PTFA

On Wednesday we had our first PTFA meeting of the academic year. We have already planned a range of fund raising ideas to purchase resources for our children. Remember: every penny raised goes straight back to the children. Over the last year, you have helped fund the canopy over Acorn Class; update the Wi-Fi system so the children can access the internet much faster; visits to Wild Zoological Park; the new garden outside the mobile classroom as well as the pantomime visit to school in October.

We want to continue to improve our outside area and so are holding an open day on Sunday 6th October to invite parents, grandparents and friends along to come and help spruce up different parts of the school. If you are able to offer any time at all, we would be extremely grateful.

Jenny and Nick Wright have been busy over the summer holidays caring for the saplings on the orchard. Jenny has further plans to make this area a wonderful place for the children to learn about nature and the environment. Please encourage your children to take part in the competition to name the different parts of the orchard as shown in the summer edition of the PTFA magazine.

Can I also remind you about the PTFA contributions letter that went out last week. For just £12 a year (£20 if you have more than one child) you could help our school provide children with the very best resources and experiences that without your support, we would not be able to give them. If you could make this one-off payment on Parent Pay, we would be extremely grateful.
French Club

There are still places for children to join French Club with Miss Herman-Smith every Monday. The children have great fun and it’s a wonderful opportunity for them to learn a foreign language. It will certainly help them in later life as proven by an ex-student of All Saints’ who got a 8 in her French GCSE in the summer. If you are interested in your child attending French Club, please contact the school office for further information. Please note: it’s open to all ages and Miss Herman-Smith can accommodate pupils on different days if a Monday doesn’t suit.

PE

Please ensure your child has their hair tied back and earrings are removed (if they are unable to remove them themselves) on PE days. Children should not be coming into school wearing any jewellery other than stud earrings and a watch. (No rings, bracelets or necklaces please.) Children should also not be wearing nail varnish at school.

School & Worship Councils

Our new councillors were voted in by their classmates and we held our first school and worship council meetings this week.Our councillors this year are:School: Niall, Marisa, Finley, Freya, Sonny, Ella, Max, Millie, Ivy & Sienna.Worship: Louis, Lyla, Reuben, Indi-Rose, Charlie, Gabriella, Oakley, Daisy, George & Esme.

One of the first duties for school council was to design their own school menu. They asked their peers to come up with a meat dish, vegetarian dish and a pudding for Mrs Arnold to make on Thursday 3rd October. Councillors then voted for the winning menu:

Sausage & Mash / Cheese & Tomato Pizza / Brownie & Ice-cream

We are now collecting Aldi stickers. Please bring them into school and help us complete the chart. Thank you.

Next week, we have our phonics workshop for Chestnut and beech parents, our Coalport meeting for Y3 parents and our book fairs on Tuesday (N-Y2) and Thursday (Y3-6) Don’t forget our Macmillan coffee morning next Friday. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Wishing you a warm and sunny weekend.

Jane Woodall