Easter Bonnet Parade Info 17.03.17
Advance Notice – Easter Bonnet Parade 3pm This year again we will be asking children that wish to, to participate in an Easter Bonnet Parade in school on Tuesday 4th April. Bonnets can be as simple or as intricate as you wish and can be heavily led by the children, you do not need to go out and buy anything special for this. Often children like decorating an existing hat or making one out of card and gluing on things like mini eggs, small chick cake decorations, straw, egg designs, daffodils etc. (Just a few ideas – I am sure you are much more creative than I am!) There are lots of ideas online if you type Easter bonnet into Google. We would ask children to bring them into school on the morning of Tuesday 4th April and they would then be worn in a special Easter Bonnet Parade. This would take place from 3pm on the school playground (weather permitting). Children will come out in their year groups (one year group at a time) and complete a circuit of the playground for parents to and families to see what they have created. Children who do not take part will remain in the classroom. We would anticipate getting all year groups round by 3.30pm at which point children can go home as normal. N1 children are actively encouraged to come back to join in and could come into N2 from 2.50pm onwards.
Will's Visit To JLR! 14.03.17
A special mention for William Daker who used his own initiative to contact JLR sharing his future career ambitions, resulting in a wonderful visit! Please see attached!
Easter Play Costumes 14.03.17
Do any parents from older year groups have no longer needed shepherd type/Biblicalesque robes that could be borrowed or donated to school for our Year 1 Easter Play? If so please see Mrs Jackson on the Year 1 door in the morning or pop in and see Year 1 teachers. Any help much appreciated! We would like all Year 1 children to also have a tea towel type head dress and cord and where possible for Year 1 parents to provide a robe/dressing gown. Any donations/costumes must be in school by Monday please.
Amazing Art! 10.03.17
Well done to talented Isobel from Yaer 3 who designed this beautifully intricate Initial Illustration for her name!
Talent Show Deadline 10.03.17
The deadline for the Talent Show entries to be handed in is Monday 13th March 2017.
1R Forest School 09.03.17
1R enjoyed a beautiful afternoon outside in the sunshine where they learnt the three ingredients which are needed to make a fire. Year 1 collected and tested sticks for our fire- they have to be dry, snappy sticks! We discussed how to make a fire safely and made sure we had a bucket of water too. Mrs MacKinnon lit the fire using a fire steel. 1R made links to their learning about 'The Great Fire of London' and discussed how it must have felt in all the smoke and heat that would have been generated by the fire. We extinguished the fire safely then used some of the cooled charcoal to write with. Next time we are going to have a go at making a spark and do some cooking over the fire too.
Forest School 1M 06.03.17
Class 1M had a very wet Forest School session this week. We began by listening outside. We heard lots of sounds especially the birds. The children learnt to identify and call a few common birds then made some bird food in the outdoor classroom. After placing the bird food in the nature area, we came inside to escape the heavy rain and to learn to tie an overhand knot using a piece of paracord. After a bit of practice, everyone could tie the knot so we headed back outside to see how we could use the knot outside. We also learnt that if you are cold outside, the best thing to do is get moving around. We even did a mud dance! The next few sessions will involve learning more Forest School skills and using some tools too.
School Book Fair 05.03.17
Don't forget this week we have our school book fair in school all week in the school hall!
Year 4 Residential 2017 02.03.17
We have a number of payments outstanding in respect of the Year 4 Residential visit. Can we remind parents that all balances must be settled by the 7th April 2017. If any families are in any hardship or need to discuss difficulties with payments, we would ask that they make contact with school or Miss Parker sooner rather than later.
World Book Day 02.03.17
World Book Day has been a success so far! Children and staff have all risen to the challenge, especially Mr Mills, our beautiful Belle from Beauty and The Beast!
Ash Wednesday 01.03.17
Thank you to Reverend Simon for a lovely Ash Wednesday service in school this week!
Menu Continuation 01.03.17
Please see the message below to school in respect of school dinners:
After positive feedback from our recent Primary Menu Forum held on 7th February 2017, the decision has been made to extend the dates of the current Primary School Menu.
The menu will now run until May Half Term - Friday 26th May 2017.
An updated Menu Graphic is attached.
Resurfacing of Footpaths 01.03.17
Please see attached giving information about the resurfacing of footpaths around the school site over the next few days!
St Nics Got Talent KS1 and KS2 27.02.17
By popular demand St Nic's Got Talent is back and all details can be found attached below.
Kids Kit and Kaboodle Sale 27.02.17
Please see attached which may be of interest to some of our families.