Weekly Update Friday 15th September
We had a lovely week in school this week. Year 1 and 2 enjoyed an assembly about the Rugby World Cup. All children in 1 and 2 will be playing rugby this term as part of our team games this term. To link to the assembly and the World cup website, click below:
Most of our Year R children stayed for lunch and enjoyed eating with their friends this week. We have loved having them in school all day!
Year 1 and 2 had their grand Class Openings and welcome meetings this week. The children were very excited to share their learning environments with their families. We will have a meeting for Year R parents on Wednesday 4th October after drop off in the hall. Our welcome meeting for Year R was in May, but that seems a long time ago-now your children are in school there may be questions you would like to ask, so this meeting will give parents the opportunity to ask lots of questions.
Sometimes as a parent, we ask our children 'What did you do in school today?' and quite often in infant school the answer is 'played'. We learn through play in every year group in school, so they are probably telling the truth! However, sometimes it is harder for children to answer questions about their whole day. Below is a list of questions you can try to ask, which may help you find out more about their busy day and how they feel.
- Who made you smile today?
- Who was kind to you today?
- What made you laugh?
- What was the funniest thing you heard?
- Did you try something new today?
- Can you tell me one new fact today?
- Did you show kindness to anyone today?
- Is there someone you would like to say sorry to today?
- Did you learn something new today?
- What are you thankful for today?
I am sure you can think of many more, where you may get a different answer about their day!
Please remember it is our PTA (PARENT/TEACHER ASSOCIATION) AGM ON MONDAY 18th September. It will be held at 3.30 in the school hall, and our Year 1 classrooms will be used for any children brought along (the teachers will be inside to look after children). We are trying this timing instead to hopefully encourage more parents to join, grow and develop our association. The purpose of our PTA is to fundraise for our school, so that we can invest in bigger projects, such as our outdoor learning area (The Nest). This year we will be focusing on developing our corridor areas and individual learning spaces. All these projects cost money, that our budget does not cover. Please come along and find which role would suit you this year.
Year 2 Clubs
All Year 2 children have the opportunity to join a free lunchtime club in school during Autumn and Spring Term. These are led by all the teaching staff who give up a lunchtime to provide these fun experiences.
This year our clubs for Year 2 are:
Club membership changes at the end of the term. All Year 2 children have chosen their club and we are looking forward to starting our clubs next week. This year, 2 St Peter's choir members are coming to help us run our choir. In addition to these clubs, CM sports run a sports club every Friday outside at lunchtime, available free to all Year 1 and 2 children on the playground. They set up games and teach the children how to play them.
Special Mentions Book
Please remember we have our special mentions book outside our school office where any parent/carer can write about their child's successes for Celebration Assembly. The children love having their achievements at home shared with their friends
After School Clubs
Remember our after school clubs start next week too (except for Taekwondo which is the following week).
Royston Performing Arts-Thursday
Taekwondo-Monday 25th September
Rock Steady, our music club that happens during Monday afternoon in school time has spaces too, if your child would like to try an instrument/vocals in a rock group.
On that note, I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Keep an eye out for the Red Arrows on Saturday at 1.30pm, when they’ll be flying over Bishops Waltham on their way back from Southampton Boat Show. I know some of you will be watching the rugby- hopefully we will see some more magical drop goals from George Ford in the RWC.