CAR FREE FRIDAY
Congratulations to Miss Jones and Mrs Burley’s class who had the most children using sustainable travel to school during the first half of the Spring term.
We support Car Free Fridays and National Walk to School week particularly to ease congestion on Harvest Road. Therefore if it is impossible for you to leave the car at home on these days we ask that you park legally away from Harvest Road and suggest using the car park at Maidenbower Playing Fields or Frogshole Farm pub; and ‘stride’ from there.
Thank you to all of you who park sensibly and safely.
May I remind you that there is no parking available to parents and carers on the school site. Please do not park in the Children and Family Centre car park or on the drive beyond the ‘hedgehog’ crossing. There have been some near misses when children have been using the crossing. Please help us to keep the children safe.
Many thanks for supporting the School Councillors’ request to push scooters to and from the scooter park. The playground feels much calmer (and safer) at the beginning and end of the day. The School Councillors are very pleased with themselves and are proud that through discussion and action they can make a difference for the better to school life.
We work closely with Brighton University to support Initial Teacher Training. We currently have students in Mrs Boxall’s class and Mrs Waters’ class. The students are well supported by the teaching team in each year group, a school based mentor and a tutor from the university. We wish them every success.
Unfortunately it’s that time of year when headline are becoming a problem! If you notice any lice or eggs in your child’s hair please treat immediately and inform the school office.
I hope you all received the leaflet on Friday.
Once you have informed the office staff we will then send a note to the class or year group concerned in the anticipation that you will all check and treat the family if necessary.
The grey eggs are unhatched, the white ones are shells and have hatched!
You may be aware that the Coalition Government has made funding available to schools for Years 1 and 2 to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. So far we have used the funding to provide a swimming course at K2 for all Year 2 children. We are now in a position to provide ‘Kicks Dance’ for all Year 1 children on Friday afternoons in school. The content will be slightly different from the after school club.
The sessions will begin on Friday 21st March 2014, please see dates below:
Miss Jones and Mrs Burley’s class 21st Mar, 4th Apr, 25th Apr and 2nd May
Mrs Waters’ class 16th May, 23rd May, 6th Jun and 13th Jun
Mrs Kemecsei’s class 20th Jun, 4th Jul and 11th Jul
**The children must have their PE kits in school**
Sports relief is happening on Friday 21st March this year.
To get into the spirit of it the children are welcome to wear sports clothing to school.
As we are focusing on raising funds for The Cocos Foundation ‘Build4TheFuture’ project we are not asking
for donations for Sports Relief.
Friday 14th March Dance Time at the Hawth
Monday 24th March Class photos
Tuesday 22nd April INSET day. School closed for children
Friday 21st March Quiz Night
Friday 4th April Easter egg hunt for all children during the school day
We're taking part in Waste Week...why don't you?
We are the Eco team and we are taking part in Waste Week as part of our Eco Schools work. We are trying to reduce the amount of waste produced by our school that goes to landfill sites. We want to reduce, reuse or recycle as much of our rubbish as possible.
During the month of March we will be running a ‘Lunchtime Crunchtime’ campaign. This is to raise awareness of how much lunchtime rubbish goes into landfill bins and hopefully to reduce this.
We need your help!!
Can you help us reduce our waste and help us achieve our Waste Watch certificate by…
• Bringing lunch in a reusable lunch bag or box
• Packing sandwiches in foil or a sandwich box
• Putting crisps, biscuits, cake, cheese, fruit in small Tupperware or reusable plastic pots
• Bringing a drink in a reusable drinks bottle
• Cutting down on the amount of pre-packed and individually wrapped items
• Packing food your child likes and of an amount they will be able to finish
We want to aim for ‘zero waste’ lunchboxes!
Perhaps together you would like to investigate how much waste you produce at home.
How much do you throw away?
Do you compost organic waste?
Do you recycle everything that the council will take away in your red top bin?
Do you know what can be recycled and what has to go to landfill?
What do you do with clothes, toys or household items you no longer want?
Can you get creative and think of ways to reuse some of the things you would normally throw away?
Together we want to take care of our precious planet by following the 3Rs…
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Thank you for helping,
The Eco Team