Newsletter February 2016
23 Feb 2016

Holiday Projects

Remember that these projects are also going to be entered into the Mayor of Ealing’s Save the Asian Elephant competition all about the Asian elephant. The school will be selecting entries for this Ealing Primary Schools competition. The selected projects will need to be all the child’s own work and will be taken to Ealing Education Centre for judging after they have been displayed in the school hall on Monday 29th February. On Friday 18th March there will be a prize giving event led by the Mayor of Ealing. There will also be an award for the school that supplies the best set of entries overall. If you wish to be considered for entry to the competition the project will need to be all the child’s own work.

CHAMPIONS!

On Thursday 4th February 2016, history was made. The Year 5 and 6 boys’ football team won a tournament for the first time ever! The tournament was hosted at Alec Reed Academy and had a host of other local schools from the borough all competing to finish top of the league.

Their charismatic manager of four years, Mr Awoonor, had repeatedly spoken of his belief in this year’s squad so he was under pressure to deliver and finally bring some silverware to the school. His undeniable confidence was reflected by his team on the pitch as they stormed to a first ever football trophy for the school! They also did so without suffering one single defeat, winning five games and drawing three! Congratulations! You have done the school proud and this moment will never be forgotten!.

Here’s a list of the 10 courageous boys: Endi, Kacper, Michal, Mikolaj, Mohammed, Asseeb, Ali, Sahil, Hassan, Alfie. Well done to Coach Awoonor and team.

School Meals/New Menu

Along with this newsletter your child should bring home Harrisons new menu whichstarted this week. There are quite a few changes to the menu with the inclusion of beef and more turkey dishes. Tuesdays and Thursdays will remain the Halal days. On these day there will be a halal option that will be the same or similar to that on the existing menu.

We are going to start to take a dinner register again to ensure that we are providing the right number of portions daily to meet the children’s requirements. Lisa our school cook comes in each day around 9am and starts to prepare and cook the food on the numbers we have registered to have a school meal that day. Where children suddenly expect a dinner once the numbers have been counted can lead to not enough food being prepared or on the other hand too much wastage that the school has to pay for out of its main budget. 

Please note that Harrisons require you to inform them a week in advance of any changes to your child’s lunch requirements whether paid or free. All purchased school meals should paid for in advance of being consumed.

Number Day

Thank you to everyone that supported the NSPCC Number day. I’m pleased to inform you that we were able to make a donation of £181.64 to support their work.

During the day the children in school worked on a variety of mathematical activities using an Eigen square. The Eigen Square is a 4 x 4 arrangement of numbers in a square. The square has black numbers on one side and red numbers on the other. It is a multipurpose piece of apparatus used to develop children’s' facility with number. Children worked on problems from ordering and adding improper fractions to generating their own two digit numbers in reception class.

World Book Day Celebrations

We will be celebrating World Book Day in school on Friday 4th March. Each child is asked to dress up as a character from a book. Your child will need to know who their character is and a little bit about their character’s part in the story they are from. Here are some simple characters that your children may know and can be easily copied.

Costumes do not need to be complicated and some simple props can often help make the character and costume realistic. For some ideas of simple costumes you could look on the World Book day website www.worldbookday.com . There will be some prizes for the best costumes especially where a lot of effort and thought has gone into making them.

In school the children will be entertained by a theatre company telling the classic story of ‘Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame published in 1908. With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets Rat and so the story begins.

The day will also go towards supporting children in their learning about characters and how to develop their own in story writing. 

World Book Day UK is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all. They also provide all children with a £1 book token that they can use to purchase a selection of special £1 books or against the purchase of any other book. Further information is supplied on each token.

Sainsbury's Vouchers

We are again collecting vouchers from Sainsbury’s supermarket to claim extra sports equipment for the children to use in school. If any of your friends or family shop there please remind them to collect the vouchers and sent them in. There is a collection box in the front lobby.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast club runs every day from 8.00 am until the gates open at 8.40 am. It costs £1 a day and places must be booked the day before via the school office. There are currently places available every day.

Dates for your diary

Friday 4th March – World Book Day Celebrated in School: All children will be encouraged to come as their favourite story character. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative characters.

Friday 18th March – Sports Relief Day: Children can come to school in a sports kit and make a donation to Sports Relief Day. During the day children will participate in a Games Competition. The Lower team in the morning and the Upper Team in the afternoon.

Thursday 24th March – Last Day of Term

Tuesday 12th April – First Day of Summer Term

Monday 2nd May – School closed, May Day

Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May - Key Stage 2 SATs assessment week – Year 6

Wednesday 25th May - Year 4 and the School Choir are singing at Ealing Schools’ Spring Concert - 7pm St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane. All Welcome.

Monday 30th May – Friday 3rd. June. School closed for half-term holiday

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