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Y4 Play Arrangements 5th July 2018 (14.06.18)

There will  be two performances of the Year 4 Leavers' Play 'Edith's Wartime Scrapbook' on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 2pm & 6pm.  Please book places via the Parents' Evening Booking System.  A parent guide for this system can be viewed below.  

Also attached is the Y4 Leaver's Play Letter giving information about how tickets may be ordered together with a letter informing you of arrangements for the day of the performances.

Reception Forest School Blog 14.06.18

This week was Reception’s first Forest School session. First Reception learnt how to be safe at Forest School and then played a new game “Find it”. We used specific vocabulary to find different items - something green, crunchy, rough or smooth. Next we turned into stick hunters and had a challenge. How far could our stick line go? Both classes used lots of maths to measure sticks carefully and add them to the line. They ran all along the path - wow! Finally we looked very carefully under the grass. We used fine motor skills in our “finger tip search” to find tiny natural objects to add to our bowls. Reception were amazed at what they found hidden under grass - clover, tiny pebbles, daisy buds and even tiny purple flowers. The best bit was adding water and turning our findings into a Forest School potion. Absolutely brilliant Reception! 

Mrs McKinnon 

Great Plastic Pick Up Friday 15th June 2018 (13.06.18)

As you know we have our Great Plastic Pick Up this Friday in school.   Parents/carers who are attending should arrive at the rear hall gate (where you come for a production typically) at 2.35pm ready to be admitted to the hall to be matched with their child and receive a little briefing from Miss Griffiths, our Eco-Leader.

Miss Griffiths will explain about safety, areas to collect and a few rules and that all children should report back to the doors by Miss Parker's office (by lost property/where KS2 are dismissed in an evening) at 3.20pm with their bag of plastic ready to return to class and gather belongings for normal dismissal by class teachers.  

Having risk assessed the activity, unfortunately children who are unaccompanied by parents/carers will not be able to take part as a safeguarding and health and safety measure.  Please do not worry, having looked at participation lists,  there will be good numbers of children who are unable to take part as parents are at work.

Class Photographs - Order deadline 21st June 2018 (08.06.18)

Class photograph proofs were distributed to children to take home yesterday (Thursday 7th June).  To view larger images and to order prints and a range of other products please access the website www.ordermyphotos.co.uk and enter the proof reference code of the photograph required (found under the small pictures).  

If any parent requires a duplicate proof or needs to know the reference code to order online please contact the school office.

As per instructions on the proof orders should be made though school by Thursday 21st June 2018.  There are 3 ways to order:-

1.  ONLINE - Photos may be despatched within 7 days.

2.  BY POST - Send with payment to Lighthouse Photography Ltd, PO Box 2705, Wolverhampton, WV8 1WQ.  Cheques payable to Lighthouse Photography Ltd.  A £2.00 cover charge must be added to your order.  Please allow 21 days for delivery.

3. AT THE SCHOOL - Fill out your child's name and return with correct payment to your school.  You must put your order in an envelope.  No change can be given.

LATE ORDERS
If you have missed the deadline date of 21st June you can still order online but will incur a £2.00 cover charge.

Codsall Carnival - Saturday 9th June 2018 (08.06.18)

It is the 49th Village Carnival at Codsall Village Hall this Saturday the 9th June.  It is organised by 1st Bilbrook Codsall Scout Group and they have, again, put a lot of effort into planning the day as it is their biggest fundraiser of the year.

There is an admission charge of £2 for an adult or 2 children.  As with previous years the procession leaves Codsall Village Hall at midday to go through Codsall and Bilbrook.  The floats will have lots of the local children on them from Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Beavers and Scouts amongst other organisations.

There will be the usual stalls on the field which include food, toys, tombolas, coconut shy, bouncy castle and other skill games. There will be more stalls then previous years.  The displays in the centre of the field include: a BMX stunt bike team, Scout and Guide Band, toy soldiers (band) and a dance academy.  

It is always an enjoyable day and a good chance to catch up with friends and family.

