We've been itching to share our cycling video for some time now - and our new website allows us to do that.
Parents are invited to the service and will be very welcome on the whole school walk down to the church with the children, leaving at 10am. The harvest donations will go to the Chestnut Tree Hospice. Children are asked to bring one of the following to the church: Cake making kits or ingredients for cake making eg. flour, sugar, icing sugar, packets of teabags, small jar of coffee or small bottles of squash, packets of biscuits.
We are holding Open events on Tuesday 7 November from 1.30–2.30pm and then on Thursday 9 November 9.30–10.30am. Please let your friends who have children starting school in September 2018 know about these events. If parents are unable to make these dates, they can contact the school office to arrange a visit at a different time. If you have a sibling starting next year, please let the office know.
The children have been starting work in their new exercise books this term and we have talked about that lovely ‘first page’ feeling. We are working on the five Ps as a way of improving as a learner:
We take Pride in the Presentation of our work
We show Perseverance in learning and show stamina
We are Precise and Picky – we check our work and make our best efforts.
We are all looking forward to sharing the outcomes and books with you at the parent consultation meetings in October.
Today we were delighted to welcome Brian Moses to our school for a day of performance poetry and poetry workshops. He performed to the whole school and parents and this is what people said:
‘That was such fun’
‘I liked the Snake Hotel because it was funny and kept making me JUMP!’
‘What a great thing for the children to see and experience – I loved that!’
‘Very funny but where’s the cake gone from the staff room?’
Fascinating facts – did you know that Brian has written a poem and a book about the Titanic called Titanic, Lost and Saved? We will definitely be reading those.
You might hear your children talking about the different things they have been doing since the
start of term so here is a sample of some of the new things going on:
Our termly value is Generosity. Children will be exploring what generosity means, what we gain from giving, what it means to give cheerfully and how to be generous with our time. Collective worship is underpinned with stories from the bible and songs and prayers to support this message. The harvest service will be on Monday 2nd October and, once again, we will be supporting the Chestnut Tree Hospice with our generous donations.
‘God loves a cheerful giver’ Corinthians 9.7
A very warm welcome back to the new school year at Shipley.
It has been a delight seeing all the families again and hearing about how the children have been spending their holidays. They have come back looking so smart and grown up. There is lots of enthusiasm around the new topic, from staff and children as we have some very exciting things planned for this term.
Many of the children have been collecting their mystery prize for completing some reading activities over the holidays. We’ve had some really interesting and well written postcards, scrapbooks, library challenges. There is still time to bring yours in.