 - Thomas L/W and Morgan S
Year 6 - Finley T and Harry H/K
Attendance award - Year 3
Overall class attendance




Year R


Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6






96.3%


97.7%


95.2%


98.5%


96.6%


95.5%


95.5%





Cleanest classroom - Year 1

Red Nose Day Friday 24th March
The school council would like all the children to support Red Nose Day by wearing something red and bringing in a donation, suggested £1. You can be as creative as you like with red clothes. We will only have a limited number of red noses to sell so this will be done on a first come, first served basis.

Year 4 Ukulele Concert Friday 24th March 11.10 am
Year 4 parents and carers are invited to celebrate the Ukulele players on the above date. We hope that some will be inspired to carry on playing. We would like to thank Diane Ely from Dorset Music Service for teaching the children so well for the last 9 weeks.

Easter Egg Competition
Don't forget to start working on your egg decorating for the school competition. We invite you to be as creative as you can (please use a real hard-boiled egg). Entries need to be handed in by Wednesday 5th April.
Football News

Mr Barnett took two teams to Child Okeford on Tuesday to play a friendly match. We are pleased to say that both teams won their matches! The girls played an excellent game, using all the skills that they had practised at lunch time training sessions. They won with a convincing score of 3-1. The mixed team also won, with a score of 4-0. Well done to everyone involved.

PE KIT
All the PE clothes that the children wear needs to follow our uniform. Please make sure that your child is wearing black shorts or dark jogging bottoms and a white school t-shirt.

Year R Thank You Assembly
We invite all the parents and carers from Otters class to join us on Friday 24th March at 9.15am in the hall. All the children have been busy practising their words and songs.


Mobile Phones/ Electronic Devices in School
Please can I remind you that pupils should not be bringing mobile phones or electronic devices to school. If you have given your child a mobile phone to allow them to feel more comfortable walking to and from school, these should be given to the office on arrival and collected at the end of the school day. Thank you for your cooperation.


PTA Waitrose Green Token Box
The PTA have secured a green token box for our school at Waitrose in Gillingham. Every token counts so please let your friends and family know. We hope that these funds will help towards our play equipment.



Good Luck and Goodbye

We've said goodbye to Mrs Franklin today as she leaves to take maternity leave. We wish her all the best of luck with her new baby and we look forward to meeting him or her in the very near future! Mrs Padfield and I will now take on the Year 6 class until the May half term. Mrs Sage has joined us to take the Year 5 class.


That's all our news for this week,
Kind regards


Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher




Dates for your Diary

Wed 22nd March Year 3 Class Assembly
Year 6 Careers Fair 2-3pm
Thur 23rd March Informal drop-in to see 'Dreams & Goals' work 3pm
Year 3/4 Football Tournament @ Child Okeford
Fri 24th March Red Nose Day (wear red & bring a £1)
Year R Mother's Day Assembly 9:15am
Year 4 Ukulele Concert 11:10am
Sat 25th March Grounds Day
Thur 30th March Jump Rope for Heart Day
Fri 31st March Year 2 trip to Marwell Zoo
Thur 6th April Year 4 Egyptian Feast & Class Assembly


Fri 7th April Break up for Easter Holidays

Mon 24th April INSET DAY

Tues 25th April Return to school
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