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Attendance and Punctuality !Thanks to all those who have been making the effort to be in the playground by 8.55am and not risk being put on the late list! It makes such a difference if your child is settled and ready for their early work and not rushing in and having to take off coats etc before
they can start their learning. !These were our attendance <igures for the last fortnight: !
Year 5J: 98.6% Year 3V: 97.1% Year 6: 96.6% Year 5E: 96.4% Year 3U: 95.8% Year 2: 95% Year 4: 94.6% Reception: 92.4% Year 1: 92.2% !
Dates for the diary
18th -‐ 22nd April: Science Week
20th April: Family Science workshop -‐ 6pm
26th April: Mindset information sessions for parents -‐ 9am and 6pm
3rd May: Y2 trip to St Paul’s
5th May: INSET Day (school being used as a polling station)
9th -‐ 13th May: KS2 SATs week
16th -‐ 20th May: Y6 Bikeability course
18th May: Y3U trip to The Wellcome Museum
23rd and 24th May: School Photos
25th May: Y3V trip to The Wellcome Museum
30th May -‐ 3rd June: Half term break
9th June: Y5 trip to West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
10th June: Reception trip to Woodlands farm
17th June: Y3 trip to Kew Gardens
Saturday 18th June: Summer Fair
22nd June: KS1 Sports Day
23rd June: INSET Day (school being used as a polling station)
24th June: KS2 Sports Day
1st July: EYFS Sports Day
1st July: Y1 trip to Maritime Museum
6th July: New Reception Parents’ Meeting and children visiting class
7th July and 12th July: Parent-‐Teacher Meetings
14th July: Y6 production
20th July: Last day of term
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School Trips and DBS checks
At Ashmead, we pride ourselves on giving the children lots of opportunities for ‘real’ experiences and therefore we organise lots of visits and visitors for all classes. These are only possible with the help of volunteers and we are
always grateful for help from parents and carers. However, we do have a safeguarding duty to check all adults who might volunteer to help. Therefore it is really important that the permission slips you <ill in for your child are <illed in accurately and returned to school promptly if you would like to be considered as a volunteer. A DBS check needs to be completed before EVERY trip, regardless if you have had a check before. We cannot accept last minute offers of help and we can’t ‘swap’ adults if the person who has been checked is then not available on the day. Thanks for your understanding with this.
Fruit at mid morning break We are part of a ‘Fruit for Schools’ scheme that provides every child from Reception -‐ Y2 with a free piece of fresh fruit every morning break time. Any spare fruit is put in the playground for KS2 children to help themselves. We have previously also said that KS2 children could bring a ‘healthy snack’ to eat at morning break. However, over time, these snacks have become less healthy. Therefore we are going to ask that KS2 children only eat FRUIT at morning break, just as the younger children do. We would appreciate your cooperation with this by only sending your child with a piece of fresh fruit for morning break and not crisps, biscuits or sugary muesli or ‘fruit’ bars.
Introducing Rachel Snow - new Associate Governor!!Hi, my name is Rachel and I’ve just joined Ashmead Governors as an Associate Member of the Governing Body. This is a volunteer role for people who want to support the school. I’m Mum to three Ashmead kids and a few months back read a newsletter article asking parents to join the governing body. I gave it a lot of thought and decided to volunteer because Ashmead is not only a wonderful community school; it’s led by teachers who really care that each child gets the most out of their primary education.
Education is going through a lot of change at the moment. My background is in business and communications, which I thought might be helpful to the school. Since joining the governing body I’ve been really surprised at the amount of detail there is to manage. There’s a lot to think about from individual learning; to welfare; budgets; health and safety; and managing new policies coming through from government. Ashmead Governors are committed to helping each child to feel both loveable and capable. At the end of each meeting we ask how our work has helped the pupils. For me this sums up the approach of the governors and the wider values of Ashmead.
18th April 2016
News from Nursery and Reception Breaking News! Reception's duck eggs have arrived. We cannot wait to
observe, explore and learn about what is happening inside the eggs over the next few weeks and are so excited for them to hatch. Although Reception will continue to follow a child led curriculum this half term, lots of their learning will be inspired by the eggs currently developing away in our incubators.
Watch this space! !After a particularly inspirational Easter break, I decided to start this half term by sharing a new interest of mine with Nursery: Japan. We have tried a range of new experiences this week from making and tasting sushi to trying on
Kimonos. Nursery were particularly enthralled by Japanese artist Hokusai's 'Great Wave' print and lots of interesting stories, discussions and art has come out of this interest, including a giant collaborative 'wave' painting of our own. This week is Science Week and we are all ready to get planting in our EYFS garden -‐ any donations (plants, seeds, pots etc) welcome. Ashleigh Mugridge
News from Y1, Y2 and
Y3 We are very excited to be back at school ready for a jam packed Summer term. Y1 launched their
‘Green Fingers’ topic with a trip to Greenwich Ecology Centre and started to think, ‘What do plants do for us?’, Y2 have started one of our favourite topics of the year, ‘The Great Fire of London’ and are working up to a day of story telling, exploration and role play at St Paul’s and Y3 are going to be learning all about their bodies as part of their ‘Funnybones’ topic and will be pondering the big question, ‘Do we protect our bodies or do they protect us?’ We have enjoyed seeing all the wonderful home learning that children have been bringing in linked to their topics this half term, keep them coming, they are a great way to enhance the learning of the whole class Jane Bickley
News from Y4, Y5 and Y6
The start of the summer term has been action packed for Key Stage 2. Year 5 visited Deptford Creek in order to launch their new topic and enjoyed putting their geography and scienti<ic skills to the test whilst waist deep in water!! This week also sees the beginning of science week, in which all classes will be enjoying some fantastic workshops, including a special workshop led by the Eden Project, as well as visiting Hilly Fields in order to conduct <ield observations. All of the children have also shared some fantastic home learning that was completed during the Easter break and the work that was put in at home has been really evident to see through the way all of the children have returned to their learning at school. We can't wait to see what other fantastic experiences and achievements the summer term has to offer. Andy McPartland!