CARTMEL CE PRIMARY SCHOOL
October 8th 2012
Open Evening Thank you to all the families who came to the Open Evening. A special thank-you to Lisa and Fiona for organising and providing the refreshments and to Class 3 for entertaining us with their power-point and Indian Dancing! We will be holding Parent Evenings after half term to discuss progress and provide opportunities for you to look at your child’s books.
Individual Photographs Thank –you for ensuring the children looked so smart in their uniforms on Friday for the photographs. The photographer commented on how well behaved and well-mannered our children were, which is always lovely to hear.
Ofsted Inspection We may be subject to an Ofsted inspection at any time this academic year. Under the new framework we only receive the phone call on the day before the inspection is due to begin. Instead of a written parental questionnaire, families are asked to register on line and fill in the questionnaire electronically. This can be done at any time. www.ofsted.gov.uk and go to parent view. It is fairly straight forward and only takes a short amount of time.
Parent Helpers It was so lovely on Friday to see new faces helping in Class 1. We are always on the lookout for new volunteers. If any parents or Grandparents wish to help, even just once a year, please see Mrs Robinson for a CRB information pack. We hold a central record of all volunteers, which is updated regularly.
BONUS BALL No 4 Lisa Holdsworth Congratulations. There are only a couple of numbers left – please see Paula Hart if you wish to claim one! Christmas Shoeboxes Please see leaflet attached. Onside Sports Half Term Camp Information attached
DATES FOR DIARY October th 8 Governors Premises Committee meeting th 10 Predator Day th 11 Netball High Fives Years 5/6 Cartmel Priory th 12 Cartmel Priory Achievement Assembly 2.15pm. th 18 Governors Curriculum, Staffing and Christian Ethos committee meetings 24th Visit by Guide Dogs for the Blind th 26 Break up for half term November 5th Return to school th 9 Christmas Fair December (additional Dates to follow) th 8 Breakfast with Santa th 19 Panto – Manchester Opera House pm th 20 Finish at 2pm
Predator Park On Wednesday we are having visitors in school from Predator Park at Brockhole. They will be bringing several species of animals with them. The workshops for each class will cover the following topics: Class 1 – Habitats Class 2 – Food chains Class 3 – Food chains Class 2 have been writing some amazing stories about hedgehogs and I believe a ‘prickly’ visitor may also be coming along. PLEASE CAN ALL CHILDREN BRING A CONTRIBUTION OF £2.00 TOWARDS THE COST OF THE WORKSHOPS
HARVEST FESTIVAL Reverend Nick joined us for lunch today and shared with us all the positive feedback following yesterday’s service at the Priory. Many members of the congregation joined together for a supper yesterday evening and one lady was very grateful to all the children who came and said it was lovely to see so many children and young families in church. The children sang fantastically well received some great applause. Thank –you to Miss Durie and Miss Corney for organising the children’s part in the service. Thank-you to everyone who donated harvest gifts.
After School Clubs Monday Onside sports Tuesday Cycling for Class 3 Wednesday Construction Club Thursday Magazine Club Year 5/6 Gymnastics All clubs run from 3-4pm. Other Regular weekly activities Monday Lunchtime – BAM with Rev Nick and Mrs Firth Monday 2pm – Guitar lessons for Class 3 with Paddy Wednesday pm – Flute for all Class 3 Friday after school – Drama Club with Claire This week we are thinking about Respect and Reverence for God and reviewing the prayers we use in school. We are also learning the Lord’s prayer through a hymn. If children have any prayer books at home please can we borrow them on Thursday.