Newsletter May 24th 2019
Where has the time gone? It is already time to say “have a great half term”!. We have had a wonderful half term at school with the ducklings hatching in Year 1, the Year 2 children working incredibly hard and the FS2 children have been busy learning about pirates and carrying out their water experiments. We hope you all have a brilliant week off!
Houses of Parliament
On Monday, our two Pupil Parliament representatives joined the other Rushcliffe Primary Schools on a visit to the Houses of Parliament. They had a fantastic time and were able to visit the rooms where the MPs and Lords sit. It was a great experience for the children to see where legislation is made and stand above where Guy Fawkes was captured. It was a fun packed day, even on the coach there and back where they played lots of games! They even got to meet Darth Vader. Please have a look on our twitter for a picture of this! @WestInfant.
Unnamed items in lost property will be donated to charity today. It is essential that all items are labelled and named so that if any property is lost it can be returned to the correct child. We get a huge amount of lost property in school and can only return missing items to the children if they are named.
Going into the new half term, we would like to ask parents and carers to help their children get organised for the day ahead and bring everything they need in to school. This half term we have had a lot of parents/carers coming in throughout the day to drop of forgotten items, such as book bags, water bottles, hats, PE kits and more. Please check the weather forecast before the school day to ensure your child arrives to school with everything they may need.
Red Visitor Lanyards
If anyone has accidentally taken home a red visitor lanyard, please can this be returned to the school office. We now only have one lanyard left in school. It is essential we are able to give them out to the correct visitors to ensure all staff recognise who is in school and for what reason. This is to maintain the safety of everyone within the building.
October Half Term
Just a reminder that half term in the autumn term will be two weeks as a result of the consultation held in 2017. We will finish school on Thursday October 18th and return to school on Monday November 4th. There is an INSET day on Friday October 18th with no children in school.
Website Leaflets and Community Page
We have a wide range of leaflets in the reception area at school offering extra-curricular activities, special offers at some attractions and holiday clubs. Please have a look. We have added some information to our Community Page as well:
In response to feedback from parents/carers, we have set as many dates as possible for the year ahead. As far as possible, we will try to honour these dates. However, please be aware that dates may have to be changed due to circumstances outside our control.
Mon 27th Whitsun Bank Holiday
Half Term May 27th – 31st
Mon 3rd Children return to school
Mon 3rd Informal look around the Junior School for Year 2 parents 9.15am
Thurs 6th Informal look around the Junior School for Year 2 parents 1.30pm
Weds 5th Y2 Parents Beaumanor Residential Information Evening 6pm
W/c June 17th Healthy Fortnight
Tues 25th Sports Day afternoon
Fri 28th School summer fair
Weds 3rd Transition Day (Y2 visit to Junior School)
Thurs 4th PTA Year 2 Disco evening
Fri 12th Year 2 Beaumanor Residential
Sat 13th Year 2 Beaumanor Residential
Thurs 18th Year 2 Leavers’ Concert
Fri 19th Last day of term
School Closure Dates 2018/2019
Monday 22nd July INSET Day
Tuesday 23rd July INSET Day
Wednesday 24th July School closed – in lieu of September 3rd 2018
The last day of summer term 2019 for the children is Friday July 19th
Fri 30th Administration Day – School closed
Mon 2nd INSET Day – school closed
Tues 3rd Children start/return to school
Fri 18th INSET Day – school closed
Half Term October 21st – November 1st