Newsletter March 2015 Issue 7 Easter Service Rev. Kivett will lead our Easter worship at All Saints Church, Norton Fitzwarren, at 11.00am on Friday Morning. Celebration assembly will be held at 2.30pm on the same day (Friday 27th March). All parents are welcome! PTA News Thank you to the Year 6 children who went out to sell Red Noses in aid of Comic Relief last week. They were very popular and sold out in record time! A huge thank you to the PTA Members who worked with the children last week to make lovely Mother’s day grifts. The children really enjoyed making them and I am sure that all the Norton Mums and Grandmothers were thrilled to receive them. This week the PTA have organised an Easter Egg hunt for all of the children on Thursday afternoon (26th) and, after the Easter holidays, there will be Spring Bingo on 17th April. Road safety day We had a great fun last Friday learning about road safety. We drove around the hall on mobility scooter cars and looked in the police vehicles; we even had our fingerprints taken! The aim of the day was to highlight the importance of Road Safety and every child received a high vis cap. (Please make sure that your child has put their name in their cap so that it doesn’t get lost!) We hope that your child has told you all about how to stay safe by the road! A huge thank you to our local PCSO, Tony Wearmouth, who organised this fantastic day. Gates! Following our road safety day messages, please make sure that you walk the children along the path and in through the top red gate in the morning rather than through the busy staff car park. The school gates will be closed all day to ensure safety. Please ensure that if you are visiting the school during the day that you park in the layby or responsibly on the road. When entering the school site, please make sure that you close all gates behind you. Thank you! Acorns Pre-School Acorns have been learning all about Castles and Knights. They were very interested to find out how you would get hot water in an old castle. They found out that cold water had to be heated up on an open fire to make it hot. They have been making crowns and have been mixing paint to create their own stained glass windows for their castles. What a lot of fun! Ash and Holly Classes Ash and Holly class have also been busy learning about Knights and Castles. They have enjoyed turning their role play areas into a castle. Mrs Tancock and Mrs Lewis would like to thank all of the parents for helping the children to complete their homework projects. They have shared them across the two classes and they are really looking forward to celebrating their learning with a ‘Knights and Castles’ morning on Thursday. Pine and Hazel Classes The children in Pine and Hazel classes had a wow morning to introduce their Ready Steady Grow topic and their learning about The Enormous Turnip. The children had a fantastic fun filled time planting radishes, turnips, onions and carrots in the garden area and making turnip soup. They also printed with different vegetables and made some characters pulling the turnip like the ones in the story of The Enormous Turnip. The children especially enjoyed getting stuck in and preparing the flower beds for sowing just like the farmer in the story. The children in Pine class have also been learning to be good scientists; creating, predicting and evaluating the results of our growing experiments. Maple Class Year 3 recently attended an athletics festival at Wellsprings Leisure Centre. The children were a credit to the school and impressed everyone with their good sportsmanship. Sycamore Class Sycamore class attended a fantastic morning at St. Andrew’s Church today. The children learnt all about the Easter story by watching a series of dramatic scenes. As well as being immersed in the story, they also had an opportunity to decorate a candle holder and were given a number of mementos to keep to remind them of the day. The children and adults had a fantastic time and were a credit to the school. Dates for the diary; Friday 27th March- Easter service 11.00am, Celebration Assembly 2.30pm, Last day of term. Monday 13th April- School starts again! Friday 17th April- PTA Spring Bingo Monday 20th April- INSET DAY Active Norton Our children continue to achieve a great deal in their extra-curricular learning. Ash Class: Harmony-Rose Goetz has achieved her Grade 2 Duckling Award in Swimming. Hazel Class: Georgia Cox has achieved her Stage 3 Swimming award and Isabelle Glynn starred in the pantomime ‘Mother Goose’ as a member of the chorus. Maple Class: Isobel Wood has moved up to Stage 7 in her Swimming lessons, Leah Goodman has moved up to her Stage 8 and Kian Furzer-Smith has also move up a Swimming group. Dexter Penny received a trophy for the being ‘the most committed player’ in Rugby. Sycamore Class: Rean Douglas has set up his own YouTube page, ‘Annoying Gamer’, where he shares his passion for Lego Mixels with the world. One of his recent videos has already had 33 hits. Why not have a look…? Emily Jones and Courtney Reece both entered this year’s 500 Word Challenge on Radio 2 and have received certificates for their participation. Kayleigh Wilson has achieved her ‘Around the World’ Badge at Brownies and Kira Prentice has completed her Bikeability training at Wellsprings Sports Centre. What a super list of achievements! Well done to each and every one of these children.