Spring Term 2018 Newsletter
A gentle reminder about parking: please park considerately. Do not part over our neighbours driveways or on the other side of the road. Mrs Calcutt had the displeasure of dealing with an extremely irate neighbour at the end of last term. If complaints are made to the council then we will have yellow lines put outside school and I’m sure you will agree that would make extremely difficult for everyone.
Swimming will continue on a Tuesday for all children from Year 1 to Year 6, and for children in Kindergarten on a Thursday. Yoga will as always be on Wednesday afternoons, and Dance as usual on a Friday. Swimming is part of the Curriculum and should be treated as any other lesson. We politely discourage spectators. We are happy, however, for you to come and watch the progress your child has made at the last session each term. The cost of the extras this term for children from Transition up will be £95, which includes coach travel; a big thank you to Carol Peters. For the full-time children in Kindergarten, the cost will be £85. P.E. Kit must be worn to school on swimming days and brought to school on both Wednesday and Friday.
Here are a list of dates for your diaries:
- On Wednesday 17th January, all children from Transition up will be taking part in a special assembly to be delivered by a representative of the NSPCC. The assembly will focus on Internet Safety and is called Your Child’s Online World. The children in Form II will also take part in a workshop aimed at giving them a better understanding of why it is so important to be safe online. The visit is free to all schools, but as I’m sure you’re aware, the NSPCC is a charity and therefore rely on charitable donations. We will be having a fundraising day on Thursday 18th January and all proceeds will be donated to the NSPCC.
- Thursday 18th January is Winnie the Pooh Day and A. A. Milne’s birthday. There is no better way to celebrate a special occasion than with a very special teddy bear’s picnic. We would like to invite all children to join us for a day of fun. This day will be a non-uniform day and we ask that all children bring their favourite teddy bear. School will provide a lunch fit for Winnie the Pooh himself with plenty of honey! The cost of the non-uniform day and lunch will be £4 per child; all proceeds will be donated to the NSPCC. Pooh first appeared on the printed page in 1926, together with his friends Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, and is still a joy to read. The children will learn facts about the author and his bear throughout the day. There will be a Winnie the Pooh wordsearch on sale from Monday at the cost of £1. Everyone can participate and the prize will be a book token, so if Pooh is not already in your library it will be a chance for you to make him your addition for 2018. There will also be a tuck shop selling fruit pots that will be available to pre-order from next week, and the goodies.
- Chinese New Year will be celebrated at school on Monday 5th February. This will be a non-uniform day. Prizes will be given for traditional oriental dress. The children will have Chinese food, a huge thank you to Mr and Mrs Jiang who will kindly provide the children’s lunch again this year. In the afternoon, thanks to Mr Yeung, we will be joined by a very special visitor, The Dragon! Gung hay fat choy!
The half term holiday is one week commencing Monday 12th February – Friday 16th February.
- World Book Day will be on Thursday 1st March. We would like all children to dress as their favourite character. Further details will be sent out nearer the time.
- Following our Rotary talk of last term, our ‘Purple for Polio’ day will be on Wednesday 14th March. We are hoping that the crocus bulbs will be in bloom by then and would like the children’s photographs in by this date, as we would like to make a display of our purple glory.
- We will be hosting another “Chartfield Has Talent” competition this term. For those of you who are not familiar with this evening, it is a fun filled evening of entertainment and a chance for all our children to share their many talents with you. Your children will get an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a live audience and during the interval a vote will begin to determine who will be crowned 2017 winner! The evening will also include, ‘I’m a Year 6 Get Me Out Of Here’, some· performances from past winners and something special from The Teachers! The date for this event is Friday 16th March, more details will follow closer to the time. We hope to see many of you there.
- This term we hold our Parent/Teacher consultations at school. This is your chance to come and sit with your child’s teacher and discuss progress and the things being’ done at school. These consultations will be held the week commencing 19th March and lists will be available after half term for you to sign up to see your child’s teacher.,
- The traditional Chartfield Marathon will be run on the last day of term, Thursday 29th March. As always this event will be held on the field opposite school and all are welcome to watch. We would like to stress at this point, that the marathon is not the expected 26 miles, but merely two laps of the field for the older children and one lap for the younger children. If your child won a trophy in the event last year, please could the trophy be returned to school after half term. The marathon is run at 11 am and all children take part. After the marathon the children will be brought back to school and we shall then dismiss them from the playground. School will then finish at approximately 11.30 am.
- The PTFA will be holding an event for the children in the afternoon of Thursday 29th March at Bumble Beez. All children, including younger brothers and sisters are welcome to join us between 2 pm – 4 pm at Bumble Beez for two hours play and snacks. Tickets will be on sale after half term at the cost of £5 each.
If you have any queries regarding anything, at any time, please do not hesitate to contact me. We look forward to another hardworking term at Chartfield.