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17th December 2014

17th December 2014
17th December 2014 Mr G Caunce

Dear Parents,

THANK YOU AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

As we reach the end of a very busy term I would like to say a huge thank you for all your support it is very much appreciated. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

SUPER PUPILS

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CELEBRATION ASSEMBLY ON FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER 2014

Reception Sam
Year 1 Daisy
Year 2 Orion
Year 3 Whole Class
Year 4 Sam
Year 5 Minnie
Year 6 Erin
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PARENT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSE

As previously mentioned in a recent newsletter, the Parent Attitude Questionnaires have been sent to LCC who will analyse all the responses.  However, I will be taking the opportunity each week to respond to some of the written comments that we received, detailing what has been, is being or will be done to address your views.

Comment 6

‘Every year cooking club is oversubscribed, do some form of cooking within the curriculum.’

‘Learn basic cooking skills.’

‘Do more to develop economic awareness of pupils so that they understand the value of money.’

‘Teach children more about money, e.g. saving/avoiding debt.’

Response

Due to the high levels of supervision required at cooking club numbers are limited (sharp knives, cookers etc. are used). However, at Primrose Hill we are very aware that pupils need vital cooking skills so we have incorporated these essential skills into our new curriculum. As part of our new curriculum we have allocated an aspect of cooking/food preparation into every year group and linked this to cross-curricular themes where possible. For example, we have biscuit/bread making, Egyptian feasts, fruit kebabs and Roman food units.

In our PSHE curriculum we also cover units such as Making a Positive Contribution, Community Action and Financial Capability in order to teach pupils about the value of money. These units often involve pupils generating their own income for projects or being offered a budget to prepare for an event. Additionally, the school council generate their own money through whole school fundraising initiatives and then report back to pupils regarding where the money is being spent.

We will continue to try and find as many ways as possible to incorporate these key life skills within our curriculum.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTIES – THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Christmas parties

Both Infant and Junior parties will take place in the morning on Thursday 18th December and so we invite all infant and junior children to come in their party wear.

REPORT CARDS

Please ensure that you return your child’s report card to the class teacher by Friday 19th December. Thanks!

GORILLA GLUE – GUINNESS WORLD RECORD – THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER

Gorilla Glue

Pupils in Year 1 – 6 have been asked by a local company, Gorilla Glue, to provide the audience whilst they video their new world record taking place in the afternoon on Thursday 18th December as detailed in the letter brought home by your child today. If you would like your child to take part then please ensure they bring their uniform to school in a clearly labelled bag so they can get changed into it for the afternoon event.

CHOIR – WEDNESDAY 14TH JANUARY

Rehearsals will begin again on Wednesday 14th January (the 2nd week of the new term).

READING CHALLENGE 

Reading challenge

Congratulations to all pupils who achieved this term’s challenging target of 40 reads – pupils will receive their bronze book marks in assembly on Friday.  The target read for the Spring Term is 30 books by Monday 23rd March 2015.  Thank you for your continued support in helping your child reach the challenging targets!

SCHOOL UNIFORM

It has been noticed that names on uniforms are wearing off so please can you ensure that they are renamed over Christmas.

HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW TEAM

Congratulations

Congratulations to all pupils in the yellow team who have achieved the most house points this term. As a reward these pupils may attend school in their own clothes on Friday 9th January.

FRIDAY FAVOURITE HOT DINNER

After the Christmas holiday we would like to offer your child the opportunity to enjoy one of the following hot dinners:

  • Pizza and Chips Fish,
  • Chips and Peas/Beans
  • or Jacket Potato with a choice of toppings including beans, cheese or tuna

all accompanied by salad and bread. There will be an assortment of desserts to follow. The cost will be £13.80 until February half term. If you would like your child to enjoy a Friday Favourite Hot Dinner then please complete the reply slip below and hand it to the school office.by Friday 19th December. Those children who already receive a hot dinner in school will automatically be included.

KS2 WILD THINGS OUTDOORS – STARTS THURSDAY 8TH JANUARY

Wild things

Every child that has applied has got a place.  The first session is on Thursday 8th January from 3.15 – 4.15 p.m.  Please pick up outside the Den.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to the following pupils on their achievements outside of school:-

Freya in Year 2 – Flic Flak Gymnastics Competition Gold Medal – Bars, Silver Medal – Vault and Gold Medal – Range and Conditioning

Jack in Year 1 – Chorley Swimming Gala – Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals

Aimee in Year 3 – 800 Metres Swimming Award

Evie in Year 3 – 800 Metres Swimming Award

Ryan in Year 5 – Bronze Swimming Award

Jack in Year 3 – Chorley Swimming Gala – Silver Medal

Georgia in Year 6 – Darwen Swimming Competition – 2 x Silver Medals

Minnie in Year 5 – Chorley Swimming Gala – Bronze and Silver Medal

Walking BusWALKING BUS

 Children seem to enjoy the social life the Walking Bus offers each morning.  A member of staff will arrive at Spar at approximately 8.25 a.m. and leave promptly at 8.30 a.m. for school, with no stopping en route to pick up additional children.  Please see Mr Caunce for more information.

Last week’s HOUSE POINT WINNERS – YELLOW HOUSE – well done!

TOKENS/VOUCHERS

We are still collecting Batteries and Clothing, Bedding etc. for the clothes bank at the rear of the school. Your support is really appreciated!

PRIMROSE HILL OUT OF SCHOOL CLUB

If you have any queries regarding Out of School Club please contact the school office on 01257 276688 or Miss Collison on 07548 944202.

Yours Sincerely,

Mr G Caunce
Headteacher

Christmas

 I WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU ALL A GREAT CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

DIARY DATES

Please note that we have made every effort to ensure that these dates are correct. However some dates may have to be changed at short notice due to availability of visitors or clashes with other events. Please therefore check the dates on a regular basis.

Wednesday 17th December No Choir After School
Thursday 18th December Christmas Parties – am only
Thursday 18th December Gorilla Glue World Record – pm only
Friday 19th December End of term – Merry Christmas!
Monday 5th January 2015 School Re-opens
Mr G Caunce