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In-Focus Principal: Stuart Williams Vice Principal: Kelly Jackson www.catmoseprimary.com

5 OCTOBER 2012

WELCOME

HARVEST DONATIONS

We are looking forward to our Harvest Tea festival on the last day of term, Friday 12 October. If you haven’t sent in the name and address of elderly family members who would like to attend the afternoon tea, please send these into the school office. Family and friends are welcome to join us to watch the singing and poetry from 2.30pm.

Any Harvest food donations can be sent into school from Monday 8 October. Any perishable goods should be sent in on Friday 12 October. All donated food is distributed between the needy within Oakham. We thank you in advance for your kind donations.

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Vice Principal Kelly Jackson

HOUSE AFTERNOON – HARVEST HATS COMPETITION

.................................................................................................. The children from each house worked together to make a Harvest Hat for their House Head Boy and a Harvest Bonnet for their House Head Girl. The children had great fun making items for the hats in their colour teams and enjoyed watching the judging fashion parade. First place: Blue House, second place: Red House, third place: Yellow House and fourth place: Green House. Well done everyone for your fantastic creations! Photos (right): Blue House, Red House, Yellow House & Green House

Music Lessons

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Welcome Miss Redding

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Focus on: Beech Class

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Fire Safety Talk

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Job Vacancy

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Diary Dates

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MUSIC LESSONS

.......................................................................................... Letters have been sent home to all children who expressed an interest in music lessons. We are able to offer lessons in the following musical instruments: • • • • • • • • •

Drums Violin Piano Keyboard Flute Saxophone Bass guitar Electric guitar Ukele

Recorder is open to Year Four only at present. When our Year Four players are of a certain level, this will be ‘rolled down’ the year groups. If your child is interested in lessons in any of the instruments above please ask for a letter at the school office.

JACK HUBBARD SPORTS

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Due to a lack of interest, the Mums and Tots group will not continue. If you would like such a group we can restart at any point. Jack’s time will now be spent working with our sporting teams in preparation for competitions.

WELCOME TO: MISS REDDING

.......................................................................................... Fact file by Eloise Green and Emily Bell. Name: Emily Redding

Class: Beech.

Teacher Training: PGCE at Leeds University. Best Teaching Memory to Date: I had the pleasure of teaching a Year Four class a Jubilee Dance. It was fantastic to see it all come together. If you were to describe yourself in three words, they would be: Enthusiastic, Conscientious and Caring. Best Joke: Knock Knock, Whose there? Justin, Justin who? Justin time for another dance!

RUTLAND RADIO INTERVIEW

LOST ITEMS

On Thursday 4 October Rob Persani from Rutland Radio interviewed pupils from Catmose Primary. The interview will be featured on ‘School of the Week’, which is on every weekday next week at 7.50am.

The lost property box is now full. Please check with your child for lost items and ensure all items are named.

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FOCUS ON: BEECH CLASS

.......................................................... In Beech Class the children have been showing Miss Dixon and Miss Redding that they are ready for Year One, working extremely hard. In Literacy, the children have been creating their own role-play area with labels and signs to develop good speaking and listening skills. This has then developed some fantastic writing in class. In Numeracy, the children have been working hard to recall their number bonds to help in mental maths sessions. The children have also been learning about Evelyn Glennie, the deaf percussionist who played at the Olympics, which interested the children greatly – how does she ‘hear’ the music? The children made their own instruments and worked out how to make sounds.

BEECH CLASS PRESENTATION

.............................................................. Beech Class have made a fantastic start to year 1, with some excellent progress even only a few weeks in. We would like to invite you to a short class assembly next Wednesday 10 October at 9.15am so that we can share some of our learning with you. Please come in to the classroom when you drop your child off and we will start as soon as we have registered everybody.

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YEAR ONE AND YEAR FIVE FIRE SAFETY TALK

.................................................................................................................................. The children in Year One and Year Five enjoyed a Fire Safety talk given by Oakham Fire Service. Basic life-saving skills and fire safety awareness was discussed, with excellent ideas and responses from the children. This is an annual event which all children will attend when they are Year One and Year Five. The police service will visit the school at the beginning of next term to discuss Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety with the whole school.

JOB VACANCY .................................................................................................................................. LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR Catmose Primary Required as soon as possible ÂŁ7.63 per hour, 12.20-1.20pm, Monday-Friday, term time only For supervision of pupils during the lunchtime break Application forms and information are available online or email the school at office@catmoseprimary.com or office@catmosecollege.com The closing date is Friday 26 October 2012. Completed application forms should be sent to Virginia Savage, Vice Principal, Catmose College, Huntsmans Drive, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6RP. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

DIARY DATES

................................................................................ HARVEST TEA: Friday 12 October. 2.00pm for VIP afternoon guests, 2.30pm for parents and carers to watch the singing and poetry. SCHOOL CLOSES: Friday 12 October. SCHOOL OPENS: Monday 29 October. HAPPY BAGS TO SCHOOL: Wednesday 7 November. NEW STARTERS DISCO: Friday 9 November 5.30pm. PTA NON-UNIFORM DAY: Friday 30 November. CHRISTMAS FAYRE: Friday 7 December 4.00pm. SCHOOL CLOSES: Tuesday 18 December.

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In-Focus, Issue 3  

Catmose Primary Newsletter

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