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WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Issue 20 – 9th February 2018

 

SCHOOL NEWS

Today we said a sad farewell to Mr. Jackson as he leaves us for Australia!

 

DON’T FORGET IT’S HALF TERM NEXT WEEK!

 

Wool for School

Dear Parents / Carers

Can you help us please? In Art we are making some sculptures using wool and we need lots more. Any donations, large or small, would be very much appreciated! 

Thanks

Ms. Codd

 

HOLLY LODGE TRIPS

Two groups visited Holly Lodge in Richmond Park this week.  Both groups looked at plants and how they grow, what happens when plants don’t get any light or water.  Students measured circumferences of trees and planted

seeds in the wild flower garden.

 

Mars – Tuesday

Quote from Abdishakuur

‘We went to Holly Lodge to learn about plants, it was so fun, we also saw some deer in Richmond Park!'   

 

 

Jupiter – Thursday

On Thursday Jupiter went to Holly Lodge.  They learnt all about how plants grow and what they need. They were able to take home their own basil plants!

 

 

 

 

This week was Mr Jackson’s final week at Thursday Club.  We are all very sad to see him leave and will miss his fun games and mini exercise classes in the gym.

 

 

CULTURE WEEK

 

PLUTO – FRANCE

Pluto visited a French Cafe where they sampled a range of croissants.  They walked to and from Westfields in the cold so all treats were well earned.

 

 

 

 

NEPTUNE – AUSTRALIA

Neptune made koala masks, Pavlova, a BBQ and fairy bread!

 

 

SATURN – SPAIN

JUPITER – CHINA/ASIA

On Tuesday, Jupiter went on a trip to the Chinese takeaway, as they were learning about Asia

 

MARS

Feyona in Eritrean dress and Naser in Saudi dress

 

SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY STUDENTS

Our two students from City University are now moving to work in Pluto and Neptune.  They will be working under our supervision and leading some speech and language sessions.

 

MARATHON MUM!

Harriet – Lettie in Pluto’s Mum

 I am running a half-marathon next month for Phab, a charity I'm sure you're familiar with and which has helped us as well as many other children at Parayhouse.

If any parents or staff would like to sponsor me I would be most grateful, please follow the link below.

Thank you so much,
Harriet

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HarrietOliver1 

 

MISSING UNIFORM

Dean Said [Jupiter group] has lost his fleece. It is extra-large and it has a D clearly marked on the Parayhouse logo.  Please can parents check if it has found its way to your home!

Thank you

 

LUNCH MENU

Next week we will be on week 1. Lunches cost £3.15per day, this can be paid daily, weekly or termly.  If you wish to pay by online banking please call and we will let you have our banking details.

 

ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies take place every Friday at 2.40pm [if earlier this will be shown below]. Parents, family and friends are welcome to join us but please arrive in plenty of time as everyone attends and the office is unmanned.

 

Friday 9th February – Culture Week Assembly

Friday 23rd February – General Assembly

Friday 2nd March – Holi Assembly

Friday 9th March – Neptune Assembly

Friday 16th March – Mars Assembly

Friday 23rd March – Sports Relief Assembly

 

SWIMMING

Mars – Wednesday 21st February – Wednesday 28th March

Saturn – Wednesday 18th April – Wednesday 23rd May

 

Please remember to send your child in with their swimming costume, towel and liquid shower gel.

 

SPRING TERM 2018

95% and above is our target! The national target is 96.4%

Week

Pluto

Saturn

Jupiter

Neptune

Mars

Total

SPRING  TERM 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 3/1/18

85.7%

90.0%

84.8%

83.3%

87.9%

86.6%

w/b 8/1/18

98.6%

97.0%

92.7%

86.6%

99.1%

95.4%

w/b 15/1/18

94.3%

96.0%

96.4%

94.3%

90.0%

94.1%

w/b 22/1/18

98.6%

85.0%

92.7%

94.3%

88.2%

91.1%

w/b 29/1/18

98.6%

93.0%

83.6%

94.3%

99.1%

93.3%

w/b 5/2/18

100.0%

97.0%

90.9%

94.3%

98.2%

95.9%

Half term totals

96.7%

93.2%

90.6%

92.1%

94.2%

93.2%

w/b 19/2/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 26/2/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 5/3/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 12/3/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 19/3/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

w/b 26/3/18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attachments:

None

 

DIARY DATES 2017/18

Changes and additions will be highlighted

FEBRUARY

Mon 12th – Fri 16th – HALF Term

Tues 20th – Neptune to Tate Modern

Thur 22nd – Zillah Gant [Art Therapist] returns from Maternity Leave

Tues 27th – Visitors morning

MARCH

Thur 1st – WORLD BOOK DAY

Mon 5th – Thur 8th – Students leave for Foxes Hotel, Minehead, Somerset [work experience]

Tues 6th – PROGRESS MEETING 1

Thur 8th – Multi sports event at Westway sports centre

Tues 13th – PROGRESS MEETING 2

Thur 15th – Jupiter/Saturn to Tate

Fri 16th – Food Studies Exam Day 1

Mon 19th – Fri 23rd – Sport Relief Week

Tues 20th – SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHER

Fri 23rd – Food Studies Exam Day 2

Thur 29th – End of Spring Term

APRIL

Mon 16th – STAFF INSET

Tues 17th – Students return for Summer term

Wed 18th – Swimming starts for Saturn

Thur 19th – Fri 20th – OCR Entry level Art Exam

Tues 24th – Whole school to Lords