12 October 2018                                                                                                                                               Newsletter 6

Dear Parents and Carers

Whole School Homework:  We learned about the artist Andy Goldsworthy this week and then created some art using natural resources found in the school grounds.  For homework, create some Andy Goldsworthy inspired art at home.  You could bring in a photograph or a picture of it or come in prepared to talk about it ready for next Wednesday.

Class 2 News

Year 6 Guided Reading:  We are reading Beowulf: Dragon Slayer by Rosemary Sutcliff. She uses some fantastic vocabulary and below are some of the words we have read. Please write the meaning of each word, its word group (noun, verb, adjective or adverb) and you can illustrate each word if you like.  Due for Wednesday 17th October.

Mead

Harp

Wayfarer

Gilded

Dusk

Lair

Hindrance

Rouse

Year 5 & 6 Cross Country at Malvern College:  As you will be aware, this was unfortunately postponed due to the weather conditions.  We are waiting to hear when the event will be rescheduled.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal:  Ready made boxes are now available at the Parent Information Point.

 Jumble Sale:  We would really appreciate it if cakes / biscuits and jumble donations were dropped off at school on Friday 19th October, as we have limited space to store them.

Design a Christmas Card / Mug:  Please find forms attached.  The mugs would make wonderful Christmas presents for friends and family!  We need the forms back by 22nd October.

 Open Mornings:  We have a series of drop in Open Mornings planned between 10.00 – 12.00 on Wednesday 17th October, Monday 22nd October and Thursday 8th November.  Please encourage any of your friends with pre-school children – or with older children who might be interested in the school – to come along.

Messy Church: Come and join Reverend Julie in the school hall from 4.00 – 5.00 pm on Saturday.  This free event includes games, activities and refreshments.  Parents / carers need to stay with their children.

Flu Immunisations:  Final reminder as these will take place on Monday for Years 1 to 5.  If you have not returned your blue form please do so first thing on Monday.  There are spares in the office if you need them.  Please return it even if you do not want your child immunised so that we can have a record of your wishes.

Future Dates for Your Diaries:

Messy Church – Saturday 13th October 4.00 – 5.00 pm in School Hall

FOPS Jumble Sale – Saturday 20th October 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Harvest Service – Friday 26th October in school hall.  (Donations for Food Bank)

Autumn Half Term – 29th October – 2nd November

Memorial Service and Grand Unveiling of Art Project – Friday 9th November, details TBC

FOPS Christmas Fayre – Friday 7th December 6 – 8 pm

Autumn Term Ends – Friday 21st December

FOPS Live Music Event – Friday 8th February, details TBC

Best wishes

Sally Lyndon-Chance,

Head Teacher and all teaching and non-teaching staff