Newsletter 17 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

It was great to see so many of you over the past couple of weeks for Parents Evening. If you were unable to come, please do speak to your child’s class teacher to reschedule an appointment.

EYFS have enjoyed a week full of nursery rhymes. On Monday everyone dressed up as their favourite nursery rhyme character and enjoyed a Queen Of Hearts tea party and on Tuesday they investigated what had happened to Humpty Dumpty. The children have learnt and performed lots of nursery rhymes and had a great week. Year 1 had a visit from two real life Superheroes in the form of Jess and Catherine who are paramedics. They brought along some equipment and even tested some children’s heart rate and blood pressure! Year 2 have been building and measuring towers, then experimenting to find the best materials for ‘cannon balls’ to knock them down!

Next week we have 2 more events for parents: On Wednesday we are having our Open Day for new children starting in Reception in September 2018 and on Friday morning at 9.00am Mrs Page will be leading a parent workshop on homework. We hope to see lots of you there.

Thank you for supporting the school in raising money for important causes. Last Friday we raised £312 for the Royal British Legion by wearing red for remembrance. Today we have all worn spots and stripes and joined in with a sponsored Bouncathon for Children in Need. We will confirm how much we have raised next week. Next Friday, pupils are invited to wear odd socks as part of Anti-Bullying week, in recognition of all of us being unique. This is not a fundraising day and so there is no need for your child to bring in any money.

Our Book Fair was a great success and we are pleased that so many of you came along. This week we have also marked National Parliament week. Our friend and governor Tatton Spiller, who leads the organisation Simple Politics, came and led an assembly for children in Key Stage 2 all about democracy and how laws are made, then led workshops on debating with our Year 4 pupils.

Finally, an upcoming date for your diaries: on the evening of Wednesday 29th November we are holding an Art Auction at Palm Bay from 7.00pm. A large number of local artists have very generously donated pieces of art including paintings, sculpture and photography. The auctioneer will be Keith Brymer-Jones from the BBC’s ‘Great Pottery Throwdown’ programme and all money raised will go to the school to fund future arts projects for the children.

Everyone is welcome – there will be drinks and nibbles and it should be a fun evening.

Have a lovely weekend.

Miss Williams

Head Teach

If you would like to download the entire newsletter, please follow this link: Palm Bay Newsletter Nov17

 

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