Holiday homework

You are going to be in a new class from 7 September 2015.  Your optional Summer holiday homework task is to look at the name of your new class and find out as much as you can about it. In Selsdon the classes are all named after UK based animals. In Heavers Farm the classes from years 1 to 6 are all named after gemstones.

You could perhaps create a poster or a presentation to bring in to school with you on 7 September. Alternatively, it would be great to see some interesting facts about your animal/gemstone posted up on the new year group blogs (yes, the year group from each school will be sharing a blog this year – I’ll be posting these up and linking to them on each school site soon).

Have a great summer.

Mr McCormack

Summer holiday homework

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Holiday Homework 

(for children about to start Years 1 to 6)

 

You are going to be in a new class from Monday 7th September 2015.  Your optional Summer Holiday Homework task is to look at the name of your new class and find out as much as you can about it.

 

You could create a poster or presentation to bring in to school with you on the first day back. It would also be great to see some interesting facts about your animal posted up on the new year group blogs.

 

Happy holidays everyone!

 

Bicycle Prizes!

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On Tuesday morning in our celebration assemblies we will be handing out brand new bicycles to children with attendance of 96% and above (and 3 or less lates) over the whole academic year. The winners of the bicycles will also receive a Halfords voucher which can be exchanged for a cycling helmet or any other item at any store.

Thank you for supporting your children to come to school every day. We have more children than ever in the bicycle draw this year!

End of Term Arrangements

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We wanted to confirm the arrangements for the last few days of this term as we bring a very successful year to an end.

Friday 10th July 2015: Sports Day

9.00 – 10.15am Reception and Nursery

10.30 – 12.00pm Year 1 and Year 2

12.00 – 1.30pm Picnic Lunch – families are invited to have a picnic lunch on the field with their child(ren).

1.30 – 3.00pm Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6

Monday 13th July 2015: Headteacher’s Award Trip

9.30am All eligible children will have received their letter about this trip. We are going to see The Minions and have a picnic in Lloyd Park afterwards.

Evening: Year 6 leaver’s party on the school field with Year 6 staff and a number of ex-staff who have taught the children during their time at Selsdon.

Tuesday 14th July 2015: Leaver’s/End of Year Assemblies

We have had to organise the end year assemblies in a different way this year. This is due to the unsafe condition of the banks in the playground. We have had to fence off the most dangerous part of these. We are awaiting a survey on the remaining banks and do not feel that it is safe for the children to sit on these whilst they are under investigation.We have been waiting for this survey which unfortunately, to date,  has still not taken place.

For this reason we have decided to hold the end of year assemblies in the school hall.

9.00am: Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly: In school hall with Year 6 parents and families, siblings in school, any staff who have taught this year group in the past, as well as Year 4 classes and Year 5 classes. Handing out prizes for the leavers, presents from FoSP and gifts from the ‘Leaver’s Party Committee’. Children will be singing traditional Selsdon songs and celebrating the end of their time at Selsdon. We will also present bicyles as a reward for good attendance over the past year.

11.00amEnd of Year Celebration Assembly: In school hall for classes from Reception to Year 3. Children will be singing traditional Selsdon songs to celebrate the end of a successful academic year. We will also present bicyles as a reward for good attendance over the past year.

Bicycle prizes will be given to the Nursery children in the Nursery classroom.

School finishes at the normal time on Tuesday 14th July 2015

School reopens to children on Monday 7th September 2015

Thank you all for your continued support. May we wish you, and your family, and happy and restful summer break.

Staffing/Class Arrangements for September 2015

Executive Headteacher: Susan Papas

Deputy Executive Headteacher: Jo Read

Head of School: Shelley Parker

Deputy Headteacher: Lynsey Barnett

Deputy Headteacher/SENCo: Kate Jenkins

We thought that this year we would continue the class names that we already have in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. We have chosen a range of British animals for the names of our classes.

  Current Class New Class Teacher
YN New intake Fox Cubs Zoe Hume
YR New intake Butterfly Mandy Cheetham
YR New intake Bumblebee Serena Neary
YR New intake Ladybird Nimra Rana
Y1 Bumblebee Badger Debs Hawkes
Y1 Butterfly Squirrel Kahli Huse
Y1 Ladybird Hedgehog Nikki Gomulka – Federation Year Group Leader
Y2 Hedgehog Owl Molly McCullough
Y2 Squirrel Robin Charli Desai
Y2 Badger Dove Hugo Feitor
Y3 2G Deer Kamala Dodd
Y3 2P Stag Suzi Grove
Y3 2SF Fox Emma Collier – Federation Year Group Leader
Y4 3H Seal Will Harper Penrose
Y4 3M Porpoise Haley Anderson
Y4 3G Dolphin Seden Yilmaz
Y5 4Y Puffin Kym Huet
Y5 4S Cormorant Justin Tardivo
Y5 4C Heron Nicola Kirk
Y6 5C Kestrel Jess Kelley – Federation Year Group Leader
Y6 5W Eagle Carly Mould
Y6 5P Hawk Andy Crickett

Reminder: Family Evening tomorrow

Tomorrow is our end of year Family Evening.

As in previous years, it is not necessary to book an appointment for this event – you can turn up any time between  5.30pm and 7.30pm to speak with your child’s teacher and to collect their end of year report.

We look forward to seeing you then.