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Friday News 28.4.17

Dear Parents/Carers,

Next week’s school target is to follow the playtime code on the field.

Please take time to talk about our school values for next week with your child.
We are committed to partnership working and sector-led school improvement in line with our responsibilities as a National Teaching School.

Our top attendees this week are Year 5 with 100% attendance. Well done!

We would all like to extend our congratulations to Mrs Elcock on the arrival of her baby girl, Phoebe Grace. Both mother and daughter are doing well.

We would also like to congratulate Mrs Alderson who is expecting a baby in October. She intends to start her maternity leave at the start of the Autumn term.

Please remember that it is Key Stage 2 test week starting on 8th May. It is really important that all children attend school every day that week so that they can take their tests with their peers. Children in Year 2 will be starting their tests next week. We are encouraging all children to move quietly around school so that we can give all children every opportunity to concentrate on their tests and would welcome your support in helping us to ensure this.

Don’t forget the Table Top Sale at St Wilfrid’s Church on Saturday May 6th. The PTA are selling tea and cakes at the event and would love any donations for the sale – Cakes and buns can be dropped off at school on Friday 5th May or at the Church Hall on Saturday Morning.

Please have a look at the attached information regarding All Stars Cricket which is a brand new initiative from the England and Wales Cricket Board aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket. If anyone has older children who are interested please email them as if they get enough interest they may be able to set something up.

Hedgehog Awareness Week 30th April – 6th May
Hedgehog Awareness Week is organised by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. It aims to highlight the problems hedgehogs face and how you can help them.
In 2017, their focus is on strimmer awareness. Pop along to their website for more information, resources and ways to support hedgehogs, with free stickers available for tool hire companies to place on their strimmers asking users to check areas for hedgehogs before starting work.

They also give suggestions of other ways you can help hedgehogs:
• Ensure there is hedgehog access in your garden – a 13cm x 13cm gap in boundary fences and walls.
• Move piles of rubbish to a new site before burning it.
• Ensure netting is kept at a safe height.
• Check compost heaps before digging the fork in.
• Stop or reduce the amount of pesticides and poisons used.
• Cover drains or deep holes.
• Ensure there is an easy route out of ponds and pools.

1. About All Stars Cricket Information

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