Newsletter March 2015
27 Mar 2015

Holiday Projects

As we continue our year’s theme of looking at books we are asking the children to make a game based on a book they have read and enjoyed. All the children have been given a flyer with different ideas according to their age group to get them started thinking creatively. The sorts of games suggested are simple board games, card games such as snap and pairs or even a jigsaw. I’m sure that there are also many other games that the children can think of to use as a source of inspiration.

As with other projects it can be done in any way you want. We want to encourage the children to learn something new, share it with us and present their work while taking a pride in what they have achieved. The children will be given an opportunity to teach a friend or a group to play their game in class and all the projects will be displayed in the school hall straight after school on Monday 20th April.

After School Club

After School Club for Petts Hill is run by Northolt Park Children’s Centre. It provides after school care for school aged children until 5.45pm daily. Children are picked up by qualified staff from Petts Hill and taken to the centre. The children are given a snack and enjoy participating in a range of different activities across the week. They also have a quiet area for children to complete their homework, read or just relax. Outside there is a fantastic new play area suitable for all ages. The club can be booked by phoning 07851169054. The cost of this childcare is £8 per day. The after school club is OFSTED registered.

Red Nose Day

Thank you to everyone that supported us by making a donation to Red Nose Day either with cakes for the cake sale or donations for the children having their face made funny for money. In total we raised £196.15 which the UK government as part of their aid work will double so that is an amazing £392.30. Well done everyone.

Sport at Petts Hill

Since gaining the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award last year we have continued to support children in entering interschool’s competitions working with the Willow Tree Sports Partnership this term as part of our PE Pupil Premium. We have entered a number of competition and events listed below. A new event this term was the KS2 Games Morning run on Friday 27th March.

KS2 Games Competition

The children spent the morning in their teams, Aintree, Cheltenham, Newmarket and Windsor. Each team was subdivided into years 3&4, 5&6 smaller teams. They then participated in a tournament playing against the other teams at *New Age Kurling and Hoop Ball. This was a fantastic morning where the children had the ability to shine not only in their sporting prowess but demonstrate the values that the games encourage. For this event adults were particularly looking out for children excelling in the value of Respect.

* New Age Kurling is similar to ordinary Kurling on ice except that it has been adapted so that it can be played on any flat surface as the stones have small wheels to help them glide across the floor and hopefully onto the target.

Competition update

This term has seen Petts Hill attend a Year 3&4 Change for Life event. We entered the following competitions:

  • Year 5&6 Football League
  • Year 3&4 Kurling competition where we gained a 2nd and 4th place.
  • KS2 Gymnastics competition
  • Year 5&6 Basket Ball competition where out of 31 different teams playing both our teams won the Respect award. We are exceptionally proud of them.

Next term we shall be entering:

  • Year 3&4 girls football – 22nd April
  • Year 4, 5&6 Boccia 23rd April. We achieved gold at this event last year!
  • Year 5&6 Quad Kids – 29th April. Trials for this will be held afterschool on Friday 17th April at 3.15pm details to follow.
  • Year 3&4 Boys Football- 30th April
  • Year 2&3 Multi-skills - 6th May
  • Year 5&6 Boys cricket – 21st May

It is our aim to give all children the experience of entering an interschools competition at some time during their time in KS2.

Spirit of the Games

The Sprit of the Games Values focus on personal excellence through competition. There are six values, Passion; Self belief; Respect; Honesty; Determination and Teamwork. They were developed by young people to identify what the experience of school sport should be built around. These values have been successfully applied by schools to develop a range of behaviours, qualities and inter-personal skills with their students based on sporting experiences, scenarios and attitudes.

Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 14th April – First Day of Summer Term

Monday 4th May – School closed May Day

Monday 11th to Thursday 14th May - Key Stage 2 SATs assessment week – Year 6

Wednesday 20th May - Year 4 and the School Choir are singing at Ealing Schools’ Spring Concert - 7pm St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane.

Friday 22nd May -Last day of summer half term

Monday 25th – 29th May half term

Monday 1st June – School open new half term

Thursday 9th July – Open Evening

Week of Monday 13th July- School Performance week.

Friday 17th July - Last Day of Term

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.

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