Anglo Saxon Day:
On Tuesday 25th June, Year 3 had a fantastic day with an Anglo-Saxon visitor! They were able to try on Anglo-Saxon armour, examine Anglo-Saxon shields and weaponry and hear all about how the Anglo-Saxons would have lived. They also had the chance to learn an Anglo-Saxon dance, play games such as Knucklebones and Nine Men’s Morris and make an Anglo-Saxon brooch. Additionally, they had the opportunity to use a quill and ink to write using runes. All of the children had a brilliant day and are looking forward to continuing their learning about the Anglo-Saxons in their Creative Curriculum lessons!
School Council Visit to Castlewood:
On Friday 21st June, eight of our children, from the School Council, had the opportunity to enjoy a tour of Castlewood School, which included them spending some time on their playground and using their play equipment. Teachers also explained how some of the specialised equipment in the classrooms is used to support the children's needs. Our children and staff learned a lot.
Our Forest School’s club has had a very successful crop of potatoes this Summer. The children planted seed potatoes in March and after nurturing them very carefully over the last few months, they have become fully grown new potatoes. Sharon (our kitchen supervisor) was delighted to be given these because she is keen to make a delicious potato salad for everyone to enjoy – look out for this on our salad cart!
School Council Fundraising:
Our School Councillors have been busy investigating the possibility of purchasing a canopy to protect the Year 6s from the elements while they are waiting for school to start in the mornings. As part of this project, they are keen to raise funds to support the purchase and are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 12th July, in exchange for 50p. Additionally, at Parents’ evening (Tuesday 16th July), the School Council will be holding an ice lolly/cake sale.
Red Nose Day:
On Friday 15th March, we took part in Red Nose Day for Comic Relief and sold the grand total of 400 red noses, which raised £500. Additionally, the children (and staff!) wore red themed non-uniform which raised an extra £140.02 for this worthwhile cause.
Thank you for all your donations for the Poppy Appeal in November 2018. The Nursery raised £10.43 and the rest of the school raised £51.84, making a grand total of £62.27.
Poppies for the Royal British Legion
As in previous years, we sold a range of poppies for Remembrance Day. Children learned why poppies are used as a symbol of Remembrance and about WW1 on this 100th anniversary of the Armistice which marked the end of the War.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to all of our parents, family and friends, who attended our Coffee Morning on 28th September and ensured that it was a great success. The Glee Club, led by Miss Grant, put on a stunning performance and our parents thoroughly enjoyed the accompaniment to their coffee and cake. The children did not miss out and enjoyed buying a cake to support the cause during the afternoon. A big thank you must go to Miss Wilson and the school council, Mrs Moran, Miss Wetton, Mrs Aston, Miss Grant and Mrs Francioso, who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly. We raised a total of £255.36.
Foundation Family Fun Day
On Friday 20th July, families from the Foundation Stage were invited to bring in a picnic to share with their children to celebrate the end of a successful year. Parents and carers were also invited to join in with a variety of fundraising events, including guess the teacher, tombola, face painting and a bouncy castle. The event managed to raise £600 and this money will be used to support trips and activities for the children. The Foundation Stage team would like to thank all of the parents and families for their commitment and support over the year.
On Monday 18th December, our Christmas Fayre was a resounding success and Santa’s Grotto was a particular hit with children big and small! We would like to thank you for all your support, as well as your donations. We have managed to raise £807.22, which will be used to help fund children’s trips and activities over the coming months. A big thank you as well to Miss Hall, who organised the whole event and ensured that the Fayre ran smoothly.
For Christmas Jumper Day, we managed to raise £161.89, which will be donated to Save the Children. Once again, thank you for all your support.
Children in Need
We are delighted to be able to share with you that we raised a total of £655 for Children in Need. £355 of this was through the Breakfast Club selling themed merchandise. A huge thank you to everyone who supported this event.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Thank you to all of our children and parents who contributed to make the Coffee Morning, on Friday 29th September, a great success. The non-school uniform day, on Wednesday 27th September, enabled us to provide plenty of cakes to sell, so thank you for your generous contributions. A big thank you must also go to Miss Hall, Mrs Kriaun, Mrs Dolden, Miss Bradford, Mrs Bowden, Mrs Aston and the Key Stage 2 school councillors, who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly.
