Newsletter June 2015
30 Jun 2015

Team up to shake up

During school time many children not only do 2 hours of physical exercise a week they also have at least 30 mins every lunchtime to run around and many attend after school sports clubs all leading to some very active kids! Change for life has teamed up with Disney to help parents encourage their children to keep fit over the summer holidays. All parents can log on and get a pack to help for free.

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https://www.nhs.uk/10-minute-shake-up

Open Evening

Thursday 9th July from 5.00 to 7.00 pm

Come and join us to find out more about some of the things that have been happening at Petts Hill this academic year. Follow our family trail around the school looking for clues. Meet your child’s teacher for next year. See our latest `Everyone Writes Project.’ Quiz your child on what they know about their Creative Curriculum Topic.  

Attendance

In the table below is the current attendance rate. Our overall attendance this year remains the same as last year for figures up to May. Well done to all those class with 95% or more and well done to year 3 with the highest attendance rate.

Class Attendance
Nursery am 82.2%
Nursery pm 84.1%
Reception 91.5%
Year 1 94.3%
Year 2 96.0%
Year 3 96.5%
Year 4 95.6%
Year 5 95.5%
Year 6 95.5&

Summer Fair

Thank you to everyone that helped with the Summer Fair on Friday. It was a very enjoyable occasion. A special thank you to Mrs Kassoui who managed to get a £60 donation from ASDA.  Thank you Asda. Well done to Miss Verra the winner of the cake competition. The list of cake competition winners can be found on the office window. Thank you to everyone who entered. School council voted on the winning entries. Thank you to all the staff that stayed behind and helped. And thank you to everyone that helped by making donations and turning up and joining in.

Summer Concerts

Lower Team Concert – Little Red Hen: (Nursery to Year 2) Tuesday 14th July at 2.15pm and Wednesday 15th July at 9.15am.

The little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from the other farmyard animals to plant it, but none of them volunteer. The story of the Little Red Hen is thought to originate from Russia but is now a story known around the world.  Come and see what happens next!

Upper Team Concert – Joseph: (Year 3 to Year 6); Thursday 16th July at 9.15 am and Thursday 16th July at 7.00pm'

Children in the upper team will be singing and acting their way through the story of Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Please note that we are expecting that parents will support us by sending their children back to school for an evening performance. This enables some parents to attend who would not usually be able to, as well as being a special event for the older children participating in an evening performance.

The children and teachers work hard on the end of term performances and I hope that all parents will be able to support us with this, even if they choose to see the daytime performance themselves.

Record Breakers

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read 6 library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all FREE. Children will be given a certificate for reading 6 books and may even get a medal.

Athletics Academy Awards

In the upper team, Year 3 to 6, the children have been working towards the UK Athletics Academy Awards. Every child has had the opportunity to try out and develop their athletic skills. They are working towards a triathlon outdoor track & field award which includes: - a standing long-jump, a 50m run and a javelin throw.  Each child is aiming to achieve an individual award at the highest level they can.  Ask your child about how they are measuring and recording their skills. They will be adding their scores and referring to a score chart to track their success.  We are looking for improvements in their abilities and competing to find out who will win the gold, silver and bronze awards.

Important Dates for the Summer Term.

Thursday 9th July - Open Evening 5pm – 7pm: Please join us to celebrate our academic year of 2014-15 and start the evening by visiting the school hall to collect your child’s end of year report. Your child’s report will inform you about your child’s achievements and progress over this academic year. It will also give targets for their next learning steps for the coming year.

Summer Concerts - see above

End of summer term: Friday 17th July at 3.15pm

New school year begins Thursday 3rd September at 8.50 am

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