We had such a healthy start to the half term this week. Every day children were cooking healthy food and exercising. Please remember to send water bottles in during the colder months as well as we do encourage children to drink plenty of water through the day. Named water bottles are essential though! Thank you for all your ideas for recipes for healthy lunchboxes. If you didn’t send them to Mrs Lacina can you please do so by Friday 15th and then we can compile them into a hand-out for all parents.
The skipping workshops were great fun for all children and adults today. We had a skipping showcase this afternoon and we enjoyed watching some very talented children. I hope children will be skipping all through their break times now!
Open Afternoon is a time for you to discover more about your child’s learning this term. It will start at 2.15pm and will go on until 3.30pm so there should be plenty of time for you to see everything! It is an informal time for you to enjoy seeing what your children want to show you. Class teachers will be in the classroom and will be able to talk with you informally, but this isn’t the time to have a confidential chat with them.
Your child is meant to be sharing their work with you in the classroom so please don’t feel you are interrupting their learning. Children can’t leave school before 3.05 though!
Please bring younger children or grandparents with you if you would like too, but can I ask that younger children are kept an eye on.
Every Friday morning we have our X factor worship. This is when we celebrate two children’s learning from each class. The letter changes every week. Last week it was the ‘S factor’ and so we had some sensational learning, super maps and learning that surpassed all others. As we go through the year every letter of the alphabet is covered and it certainly tests the teacher’s alliterative skills! The children have their photograph taken and their work, photographs and certificates are displayed for a week.
Please come and look at the display especially if your children have been awarded a certificate.
We started our new Friday afternoon routine of reading Buddies for the first time and what a success it was! The whole school were reading for half an hour as younger children were paired with an older reading buddy.
The children all enjoyed themselves and it was lovely to see how engrossed they all were in sharing their books. Children were in various parts of the school; some in the hall, some in classes and this photograph shows some children reading together in the library.
Well done to Mrs Hamer who organised the pairings.
Today we say goodbye and thank you to four much valued members of staff. Jane O’Donnell, Louise Martin, Craig Barton are leaving our school and Jo-Anna Burnell is taking maternity leave. To all we say a huge thank you for all their hard work, enthusiasm and dedication. Our very best wishes to them in their next ventures. Goodbye and good luck!
Mrs Hamer recently took four boys to Bag of Books in Lewes to buy some books that would particularly appeal to boys for the Cool Reading Club. The club has already had a few sessions on a Wednesday afternoon and is proving to be very popular. There are magazines and games to play as well as a very exciting choice of fiction and non-fiction books. Currently we have already purchased magazines that cover a wide range of interests such as cricket, running, surfing, motorbikes and fishing. If you have any suitable magazines that might appeal to boys please can you send them into school? Mrs Hamer will be pleased to receive any donations. Thank you.
Slinfold Primary School