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Autumn 1 2017 

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to all who donated cakes, money and/or time for the Macmillan coffee morning. We raised almost £230. This is phenomenal!

Diwali Day

Many thanks to Priti, Emma and the PTA for organising and funding a Diwali celebration for the children. They all enjoyed decorating diva candles, dressing up and trying Indian food.

New behaviour incentives 

After October half term we will be introducing two new behaviour incentives for the children:
House Points
The children have been organised into three houses: butterfly, chick and spider. These will be announced after half term. Miss O’Connell has carefully allocated houses and siblings will be in the same house.
Children will collect house points for good behaviour, great effort in their work, being helpful and anything else they do which impresses us.
House points will be counted throughout the week in each class and the totals counted in Celebration Assembly each week.
The house cup will then be awarded to that house for the week and displayed in school.

Random Hero
Each week a name will be chosen at random to be that week’s ‘random hero’. Time will be given each week in class to this person being celebrated by their classmates. A sheet with all the compliments that child receives will be sent home to keep.
This is to celebrate all the good things that our children continually do every day, every week and to make sure they recognise how proud we are of each and every one of them.

PTA Highlights

Nature Garden

Have you seen our school Nature Garden? It is opposite the children’s centre entrance and was cleared over the summer thanks to some amazing volunteers from 3.
We are looking to improve this area further and have applied to Aviva for project funding. Our application goes live on 24rd October and we will be sending a link next half term for you to follow to vote.

Christmas 2017 Events

Our traditional Christmas fair is to be replaced by two different events this year. The first is a Christmas Shopping event on 17th November from 8-11pm. At the event we will be selling cards, wrapping paper, ribbons, decorations and small stocking fillers. There will be mulled wine, drinks and nibbles and we will also be drawing our Christmas Raffle and holding a silent auction.
Later, on the 16th December, we will be holding a Santa’s Grotto, where the kids can meet the man himself and also have a go on the Tombola and enjoy cake and a drink with friends. Look out for more information after half term.

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