12th June BBQ Day Menu - 08.06.18

BBQ Lunch Menu for 12th June.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (BBQ menu.pdf)BBQ menu.pdf

Summer Tennis Camp 04.06.18

Please see attached poster advertising a Summer Camp for children at the Albert Lawn Tennis Club!

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Summer Camp poster for schools 2018.pdf)Summer Camp poster for schools 2018.pdf

PTFA Summer Fayre Date Amendment 03.06.18

Please note that the date of the Summer Fayre is 29th June and not the 6th July as stated on the newsletter dated 25th May.  Sorry for any confusion this may cause.  We will update the website calendar accordingly also.

New Packed Lunches for Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 18.05.18

Our Catering Team will be offering packed lunches as an alternative to cooked meals to children in receipt of Universal Infant Free School Meals i.e. children in Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 from 4th June 2018.  An order form for parents wishing to order packed lunches has been sent home today.  
 
If packed lunches are required forms should be returned to your child's teacher by the Monday of the week before lunches are required i.e. 7 days notice to enable the kitchen to order supplies.  
 
Additional copies of the weekly Packed Lunch Order Form can be downloaded from the attachment below and paper copies collected from the shelving unit in the school entrance.
Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Packed Lunch Order Form  - Rec, Y1 and Y2.pdf)Packed Lunch Order Form - Rec, Y1 and Y2.pdf

Diary Dates w/c 21st May 2018 18.05.18

Please see current Diary Dates for the next two weeks which are published and a paper copy sent home each Friday

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Diary Dates fortnightly wc 21st May 2018.pdf)Diary Dates fortnightly wc 21st May 2018.pdf

Head Lice Local Authority Guidance 14.05.18

Head lice are common; particularly in primary school aged children, who tend to frequently put their heads together with other children. The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice or eggs, therefore early identification and treatment of head lice will minimise their spread. We would recommend that children of primary school aged should have their heads checked for head lice at least weekly, especially if their friends and classmates are known to be infected.

Parents and carers can do this by combing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb). Please be aware that GP’s will not prescribe head lice combs. The combs can be purchased online or at pharmacies, with the plastic combs costing approximately £1 - £2, metal versions of the combs can also be purchased.   

Head lice should be treated if they are found and everyone in the house should be checked and treated on the same day if they are found to have head lice.

There's no need to keep children off school if they have head lice or to wash laundry on a hot wash. Parents can use medicated lotions and sprays that kill head lice in all types of hair which can be purchased from pharmacies, supermarkets or online (these products usually come with a comb). The specific directions on the product should be followed and head lice should die within a day.

Parents that do not wish to use lotions can use the fine-toothed comb (detection comb) to remove head lice using a conditioner will help the detection and removal. Hair should be combed in sections from roots to tip ensuring all areas are combed, and this should be repeated every few days for 2 week.

 

Forest School Blog - Year 1 11.05.18

This week Year 1 have been on a giant bug hunt! We looked for bugs in two different locations and recorded what we found using tally charts. We noticed that different bugs live in different places. The children even used their phonic sounds to write some of the names of the bugs using chalk in the forest school area. Year 1 developed their strength by climbing up and through a tree. It was trickier than they first thought! 
 
Please remember to send children with long trousers and a long sleeved top. Even if it is warm, they need to wear trousers / leggings to protect their legs in forest school activities. It can also get chillier in shaded areas so a long sleeved top to bring outside with them is a must. 
 
Thanks
 
Mrs MacKinnon.

Changes to Calendar Dates on Website Y3 and 4 Parents 11.05.18

Year 3 Visit

Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the visit to St Nics from the children's West Park Primary pen pals.  This is through no fault of St Nicholas.  The children will have still gained some good experience of writing for a real life purpose and learnt about a school in a different context as part of this.  This is through no fault of St Nicholas staff.

Year 4 Experience Church 

I have been contacted by Rev Liz to say that due to essential building work that will be taking place in the church over the coming weeks, it is necessary to cancel Experience Church sessions that weer originally booked for Year 4 children.  They send their apologies to any children who were really looking forward to it! 

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