Mid June Newsletter Article 5

Your family has the responsibility to help you learn and exercise your rights, and to ensure that your rights are protected.

Recent events and activities in school

Thank you and well done to all children and parents who took part in the Healthy Bake-Off! All of the entries looked delicious and healthy! Kim had a difficult decision choosing the winners.

The winners are:

Kelsie L ~ Watermelon Fruit Frog

Jessica B ~ Berry Oat Muffins

Grace B ~ Lemon yoghurt pound cake

Congratulations! Some aspiring chefs for the future!

Gabriella F, Year 3/4 said "I enjoyed taking part and it gave me inspiration looking at what other people had made."

Isabelle G, Year 3/4 said "Participating was fun and I'm eager to find out who the winner is!"

Miley R, Year 3/4 said "Taking part in the Bake-Off was fun and I am excited to find out who the winners are!"

Thank goodness for the sunshine! All children took part in the sponsored 'Mere Mile' and completed their 6 laps. Well done!

Please collect sponsor money ASAP and return to school. Many thanks for your support with this exciting project.

Heather P, Year R said "I have raised money for the outdoor gym and it was good fun! I thought it was going to be hard, but I did it!"

Mason S, Year 5/6 said "It was tricky, but I got there in end! It was a good idea to raise money for the school gym so that children can exercise. I am excited about seeing the new outdoor gym!"

Riley F, Year 5/6 said " It was lots of fun and a great way to exercise!"

Please see the raffle winners in the photograph!

Sports Day 2018

What a shame that the great British weather let us down! We will not reschedule the event for Parents as we appreciate that it is difficult, for some parents' to take time off. However, we will re-run the sports events, with the children when the weather is dry! We apologise for any inconvenience.

Swimming Year 3

Don't forget that Year 3 will be swimming every afternoon from Monday 11th June until Friday 22nd June. Please remember to send their 'kit' in on a daily basis. It is government requirement that children should be able to swim at least 25m by the time they leave Primary school. Therefore any KS2 children who have not reached that target will be asked to take part in a 'catch up' week. Parents will be notified of this.

School Meals

We are pleased to inform you that Dudley Catering, Cleaning and Caretaking Services have recommended a school meal price freeze for 2018/19.

As you are aware, there has been an annual price increase over recent years, however, to remain competitive and affordable to Dudley parents they have decided that they will not be recommending a price increase this year.

Therefore, the price of a primary school meal will remain at £2.30 in September 2018, which is extremely good value.

Forthcoming Events

• W/B Monday 11th June - Yr 3 Swim

• W/B Monday 11th June - Yr 1 Phonics screen check begins

• Thursday 28th June Reception - Trip Ezone

• Thursday 28th June - Last payment for Year 6 Condover Trip

• Friday 29th June - Summerhill Choir Performance 2.15pm Townsend Place - more details to follow

• Friday 29th June - Reports out to Parents Rec - Year 6

• Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th - Transition Days (Yr 6 at new schools)

• Thursday 5th July - Parents Evening - 3.15pm - 4.00pm

• Monday 9th July - Yr 2 trip Ezone

• Wednesday 18th July - Yr 6 Leavers Assembly

• Thursday 19th July - Yr 6 Leavers Treat - Woodfield House

• Friday 20th July - Break for Summer at 3.15pm

Are you entitlement to 30 hours free child care for your 3 or 4 year old child?

You may be aware that the government is extending the amount of free childcare available from September 2018. We are now planning places for the new academic year and would like to be able to offer a limited number of these 30 hour free childcare places to families who may be eligible.

The website is interactive and explains the criteria for eligibility in detail, as well as the benefits of the scheme. Also, please click on the attached criteria leaflet from the DFE - to see how the scheme works.

If you need any further information about eligibility then please see the government website.

Regards

Mrs N Miller

Headteacher

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