Abbey Gates
Primary School

Newsletter - 4th September 2019

Posted on 4th September 2019

WELCOME…

To a new school year - and what a GREAT year it promises to be!

We are thrilled to welcome our new children in to Foundation 1 and our new team member; Miss Beth Moss in Y1 and welcome back Mrs Flick Hatton in Y6

SPORTING SUPPORT

Please support our runners in the mini marathon this year through sponsorship - look out for updates from Helen Hegarty. (Thanks Helen and Natalie Thomson)

LEARNING TOGETHER

You will shortly receive a letter from the teachers giving details of events, timetables, topics and how you can help support your child’s learning.

This term, as usual, we will have a whole school focus on basic skills – you can support by working with children on reading, spelling and x tables. Don’t forget that telling the time, tying shoe-laces and using a knife and fork are skills for life too!

SUMMER TERM SUPERSTARS

We are proud of:

F2- Emily L

Y1- Connie H

Y2- Josh M

Y3- Evan S

Y4- Libby C

Y5- Diego I

Y6- Nathan F

DIARY DATES

Do note the dates for your diary (to be sent separately) and we hope to see you in school soon - check out the date for the PTA AGM Friday 6 September 2pm - a great way to get involved and support the school! We need you!

HERE ARE SOME USEFUL REMINDERS TO ENSURE HAPPY DAYS FOR US ALL:

JEWELLERY

A reminder that children should not wear jewellery at school, watches though are to be encouraged.  Small earrings may be worn, although NOT in PE

It is preferable that earrings are not worn at all on days when there is PE - if they are, they should be removed by the child. It is NOT acceptable for

plasters to be used to cover the earrings. If the piercing is recent and earrings cannot be removed,

then unfortunately it may be some weeks before children can take an active part in PE

HEALTHY SNACKS

Please ensure your child has water every day in a named container - also snacks should not include chocolate or crisps – there are so many great alternatives!

MEDICINES IN SCHOOL

If your child requires medication, permission forms must be signed and handed in to the school office so agreement to administer (in certain circumstances) can be reached. As a rule medicines should be administered at home before/after school as necessary

CHILD SAFETY AND SECURITY

School starts at 8.50 am but we ask children to arrive from 8.40 am when a member of staff is on duty. Children should not be on site before 8.40 am unless attending the breakfast club.

Do please let your child’s teacher know who will be collecting them from school. If there is a change to the routine it is important that we are made aware.

If your child walks home alone (years 5/6) then also do please let us know.

We have a number of play areas and equipment around the school - please ensure your children use this safely and appropriately before and after school and only if you are supervising them. Children should not use the mud kitchen in the FS area before or after school and only FS children should use the FS play equipment. Please leave the school site promptly.

DOGS

Unfortunately our hairy friends must wait at the gates of the school unless carried- no dogs (apart from support dogs) are allowed on any school premises.

MOBILE PHONES/SMART WATCHES/FITBITS

These should NOT be in school. Phones should be left in the school office if they are required for children walking to/from school.

Phew - all of the above “Do’s and Don’ts” ensure safe and happy children.

Kate Cumberpatch

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Upcoming dates

  • Nov 19 - Y5 Visit to the National Mining Museum
  • Nov 21 - Sponsored Bounce
  • Nov 29 - Bake Off Competition and Coffee Morning
  • Dec 6 - Y4 Family Assembly
  • Dec 9 - FS/KS1 Dress Rehearsal
  • Dec 10 - Panto!
  • Dec 10 - FS/KS1 Performance AM
  • Dec 11 - FS/KS1 Performance PM
  • Dec 12 - KS2 Carols 2pm and 6pm at St Peter’s
  • Dec 19 - PTA Christmas Disco
  • Dec 19 - Christmas Dinner and Party
  • Dec 20 - Last Day of Term!
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