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A moment of reflection

"Living in a way that reflects one's values is not just about what you do, it is also about how you do things" Deborah Day

Dear Parents / Carers

It has been another exciting and busy few weeks here at Sholden, but I have thoroughly enjoyed it!

STEM Workshops

Last week the children had a Science Presentation about Forces by Karen Hodgson. They found out how cars stay on a rollercoaster, how to get an egg in a cup of water without touching it and how to remove the tablecloth without moving the plate and cutlery! The children then had a chance to make their own rollercoaster  with amazing results. Take a look at their designs of the website.

Stem 

Titanic

Swans class had a fantastic talk about the Titanic by Bob Pryor who brought in an original plate and Titanic bear from the ship. The children got to see an example of the documented distress call, tickets, maps and other such items. The children were fascinated and the talk enriched the learning.

Facts:

  • The Titanic was built between 1909 and 1911.
  • It was 882 feet (269 metres) in length and 175 feet (53 metres) in height.
  • The Titanic had a crew of around 900 people.
  • Over 1500 people died because of the sinking.

Reading

Some of the children have been to read with the residents of Sholden Hall. This was a very successful venture for both the children and the residents who gained so much from the visit. Further groups of children will be visiting in the future along with future well-being colouring linked to our Literacy stories.

Report from Mrs Miller: I have been given the task of helping to promote reading.  So far we have started to take group of children down to Sholden Hall Residential Home to read to some residence. We have had some lovely feedback! Thank you for completing the reading surveys (Swans & Herons did theirs in class.)

We have started a KS2 reading club at lunchtimes and I am in the process of creating a quiet reading corner in the library.

World Book Day is in a few weeks and your challenge is to take pictures of your children reading in some weird and wonderful places, email them to me @ caroline.miller@sholdenprimary.org.uk Ill display them around the school.

 reading

Music

The children have been learning Fight Song this week in recorder lessons. They sound great.

 

Tennis

Children in Kingfishers and Ducklings had a terrific taster session of Tennis at Tides! It was great to hear many of the children went on to participate in the free weekend sessions offered by Tides.

tennis 

Willow

We are looking for a keen gardener to advise us on how to tame our lovely but wild Willow feature. If you are that person or know of someone please get in touch.

If there are any keen grandparents who would like to help with keeping the planting at the entrance to the school tidy we would welcome any help and provide the tea!

Governor report

On Wednesday 5th February 2020 the Sholden school full governing body met for the first time this year.  The chair of governors welcomed Mrs Jenny Preston who has joined the school as a parent governor. Mrs Preston has two children at the school and is a welcome addition to the team. The governing body is still hoping to recruit two more foundation governors to bring the governing body up to full strength. 

The governors discussed new plans to improve the way they monitor the various subject fields.  Governors have been given responsibility for certain areas to monitor and will be liaising with their corresponding subject leads to ensure this is done regularly.

A recent monitoring of the school meals was then discussed and how certain changes have been made to improve meal times.  A monitoring report will be completed by the Governor for the head teacher to review. 

The headteacher then presented her very detailed report to the governors. This included attendance and the current school roll. Mrs Theaker then explained her plans to incorporate a new improved system to assist with safeguarding.  Reports were then heard from the recent committee meetings. This was a very constructive meeting with some excellent plans for the future improvement of the school

Regards 

Carl 

Safer Internet Week

Next week is National Safer Internet Week and as a school we will be discussing the pros and cons of internet use and how to keep safe.

Dates

Please find attached a list of term dates for your diary. Any further updates will follow.

Friends Of Sholden School (FOSS)

May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who came to the FOSS meeting, it was very well attended and everyone was enthusiastic in their support for the school. Your help is greatly appreciated and we look forward to supporting your forthcoming events.

