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September 2014 Autumn Term 1 Newsletter 2014

Another School Year! And a new school!

With effect from 1st September we are one school.  Like the staff, many of you have felt that we have been one school for many years, adopting the traditions and ethos of both settings and creating one unique school. 

This academic year is going to be filled with exciting themes, with “Where the poppies grow” in the Autumn, “Musicals” in the Spring term and “Walk on the Wild Side” in the Summer term. 

We hope to keep you informed during the yearby way of the half termly newsletters and termly class letters. 

As we have always said, if you have any queries or suggestions, please contact us.

  

School Grounds 

As you may have noticed, the school grounds are gradually being transformed, with the children being actively involved, especially the “B Team”. 

The Oriental Garden in the Key Stage 1 quad looks fantastic, whilst the Woodland Dell is beginning to take shape with its circle of tree stumps.  Ovethe next term this area will be planted with Spring and early Summer bulbs. 

On the field a Nature Meadow area will be created to complement the pond area.  Also on the field is new seating for the children, an area which will include the creation of a Victorian garden. 

The aim is to have a range of gardens that complement the curriculum and encourage the children in this hobby for later life.  Many enjoyed eating the produce harvested at the end of the summer term.  You neveknow, by next year we may be running ouown market stall. 

The simulation of a World War1 trench is complete and will be part of oudedication service taking place on Friday 5th September.

  

World War 1 

2014 sees the centenary of the outbreak of WW1.  During the course of the past year the Royal British Legion has been ouschool charity and we have donated over£800 to helping veterans and their families.  We were exceptionally proud to be selected to hoist the “Help the Heroes” flag during July. The flagpole was kindly donated by the Richard Fox Memorial Fund. 

Ovethe next term the children will be looking at the causes and long term effects of WW1, both locally and internationally. 

On Friday 5th September we are having a thanksgiving service on the field to dedicate the Peace Garden and Trench Simulation.  The Mayor of Scarborough, along with the President of the British Legion will be in attendance.  In addition, the event will be attended by Pipers, Buglers and flag bearers of the Armed Forces. 

If you have any family history relating toWW1, i.e. photographs etc., please see Mr Johnson.

  

Harvest 

A change to ounormal plan is that on 30th September instead of the usual Y3 Harvest production we will be inviting you in to school to share in baking bread and making soup with the children.  Details of timings will be sent out nearethe time.

  

Productions 

November 2014       Y4 Production

December 2014       EYFS Share

                         Y1 George Smarts

                         Y2 Production

February 2015        Y3 Production

March 2015           Y5 Production

July 2015             Y6 Production

  

Individual Photos 

Monday 13th October– further details will be sent out nearethe time.                   

 

Autumn Fayre 23rd October 

New this year is the Autumn Fayre! We will be asking for the usual contributions nearer the time but we will also be doing Pumpkin carving competitions, apple bobbing and many more seasonal activities. 

 

P.E. 

It is expected that ALL children have appropriate PE kit at school at all times, including sensible sports shoes.  This is very important in terms of Health & Safety and will be a focus in September.  If youchild does not have appropriate footwear you will be contacted.  PE kit should be in school every Monday and taken home on Friday.

  

Uniform

Please remember purple jumpers and black or grey skirts or trousers.  Ensure youchild’s name is clearly visible in each item of clothing, particularly school jumpers. 

 

Jewellery 

Can we remind parents that the only items of jewellery allowed to be worn for school are small stud earrings.  These must be removed, or covered with tape, for sport.  Please ensure that tape is provided. 

 

Illness

If youchild is to be absent from school because of illness, please inform the school office before 9.00 a.m. 

Please be aware that if youchild is absent because of vomiting, he/she must have been clear for 48 hours before returning to school.

 

Diary Dates

 

September 

Wednesday 3rd September                School Re-opens

                                              (inc. Reception)

 Wednesday 10th September             Nursery starts

 Tuesday 30th September                 Harvest Festival –

                                              Soup & Bread Day

 

 

October

Monday 13th October                Individual photographs

Wednesday 15th October            Artefacts Theatre Production – KS2

Thursday 23rd October              Autumn Fayre

Friday 24th October                 Non-uniform day 50p

                                   School closes for half term at 3.15 p.m.

                                   School re-opens on Monday 3rd November

 

Mr Johnson is in the process of arranging possible trips to local venues.  Details will be sent out to parents once

arrangements have been finalised.

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