Thank you leaf: Tom L, Cameron P-J, Louis D, Freyja D, Freya H, Cian T, Iris K, Jasmine Y, Tyler D, Chloe F and all of Owl and Merlin classes
Politeness ticket: Ben W, Cian T, Eden H, Ami C, Toby P, Joey P, Ceinwen V, Jacob Ml, Rico T, Lorel W
Quadkids Competition, Monday 18th May
On 18th May, Fitzmaurice’s athletics team made up of Will A, Joe A, Toby L, Finn P, Danny-Joe McG, Emma L, Sarah S, Carys M, Ami C and Olivia W went to Bath Uni for a quadkids event. Quadkids includes 4 events: 600m, 75m, throwing, and standing long jump. We came 2nd in the team event and Will A, and Carys M both won individual silver medals. We all tried really hard and it paid off!
By Will & Joe
Cluster Swimming Gala
This year’s cluster swimming gala went really well with 9 first places and lots of competitive races. Congratulations to Thomas R, Sapphire T-L, Jacob M, Megan C, Louis W, Ceinwen V, Sofia F and Will A (who won 2 golds!) Well done Team Fitz!
Well done also to Martha S, Grace V, Oskar W-H, Madeleine R, Danny-Joe M, Joe A, Eve M, Ned L & Abby M-D. You all did amazing! We came 2nd out of 5 schools (beaten by Christchurch on 102 points to our 96 – but there’s no hard feelings!) All the team did really well, and hopefully we will come first next year!
By Ceinwen, Grace and Eve
Forest School – On Wednesday 3rd June, Puffin class will have an extra forest schools session to make up for a missed session this term. Swift class will then begin their forest schools sessions from Thursday 11th June, until the end of term 6.
Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers – our total so far stands at 19,101 vouchers. Thank you for all your help collecting vouchers. Sainsbury’s have now stopped giving them out, but please keep checking bags and cupboards for any you may still have. It all makes a big difference to our school.
Cafe Yum Yum – we’re looking for volunteers to get involved in the brilliant Cafe Yum Yum at the Strawberry Fair. Past helpers and new faces all welcome – either to help on the day or to donate cakes or savoury salads and quiches etc. We’re also looking for people to operate the tills for an hour each. Sign up sheets for volunteering and food donations will be in reception immediately after half term or you can contact Nicolette, Mandy and Emily directly.
Jumble Jars @ Strawberry Fair
Can you help please? Get rid of all those little toys you’ve got in the bottom of your toy box over half term, by filling a clean jar of any size with small toys, treats and nic-nacs for the Jumble Jars tombola-style stall at the Strawberry Fair. Old jam jars are ideal. (No nuts please).
Some ideas for donations include…
Novelty Rubbers – Small action figures – Lollipops – Sweets – Hair accessories – Small puzzles – Bouncy balls
Themed jars welcome and decorated jars too – but not necessary. All jars welcomed!
If you can help, please fill a jar and leave it in the box in the school reception after half term.
Thank you – FSA
Dates for your Diary
|Monday 1st June||Term 6 begins – pupils return to school|
|Tuesday 2nd||Class photographs|
|Tuesday 9th||Quik cricket competition at Winsley Cricket club|
|Friday 12th||Goldfinch class assembly, 9.15am school hall|
|Friday 12th||Merlin class cake sale|
|Monday 15th-19th||Assessment week|
|Monday 15th||Y4 Rounders festival, St Laurence|
|Saturday 20th||Strawberry Fair|
|Monday 22nd-26th||Health Week|
|Monday 22nd||Y3-6 Athletics competition, St Laurence|
|Monday 22nd||Sports Day – FS2, KS1 & Nurseries 10.30am, KS2 1.30pm|
|Wednesday 24th||Y3/4 Swimming Gala|
|Monday 29th||Y5 Rounders festival|
Would you like to discover some tips on how to choose healthier as a family?
SHINE Wiltshire is a 10 week programme that looks at leading healthy lifestyles in a way that is fun, involving and interactive. It is educational but delivered in a child friendly manner. The programme is specifically designed for children who are above their healthy weight and their parents
The FREE SHINE Wiltshire programmes will start again in September across the county.
For more information, future dates and locations or to book a place please contact the SHINE team.
Make It! Half Term Workshops
Make It! are back in The Vaults (Made in Bradford on Avon) this half term – your chance to create some really cool stuff – personalised projects for you to make – exactly how you want them.
Animate a short film Tuesday 26th May in The Vaults 10am til 1pm – 8 yrs or over – £11 We’ll start by showing you top hints and tips for inventing and modelling your character. Then bring it to life using stop motion animation.
Design a t-shirt Tuesday 26th May in The Vaults 2pm til 5pm – Any age, under 8’s with an adult – £11 Create your own designs to print onto a plain t-shirt. We’ll be using stencilling and masking techniques to turn your t-shirt into a wearable work of art. Please book early to pre-order your t-shirt from a range of colours and sizes (just add £1 for long sleeves).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Claire on 07940497848 for more information and to book your place.