Dear Parents and Carers,
I can hardly believe we have only been back in school for a week since half term, such is the amount of activity experienced in school over the past five days!
Drop off and collection
Many thanks to all parents for trialling the new drop off and collection arrangements.
The only concern I have with the new arrangements are cars turning in the field entrance by the playground gate when children are coming in and out of the playground gate. I would ask parents respectfully to refrain from turning or parking in this area during drop off and collection time.
At the start of the week a special assembly was held on Monday morning to reiterate expectations linked to behaviour and our restorative questions and ladder aimed to encourage children to feel valued and listened to, consider how their behaviour effects others, learn how to resolve disagreements, as well as identify ways of putting things right when harm is caused. Rules and expectations in and around school were made clear, along with consequences for poor choices being made. We also discussed how pupils are rewarded in school and how positive behaviour is promoted along with roles of responsibilities in school which children can take on.
I look forward to sharing and explaining our new behaviour policy with parents on Tuesday 7th March at 2.55pm.
The next PTFA meeting will be on Monday 27th February at 14.45 in the library. Minutes of the meeting will be disseminated as soon as possible to one and all after the meeting.
Just a reminder that our next parent forum will be held on Tuesday 28th February at 14.50.
Year 6 London Trip
It was a truly unbelievable sight – a car flew! Not only that, it rotated a full 360 degrees and seemed to fly right before us! How did this work? Year 6 pupils from Stower Provost, along with four other local schools – around 100 children in total – went to London on Wednesday. Pupils had the opportunity to explore the City of London and enjoyed an evening performance of Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre. It was a fantastic show and wowed us all.
During our tour around London, we passed Buckingham Palace, walked up The Mall, saw Horse Guards Parade and Downing Street along with other sites such as the Elizabeth Tower and the Houses of Parliament.
It was a great day and the children displayed exemplary behaviour as usual. Many thanks must go to the adults who accompanied the children – Mrs Stone, and to all the parents who waited patiently in the chilly car park in the small hours of the morning! Well done, too, to Thomas and Thomas for coming back to school so full of energy – is it something in the name?!
After School Club Opportunity!
We have an amazing opportunity for one or two individuals to join our staff team, running our After School Club. Hours of work would be 3.20 – 4.45 daily, renumerated both in terms of job satisfaction and financially! We are looking for that special someone to start during the second week in March.
While speaking about After School Club and Breakfast Club, I would politely request all parents to book their sessions online, as this helps our planning and associated numbers. Mrs Pike has recently noticed she is inputting bookings post attendance, so your support with pre-booking online would be much appreciated.
This week, Oak class have been looking at Central America and South America. While they worked, they sampled some Mexican and Argentinian music. In maths, they continued their work on percentages, and Year 5 looked ahead to practise some of the main facts about percentages ready for next year! Next week children will be comparing and contrasting the physical and human geography of the local area and Mexico City.
The class have also decided to have a dress up as a resident of present-day Canada, USA, Central America or a country in South America. We hope to make and try some foods as well as learning some Brazilian and Mexican language in the coming weeks!
Chestnut Class started their new text in English, The River Singers. They will be finding out what a family of water voles get up to.
In Maths, the children finished off their learning linked to perimeter and have started learning about fractions.
It was super to see the children recalling their previous knowledge about the parts of a plant this week during their science lesson. Next week the class will be setting up a variety of plant investigations.
This week Beech class have enjoyed starting their new topic entitled ‘Royal Party Time’ and they have started to think about the role of a Monarch and the qualities needed to be a good Monarch! During their RE lesson this week, the class began to think about the seasons and reflect on how nature seems to die in the winter and returns to life in the Spring. This mirrored their work in Art where children have been studying the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his paintings of the seasons using fruits, vegetables and other natural objects. The class will start to link their learning to the Easter story over the next few lessons.
The children have started their journey into the wonderful world of plants. The children have planted their seeds for the garden, we will be watching a lovely selection of sunflowers, peas, Sweet Williams, carrots, sweet peas and tomatoes grow. The children have created their own individual Andy Goldsworthy inspired art, and next week will be creating a whole class piece.
Diary dates for the forthcoming week and beyond
|27th Feb||14.45||PTFA Meeting in the library|
|28th Feb||14.50||Parent Forum in the library|
|2nd Mar||World Book Day – dress up as a character from a book.|
|7th Mar||14.55||Behaviour Policy Parent Meeting in the hall|
|16th Mar||–||Science activity week in school – a variety of activities to run throughout the week in each class.|
|27th Mar||All day||Wessex Water visitor in school working with classes throughout the day|
|Parent Meetings 5 – 7pm|
|28th Mar||Parent Meetings 3.30 – 5.50pm|
|31st Mar||15.20||End of Term|
|21st July||INSET DAY|