Get your Grown Ups Gardening
Next session: Saturday 28th April morning. We hope to see you here!
PTA Newsletter Summer Term Welcome to the Summer term's PTA newsletter. Lots of fun things coming up including our big summer event on 30th June. Helpers needed, so if you can lend a hand - GREAT! Please let us know. Do come along - you make our events the success they are!
Whether you're part of the PTA or would just fancy coming along, all are welcome to our next PTA meeting on the 30th April, 7.30pm at the Infants school.
See you soon, SSAS PTA
Supporting Your School for the Benefit of Your Children
Primary Schools Challenge Fun Run - Sunday 10 June
Please join us for this wonderful community event which involves a 1.5-mile fun run around Verulamium park. Anyone who has taken part before will vouch for what a great family and school day out it is, and with the bonus of a chance to win a prize for our school.
Register online at www.stalbanshalfmarathon.com. Children aged 8 or over may run alone, 7's and under must run with an adult. Entry is simple, select our school from the drop down list. (Parents must register too for under 8's.) Walkers, toddlers and prams are all welcome. Our school will have a gazebo set up in the park on the day and we will have a team to support you, look after your kit, picnics etc. There are not many runs like this where you get goodies such as a free ice lolly, medal and a t-shirt at the end!
Our Easter Gardens
The African Garden has been decorated for Easter by Mrs. Murphy and the children. It’s looking beautiful thanks to home learning – the children are so engaged and enthusiastic. Thank you for your support. We can all be very proud of the way our children think of others, especially during Lent. Pupils Mathilda and Paolo raised £30 and £20 respectively this week with cake sales for Mary’s Meals - a fantastic achievement!
Our collection to date is £370.32 and counting. We will have a final total when we return to school after Easter. Thank you for your generosity.
Each class has a blue beaker similar to the ones that Mary's Meals use to feed children world wide. The children bring in as many pennies at they can (each meal costs just 7p!) to fill the beaker. We will then keep track of the class with the most coins each week.
Further information on Mary's Meals can be found here: www.marysmeals.org.uk
Bring & Buy
The Bring & Buy sale raised £225 with a further ‘pop-up’ sale organised by Mrs. Nicholls on Monday raising another £100 for Dementia UK. Thanks to Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Mills who helped to set it up and to you for coming along. Remaining items will be donated to local charities.
Reception parents please note that the following change to Foundation Stage concerts:
- Wednesday 16th May at 9:15 is for AM Nursery, Flex 1 and Class 1 pupils
- Friday 18th May at 2:10 for PM nursery, Flex 2 and Class 2
We have rescheduled the Maths workshop which was cancelled due to snow and this will now take place on Friday 27th April at 9:10. It’s an open classroom with a chance to work alongside your child, followed by a presentation on Maths teaching for parents. Please do join us if you can.
KS1 Summer Concerts
We now have dates for the KS1 Summer concerts. There will be two concerts with allocated tickets on Thursday 28th June and Friday 29th June, both at 9:15am. Information to follow.
World Book Day - Special Lunch
Class 3's Forest School
Green Flag Award
Caring for our Oceans
These are some poster designs that Year 2 children designed about caring for the oceans, following the class work we have been doing about the storm whale story. The children have learnt about how important it is to care for ocean life, in particular by reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the sea.
Other Eco News
Year 2 have been making bird feeders using cheerios this week which they are hanging from the trees. We now have some bird identification sheets along the fence next to Nursery so that children can have a go at naming birds that they see in the school environment.
Foundation Christmas Play
Green Day October 2017
Open Classrooms 6th October
Wash hands to kill germs
The children have been learning about the importance of washing their hands to kill germs. Here is a link we used in school: washyourhandsofthem.com/children's-pack/childrens-pack-animation.aspx
We have an informal Friday morning ‘drop in’ story time. Simply bring in a story book to share it with a group of children in your child’s class for 10-15 minutes before assembly. Classes have a sign-up sheet (in the main entrance for Y2 classes). Everyone enjoys the experience - no checks needed, just sign up. Thank you.