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March 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

The end of our Spring term is fast approaching. This newsletter should give you all the information you need for the last couple of weeks of term and the beginning of next term. Please do pop into the school office to see me or Mrs Luxton if you have any queries.

National Schools' Autism Awareness Week - 14th-18th March
We are marking this week by teaching our children what autism is and how to support those who have autism. We want to be as 'autism aware' as possible. The children will be looking at information from the following site; www.autism.org.uk - there is lots of useful information on this site.

Standard Assessment Tests - Year 2 & Year 6
We are holding two sessions for parents about SATS. You will be able to view example tests and understand how we are preparing as a school. The sessions are Wednesday 13th April at 2:30pm for Year 2 and Thursday 14th April at 2:30 for Year 6. We will also have information available during our Bedtime Stories evening on Monday 21st March.

Sport Relief - 18th March
A reminder that this year, the school council have decided to hold a school 'Tryathlon'. This will be a
chance for all children to try a variety of sporting challenges. The children have 
chosen to organise this to keep the activity as inclusive as possible. Children are 
asked to bring £2 and dress up as a sporting person who inspires them. 

World Book Day & Bedtime Stories - Monday 21st March 6pm-7pm
This year, we are celebrating World Book Day on 21st March. The children are asked to 
come to school wearing a book character costume for the day. Please accompany your 
child to bedtime stories on the above date. The sessions include a book swap, a hot 
chocolate stop and several stories (in key stages). Please be advised that school staff only will be taking photographs and parents/carers are not permitted to do so on the evening in school. Any queries, please see Mrs Lafferty-Jenkins.

Year 1 Phonics for Parents/Year 2 retakes - Wednesday 16th March 2.30pm
Mrs Cuff is holding an information afternoon on the above date. Please sign up/contact the office if you would like to join us.

Year 5 Assembly - Wednesday 16th March
Come and join us to find out what we've been learning about. Stay for a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Brenscombe Meeting for Year 6 Parents - Thursday 17th March 6pm
We are really looking forward to our residential in May. Please come along to find out a bit more.


School Disco - Friday 18th March 6pm and 7.15pm
Friday night is disco night. Pease send your payment slip to the office.
Year 2 Class Assembly - Tuesday 22nd March 2.30pm
Join us to celebrate the Owls class learning, please stay for refreshments and a visit to the classroom.

Easter Service - Thursday 24th March 9.10am
Please do join us at church to celebrate Easter. All welcome. Please do remember
that the children will have spent a long time rehearsing and will need the 
congregation to be as quiet as possible.

Children Drop Off/Walk to School
Wake and Shake starts at 8.50am. We don't expect children to arrive earlier than 8.45am if they are unaccompanied. Please help us to keep all children well supervised in the morning.

Swimming Helpers Needed
Recently we asked for volunteers to help with swimming. We really do rely on volunteer support to help us run these sessions. Could you spare an hour a week to help with a class? If you think you are able to then please pop into the office.

Clubs Finish This Week
All our staff provided clubs end this week. Simply Football and Jazzercise will both take place next week.

End of School Term
On Thursday 24th, we finish at 2.30pm

Finally if you have any concerns or comments, please pop into school or call us so that we can help you. 

We wish all our families a very happy Easter.

Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Headteacher

Dates
March 
14th-18th National Autism Week
16th Yr5 class assembly 9am 
16th Informal Phonics Afternoon, 2.45pm for Yr1 and Yr2 retakes
17th Brenscombe meeting for parents, 6pm
18th Sport Relief Day
Disco
21st Book Day and bedtime story evening (6pm-7pm), details to follow 
22nd Year 2 class assembly, 2.30pm
23rd Year 6 careers fair, 2pm
24th Easter Church Service, 9.10am all welcome
24th SCHOOL ENDS 2.30pm 

April
11th INSET DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED TO CHILDREN
12th School returns
13th Year 1 class trip, details to follow.
13th Yr2 SATS information session, 2.30pm
14th Yr6 SATS information session, 2.30pm
20th Yr3 trip to Charmouth (details to follow)
27th Yr1 class assembly, 9am 
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