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Newsletter 16 2017/2018

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PIZZA EXPRESS

Class 4 went on a terrific trip to Pizza Express to further the learning in their topic 'Food Glorious Food.' They, made, topped, cooked and sliced their own individual pizzas and learnt so many facts about where the ingredients come from. The children described it as 'the best trip ever' and to make it even better we threw a pizza party back at school with Italian music and pizza for all!

 

PARENT DROP-IN SESSIONS

We would like to invite all our parents to come to our Drop-in sessions next week.

Maths drop-in - Tuesday 23rd January

RWInc/Literacy drop-in - Wednesday 24th January

Please come into your child’s classroom from 8.45am; you will be able to read with your child, then accompany them to their lesson at 9.05am

If you have several children in school and would like to visit more than one class, please tell the teacher so that they can arrange for you to be taken to the next class.

 

YEAR 1 PHONICS MEETING

Miss Hardy will be holding a meeting for all Year 1 parents to talk about the Phonics screening test that your child will be taking this year. It is on Friday 26th January at 2.45pm in Hall 1.

 

Dinners reminder

Following our ever popular “takeaway day” on Thursday this week, we will be going back to the new pattern of dinners from next week, so Hall 1 (classes 1 to 11) will have “chip day” on Tuesday, and Hall 2 (classes 12 to 18) will have chip day on Thursday. If you wish to change your child’s dinner pattern, please fill in a form at the office.

 

NURSERY MUSICIANS

This week in Nursery they have been reading “The Bear and The Piano” by David Litchfield. The children have been exploring the different sounds made by musical instruments and making some instruments of their own. They have been discovering what talents they have, making a theatre and preparing for their very own music concert on Friday.

PACKED LUNCHES

We have noticed that some children have been bringing items containing nuts into school. We have some people in school with severe nut allergies, so please check the packaging, especially for things like cereal bars, cakes and pastries. If it says Nuts or “May contain traces of nuts”, please do not send them into school. If we find them in packed lunches, we will remove them for the safety of all our children and staff.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Tuesday 23rd January _Maths Drop-ins

Thursday 25th January _Literacy drop-ins

Friday 26th January _Year1 - Phonics screening meeting

8th-16th February _Year 3/4 trips to Alter Rock

19th-23rd February _Half term holiday

Monday 26th February _Back to school

Friday 9th February _Book Fair

20th-22nd March _Assertive Mentoring Meetings

Friday 23rd March _Sports Relief

Friday 23rd March End of term

Monday 9th April _Back to school

Monday 7th May _Bank Holiday

28th May-1st June _Half term holiday

Friday 22nd June _Inset Day

Friday 13th July _Inset Day

Tuesday 24th July _End of term

SAFETY REMINDER

Please remember that only Year 6 children are allowed to walk to and from school alone. Our school is in a very busy area with a lot of traffic, and it is not safe for younger children to walk alone; they should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

NO children will be allowed to walk home following after school clubs - they must be collected PROMPTLY at the end of the club by a responsible adult. Please note that children who are collected late from after school clubs will not be allowed to attend clubs in future.

 

TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS!

Congratulations to our table tennis superstars who took part in a Derby City tournament last week. Fezan (left) finished 1st overall, winning all 8 of his matches; Hassnain (centre) came 4th, winning 5 matches and Rehan (right) finished 2nd, winning 7 matches.

The tournament involved 14 players from across the city, and the top 2 go through to the County Finals which are taking place this Tuesday 23rd January in Chesterfield. This means that Arboretum will have 2 players at the county finals this year for the first time.

We wish Fezan and Rehan “Good Luck” in the finals!

CLUBS NEXT TERM

If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from outside the office or from Mr Malooq.

 

 

Day

Club

Time

Age

Cost

Monday

Fencing Club KS2 (Hall 2)

3:15-4.25pm

For ages 8+

£1 per session

Monday

Multi Games (Hall 1)

3:15-4:25pm

For ages 4+

£1 per session

Tuesday

Dance Club

3:15-4:25pm

3:15-4:25pm

3:15-4:25pm

Tuesday

Football Club (FIELD)

LUNCH TIME

For ages 7+

Free

Tuesday

Sports+ (Invitation ONLY)

3:15-4:25pm

3:15-4:25pm

3:15-4:25pm

Wednesday

Dodge Ball (Hall 2)

3:15–4:25pm

For ages 8+

£1 per session

Wednesday

Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS

12:30-1pm

MUST WEAR HELMETS

TO BE HELD ON FIELD

Thursday

Football Club (MUGA)

3:15–4:25pm

For ages 8+

£1 per session

Thursday

GIRLS ONLY football club

3:15–4:25pm

For ages 8+

£1 per session

Friday

Indoor Cricket League (OFFSITE)

3:15-6:15pm

For ages 7+

See Mr Malooq for more info

Friday Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS 12:30-1pm MUST WEAR HELMETS TO BE HELD ON FIELD
Everyday Breakfast club 8am–8:45am For all ages 50p per session

 

Remember, all clubs are FREE if your child is eligible for Pupil Premium - to find out if your child qualifies, please fill in a Free School Meals application form available from the Office.

 

 

 

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