Friday, 29 November 2013

Friday 29th November

Please remember that today school is closed to pupils for staff training.
We hope you all enjoy the long weekend!

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Well done Clockhouse Gym Team

Another great sporting result for Clockhouse!
A big well done to the Year 3 and 4 gym team who came third place in this afternoons Key Steps Gymnastics Competition at Bower Park.
All the children did their very best and we could not have asked for more!
Well done team Clockhouse!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Look who is in Year 1!

As part of their learning about Day and Night, Year 1 are learning about nocturnal animals.
One of our parents kindly brought in a hedgehog and rabbit to meet us today so that the children can learn about the lifestyle of the animals and how they are looked after!
Year 1 are busy asking lots of questions to help improve their knowledge, ready to write some information about nocturnal animals. If you have a child in Year 1 and want to do some further research we will be only too pleased to hear more information.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Reminder for week beginning 25th November 2013

After a fairly quiet week at Clockhouse last week, this week is certainly a lot busier!

Year 1
Year 1 have a hedgehog and rabbit visiting tomorrow (Monday), although the they will obviously remained caged at all times and the children will not be able to touch them, please remember to tell your child's class teacher if your child has any allergies!

Thank you to all the parents / carers who returned the e-safety questionnaire to school. As a result of your feedback we have arranged for e-safety workshops for children, staff and parents to be carried out on Tuesday. If you have not yet signed up for a session and wish to attend please pop into the office and put your name down or return the slip that was sent home last week.
Parent workshops are taking place on Tuesday at 9am, 5pm and 7pm. The sessions will last no longer than 1 hour. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

On Tuesday also, we have a Planetarium visiting for Year 6.

Year 5
Year 5 are looking forward to welcoming parents / carers into school on Wednesday / Thursday for their 'Learn with your Child' morning. Please come to the office for 9.30.
5AW - Wednesday
5KS and 5LB - Thursday

Please look out for the November newsletter that will be coming home with your child this week.

Please do not forget that Friday is a staff training day so the school will be shut to pupils.

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Clockhouse Victorious!

Well done to the girls football team who secured another victory for Clockhouse and it was their first game as a team!
All the girls played really well and worked together as a team against strong opposition.
Goal scorers were Cassie Whittaker (2), Katie Johnson (2), Billie Grant (1) and Olivia Ludlow (1).
Thank you to everyone who supported the team!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Reminders for the week beginning 18th November 2013

Thank you to you all for your overwhelming support and generosity for the very worthy cause that is Children in Need. As soon as we have done all the counting we will let you know how much we raised!

Thank you also for you attendance at Parents Evening, we all enjoyed meeting with you!

Wednesday 20th November sees Food for Life Roast Dinner Day in the school canteen. Please help the borough Catering team break the world record for the most Roast Dinners served in one day by allowing your children to have a school dinner this Wednesday!

The menu is:
Roast Chicken or Wallace and Gromit Tomato Pasta
Yorkshire Pudding
Roast Potatoes
Seasonal Vegetables
Fresh Carrots
Apple Crumble and Custard
Should you have any questions about this, please speak to the School Kitchen!
Have a good week everyone!

Friday, 15 November 2013

Clockhouse Victory

Well done to the boys football team who took on Oakfield School and came away victorious with a score of 3 - 1!
It was a hard fought game and all the boys kept trying to the very end.
Goal scorers were Teraun Davis (2) and John Thain (1).
Thank you to everyone who supported the team who remain undefeated!

Pablo Picasso visits Clockhouse

This morning the Key Stage 2 children have enjoyed a visit from the famous artist Pablo Picasso!

They were enthralled whilst listening to the story of his life and how his art changed and developed as he grew older!

Year 3 will be spending the rest of the day working with him on creating their very own master pieces in the style of Picasso!

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Children in Need

Please do not forget that we are supporting the worthy cause that is Children in Need tomorrow.

In return for not wearing school uniform and if possible the children wearing something spotty, we ask for a donation in the 'bucket'.

Thank you in advance for you support!

From everyone at Clockhouse Primary School

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Parents Evening

Thank you to all those Parents / Carers who attended Parents Evening tonight. We look forward to seeing the rest of you tomorrow!

Please do not forget to fill in one of the questionnaires available during Parents Evening or if you have taken it home with you tonight, please return it to school as soon as possible.

All feedback is greatly appreciated
Thank you

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Free books for School

Does anyone in your family eat Nestle cereal?
If the answer is yes you can help us to get more books for your children.
Reading books can open young people's eyes and minds to many wondrous things, from exploring magical fairy tale lands to learning more about the world around them.
The Box Tops scheme aims to support children's reading by offering free books for
schools in exchange for tokens from special packs of
Nestlé Cereal.

Please start saving these tokens and send them into school so that your children can benefit from the scheme! If you want to find out more please follow the link below:

Reminders for Week Beginning 11th November 2013

It was lovely to see everyone back at school last week and that so many of you have joined us on either Facebook or Twitter or in some cases both. We hope that you are finding this useful!

We have three parent nominations for the two vacancies of Parent Governor so please look out for the voting papers that will be coming home with the children this week.

Sadly, due to the weather conditions, Friday nights boys football match against Crownfield had to be postponed. Hopefully the boys take on Oakfields away this Friday (weather permitting)!

Do not forget that on Wednesday and Thursday of this week it is Parents Evening after school. Teachers have been busy making appointments for everyone, so if, as yet, you do not have an appointment please contact your child's class teacher on Monday to make arrangements for a meeting. There will be a questionnaire for parents to complete whilst you are waiting. We do appreciate that this takes time but your feedback is invaluable to us as we continually strive to improve the educational experience we provide for the children and families we serve.

As I am sure many of you read in the letter that came home on Friday, we are once again supporting the very worthy cause of Children in Need this year. In doing so we will be having a non-uniform day which if possible includes the wearing of something spotty to raise money (a small donation in the bucket is all that is needed)! All donations received for this will be sent to Children in Need. Please help us support this worthy cause!

Do not forget to return your Christmas Card order as soon as possible so that orders can be placed by the PA. We do not want any disappointments so please ensure these are returned by Friday! Thanks must go to the PA for organising this.

Have a good week everyone!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Year 1 Parents

Do not forget that as part of Year 1's entry point to their new topic ‘Day and Night’, the children will be taking part in ‘pretend sleepover’ during the day in school on Friday (tomorrow). They will be eating cereal and cookies and drinking milk. Please make your child's teacher is aware if your child is allergic to any of these things. Please also remember to send the children in with pyjamas to change into in school and their favourite bedtime story to share with their class.

Important for Parents / Carers

Important for Parents / Carers
The Clockhouse Primary School Facebook and Twitter pages are designed specifically for parents/carers to engage with in order to share news and information about the School.  We do encourage you to sit alongside your children and share the content of these pages, in order to celebrate what is happening in the School.  However, we ask that you do not allow your child to sign-up to Facebook or post comments on the Clockhouse Primary Facebook page.  Facebook is terms and conditions require users to be over 13 years of age. Twitter does not have the same age restriction, because it does not collect personal information from its users, but it should be strongly discouraged for children of primary age, it is a public space and children may not have the maturity yet to manage their own privacy.  If at any stage we notice that any pupils are commenting on the page we shall remove the comments and contact the parent/carer of the child.
Thank you for you support in the matter.