  • Friday 7th Feb  5.30-7pm School Disco @St Leonards Hall
  • Friday 14th Feb  Tag Day- £1 donation
  • Friday 14th Feb  3.15 Cake Sale Cake donation required please  
  • Easy Fundraising scheme  see Foss FB page or easyfundrasing.org.uk all you have to do is sign up to easy fundraising and FOSS will receive a % of what you spend, AT NO COST TO YOU! Win Win!
  • Next FOSS meeting Thursday 27th Feb 9am. School Library.

 

Next week -Dates for your Diary

  • Monday 10th February
  • Swans -  Trip to the Duke Of York School - Sister Act performance
  • Ducklings - Trip to TAG pet rescue in Margate - back by lunch 
  • Ducklings  Stay and Paly @ 2.30
  • Friday 14th February
  • TAG DAY £1 or cake donations please - wear your own clothes 
  • Valentines cake sale! Donations very welcome!

 

Heads up- Next term we celebrate World Book Day on Friday 6th March  dress up!

 

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Dawn Theaker

Headteacher

 

 

Previous Newsletter

 

 

 

Dear Parents / Carers

 Please find a list of term dates below:

Note: These are subject to change

Term Dates

Term 3

DATE

EVENT AND WHO

WHERE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

7.02.2020

Disco

St Leonards Church

5:30-7:00pm

10.02.2020

Ducklings Trip

TAG

10-12

10.02.2020

Ducklings Stay & Play

School

EYFS 2:30-3:00pm

10.02.2020

Swans trip

Duke of York School

12-17.45 hrs

10.02.2020

Safer Internet Week

Activities taking place at school

11.02.2020 Safer Internet Day

14.02.2020  Safer Internet Collective Worship (children only)

13.02.2020

Ducklings Stay & Play

School

EYFS 2:30-3:00pm

13.02.2020

Swans Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30pm Parents of children in Swans class only.

14.02.2020

Breakfast Club Valentines Theme

School

8am-8.55

14.02.2020

Tag Day - £1

School

Fundraising for FOSS

14.02.2020

Cake Sale

School

Fundraising for FOSS  donations required

14.02.2020

End of Term 3

 

Finish at 3:15pm

Half Term 17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020

Term 4

24.02.2020

First Day of Term 4

 

 

25.02.2020

Herons Swimming

Tides

Weekly every Tuesday morning for Term 4

27.2.2020

Kingfishers Dance with Dani

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 4

27.02.2020

Foss Meeting

School Library

9am - Please come and join us! Everyone welcome.

28.02.2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

6.03.2020

World Book Day

School

Dress up as your favourite Book Character!

13.03.2020

Sports Relief

School

Wear Sports Clothes information to follow.

17.03.2020

Year 5/6 Sex and Relationship Parental Talk

School

Discussion regarding the content of the Curriculum being taught. This is an opportunity for parents to view resources and ask questions.

23.03.2020

YR-6 Parent  Teacher Consultation

Taking place in each classroom.

Book a time via the online portal

24.03.2020

Y1-6 Parent  Teacher Consultation

Taking place in each classroom.

Book a time via the online portal

27.03.2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

31.03.2020

Prayer Workshop

School

A range of reflection activities for children to participate in throughout the day.

01.04.2020

Easter Egg Hunt

Easter Bunny

School

Morning - Led by FOSS

01.04.2020

Easter Service

St Nicholas Church

2:30pm Children only.

01.04.2020

End of Term 4

 

Finish at 3:15pm

02.04.2020

INSET DAY - Curriculum

School

 

03.04.2020

INSET DAY  School Vision

School

 

Happy Easter 6/4/2020- 17/4/2020

 

Term 5

20.4.2020

First Day of Term 5

 

 

23.4.2020

Ducklings Dance with Dani

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 5

01.05..2020

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

06.05.2020

Y5/6 Residential Parents meeting

School

Information and Kit List/What to take shared with parents. This is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and talk to the class teacher.

7.5.2020

Herons Living Land Trip

Maidstone

All day school trip. Children will experience the Living Land’ learning about farming, animals, vegetables, machinery etc

8.5.2020

BANK HOLIDAY

 

This is on Friday!

