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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


25 Nov 2016

Dear Parents

Here is our weekly news. 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 - Jasmine Bell - for showing determination and resilience this week.
Year R - Evie and Elena
Year 1 - William and Caitlin
Year 2 - Finley and Ethan
Year 3 - Noah R and Bethany
Year 4 - Scarlett and Freddie
Year 5 - Lola and Thomas S
Year 6 - Kai and Amy
Attendance award - Year 3
Whole school -

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6








Cleanest classroom - Year 4

Special mentions: Stalbridge 'Alpine' Christmas - Friday 2nd December from 3:30pm at Stalbridge Hall and The Ring...Santa's Grotto, Kid's Zone, Lantern Parade and lots lots more!

It's a girl!
We are pleased to inform you that Mrs Jones had a baby girl last weekend, Daisy Jones. She and mum are doing very well.

Sporting News
Our Year 5/6 football team are competing in a friendly match at Hazelbury Bryan on Tuesday. We are looking forward to the challenge. The Year 6 rugby team will be in action on Monday 5th December. Each player will receive a letter.

PTA Christmas Fayre
Please come along to our Christmas Fayre. See the attached poster for details.

Safeguarding Information
Did you know that our Designated Leads for Safeguarding are Mrs Lafferty-Jenkins and Mrs Padfield. Mrs Lane is also fully trained. One of us is always available at school to talk to you. Please don't hesitate to make an appointment if you need to.

Bedtime Stories
We had a great time at bedtime stories last night. Thank you to all the children and parents who came. We want to say a very big thank you to Mr and Mrs Williams, Ms Sumner and Mrs Dike for your story telling sessions. Thank you to the PTA for serving refreshments and to the school staff who led. The children would like another book swap event after Christmas. Details to follow.

Wessex FM
Our School Council children will be interviewed on Monday by Wessex FM. We will let you know when the feature will be on air. Good luck to all the children. Please remember your permission slips/contact the office to provide permission.

Road Safety Week
We were visited by the Road Safety team this week. The children learnt a lot about how to be a quiet passenger, how to keep themselves safe in a car and as a pedestrian. Maisie and May have written an article about this, on the following page.

School Motto
You should find attached a letter about the work which we are doing on the word 'Believe'. Please look out for it on this email and return it to school (on the heart paper) with any ideas which you may have. The children will be exploring this next Thursday afternoon.

Christmas activities and dates
The next few weeks are quite busy with lots of events for you to attend. Please come along on the 7th December and make a decoration with your child. Here is the full schedule for you. I do hope that you will be able to join us for these.

28/11 last day for photo orders to be dropped into school
29/11 Year 5/6 Football Match at Hazelbury Bryan
1/12 Church Service 9am - all welcome
2/12 Stalbridge 'STALBRIGHT' event at The Ring
5/12 Year 6 Rugby Match at Hazelbury Bryan
7/12 Family Christmas Craft Afternoon 2-3pm
8/12 KS2 Carol Concert, 2-3pm and 6-7pm (details to follow)
9/12 PTA Christmas Fayre (see attached poster)
13/12 KS1 Nativity 2-3pm (details to follow)
14/12 Whole School Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
15/12 Christmas Church Service 9am - all welcome
15/12 KS1 Nativity 2-3pm (details to follow)
16/12 Christmas Santa Run!


That's all for this week,
Kind regards

Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins
Pupil's Press - Every week, the children help me to write the news. Here's this week's instalment.

Here's a maths challenge for you, written by Lola and Oscar

We have measured the temperature this week






I hope you enjoyed answering these questions


By Lola and Oscar

1. What is the average temperature this week?
2. What is the difference between Tuesday and Friday?
3. What is the difference between Monday and Friday?
4. What is the temperature most likely to be on Saturday?
5. If you subtracted two by Thursday's temperature what would the temperature be?
6. What would you get if you added Monday temperature to Thursday's?
7. What is the temperature in the middle of Wednesday and Friday?
8. What would the temperature be if you added Wednesday temperature to Thursday temperature?