“Happy New Year” and a warm welcome back to our children and families after the Christmas holidays.
I would also like to welcome Mrs Holden, our new Nursery teacher who will be teaching the little ones until Mrs Mears returns from maternity leave. The children are settling back into school life with new topics and lots of exciting activities are planned for this next half term.
Year 1/2 are off on a trip on the 30th to Ricroft Nurseries in Houghton on a “Bring your wellies day”!
Y5/6 are planning to set up a space station in their classroom keeping in with their theme and have a very exciting investigation planned involving students from Priory working with them! They are also taking part in Kingsfold road watch scheme with the police.
The junior children will be receiving coaching skills in “Outdoor adventurous activities” for the next couple of months. Please could you ensure your child has their PE in school and if they wish a black / dark coloured pair of joggers.
Living eggs arrive in school on Monday 26th January. As we did last year, we will be watching the eggs hatch and look forward to holding the chicks.
In assemblies we will be focusing on our new golden rule: “We are gentle…we do not hurt others” In keeping with the rule our SEAL theme is “Relationships”. We will also be learning about “Stranger Danger”. The Police will be taking an assembly on this on 3rd February. Class assemblies will also resume. Parents and families are welcome to come and watch. (Information will be sent home by the class teacher)
On the 9th & 10th February we are to hold two “E safety days”. We are hoping to get visitors in to help teach the children about keeping safe whilst on their laptops, IPads, mobile phones etc.
The “Travelling Book Fair” arrives in school for a week on Wednesday 28th January.
Our new attendance initiative “Hot Spot” days proved a great success last term. Laura Warburton was the lucky winner to have her raffle ticket drawn to win a bike, kindly donated by Broad gate Cycles. (See attached picture!)
Finally, many of you will know that sadly we lost George Howarth to cancer, a year 5 Kingsfold pupil on the 19th December. George was a big part of Kingsfold and we were very privileged to have him join us for our Christmas show and our party day on the 18th. We intend to hold a “George Day” on Monday 19th January with a special assembly at 10am. The children will be sharing their memories of George. Following the assembly we hope every pupil will release a red balloon to remember George. Parents are most welcome to join us for the assembly.