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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


13 Jan 2017

Dear Parents,

Here's all our news for this week. The cold and wet weather prevented us from attending church this week, though Canon Ridding came to us and we worshipped in school. The children are hopeful for snow. I've included the school closure procedure below. If you have any questions at all about your child's learning or anything at all, please do get in touch. I am happy to see you or you can see your child's class teacher.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - all the School Council for discovering all about pollution for our International Schools Award project and thinking about how we can give hope for the future of our planet.
Year R - Elena and William
Year 1 - Cohen and Sophia
Year 2 - Molly and Finley
Year 3 - Jamie and Joshua
Year 4 - Harry L and Cody
Year 5 - Grace and Malachy
Year 6 - Finn and Sophie

Attendance award - Year 3
Whole school-

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6








Cleanest classroom - Year 4

International Schools Project
This week we launched our International school's award project. We are linked to an International School in Pakistan. The school council created and delivered a very informative assembly about the school in Islamabad, Pakistan. We are all working on a project about pollution and how it affects us. The children will be working in their classes to identify ways of reducing different types of pollution in their science lessons next week. We will share our learning with our partner school and look forward to hearing about their work. Thank you to Mrs Lloyd, who is leading this project, with our school council.

Sports News
There are lots of sporting events planned over the next few weeks. On Tuesday 17th January, our KS2 orienteering team are off to Sturminster Newton for the final. Thanks to Mrs Strawbridge for guiding our team. On Thursday 19th January, a team of KS2 children are competing in a Boccia competition at Shillingstone Primary. We hope to achieve our Gold Sporting Games award this year. There will be netball and football matches coming up too, as well as swimming galas. Letters to follow.

Staffing News
This term we have welcomed Mrs Coling to our staffing team. She is working part time in our Otters class.

Animal Explorers
We started our wildlife club last week and discovered that our birds need feeding. This week we will be opening a bird café; to do this, we will be creating tasty treats and filling up feeders with fat balls and tasty snacks. Any extra bird food will be gratefully received.
The children are keen to encourage as many birds as possible to our gardens in time for the Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place between 28th-30th January. More details can be found at



The explorers are aiming to achieve a Wild Challenge bronze award from the RSPB. More details at

Y4 Ukulele Lessons
Year 4 started their lessons today. Mr Barnett is learning with the children. We are all really excited to learn how to play a tune. The children take their instruments home today and need to bring them back in every Friday.

100 Books
Mrs Franklin has ordered extra copies of the '100 books' list for our school library. They are just being sorted and loaded onto our library loan system.

Year 5 Class Assembly
We are looking forward to entertaining our Year 5 families with our assembly on Tuesday 17th January at 9.00am.

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

Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins

Dates for your Diary
Tues 17th January Year 5 Class Assembly 9:00am
Orienteering Final at Stur High School
Simply Football club starts
Thur 26th January Church Service 9:05am - all welcome
28th - 30th January Big Garden Birdwatch
31st January Year 1 Parents for Junk Modelling 2-3pm
28th February Parents Evening
2nd March Parents Evening