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Friday 15th February

Friday 1st March

Friday 8th March

Friday 15th March

Friday 22nd March

Star Pupils of the Week

Certificates were issued to children who have helped someone with a worry:

Nursery AM: Reegan s & Poppy F

Nursery PM: Red L & Yasmine P

Reception Y: James C & Annabel B

Reception D: Grace & Maya

Miss McNally: Oliver L & Lalulah H Miss. Essex: Clara D & Flynn N

Mrs. Weldon: Laila P & Ivy J

Mr Dunn: Sareena T & Harriet T

Mrs. Dawson: Riley P

Miss. Norton / Miss Dibden:

Miss. Earl: Ella F & Ben P

Miss Sullivan: James B & Lucy H

Mrs. Hill: Faredah E & Jacob W

Miss Parvin: Phillipha M-S & Ava B

Mr Hutchcraft: Noah G & Dmytro S

Miss. Lawrence: Ebony S & Noah H

Mr. Clayton / Miss Relton: Chear M & Max S

Dates

27th March- Y5/6 Hockey

28th March – Y3N Class Assembly 2:50pm

28th -29th March – Y2 Residential Trip

29th March – Reports to parents

1st/2nd April – Parents Consultation

1st/2nd/3rd/4th April – Nursery Parent Consultation

4th April – Keep Britain Tidy

11th/12th April – Easter School for Year 6 (10am-12pm)

25th April – Open Forest School for parents and children

26th April – Non-uniform day in aid for “Plastic Oceans UK” charity

1st May – Junction Farm Showcase 6pm-7pm

Year 3 Music Performance

Year 3 showcased their wonderful musical abilities in an assembly for parents and children this week. They have been learning to play the glockenspiel; each class performed a song, whilst the other class accompanied the music by singing beautifully. Well done Year 3 and Mr Dunn!

Active Schools Festival

On Tuesday morning, we had a group of year 3 and year 4 children who attended the active schools festival. The children took part in a range of activities including hula hooping, relay racing, obstacles, dancing and bat and ball skills. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed their morning.

Y3N Class Assembly

Our next class assembly will be Year 3N on Thursday 28th March at 2.50pm. We look forward to welcoming parents and family members of Y3N. Thank you.

Year 6 Easter School

We will be offering Easter School for our Year 6 pupils in preparation for their SATs. This will take place on the Thursday and Friday of the first week of the holidays: 11th/12th April, from 10am-12pm.We will send a letter to parents/guardians with more information before the end of term but we wanted to inform you of the dates as soon as we had confirmed them. We would love to see a many of our pupils there as possible as it is always beneficial for them. Thank you.

School Relay Competition

On Friday afternoon, the Sports Leaders held a relay competition for the whole of KS2. All children really enjoy taking part in our inter-school competitions as they focus on teamwork, determination, honesty, respect, passion and self-belief. We have brilliant Sport Leaders who organise these events for our school, very well done Y5.

Junction Farm Showcase

We will be holding a showcase of all the talent we have in the various clubs and groups at Junction Farm. This will be a show involving: choir, gymnastics club, dance groups, musicians and glee club. Letters will go out to children involved. It would be great to see as many parents as possible coming along. We will be holding the showcase on Wednesday 1st May at 6pm aiming to finish around 7pm.

KEEP BRITAIN TIDY

Come help keep Britain tidy! Meet in the hall at 3.30pm on Thursday 4th April with your gloves and litter pickers and help keep our local area tidy. We look forward to seeing as many parents and children there as possible. Keep Britain Tidy is a national event across Britain between March 22nd– April 23rd, come and do your part. For more information please contact Miss Essex or visit www.keepbritaintidy.org.

Year 1 Tweddle Farm trip

Year 1 had a very exciting trip to Tweddle Farm last Friday. The children enjoyed feeding and holding the lovely farm animals as well as a fun ride on a big tractor. We have written a fab recount about the trip and we have included adjectives such as “cute” and “beautiful” to describe the animals. Well done, Year 1!

Early Years

Another lovely week in early years reading another traditional tale. This week the children have enjoyed reading the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. The children have been retelling the story, adding their own music using the instruments, they have been building their own bridges for the goats to cross the river and have explored going over and under objects in PE.

In addition, please could we have all of the children’s ‘Proud Cloud’ books back ready for assessment week and new targets to be set? Many thanks.

Fundraising

Thank you to the 66, staff, parents and grandparents who have registered with easy fundraising to help us raise money for the MUGA – we received our first cheque from them this week for £77. Can I just remind you that you are able to purchase items from Argos, John Lewis, M&S, Boots,ebay, asos, trainline, amazon. Anyone planning holidays can book through them at booking.com, TUI, Thomas Cook, Expedia etc it’s a wonderful way to raise money for the school without it actually costing you a penny. If you haven’t registered please have a look its really easy.

Sports Ambassadors

We are very proud to announce that we have a number of children at Junction Farm, who have been selected to become ambassadors for the City Games. The children had to write about why they wanted to become an ambassador and then depending on their application they were then selected. The children will receive a City Games kit and will have to promote the City Games to as many people as possible. Huge congratulations to Sam W Y4, Emily W Y4, Phoebe P Y5, Phillipa MS Y5, Heidi M Y5, Lily CJ Y5, Joe H Y5, Sophie D Y6, Sophie B Y6, Lucas A Y6 and Nathan W Y6.

Dogs on the Playground

Just a reminder that dogs are not allowed on the playground, we have the dog park where you can leave your dogs, or on the grass area at the front of the school tied to the trees or the fence.

Consultation Evenings

Consultation Evenings are scheduled for Monday 1st & 2nd of April from 3.30 – 6pm for Reception to Year 6. Time slots of 10mins per allocation will be given and can be booked via Parentmail next week. Please watch out for the email notification coming through possibly on Monday or Tuesday. As part of consultation evening, we will have an area in the hall to catch parent views on two main areas, which as a school we are developing – our school ethos and a new behaviour policy, looking at rewards and sanctions – we would like to gather your views on these two areas, before we make any decisions.

The New Build

Our new build has been handed over to us at 11am today. It is a wonderful building, the only part I am not happy with is the orange / yellow panels – they were certainly not my choice and I have complained to the architect. I am not sure if anything can be done as we did not fund the build it was funded by the Local Authority. We will aim to move into that part of the school over Easter but I will have it open for you to have a good look around during Consultation Evening.

ECO-TIP of the week

Buying a new phone case? Buy one made from a recyclable product, such as bamboo.

House points Emerald – 435hp Ruby –523hp Diamond – 678hp Sapphire – 587

Whole school winner is Denis in Year 2W and Arthur W in Year 3N with 90hp