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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


3 Feb 2017

Dear Parents,

Here's all our news for this week. What an exciting week we have had with parents joining us for our learning in Years 1 and 4 and children mixing together for World Number day! If you have any queries or concerns, please pop in or drop us a line. We are always happy to help.

Well done to our achievers of the week;
'Spotted' for showing Christian Values - Kindness and Trust -
Mrs Lloyd, who has worked so hard to establish opportunities to link our pupils with our partner school in Pakistan. You have also trusted our pupil council leaders. Mrs Bailey too for all her hard work with the eco council.

Year R - Logan and Dylen
Year 1 - William and Rose
Year 2 - Alex S and Josh
Year 3 - Grace and Henry
Year 4 - Benjamin and Freddie
Year 5 - Joseph and Oscar
Year 6 - Harry and Edward

Attendance award - Year 1
Cleanest classroom - Year 2

Children's mental health week - 'Spread a little kindness' competition!
Next week, schools all over the country will be marking Children's Mental Health week.
All the children are invited to take part in our competition to design a superhero who has the power of kindness. An entry form is attached. You can either submit your entry to the official website or bring it into school by Monday 20th February. We would love to display these around our school. More information can be found at:-

Stalbridge Library Visits
Mrs Franklin has arranged for classes to take part in visits to the local library next week and the week after half term. They will take part in 'reading for pleasure' sessions led by Christine Peters. Are you able to join us? The sessions are as follows:-

Wednesday 8th Feb 09.30 - 10.30 - Year 5
Thursday 9th Feb 09.30 - 10.30 - Year 3
10.45 - 11.45 - Year 4

Friday 10th Feb 09.30 - 10.30 - Year 6
10.45 - 11.45 - Year 2

Friday 24th Feb 09.30 - 10.30 - Year 1
10.45 - 11.45 - Year R

If you would like to join us, please let the office know. We hope that this will affirm and encourage a love of the local library facilities.

Internet Safety Day - Tuesday 7th February -
'Be the change: unite for a better internet'

Learning across the world - Global school's partnership project - Islamabad
Imagine being able to talk to a child half way across the world about their experiences of school and the place they live in. That's exactly what happened for our School and Eco Council children on Wednesday. Mrs Lloyd, Mrs Bailey and the children made a skype call to the Imperial International School in Islamabad, Pakistan. The children shared their learning, gave the other school a tour of our school and asked them some questions. It was a fantastic opportunity. We are looking forward to our next projects with them. Well done to everyone involved.

Cake Sale Success
Well done to the PTA for another great cake sale, which raised £140!

World Number Day
All the children mixed together on Thursday to work on maths challenges. We were working especially hard to explain our learning and support our partners. It was a great opportunity for the teachers to spend time with different classes.

Litter in the Playground
We've noticed an increase of wrappers and litter in our playground. We are asking all the children to make sure any rubbish goes into the bin straight away. Please help us to keep the playground tidy, including at the end of the school day. Thanks.

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

Sarah Lafferty-Jenkins