17th June 2016 Park Hill School Newsletter
17th June 2016 Park Hill School Newsletter
17th June 2016 The Deerstalker The children were excited to discover that the mystery egg in our school grounds has hatched. Hopefully we will receive a message from the Museum of Strange objects soon letting us know what was inside! On Wednesday, the Nursery and Reception classes had a wonderful visit to Bocketts Farm. They learnt about the farm animals, what they eat , where they live and the food that they produce. The children were able to stroke a baby goat, a mouse, a polish chick and a bunny rabbit. The children compared the texture of donkey and horse ears, using lots of describing words. Harry Trotter won the pig race! On Thursday, Year 1 had everyone entranced with their whole school assembly on British wildlife and the Wildlife Centre. Thursday 23rd June we will not be holding a Church assembly due to the EU election. Stay Sing and Play will be held at school in the First steps Classroom from 8.30am. On Thursday the 30th June we will host our last church assembly of the year at St Paul’s Church, following which there will be a rehearsal for our Prize Giving and therefore Stay Sing and Play will not take place. The children are all looking forward to Sports Day next Friday, 24th June. More information is below. Best wishes. Helen Gardner Certificates of Achievement Audrey - Fantastic Maths Ollie - Good Behaviour & Helpfulness Pascal - Participation & Understanding Eliza - Creating an Elephant Independently Amber - Great Communication Aidan - Participation in Group Time Rojia - Fact Finding & Research on iPads Alex R - Positive Contribution to Class Ayaan - Positive Attitude & Enthusiastic Writing Francesca - Writing Her Name Independently Zac - Counting in 5s to 50 Avery - Mini Beast Exploring Barnaby - Fantastic Reading of Winnie the Witch Sarah - Fantastic Reading & Comprehension Anjali - Kindness to her Peers First Steps & Second Steps Excellent Behaviour on the trip to Bocketts Farm HeadTeacher Award Ariane Jaeger Making a Good Effort Fredrick Gosland Contribution to Science Classroom of the Week Award Year 2 Well done! 17th June 2016 Sports Day On Friday 24th June the whole school will participate in Sports Day at the Hawker Centre. Please arrive with your children at 9:45, ready for a 10:00am start. We anticipate that Sports Day will run until 12pm, when all parents and siblings are invited to join their classes for a school picnic (please bear in mind our nut-free policy when preparing picnic food). After the picnic each class will be running a fun activity stall for families to enjoy. We will be selling wrist bands which allow the wearer 10 goes on the activities, for £2.50 each. Please ensure you have cash with you on the day if to purchase the bands, as we will not be able to take our card machine to the Hawker Centre. All proceeds from the wrist bands will be donated to our school charity, Momentum. The stalls will close at 2pm and will mark the end of the school day. Please ensure that your child has an adult to represent them during Sports Day. Once the sporting activities are over (around 12pm), children will be released to their carers and the school will no longer be responsible for them. Year 1 & 2 Visit the British Wildlife Centre “I lea rnt th at ow not w ls are ise at all. Th e y are no cleve r at al t l.“ Georg e “my f avour ite pa was se rt eing t learni h e fox an ng tha d t thing s that the fo w e ate x eats too” Fred “I liked looking at the rabbits, owls and the wild cats. I especially liked looking at the foxes” Rojia “Ow ls e diffe r e nt be yes are the d caus ay tim e ye e ora llow dusk nge and is da is black wn a is nig ht tim nd Bian e” ca 17th June 2016 Outstanding Congratulations! Many Congratulations to Danielle Kilpin for being awarded ‘Outstanding’ on completion of her iPGCE from Buckingham University. Also to Elise Othacehe for being awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grade for her PGCE (Kingston University) Elliot Goodbye Miss Othacehe “I have had a truly heartwarming experience at Park Hill. Thank you so much for the warm welcome and support throughout my time here, whilst I completed the final part of my PGCE. I will leave with fond memories of the strong community that is Park Hill and the kindness I have encountered here. With very best wishes to all the Park Hill families. I hope to be back soon!” Elise Othacehe. Social & Networking Evening You are warmly invited to a Social & Networking evening, to be held on Thursday 30th June from 7:30 - 9:00pm at the Albert Arms, Queens Road. Please RSVP to Susan Blackburn if you will be attending. We look forward to seeing you there! Holiday Club We are currently taking bookings for Holiday Club, which will take place the week following the end of term, Monday 11th - Friday 15th July inclusive. The Holiday Club day will run from 9am - 4:30pm and will include a morning snack. Children should come wearing their Park Hill Sports Kit, with a water bottle, sunhat and packed lunch (please remember our nut free policy). Among the many activities available, the children will be able to enjoy: Junk Modelling, Painting, Drawing, Crafts, Construction, Performing, Dancing, Drama, ICT, Movies, Bingo, Board Games and a range of Outdoor Activities. Holiday Club is £38 per day; children may be booked in for any number from one, to the full, five days.