10th November 2017
On Thursday, we had a visit from a Local authority team who reviewed the progress we, as a school, have made since our Ofsted inspection in December 2016. They visited classrooms to see our learning environments, observed teaching, looked at pupils’ books and spoke with the children about their learning – as we do regularly as part of our own monitoring. We are delighted to let you know that they were very pleased with what they saw and heard. They confirmed our own judgements – that the areas for development are improving rapidly. The hard work that the pupils, staff and you are doing is reaping rewards, as we knew it would. Thank you for your support and loyalty. It is much appreciated and we need to be incredibly proud of what is being achieved.
Christmas Fayre – Friday 1st December 3:30pm – 6pm
The Christmas Fayre is only 3 weeks away! A letter will follow next week with more details on what you can do to help and the items for the children to bring in. Many thanks
Sporting News -We have set up a Mead Vale Sport Twitter account. The account will provide regular updates about sport at Mead Vale, both within school and for external competitions. If you would like to follow the account to keep up to date with what is happening with sport at our school, please search for Mead Vale Sport or @meadvalesport and I will accept your requests as quickly as I can! A letter has been sent home today with further information about the twitter account. Please feel free to drop in and ask me any questions! Mr. Watkins (P.E. Leader)
‘Raise the Roof’– Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a fabulous morning’s singing yesterday at the Raise the Roof festival held at Milton Park Primary. The children walked sensibly and sang beautifully. We would love to invite you in to hear them sing a few of the songs on Tuesday 21st November at 3pm in the school hall. I’d also like to say thank you to those parents who were able to accompany us.
Children in Need ‘Mufti Day’ –Children are welcome to wear their own clothes to school on Friday 17thNovember for a donation to children in need. Please may we ask that the children wear sensible clothing for the weather and sensible shoes for outside play. Thank you.
Flu Jabs for Years Reception, 1, 2 3 and 4. These are next Friday 17th November. Please let the School Nursing Team know if:
· your child is wheezy on the day of vaccination or has been wheezy in the three days prior to our visit or
· if your child is asthmatic and has had to increase his/her asthma medication since you returned the consent form or
· if there have been any other changes to your child’s health since you returned the consent form.
The School Nursing Team can be contactedon 01934 419339
ParentPay – I have been assured that all technical issues with ParentPay have been resolved; therefore please may I ask you to clear any outstanding balances over the weekend. Please Note: To pay in advance you need to pay money into your ParentPay account and then allocate it to dinners/breakfast club or after school club as appropriate.
Music Tuition – A few children have expressed an interest in having guitar lessons. In order for a new beginner group to start we will need four children to join; please contact the school office by 13thNovember if you would like to put your child’s name down to start guitar from January. Lessons are paid in ten week blocks at a cost of approximately £45.00.
Sports 2 School Clubs will not run on the following dates:
Monday 13th November – due to staff training
Thursday 16th November - due to staff training
Friday 1st December – due to the Christmas Fayre
Top Table - This week Daniel, Ester, Oliver R, Sofia, Chloe and Cole (from Wagtail class) have been chosen by the lunchtime supervisors to join the ‘Top Table’ for having super behaviour, good manners and using their cutlery well (if they have hot dinners). Well done everyone!
Time to start school - If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 you need to apply for a Reception Year place for September 2018. The closing date for these applications is 15th January 2018. For more information or to apply online please visit www.nsomerset.gov.uk/admissions
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Friday 17th November – Children in Need ‘Mufti Day’
Friday 17th November – Flu jabs for Years R – 4
Tuesday 21st November at 3pm– Raise the Roof singing for Year 3/4 parents
Friday 1st December 3:30 – 6pm - Christmas Fayre
Tuesday 5th December at 9:15am– KS1 Christmas Production
Wednesday 6th December at 9:15am– KS1 Christmas Production
Friday 8th December at 9:30am– Reception Stage Christmas Production
Tuesday 12th December– Christmas lunch
Wednesday 13th December– Year 3/4 Christmas party
Thursday 14th December– KS1 Christmas party
Friday 15th December– Year 5/6 Christmas party
Tuesday 19th December– End of term (no after school club)
Please can I remind you that if there is any issue that you would like to discuss, please do phone or call in!
Jason M Nicolaides
10 November 2017