Astwood Bank Primary School

"A centre of learning and opportunity"

Evening Carols

CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT

Wednesday 14th December 2022 at 6pm

This year there will be a return to our much-loved annual open-air carol service on the lower playground. This promises to be a wonderful and festive event with traditional carol singing, bell ringing, hot mulled wine, mince pies and good cheer!

As always, all children and families are welcome, but we’ve focused the learning of the carols in school with children in years 3 to 6. The event should last around 30-40 minutes; please dress up warm and do bring a torch or lantern so you can read the word sheets. We hope to save on paper this year and will be providing word sheets as PDFs which you can read on your phones. There will be a few hard copies available where needed. In the case of bad weather, we will relocate into the main school hall. Refreshments will be available free of charge but any donations to PTA funds are much welcome!

We look forward to seeing you and we hope that you can support this splendid event.

Mr George and school staff

Christmas Fayre

2nd Meeting of 2022/23

Second Meeting of 2022/23

Another productive meeting was held on Friday 11 November. All councilors were present and unsurprisingly, the biscuits had disappeared within the first few minutes!

On this occasion, councilors began by feeding back any points raised by their classmates. We then moved on to discuss how the school will raise money for its chosen charity.

The following points were raised by councilors on behalf of their classmates. All points will be taken to the headteacher to consider.

  • Can we have clock in the hall so children can manage their time during lunchtime?
  • Can we start a bird watching club?
  • What progress has been made with ‘Cheerleading Club’?
  • Can we have burgers for Friday lunches (with toppings)?
  • Can we equip some children with litter pickers to keep the school tidy?
  • Are children allowed to have bigger scissors in class?

Possible Fundraising Ideas

  • Cinema night for both key stages
  • Bring & Buy sale
  • Cake sale
  • Bracelet sale (made by the children)
  • School tea towel
  • Rainbow day or pajama day

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!

Harvest Festival 2022

Calling all Year 3 and Year 4 parents. You are invited to our Harvest Festival on Thursday 3 November at 1:45pm. You’re welcome to meet us at St Matthias & St George church and be part of the service.

Rhino Readers

This week’s Twinkl GO code for Rhino Readers is: QN3581

Meet the Teachers!

Please join us for our curriculum meetings. They’re a fantastic opportunity to meet your child’s new teaching team and to learn more about what’s in store for the children this year. This is especially important if your child is in Year 6 or Year 2 as SATS information will be shared.

Key Stage 2: Tuesday 13 September at 9:00am

Key Stage 2: Thursday 15 September at 9:00am

Location: Year group classrooms

Time: 9am

Duration: 30 minutes

Curriculum Meeting

Please join us for our curriculum meeting on Thursday 15 September at 9:00am. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet your child’s new teaching team and to learn more about what’s in store for the children this year, including how we approach the national tests in May (SATS).

Location: Year 2 classrooms

Time: 9am

Duration: 30 minutes

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