Newsletter November 2016
30 Nov 2016

Petts Hill’s Girls Football team success.

Petts Hill’s Girls’ Football team represented the school on Thursday 10th November at the Ealing Primary football competition. They were entered into the emerging league due to limited match and competition experience. Their coach, Mr Awoonor obviously had high hopes for them following his successes last year with the boys’ team. They did not disappoint. The triumphant girls came home with the first place medals for the afternoon emerging teams. All the girls played very well and they should be extremely proud of their efforts. Well done girls!.  

Parent Governors Wanted

Both parent governor positions on the governing body are now vacant.  If you are interested and want to know more please make an appointment to see me, the headteacher, via the school office. You can find out more on Ealing’s website. https://www.egfl.org.uk/school-effectiveness/school-governance/becoming-...
Parent governors play a vital role representing the parent body on the governing body. Training and support is available. If anyone knows a parent that they think would be good as a Parent Governor please let me know as I would be happy to approach them and encourage them further.

Anti-Bullying Week - 14th – 18th November

The theme of Anti-bullying week this year was to use your Power of Good to make a difference.  During the week all classes talked about bullying and the impact it can have on children’s lives and what they could do about it.

Across the school children thought about the power of good in different ways. Year 2 made super hero bands with pledges on about what they could actively do. Year 3 thought about random acts of kindness that they could do to others including teachers whilst at school.

The week ended by all the classes coming together and sharing some of their work in an assembly.

At Petts Hill we expect all children to behave well and be engaged in their learning. During lessons children’s behaviour is often exemplary. As I observe lessons across the school I see children enjoying their learning and working well with their peers. The area that some children find more difficult is when there is less structure during play and lunchtimes. We continue to provide support for children during these times by teaching them games, providing playground equipment and zoning areas for KS2, having a sports coach at lunchtimes. All lunch supervisors have a bag of activities to help children play with each other and older children support by leading activities for the younger ones. Currently we are working on making our lunch hall quieter during lunchtime. Children are recognised for good lunch hall behaviour by being invited to sit on the Golden Table on Fridays. Here they may bring a friend and are served their lunch. It is a real treat for the children.

Fundraising

Thank you all for your support with our fundraising event this term.Our Wear it Pink Day on 21st October raised a total of £196. We saw some fantastic pink outfits worn on the day.

Stranger Danger

Last week children in school received a visit from one of our local police officers. He spoke with all the classes about the stranger danger. Please remind children that they should NEVER speak to strangers, no matter how friendly they appear to be.

Primary School Applications

Applications for a reception class place for September 2017, should be made online at www.eadmissions.org.uk by 15th January 2017.

 Flu Vaccinations for Years 1, 2 and 3

Reminder - Flu vaccinations will be available in school on Thursday 8th December for pupils in Years 1, 2 and 3. Please return forms if you have not already done so. Parents of children in reception and nursery please contact your GP to see if your child is entitled to have one.

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. Currently Breakfast Club is often full so please do check before trying to book your child in. Priority will be given to children who attend regularly and book ahead.

Dates for your Diary.

Thursday 8th December –  Ealing Schools Carol Concert with the Petts Hill School Choir. The concert takes place  at 7pm at St Barnabas Church in Pitshanger Lane, Ealing. All parents and children are very welcome to join us at this event. There is a small charge of £2 per adult towards the costs of hiring the venue and running this wonderful event.

Monday 12th December – Christmas Pantomime. The children will be treated to watching an adapted version of the Charles Dickens classic story, A Christmas Carol, written in 1843

Thursday 15th December – Senior Citizens Christmas Celebration. Year 6 are organising and hosting this celebration for senior citizens in the community at 2pm in the school hall. If you are a senior citizen or know any that would like to attend please let the office know.

Friday 16th December – Christmas Jumper Day. Wear a Christmas Jumper and pay a £1 towards Macmillan cancer support, Make a wish and Save the Children Fund.

Friday 16th December – Christmas Lunch. The children and staff will all have a traditional Christmas dinner together. Children who usually have a packed lunch have been invited to have a school dinner that day.

Friday 16th December – Carols around the tree. We would like to invite parents and children to join with staff and celebrate Christmas by singing some Christmas carols in the school hall on Friday 16th December between 3.30 and 4.00 pm.

Tuesday 20th Dec - Class Parties. The classes will all be having a fun afternoon on Thursday. Parents are asked to sign up and make a food contribution for these parties. Children will be allowed to bring party clothes to change into in the afternoon.

Wednesday 21st Dec - LAST DAY OF TERM. This is the last day of school and the school day will finish at 3.15pm. There are no after school activities on the last three days of this term.

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Wednesday 4th January – FIRST DAY BACK in 2017

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