Headteacher: Mr Paul Henery Acle St Edmund Church of England Primary School Fletcher Way, Acle, Norwich, NR13 3RQ 01493 750322 Fax No: 01493 750600 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.acle-st-edmund.norfolk.sch.uk NEWSLETTER Friday 23rd May 2014 This half term seems to have gone by incredibly quickly! We wish you all a great Bank Holiday weekend and an enjoyable half term break for all the children. We look forward to seeing all the children back in school on June 2nd. Curriculum developments As a staff, we are preparing for the new national curriculum which will come into force in September. Mrs Welch is leading curriculum development within the school, working with all the staff to plan an exciting, challenging and meaningful curriculum for all our pupils. We shall be giving you more information about the changes you can expect for September, over the coming weeks, but one development is our Science partnership with Empiribox. We are working with Freethorpe and Lingwood schools to develop an exciting, hands on approach to science using Empiribox’s resources and the expert support and direction of Dan Sullivan, an outstanding Science teacher who has taught across KS2 and 3 in a range of settings. Next term we shall be focussing on Forces (Years 3 to 6); do take a look at the scheme of work on Empiribox’s website: http://empiribox.com/ This website will be further developed so that from September you, as parents, can get an even better idea of the sorts of experiments your child will be carrying out, as well as other home learning opportunities for children. Awards Merit Well done to the following children who have all earned themselves a Merit certificate and badge this term: Olivia Fisher RL, Eben Hall 1T, Alice Butler 2/3M, Jackson Barford 2/3W, Millie Sales 4RH, Charley-Anne Pizey 5/6G and Taylor Gray 5/6LO A huge THANK YOU from FOSA for all the lovely BBQ & Fete donations received today for the nonuniform day. If you forgot to bring something in today, we will be accepting items after half term also. Staff news Miss Gowen has been successful in securing a new teaching post (Year 6 class teacher with responsibility for leading Maths) at Blundeston Primary, starting in September. She is moving to Suffolk and has been looking for a new post closer to where she will be living. It will be a great loss for the school and we shall all be very sad to see her go, but we wish her every success for the future in her teaching position. We are very pleased to let you know that we have appointed Sarah Gentle to be our new SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) from September. Mrs Overy is retiring at the end of the summer term, and she will be able to liaise with Sarah to ensure a smooth change over in September. Sarah has considerable experience and expertise in Special Needs education, having worked as a SENCO in four different settings, including the Short Stay School for Norfolk. She is also a Specialist teacher, involved in training other SENCOs within the county, and she is already working within the Acle cluster, coordinating SEN provision in our schools. Sarah will be able to meet new parents at the induction evening on 10th June, and she will also arrange to meet other parents informally at some point during the last half term. We shall let you know when this meeting has been arranged. Save Hemsby Coastline 5/6G were able to present the schools donation to Lorna (from Save Hemsby Coastline) during today’s assembly. The children were all very excited to finally hand over £370.06 to the charity and Lorna gave a super presentation about the issues that Hemsby have faced and how fundraising is helping to support the coastline. Every child in 5/6G kindly received a wristband from the charity and two lucky children received a t-shirt; the class nominated Jack P (as he came up with the idea at Holt Hall) and Courtney was the winner of the lucky dip! Mrs Pizey also helped to support the class, school and charity with her Easter Bingo and raised over £200! She was able to present her donation today, during the assembly. On behalf of Save Hemsby Coastline, Lorna wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at the school for their support and donations and she will be in touch so that the children learn how their donation has helped save the coastline in the near future. Sports news Congratulations to the Year 5/6 football team, who played consistently well at the Cluster football tournament at Lingwood earlier in the week and came away with silver medals, just losing out to the eventual winners, Fairhaven. Our 3/4 team of footballers also represented the school well in the younger competition, which was also won by Fairhaven. 25% off school uniform through Tesco until Monday 26th May School Concert Rehearsals are on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY (the week we return). Timetables are on display in the music mobile window and classrooms. School Concert Performance – Thursday 5th June at 7pm in the school hall. All are welcome. Rainbow Assembly music today was played by some of our young flutists!! Thank you Rhianna Diven, Isabel Hornagold, Eleanor Forster, Eva Snelling and Isla Fisher. http://www.clothingattesco.com/norfolk/acle-st-edmund-c-of-e-primary-school/invt/121024/ Future Dates: Monday 26th May to Friday 30th May - Half term holiday Monday 2nd June Week beginning 2nd June Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Thursday 5th June 2014 - Return to School - Year 6 Cycling Proficiency during this week - Show & Tell 1T (in class) - Show & Tell 2/3M (in class) Monday 9th June – Visit by children’s author to school. Please use the calendar on our school website www.acle-st-edmund.norfolk.sch.uk for dates of events for 2014 and beyond. You can subscribe easily to this calendar on your phone, computer or ipad.
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