Faraday News 24th October 2014
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Faraday News th 24 October 2014 It seems incredible to be penning the half term edition of the newsletter as it only seems a short time ago that we were welcoming the children back to school after the summer term and welcoming our new pupils. It is unbelievable that the children in Miss Ramage’s class have only been in school for six weeks. It is always culture shock when the youngest children start school at the start of the September term. The previous year group seem so grown up and organised and the new intake so little and in need of assistance in everything they do. This year’s intake were a lively bunch from day one and they certainly made their presence felt – they have, however, settled in magnificently and work happily and quietly during the day, but retain their zest for enjoyment when they are out at play or participating in music, PE and drama. Well done Miss Ramage, Miss Finn and the Reception Class. Progress has been made too in each of the classrooms. It is always encouraging to hear from teachers how well the children are working and hear about the individual achievements. It is a joy each week to hand out the Star of the Week certificates to those children who have made progress or had a breakthrough in their learning. Well done to all of those pupils who have been Star Pupils over the past six weeks. I look forward to all the pupils, at some point during the academic year being the star pupil at least once. The building has also made significant progress over the past few weeks as we have learnt how we can use it to best effect. The hot lunch was much enjoyed by the children yesterday and we are now seriously looking at whether or not we can offer parents the option of hot dinners on a regular basis. There will be more news about this after the half term. The second half of the Autumn Term is generally one of the busiest times of the year in a school and this November/December is going to be no different. We are including dates for your diaries in this newsletter so that you can make the necessary arrangements in good time. The final club will be held on Friday 12th December this year. There will, however, be after school care available on Monday 15th December but school will finish for the term at 3.30pm on Tuesday 16th December. We will contact you nearer the time to let you have the details of the final days of term. We will also be starting our rehearsals for the two Christmas productions when we return after half term. This year we are going to hold an afternoon performance for the Reception and Year 1 class. This will be held at 2pm on Tuesday 9th December. The pupils in Years 2 – 6 will take place the following day at 6pm. Last year we found that holding a whole school production in the evening was
just a little too much for our youngest children and made the evening very long. This way will give our youngest children the opportunity to shine at a time of day when they are still full of beans. We are planning to hold the performances in the new school hall which will provide us with another set of challenges. If any parent knows of a local company which hires out staging at reasonable cost please could they let me know so that I can start getting this organised. After half term collection of pupils, certainly those in clubs will take place in the dark. We now have good lighting in the new school yard. On evenings when there is no club taking place in the hall parents are welcome to wait there until their children are delivered by the club leader. On other evenings we will open the side door and parents are welcome to wait in the library. All pupils who are being collected should have their belongings all together in one place in the hall to save parents from having to go chase around the school looking for their children’s belongings. This should make the collection of your child at school a much less fraught experience and put an end to one of the less well organised times of day at Faraday. Please can parents collecting their children in the evenings both at 3.30 and 4.45pm always come into school through the back yard rather than through the front door. We are working on the best way of making entrance to the yard secure and will let you know what the arrangements will be in due course. To assist in getting children into and out of school each day I think that it may be beneficial, if your child already has one, for children to come to school with a back pack containing PE bag, lunch box and water bottle. Some children are coming into school, and leaving, loaded up with more than they can safely carry – particularly if their classroom is on the first floor. I do hope that you all have a very restful half term and I look forward to seeing everyone again on Monday 3rd November. Susan Stark
Trip to the IdeaStore This week Year 1 & 3 buddied up for a trip to the IdeaStore. The children sat and listened to some amazing stories. They then trailed through all of the books and we're able to find a book to their liking. Afterwards the children ate their lunch and enjoyed some playtime at the pirate park. They are a lucky bunch!
