On behalf of the Staff and Governors I would like to welcome all the pupils back for the summer term. We have some wonderful events planned this term for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics which I am sure the children will enjoy.
DIARY DATES FOR SUMMER TERM
We have produced a separate leaflet with Diary Dates for the rest of this school year. It includes all the assemblies, share sessions, sporting events, Friends events and share sessions for the term. Please also note the section on club start dates and the 2012/2013 calendar.
Now the summer term has started I wanted to remind you about our Sun Protection policy. The sun’s rays are particularly strong in the summer and they can damage children’s skin, which can sadly lead to skin cancer in later life.
Your child’s health and well-being are very important to us, which is why we:
* spend time learning about the importance of sun protection;
* encourage pupils to wear hats when outside and to use sunscreen;
* encourage pupils to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
More details of these and other sun protection plans can be found in our Sun Protection policy. Of course, your support is very important if we are to make this work.
You can help by:
* talking to your child about the importance of sun protection at home;
* applying a minimum factor 15 sunscreen to your child’s face, neck, arms and legs
(if exposed) before they leave home, in order to safeguard them through the day;
* always sending your child to school in a hat (preferably with a wide brim);
* ensuring your child brings in a water bottle (with a sports cap).
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However… as the British weather is so unpredictable can we please ask that children bring a waterproof coat with them as we still like them to go out at break and lunch times even if the weather is a little wet.
MONEY IN SCHOOL
Please note that all money coming into school should be in a sealed envelope, clearly labelled with your child’s name, class, reason for payment and amount. All money should be handed to the class teacher, and dinner money for the week must be handed in on a Monday, thank you.
Cheques must also state your child’s name & class on the reverse please.
The sold-out discos at the end of last term were a great success and raised £499.75
The Friends would like to thank all the parents who helped on the night.
END OF LAST TERM CAKE STALL
The Friends are really pleased to let parents know that they raised £137.40, thank you to all who supported this event ~ baking or buying!
BUILDING WORK CONTINUES
Unfortunately, the repair work to the front reception roof has entailed more work than anticipated and it is likely that this entrance will be unusable until half term.
NO SCOOTERS ON PLAYGROUND
Please can we ask that parents do not allow their children to ride scooters on the playground before and after school as there have been a few close accidents recently.
CROSS COUNTRY RESULT
A number of our Y6 & Y5 pupils took part in the inter-schools Cross Country at the end of last term. We are pleased to announce that Jake Seaber won the gold medal for the boys, Grace Berry gained silver and Zoe Hardy gained bronze for the girls, followed in fourth place by Ellie Pitcher. Well done to everyone who took part.
NEW MIDDAY SUPERVISORS
We are pleased to announce that we have 4 new midday supervisors who will join our team. They are Mrs Mayhew, Mrs Freeman, Miss Martin & Mrs Mean-Roberts. We would like to welcome them to the school staff.
WORLINGWORTH CRICKET SIGNING ON DAY
On Sunday 29th April at 10.30am interested pupils (8-11 years) can sign on at Bedfield Little Green for a summer of coaching and games, coaching takes place on Saturday mornings.