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Year 4 Laches Wood Parent Presentation 20.11.17

 

Please see here for info about Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre.

Info for parents can be found here.

Please see the attachment below to read the inform ation shared at the meeting.  To watch the video that was shared please click here.

 

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Download this file (laches wood oec 2017.pdf)Laches Wood Parent meeting info

Year 4 Laches Wood Parent Presentation 20.11.17

 

Please see here for info about Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre.

Info for parents can be found here.

Please see the attachment below to read the inform ation shared at the meeting.  To watch the video that was shared please click here.

 

Codsall Middle Dance Competition For Years 3 and 4

Dear Parent/Carer

Strictly Come Dancing - Dancing Competition

I am delighted to be writing to inform you that your child has the opportunity to take part in our annual ‘Codsall Does Strictly’ dancing competition.

Children are invited to attend a preliminary audition and, if successful, will be competing in a final which will be held at Codsall Middle School on Wednesday 13

th December 2017, 6.30-8.30pm.

The preliminary auditions will take place on Wednesday 22

nd of November at St Nicholas 3.30-5.00pm. For each performance pupils will be expected to provide their own music and choreograph a routine no shorter than a minute in duration; style and group size will also be determined by the children. The first round auditions will be judged by a member of staff from the middle school alongside senior prefect pupils, the final however, will include audience participation as part of the voting procedure.

Tickets for the final will be on sale after all auditions have taken place and two ticket options will be available to purchase.

Selection 1. Spectator only ticket - £2.50 per adult and £1.50 per child

Selection 2. Spectator ticket including food - £5.00 per adult and £3.00 per child

The food offer for the evening will be a hot pork and stuffing bap and a glass of wine or bottle of beer for adults and Hot dog and drink selection for children.

**Please note that only pre ordered refreshment options will be available during the interval, no addition food will be available to purchase.

Tickets can be purchased via Parentpay, date to be confirmed.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at the final.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kind Regards

Mrs M Davison

Leader of Pupil Engagement

Forest School Blog 09.11.17

This week Year 4 continued their survival theme and their challenge was to design and make a trap. Each class took their trap building in different ways- this was completely child led. 4G made small camouflaged traps. They had very inventive ideas and many group dig holes. They realised the soil was clay soil and linked this to our prior learning about clay being a natural resource. 4W made traps on a large scale, again using inventiveness and creativity. They used natural resources such  ivy cord and homemade sawdust in their designs.
Superstars were Katie W and Evie G from 4G for inventiveness when designing their trap. Harry S was the star from 4W for setting a good example to others throughout the afternoon. 
Well done Year 4! 
Ps. Please remember Forest School kits. The weather is getting colder so layers, coats, hats and gloves are essential. 

Strictly St Nics Takes Its Toll! 07.11.17

For an update as to progress please watch this short video.   Will they be ready for next Friday?   Why not get your ticket from the school office to come along and check it out for yourself!  A big thank you to Emma Carey for her hard work to film the demise of the St Nics dancers!

 

Black Tie Ball Update 07.11.17

Please see here for a message from the event organisers.

Cross Country Team Success! 07.11.17

After the local heat of the Cross Country competition, please see results as below.  Year 3 girls and Year 4 boys have qualified for the next round of the competition.   Thank you to Mr Watkins and Mr Mills for their work with the teams!   A special mention to Emily H in Year 3 who won her race! 

 

  Year 3 Girls Team Race       Year 3 Boys Team Race  
Pos School Points   Pos   Points
1 St Nics 16   1 Perton First  A 15
2 Perton First  A 17   2 St Christophers 29
3 St Chads 19   3 St Chads A 32
4 Birches 44   4 Perton Academy 34
5 Perton First  B 52   5 Perton first  B 39
6 Lane Green 60   6 St Nics 42
7 St Christophers 68   7 Birches 52
8 Perton Academy DNC   8 St Chads B 86
        9 Lane Green 92
        10 Perton First C ???  

 

 

  Year 4 Girls Team Race       Year 4 Boys Team Race  
Pos School Points   Pos   Points
1 Perton First 18   1 St Nics A 14
2 Birches 21   2 Perton Academy 18
3 St Nics A 34   3 Perton First  A 25
4 Birches B 39   4 Lane Green 31
5 St Chads 47   5 Birches A 45
6 St Nics B 71   6 Perton first B 51
7 St Christophers 77   7 St Nics B 58
8 Perton Academy DNC   8 Birches B 82
9 Lane Green DNC   9 St Christophers 98
        10 St Chads DNC

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017 06.11.17

Please see attached.  We hope this is something you might be able to support!

