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Message from Miss Emson

We are almost at the end of what has been an incredibly successful and rewarding term.  The children and staff have worked tirelessly ensuring every second really does count! This will be our last newsletter of the term so I will keep my message brief.  As we approach our final week of term, we are very mindful that transmission rates of covid are currently high in NE Lincs and therefore want to ensure we are all vigilant and careful to ensure we can all enjoy Christmas with our families. 
Wednesday is our Christmas dinner and dress up day – the theme is Elves and Angels and the children can come to school in their outfits.  Thursday is the panto so please ensure children have sensible footwear and warm clothing for walking. We will also be having the carols outside at 2:45pm on Thursday. And finally, on Friday, please note that the children finish at 2pm. 

Dates for your diary

Year 4 Swimming Dates, Jan 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th, 21st, 28th, March 7th, 14th.
EYFS Concert 9am, 10:30am, 2pm13.12.21
Christmas Dinner 15.12.21
Christmas Party Day – Elves and Angels dressing up theme 15.12.21
School Christmas Carol Service 2:45 start on large school playground16.12.21
Pantomime – in the morning, returning to school for lunchtime16.12.21
End of Autumn Term – School closes 2pm17.12.21
Beginning of Spring Term05.01.22

Attendance

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
92 % 91%95%99%91%94%95%99% 100%97% 
100% Attendance Star Stickers - SuperStickers

Well done Mr Baxter’s class for winning the first ever 100% attendance sticker on our newsletter!

Good attendance is classed as 96% and above. Also well done to Miss Winn’s class, Mrs Brown’s class, Miss O’Neill’s class and Mrs Martin’s class.

Reading

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
50%46%48%90%45%25 %37% 31%40%95 %

Stars of the week

Key Stage 1

Mrs Woods – Skylar-Mae R

Miss Winn – Macey M

Miss Watson – Alice R

Mrs Brown – Oliver M

Key Stage 2

Mrs Cox – Phoebe A

Miss Baxter – Lucy J

Miss O’Neill – Ashton R

Mrs Martin – Neil Y

Year 6 Superstars

Each week up to six year 6 children are chosen as the Year 6 Superstars, for their efforts in school with behaviour or learning and because they are incredible role models for the rest of the school. These children get a special badge to wear for the week.

This week’s Year 6 Superstars are:

Jake W

Ashleigh G

T Jay C

Attendance

If your child will not be attending school, please call the school office on 01472 808608 or email the school on [email protected] to report their absence. For planned absences, please do this before the first day of the absence.

When a child does not attend school, and no explanation has been provided, the school will contact the individuals listed on our system as contacts, starting with the primary contacts. If we cannot reach any of these contacts, or we do not receive a satisfying response as to the whereabouts and safety of the pupils, we will immediately send a staff member to the pupil’s home. If there is no response, we will contact the police.

Times Tables Rock Stars

This is the leaderboard for Times Tables Rock Stars. Well done these children for working hard on your times tables.

1. Deon OY6
2. Phenix MY3
3. Cody DY6
4. Jasmine MY6
5. Vienna HY5
6. Max KY3
7. Jack CY5
8. Isobelle HY6
9. Olly CY6
10. Ashleigh GY6

To get on the leaderboard you need to play on ‘Studio’ on times tables rock stars and you need to play at least 10 times.

The school is 18th out of 30 in the league table of local schools. Well done! We have moved up again!

Uniform

Below are our expectations on uniform which will also serve as a reference throughout the year.

SWEATSHIRT: Logo sweatshirt or a plain red sweatshirt or cardigan.

SKIRT/TROUSERS: Black or dark grey skirts/pinafore or trousers/shorts/ red check summer dress

SHIRT White polo shirts underneath sweatshirts      

SHOES: Black flat school shoes – no trainers.

PE KIT

Plain white t shirt / black shorts/ Plimsolls or trainers for inside P.E.

Trainers for outdoor games.

Jogging bottoms or dark coloured track suits may be worn in cold weather.

Earrings – No-earrings except small studs. No earrings for PE

Other News

Year 3 Community Nativity

The children in Year 3 took part in the community nativity service at Bishop King Centre on Friday 10th December. The children sang very well and those children who had parts acted these brilliantly. We were even accompanied by a donkey, sheep and goats provided by Nunny’s Farm. Thank you to all of the parents who attended; it was great to see so many of you there. The children were even given a selection box by the local churches, St Andrew’s and St Nicholas. We would like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the Bishop King Centre, Reverend Anne McCormick and all the other people on the organising committee for such a lovely event. Videos and Photographs will follow in next week’s newsletter but the whole event was streamed by Grimsby Live and can be found on their Facebook page.

Whole School Carol Concert

On Thursday 16th December at 2:45 (please note the time change) we are inviting all of the parents onto the large playground where we will be singing carols. Please make sure your child is well wrapped up on that day as we will be outside for quite a while. The entrance to the event will be the side gate near the large car park. We look forward to everyone coming along and joining in with traditional carols.

Scooters and bikes

Please can parents make sure that all scooters and bikes are removed from the bike shed at night and especially at the end of the term.

What have we been learning this week?

Mrs Brown

Year 2 have had an amazing week.  We have been opening our advent calendar and reading our mini books to the rest of the class. 
In maths we have been learning to multiply numbers through real life arrays and lots of problem solving. 
In literacy we have been reading ‘Dear Father Christmas’ and looking at how letters are constructed in preparation for writing our own letters to Santa!
This week is R.E week and we have watched the Nativity story and crafted our own scene from paper. We also thought about which senses we use at Christmas so included a bit of science as well. 
A busy but very productive week so far!

Mrs Woods

In Reception we have been focusing on our reading. We have been practising our sounds and our blending in lots of fun ways. We love learning our tricky words and this week we have made tricky word watches to help us remember our words.We are really keen on construction in our class and have made some fantastic models. When it is tidy up time, we don’t want to take our models down so we are writing signs so our friends know not to touch it.

Miss O’Neill

We have had a very busy week in Year 5 and the children have all worked very hard.

Literacy:

In Literacy this week, we continued to read Our Planet and we presented the information we found in lists which we punctuated with bullet points, we also learnt to use colons and semi-colons in lists. We have learnt about the active and passive voice and showed a very good understanding to write sentences using both of these. Year 5 have also learnt to use parenthesis this week (which they found tricky at first but soon mastered). Finally, we spent some time practicing the Year 5 and 6 statutory spelling words.

Science:

In Science, we have been learning about Light. We discussed how shadows are formed and have conducted an experiment to see the light spectrum by using a prism.

Topic:

Our Topic is ‘What if there was not enough for everyone?’ and this week we have discussed poverty and food shortages. We researched the causes of food shortages around the world and found out about what Action Against Hunger are doing to help.

Art:

In Art we have been working very hard over the last few weeks to design and create shadow puppets. We have used split pins to make them move and performed our puppet shows. 

Cooking

The Year 6 children were working like Santa’s Elves this week, making afternoon tea gift boxes. These included a hot chocolate drink, a cup cake, brownie and chocolate crispy cakes.