Remembrance Day 2015
November 11th 2015 marks the anniversary of the day World War One ended in 1918.
During the next half term New Silksworth Infant School will be remembering all of the people, who have served, and who currently serve our country in our wars. As many children feel differently we will explore how the children feel and allow them to share their thoughts. On Friday 13th November the children will enjoy a themed assembly and lunch - with a few surprises!
How can you help?
Holiday art project: To support our learning and pay our respects we would like to create a large whole school poppy display. During the holiday can you please create a poppy with your child - more than one if you are feeling particularly creative! It can be any size and you can use whatever material you wish e.g. collage, paint or paper mache. Hand your completed poppy to your teacher during the first week back and it will take its place in the school display!
Dressing up: To really get into the spirit we would love the children to come into school on Friday 13th November dressed in clothes from the 1940s i.e. shirts, waistcoats, flat caps, dresses, boots, headscarves – charity shops are ideal for this!
Memorabilia: If you or your family members have any World War memorabilia that you are happy to share with our children please let us know.
Donations: We also have a number of Remembrance Day items for sale in the school office and money raised supports The Royal British Legion.
We are hoping to make this a memorable day for the children.
Thank you in advance for your support.
It sad to say, but the last week of term has seen our lowest absence levels recorded yet. This week a total of 35 children have missed at least 1 session of school.
This week alone a total of 441 hours of learning have been missed as a result of pupil absence. Over 40% of this absence has been deemed unauthorised, whether through significant lateness, failure to communicate with school or due to an unauthorised holiday being take during term time.
Pupils have a legal right to their education and staff/governors at New Silksworth Infant School and the Council will continue to strive to ensure they receive it. The school will continue to identify on going problems with absence and work with families and other services to improve this.
Finally, I would like to thank all the parents who have managed to get their children into school this half term and who have kept the school well informed when there child has had appointments or been unwell.
Mr Huitson – School Business Manager
We would greatly appreciate it if you all could take some time to fill out our online parent questionnaire here. This is an opportunity to have your input and opinions on the some of the recent changes we have been making within the school. We value all feedback from parents and will use any suggestions to influence decisions made in the school to better your child’s experience here.
Nursery home visits will be taking place for all of our new children this week with some introductory sessions taken place at the latter end of the week. New Nursery children will start on Monday 14th September at either 8:45am or 12:30pm.
Miss Edmonds and Miss Henry will be key workers in nursery and are looking forward to meeting all of the children.
The nursery has now moved to the other side of school, please look for the nursery welcom sign just along from the car park in the Infant School.
Should you have any queries, please contact the school office on 019 1 553 6190.