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

27 FEBRUARY 2013

Cross Country

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Focus On: Silver Birch

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Teacher Of The Week

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Lunch Menu

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Pamper Evening

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Makewaves News

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Diary Dates

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Term Dates

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CROSS COUNTRY

.................................................................................................................................. On Saturday 23 February, a team from Catmose Primary took part in the Rutland Cross Country Championships based at Rutland Water. They competed against other schools from the Rutland area. The top 15 will be joining the Rutland Squad for the Leicestershire, Leicester City and Rutland Championship at Launde Abbey on16 March. Thank you to all the parents who supported the children on a very cold, frosty morning and well done to the pupils who took part, they should be very proud of their efforts. Our children’s finishing positions were: Year 3 Girls: Lily Wilson 32nd, Lucy Wright 33rd Year 3 Boys: Philip Tradewell 13th, Joseph Ivory 27th, Liam Nicholls 28th, Aaron Dowdy 31st Year 4 Girls: Emma Bremer 11th, Katie Weston 12th, Wendy Harrison 16th, Alisha Hoy 26th (Team 2nd Overall) Year 4 Boys: Ethan Smith 20th Year 5 Girls: Sally Harron 6th, Lauren Murray 25th Year 6 Girls: Alana Stafford 13th, Katie Thompson 23rd, Olivia Saddington 27th, Eloise Green 30th, Kirsty Cooper DNF Year 6 Boys: Joe Chesman 2nd, Ben Weston 4th

RUNNING TALENT

..................................................................................... Joe Chesman a pupil from year 6 came second in his one and a quarter mile cross country race based at Sykes Lane. For his training Joe, regularly ran up Brooke Hill with his dad as well as each day running home from school. Joe’s parents are currently looking for an athletics club which he can join so he can train further for future races, as well as having the opportunity to compete in more competitions. Joe said that what he enjoys most about running is looking back at a race and seeing how well he’s done. Joe also recently broke the school record for shuttle runs which involves running up and down the hall as many times as you can for 5 minutes. Joe scored an impressive 112 lengths of the hall. Joe’s next competition will be at Launde Abbey on Saturday 16 March, we wish him all the best. Joe with his second place trophy


FOCUS ON: SILVER BIRCH CLASS

.................................................................................................................................. This week we have started our topic work on the Industrial Revolution. We will also be making some pottery with Mrs Spiers at Catmose College. In PE, we have really enjoyed learning to play basketball and in Science we have been investigating soils. We have just finished our underwater topic with Mrs Spiers and created some fantastic artwork.

TEACHER OF THE WEEK: MISS WOODWARD

.................................................................................... “What is your favourite food?” It would have to be a chicken korma. “Where is your favourite place in the world?” Adelaide, Australia is my favourite place in the whole world. “Do you have any pets?” I have a dog called Tilly and a tortoise called Florie. “What do you like doing in your spare time?” I like getting out into my garden as I really enjoy gardening. “Tell us a joke?” What is a pilot’s favourite biscuit? … A plane one!

LUNCH MENU

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Please see below for the School lunch menu, which is for the next few weeks Toad In The Hole, Creamy Mash, Quorn Toad In The Hole, Mixed Vegetables, Cheese Salad, Apple Crumble & Custard, Cornflake Cookies, Fresh Fruit

Italian Chicken & Pasta, Cheese & Tomato Pizza, Sweetcorn, Tuna Salad, Oatie Cake, Strawberry Mousse, Fresh Fruit

Minced Beef & Onion Pie, Creamy Mash, Quorn Creamy Pasta, Chicken Salad, Green Beans, Cornflake Tart & Custard, Jelly & Fruit, Fresh Fruit

Creamy Chicken & Rice, Cheese Quiche, Sweetcorn, Ham Salad, Iced Sponge, Ice Cream Pots, Fresh Fruit

Fishfingers or Fishcakes & Chips, Cauliflower & Broccoli Bake, Baked Beans, Spaghetti Hoops, Peas, Egg Salad, Rice Pudding & Jam, Blueberry Muffins, Fresh Fruit

Sausage Casserole, Cheese Swirls, Diced Carrots, Cheese Salad, Jam & Coconut Sponge & Custard, Shortbread Biscuits, Fresh Fruit

Macaroni Cheese,
 Chicken Wraps,
 Herby Potatoes,
 Baked Beans,
 Chicken Salad,
 Caramel Shortbread,
 Banana Mousse,
 Fresh Fruit

Cottage Pie, Cauliflower Cheese, Broccoli, Tuna Salad, Chocolate Sponge & Chocolate Custard, Jelly & Fruit, Fresh Fruit

Herby Roast Chicken, Creamy Mash, Vegetable Lasagne, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn, Ham Salad, Iced Finger, Ice Cream Pot, Fresh Fruit

Fishfingers or Fishcakes & Chips, Vegetable Burger, Baked Beans, Spaghetti Hoops, Peas, Egg Salad, Flapjack, Fresh Fruit

Roast Pork & Apple Sauce, Cheese Quiche, Diced Carrots, Egg Salad, Jam Roly Poly & Custard, Cornflake Cookies, Fresh Fruit

Italian Meatballs In Tomato Sauce & Pasta, Quorn Cottage Pie, Sweetcorn, Ham Salad, Iced Sponge, Strawberry Mousse, Fresh Fruit

Chicken Casserole, Creamy Mash, Pasta Neopolitan, Peas, Tuna Salad, Apple Crumble & Custard, Jelly & Fruit, Fresh Fruit