11-17.5.2020

SATS WEEK (Year 6)

Assessment Week Y1-5

School

Exam Week

15.5.2020

SWANS class TRIP

School

A magical experience!

16.5.2020

Goodwin Grammar Stream Test

Goodwin Academy

Saturday (more information to follow for parents of children going to Goodwin Academy).

21.5.2020

Ducklings Class Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents of Ducklings welcome.

22.5.2020

End of Term 5

 

Finish at 3:15pm

Half Term 25/5/2020 – 29/5/2020

Term 6

1.6.2020

First Day of Term 6

 

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4.6.2020

Swans ‘Dance with Dani’

Scout Hut

Weekly every Thursday afternoon for Term 6

4.6.2020

Year 5 Parents PESE/Secondary Transfer Meeting

School

Presentation to parents on the Kent Test/PESE/11+ and applying for secondary school

11.6.2020

EYFS (new intake) Home Visits

Home

EYFS Staff to visit new children at home

16.6.2020

EYFS (new intake) Home Visits

Home

EYFS Staff to visit new children at home

19.06

Collective Worship

St Nicholas Church

2:30-3:00pm Parents welcome.

23.6.2020

EYFS Welcome Transition Meeting 2-3pm

Group 1

School

Welcome – New EYFS Intake 2020 Parental Meeting ‘An introduction to starting school’. Opportunity to meet the Staff, Governors,  find out how to purchase uniforms etc

New EYFS Intake 2020 – A taster Session

Come and Play

24.6.2020

Swimming Gala

tbc

tbc

25.6.2020

Maths Competition

tbc

tbc

25.6.2020

EYFS Welcome Transition Meeting 2-3pm

Group 2

School

Welcome – New EYFS Intake 2020 Parental Meeting ‘An introduction to starting school’. Opportunity to meet the Staff, Governors,  find out how to purchase uniforms etc

New EYFS Intake 2020 – A taster Session

Come and Play

26.6.2020

Sports Day

School

Times 1.15

26.6.2020

Summer BBQ

School

Fundraising for FOSS. Please come along and support our school.

Further details to follow.

30.6.2020

Summer Cup

The Downs

Tbc (usually AM)

30.6.2020

EYFS Transition Afternoon

Group 1

School

New EYFS Intake 2020 – A taster Session

Come and Play

2.7.2020

EYFS Transition Afternoon

Group 2

School

New EYFS Intake 2020 – A taster Session

Come and Play

2.7.2020

Transition Day

School & Secondary Schools

Year 6 children to spend the day at their future secondary schools. All other pupils experience time in their classes for the following academic year.

3.7.2020

Reserve Sports Day

School

Alternative date in case of wet weather on 26th.

6-10.7.2020

SWANS Residential Trip

Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, Kent

Adventure Activities!

9.7.2020

EYFS Current & New Intake Picnic

School

Welcome to our school -New EYFS Intake 2020 have an opportunity to meet and play with their peers; parents have an opportunity to get to know the staff and each other

10.07.2020

Kingfishers Class Worship

St Nicholas Church

Parents of Kingfishers Class welcome.

15.7.2020

Reports to Parents

 

School

Parents/Carers will receive your child’s annual school report.

15.7.2020

Reserve Year 6 Production Evening

tbc

tbc

16.7.2020

Year 6 Production

tbc

am Dress Rehearsal

pm Dress Rehearsal to whole school

evening Performance to Parents

17.7.2020

Pfizer Science Day -presentation

Taking place in school.

Activities and demonstration/ presentations

20.7.2020

Optional Parent  Teacher Consultations

Taking place in each classroom.

If you wish to discuss your child’s report then you can book a time via the school office or the class teacher.

22.7.2020

Leavers Service

St Nicholas Church

9am Year 6 leave for church

10am Leavers Service

11am Whole school picnic

12 noon Children may leave after registration

22.7.2020

End of Term 6

 

 

 

Head Teacher