· Egg rolling & decorating competition
· Braeside Residential for Y4
· Litter picking for Eco-schools 3.30pm-4.30pm
· Braeside residential for Y4
· Dinner choice slips for week beginning 13th April due today
· Braeside residential for Y4- please collect your child after the trip at 2pm
· Falcon class assembly, 9.15am School hall
· Additional Gym club practice 4pm-5pm
· Goldfinch class cake sale
West Wilts Tag Rugby Festival
On Tuesday 17th March, 11 children from Yr4 – 6 took part in the annual West Wilts Tag Rugby Festival at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club. 24 teams took part in the first round which consisted of round robin matches with 6 other teams. At the end of the first round of matches we WON our pool and went through to the quarter finals. We were amazing! And very proud of ourselves so far, but the best was still to come…
We WON our quarter final 6-5
We WON our semi-final 4-2
And in the final WE WERE SUPER DUPER AMAZING & WON AGAIN!
We are therefore the TAG RUGBY CHAMPIONS of WEST WILTS 2015.
Many, many congratulations to the children who took part. They surpassed all expectations and now we need to focus on the County Finals at the end of May.
Retail Therapy Night total £401.11 !
Well done again to Hazel, Antonia, Jenny, Charlotte, Justine and all our helpers.
And a huge thank you to ‘The Paper Bag Company’ for donating all the lovely gift bags.
Comic Relief Totals
We made a comic total of £412.37 ! this included £11.86 from the sponsored silence by Yr6, the ever popular ‘Alexi’s Comic’ raised £27.30, Carys P-R raised £17.00 from her sponsored silence and we sold £120 of funny red noses.
Thank you to everyone!
Mrs Saunders is looking for volunteers to help label library books in preparation for our grand opening on Friday 17th April. Please let the office know if you can help.
Litter-picking for Eco-Schools
Thanks so much to last week’s enthusiastic eco-volunteers: Chloe, Ben, Anna, Florie, Martha, Ruby, Dylan, Tillie and grown- ups too. We cleared a good bit of the top field and copse.
If you’d like to help this week then please meet by the bicycle shed at 3.30 after school today (Thurs 19th March).
The plan is to tackle the footpath and woods by the footpath for half an hour. Thank you.
All children must be supervised by a parent/ carer.
FSA Bag packing at Sainsbury’s, Saturday 18th April
Please sign up in the school office for Sainsbury’s bag packing taking place on Saturday 18 April, 2-5pm. We’d be really grateful if you and your child(ren) could volunteer for an hour – this is a really good opportunity to help fundraise for the FSA and to raise the profile of the school in the local community. It doesn’t matter if the children are little or big as long as they are keen.
The FSA will be looking to make significant investments in the play area and equipment outside The Nest in the next academic year and have been carrying out new fundraising initiatives to counter the loss of income from the fireworks this year. If you can spare some free time for this please sign up!
Thanks very much from the FSA.
FSA Race Night Friday 24th April
Watch out for all the information coming after half term about this ‘racey’ evening event!
Just a reminder that Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers run until 5th May. We have collected approx. 5000 so far! Please keep filling up the collection box in school reception. Thank you.
NEW Incredible Years course for parents starting after Easter holidays. This will be an evening course divided into 2 terms. Term 5 – Maximising the benefits of children’s play, increasing self-esteem and confidence, enhancing social skills and managing emotions.
Term 6 – Exploring children’s behaviour – covering a range of ideas and strategies for increasing cooperation and enhancing children’s problem solving skills. (Term 5 must be attended first).
Sessions run as a small group exploring different ideas together, and will run one evening a week, 6 – 8pm, and include refreshments. For more information and/or to sign up please email the Family School Link Worker, Debbie on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 07783823011.
Dates for your Diary
|Wednesday 25th – 27th March||Braeside Yr4 Residential|
|Thursday 26th||Litter picking for Eco-schools, 3.30pm – 4.30pm|
|Friday 27th||Falcon Class Assembly, 9.15am|
|Friday 27th||Goldfinch Class Cake Sale|
|Friday 27th||End of Term, 3.20pm|
|Monday 13th April||Term 5 begins – pupils return to school|
|Saturday 18th||Bag Packing at Sainsbury’s|
|Friday 24th||FSA Race Night|
|Tuesday 28th||Yr3/4 Production, 2pm & 6.30pm performances|
|Friday 1st May||Puffin Class Cake Sale|
|Monday 4th||Bank holiday – School closed|
|Friday 8th||Blackbird Class Assembly, 9.15am|
|Monday 11th – 15th||Yr6 SATS week|
|Friday 15th||Big Odd Ride|
|Friday 15th||Red Kite Class Cake Sale|
|Friday 15th||Cluster Swimming Gala|
|Monday 18th-22nd||Fairtrade/Business Enterprise Week|
|Monday 18th||Quad Kids. All day event at Bath University|
|Wed 20th||Cluster Swimming Gala, 9am – 11am at Bradford Pool|
|Thursday 21st||Tag Rugby County Finals. All day event at Royal Wootton Bassett|
|Friday 22nd||End of Term, 3.20pm|
|Monday 6th June||Term 6 begins- pupils return to school|
|Tuesday 2nd||Class photographs|
|Friday 12th||Goldfinch class assembly, 9.15am school hall|
|Friday 12th||Merlin class cake sale|
|Sat 20th June||Strawberry Fair|
New Girls Junior Netball Programme (8 – 11 years old)
Charlie Potter (level 2 accredited netball coach) and mum to Jessica and Sophia will be starting up a junior netball programme for girls aged 8 – 11 years at St. Laurence School in September. These sessions will look to develop the child’s fundamental netball skills and focus on the principles of attacking, defending and shooting through a range of drills, mini matches and practises.