Beef Lasagne, Cheese & Potato Pie, Mixed Vegetables, Chicken Salad, Oatie Cake, Ice Cream Pot, Fresh Fruit

Fishfingers or Fishcakes Chips & Peas, Cauliflower Cheese, Baked Beans, Spaghetti Hoops, Cheese Salad, Rice Pudding & Jam, Blueberry Muffins, Fresh Fruit


PAMPER EVENING

....................................................................... Catmose Primary Friends would like to invite you to a Pamper Evening. Friday 15 March, 7.30pm Enjoy an evening of relaxation at Catmose Primary. Try taster sessions of treatments and browse or purchase some treats. Head Massages, Manicures, Facials, Foot Treatments and much more. Tickets are £3 each and can be purchased on the door, on the night. Includes a glass of wine or soft drink. Sandringham Close, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6SH

HOCKEY

.................................................................................................................................. The Catmose Hockey squad represented our school with distinction last Wednesday at CBEC. On that cold, windy day we fought out three tough games but unfortunately missed out on qualifying for the later stages of the competition.

BIRTHDAY TABLES

......................................................................... If you would like your child to celebrate their birthday during their school lunch break then you can book a table that will be decorated with balloons and party decorations. They have the choice of choosing up to nine friends to join them. If you would like to make a booking then please contact reception a week before your childs birthday.

MAKEWAVES NEWS

................................................................................................................................... Last term, I spent the afternoon in Silver Birch where we did some work on Safer Internet Day. We talked about what it means to keep safe online and what we should do if we do not feel safe online. Following our discussion, all the children signed up for the safe educational social network that we use within the primary school and at the College. Following this lesson, as well as writing about keeping safe online and getting their Safer Internet Day 2013 digital badge, the pupils used their new pages to write reports on their work within class on the Blue Planet and how the damage that plastic bags does to the creatures that live underwater. Here is the highlight of the work done by Orca-Talka (Sally Herron) - http://bit.ly/12avzuU Plastic can harm beautiful creatures and sometimes kill them. Turtles, sharks and albatross all mistake plastic bags for food and lots of other beautiful creatures digest plastic and it can seriously harm them. Other creatures get it stuck on them and it does do damage. Midway island isn’t a good place to go on holiday because the current moves in plastic. The people who live there work really hard but the current just brings in more plastic. Albatross are popular on the island but with all the plastic they don’t know if it isn’t food so they eat it. Plastic in the ocean breaks down into such small segments, that pieces of plastic from a one litre bottle could end up on every mile of beach throughout the world. Some plastics aren’t so easy to see. If sea turtles ingest these particles, they can become sick or even starve. So it is important to make sure you look after your plastic and DO NOT throw it away, instead recycle it. You can help by using cloth bags instead of plastic ones. Please advertise it to tell people what happens with their plastic or make something new out of it. Please keep checking our website - www.makewav.es/catmoseprimaryschool - for the latest interviews and events happening within our school.


DIARY DATES

................................................................................... HAPPY BAGS - Wed 1 May 2013 A day where we work with the organisation Bag 2 School - www.bag2school. com/u/k/home/ . The purpose of the day is for your child to bring to school any unwanted clothes and bedding. The collection of textiles is then bagged up and sold to importers and wholesalers from many countries in Eastern and Western Europe, Africa and Asia. In return we get 50p per kilo. The money raised will used by the PTA for the various events that take place at the School. MAY BALL - Friday 3 May 2013, 5.30 - 7pm There will be dancing, laughter and the chance for your child to spend quality time with their friends and teachers. The event is for all pupils from Catmose Primary. Tickets are £1.50 and refreshments will be on sale. Permission slips will be available nearer to the event. NON UNIFORM DAY - Friday 7 June 2013 Your child can come in their normal everyday clothes in return for either donating a £1 per family or give a prize, which will be used in the tombola at the annual summer fayre which will be taking place on Saturday 15 June. SUMMER FAYRE - Saturday 15 June 2013 Raffle, tombola, BBQ, cake stall, cream teas, crafts, activities and games, hook a duck and lucky dip and much much more. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun. LEAVERS DISCO - Friday 12 July 2013 6 - 7.30pm Friday 12 July, all Catmose Primary Children are invited to the last disco of the year, dedicated to our Year 6 leavers.

OFSTED INSPECTION

................................................................................................................................... Thank you for your excellent support during the recent Ofsted inspection. I will publish their report to you as soon as I receive it, which should be in the next two weeks. Stuart Williams

TERM DATES 2012-14

................................................................................................................................... 2013/2014

2012/2013 Term 4:

School closes Wednesday 27 March 2013

Term 1:

Term 5:

School opens Thursday 11 April 2013 May Bank Holiday Monday 6 May 2013 School closes Friday 24 May 2013

School opens Thursday 29 August 2013 School closes Friday 18 October 2013

Term 2:

School opens Monday 4 November 2013
 School closes Friday 20 December 2013

Term 6:

School opens Monday 3 June 2013 School closes Friday 19 July 2013

Term 3:

School opens Monday 6 January 2014 School closes Friday 14 February 2014

Term 4:

School opens Monday 24 February 2014 School closes Friday 4 April 2014

Term 5:

School opens Tuesday 22 April 2014 May Bank Holiday Monday 5 May 2014 School closes Friday 23 May 2014

Term 6:

School opens Monday 2 June 2014 School closes Friday 18 July 2014


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