Lest we forget

IMG_20181106_133953In the lead up to Armistice Day, in yesterday’s collective worship, the children learnt about and refreshed their knowledge on what Armistice Day is all about and the symbolisation of the poppy and what it means.

As part of this worship, the children decorated poppies in memory of the fallen.  These will be displayed in St. Mary’s Church in the village as part of their Centenary of WW1 exhibition.

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If you wish to go along to the exhibition, it is being held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November at St. Mary’s Church, Coton-in-the-Elms, 2-4pm each day, where afternoon tea will be served.

There is also a remembrance service on Sunday 11th November at the church, commencing at 10.45am.

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Thank you

Mrs Mailer achieves her goals!

Mrs MailerAs you will be aware from recent communications, our very own Mrs Mailer was running not just one race but two races in Disneyland Paris to raise funds for our school.

 

Along with her family, Mrs Mailer travelled to Disneyland Paris only to run her first race, the 5K, as soon as she arrived.  As the races could only take place whilst the park IMG_0180was closed to the general public, her next race, which was the 10K, was run at breakfast time the very next morning before the park opened to the general public.

We are very proud to say that through the generous donations from parents and friends, Mrs Mailer and her family have raised an amazing £235 for our school – THANK YOU!

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Year 6 leavers lunch

IMG_20180712_115450The table was set and the year 6 children took their places to enjoy their ‘leavers lunch’ together.

Several weeks ago, the children met with Mrs Farmer to discuss what they would like for their ‘leavers lunch’.  Much debate took place, particularly over which pudding they would like.  Mrs Farmer, as always, has catered for the needs and wishes of all of the children to make this lunch special.

 

FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 – Swap Shop

See the source imageFor those children who are collecting the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 stickers and cards, Mrs Smith will be running a lunchtime swap session on Friday, 29th June 2018 at 12.30pm

So, if your child is missing a certain sticker or is wanting a certain football card to complete a set, this is a perfect opportunity to try and source these by swapping with another child.See the source image

The children should swap like for like, i.e. a sticker for a sticker or a card for a card.

It may be easier if your child has a list of the sticker / card numbers they are missing so they don’t duplicate or give away one that they shouldn’t!

 

Parents’ Evening – Booking System

We are currently in the process of updating and reviewing several areas within our administration at school. You will have already seen the launch of the school Facebook page in order to enhance the ways we communicate with our families.  In the Headteachers blog, Mr Smith has been talking about other new systems being brought in in the near future, such as an online payment system and a parents evening appointment system, the latter of which we will be launching this week.

Below are two documents giving guidance on what to do when you receive your text/email asking you to book an appointment.

User Manual Parents – Desktop Computer

User Manual Parents – Mobile Devices

It is important that you action the appointment request as soon as you receive the link as appointments will be on a first come first serve basis.

As you will have seen from the Diary Dates, there is a Parents’ Evening scheduled at the start of next term for Happy Hedgehogs, Super Squirrels, Brilliant Badgers and Funky Foxes.   This is an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s teacher to discuss the progress they are making.  Note; Wise Owls have already had their Parents’ Evening for this term.

We hope you will find the system easy to navigate and book your appointments.  The system will also send you a reminder of your appointment in case you forget.

Thank you

 

Facebook launch

Image result for facebook logoFurther to our communication regards setting up a school Facebook page, we are pleased to announce that we have now gone live.

If you search for Coton in the Elms CofE Primary, you should find us.  Please click on the links to follow and/or like the posts as this will be used as an additional communication tool with parents.

Thank you

Spring 2018 Learning Overview

English – biographies, legends, writing reviews, instructions, retrieving information from texts and summarising what has been read.

Maths  – Decimals, Percentages, Measurement, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and Statistics

Science – Evolution and Inheritance, Scientists and Inventors

Geography – North America.

History – Native Americans

Art/DT – Wigwams and Totem Poles, Bead work and Clay

RE – What can we learn from the Jewish way of life?

PE – Handball and Tennis

Music – Exploring lyrics and melody, exploring rhythm and pulse

 

Calling all musicians

On 18th December we will be holding a music concert in school, where children can get a change to showcase their musical talents.  If your child wishes to play their instrument in the concert, can they please let Mr Smith know by Friday 8th December, what musical pieces they would like to play so we can establish the running order.

Thank you