Friday, 28 November 2014

Issue 12 2014-15

Newsletter Issue 12

Friday 28th November 2014

Dear Parent/Carer,
We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Christmas Craft Fayre on Saturday. It promises to be a fabulous event and conveniently takes place just before another community event, which I hope you will be able to support…..
Robin Hood Residents Association Christmas Carol Concert 
This event takes place on Saturday afternoon, (29th Nov) between 4-6pm at the Community Orchard on Copley Lane opposite the post office. Santa will be there with presents for children, the Christmas tree will be lit up, there will be a craft stall, festive refreshments and Lofthouse Brass Band will be playing Christmas Carols for us all to sing along.
We started our week with a visit in assembly from Reverend Mandy, who taught the children all about the patron saints of Great Britain and how they link with the colours in the Union Jack. This was part of our assembly theme this term about what it means to be British.
Skipping Days
On Wednesday and Thursday KS1 and KS2 took part in Robin Hood's first ever skipping event! Skipping is a difficult skill for children to master and demands a great amount of co-ordination. Chris and Jodi from “Skipping School” helped develop children’s skipping skills and also showed the children some fun games they could use at play time when skipping with their friends. KS2 were treated to an assembly which showed some of the fantastic skippers we have in school. The staff also enjoyed an hour CPD after school developing their knowledge and skills of skipping. Well done to all of the children and staff for showing determination and enthusiasm in this event!
Final sums
Well done everyone- we managed to raise £387.03 for the Poppy Appeal and £419.80 for Children in Need.
Christmas Performances
We are looking forward to welcoming you to our Christmas performances this year. We are now operating a system of ticket allocations to ensure that everyone, including the children is safeguarded during these times. With the added issue of restrictions to space outside of the hall because of the building work, it is essential that we follow the advice from the Fire Safety team and keep numbers within the safe guidelines. I am not prepared to compromise the safety of anybody during these performances so therefore hope that you are supportive of the decision around this. Each phase is putting on an additional show this year so that all families can continue to support this magical time of year.
Christmas non uniform day
We would like to support the PTA’s idea of a Christmas non uniform day on Wednesday 17th December. Children are encouraged to come in a Christmas jumper if they have one, otherwise anything Christmassy that you have at home (e.g. a touch of tinsel, a Santa hat) to get in the mood for the pending parties! A donation of £1 will go to the PTA funds. There may even be a special surprise for the children…
For reminders of Christmas event dates, please remember you can refer to the school website “School Calendar” section.
PTA news
Thank you to everyone, parents and teachers who have come forward offering their help for tomorrow's Fayre.  It starts at 12pm and runs until 3pm.  The entrance will be round the left hand side of the school next to the reception entrance.  We have a cafe full of food, including pies, hotdogs and cakes, in The Friendly Faces building and some lovely music from our very own Rockin' Robins at 12:30pm.  To keep the children entertained we have two competitions and the Reptile Rangers visiting, giving you plenty of time to peruse over 30 craft stalls and purchase all your Christmas Presents.  If you haven't yet had the chance to purchase your raffle tickets or have yet to bring your money into school, this needs to be done before the draw which will take place on Saturday at 2:45pm.  We hope you have a wonderful time tomorrow and look forward to seeing you all.
Have a great weekend
Mrs Dale
REMEMBER! THIS MONDAY (1st December) 8:15 a.m.  “Moving forward and learning together”
·    Our website- what isn’t there that should be?
·    The use of Twitter – ways to take this forward and engage more parents
·    Our blogs- How we can get even more use out of blogs? What blogs should we keep/not keep?
Those who cannot attend are encouraged to contact either myself or Miss Hinton as everyone’s opinion is valuable.               

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