Dates for the diary
Please refer to the Academy calendar on the website for upcoming events this ½ term. Again, we have accidently missed Children in Need off the list of events but it is next Friday 18th November. Children can come dressed out of school uniform and should bring a donation of not less than £1. We will give each child that participates a raffle ticket and they will be put in a draw to win a Pudsey Bear.
Time is rapidly passing and we are heading towards the Christmas Fayre (Friday 2nd December 2.30). We have already put a date in for the non-uniform, “bottle and box” day (where we ask parents to send in items to use as prizes for on our bottle and box stall) but we would love some volunteers to get together as a working group to wrap items, stick on tickets, organise items for stalls, approach local businesses for raffle prizes and all the many roles that are required to make the event successful. If you are available to meet in school next Monday (14/11/22) at 2pm to be part of this group, could you let the Academy office know. Can you also start to look for items to donate, consider baking buns/cakes for the refreshment stall or let us know if you can help behind a stall.
Can we remind parents that all children (except for EYFS) have daily homework of reading and TT Rockstars, weekly spelling patterns and if all that is being achieved half termly “I wonder” practical activities. Some children are not achieving the minimum of daily reading, which is a non-negotiable expectation. It also makes it exceedingly difficult if books are not returned to the Academy by the elected day for each class. To help support your children Mr Robertshaw and Mrs Dove will be starting a lunchtime club for Y3s and Y4s – children will be identified and informed. A reminder that if your child works on Lexia that they should also be looking to complete some at home – anything from 20min to an hour per work can have a massive impact on your child’s progress.
I cannot stress how frustrating it is becoming on a morning, watching the utterly appalling driving skills of some of our parents. You are endangering my pupils!
A check list for SOME parents
Please indicate before you swerve in and out of parking spaces,
Give the cars behind you enough time to react,
Stop parking on zig zag lines outside the gates and throwing your children out onto the pavement,
Don’t turn your car round in the middle of the road where visibility is poor and there are sufficient turning points easily accessible in either direction,
Be considerate of other road users you put at risk and home owners whose drives you block,
Don’t Park up, illegally, making our children play a dangerous game of Frogger before entering the safety of school.
If this sounds like you – please address this situation.