Newsletter 26.1.17

26th January 2017 Newsletter 19

VALUE OF THE MONTH – Empathy

A VALUE IS A PRINCIPLE THAT GUIDES OUR THINKING AND BEHAVIOUR

Dear Parent/Carer

Another fantastic week at Park Lane saw our children attending premiership football matches, learning how to be tour guides in Stratford-upon-Avon – no wonder our attendance figures are rising – there are so many things you miss if you’re not in school! Year 6 won the attendance prize last week and the whole class including Mr Stonehouse and Mrs Quick enjoyed a McDonalds treat brought directly to their classroom!

Well done to Shaun Worwood whose name was drawn to win the £10 Asda prize for 100% attendance last week .

Thank you so much for encouraging your children in to school and on time. Remember we are running our attendance drive until the end of term and there are lots of prizes for children to win. There is fierce competition between Miss Terry’s class and Mrs Lamb’s class for this week’s prize.

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT I am delighted to announce details of our fantastic attendance competition. Each week until half term there will be competition for the best class and individual attendance.

1. Every Friday the class with the best attendance will win a McDonalds meal that will be delivered to them that afternoon as a treat before they go home! (If there is more than one class it will be decided on the class with the best punctuality)

2. The names of all children that have had 99% or above attendance that week will be put into a hat and a winner drawn out – the prize will be a £10 Asda voucher.

3. Finally at the end of this half-term – the names of all children that have had 99% or above attendance will be put into a hat for a chance to win a voucher of their choice to the value of 3rd prize = £10 2nd prize = £25 and 1st prize = £50

As you know attendance at school is hugely important to enable your child to achieve and take part fully in all our school has to offer. Could I also ask that you ensure your children get to school on time – there is an increasing number of children arriving late for school. Being late can often unsettle your children as the lessons quite often have started and they start the day feeling rushed and behind.

WIDE HORIZONS Once again our children have had the opportunity to experience a range of events including the trip to watch Stoke v Manchester United which was in the words of one of our children ‘simply awesome!” Our children were flag bearers right by the players tunnel which meant they were within touching distance of some of the world’s top footballers – however the most excited person there was Mr Harding who brushed shoulders with Jose Mourinho The children watched history being made by Wayne Rooney as he scored his 250th goal for his team. The atmosphere was amazing as was the behaviour of our children – a real once in a lifetime opportunity.

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WIDE HORIZONS Year 6 visited Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday as they began their training to be tour guides – yes, that’s right – our year six children will be showing visitors around Shakespeare’s birthplace. Our whole upper school will also share the experience – if you have time next Wednesday, pop into Stratford and say hello!

The children enjoyed their recent visit from the animal charity PDSA. They are a very important charity in the animal community and help over 470,000 pets in need each year. Reception and ks1 children learned about how to interact with animals safely and ks2 children learned about the needs of pets and how to take good care of a pet. As usual all the children behaved beautifully during PDSA’s visit and made them feel very welcome. We would also like to thank all parents who supported PDSA, by sending in a small donation. This gave children the opportunity to buy some pet themed goodies and support a good cause. The comments from Kaya Hawrylalk the Community and Education Veterinary Nurse were fabulous: Thank you so much for inviting me into your lovely school last week and making me feel so welcome. It was such a pleasure to give the workshops to your pupils. I was very impressed by their massive enthusiasm and beautiful behaviour. I really hope the children found the talk interesting and beneficial and enjoyed it as much as I did visiting.

Overall the children’s visit from PDSA was just purrfect!