2. Archive Newsletter 26.01.17
JANUARY/FEBRUARY DIARY DATES
This is an extra special edition of our newsletter as we have exclusive photographs of our new build! Members of the news team and various staff members visited the site this week to obtain a sneak preview of the school.
The news team were tasked with reporting on the latest developments and they will be reporting back to the children in forthcoming assemblies and to parents/carers in upcoming newsletters.
The selected photographs on pages 3 and 4 provide an insight into the future SPS and the scale of the project. I visited the site the previous week and was delighted by what I saw. Having been involved in the design of the school from the outset, it was incredibly exciting to see a real building evolve and I am genuinely pleased with the progress to date.
We are hoping to provide further visiting opportunities to the children, staff, governors and representatives of the parent body in the coming terms but will also keep you informed through the newsletter.
For the children to learn and achieve their full potential, it helps if they are stimulated by the subject matter and by the delivery. We try to be as creative as possible and the teachers supplement their excellent class teaching with various trips and visits from theatre companies.
This term Year 3 have recently enjoyed an ‘Ancient Egyptian Day’ and the Year 4 children celebrated the work they had produced about ‘The Romans’ and experienced in a Roman Day last term in a class assembly delivered to Phase 2 children and parents and carers.
The most recent class assembly was today and was delivered by 2B on the subject of the ‘Princess and the White Bear’, a fairy tale which is the current Year 2 topic for the term in Literacy.
The children love showing off and celebrating their work to their parents/carers and the assemblies provide a positive boost to their confidence and self-esteem. I know it may be inconvenient for some parents to attend but if you do get the opportunity, I would urge you support the class.
The ‘A Team’
The ‘A Team ‘(Anti- Bullying Ambassadors) continue to be incredibly proactive and supportive under the guidance of Mrs Wright.
The Year 4 & 5 Ambassadors are attending the regional catch up session on the 9th February and on the next day the school will be participating in ‘Compliments Day’. If you would like to support the event, please feel free to encourage your children to practice in advance at home!
The ‘Kindness Wall’ is progressing at a pace. Children are being recognised for selfless acts and their names written on the corridor wall. I have challenged them to fill the entire corridor before the end of the school year.
Building walls seems to be ‘on trend’ at the moment but the SPS version is designed to be a positive experience that will benefit the whole school.
6th/20th February 2:45 to 3:45pm
6th/20th March 2:45 to 3:45pm
We are unable to take any more second hand uniform, other than PE T-shirts and jumpers with logos.
The school website (www.sevenoaks.kent.sch.uk) will indicate whether we are open or closed as soon as Mr Duffy makes his decision.
This will also be posted on Twitter with immediate effect (@SevenoaksPri).
The same information will also be indicated at www.kentclosures.co.uk. This is then fed to the local radio stations who will announce any closures.
Parents/Carers will not receive an email or text to announce the school’s status.
Staff and News Team Visit the new school
Main Entrance & Office area Outside the Main Hall & Classrooms
Dining Hall Main Hall
Shared Teaching space Outside the classrooms facing the bamboo
News Team inspecting Inside a Classroom
News Team with current school behind Classroom interior
Healthy snacks and lunch boxes
Following discussions in the last Parent Council meeting, please could we ask parents/carers to ensure that their child is bringing in healthy snacks for breaktimes.
Increasing amounts of doughnuts, cakes, crisps, sweets and other items that are not appropriate are being brought in to school.
Following the February half term break, any child bringing in food items which are deemed unsuitable as a snack or in lunch boxes will have them removed by a member of staff for parents to collect from the office.
Please join us in encouraging the pupils to make healthy food choices.