St George’s C of E School

Head’s Newsletter

29th March 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

School Trips

Year 4 have been on a visit to the Chocolate museum to support their learning linked to the book Charlie and the Chocolate factory. Unsurprisingly, this is always a popular visit!

As part of World Book day all classes had an opportunity to visit the local WH Smiths to spend their free book vouchers.

NSPCC

Representatives from the NSPCC came in to deliver the ‘Speak out Stay Safe’ special assemblies to EYFS/KS1 and KS2. These were followed up by workshops with the older children in Berry and Shakespeare. The ‘non-uniform’ day we took part in to raise funds for the NSPCC raised £200.46p

Lent Call

Once again, the children and staff worked hard to raise funds to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal. We had numerous activities throughout the week including, guess the name of the teddy, cake/popcorn/pizza/biscuit sales, raffles, sponsored brick build, how many sweets in the jar and pin the nose on the Easter bunny. All of which raised the sum of £330 to go towards many needy causes supported by the Lent Appeal.

Year 6 Mentoring

The children in Shakespeare class have been working hard preparing for their SATs in May. During this term, each child has a member of staff as a mentor who meets with them after school to support them with their revision. Well done to all the children for all the effort they are putting in and to the staff for giving up their time to support year 6.

Sports

Cricket Project – External sports specialists are working with children in Morpurgo class helping them to develop their cricketing skills.

Gymnastics – An external gymnastics specialist is teaching children in Berry class this term developing their gymnastic abilities.

Children in Berry and Shakespeare classes have taken part in a Lewisham school games Tag rugby tournament this half term.

Class photographs

All of the children had their photographs taken. This year the company have introduced a new way of ordering which is directly through the company rather than through the school. Please be sure to view your images before your discount coupons expire on April 1st, all orders placed before this date will qualify for free batch-delivery to the school, otherwise there is a £4 delivery charge. If you would like help viewing your child’s photo’s online or placing an order please speak to the school office and they will assist you.

Science Week

The week beginning 11th March was Science week in school. Every class during the week focussed on Science and texts used that week related to a particular aspect of the Science curriculum. Classes shared the outcomes of this learning in assembly and many are on display in classrooms.

School Journey

This week children from Berry and Shakespeare classes have been on school journey. This year we had to change plans at the last minute when Arethusa Adventure Centre had to cancel the visit. Thankfully, Barbara was able to find another centre, the Windmill Hill Adventure Centre in Sussex. The centre proved to be a very good replacement. The facilities and activities were excellent and the children had an enjoyable time. Going forward it looks as if we have found a very good replacement, which the school will be able to use in years to come.

SchoolPing

We are now using SchoolPing as our communication tool with parents, if you have not already signed up for this please speak to the school office.

Up and coming Events

Parents’ Evening is coming up on Tuesday 2nd April it is a very important time to check on your child’s progress so please make every effort to attend.

Easter Hat Parade – At the end of term on Thursday 4th April we will be having our annual Easter Hat parade. We have had some great hats over the years so I am looking forward to seeing this year’s designs.

Easter Raffle – There will be an Easter Raffle in the run up to the Easter break with the winner announced in assembly on Friday 5th April. Money raised from this raffle will go towards the seaside trip to Minnis Bay.

Mothering Sunday- 31st March – a special time to thank all our mothers for everything that they do!

Term ends on Friday 5 th April at 1.30pm

Important Dates

EASTER HOLIDAY – Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April

INSET DAYS – Tuesday 23rd April – Monday 3 rd June

ALL CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL ON Wednesday 24th APRIL

 

He is Risen! Wishing you and your family a blessed and joy filled Easter