It was agreed to start a half termly coffee afternoon in school for PTA. This will not be a formal meeting but a session for parents to come along, have a cuppa and share ideas about social events and fundraising. The first one will be held on 13th November at 2.30pm. It would be great to see some new faces- there will be no expectation that you will have to run any events or take on any role in the committee by attending.
Thanks for all of your support with the cake sale, £113 was raised. Money spent this term by the PTA includes £300 on new cameras and £1750 contribution to school trips.
We are looking forward to our Bonfire Celebration on 9th November and Christmas fair on 14th December, all help would be appreciated. We are hoping to have a professional photographer at the Fair to take pictures of the children with Santa which he will print out on the evening at a cost of £8 each or 2 for £10.
Activsports holiday club is filling up fast; please send in your slip if you are interested. Cookery club will not be running next Thursday as the PTA have organised Film Night for the children and the hall will be used.
Next week will be our termly curriculum week with a history focus. Each class have taken a period or topic of history and will be studying, creating artefacts and creating a ‘Museum in a Classroom’ for you all to see. School will be open on Friday afternoon from 2.30pm for parents and family members to come and share all of the things the classes have produced and discovered. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible.
Miss Evans will be going on maternity leave on 26th October and Mrs Williams will be taking over class 5 after half term. Mrs Mitchell will be teaching class 3 fulltime. We hope you will join us in wishing Miss Evans lots of luck at this very exciting time.
This does continue to be an issue for many parents and children. We are very concerned for the safety of our pupils and staff at the busy periods of the day. Please ensure that you are using the footpaths which run either side of the car park rather than walking across the middle of it. Please ensure that you do not park on the grass verges or in the turning circle as this makes it very difficult for buses and cars to get in and out of school. Please also be aware that children in cars should be restrained using correct seatbelts and /or car seats depending on their height. We have had reports of children arriving without them.
Thanks to all of you who have been able to meet with your child’s class teacher to discuss progress. This is obviously the main route for us to share information regarding your child’s progress, areas for development and levels of attainment. If you have not made an appointment or did not attend at the time given, please contact the teachers individually to make a mutually convenient appointment.
We are still having large groups of children without a suitable PE kit in school. This is a statutory National Curriculum subject that all children must have the opportunity to join in with and develop skills and fitness. If you are having difficulties ensuring that your child has a PE kit of trainers, shorts, joggers/leggings, T shirt & sweatshirt, please speak to myself or the class teachers who will be able to support you with this. Please note that football boots with studs or blades are not allowed to be worn for PE as all children would then have to wear shin pads. They are allowed for Activsports football club afterschool.
Just a reminder that in the morning, before school starts, children are NOT ALLOWED to use the equipment. This is due to Health and Safety, as many of our children are dropped off by parents or school buses and so are not monitored at this time. It is impossible for me to be responsible for them on the climbing equipment without another adult. After school, if you are with your child, please remember that they are your responsibility when they are on the play equipment.
Create a replica dragon’s egg, experiment with dragon’s blood and learn how to identify a dragon from its droppings and scales.
Monday 29 October to Friday 2 November 1.00 to 2.30pm
Suitable for 3 to 11 year olds. £3 per child, children must bring a grown-up.
Places are limited so booking is advisable on 01588 676060 or email@example.com
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, School Road, Craven Arms, SY7 9RS
Whittington Castle October Events
Ghost Tours of the Castle will take place Friday 19th/26th and Saturday 20th/27th as well as Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November 2012. Starting at 6.30pm £3.50 adults and £2.50 children. Tearoom open until 6.30pm on these evenings. Bring a torch and outside clothing and join the tour to encounter the ghosts of the castle!! These tours are mini dramatic performances. Local adults and children tell their stories in costume and it is also a chance to learn some of the Castle interesting historic past. Suitable for children and families but some rooms will be dark so please be warned.
Halloween Event - Sunday 28th October 12noon until 4pm. £1 entrance. Collect your treats as you play the spooky games. Carved Pumpkin Competition - help us light up the Castle! Bring your carved pumpkin to be judged at 3pm on the Sunday afternoon. Fancy dress competition with prizes will be judged at 3.30pm after the Parade.
Halloween Evening - Wednesday 31st October 6-8pm. Torchlight Procession and meet the witch. £1 entrance.
The Order of Fitzwarine - Halloween Holiday Club Event Wednesday 31st 12noon until 1.30pm. Come dressed and play games. Cost £3.50 each.
26/10: Curriculum Week parents open event 2.30pm
26/10: Break up for half term
5/11: PD day- school closed for children
6/11: School open for all
9/11: Bonfire celebration evening