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Star Pupils of the Week

Certificates were issued to children who work well with others:

Nursery AM: Ralphie R & Beatrix A

Nursery PM: Arthur C & Molly D

Reception Y: Hyde F & Isabel J

Reception D: Joseph BW & Aliyah TH

Year 1F: Alexander G & Peggy

Year 1M: Luke A & Ellenor C

Year 2B: Noah M & Eva C

Year 2S: Ava E & Noah B

Year 3D: Abigail D & Kaisy K

Year 3N: Zoe B & Sereena T

Year 4D: Layla M & Arthur W

Year 4W: Ben P & Ryan M

Year 5C: Phoenix & Joshua K

Year 5H: Oli S & Saira M

Year 6L: Lewis G & Freddie B & Natasha P

Year 6P: Phillipa M-S & Olivia F

EMS: Riley P

 

Dates

10th Dec – Early Years Elf Trail @ Wynyard Hall

11th/12th Dec- KS1 Production – 5:30pm

12th Dec – Year 5H Class Assembly (2:50pm)

13th Dec – Christmas Dinner

16th Dec – Nursery and Reception Christmas Party

16th Dec – TFM Cash For Kids come to pick up gifts.

17th Dec – KS1 Christmas Party

17th Dec – Choir Christmas Concert

18th Dec – LKS2 (Y3/4) Christmas Party

19th Dec – UKS2 (Y5/6) Christmas Party

19th Dec – Christmas Jumper Day

20th Dec – Staff Training Day

 

TFM Cash For Kids

We are asking friends and family of Junction Farm to help TFM’s charity ‘Cash For Kids’ who donate presents to children around the local area. If you can, please donate new and unwrapped gifts for this great cause. TFM will be coming to pick up the gifts on 16th December.

 

Early Years

Huge well done to all EY team – children and staff for the most amazing Christmas Nativity. Staff did an amazing job coordinating and keeping about 100 excitable children in line and the children shone like the stars that they are.

 

Congratulations to Mrs Grainge and Mrs Connelly

We would like to say a big congratulations to Mrs Grainge and Mrs Connelly who have completed their Professional Practice Award in Educational Studies with a focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL). They have attended their graduation ceremony earlier this week.

 

Egglescliffe Community Centre – Christmas Extravaganza

A Christmas Extravaganza will be taking place on Saturday 7th December from 9.30am till 12pm, with a variety of stalls, refreshments and tombolas, as well as a visit from Father Christmas (no cost to see Santa). The committee will also be selling Grand Draw tickets with a top prize of a £500 holiday voucher. Admission to the event is free.

 

Choir

The school choir have been extremely busy this week. On Wednesday, we performed at Egglescliffe Community Centre, Tree Lighting Ceremony: It was a lovely event with lots of people coming down to support, thank you for that. On Thursday we, once again, attended the Mayor of Stockton’s Christmas Concert, at Stockton Parish Church: This again was a fabulous morning of carols, our children did us proud and sing wonderfully. Finally, a few weeks ago we entered the Virgin Radio Twelve Schools of Christmas Competition. We found out on Thursday that we came in the top twenty-four (nationally). This is an achievement, of which we are very proud. If you would like to hear our entry, it is available on the Virgin Radio website under ‘listen again.’ It was on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show at around 7:50 on Thursday 5th December.

 

Christmas Letter Box in School

Our Christmas Post Box is now up in school and will be emptied daily by Year 6 children who will then deliver the post to children in classes. If your child would like to send Christmas cards to their friends please ensure you write on the envelope the child’s full name and their class to ensure it gets to the right child. You would be surprised the number of Lucy’s, Isobel’s, Matthew’s and Thomas’s etc that we have in school. Class teachers are not allowed to give out class lists I’m afraid.

 

Parking

There are still some ongoing parking issues. Could I remind all parents that there is parking available by Orchard shops that you are able to use, and can then walk over to school.

 

Key Stage 1 Production

Our Key Stage One Production, ‘A Midwife Crisis’ takes place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th December. Shows start at 5.30 but we request that children are in school at 5pm – no earlier and no later than 5.15pm in order to prepare. Tickets will be requested on the door so please remember them, they will then be put in a prize draw for one lucky winner. At the end of each production on your way out there will be a collection bucket with all proceeds going towards the MUGA fence –specialised outside multi use games area.

 

Training with Richard Kilty

Well done to Grace F who won the prize from the summer sponsorship form to go and spend time training with Richard Kilty. Last week Miss and Mrs Norton took Grace to the Middlesbrough Sports Village where she joined Richard for a short training session. Despite the cold weather, Grace participated well, even attempting to beat Richard in a race. Well done Grace.

 

Star points

 

1st place with 640 star points is Leo

2nd place with 630 star points is Phoenix

2nd place with 630 star points is Orion

3rd place with 520 star points is Draco

Congratulations to Leo JJ