MAPS NEWSLETTER 7th february 2020

Interim Head of School

Dear parents,

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Interim Head of School here at MAPS

I have a desire for all children to excel personally, socially, creatively and academically and feel that the holistic view of a child is imperative to success for all.

Creativity and academia have been hand in hand at all times in my life. I am a musician with a love for singing; as well as playing the violin and trumpet. My first degree was a Fine Art degree which allowed me to explore and refine my abilities and creativity. I then went on to complete my Post Graduate certificate in Early Years education – after which I began my teaching career. To date I have taught across all year groups and have fulfilled several roles that have built up a breadth of understanding within the primary school setting. I have been lucky enough to lead and pilot the Singing Schools project at my previous school where we were fortunate enough to be awarded with the national Primary/Early Years Award for Musical Excellence. Leading this meant I was then recognised at the David Ross Education Trust Inspiration Awards as Teacher of the Year, 2018.

My passion for education and paving the way for our younger generations to flourish is engrained in all I do and I look forward to sharing the journey at MAPS with you.

I look forward to meeting more of you throughout the academic year and continuing the work here at MAPS to strive for excellence.

Please do come and say ‘hi’ in the mornings!

Thank you for your warm welcome,

Miss J.D. Hives

Next week our after school clubs will go live.

Please look out for an email with details on what clubs are available, when and how to book.

Clubs will be available on www.mychildatschool.com/MCAS/MCSParentLogin

Pancake day menu

On Tuesday 25th February, there will be a special pancake day menu. We have cancelled all orders you have made on ParentPay for this day, so please re book to reflect this new menu. E.g. Please select Chinese chicken if you would like mac n cheese

Sandwich and wrap options will still be available

February Half Term Holiday Sport & Activities

Trilogy Leisure, who operate Lings Forum, Danes Camp, Duston Sports Centre, Mounts Bath Leisure Centre & Berzerk in Northampton, have a full programme of sport sessions during our February Half Term holiday activities next week to keep children entertained and active. Activities range from Dance, Cheerleading, Football, Tennis, Basketball, Dodgeball, Disco Fun, to Mini Sweat circuit classes and much more for children aged 5-13. To book or find out more about the Trilogy Holiday Activities visit www.trilogyleisure.co.uk/junior-activities/holiday-activities/

Year 4 - Panthers Swimming

After half term, Panthers will start their 6 weeks of swimming lessons on Friday morning

Please ensure your child has fill swimming kit including hats for Friday morning

Tickets are available on www.pta-events.co.uk/friendsofmaps
Well done to our Year 5 Netball team, they had a match on Wednesday and came second! The children showed great sportsmanship
Please note that our PE timetable has changed so please ensure that your child has their PE kit on the right day

An update on the Sensory Space project...

Great progress is being made with plans for 'MAPS Sensory Den'. We have met with DRET and they fully support the venture and are keen to match fund to make this dream come true! Great news. We have another meeting scheduled for the end of February where we want to agree a timeline to deliver the Den ready for this September

Fundraising is going to be key over the coming months, to add to the pot already raised, so we would be really keen to hear from you should you have any thoughts or ideas. Anyone with access to match funding through work and want to support, please do get in touch

Alternatively this link will take you directly to our fund raising page where you can donate directly localgiving.org/charity/theresourcesincommunitytrust/project/MAPS

The Swan and Helmet have offered to host a pub quiz to help boost the fundraising on Friday 6th March - come and join in for £20 for a team of 4 - or even if you can't make a 4, come along and we'll find you team mates

Please get in touch with the team, we are: Steve Summers - Dad of Amelia in year 5, Teresa McCarthy Dixon - Mum of Jack in year 3 and Gracie in year 1, Bev Churchman - Mum of Harrison in year 1, Heather O’Brien - Mum of Evelyn on Reception and J.D. Hives - Interim Head of School. You can contact us using our email address; mapssensoryden@gmail.com

Next week will be the Key Stage 1 assembly


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