Years 1 & 2 Weekly Newsletters

Dear Parents/Carers                                                                                                8th December 2017


We are really getting into the festive spirit this week with lots of Christmas crafts and rehearsing for our Christmas celebration.  The children have enjoyed writing about how to catch Santa; you may want to warn him this Christmas.  In literacy, we have been working very hard on sentence types, commands, statements and questions.


We will not be setting homework this week but perhaps you could help the children learn the words to the songs we will be performing on Tuesday.  To help we have placed the tunes on our website under ‘News – December – Key Stage 1 Christmas Celebration’. Please could you check at home for any Orchard Vale reading books/library books and return them to your class teacher.


Key Stage One Christmas Celebration – Tuesday, 12th December – 1.30pm to 2.30pm,

Please could we ask that, if possible, children bring in a Christmas jumper (shop bought or home decorated) and bits of tinsel for us to use during our performance.  There are 1 or 2 places left so if you haven’t sent in a request for a place please contact the school office.


Xmas Jumper Day – Thursday, 14th December

The School Council have arranged for children to be able to wear Christmas jumpers for the day.  These can be shop bought or home decorated.  Small donations welcome, which the School Council will use to arrange more fun whole school activities.  


Class party – Thursday, 14th December

We will be holding Christmas parties in class on Thursday and would welcome any small donations of party food to share with our friends.


Wanted – Mrs Huggins’ class - Jam jars.  If you have any empty, clean jam jars that you don’t need Mrs Huggins would be very grateful for any donations.


A greener Christmas

Would you like to help us be a little greener this Christmas?  Instead of buying a box of cards for your child to give out in class we would like to suggest you donate this money to their Class Christmas Jar.  The children can write a message to their classmates on the Christmas Board in their class.  We plan to use the money to buy fruit trees and vegetable seeds for our allotment in the Forest School area.


Christmas Card Recycling

When we return to school in January, you can bring in your Christmas cards to be recycled.  We will place boxes on the KS2 landing, near the school office and outside the KS 1 classes. 


Lunch menu for next week is ‘Week One’. Please note, due to the school hall being in use, there is a menu change for Tuesday, 12th December – ‘fish fingers and chips, cucumber sticks and a cake in a bag’ that will be eaten in classrooms.


Diary Dates

Have you visited our website lately for the school calendars 2017/18 news of school events

Fri, 15th Dec – Last day of term.

Mon, 18th Dec to Tue 2nd Jan – Christmas Holidays


Have a great weekend.                          

KS1 Team