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STAFF v YEAR 5/6 FOOTBALL
On the Friday before half term, our Year 5 and 6 footballers took on teams of staff. Everyone played well and tried their hardest - even when it started to snow! The final scores were:
Year 5/6 Girls 0 - 3 Female Staff
Year 5/6 Boys 2 - 9 Male Staff
Congratulations to the staff, and a big “Well Done” to everyone who took part!
World Book Day!
Thursday 2nd March 2017
To celebrate World Book Day we will be having lots of special reading events and activities taking place throughout the day.
Fancy Dress Competition!
Please dress up as your favourite character from a book. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed from each class!
50p Chill with a Book!
All children will be able to buy an ice-lolly for 50p to enjoy whilst reading a book. The profit from all money raised will go towards paying for magazine subscriptions for the school library.
All pupils will need to bring in a book that they are willing to swap with other children in their class. This will result in all children having a new book to read for FREE!!! Please can all children bring their book in to swap by Wednesday 1st March.
Free £1 Book Token!
When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it to your local bookshop and swap it for one of these ten (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day books! Or, if you’d prefer, you can use your book token to get £1 off any full price book instead!
Your child may wish to keep their token to spend at our book fair, which is on the 23rd and 24th March.
The School Council have organised a spelling competition for children in school to take part in . There will be spelling sheets on sale starting next week priced 20p. Children will have a few weeks to learn the spelling words before being tested in school. There will be certificates and prizes available for the winning pupils in each phase and then a grand final Spelling Bee in the hall for all class winners. The age categories will be:
Year 3 / 4
Year 5 / 6
We hope you will support your child in entering this competition and learning the words to enable them to possibly be the Arboretum Spelling Champion!
AROUND THE WORLD
This week, all our children spent 2 days going “Around the World”. Each classroom was a different country, and the children visited them in turn to find out more about that country and the people who live there. At lunch time they tried foods from different countries. During the week, the children have been encouraged to think about 2 BIG QUESTIONS:
Why is it important to learn about people who live in different places?
What’s great about being different?
"My favourite country is China. I like going on the aeroplane." Diana
“I value other countries and people. You should do that too.” Ansh
"I liked clicking the castanets in Spain." Mustafa Khan
“You should respect everyone no matter if they are black or white. There is no better you than the you that you are” Usmaan
“It has been fantastic because we learned about lots of different people and countries. It has helped me to look at the world differently.” Eisha
“It doesn’t matter if you are black or white or if you are big or small. What matters is what you are like as a person” Asiya
"My favourite country is Spain because I can speak Spanish. Hola!" Elyes
"I liked Egypt because of the pyramids." Iman
“Difference doesn’t matter. We all have the same feelings. We can be happy or sad” Laura
Goodbye Mr Meakin
Congratulations to our Deputy Site Manager Mr Darren Meakin, who has a new job as a Site Manager at another school. He will be leaving us on 3rd March. Thank you Mr Meakin for all your hard work, we wish you all the best in your new job!
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
Please return all book orders to school by
Friday 17th March.
Make sure that all orders include your child's name, class, book number and title. Please put them in an envelope with full payment and your child’s name, class and “Book Order” written on it. Every order that you place will earn points that we can spend on books for the school.
FOR THIS ORDER ONLY you can use your World Book Day coupon towards the cost of the order.
NEXT WEEK’S TRIPS
We have lots of trips next week. Please make sure you know when your child is going, and what they need. Remember, all the children will be walking into Derby, so please make sure they have warm coats and sensible shoes.
Tues 28th Class 17 - Bistrot Pierre
Wed 1st Class 10 - Derby Museum
Class 15 - Bistrot Pierre
Thur 2nd Class 16 - Bistrot Pierre
Class 9 - Derby Museum
Fri 3rd Class 14 - Bistrot Pierre
Class 11 - Derby Museum
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
28th Feb- 3rd March Year 5/6 trips to Bistrot Pierre
1st - 3rd March Class 10, 9, 11 trips to Derby Museum
Wednesday 1st March Class 1 Parents’ meeting
Thursday 2nd March World Book Day - dress as your favourite character
Thursday 2nd March Class 2 Parents’ meeting
Friday 3rd March Class 3 Parents’ meeting
9th - 10th March Class 13, 12 trips to Derby Museum
Friday 10th March Year 5/6 trip to ThinkTank Birmingham
Friday 10th March Partner school to visit Class 11
Wednesday 15th March Tea and Toast
Friday 17th March Class photographs
23rd -24th March Book Fair & Storytelling
4th - 6th April Assertive Mentoring meetings
Friday 7th April Break up for Easter holidays
Monday 24th April Back to school
CLUBS NEXT WEEK
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 Contact
Tuesday Football Club (Field) LUNCH TIME Ages 7+ FREE Mr Malooq
Tuesday Football Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq
Tuesday Dodgeball Club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 5+ £1 Mr Malooq
Wednesday Film Club (Library) 3:15 – 5:00pm Ages 4+ 50p Mr Malooq
Wednesday Basketball Club (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Thursday Multi games club (Hall 1) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 4-7 £1 Mr Malooq
Thursday Indoor Cricket (Hall 2) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Friday Football Club (MUGA) 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
Friday Girls’ football club 3:15 – 4:25pm Ages 8+ £1 Mr Malooq
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.