NEW PLAYGROUND MARKINGS
We hope you like our new playground markings which were installed during half term. The request for playground markings came from the children themselves, through the School Council meetings. The funding for them was provided from Miss Ford’s fundraising activities over the last 2 years, together with a grant from Derby City Council. The children were then invited to contribute to the design by taking part in a competition, and the four top ideas were used in the final design. The children (and staff!) have had great fun trying them out this week!
The children love to invite their parents into school, to see what they do. We will be holding parent drop-in sessions next week during Literacy and Maths, to give you a chance to find out more about your child’s learning. We hope you will come and join us.
They will take place from 9:00-10:00am each day:
Tuesday 13th November - RWInc/Literacy
Wednesday 14th November - Maths
Please come into the classroom with your child when you bring them to school in the morning, and then you will go with them to their group; if you have more than one child you can move between groups within the allocated time.
Our Non-uniform day before half term raised £234.82, which will go to purchase new bikes.
From Monday 12th November, Lucky Envelopes will be on sale, every break time (until sold out) in the Zone. They cost 50p each and children can purchase as many as they like. There are over 50 prizes to be won, worth over £5 each and 3 golden prizes worth over £10.
CHILDREN IN NEED
We will be taking part in Children in Need Day this year on Friday 16th November.
All children are invited to wear their own clothes - either Yellow or spotty for a donation of 50p.
As the theme for this year is “Do your thing”, look out for information from your child’s class teacher for extra activities they may be organising.
PUPIL DETAILS UPDATE FORM
The winner of the prize draw for returning their update form was Aaminah from class 3.
If you have not yet returned your form, please do so as soon as possible, as it is important that we have up-to-date information on our system. Please return your form even if there are no changes, so that we know everything is up-to-date.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
12th -16th November “Lucky Envelopes” fundraising event
Tuesday 13th November _RWInc/Literacy Drop-ins
Wednesday 14th November _ Maths Drop-ins
15th & 16th November _Planetarium for Yr 5/6
Friday 16th November _Children in Need Day
Tuesday 20th November_ Flu vaccinations Rec to Year 5
Thursday 29th November _KS1 Winter Musical
Thursday 29th November_ FS2 Trip “Dear Santa”
4th - 6th December _Assertive Mentoring Meetings
Friday 14th December_ FS2 Nativity
Friday 14th December _Christmas Dinner
Friday 21st December _Last day of term
Monday 7th January _Back to school
Please note, the date of the KS1 Winter Musical has changed to THURSDAY 29th November
SCHOOL GOVERNOR NEWS
Following the recent parent governor election process the following parent has been appointed: Mrs Shamina Akhtar.
Additionally, Mr Kamran Hussain has been appointed as a co-opted governor.
We are looking forward to welcoming them both to our next Governors’ meeting.
TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS
Congratulations to Muskan, Hassnain, Fezan and Rehan who represented Arboretum at the Derby City TeamTable Tennis Tournament this week. They won their group to qualify for the semi-finals. In the semi-finals they defeated Brakensdale Primary 4-0 and in the final they defeated Zaytouna (A) to be crowned champions, and earn a place at the County Championships next year.
|NEXT WEEK’S CLUBS|
|If your child would like to join one of the clubs collect a form from outside the office or from Mr Malooq.|
|Monday||Cycle Club (ABLE riders Only)||12:30-1pm||Free|
|Monday||Multi Games Club (Hall 1)||3:15-4.25pm||5+||£1 per session|
|Tuesday||Cycle Club (Learn to Ride)||3:15-4.25pm||7+||Free|
|Tuesday||Sports+ (Invitation Only)||3:15-4:25pm||£1 per session|
|Wednesday||Dodgeball||3:15-4:25pm||8+||£1 per session|
|Wednesday||Cycle Club (ABLE riders only) MUST WEAR HELMETS (TO BE HELD ON FIELD)||12:30-1pm||12:30-1pm|
|Wednesday||SCHO0L TEAM FIXTURES DURING THE DAY|
|Thursday||Football Club KS2(Hall 2)||3:15-4:25pm||8+||£1 per session|
|Thursday||Football Club (Hall 1)||3:15-4:25pm||4+||£1 per session|
|Friday||Cricket Club 3:15-4:25pm||3:15-4:25pm||7+||£1 per session|
|Everyday||Breakfast club||8am–8:45am||All ages||50p per session|
Helmets MUST be worn for all Cycle Clubs:
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 School Office.