Young Voices at home!

As you are aware, our KS2 children will be joining hundreds of other schools in the mass choir to sing at Young Voices 2017.  This is an amazing opportunity for the children and those that have been in previous years have thoroughly enjoyed themselves – it’s like being at a pop concert!

To support the children in getting performance ready, you can download the Young Voices app, which has all the music resources on for the children to sing along to.  Just follow the link below to download the app.

http://www.youngvoices.co.uk/download-apps

What’s happening next week…

Diary dates for the full school year are available on our website under Information / Dates for your Diary but as a reminder, here is what is happening in school next week, including the after school clubs which start back:

Monday, 7th November 2016
After school Dance Club, 3.15-4.15pm

Tuesday, 8th November 2016
After school Multi-Sports Club,  3.15-4.15pm

Wednesday, 9th November 2016
Grandparents lunch, timings as follows:
11.30am Grandparents of children in Outstanding Oaks and older siblings
11.45am Grandparents of children in Wonderful Willows and older siblings
12.15pm Grandparents of children in Champion Chestnuts, Hardworking
Hazels and Eager Elms

Wednesday, 9th November 2016
After school Film Club (Years 1 & 2), 3.15-4.15pm

Thursday, 10th November 2016
After school Table Tennis Club, 3.154.15pm
After school Cookery Club (KS2), 3.15-4.15pm (CLUB FULL)
After school Hockey Club, 3.15-4.15pm

Friday, 11th November 2016
After school Football Club, 3.15-4.15pm
After school Choir Club, 3.15-4.15pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO PARENTS ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY, 11TH NOVEMBER 2016.

What’s happening this week…

Diary dates for the full school year are available on our website under Information / Dates for your Diary but as a reminder, here is what is happening in school this week:

Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd November 2016 – Parents Evening, 15:30 hrs – 18:30 hrs.  All appointment times were communicated via text prior to the half term. If you have forgotten your time(s), please contact the school office.

During both parents evenings, there will be a book fair where you have chance to purchase a variety of books, covering all primary ages.  All sales go towards benefiting the school as we receive a percentage of the sales to spend on books for the school, so every sale counts!

Friday, 4th November 2016 – Hardworking Hazels trip to Derby Museum and Art Gallery.  Children should arrive at school in the morning as normal and be collected at the end of the school day at the usual time.

Friday, 4th November 2016 – We will have our usual parents assembly starting at 14:45 hrs

What’s happening next week…

Diary dates for the full school year are available on our website under Information / Dates for your Diary but as a reminder, here is what is happening in school next week:

Tuesday, 18th October 2016 – Eager Elms school trip to Eyam

Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October 2016 – Back to school week – Online Safety.  Class dates and times are scheduled as follows:

CHAMPION CHESTNUTS and parents – Tuesday, 18th Oct., 09:10 hrs
HARDWORKING HAZELS and parents – Tuesday 18th Oct., 14:15 hrs
EAGER ELMS and parents – Wednesday 19th Oct., 14:15 hrs
YEAR 1 and YEAR 2 children and parents – Thursday 20th Oct., 14:15 hrs

Children in the EARLY YEARS will receive some information in their child’s bag – with some useful tips.

Thursday, 20th October 2016 – School photographs (individuals & siblings)

Friday, 21st October 2016 – We will have our usual parents assembly starting at 14:45 hrs

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club continues to grow in popularity; the children are loving the variety of activities, not to mention the choice in breakfast!

The breakfast club form for Autumn Term 2 is now available to download from our website under the Parents section.  Alternatively you can click here and it will take you to the correct page.

It is important to note that if you do wish to use the breakfast club whether it be regularly or for odd days here and there, you must still book in advance to ensure we have the correct level of staffing on site. We have had occasions where children have turned up without prior booking, luckily we were able to accommodate them but this may not always be the case.

Thank you.

A successful coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

Last Friday the school hosted a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support which was organised and coordinated by our Teaching Assistants; Mrs Harris, Mrs Thorne and Mrs Brace. We received some amazing cakes from parents and staff in support of this event and the turn out on the day was spectacular, with people queuing out of the doorway and up the path!

There was a great atmosphere throughout the morning, with lots of parents and family taking time to catch up with each other.  As a result of this, we made an amazing amount of £173.35 for this worthy cause.

Thank you so much for your generosity and support.

Busy bees!

Friday is upon on us once more and it is time for another weekly round-up of the latest happenings in school. It has been a very busy week and all staff have been working hard in the background on things that will make our school even better.  Unfortunately, I have been out for 3 days this week and so I haven’t been able to get onto the playground in the morning as much as I usually do – but rest assured, I have been beavering away in the background.

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Yesterday, Ms Challinor and I attended the teacher training course for this year’s Young Voices and I can’t wait to begin rehearsals for the big concert.  This year, there is a good variety of songs and the actions complement the words really well.  Over the next few weeks we will be starting to think about how we are going to prepare the children for the big day within school.  As usual – there are lots and lots of words to learn but for me personally, I am just really pleased that we are able to offer our children the chance to be part of a choir consisting of up to 8000 people, under the lights of the Genting Arena.

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