CHILDREN IN NEED – FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Once again, we are supporting Children in Need by wearing something spotty or wearing our PJ’s to school! We would like everyone who is taking part to pay £1 and all monies raised will go directly to Children in Need. On the day, we are having a cake sale; you can help us make this event a success by donating some delicious cakes or biscuits and by joining us on the day. A timetable will be sent home so that you can arrange your visit to meet up with your children. We will also have a ‘name the bear’ competition costing 50p, the winner will win the bear!
To mark Remembrance Week and the end of the First World War all our children will be making a poppy in class this week. The poppies will be displayed in a waterfall cascade in the school hall. The poppy display will remain on display next week, please pop in and take a look. Children will take part in a remembrance assembly next Monday at 11am.
Best. Residential. Ever!!! Some of our Y5/6 children visited Kingswood Residential Centre where they enjoyed some fantastic experiences together. The activities included a 3G swing, archery, bouldering, abseiling and a fire lighting session. Everyone enjoyed three tasty meals a day and the food was fantastic! Thank you to all the children who attended and represented our school with their impeccable behaviour and thank you to our staff for giving up their time to make the visit such a memorable experience for everyone.
PARENT IN PARTNERSHIP – REMINDER
Parent in Partnership meetings will take place on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th October, between 3.30pm-6.30pm. From today, we will be using Parent’s Evening Manager on ParentMail – so you can book your parents’ evening appointments from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
You will need to be registered on ParentMail to be able to book appointments!
If you haven’t received a registration email or text, please contact the school office. Once registered we would highly recommend you download the Halfway Junior School app, so you can book appointments on your phone as soon as the appointment booking goes live! To do this, simply search for “Halfway Junior School” in your App store.
PARENT AND COMMUNITY GROUP
Here at Halfway Junior School our Parent and Community Group meets regularly and provides support towards events in school. We currently have a very small group of dedicated members that we would like to grow. If you have a commitment to improving our school and making it a great place to be, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved, please let the school office know. We are always keen to hear new idea and see fresh faces at our PAC Group meetings.
Y6 – TRANSITION TO SECONDARY SCHOOL
Our local secondary schools are holding open evenings for prospective Y7 students. Please see below for details.
YEAR GROUP EXPECTATION MEETINGS
All Y4, 5 and 6 parents and carers are invited to their child’s Year Group meeting to find out more about their child’s curriculum this year. The Y4/5 meeting is on Tuesday 25th September at 5.30pm and the Y6 meeting is the week after on Thursday 4th October at 5.30pm. We will be discussing the teaching, learning and expectations for the year and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions. Y3 parents received this information during transition week, however if you still have any questions, your child’s class teacher will be happy to answer them. Please look out for a ParentMail form where you can indicate if you will be attending.
ASSEMBLY CHANGES - GOLDEN CHILD
Our Friday assemblies are changing – and you are invited! Each week there will be a Golden Child nominated from each class. During that week the Golden Child will be encouraged to demonstrate the Halfway Learner Value of the week . Then, in celebration assembly on Friday each Golden Child will be celebrated by their class teacher, as to where they have shown the Halfway Learner Value of the week. When it is your child’s turn to be Golden Child, you will be sent a text message on Friday to tell you they are their classes Golden Child for the following week and invited to join us in celebrating their successes in Celebration Assembly (Friday at 9am).