Newsletter 12 – 2017/18 – 20th April 2018

Playground

We are so excited to have our new playground! It makes such a difference to the size of the playground and the children say that it makes them feel free to run and play. Although we made a contribution towards the tarmac costs, the land has been gifted to us and the rest of the costs covered by Hampshire County Council. Mrs Greer will be writing to say thank you, so if you have any feedback about new playground, please speak with a member of staff or email us, so that it can be included in the letter. The climbing wall will be completed in a few weeks, once the parts arrive the old gas cupboard will eventually be removed so that there is a better pathway between the playground and the adventure play space.

Hampshire in the Hall

We are really proud to be sending a small choir of Y5 and Y6 pupils to the Royal Albert Hall on Monday, to take part in ‘My World’, a newly composed piece of music for choirs. We will be singing with choirs from across Hampshire with musicians from Hampshire schools and the Royal Scots Guards, (conducted by Tom and Sam’s dad).

This morning we were joined in our rehearsal by members of the Friends of Winchester group, who have recognised the great work we are doing in music and in enabling our choir to have this opportunity to sing in the Royal Albert Hall. They have kindly offered to fund our travel to rehearsals this Sunday at the Anvil in Basingstoke and for our coach to London.

Knitting club

If your child is in year 5 or year 6 and they are interested in learning how to knit and would like to join a lunchtime knitting club then please see Mrs Attryde for details.

Cook and Eat

Pauline Ansell, our HC3S cook and Kay Boukari will be running six Cook and Eat sessions from Wednesday 9th May in the school kitchen. We will be inviting some children to take part with a parent or carer, but if you would like your child to be considered for a place, do give your child’s name to the office, or email us.

Holiday Forms

Just a reminder that holiday absence from school can only be authorised in exceptional circumstances. This is the same for all schools in England and we have to follow clear guidance which is included with all request forms for holiday leave. For example, birthdays and lower costs in term time are not included as exceptional reasons. Five days of unauthorised leave in ten consecutive weeks may result in a fixed penalty notice.

Work in focus

Our piece of work showing some good learning from this week is from Dylan Simpson in Mazurek and is a dramatic list poem about cars. You can see how we remind children to use capital letters at the start of each line of a list poem, even though full stops may not be needed!

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