On Monday 2nd October, we will be celebrating Harvest with a special assembly. Parents, family and friends are all very welcome to attend and are invited for refreshments afterwards. We are asking for donations of tins and packets of food that we can distribute to less fortunate people in our local community. Please support us with this annual community event.
Red Nose Day
The themed red noses have once again proved to be so popular that we needed to get extra supplies in the lead up to Friday 24th March! In combination with these and wearing red today, we think we will have raised a lot of money for this worthwhile cause. We will be able to let you know how much we have managed to raise in a future newsletter.
Red Nose Day
As it is Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March, we are currently selling Red Noses at playtimes for £1.
On Wednesday 8th February, we were able to present a cheque for the grand total of £2593.86 to Claire from Myton Hospice. She told us that it was the most that had ever been raised from a primary school in the local area so we are immensely proud of everyone for their fantastic efforts. We presented all of the children who raised more than £15 with a special certificate and anyone raising over £25 also received small reward. A special mention must go to Zach (YN) who raised £285 and Kailun (Y1) who raised £215. The Myton bears were won by Ella (Y1) and Kian (Y5).
Myton Hospice Fundraising:
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the sponsored ‘Welly Walk’ and ‘Care for a Bear,’ which was held on Friday 27th January. We are delighted to say that your amazing efforts have meant that we are able to hand over an astonishing £2431.76 to the charity.
On Friday 27th January, many children in Year R and Key stage 2 took part in a ‘Welly Walk’ to raise money for Myton Hospice. They put in lots of effort to walk laps around the school field or playground on a very chilly but sunny afternoon. Key Stage 1 children have also been participating by ‘caring for a bear’. Thank you for all your support in raising sponsorship money for this cause.
On Tuesday 10th January, we had a visitor from Myton Hospice, who came and spoke to us about the amazing work that the organisation does. Myton works with up to 1,000 patients and their families each year across Coventry and Warwickshire. They have to raise over £8 million each year to continue providing their care. In order to support Myton, we will be taking part in some fundraising activities. Years 1 and 2 have been asked to 'Care for a Bear' - they have been given wooden bears, which they have been requested to ask for sponsorship to care for.
Foundation Stage and Key Stage 2 will be able to take part in a 'Welly Walk'. We have requested the children to ask to be sponsored for a walk that we will carry out - as a school - on Friday 27th January. We would be extremely grateful if family and friends could sponsor their children in order to raise money for this great cause. Please ensure that children only ask people who they know to sponsor them. All children who take part and return their sponsorship envelopes will have the chance to win a special Myton bear at the end of the month! Sponsorship envelopes were given out earlier this week and need to be returned to your child’s class teacher shortly after the ‘Welly Walk.’ Thank you.
On Thursday 15th December, the whole school visited our local church, St. Chad’s, where the children were given the experience of seeing how a church looks at this time of year. As we are a growing school, we needed to go in two separate sittings, however we still managed to fill all of the seats in the church! Rev Andrew Fisher made us all very welcome and shared the traditions that churches follow in December. The children were also treated to an impromptu nativity performance by some surprised staff members, as well as squash and biscuits, before returning to school.
Children in Need:
We are delighted to be able to share with you that we raised £192.23 for Children in Need. A huge thank you to everyone who supported this event.
Children in Need:
On Friday 18th November, our children showed their support for the annual Children in Need event by coming to school either in spots or in non-school uniform and donating 50p. We will be able to let you know how much we managed to raise in a future newsletter. Thanks to everyone who supported this great cause!
Just Giving Support:
Many of you will be aware that one of our families has recently suffered a tragic bereavement so we have offered to show our support by sharing the link to their fundraising page. Karla Louise has set up the page with the message regarding her daughter Keira: “Hello, Can you help Karla Louise raise 3000 to give a beautiful angel the send-off she deserves?” The Just Giving page can be accessed with the following link:
Macmillan Cancer Support:
We raised an impressive £396 for our fundraising event for Macmillan on 29th September, which is an increase of nearly £50 from last year. A big thank you to everyone who supported us to raise this amount of money.
Children in Need:
Starting on Monday 7th November, children from the school’s Breakfast Club will be selling themed goods to raise money for Children In Need. They will be selling the items at breaktime and will be based outside the Reception classes. Items available are: Pudsey ears - £2:50 and wristbands - £1. They will be sold to Year groups as follows: Monday 7th November – Reception, Tuesday 8th November – Year 1, Wednesday 9th November – Year 2, Thursday 10th November – Year 3, Friday 11th November – Year 4, Monday 14th November – Year 5, Tuesday 15th November – Year 6 Wednesday 16th November – anyone.
