Our very own Mrs Mailer will be taking part in two fun runs this weekend in Disneyland Paris with some of her family members.
In previous years, Mrs Mailer has just been a spectator at these events but this year she has been training hard and will be running in the 5K and 10K races.
The family wanted to use this opportunity to raise monies for a good cause. Mrs Mailer has worked at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School for many years now and, when they were younger, her daughters (Sarah, Jo and Nicola) all attended the school too; which is why they have chosen our school to be the recipient of their efforts.
If you would like to support Mrs Mailer and her family by donating and raising monies for our school, please click on the link below for the JustGiving page and follow the instructions accordingly.
We wish Mrs Mailer and her family all the best for their runs at the weekend; hopefully they’ll get to see Mickey Mouse and his friends along the way!
Next Tuesday, 25th September, we have our first school bingo of the year.
We are asking for prize donations of not just chocolate but sweets and others treats, e.g. box of biscuits, a stationary set or a small toy. Could you please forward any donations to the school office.
Our bingo nights are a lot of fun and raise fantastic amounts for our FPTA funds, which ultimately every child benefits from.
We hope you can help – thank you.
It was so good to see lots of people yesterday at our Year 1 Parents Meeting, we trust you found this useful as much as we did.
It is important that parents or representatives come along to these meetings when possible as is it another avenue to feedback on what your child is enjoying and also any queries you may have.
One area you asked to know more about is how we teach cursive writing. Below is a link to an interactive PowerPoint document which takes you through the process. A paper copy will be sent home with your child today.
Letter Formation Powerpoint
The healthy school tuck shop is now up and running each morning.
Please find information on the link below for clarification.
We’ve worked incredibly hard over the last few years to improve transition into our school and also out of it. However, we know that in-school transition between year groups is equally tricky. Most notably the transition from the Early Years’ Curriculum to the Year 1 National Curriculum.
Mrs Smith (our EYFS/KS1 Leader) will be holding a meeting for any Year 1 parents on Tuesday 18th September @ 2:30 pm. The meeting will be an informal get together where you can ask questions and seek clarification on anything you need to know. We will also be talking about the following:
- Going over the home-learning tasks which are set each week
- Discussing the structure of lessons for Year 1 pupils across both classes
- Talking about the changes to expectations asked of the children in Year 1
- Taking suggestions about how we can support next year’s Y1 pupils
We look forward to seeing you!
The school clubs information has now been uploaded onto the website. There are some new clubs available, not just after school but at lunch times too, for example Lego Club, Kurling. Please click here to take you direct to the clubs page.
All clubs are to be booked / paid for online where possible with the exception of Dance Club. Please contact the school office for a form.
Thank you and well done to all of those children who did some home-learning practice over the last week. We are really pleased with the start that the children have made. Please remember that 5 Privilege Points are awarded to those children who complete all of the activities: the spelling activity, times table practice and 5 daily reads each week.
Every Monday, teachers check the Home-Learning Log and set home learning for the following week . If you are unsure as to what your child needs to do, please come and chat to your child’s class teacher and they’ll be happy to help. Equally, your child could drop in to Home-Learning Club.
Home-Learning Club starts tomorrow at 12:30 with Mrs Christie. Any children who want a little bit of help with their home learning can drop in and Mrs Christie will be happy to help. Sharpening basic skills really helps the children to access the curriculum more easily and it means that we make good progress with our learning.
For those parents wanting guidance on our online payment system, or those of you wanting to refresh your memories, please click here for take you directly to the relevant website page for the guidance document.
On 19th September 2018, Derbyshire County Council Catering are have a theme day lunch; ‘Talk like a pirate day’. On the menu there will be Treasure Map Pizza, Shark Bait Salad, Walk the Plank Wedges and Crow’s Nest Coleslaw. For dessert the children can enjoy some Shipwreck Pie!
See the link below for the poster.
Talk like a pirate – Theme Day Lunch