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Junior - Weekly email sent Friday 2nd November 2018

Dear All
 
Welcome back for the second half of the Autumn term.
 
We hope that the Year 3 children enjoyed competing against other schools at the Capture the Flag PE Festival on Tuesday. The children took part with a great attitude and much enthusiasm despite the cold weather.  Sadly one of this week's football matches was postponed but our U11 team managed a 1-0 victory against St Mary's in Beaconsfield on Wednesday. We have had lots of active maths lessons this week and our EcoWarriors have held their first meeting and have been making lots of plans. Our Year 6 House Captains have been selling poppies in school this week and will be doing so again next week if children wish to buy a poppy.

PTA News 
 
Christmas Gift Shop - due to some difficulty in printing forms from Classlist, we have decided to give a little extra time for Christmas gift shop orders, please could final orders be in by the end of the school day on Monday 5th November, please use the links below to access the form on the school website or hard copies are kindly available outside the school office.  There is no Christmas Fair this year so we really hope you will support our new ideas! PTA letters and forms are on the community page of the website or on the PTA page
 
Classlist - please remember if you wish to message an individual that there is a messaging function so that these messages do not go to the whole class -if you respond to a post it is shared to everyone. There is also the option to switch off email notification and then you can dip into Classlist app when you wish to rather than receiving every notification.
 
PTA Vouchers - deadline for orders this month is Tuesday 6th November.
 
Many thanks, The Junior School PTA
 
Parents Evening bookings - the booking system is open until 12 noon on Monday 5th November if you have not yet made an appointment to see your child's teacher please visit https://chalfontstgiles.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ to book your appointment. 
 
Earrings - a quick reminder that earrings should not be worn in school and must be removed each day.
 
Year 3 - save the date announcement -  Year 3 are inviting parents to attend their end of term show - the Dress Rehearsal will be on Monday 10th December between 14.30 and 15:00 and the main show will be on Tuesday 11th December from 17.30 to 18.00. Further details will be sent out next week.
 
Year 4 - this term Year 4 are starting to learn the recorder as part of our Music lessons. We will also be doing Music again in the Spring and Summer terms. We do have class sets of recorders for children to use, however you may prefer to buy your own recorder. If so, the children need a basic C Descant Recorder (also known as a soprano recorder) and these are available from Amazon or other shops. Please let us know if there are any questions. Miss Warner and Miss Balaam.
 
Year 5 - Beech class will be having their ukulele lessons on Mondays for the remainder of this term
 
Monday 5th November 
  • Gymnastics Parkour Ninja Club Club with Burnham Gymnastics in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30

 

Tuesday 6th November 

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Violin lessons with Mrs Priestley in the IT Meeting Room - 09:00 to 10:040 approx 
  • Year 6 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Village Church - friends and family are welcome to join this service - 11:30 to 12:00
  • Drama Club with Mrs Golding in Main Hall - Years 5 and  6 session 12:20 to 12:50 and Years 3 and 4 session 12:50 to 13:20 (Year 3 and 4 drama club members please go for first lunch)
  • Cello lessons with Mrs Tullie in the IT Meeting Room - 14:00 to 15:30 approx
  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45
  • Football match - home game v Our Lady School 15:45 to 16:30

 

Wednesday 7th November

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 12:10 to 15:30  
  • Change4LIfe club in the Main Hall with Catherine Sole 12:30 to 13:00 (invited pupils only) 
  • Year 5 - Swimming lessons for Beech Class (afternoon)
  • Cheerleading Club in Dining Hall/Main Hall with Lizzie Rawlinson - times vary depending on age - 15:45 to 16:45 or 15:00 to 18:00
  • Football Club with Mr Holmes (for Year 5 and 6 only) in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45 

 

Thursday 8th November

  • Year 3, Year 4 & Year 5 - Flu vaccinations provided by School Nurse team - please note that consent is required for your child to receive a flu vaccination in school but the consent deadline has now passed. 
  • Spanish Club with El Club Espanol in Art Room - 12:50 to 13:20 (children in this club to go for first sitting of lunch)
  • Guitar lessons with Mr Norton in the IT Meeting Room - 13:20 to 15:10
  • Pilates Club with Mrs Stephenson in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30 
  • Cookery club - after school club in the Dining Hall run by Smart Raspberry - club finishes at 16:30
  • Homework Club in the IT Suite - Teacher Led (for Invited pupils only) - club finishes at 16:30
  • Parents Evening - Year 3 & Year 4 teachers in Dining Hall & Year 5 & Year 6 teachers in Main Hall - 17:30 to 20:00  - all gates will be open TBC

 

Friday 9th November

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Woodwind lesson with Mrs Wayman in the IT Meeting Room - 12:45 to 13:15

 

Future Dates:

 

Monday 12th November - Parents Evening 15:40 to 18:00
 
Monday 12th November - Children in Need fundraising day - details tbc 
 
Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th November - Book fair in school (before school and lunch time sales) - look out for leaflets with special offers and pre-ordering information
 
Friday 16th November - PTA Children's Disco 18:00 to 19:30
 
Tuesday 27th November - Year 5 PE Festival 09:00 to 12:00
 
Friday 7th December - PTA Pop Up Shop for children to buy Christmas presents during the afternoon (deadline for orders is now Monday 5th November)
 
The SchoolApp gives you a snapshot of diary dates and news items - details on the website here

 

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

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