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27 Jan 2017

Dear Parents,

Here's all our news for this week. Thank you for helping us to cope with the cold and icy weather by using a different entrance this week. The weather is warming up a little now. Please do pop in to see myself or the teachers if you have any queries or questions. We are always happy to help.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - Erin Hamblin for having a positive attitude, being thoughtful and for being a good role model.
Achievers
Year R - James and Lucas
Year 1 - Rosie and Sophia
Year 2 - Tristan and Molly
Year 3 - Myla and Erin
Year 4 - Jacob and Marley
Year 5 - Herbie and Sophie
Year 6 - Ben and Alex
Attendance award - Year 5
Cleanest classroom - Year 5
Special mentions to - Theo Birkbeck, who leaves us today to return to New Zealand. Good luck Theo, we will all miss you; Maisie Vincent, who also took part in the recent dance performance at The Exchange; and Sophie Pitman for passing her Grade 2 singing exam.

Year 1 Parents Welcome
We welcome our Year 1 parents and relatives on Tuesday afternoon for some recycled craft activities. The event starts at 1.45pm.

World Number Day Thursday 2nd February
On Thursday, we will be celebrating Word Number Day with a whole school maths day. The children will be working in mixed age groups to tackle some number challenges together. The teachers are looking forward to working with lots of year groups all in one very busy day.

The Big Garden Birdwatch
Thank you for donating bird food and feeders to the school for the RSPB birdwatch. We will be taking part in this event on Monday and will let you know how we get on. Thank you for the kind donations of logs, too.

PTA Cake Sale Thursday 2nd February
The PTA are holding a cake sale in the hall on Thursday after school. Please help this cause by donating cakes on the day. The sale will be in the hall straight after school. We are hoping to raise money for some ICT equipment and funds towards whole school activities.

Pupils Press
On the 17th January 2017, 13 brave KS2 children set out on a journey to Sturminster High School. Orienteering was the purpose of their mission, which is where you have a map and different numbers to find. These children were: Oscar, Ruby, Finn, Ellis, Erin, Sarah-Louise, Lewis, Lola and Dylan.

When everyone was gathered, we were given the resources - a map and route, which would help us find our way around. First off was Finn and Lewis who sprinted off to their first post. Oscar and Ruby followed and were desperate to get first place! Although three girls had a challenging route, they finished in an extraordinary time. Meanwhile, Ellis and Dylan sped through their course and came second. A great afternoon, well done to the team.

By Oscar Moore and Lola Strawbridge

Internet Safety Week
The whole school will take part in internet safety activities from Monday 6th February. We will access resources which include staying safe online, reporting anything which concerns us and remembering not to share personal information. The Police internet safety teams will be visiting in May to teach all classes about Internet safety. A Safer schools team letter is attached.

Staffing News
We have recently employed Jo Sleep and Julie Tanswell, who have joined our cleaning team this term. We welcome them and give our huge thanks to Mrs Prangnell for her hard work in the interim.

Girl's Football
We are pleased to inform you that there are Girl's Football coaching sessions available in Blandford for KS2 girls. Please see the attached letter.

Year 4 Science 'Workalong' - Wednesday 1st February
Parents are invited to join in with a 'workalong' lesson on Wednesday, starting at 2.15. Please come to the office to sign in. We hope that lots of you will be able to join us.

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


Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher

Dates for your Diary
28th - 30th January Big Garden Birdwatch
31st January Year 1 Parents for Junk Modelling 2-3pm
1st February Year 4 Parents Science Workalong 2:15pm
10th February BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM (return to school Mon 20th Feb)
28th February Parents Evening
2nd March Parents Evening
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