Astwood Bank Primary School

"A centre of learning and opportunity"

Swimming November 2022

There is no swimming or PE on Monday 31st October. We have a visit from a poet to start our reading week!

3S will start swimming on 7th November.

1st Meeting of the Year

Meeting Number 1

On Friday 7 October, the school councilors met with Mr Mellows for the first time this year. It was very productive and the following points were raised:

  1. Children have expressed an interest in having a cheerleading club at lunchtime or after school
  2. It was decided that our school will support a charity who works with those who have experienced loss
  3. Many children have asked about having sauces with their meals at lunchtimes
  4. There was some concerns about children being on the trim-trail before and after school
  5. It was proposed that we look into having a lunchtime or after school cricket club, given our local connections

As always, the points raised at the meeting have been presented to the senior leadership team, who will provide a response in time for the children’s next meeting.

Half Term Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

Firstly, Mrs Roberts and I would like to say what a fantastic first half-term it’s been for Year 5. The children have put a phenomenal amount of effort into their classwork and homework, and their attitude to learning has been brilliant. The enthusiasm, the imagination and the creativity has truly been ‘Out of this World’, and as a result, they have produced some great work to a high standard.

Over the half-term, we are only setting the project work – Phases of the Moon. As discussed in class, this is the first piece of project homework for this year, and the aim of it is to explain the phases of the moon. The homework can be presented in any way you wish: a poster, a labelled diagram, artwork, a model or a PowerPoint. This is due in 1.11.22 (the Tuesday on the first week back). We can’t wait to see what they produce! There will be no homework set in the CPG books, however there will still be spellings to revise, and we encourage the use of Times Table Rockstars, as well as reading as much as they can. We will be asking what books they have enjoyed over the half-term.

Finally, just a huge thank you from me personally for all making me feel so welcome this half-term – I’m already loving it at Astwood Bank Primary, and it is because of your wonderful children bringing smiles to my face every day!

Hopefully your child will have received their letter regarding the exciting trip to the Space Centre on Thursday 1st December 2022. The deadline for payments will be 16.11.22.

We will reveal more about our next topic soon, but for now, we hope you have a lovely half-term, and we look forward to hearing all the stories upon the children’s return.

Warm regards,
Miss Middleton and Mrs Roberts

Seaside Day 2022

Thanks to all of Year 2, who looked amazing in their summer clothes this week. Activities included: music, arts & crafts, chip shop chips at lunchtime and a Punch & Judy show.

A random summer dance-off on the playground quickly became one of the highlights of the day (Year 2 have some amazing moves). But by far the best part of the day was our Punch & Judy show. Thanks to Clive for being such an amazing entertainer. All of this, and we still have our school trip and parent workshop to come!

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