Copdock Weekly Update 07/06/19

Newsletter – 7th June 2019

THIS WEEK:

Kate Greenaway:  On Wednesday, year 6 pupils went to East Bergholt High for a Kate Greenaway event along with many other primary schools.  They worked as a team preparing and delivering a 5-minute presentation, and playing several mini games.  They now have to wait until 17th June to find out who the overall winners were.

Coffee & Chat:  Thank you to those parents who came in for our coffee and chat this afternoon to hear about our curriculum and to share their views.  We hope you found it to be as useful a forum as we did.

Shared Learning:  It is always lovely to see so many families coming in to give the children an opportunity to share their learning with their grown ups. 

Class

Words

Reception

First

Early

 

Squirrels & Y1

Prescription

Dose

Toxic

Woodpeckers

Peacemaker

Reconciliation

Forgiveness

Foxes

Allocate

Hypothesis

Contrast

NEXT WEEK:

Year 1 Phonics Screening:  Just a heads up for parents to let you know that the year 1 children will be doing their national phonics screening during next week.

ASC KS2 Football:  The after school club starts on Monday – there are still places available if you would like to join in – Monday is a free session so why not come along and try before you buy!

Quadkids:  For those children attending QuadKids next Wednesday, please ensure you bring trainers, plenty of water and snack.  Also bring a hat & suncream or waterproof depending on the forecast!  Pupils will be transported to the event after lunch.  Parents are welcome to come along to support the event but please remember to use the entrance via Tuddenham Road & ensure you sign your child out with the teacher before you leave.  If you haven’t already replied, please do so on Monday.

Guitar Lessons:  Guitar lessons start again next week for those who have already signed up.  There will be 4 lessons this half term – dates have already been confirmed to those participating.

PTA Dress Down:  Next Friday is a dress down day organised by the PTA – in exchange for wearing non-uniform, please bring in a bottle for the blind bottle stall or a prize for the tombola – these will feature in our PTA Summer Fayre in July.

New Starters:  We are really excited to welcome our new starters next Friday who begin their induction process with us.

Reception Shared Learning:  From 2:15pm next Friday, parents of reception children are invited in to share the learning that the children have been doing recently.  It is a great opportunity for the children to reveal how they are developing.

Year 4 Sleepover:  Please refer to the letter on the website for the items that pupils need to bring to school on Friday morning.  Year 4 will be transported to Bentley by minibus at the end of the day to start the fun.  Don’t forget a prompt pickup at 10am on the Saturday is requested.  Hopefully we’ll hear all about it in the newsletter the following week.

OTHER ITEMS:

  • Unfortunately, despite the reminders in previous newsletters, we have had a complaint from one of our neighbours regarding parking at pickup times.  As always, we politely request that you park considerately and within the guidelines of the Highway Code.  It is important to avoid blocking people’s driveways, double-parking and stopping too close to junctions, this makes it both difficult and dangerous for other road users.  Please also avoid blocked dropped curbs where prams and wheelchairs may need to cross.  We ask for your co-operation and support in this matter and will be spot-checking over the next few weeks.
  • Just to update you on staffing for this half term.  Whilst Mrs North is on maternity leave, Miss Cross will be working with Foxes class on Thursdays and Fridays until the summer holidays.  Mr Collins will be covering Squirrels class during this period.
  • Thank you to the 27 people who have already responded to the Communication Survey prior to this afternoon’s shared learning session.  Comments provided so far will support next step discussions and have been really useful.  The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is Monday 10th June so please take a look over the weekend if you haven’t already done so, the link is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YXBRND3
  • You may recall, some time ago, we invited you to send it £1 per pack of seeds to help us create a ‘Ribbon of Poppies’ as part of a UK and commonwealth scheme to “teach your children to remember, lest we forget”.  We will create the ribbon over the mound on the field, in an area where the children have really enjoyed creating bug hotels.  This is a final appeal for donations as the seeds will be ordered over the next week or so.
     

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS

10/06

3:15-4:15pm

KS2 ASC – Football

12/06

 

U11 Quadkids

13/06

12:30pm

Guitar

13/06

 

Online Safety Workshop

14/06

 

PTA Dress Down for Summer Fayre

14/06

9-11:30am

New Starters Induction

14/06

2:15pm

Reception Parents Shared Learning

14/06

 

Year 4 Sleepover

17/06

 

Foxes WCET Festival – Jerwood Dance House

17/06

3:15-4:15pm

KS2 ASC – Football

18/06

 

Foxes Kwik Cricket – St Jo’s

18/06

 

Great Science Share – Suffolk University

19/06

12:30pm

Foxes Crucial Crew – The Mix

19/06

 

Reception/Year 1 Dentist

20/06

 

Foxes Forest Schools Day

20/06

12:30pm

Guitar

21/06

9-11:30am

New Starters Induction

21/06

 

Foxes Swimming

       

For further term dates please check the website…

http://www.bentleycopdock.co.uk/

For PTA information please see their Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/CopdockPTA/

 

Copdock Primary School

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Ipswich, Suffolk

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Ipswich, Suffolk

IP9 2BT

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Bentley is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School and has close links with the local church of St Mary's. As a church school we seek to encourage the spiritual, social, moral and cultural development of the school family by embedding Christian values into the ethos of every day school life.