Newsletter February 2020

Scouse and a Story Event

As you know, the PTFA have organized this event for Friday 7th February. As part of this event we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in a ‘costume swap’. If you have any outgrown/unused costumes that would be suitable for ‘World Book Day’ then please send them in with your child prior to the event. During the Scouse event, we will have the costumes on display for you to simply pick your favourite!

Children’s Mental Health Week – ‘Inside Out Day’ Thursday 6th February

Following the letter last week (Parentmail) detailing ‘Inside Out Day’ events; this is a reminder that children are invited to wear ONE item of their own clothes inside out. This is a way of encouraging our children to be kind and consider how people may feel differently on the inside than how they appear on the outside. There will also be a cake sale at the end of the day.

St Michael’s Sessions

Fabulous news! The next St Michael’s Sessions is planned for Friday 27th March 7.30pm in St Michael’s Church. For those of you who attended the last event, I am sure you will agree it was a hugely enjoyable evening for our community. The event raised a fantastic amount of money for our school; I am sure this event will raise even more! A big thank you to the Pilgrim family for organizing this brilliant event!

School Attendance

As you know regular attendance at school is vital to help children achieve and get the best possible start in life. If there is an instance where your child is sick and unable to attend school YOU MUST call the school office by 9.30am at the latest. We have a new Education Welfare Officer helping to manage our school attendance who has shared with us the following:

‘If your child has been absent and attended a doctor or hospital appointment, school requires evidence of this. This can be simply a copy of a letter, appointment card or screenshot of a message confirming appointments.’

If you have any further questions or concerns around attendance you can speak to Ms G Larsen our school Social Inclusion Officer.

Sport Relief

Sport Relief is back on Friday 13th March. It’s a great way to get active, have fun and change lives! The money we raise each Sport Relief is used to tackle major issues across the world including homelessness, domestic abuse, child poverty, mental health and more. Mrs McGill and our School Council will be in touch with further information nearer to the time.

Rock Kidz Reminder

Rock Kidz is back! The first day after half term will see the return of Rock Kidz- a fun music workshop that enables children to find their inner rock stars and teaches them all about the PSHEE curriculum. All children will then have the opportunity to perform in a concert at King’s Leadership Academy. Performances will be either Thursday 27th February 6pm or Friday 28th February 6pm. Tickets are £5 and will be on sale after half term.

Drumming is coming to the Infants!

Drumming has now arrived at the Infants as well as the Juniors. Your child has been given a letter detailing how they can take part in drumming tuition.

Thought for the day competition

It has been brilliant to see so many of you engaging with our thought for the day board. We also post some of them on Twitter so you can look out for the positive messages there too! Our ‘Positivity Pioneers’ would like to invite you as a family to create your own thought for the day designs. You can collect a piece of A4 paper from the junior office if you need some for your creation. You can create your own message or use some quotes you are familiar with for your own design, please add your name/family name so each day we know who has created our positive thought! Please hand them into the junior office when you have finished. We look forward to spreading your positive thoughts!

KS1 and EYFS Christmas Show – ‘The Inn Spectors’ DVD on sale!

I am pleased to inform you that the DVD is now on sale. You can purchase a copy in the junior office from today. The DVD costs £2.00 per copy. We hope you enjoy viewing the show as much as the children enjoyed taking part!

Thank you for your continued support

Miss L Moreton

Key dates:

(Some of these dates are after half term but may be useful to have in advance)

Thursday 6th February-‘Inside Out Day’ and cake sale after school

Friday 7th February-PTFA Scouse and story (after school)

Friday 14th February-Break up for half term break (normal time)

Monday 24th February-Return from half term break

Thursday 27th February and Friday 28th February (evening 6pm)-Rock Kids Performances – King’s Leadership Academy

Thursday 5th March-World Book Day- children are invited to dress up as a character from a book or something book related. The other option for children is to come into school in their cosy pyjamas with their favourite bedtime story.

(On World Book Day, school will be open after school for families 3.30pm-4.30pm. There will be lots of activities and book readings for you to choose from-further details to follow)