Diary Dates for week beginning 23rd December 2019

MONDAY School open only for those attending Mr Barnett's Christmas Fun Day
TUESDAY - FRIDAY School closed remainder of the week

Forward Planning

January 2020
6th INSET Day for staff - No Children
7th Children return to school
13th Parent Workshop - Year 1 - Introduction to Phonics - details to follow...
14th Year 4 Swimming Lessons at the Crestwood School
16th Parent Workshop - Year 3 - Methods for addition and subtraction calculations - details to follow...
17th Parent Workshop - Reception - Invites to join your child for a reading session - details to follow...

WELLBEING

Thank you to everyone this term who has contributed so generously to the many charities we have supported through a whole host of fundraising events. The term kicked off with our Macmillan Coffee Morning; the atmosphere at this event was amazing and we will certainly repeat it next year. Following on from this, you and your children have raised hundreds of pounds for charities such as: Muscular Dystrophy, Children in Need, Comic Relief and Save the Children. We have certainly helped to improve the well-being of others, and I think each event has promoted a 'feel good' atmosphere within our school.

Christmas Jumper Day...

We are delighted to announce that we raised just over £200.00 for Save The Children; thank-you to all those who participated in wearing their festive jumpers in return for a £1 donation and especially well done to those who spent time on creating their own decorated jumpers!

Christmas Disco...

We had a super evening with our movers and groovers at our annual Christmas Disco.  We had a fantastic turn-out and everyone looked super in their party attire. A huge thankyou to the parents (and past pupils) for helping!

KS2 Carol Service...

Our wonderful Carol Singers sang beautifully during the KS2 Carol Service this morning; they certainly got everyone in the festive mood. Thank-you to everyone involved in making the morning such a fabulous festive occasion.

Year 4 swimming lessons...

Letters have been sent out to all Year 4 children confirming their swimming lessons for the Spring Term - lessons will commence on Tuesday 14th January 2020.  Please refer to the letter for details on costs and the LEA guidelines for swimming attire, please also pay particular attention to the Code of Conduct on the reverse of the letter, thank-you.

Parent Workshop dates...

Please look out for the letters sent home this week with details of forthcoming dates for Parent Workshops; the workshops have been set-up as a result of feedback from parents' views and to help support your child's learning. Letters reminding and inviting you to a workshop will follow in the New Year.

Message from Lapwood Lambs...

We would like to thank-you for joining us this term and hope to see you in the New Year; however please note that Lambs will not be taking place on 13th January 2020 but will resume the following week. Have a truly wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in 2020.

Reporting and Parent Evening arrangements for next term...

*ADVANCE NOTICE* Our mid-year reports will now be sent out prior to the Parents Evenings on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February. We feel that this will prove more useful to you as parents as you will have read the report prior to the meetings and therefore be able to disucuss its content directly with teachers. For these evenings, we are planning to alter how parents make their appointments; these will be made via our school life app so please ensure you have the app on your phone. Further details regarding this new system will be sent out early next term.

...& finally a festive message from Mrs Cooper and Mrs Kennedy...

We have thoroughly enjoyed the first term in our new roles. We have been overwhelmed by the support of staff and parents - you all make doing our job so worthwhile and incredibly rewarding! We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year!

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