Year 2 and 4-6 visit to the Ideastore Library This morning we had a lovely time listening to a story, singing, browsing the shelves and issuing our own books at the Ideastore. Our friend Florence, the librarian was so happy to see us and couldn't believe how much everyone had grown! Please return books to school by Wednesday 12th November if the children have brought them home and we will take them back for you. If your child hasn't brought a book home it is in their tray at school for safe keeping. Miss Gimblett and Mr Cobb
Science Club! This week in science club our young scientists made these fantastic cube bubbles! The group talked about the air inside a bubble pushing on all the edges making spheres. The scientists then took on the challenge of changing the shape. They used a bubble solution made of water, washing up liquid and sugar to thicken the liquid and allow the liquid films to stay strong. Each child made their very own cube frame with pipe cleaners and straws. It was very tricky but they were determined and worked really hard to make excellent cube frames. When the frames were dunked into the bubble solution each face of the cube created a bubble which joined in the middle to create edges. The next step was to blow a new bubble and drop it into the square space that our cube structures had formed. The edges created by the faces of the cube held the bubble in the middle of the frame and pushed on it to form the shape of a cube. When the children blew into the bubble it grew into a cube! It took a lot of patience and a steady hand. Fantastic job. Well done!
Faraday pupils exhibiting on Trinity Buoy Wharf THURSDAY 30TH OCTOBER. Changing Spaces – Photomonth 2012 exhibition in the Electricians’ Shop The show is from Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd November from 12 to 5 pm. Exhibiting photographers: Peter Mackertich has photographed creative folk at Trinity Buoy Wharf. Anna Sherbany has worked with schoolchildren in the E14 area of Poplar and Leamouth, including pupils in Miss Gimblett’s class. Fenris Oswin’s 'Colourfields London' is inspired by the Colorfield paintings of Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko.
School Lunch The school lunch was a success as all the children couldn't get enough of the delicious food Sisserou provided. And we have photos to prove it!
Trick or treat? Today Reception, Year 1 and Year 3 joined forces to become the ultimate buddy group. Each class had a chance to work together on three different tasks. Year 1 and Year 3 made mummy hot dogs and ghost mallows with Miss Stapleton, spiderwebs with Miss Newman and balloon ghosts with Miss Allgrove and Mr Webb. Reception made their ghost balloons with Miss Ramage and Mr Caunt. The children really enjoyed these activities and were delighted to be able to take something home. It was fantastic to see three different age groups working together at the same time. All children's dietary requirements were met during today's cooking class. Have a lovely half term.
Stars of the week. Congratulations to Hexell, Aniket, Samantha, Chloe, Erin, Aaron, Zaina & Corie. Friends of Faraday Dear Parents, We have organised an exciting Design a Christmas Card project for this Autumn term to raise funds for Friends of Faraday. Your child has been creating his/her own design for a Christmas Card that will be professionally printed to produce a pack of 12 cards with envelopes or a pack of 16 gift tags. Not only would it be very exciting for your child to see his/her work as a finished printed product, the cards themselves are great for sending a more personal greeting to friends and family at Christmas. Plus each pack raises a £1.00 for Friends of Faraday.! Card packs can be ordered by completing the order form attached to your child’s artwork. You can choose your own greeting and your child’s name will be on the back. Cheques should be made out to Friends of Faraday. Artwork and payment must be returned by Friday 7th November. .
The cards can be purchased at £5.50 for a pack of 12 cards and any additional packs can be purchased for £4.50. (Samples are available for you to view.) Every pack ordered raises £1.00 for the school. Gift tags are available at £2.50 for a pack of 16. Please keep designs flat and damage free, as marks will show on the final print. Cards will be delivered by the beginning of December. Many thanks Friends of Faraday Dates for your diary Friends of Faraday Thursday 13th November at 4.30pm 3rd November – Year 1 Trip to HMS Belfast !2th November Year 3 Trip to St John Sloane’s Museum Monday 17th November Anti- Bullying week 26th November Years 3 – 6 Science Museum Friday 5th December House event Tuesday 9th December Years Reception and 1 Christmas production 2pm Wednesday 10th December Years 2 – 6 Christmas production 6pm Friday 12th December – Last club Monday 16th December Christmas holidays start at 3.30pm.
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