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Message from Mrs Emson

We have reached the end of what has been an incredibly busy, yet rewarding half term.  I have been exceptionally proud of the children, staff, and you, our parents for ensuring this term has run as smoothly as possible.  Some of you have enquired about clubs and after-school provisions.  Whilst I wanted to look at this as starting after half term, we have decided to develop a more bespoke offer for children which will begin in January – this will not be how it was before Covid -19. 

Thank you to all of you who are now using parent pay to order lunches, book in the breakfast club, and book the pantomime.  If you are not yet using it, please come in to see Mrs. Howlett.

As the weather is turning colder, please make sure your child has extra layers for PE. The PE kit is dark jogging bottoms or sports trousers and not leggings . Also please can you supply a dark coloured sweatshirt or hoodie for PE lessons so children are not wearing their school jumpers for PE lessons.

Please don’t forget we are now on Twitter @PrimaryGreat and would like you to join us in celebrating the fabulous things that happen daily at this school.  After half term, each class will have its own account and there will be much more content. When we come back after the half-term breaks the nights will be getting darker so please can we ensure children are picked up promptly.  School begins again on Monday 1st November – children must be in school for 8:50 am. 
I wish you all a safe, and happy half-term break. 

Dates for your diary

Choir trip to Chatteris House – (Please return reply slip by Monday 8th November)11.11.21
Year 4 Swimming Begins (Letter has been sent today)29.11.21
Flu vaccines (Information has been emailed)02.12.21
Autumn Half term22.10.21
Return to school01.11.21
Pantomime16.12.21
End of Autumn Term17.12.21
Beginning of Spring Term05.01.22

Attendance

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
 84% 86%96%95%94%90%82%93% 97%94% 
A table showing each classes attendance for the week. 96% is classed as good attendance

Reading 8.10.21

Mrs WoodMrs WatsonMiss WinnMrs BrownMrs CoxMiss BaxterMrs BradleyMiss O’NeillMr BaxterMrs Martin
52%46%58 %93%49%31 %54 % 48%40%95 %
A table showing how many children have read at home in each class 3 times during the week.

Stars of the week

Key Stage 1

Miss Winn – Oakley C

Miss Watson – Lexi R

Mrs Brown – Violet W

Key Stage 2

Mrs Cox – Oscar T

Miss Baxter – Ronnie G

Mrs Bradley – Amelia G

Miss O’Neill – Logan W

Mrs Martin – Oliver C

Mr Baxter – Alicia J

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:

Bella A

Bobby J

Neill Y

Ruby C

T Design Competition

The Key Stage 1 winner of the design competition was Harry Blackwell. Well done Harry!

Attendance

Please note if your child is not able to come to school please make sure you phone the school office and speak to a member of staff. We sometimes receive emails to alert us to absences. As you will understand, we do receive hundreds of emails in a day and your email may not be looked at until later in the day, therefore we ask that you notify us by telephone or telling the office in person in the morning please.

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. Phenix M Y3
2. Vienna HFY5
3. Jack CY5
4. Riley FY6
5. Olly CY6
6. Alicia JY6
7. Jacob KY5
8. Deighton WY6
9. Charlie HY5
10. Alex KY5

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.

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.

Morrisons

For every £10 you spend (in store or online) at Morrisons, you’ll get a Grow Token to help your school get everything they need to get growing. Download the My Morrisons app* or log into your online account today to start collecting Grow Tokens and choose the school you’d like to donate them to. Simply scan your digital My Morrisons or physical card in store, or link your My Morrisons card to your online account to get Grow Tokens every time you shop.

What have we been learning this week?

Miss Baxter

In science we have been learning all about Earth and Space. This week we were learning about the Sun, Earth and moon. We learnt that planet Earth orbits the Sun and at the same time the moon orbits the Earth. We also learnt that it takes the Earth a year to orbit the Sun and approximately 28 days for the moon to orbit Earth. To help us understand how it works we worked in pairs to make models showing how they all move and orbit one another. We all worked really hard and Miss Baxter was very impressed with the models we created!

Pictures of Miss Baxter’s science learning.

Year 1 and 2 Pumpkin Scoop

On Thursday, the parents of Year 1 and 2 children were invited in to help scoop out a pumpkin for their children to carve. We have had some incredible pumpkin designs and the children loved the event. Thank you to all of the parents for taking part.

Mr Baxter

In cooking Mr Baxter’s class made Mango chicken Pittas.