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Flyer for St Nicholas First School.pdf)Shoebox Appeal 2017

Amendment to Parent Health Questionnaire 05.11.17

Please be aware of an error in the Parent Questionnaire that was sent out on Friday.   Where there is reference to funding accessed by the school this reads as £16000 per pupil, which of course would exceed £5,000,000!   This should have read as a £16000 lumpsum plus a £10 per pupil top up.  Sorry for any confusion! 

Forest School Blog 03.11.17

This week we continued our World War Two theme. Year 4 used clay to mould something to help them survive. There was an array of plates, bowls, jugs, cups and even vases. The second challenge was to develop their natural air raid shelters to make them more comfortable and camouflaged. 4G were very lucky to be able to use some freshly cut branches too. There was lots of active learning, collaboration and communication this week from both classes. Well done Year 4! 

Mrs McKinnon 

Message for Reception Parents 03.11.17

Next week we are learning about Remembrance Day, this is a great time for families, through the generations, to share memories of loved ones lost at war and different roles people took in the war. If you would like to send in any photographs or memorabilia with your child next week we would love to share it in class.

Changes To Proposed Admission Arrangements 2019-2020

Please see attached which sets out the proposed admissions arrangements for St Nicholas CE First School Nursery and Reception Year 2019-2020.   Please note that from next year 2018-2019 all Nursery admissions will be co-ordinated and organised by the school and no longer the Local Authority.   Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you wish to know more or to discuss any element of the proposed arrangements.  The consultation will close on the 1st January 2018.

Phonics Meeting 25.10.17

Please see attached from the EYFS Phonics presentation for anyone who was unable to attend or wanted to refresh.

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Download this file (St Nics Phonic Meeting - Oct 2017.pdf)St Nics Phonic Meeting - Oct 2017.pdf

Forest School Blog 19.10.17

This week Year 4 continued their survival theme by making bread. They shaped the dough, wrapped it in foil and had to be responsible and look after their bread dough at all times. They imagined it was their only food.
 
In groups, the children cooked their bread with Mrs MacKinnon on the campfire. We used a heavy pan to cook the bread but talked about how the dough could be wrapped round sticks and toasted too. The overall verdict was the bread was delicious! 
 
The other challenge was to make a range of items that could be used to help in survival. There were traps, machines, bow and arrows, fishing rods and nets and even air raid shelters. Lots of creativity and inventiveness- well done Year 4!
 
Please remember to bring in Forest School clothes, extra layers and jumpers, waterproof coats and boots or wellies- we go out in all weathers as 4W experienced this week.
 
The children have asked for the bread recipe so here is a link for them to follow if they wish. We used water rather than milk, didn’t add the salt as it’s not needed and sprinkled sugar on them when we ate

School Immunisations 18.10.17

https://www.staffordshireandstokeontrent.nhs.uk/Services/school-Age-immunisation-team.htm
 
Please see above relating to School Immunisations.

School Performance Data 2017 18.10.17

Early Years Foundation Stage

 

75% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework. This is in line with the local authority average of 75% and the national average of 71%.

A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.

Year One Phonic Screening

90% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test. 86% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen and 100% of Pupil Premium pupils who do not also have SEND.  These are above the national average (81%).  56% of SEND pupils passed the screen.  

Year Two Phonic Screening (for pupils who did not achieve the pass rate of 32 in 2015-2016)

60% of pupils retaking the screen attained the expected standard by the end of Year 2 (3/5).  71% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen and 100% of Pupil Premium pupils who did not also have SEND passed the screen. 

Key Stage One

This is the second year of the new testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2. These arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. For more information please see the leaflet Information for parents KS1 from the Standards and Testing Agency.

At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths and science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.

The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are as follows:

Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2

Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.

Attainment in Year 2 showed improvements from 2016. St Nicholas performance was above the LA in every subject area and in some by wide margins most notably so in Reading and Mathematics. Attainment was also above our high achieving local authority in all areas at Greater Depth also.

KS1 SATS 2017

Expected Standard

Greater Depth Standard

2017

2017

Reading

90

49

Writing

75

20

Maths

87

39

 

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