Bexhill BulletinSpring Term 2019/20 Week Beginning 24th February 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back and we hope you have had a lovely half term break. Children have settled quickly back down to business.
World Book Day
Thursday 5 th March 2020
To celebrate we are inviting all children to come to school dressed as their favourite book character or pyjamas! We would love it if all children participated but if your child would prefer not to then they
must wear their full uniform please. We will also be holding the Scholastic Book Fair on the 23 rd – 26 th
Your child will receive a £1 book token which they can use off a book at the fair or at participating book shops.
Every day that week, we will send home a message or a resource linked to reading.
SHARING STORIES ANY TIME FROM BREAKFAST TILL BEDTIME, FOR JUST 10 MINUTES A DAY, WILL HAVE A LASTING IMPACT ON EVERY CHILD’S FUTURE.
We will be joining in this year with this activity to make money for Sport Relief. On the 13th March we are planning a sporty day and will be back in touch with the finer details.
To celebrate the end of our Spring term topic, ‘The Victorians’, we will be visiting Beamish on Friday 27 th March 2020. A voluntary contribution of £12 will cover the cost of transport, entry into the museum and educational workshops which will be led by staff at the museum. Unfortunately, insufficient funds would lead to the trip being cancelled. Could we ask that all payments are made by Wednesday 25 th March 2020.
In order to fully enjoy the experience, it would be amazing if the children could come dressed in their Victorian clothing, which they wore at the start of the topic. (Please note that black, grey and white outfits would make suitable Victorian costumes).
Please make sure that the children have sensible shoes and a weather proof coat and are dressed warm enough to be outside all day.
As we will be filling the day with as many educational opportunities as possible, the timings of the school day have been affected and we plan to return to school at 3.30pm.
Year 4 Residential
As part of your child’s curriculum we would like to offer a mini residential experience to to prepare them for life and the up and coming events in Year 5 and 6.
We are working with the West View Project which is a company in Hartlepool, who specialise in outdoor learning for children in Primary Schools.
We have organised the following trip to educate and give them some experience at camping outdoors!
The children are only away 1 night but the experience is over 3 days.
Day 1 – Children come to school as normal. Throughout the day they will be looking at their destination, working in small groups erecting tents, shopping for themselves with a budget and cooking food on an outdoor stove.
Day 2 – Children arrive in school and after registration etc will go on the bus. They will go shopping to purchase their food supplies and then will head to Pybus Campsite (this is a Scout campsite), in Kirkby – Stokesley. Children will then use their skills from the previous days to set up their camp. Children will complete some outdoor activities and games as well as helping to cook their meal on an outdoor stove.
Day 3 – The children will continue to complete some outdoor games and activities before heading back to school. Children will arrive back to school at normal time, if not a little earlier.
Tents, stoves and food etc are provided in with the cost. All the children need to take are clothes and a sleeping bag!
This trip is heavily supervised by adults as your child’s safety and wellbeing is extremely important to us. As a school we are heavily subsidising this trip in the hope that all pupils will attend and benefit form from such an amazing experience and opportunity. The cost of the trip is £35.
Group 1 activities will take place on 24th/25th/26th June
Group 2 activities will take place on 1st/2nd/3rd July
There is a space for all Y4 children if they wish to go. You can pay for this trip via pay parent pay from today. Closing date is Monday 30th March.
We have employed Miss Coxon as a teaching assistant in Y4 to fill a vacant position. She is into her third week so is aware of all our policies and procedures and the children in her class are familiar with her.
This week the children have learning about Fair Trade Fortnight through a story called 'One Hen', this linked to our value of kindness.
This week Austen house won.
This week we had 96% attendance
Have a lovely weekend.
10th - Y4 Swimming to start
25th/26th Macmillan Coffee Morning
7th - Y3 trip
8th - Harvest Festival (Y5)
11th October - Y5/6 trip
23rd - EYFS millitary Event
24th Spooky Disco
25th - school closed for inset. Children off fo half term and return on the 5th November.
4th - Poppies on sale
4th - School closed for training day
EYFS launch event
12th - Odd socks day
15th - Children in need Day
3rd /4th parents evening
4th - Y1/2 trip to Boldon Lodge
6th - Reception Class Xmas Play
9th - Panto production in school
10th - Y1/2 Xmas Play
11th SEN reviews
12th Y3/4 Xmas Play
12th Trip to Old Trafford
19th - Y5/6 Xmas Play
18th - Winter Wonderland
19th Xmas Party Day
20th - Break up for xmas Hols
6th - Children return to school
31st - Sportability Festival
6th Nursery End Event
13th Valentines Disco
13th Break up for half term
14th - School Closed for PD Day
5th March - World Book Day
13th - Sport Relief
23rd-26th Book Fair
27th Y1/2 Beamish trip
3rd - Break up for Easter Hols
1st-3rd - Y5/6 Ullswater Residential