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21 Oct 2016

Friday 21st October 2016
Dear Parents,

Here's our last weekly news of the half term. If you have any questions or queries, please pop into school or drop us a line. All the children have worked hard this half term and deserve a good rest. Have an enjoyable half term holiday and we look forward to seeing you back in school on Monday 31st October.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' - Alfie Ellicott-Simpkin in Y5 for showing support to younger children
Year R - William & Denny
Year 1 - Lillie, Annabel & Riley
Year 2 - Alex E & Frank
Year 3 - Chase & Jenna
Year 4 - Theo & Rowan
Year 5 - Kiera & Georgina
Year 6 - Lewis & Tiyana
Attendance award - The winners this week are Year 3

Well done to all the classes for trying hard with attendance. We realise that there has been some illness in the classes and we are grateful to parents for following our 48 hour rule in order to prevent any spread of infection.

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6








Cleanest classroom - Year 2

Crazy Socks & Tights Day - Friday 21st October 2016
We held our charity event today and raised £149. Well done to everyone who took part. The money raised will support children who have experienced bereavement from a parent or close family member.

Guggleton Art Gallery
Next term we will be taking classes to visit the local art gallery. We look forward to seeing the work by artist Suzanne Whitmarsh and Charlotte Dooley. Some classes may need extra help to walk down to the gallery safely. If you are able to help, please drop us a line.

Year 2 Parent Consultations
We have arranged parent consultations for Tuesday 15th and Wednesday 16th November.
Please contact the office on return to school to book a slot to see Mrs Lloyd.

Staffing News
Next term we welcome Mrs Stevens as a 1:1 teaching assistant in Otters class. We also welcome Mrs Prangnell to our lunch time team.

Sporting News
Well done to all our Year 5 and Year 6 Orienteering team. We had some great results, with some 1st place on our routes. Thanks to Mrs Strawbridge, who supported the team. Our KS2 footballers have a Davision cup match on Monday 7th November at Child Okeford and a friendly match at one of our cluster schools. Letters to follow.

Healthy Lunches Week 31st October - 4th November
When we return, we will be recognising Healthy lunches week. The classes will explore what a healthy lunch is and how important it is to eat a healthy balanced diet.

A Big Thank You
Thank you to Mr Pitman, who has repaired our monkey bars recently. These are a big favourite for the children and we have enjoyed using them over the last couple of weeks. Thanks to the PTA, who are looking into raising funds for the larger play equipment to be refurbished.

Start of the Day
Please could all pupils and little ones stay on the playground and avoid the field/ play equipment. We need to ensure children are safe and well supervised in the morning. Thanks very much.

Academy Consultation Meeting Monday 7th November 7pm,
Sturminster Newton High School
Today, a separate letter has been sent to all families inviting you to a parent consultation on the Academy proposal. Please do come along to our consultation.

PTA News
Thank you to all who supported our cake sale last Friday. It was a huge success and we raised £160. Fantastic, many thanks again. Our school disco is on November 4th.
Details and payment slips will go out after half term.

Good Luck!
We sent Mrs Jones off on her maternity leave today. We wish her all the best and look forward to a visit in school of baby Jones.

That's all for this week
Kind regards

Sarah Lafferty- Jenkins