Archive | February, 2014

World Book Day 2014

World Book Day 2014

This year to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 6th March 2014 each year group has been assigned an author. Children can come to school dressed as a character from any book that their author has written.

The authors are:
Reception – Eric Carle
Year 1 – Julia Donaldson
Year 2 – Roald Dahl
Year 3 – JK Rowling
Year 4 – David Walliams
Year 5 – CS Lewis
Year 6 – Dr Seuss

The best dressed character from each class will win a small prize.

Mrs Davis would also like to thank those children who have already entered in the extreme reading competition – there is still time left to get your entries in! We are extendeing the deadline to Tuesday 4th March 2014. Entries need to be handed in rto your child’s class teacher or can be emailed to the office – office@lowerplace.rochdale.sch.uk

Keep an eye out also for the Scholastic Book Club leaflet and a World Book Day £1 voucher which will come home soon!

FAST Works

If you were involved in our FAST programme in the run up to Christmas, you will be pleased to hear that FAST Works meetings will start tonight!

FAST Works will be held monthly on the following dates, and as usual the evening meal will be provided for your family. The meeting will be held 3.30pm – 5pm in the KS2 Building.

Wednesday February 26th
Wednesday March 26th
Wednesday April 30th
No Meeting in May
Wednesday June 25th
Wednesday July 16th

We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Just a reminder to parents about the upcoming events this week…

Thursday 13th February
Chinese New Year Celebrations All children are invited to wear red clothing to school tomorrow to celebrate the Chinese New Year. There is no cost for this event.
Spring Disco Tomorrow evening we will hold our Spring Disco in the KS2 Hall. FS and KS1 children are invited from 5.15pm – 6.15pm. KS2 children are invited from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Entry fee is £1. There will be a Tuck Shop with snacks and drinks on sale from 20p each.

Friday 14th February
Maths Celebration Morning We invite you to an informal morning celebrating the work your child has completed in Maths this term. 9.15am – 10.15am in your child’s classroom.
Break for Half-Term We finish at 3.15pm on Friday for half term holiday. We look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday 24th February.

British Heart Foundation – Coffee Morning

It was lovely to see some of our parents at our British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning, which co-incided with our Parent’s Forum today.

Mrs Kelly and Mrs Kabir hosted The Coffee Morning alongside in bid to raise awareness about heart health.

We had a visit from Yasmin, a Health Trainer with the NHS, and she talked to our guests about healthy lifestyle choices. Everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a fruit kebab provided by our lovely Kitchen team.

We also held a raffle for a voucher which was donated to us by the Silver Salon, and raised £20 which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who made it a lovely morning!

If you would like to know more about healthy lifestyles, Yasmin will be holding an open morning in our Parent’s Portakabin next Friday morning from 9am – feel free to come along and enjoy a brew with us!

Attendance Winners

The Attendance Winners week ending 7th February are;

1st Place – 6a with 100% – amazing!
2nd Place – 2a with 98.3%
3rd Place – Ra with 97.4%

Punctuality Awards go to;
Ra, 1b, 6b

Our Education Welfare Officer, Joyce Wilkinson, was so proud of Year 6 especially this week. It is clear they have been trying so hard to compete with the other classes, so well done!

Next week Joyce will do two assemblies in school on Attendance.