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How safe do we feel?

15th October, 2019

Mrs Parr talked to children from Y1 to Y6 about how they kept safe and how they felt in school and at home. Pleae read their responses.

Almost £95 raised by the change Challenge! Squirrel class were the most successful.

A really successfull week in school for our children.

We are aware that some children are using an App called Tik Tok, in which they dance to music, post their videos online and invite others to comment. This is very dangerous as they cannot control or tell who is observing them. Children have described making these videos in their bedrooms, placing them at risk. Please can we ask all parents and carers to be vigilant and check? Tik Tok is rated 12+ on the Apple app store and “teen maturity” on Google Play. However, there is no system in place to verify a user’s age, so anyone can download it. Because of the access to inappropriate content, and the use of popular music that may contain explicit language, this is not an app for young kids.21 Aug 2018 – guidance Please don’t forget that the school is closed for staff training on Friday. Have a great half term break! House Points: Blue 373 Yellow 355 Red 345 Achievement Awards for 14.10.19: Rabbits – For his super effort with forming his letters in writing Squirrels – For making the right choices in his games Badgers – For completing all of his work with enthusiasm and a smile Owls – For improvement in the presentation and quality of her written work. Rabbits are talking about what makes us happy. The Squirrel Class will be practicing addition and subtraction in maths. Welcome to Badger Class, where we will be writing a poem inspired by Tyger, tyger by William Blake. Owls are developing their understanding of vocabulary choices in a text.

Why not read the latest newsletter for more details.

Our Pupil Parliament discussed the issues regarding the football games at lunchtimes. They suggested a number of ways forward: timetables around school; coloured bibs to denote teams – no bib, not to play; staff to supervise the selections of the teams; opportunities to play together as KS2 to reconcile the two classes together! Well done to our Owl class for showing an excellent attitude, behaviour and respect at Kingswood! House Points: Blue 275 Yellow 259 Red 271 Achievement Awards for 07.10.19: Rabbits – For her super effort in phonics Squirrels – For showing outstanding comprehension skills in her reading maths Badgers – For wonderful independent writing, with use of phonetic knowledge, in his English lesson Owls – For her facing every new challenge with enthusiasm at Kingswood. Rabbits are reading the Elmer stories. The Squirrel Class will be partitioning tens and ones in maths. Welcome to Badger Class, where we will be making a compass in Science. Owls are report writing in English and exploring methods of calculations in maths.

Kingswood Residential

6th October, 2019

Years 5 and 6 had a great time at the Kingswood residential trip last week. They experienced many different activities, including: zip wire, den building, climbing wall, go-kart, aeroball, mini olympics, nightline, archery and lots more!

Pupil Parliament Meeting: 02.10.19

1. The Pupil Parliament met today to discuss the Pupil Parliament awards and certificates.

2. The Pupil Parliament were welcomed by Mrs Parr.

3. The clerk will write to the MP, Mr Hancock, to invite him to talk to the Pupil Parliament.

4. Football: Suggestions to resolve the issues included – a timetable; two days a week; bibs; staff to select the teams; no bib, no football; keep a team for the week. All agreed that we needed to reconcile the Badger and Owl classes.

5. Next meeting: Football – feedback from the Football Free Friday’s scheme.

This week …

30th September, 2019

Our oldest children are off to Kingswood on Wednesday for their Adventure days. The newsletter page has been updated!

Listening to comments from parents, carers, staff and the children, I have decided that for a trial period until October half term, we will only run football at lunchtimes as follows: Monday – Badgers only. Tuesday: Owls only. There are PE coaches in school three lunchtimes a week. Hopefully this will help to reduce the number of issues at lunchtimes based on the football games. This will be discussed at the next Pupil Parliament. House Points: Blue 224 Yellow 217 Red 226 Achievement Awards for 30.09.19: Rabbits – For his fantastic number recognition and counting in maths Squirrels – For working hard with her maths Badgers – For writing a lovely story with description in his English lesson Owls – For using words and phrases to link ideas in her writing. Rabbits are learning to recognise numbers. The Squirrel Class will be looking at features of poems. Welcome to Badger Class, where we will be discovering why the river Ganges is so important to the Indians. Owls are mostly going to Kingswood! They will also be finding out about Victorian schools.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at school afternoon to buy cakes!

News from the Worship Council

26th September, 2019

Meeting: 26.09.19 1. The council introduced themselves. 2. The Worship Council discussed the role of the council:  Certificates  Encouraging good behaviour  Worship songs  Prayers. 3. Worship Council members have elected a Y6 to the Pupil Parliament. 4. The Worship Council wrote certificates for the next Celebration Assembly.

Hurray for Harkirat!

26th September, 2019

We are very excited to welcome our friend Harkirat Singh from the Leicester Sikh Education Service to the school this afternoon.

Times Tables & Spellings

25th September, 2019

I have been very impressed at how well Squirrel class have been doing with their spellings and times tables. The past few weeks have allowed me to find out where support is needed and what our intelligent Squirrels already know.

After this coming Mondays spellings and times tables, these will be tailored to suit and stretch Squirrels learning. We will be working on these during school time to show the children how to find patterns and how to find the answers so they can practice at home.

If you do have any concerns, please do find me at the end of school.

Term Dates

  • 2019 - 2020
  • PD Days: 02 & 03 September
  • Autumn Term 1: 04 Sept - 17 Oct
  • PD Day: 18 Oct
  • Autumn Term 2: 28 Oct - 19 Dec
  • Spring Term 1: 06 Jan 2020 - 14 Feb
  • Spring Term 2: 24 Feb - 03 April
  • Summer Term 1: 20 April - 22 May
  • Summer Term 2: 01 June - 17 July
  • PD Day: 20 & 21 July

October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club

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October 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
2
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • UKS2 to Kingswood Activit…
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
3
  • Kigswood Day 2
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
4
  • Kingswood Day 3
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
5
6
7
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Tapestry Meeting for Rabb…
8
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
9
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
10
  • Harvest Festival
  • Grandparents' Lunch
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • EYFS Talk to parents &…
  • Owl Hockey Club
11
  • Rabbit Balance Bikes Club
12
13
14
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
15
  • Lunchtime Basketball Club
  • Badger Basketball Club
  • Owl Basketball Club
  • KS2 Basketball Club
16
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
17
  • Individual photos
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club
18
  • PD Day: Staff Training
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
  • Children back
  • Badger Swimming at Diss
  • Parents' Evening
29
30
  • Football Lunchtime Club
  • Rabbit Football Club
  • Squirrel Football Club
  • EYFS & KS1 Football C…
31
  • Owl Class Assembly
  • Team Games Lunchtime Club
  • Badger Hockey Club
  • Owl Hockey Club
  • KS2 Hockey Club