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9 Dec 2016

Dear Parents,

Here's our news for this week. If you have any questions about anything at all, please pop into the office or speak to your child's teacher. We are always happy to help.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - Evelyn in Year 1 for being kind and helpful to others
Achievers
Year R - Jamie and Riley
Year 1 - Hector and Rose
Year 2 - Kizzy and Tizzy
Year 3 - Ivo and Oliver
Year 4 - Ruby A and Layla
Year 5 - Elisha and Myles
Year 6 - Luke and the 9 girls who sang 'Once in Royal' in the Carol Concert
Attendance award:-
Whole school - Year 2




Year R


Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6






95.0%


92.7%


98.9%


98.5%


97.9%


98.7%


98.1%





Cleanest classroom - Year R
Special mentions to - Grace K (Year 5), Amy, Fay and Edward (Year 6) who all did amazingly well representing Wincanton Swim Club in a swimming gala.

Christmas crafts and carol concert
Thank you very much for those able to attend our recent events. We had a very glittery time of the Christmas crafts. The carol concert was very well attended. We are all very proud of the children for the singing, recorders, flutes, and to the choir.

Our last few events take place next week, here's a reminder.
 

  • Tuesday 13th Dec and Thursday 15th Dec - Nativity 2pm prompt

  • Wednesday 14th December - Christmas jumpers, carol singing and Turkey Dinner - wear your Christmas jumper and school uniform.

  • Carol singing at Dikes - 11am

  • Thursday 15th Dec- Christmas church service 9.05 am. All welcome

  • Friday 16th December- Santa run-Sports clothes and Christmas hats etc. Non- uniform (warm sports clothes only please).


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Booking Breakfast Club & After School Club
If you would like to use this service next term, please remember that you need to book and pay in advance.

Here's our sports report from the children this week.

'Pupil Press' Rugby Match.
On Monday 5th December 2016, 11 people from Yr6 left school early to take part in a match. This match was a tag rugby game which was against Hazelbury Bryan. Those people were Erin Hamblin, Finn Kerr, Archie Gilbert, Sophie Day, Ellis Strawbridge, Bethany Jackson, Edward Pattle, Rueben Johal, Lewis Spiller, Sam Kelly, Dylan Harris and Mrs Lafferty Jenkins, our coach/head teacher.
Whilst we waited for everyone to arrive, we warmed up and practised passing the ball. When everyone got there, we played as a team on our own waiting to start the real game.

We had a great team because we were all encouraging, determined, and played well as a team. Once both teams had warmed up, our coach (Mrs Lafferty Jenkins) called us over for some advice and a good luck before the game. As the game was about to start Finn, who was our captain for the first half, went to decide who would start the game off.

At first we didn't start off that well as we were losing 2:0 but we got our first try and from then on our heads went up and we started to play better as a team. From then on, the scores stayed pretty close. The opponents made it tough for us to score and tag them. Try's kept on coming and in the end we were playing well. Half time came and we were unfortunately losing. Mrs Lafferty Jenkins said what we did well and what we could do better. Bethany took over the role of captain during the second half of the match. From now on the words of the game were run forwards.

More try's kept on coming and before we knew it the full time whistle was blown. Sadly, we lost the match by 6 because the score was 23:17 to them but we still had fun. We would like to wish many thanks to the parents who took us children, Hazelbury Bryan for hosting the rugby and Mrs Lafferty Jenkins.
Reported by Finn Kerr and Erin Hamblin J

Orienteering
Our Key Stage 2 children will be back in action on Tuesday 17th January. This will be a final session which will give the children a chance to show off all the skills previously learnt, including team work, map reading and good communication.


PTA Christmas Fayre
We look forward to celebrating Christmas this afternoon. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sarah Pitman and her team for all their hard work and support to the school. Thank you to Viv Ellis for creating Santa's wonderful Grotto.

Clubs
Staff led clubs have now finished. The only club next week is Tag Rugby, who will have their last session on Tuesday. After school club is not available on Friday next week. We will be preparing a new clubs letter for you after Christmas. Please do let us know if you have a request for a particular club. We always try to provide a wide range of activities to suit most tastes and interests.
Choir
Mrs Franklin and the choir will be heading out next week to perform at the Sturminster Newton Pyramid Carol concert on Monday evening. They will also be visiting some residential homes for senior citizens to sing together and share in the Christmas spirit. It is important to us that we support others in our community.
School council news
The school council have been asking all the children to create our lunch time rights and responsibilities. They have also reviewed our Anti Bullying policy and suggested new ideas to help children to understand what bullying is. This means that every pupil has helped to re-write our policy. Well done to our school council and to Mrs Lloyd, who supports them.


That's all for this week, don't forget that the school term ends next Friday at 2.30 pm and children return to school on Wednesday 4th January.

Kind regards



Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher
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