Poppies and poppy themed accessories will be available from Monday 7th November for children/adults to make a donation to support the British Legion. A member of the school office team will be at the school gate at the beginning of every school day next week so that you can contribute to this worthy cause and wear your poppy with pride.
Macmillan Coffee Morning:
Thank you to all of our children and parents who contributed to make the Coffee Morning on Thursday 29th September a great success. The non-school uniform day, on Friday 23rd September, enabled us to provide plenty of cakes to sell. A big thank you must also go to Miss Hall, Mrs Kriaun, Mrs Dolden and the Key Stage 2 school councillors, who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly. Due to the generous donation of cakes that were provided, there will be a cake sale at playtime everyday in the week beginning 3rd October. Children can bring 20p into school and the proceeds of the sales will be added to the Macmillan total. We will let you know how much we have raised in a future newsletter.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of those children who came to school on Friday 23rd September bearing cakes in exchange for coming into school in non-uniform. The cakes will be used for our Macmillan Coffee Morning, which is next Thursday 29th September. Family and friends are very welcome to join us for the event next week, which will be held in the dining room from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. There will be tea, coffee and cakes available to purchase and enjoy. Classes will also have the opportunity to buy a drink and a cake on the afternoon of this day; these will be 20p each.
We raised a grand total of £247.34 for our most recent fundraising event so thank you all for your contributions and support.
We were very impressed with everyone’s efforts to support Sports Relief on Friday 18th March by dressing up in sportswear and walking one mile around the school playground or field. We would like to thank you all for your £1 contributions to this worthy cause and we will inform you of the amount that we have managed to raise in a future newsletter. We would like to give a special mention to Nathaniel and Candace from 4KG, as they have both managed to raise extra money by being sponsored for their walk!!
Christmas Jumper Day:
We managed to raise a total of £121.91 for Christmas jumper day, which was held on the final day of the Autumn term. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed. The money raised will be donated to the following charities: Macmillan Cancer support, Make a Wish and Save the Children.
For the recent poppy appeal, where we raised money for the Royal British Legion, we managed to collect £108.52. Thanks to everyone who contributed.
Children in Need:
For our non-uniform day to support Children in Need, we raised £303.86, which is £30 more than last year. Thanks to you all for your ongoing support!
We are delighted to be able to share with you that we raised an impressive £350.23 for the Coffee Morning that we held on 25th September. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported this event.
Macmillan Coffee Morning:
Thank you to all of our children and parents who contributed to make the Coffee Morning on Friday 25th September a great success. The non-school uniform day, on Wednesday 23rd September, enabled us to provide plenty of cakes to sell. We will let you know how much we have raised in our future news. A big thank you must also go to Miss Hall, Mrs Kriaun and the school councillors, who worked so hard to make the day run smoothly.
Following this, on Friday 25th September we will be holding the coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan. Parents, carers, family and friends are invited to the school dining area between 9:30 and 10.30, where we will be selling a selection of cakes and a choice of drink for 20p each. Children will also be given the opportunity to come with their class during the school day, to enjoy a cake and a drink. Please come along and help us to raise money for this great cause.
On Tuesday 7th July, our children were all invited to wear non-school uniform in order to raise money for the NSPCC. The final amount has yet to be counted but we will let you know when we have done this. As well as raising money on this day, the children all worked in their classes on the latest NSPCC campaign ‘Pants.’ This campaign is to enable children to protect themselves and keep safe, in a simple and child-friendly way.
We managed to raise an amazing £213.40 to support the people who suffered as a result of the Nepal earthquake. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this worthy cause.
Red Nose Day:
We are now able to tell you that we raised a huge amount of money for Red Nose Day. The grand total was £665.55. Amazingly, our Year 6 children managed to raise £268.73 of this amount by completing either a sponsored silence or running ten laps around the school field. A special mention must go to the following children, who all managed to raise significant amounts of money: Light, Connor G, Braydan, Tiffany, Augustine, Skye, Byron, Ti-Ann, Luke, Najeeb and Tia-Lou. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause.
Red Nose Day:
The themed red noses this year have proved to be so popular that we completely sold out in three days! In combination with these and dressing up as the red nose characters, we think we will have raised a lot of money for this worthwhile cause. Watch this space to find out how much we managed to raise.