Monday 17th February 2013

Hello and welcome to our school blog.  As we near the end of this half term I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our children, families, staff and Governors for their hard work and continued support. I am sure that everyone deserves a well earned holiday next week!

I am delighted to confirm that the total amount of money raised last week for our Red Day  was £545.45.  This money will be split between the British Heart Foundation and the Children’s Heart Foundation.  Once again, thank you so much for your amazing generosity.

Our clothing bag collection last week raised £144.00 for school funds.  Again many thanks for bringing in your unwanted clothing and helping to raise money for our children.

This week at Copthorne

Worth Valley Railway

On the afternoon of Tuesday 18th February, 2 Elm will be visiting the Worth Valley Railway.  The trip has been arranged as part of their Creative Curriculum work centred around the theme: Transport. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway is a 5-mile-long branch line that served mills and villages in the Worth Valley and is now a heritage railway line in West Yorkshire. The line runs from Keighley to Oxenhope and I know the children will have an amazing time on the steam train, learning about how people travelled and how trains were powered in the past.  2 Holly will be visiting the railway on Wednesday 19th February and I look foward to hearing all about their adventure on their return.

Exceed  Year 5/6 Football Tournament

Our year 5 & 6 football team will be taking part in an Exceed football tournament football bootsat Grange Technology College on Wednesday 19th February. They will be competing against other teams in our Local Area Partnership.  We wish the children the very best of luck and I know that they will be a credit to themselves and Copthorne.

Parents’ Evening

Thursday 20th February from 3.15pm is the date and time of parents’ evening for the whole school.  Parents will already have received a letter about this explaining that completed slips should be returned to your child’s class teacher who will then be able to issue appointment times.  This year, Years 5 and 6 will be holding their meetings in the hall.  The rest of the school will hold their meetings in the childrens’ own classrooms.  It is very important that parents/carers meet with teachers to discuss their child’s progress, celebrate their acheievemnts and find out about the best way to support children with their learning at home. The evening is also a great opportunity to have a look at the wonderful work our children have produced. I look foward to seeing as many of you as possible on Thursday evening.

Governors’ Vist to Foundation Stage and Key Stage One

On Thursday morning, we welcome two of our school Governors: Mrs Hussain and Mr Myles, to school.  They will be spending  the morning with Foundation Stage and Key Stage One.  They will be talking to the children and looking at the fantastic work they have been doing. After visiting the children they will be meeting the Maths Coordinator (our Assistant Head: Mr Lloyd) to hear about all the work we are doing to further develop Maths in our school.

Year 3 Assembly – Celts v Romans

On Friday 21st February, Year 3 will be presenting their assembly on Celts v Romans.  The children have been learning all about the Romans as part of their Creative Curriculum topic.   You will have the chance to watch the childrens’ work by attending the assembly on Friday afternoon at 2.30pm.  If you would like to attend, I would ask that you arrive at school at 2.20pm in order that the assembly can start promptly. We would like to welcome as many parents and carers as possible as it is always a pleasure to see how much our children are learning.

Half Term Holiday

School closes for half term on Friday 21st February 2014 at 3pm and re-opens at the usual time on Monday 3rd March 2014.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and I look foward to seeing you all back to school and ready to begin a new half term.

Mrs Shepherd








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