Welcome to the newsletter for week ending Friday 13th November
It's been an action packed week and it came to a perfect ending today with all the 'Children in Need' activites. Once again you have demonstrated an amazingly generous attitude and we were blown away by the amount raised (see below)!
Attendance is still looking good- thank you to all those parents who call us to check about the best course of action when their little ones are displaying symptoms. It is only by remaining vigilent that we can keep the risk of infection to the very mimimum. Thankyou also for keeping us up-to-date with any positive test results within your families. Again this helps us to have a clear picture of the school community as a whole and allows us to take the right precautions at the right times.
We hope it's not too early to mention Christmas! As you can imagine, we want to make sure our children have the best time possible so preparations are well under way. In order to get things right, we need some information from you.
1- Look out for letters coming home with children on Monday asking you to complete a form to say whether you are happy or not for your child to be included in the recording of any Christmas celebrations that we would like to share with parents.
2- Use the link below to tell us whether or not you might be interested in your child having 'Breakfast with Santa'. (More details are on the link below.) It's only two questions so please can we ask everyone to complete it- thankyou.
Children in Need at Crestwood Park
It has been lovely to see all our children taking part in our fundraising efforts for Children in Need today.
Thank you for all those who have generously brought raffle tickets from Mrs Cooper or Mrs Kennedy on the playground! We are overwhelmed by the support we have had in helping us raise money for charity this term.
Congratulations to all of our raffle winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes.
We have raised an amazing £378.50!
A big thank you for all of your support in sending children into school wearing their sports kit on their allocated days for P.E.
Could we please ask that children wear plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms with their school P.E top and school jumper/cardiagan on these days please.
These Year 6 SMART SPARKS are perfect examples of how we can wear our uniform with pride, even on P.E. days!
ODD SOCKS DAY- This Monday 16th November!
On Monday, all children can come to school wearing ODD SOCKS to celebrate what makes us all unique.
The theme this year is 'United Against Bullying' - children will be taking part in various activities throughout the day to show that we all play a part when it comes to anti-bullying and that we are stronger when we are united.
Reading at Crestwood Park
Mr Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton
I like this book because it is really funny and easy to read. I’ve only been reading this book for a few days and I’m nearly finished! I would definitely recommend this book and I believe it would be suitable for all aged 6 and upwards. Adults would enjoy this book too as its very humorous.
Recommended by Scarlett in Year 6.
I would love to hear about your favourite books – you may want to write it down, draw or picture, take a photograph or even film yourself with your favourite book! Tell me why this book is your favourite – so that we can share these with our whole school.
I look forward to hearing all about your favourite books – you can send me them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Could we please remind you that children who cycle to and from school will need lights on their bikes. The darker winter nights are upon us and we want to ensure that all of our children stay safe when cycling home.
Please see information below about keeping safe whilst cycling.
Let's look forward to...
Parent voice have expressed a wish for children's birthday's to be celebrated in a more high profile way.
Therefore we have decided that the last Friday of every month, classes will celebrate all children who have had birthdays that month during circle time. Celebrations may include a party game, singing happy birthday and the school will provide special cakes for the children who have had birthdays.
The first of the birthday celebrations will be on Friday 27th November and will include all children who have celebrated a birthday in September, October and November.
Three cheers for...
Daisy in Year 4 for raising an incredible £110 for St John's Ambulance by walking a distance of 24.85 miles!
What a fantastic achievement - we are so very proud of you Daisy! You are a real inspiration to us all and perhaps in a few year's time we will see you doing a 24 hour challenge just like Joe Wicks!
Offers for parents
We would like to share a web link with you which enables you to have a 1 month free pass with 'Kids Pass'. 'Kids Pass' gives you discounts on various activities and days out.
Parents and children in Year Three will have already received letters today letting them know about Miss Guest's new teaching appointment.
We are very proud of Miss Guest achieving her goal but unfortunately this means she will be leaving us at the end of the term. In January we will be welcoming Mr Mark Benbow to the CPPS family as the new class teacher; many of our children are already familiar with Mr Benbow and we know that with the aid of Miss Rudkin, the transition will be as smooth as possible.
We hope the sun shines for you over the weekend and that you can all get some fresh air. We know that this lockdown is affecting everyone in different ways - please remember that you can always call or contact us if you have any worries or concerns, school-wise or otherwise. Take care and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.