Newsletter 24

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Dear Parents and Children,
Target
We have just over a week to collect for CAFOD.  Each of the classes has their own way of collecting which usually involves your child doing some jobs at home to earn money to bring in. The government is price matching and so whatever we make will be doubled.
Award Assembly
The stars for last week were: Chloe Meringo, Nathan Haynes, Luca King, Oliver Szymanska, Codey Webster, Alexander Pikuzinski, Freya Groves, Harry King, Tom Carter, Valentina Humphreys, Alex Borg-Potter, Amy Cheeseman, Thomas Colley, Sienna King, Grace Engleman, Amelia Smyth, Charlie McMahon, Finbar Feeley, Ciara Doyle, Zoe Butler, Jack McCartney, Tatiana Bertholdi, Freya Cleeton, Macy Hutchinson, Elliot Wilkinson, Sophie Fismister, Darcie Griggs, Lorien Middle and Abigail Wheeler.
Good Manners Award: Lachlan Carroll and Immi Palmer.
Eco Award: Mrs Coombs and Mrs Burrows/Mrs Wells.
Book Prize: Finn Simmons and Alannah Feeley.
Words of the Week
Year 2: affectionate; Year 3: questionable; Year 4: equivalent; Year 5: venom; Year 6: adhere.
Talk Homework
Reception
How many different ways can you tell the time? Where are the clocks in your house?
Y1
Discuss what happened to Jesus in the Easter story.
Y2
How can we be considerate to others?
Y3
Why is the gift of forgiveness so important?
Y4
Which animals are now an endangered species?
Y5
What safety elements do you need to consider when cycling on the road?
Y6
If you watch sport what differences do you observe from the way that professional rugby players treat the referee in comparison to football?
Berkshire Games Winners
On Wednesday 14th March, 9 students travelled to Theale to take part in the Year5/6 Berkshire Games final for Hi5 netball. There were 9 teams competing and all other teams had also qualified as the top teams in their local area so it was going to be tough.
The children went in with such a positive attitude and ended up finishing in Gold Medal position with no matches lost! All children were also complimented on perfect manners and brilliant sportsmanship.  Well done to all the children who took part.
Year 5 Football Tournament
The Year 5 boys’ school football team joined 19 other teams and took part in a 6-a-side tournament at Claire’s Court recently.  The team won their group comfortably, including a fine win against Lowbrook. They then had to keep their nerve to survive two penalty shoot-outs, first against Davenies in the quarter finals and then Oldfield in the semi-finals.  The boys having played brilliant football all afternoon thoroughly deserved their place in the final against Berkhamstead only to unluckily concede a goal with the last kick of the game.  William O’Connor was presented with a trophy having been voted the player of the tournament.
Well done to the 7 boys who represented the school so well. Also a big thank you to all the parents who helped with the transport and stayed and supported a great performance by the team.
Football Kit Donated
Thank you to the Magpies Football Club for donating a brand new kit.
Loose Change Day
Thank you to those who contributed to Loose Change day.  The two class winners were Mrs Treacy/Mrs McQuillan and Miss Opalko.
Class Assembly
Tuesday 27th March, 9.10: Mrs Burrows’ and Mrs Wells’ class assembly. Class parents welcome.
Parents’ Evenings Mon 26 March and Tues 27 March: 3.30-6.00
Please come to the meeting at least 15 minutes early to look at your child’s work prior to the meeting so that you are prepared to ask questions if required. Pupils in Y5 and 6 are expected to attend the meeting with their parents.
Touch Screen TVs
If you would like to see the new touch screen TVs purchased by the PTA just pop in to any Y4, 5 or 6 classroom during parents’ evening.
Earth Hour-Saturday 24th March 8.30-9.30pm
Your family might like to take part in this year’s Earth Hour. WWF’s Earth Hour is one of the biggest movements to protect our planet. Hundreds of millions of people around the planet take part every year; last year around 9 million took part in the UK alone. People do a wide range of things in the hour to show they care about our planet’s future. Millions choose to mark Earth Hour by going ‘lights out’ for 60 minutes at 8.30pm – a symbolic show of solidarity for the planet.
End of Term Football Matches
Four friendly football matches will be taking place on Thursday 29th March, the afternoon of the Easter Egg hunt.
2-30 / 2-50 pm   Reception / Year 1 and 2.
2-55 / 3-20 pm   Year 3/4.
3-25 / 3-50 pm   Year 3/4/5/6 girls.
3-55 / 4-20 pm   Year 5/6 Boys
Boots and shin pads must be worn. All girls and boys are welcome. Just turn up.
Badminton, Cricket and Football After School Club Dates.
The three after school badminton clubs will finish for the season at Easter.
Week commencing 23rd April will be the start of the three after school cricket clubs.
Monday       23rd April  Year 3/4        3-30/4.30pm.
Wednesday  25th April  Year 5/6        3-30/4.30pm.
Thursday     26th  April  Year 1/2        3.30/4.00pm.
Please contact Mr. King as soon as possible if interested in joining.  Please await selection slip before turning up as places are limited.  All girls/boys/beginners welcome.
Girls, the year 3/4 and year 5/6 clubs do need you, as two of the forthcoming tournaments are for girls or mixed.
Friday after school football club will recommence on 27th April 3-30 / 4-15pm.
Easter Holiday Dates
We break up at 2.15 on Thursday 29th March.
Turning Circle will be at 2.30
Pupils return: Tuesday 17th April.
Please do ask if anything in the newsletter is unclear.

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