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Blenhein Primary School

Sheringham Primary School Newsletter

Friday 22nd March 2019

 

Red Nose Day

Thank you to all the children, parents and staff who contributed to our fundraising effort for Red Nose Day last week - all of your hard work at baking and not-so-hard-work at eating, combined with the sale of the red noses, has resulted in an amazing £637.79 being raised - well done! Now we’re just waiting for The Great British Bake-Off to get in touch… those rainbow muffins were particularly tasty!

After School Clubs and ECaM

Our 6-week block of spring term clubs has now finished. Keep your eyes peeled for the summer clubs leaflet in May!

After-school ECaM music lessons are also finished for the term, and will return after the Easter break from Tuesday 23rd April. Make sure you keep practicing over the holidays!

Year 3 Visit Barleylands!

On Tuesday 19th March, Year 3 visited Barleylands as part of our science topic about living things. We not only saw animals at the farm, we also got to feed them, went for a ride on a tractor, saw some yummy vegetables, herbs and plants growing and even got to make our own pizza with ingredients grown at Barleylands. Oh, what fun we had!

“We saw so many animals, and got to feed them!” Mubarak, 3N

“It was really educational, we learned about healthy eating.” Mikaeel, 3N

“We got to make pizzas...using healthy flour! Then we added the topping and cooked it at the farm.” Yaseen, 3M and Samuel, 3W

A Dickensian Adventure for Year 2

This week, Year 2 visited Charles Dickens’ house in central London. The children saw the desk where Dickens wrote Oliver Twist and got to see what his home would have been like for his family as well as his servants in Victorian London. All the children really enjoyed it and were fantastically behaved throughout a rather long day in central London!

“It was really cool, because we got to touch old stuff like a metal box that said 1812 on it - this is when Charles Dickens was born!”  Martina, 2P

School Website - Family Support

There is a new section on our school website with links to helpful information and support services available in our local community. Why not take a look? Just click on the Parent Information section on the school website. Feel free to talk to a member of the social inclusion team if you would like any further information or support.

   Attendance

Did you know that there is a very significant link between attending school and better learning outcomes? Simply put, children who have higher attendance have higher grades when they leave school. The government therefore have very clear guidance that additional holiday can only be granted in ‘exceptional circumstances’ otherwise schools are expected to apply to the borough for a penalty notice, which is currently a £60 fine per child.  

This term finishes on Friday 5th April and summer term starts on Tuesday 23rd April. It is really important that your child is back on this day so they do not miss the start of term when essential learning takes place. If you do have ‘exceptional circumstances’ to extend your holiday please write to our head teacher Ms Sewell outlining what these circumstances are and we will quickly respond.

Attendance

Well done everyone. Attendance was 96.4% -the highest figure this year! Let’s see if we can keep it going. 

Year group winners: for the second week in a row, it’s Year 4!

Class winners: 1Ma with 100% - well done!