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                                Thursday 23rd October 2014


Award Winners this week (to be presented in assembly on Wednesday 5th November at 9.10am – please come along to join in the celebrations.)

Pride Award: David Walden

Year 1 Star: Ben Crow

Year 2: Korben Bailey

Year 3: Jessica James

Year 4: Cyrus Tandon

Golden Guests : Harry Hudspeth, Willis Black, Mya Syeda, Olivia Bowman, Ronnie Storey, Rosie Newton, Abi Farbridge, Ruby Brown.

Early Years Star: (to be presented in assembly on Monday 3d November 2.30pm – please come along and join in the celebrations) Lilly Prady


School is closed tomorrow

School will be closed on Friday 24th October due to training for staff. School will close on Thursday at 3.15pm and reopen on Monday 3rd November at 8.50 as usual.


Ladies Night tonight

Lots of stalls and lovely treats with amazing raffle prizes. Don’t worry if you haven’t got a ticket. You can pay on the door. Over 18’s only please. Come along at 6.30 and join in the fun!


What a great half term

Our ‘Me, myself and I…’ topic has been a fantastic success this half term with the children enjoying learning about themselves, their bodies, their city, their friends, their community and their school. We hope that the many parents’ meetings and evenings we have held this half term helped you to feel confident in what your child has been learning. Our next topic is called ‘Northern Lights’ and will run until Christmas. Look out for the curriculum newsletter which will detail the learning for your particular class.


Operation Christmas Child

You should have received information regarding our collection for Operation Christmas Child. The shoeboxes for the shoebox appeal are due at school on Monday 3rd November. This will allow time for them to be delivered. If you have lost your leaflet, details on how to pack a box can be found by searching operation Christmas child/how to pack a shoebox.


National Roast Dinner Day

On Wednesday 5th November school will be joining in with National Roast Dinner day by providing a roast dinner for those children on school dinners. Please note that this will mean the choices on the menus are not available on this day only.


Bedtime Behaviours

Our lovely school nurse Nicola will be available for drop in appointments on Friday 14th November for those of you who might be struggling with a bedtime routine for your child. She will be here to offer confidential advice and support. Your child does not have to be in our reception classes for you to attend. It will be open to parents of all children in Regent Farm. Nicola will be in the family room from 2pm until 3pm.


Children in Need

This years’ theme is ‘Superheroes’. Children should come to school on Friday 14th November dressed as a hero. This does not need to be a superhero, it could be their sporting hero or a historical figure. Get those thinking caps on over half term.


Family Learning

Thank you to all of those who signed up for family learning. This will begin next half term. You should receive a phone call to confirm your attendance. We are very excited to begin the courses and for parents to find out more about what goes on in school.





Dates for Diaries:


Thursday 23rd October PTFA Ladies Night 6.30pm

Friday 24th October INSET DAY (School will be closed to children)

Monday 3rd November Please hand in Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes today.

Wednesday 5th November National Roast Dinner Day – Children will have a choice of Roast Dinner at lunchtime.

Friday 14th November Children in Need day

Friday 14th November 2pm School Nurse Drop in for parents - ‘Reception Bedtime Behaviours’

Tuesday 25th November Reception classes to Whitehouse Farm Christmas Spectacular (All Day)

Wednesday 26th November Nursery 1 and 2 to Whitehouse Farm Christmas Spectacular (All Day)

Friday 28th November Year 2 Bake Sale

Christmas Dates; (this list will be added to…these are just the ones we know about already….)

Monday 1st December 8.40am Key Stage 1 and 2 tickets for performances go on sale.

Wednesday 3nd December 8.40am Early Years tickets for performances go on sale

Wednesday 3rd December 10.30 – 11.30 Choir singing carols in the Grainger Market

Wednesday 3rd December Year 3 and 4 to Theatre Royal – Snow White (afternoon)

Friday 5th December Christmas Dinner Day

Tuesday 9th December 9.30 am – Year 1 and 2 performance – Children around the world

Wednesday 10th December 9.30 am – Year 1 and 2 performance – Children around the world

Wednesday 10th December 10.45 am – Nursery 1 and Reception performance – Woops a daisy angel

Wednesday 10th December – 5.00pm – Year 1 and 2 performance – Children around the world

Wednesday 10th December – 4.30 – 6.30 Christmas Fair

Thursday 11th December – 9.30am – Year 3 and 4 performance – Baubles!

Thursday 11the December – 10.45am – Nursery 2 and Reception performance Woops a daisy angel

Thursday 11th December 5.00pm – Year 3 and 4 performance – Baubles!

Thursday 11th December – Christmas Fair

Friday 12th December – 9.30 am – Year 3 and 4 performance – Baubles!

Monday 15th December – Year 1 and 2 at Northern Stage for Christmas Play

Monday 15th December – Year 3 Christmas Party day (party clothes allowed)

Tuesday 16th December – Year 1 and 2 Christmas Party day (party clothes allowed)

Wednesday 17th December - Nursery and Reception Party day (party clothes allowed)

Thursday 18th December – Year 4 Christmas Party day (party clothes allowed)

Friday 19th December – 2.00pm Whole school carol service – parents invited

Friday 19th December – 2.30pm – School closes for the holidays

Monday 5th January – Training day (School closed to children)

Tuesday 6th January – 8.50pm School reopens



Clubs this week – Clubs will take place from 3.15-4.15 unless otherwise stated.


Year 3 tennis – lunchtimes


Year 1 Spanish

Year 2 Cheerleading


Year 2 D.T. club – 3.15 – 4.00pm

Key Stage 2 Choir – Regent Farm this week – pick up at 4.00pm

Year 3 and 4 football Club – 4.30pm pick up

Year 4 sewing club

Year 1 Animal club


Year 1 Dance Club


Key Stage 2 Eco-club – Lunchtime

Year 1 Tennis Club 

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