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Ullesthorpe CE Primary School Newsletter Friday 1st October 2021

A message from Mrs Tithecott

Welcome to this month’s newsletter which is packed all the amazing things that the children have been up to. I cannot believe how quickly the new children have settled in to the routine of ‘Big School’ life, they seem to be able to take everything in their stride.

There is a very autumnal feel in the air now so please make sure the children come to school with their coats. We still need to ensure that the classrooms are well ventilated, so there may be times when fleeces, coats or jackets will be needed indoors too.

Can we please remind everyone that morning drop off is between 8.45 am & 8.55 am. Anyone arriving after that will be classed as a late arrival.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Mrs Wetton from our school office, who is moving on to pastures new closer to her home. She has been an amazing part of our school community and we would like to thank her for all her hard work. We shall miss her but wish her all the best in her new role x

My School Fund

As a school we are part of this fund initiative, we would like to get as many parents/carers signed up as possible as this benefits both you and the school. Further information can be found below.

October Birthdays

We would like to wish you all a wonderful Birthday!

Molly, Olivia R, Gracie, Harry J, Alex J, Alex J, Maison, Suki, Emily B, Phoebe, Jessica, Freddie, Rory & Cansen

Job Vacancies

The Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust has opportunities to join the Trust's administration team. If you are interested in becoming part of our community of schools, please see the links below:.

John Wycliffe Primary School, Lutterworth. Office Manager

Ullesthorpe CE Primary School. Admin Officer

Midday Supervisor Vacancy - Ullesthorpe

We have a vacancy for a Midday Supervisor.

Hours of work are 12:00 - 1pm / Monday - Friday / Term time only. Pay: £9.62 per hour To start asap.

This post is eligible for an enhanced DBS check and Right to work in the UK

Please contact the office for more information

We will be continuing with our Wake & Shake and Dodgeball clubs after the October half term. More information will be sent out in due course.

We are looking for new members to joining our PTA. If you are new to the school or have been thinking about joining then please get in touch with the school office!

Willow Class

Story Telling

Willow class have been busy practising the retelling of the story, The Enormous Turnip. I am so pleased at how well the Foundation Stage children have remembered the story events and using story language. Well done also to the Year 1 children have taken on the challenges of writing parts of the story. We hope to retell the story to Ullesthorpe pre-school next week!

People Who Help Us

The children have been enjoying pretending to be doctors, nurses and paramedics in our new roleplay hospital. We have started learning about people who help us in the community. We hope to have some visitors in school to tell us about their helping roles. So if you or anyone you know would be willing to come and have a short chat to Willow Class about their job and how they help others please let us know.

Friendship

Our school value this week has been that of friendship and we have been celebrating acts of friendship during the school day. The child even made friendship crowns for each other.

Sensory Garden

Willow class are planning to create a sensory garden in the outdoor area. If you have any ideas to contribute or spare plants at home that could be added, (herbs would be ideal), these would be gratefully received.

Well done to the children who have completed their ‘Eat them to Defeat Them’ vegetable eating challenge.

Mrs Hartley, Mrs Neale and Miss Harris

Maple Class

In Maple class we have been very busy!

In English, we have definitely been persevering! The children have all worked so hard to make their own story books based on our focus text ‘The King’s Birthday suit’. The final products look fantastic and some children have even read their stories to Willow class as story time.

We have been busy looking at the Christian Creation story in RE. As a class, we made a piece of art for each day of the story and then put them in order to show the whole story.

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In maths, we have been doing lots of work on greater than, less than and equal to and using the symbols for these. The children had a great time exploring these and making different number sentences.

Miss Jenkison, Miss Wormleighton and Miss Stevens

Birch Class

Birch Class has had another busy month. We have been learning more about the Ancient Egyptians, including finding out about mummification. We have tried “mummifying” an apple and some tomatoes and can’t wait to see what happens to them! In art we have made Egyptian sunset pictures and clay cartouches with our names in hieroglyphs.

September was an exciting month as we were finally able to go to Lutterworth Pool and start our swimming lessons! We have also started our drumming lessons and we are working hard on improving our rhythm and timing.

Last week we also had a visit from the Life Education Van who came and worked with us on 'Good to be Me' discussion.

