This Week's News

Friday 18th January 2019

A message from Mrs Mooney

Dear Parents and Carers, 

What a fun end to week we had with the annual sponsored bounce! This year the children are bouncing for i pads. We hope to purchase 12 by the end of the year for use in our Year 1 and 2 classes. A huge thank you to Mrs Hollingshead and her team of helpers for making the event run so smoothly and congratulations to the children for great bouncing! Please remember to return your sponsorship donations as soon as possible.


Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed their slime workshop this week, which supported their scientific understanding of solids, liquids and gases. We hope they told you all about it.

On Thursday we had our Internet safety day led by Luke from ECP Ltd. Throughout the day he led sessions for each year group, giving them essential tips on how to stay safe when using the Internet. He then ran a staff meeting for the teachers followed by an evening session for parents. We were thrilled that over 40 parents attended and I would recommend that everyone attend these sessions ahead of your children going to junior school. Information from the evening will be shared on the website next week.

As a values based school, we are involved with a number of other local schools who form the Elmbridge Values Group. Every year the schools work together on a joint project, bringing together the children and staff from the schools to share their work as a community. This year Miss Hoad has taken the lead and as you can imagine has an ambitious vision! All schools will be working with artist, Caroline Wendling to produce art work to be used to produce flags which hopefully will be hung in Weybridge and Walton-on-Thames. The work will begin with our Year 1 children on Monday and we look forward to sharing updates of how the project progresses.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.


Mrs Tanya Mooney

Calendar Updates
Please note that some of the dates in March for Year 1 Maths Workshops and Year 2 Outdoor Learning days have changed. Please check either your Arbor Calendar or the calendar on the website to check dates for your class.

Great Gatsby Spring Ball
This year’s Great Gatsby ball is being held at Sandown Park on the 18th May. Outfits from the Roaring 20's are welcome but not compulsory! Tickets will go on sale in March.

Reminders:

 • Important dates can be found HERE

• Links to this week’s letters and handouts can be found HERE

 

Attendance this week:  96.9 %

 

Stars of the week:

Butterflies: Niko & Caoimhe

Ladybirds:  Lois & Hudson

Bumblebee: Martha & Sachith

Seahorse: Dexter & Owen

Starfish: Chloe & Lucas

Jellyfish: Florence & Skyla Rose

Lion: Luke & Dylan

Tiger: Taashvi & Albie

Leopard: Sophie & Toby

 

Value Certificate: Arjun in Lion Class