Friday, 22 September 2017

We were very lucky this week to have a visit from ‘Google’ in school who were doing some work with our Year 5 and 6 girls. One of the reasons they were doing this was to encourage girls to choose a career in computing when they are older. I do not think that will be an issue for our girls because they were all really eager to take part and although that meant we had slightly more girls than Google had requested, they accommodated the extra bodies so that no-one was disappointed. I would like to thank Mr Hall for organising this event for the school. The girls were especially pleased with their gifts of stickers and an alarm clock each.

Next week we have three big events in school.  The first is the arrival of the ‘Book Fair’ in school. It will be open in school every night from 28th September - 3rd October from 3.20pm – 4.00pm.  In the past Little Heath parents have always been very generous in purchasing books from here and the more books that parents buy the more books we will be given for our school library. Your children benefit twice from this system because they have a new book to read at home and they have a bigger selection of books to choose from to read in school. I also do not have to remind you of the benefits to all areas of children’s learning that comes from reading.

On Wednesday it is National Fitness Day and even though we already do a lot of physical activity in school Mr Mills has set up a mini fitness circuit and all the school, including teachers, will take part. Please make sure your children have their PE kit in school for that day.

We are also holding our annual Harvest Festival Coffee Morning next Friday. You will all have a received a letter about this during the week. Remember that all donations of cakes need to come into school on Wednesday and Thursday so that we can set up early on Friday in preparation for everyone coming, although you can still bring donations in on Friday morning if that is the only time you can bring them into school. I have listed the different time slots for the classes below but as I stated in the letter if you cannot make the slot you have been allocated or you have more than one child and can only make one time you can have all your children join you for the time you can attend.   The children look forward to this event because they love spending time with their parents in school (I suspect they also look forward to the cake that they can have as well) and they have been learning new songs to sing to you this year. I look forward to seeing many of you there next weekend.

9.30 – 10.00am – Years 3 & 4

10.00 -10.30am – Nursery & Reception

10.30 -11.00am – Years 5 & 6

11.00 – 11.30am – Years 1 & 2


I hope you all have a good weekend. I am being dragged to a football match by my husband this weekend. He keeps telling me how lucky I am because I am going to be in a chairman’s box whilst watching Newcastle United play! We certainly have different ideas about what constitutes a good time!

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