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Newsletter 10 {featuring BBC Children in Need} [Friday 13th November]

Dear Parents/Carers

 

Our pupils dived Under the Sea today to raise much-needed funds for BBC Children in Need; by bringing in £1, they will be helping children stay safe, developing their independence, helping them make decisions, as well as supporting numerous projects aimed at improving children’s lives across the UK. School was full of mermaids & pirates, snorkelers & surfers – anything associated with the sea was on display. We had a huge shoal of sharks circling the playground throughout the day, a few jellyfish bobbing serenely along the corridors & a couple of Poseidons trying frantically to keep control of the whole situation – happily, no one was eaten. Thank you to everyone who made sure the children looked so wonderful. We raised £356.24. There are lots of photos of the outfits below.

 

We have some really exciting news to share: a FOWSA project (creating a sensory garden) has been chosen by the Co-op to be supported by its Local Community Fund; every time a Co-op member buys Co-op branded products and services, they’ll be raising money for us!  We need as many of you as possible sign up to become a member of the Co-op, so that when you purchase selected Co-op products, 2p for every £1 spent goes back to you and the same amount goes to support community organisations and local causes – a win-win situation. We are one of 3 charities for the Formby store for the next 12 months. The link below takes you to our Co-op fundraising page – as we’ve only gone ‘live’ today we have raised exactly £0.00 so far – let’s hope this changes soon! https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/49992 You can also become a member of the Co-op through this link too.

 

The children really do seem to be enjoying our updated history curriculum – the knowledge they are gaining is impressive too. I must admit that Y1&2 have got me stumped with their question this week – I’ll need to Google the answer! Here’s this week’s questions / talking points to use as a starting point to find out a wee bit about what they’ve been learning this week:

 

Nursery

What happened to an ear of corn to turn it into the yummy loaf of bread?

Talk about the different stages that take place

Tell me about what they did or didn’t do in the story. Were they good friends?

{‘The Little Red Hen’ / ‘Changes’}

 

Reception [Red & Blue]

Who wrote ‘Room on the Broom’?

Can you name the animals that rode on the broom?

{‘Room on the Broom’ Julia Donaldson}

 

Y1&2 [Green, Yellow & Purple]

Why did the Barons want King John to sign the Magna Carta?

{History topic: ‘Kings & Queens’}

 

Y3&4 [3A, 3/4M & 4G]

Can you use some powerful verbs to describe what happened to Icarus?

{English topic: Greek Myths}

 

Y5&6 [5D, 5/6P & 6R]

Can you explain this week’s spelling pattern?

                                                      Hint: words ending _ce & _se                            

{English / Spelling}

                               

As part of Anti-bullying Week, we will be joining in with Odd Socks Day to celebrate what makes us all unique. Your child just needs to turn up to school on Monday (16th November) wearing odd socks (no money needed).

 

Congratulations to 5 classes again this week, all of them achieved 100% in their attendance – well done to Red Class (second week on the run), 3/4M, 5D, 5/6P & 6R (second week on the run).

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

KD Williams

Headteacher

                                                                

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