WESTFIELD FAMILY OF SCHOOLS – ACHIEVEMENT EVENING 2018
Every year our Family of Schools come together to celebrate the positive behaviour and achievements of our children. Our nominated children are invited to the Family of Schools Achievement Awards on Tuesday 8th May at Westfield. Congratulations to all our nominees. We hope you have a fabulous evening celebrating your success! Each school nominates one child in each of the following categories,
Most Improved Student - Mathew (Y6 KT/LM)
Attitude to Learning – Alexandra (Y5/BC)
Friendship – Libby (Y3/4CL)
Positive Contribution – Finlay (Y3/4WL)
Talent – Jacob (Y5/6 KT/LM)
Our Schools Award – Being the Best That We Can Be – Mara (Y4KW/JH)
JACQUELINE WILSON FANS!
Have you read the latest Jacqueline Wilson book ‘Mary Poppins Mum Minder’? Isabel from Y3/4WL has ….and she has written her own book review, which has been published online! Click here to read Isabel’s fabulous review, she gives the story 5 stars and recommends it to everyone. Well done Isabel, we are all very proud of you!
SPORT RELIEF – FRIDAY 23RD MARCH
On Friday, we are fundraising for Sport Relief 2018 and would like all children to wear their sporty clothes and donate £1. Children who do not take part should wear school uniform as normal. Miss Lund’s class will be representing our school along with others from our Family of Schools by taking part in a ‘Sport Relief Challenge’ at Mosborough Primary. We will let you know next week how they get on! Thank you for your support.
WORLD BOOK DAY ACTIVITIES
WEDNESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
Conrad Burdekin Poetry – Children from Miss Lee and Miss Lund’s class will visit Halfway Nursery Infants to enjoy the unique and enthusiastic storytelling talents of the poet Conrad Burdekin.
Campfire Stories – Children from HNI will join our Y3/4 children for stories around the campfire at 3.10pm.
THURSDAY 1st MARCH
Dress Up - children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character. Please have some fun making your costume! Anyone not wishing to dress up should come in school uniform.
‘Big Book Swap’ – Please bring up to 5 unwanted children’s books. For each book children bring they will be given a token, they can then swap these tokens for another book to bring home.
Book Tokens - every child in school will be given a £1 book token, which can be redeemed at WH Smith’s, Waterstones or any other participating store. The voucher can be exchanged for one of ten exclusive, new and completely free World Book Day books!
World Book Day - Srumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl Menu!
We recently asked parents to ensure that children do not wear excessive jewellery and advised that children may wear a watch and small stud earrings. The Local Authority guidelines specifically requests no jewellery should be worn for PE lessons or out of hours physical activities (after school clubs). If the jewellery cannot be removed, it must be made safe. Under no circumstance should any teacher tape jewellery for a pupil. If the jewellery cannot be made safe then the pupil cannot participate. Please continue to support us at home by ensuring your child is not wearing jewellery for school.
PE CHALLENGE DAY
On Friday, every class will take part in a PE Challenge consisting of different activities, focusing on movement skills. The activities are designed to give children the confidence to try something new and engage in a variety of sports. It should be a positive experience for everyone and hopefully inspire our children to continue to be fit and active through to adulthood.
A group of our Y3/4 children attended the Westfield Family of Schools Gymnastics Festival last week. Our team of gymnasts worked hard all week, giving up their lunchtimes, to learn the routine, which the Westfield Sports Leaders taught them. We are incredibly pleased to announce that our team took first place! Thank you to our parents and families who came along to support and a huge well done to everyone who took part, Miss Lund was thrilled with our teams’ performance and effort.
HEALTHY LIFESTYLES WEEK – REMINDER
This week we are hosting a whole week of Healthy Halfway Activities. Please remember to return any sponsor money to school by Thursday 18th January in advance of our Sports for Champions event.
FESTIVE JUMPER DAY – THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER
Children are welcome to wear a festive jumper or t-shirt on Thursday 21st December. Please wear a Christmas sweater and make a donation of £1. As ever, we do not expect you to buy new items; you could decorate an old or plain jumper with tinsel and baubles! If your child does not want to take part, they should wear their school uniform as normal.
FAMILY OF SCHOOLS CHRISTMAS CAROL CONCERT
Our annual Family of Schools Christmas Carol Concert takes place at Crystal Peaks on Thursday 21st December. Children from across our Family of Schools will stand together in one group whilst families watch.
If you would like to come along and support our school, the performance starts at 6pm just outside the entrance door opposite the petrol station.
CHRISTMAS SHOW - BETHLEHEM THE MUSICAL!
Christmas show tickets are on sale now via ParentPay. Please may we remind you not to purchase more than 2 tickets. The tickets can be for the same show, or single tickets at separate shows. Please purchase your initial tickets by Friday 8th December.
If there are any spare tickets, we will send an email via ParentMail and you will be able to purchase additional tickets via ParentPay.
LITTLE PRINCESS FUNDRAISING
Jessie (Y3/4 CL) will be having her hair cut off at the Christmas Market. Jessie is donating her hair to charity and raising money in the process.
Please click here to visit the Just Giving page where you can find out more and make a donation.
Y4 CYCLE SKILLS
THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER
Please return your cycle skills letter to school if your child would like to take part. Children will need a bike in good working order, a warm coat, gloves and a cycle helmet. The training takes place in the school playground and is run by our Sustrans rep, Amy.
CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS – REMINDER
Please complete the form on ParentMail to indicate if you will be attending any of the Curriculum Workshops over the next couple of weeks. Please note the original times and dates of these workshops have changed since the publication of the Yearly Planner in September. The workshops are designed to give you an overview of the age related expectations that children are expected to meet by the end of their year.
Y4 Tuesday 21st November 5pm
Y5 Thursday 23rd November 5pm
Y3 Monday 27th November 5pm
Our Parent and Community Group are looking for donations for our Christmas Market Tombola stall. Suitable items include, sweets, biscuits, chocolates, tinned/dried foods or toiletries. Please bring any donations to school by Friday 1st December. Children will be selling items in their classes and stalls will be in the hall. As ever this promises to be another fabulous Halfway event!
CHILDREN IN NEED
Our School Council met this week to discuss plans for Children in Need. All our children are invited to pay £1 and wear something spotty or wear thier pajamas on Friday 17th November. Children can also bring additional money to buy raffle tickets and to decorate a spot which will be used to 'Spotify' classroom doors. Tickets and spots will cost 20p.
Thank you to all our parents, families and children, from HJS, HNI and Shortbrook Primary, who supported and attended the Firework Party last week. It was lovely to see our school
communities come together and support each other. We would also like to say a huge thank you to the Halfway Parent and Community Group, without their hard work in the run up to the event as
well as on the night, events like these would not happen and we are incredibly grateful for your support and dedication.