Our wonderful Egyptian sunset pictures!

Mrs McMurran, Mrs Leese, Mrs Sharpe and Mrs Heritage

Oak Class

Science

Oak Class have been exploring forces in Science this term. They have shown some brilliant investigation skills when testing how surface area and air resistance impact the rate at which objects fall. We saw some brilliant cooperation and communication skills as the children worked together to design and carry out their tests.

PE

The KS2 dodgeball club has proved very popular and the children have shown some great initiative in setting up their own games during PE. We have seen some fantastic fundamental movement skills in action with great coordination as we throw and agility and balance as we dodge. There have also been some fantastic examples of sportsmanship with high fives, words of encouragement and building each other up!

Coram Life Visit

We have had Dominique from the Coram Life team visit us this term and explored the theme of Friendship. Oak Class were happy to see an old friend in Harold the Giraffe and also showed a wonderful level of maturity and respect when discussing their thoughts, feelings and actions.

Mrs Bostock, Mrs Tithecott and Ms Priest

We have just signed up for this scheme starting at Morrisons. If you shop there we would be very grateful if you would collect the tokens. They will enable us to boost our gardening equipment and resources.

It starts on Monday 6th September.

Thank you!

Eat Them To Defeat Them

Last month we sent home “Eat Them To Defeat Them” charts and stickers to encourage the children to eat more fruit and vegetables and be more adventurous in trying new foods. We have already had children bring their completed charts back - well done to all of you! Everyone else - don’t forget to have a go at eating more fruit and vegetables or trying new ones and bring your chart back to school when you have completed it.

Harvest Festival

We will now be celebrating our Harvest service in school, not at the Congregational Church as originally advised. As part of our Harvest celebrations we will be collecting food for the Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank. We shall be gathering donations from Monday 4th October until Friday 8th October. Any donation can be brought into school and left in the main reception entrance.

The list below gives us some guidance as to the sorts of foods that would be of most help for the Lutterworth branch.

Friday 8th October - wear something Yellow to school and make a donation to the Young Minds mental health charity.

The children will be using some of the Young Minds resources in their PSHE lessons that week to promote awareness of the importance of mental health.

Notices

Dates for your diary

Thursday 7th October Census Day Special Menu - Orders to be made via ParentPay by Friday 1st October

Friday 8th October #HelloYellow - wear something yellow to school and make a donation to the Young Minds charity. Special dinner menu - Orders to be made via ParentPay by Friday 1st October

Tuesday 2nd November & Thursday 4th November Parents'/Carers' Evenings 4.00-7.00 pm

Wednesday 3rd November - Whole school flu immunisation programme. More details to follow

School will now open to pupils on Wednesday 5th January NOT Tuesday 4th January as per the original dates.

TERM DATES 2022 - 2027 Have just been published and are as listed below

School Dinners

We are pleased to share with you our new menus that will launch in the Autumn term, please continue to order by the Friday prior via ParentPay.

School Uniform

Our school uniform supplier has an online shop, they are based in Lutterworth so you are still able to go into store to try things on and order direct either in the shop or online. Details of the online shop can be found here:

Kidslingo Spanish Class runs on Friday lunchtimes for both KS1 & KS2 .

Our EYFS children can book sessions after half term and they will start from Friday 22nd October

Details for booking these sessions are on the leaflets below

Ullesthorpe Pre-School

Message from the School Office

ParentPay dinners - Please ensure that any dinners are booked by Friday 11:00am for the following week through ParentPay. Thank you

Arbor Parent Portal - If you have not already done so, please log on to your childs page via Arbor Parent Portal link below and click 'First Time Logging In?' link. Within this system, you can access your child's attendance, rewards, items requiring consents and book parents evenings meetings and update important information such as telephone numbers, email addresses and medical information.

Please would you inform the office if you have any changes to contact numbers, email address or home address.

We now have a new email address! If you need to contact school please email: ullesthorpe@ipat.uk

Thank you!

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Created with images by Sabrina_Ripke_Fotografie - "pumpkin vegetables autumn" • Bessi - "tennis tennis ball spinning" • Wokandapix - "back to school school education" • bridgesward - "art craft design"