May 5th 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,
Here is our weekly update, but do see the attached newsletter for photos and information about some of the things that the children have been doing.

Next week, the children in Year 6 will take their SATS tests for reading, grammar, spelling and maths. They will begin their day, with a cooked breakfast at the Infants, before they head up to the Juniors for the tests. SATS are challenging, but the children have worked very hard through the year, and should be proud of what they have achieved. Do think of them, while they are doing their tests, and we know they would appreciate your prayers.

May Fair
Thank you to everyone who has brought in bottles for the May Fair. The PTA are happy to collect more jolly jars, toilet and kitchen roll tubes and odd socks, too. If you have any, do hand them in at either office. Next week, they will be collecting chocolate, sweets and candy.

We are always grateful to the PTA for working so hard to raise much-needed funds for the school. This week, we received two things that the PTA have paid for:
1. Defibrillators – Whilst we hope we will never have to use these, we now have a defibrillator on each site. Thank you to Richard Chalkley, who kindly, and so expertly, trained staff in the use of the defibrillators.
2. Hoodies – To be worn by our sports teams, they had their first use on Wednesday, when they were proudly worn by the Year 4 and 5 football team. We certainly thought they looked incredibly smart.

Financial Awareness Week May 22nd – 26th
This year, as well as launching the Bank of Christ Church School on Thursday 25th May, we will be exploring the themes of earning money and enterprise.
Each class will have the chance to see how much profit they can make from a £10 investment. Children will be encouraged to make, buy or create products, games or services in order to generate the most profit. Prizes will be awarded for both creativity and maximum profits.
If you are available to come and talk to your children’s class about how you earn your money and what your job entails, please speak to your class teacher to arrange a suitable time.

Family Financial Workshops
After the great success of last year’s family workshops, the Christians Against Poverty team from St John’s are coming back on Tuesday 16th & Tuesday 23rd May @5.30 p.m. to run them again. Families work together to explore needs and wants, budgeting, different ways to spend and save, in two linked workshops. All families are welcome, although the content is more suitable for junior children. More details will be sent out via ParentMail, next week.

Sainsbury’s Vouchers
Sainsbury’s vouchers are no longer being given out in store, please can any vouchers be brought in to school as soon as possible.

Junior Gates
If you are bringing infant children to the juniors at the end of the day, please do not let them swing or climb on the junior gates. It prevents them from opening correctly.

Best wishes.
Tabitha White