Monday 23rd November 2015

Hello everyone and I hope you have had a restful weekend and have managed to keep warm now that the weather has turned chilly!

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I am delighted to inform you that the total amount raised for BBC Children in Need was £518.13.  Thank you, as always, for your generousity and kindness shown for this wonderful worthwhile charity.

This week at Copthorne

Closure of back playground – Tuesday 24th November, 2015

Unfortunately, due to the delivery of building supplies for our new 2 year-old building, we have no alternative but to close the back playground again on Tuesday 24th November.  The only access into school on Tuesday will be through the entrance on All Saints Road.  Please could parents and children follow the routines that were put in place when the playground was closed last time. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and also for the state of the pathways around the side of school.  We have experienced very poor weather lately, thus making the paths very muddy.  The contractors are aware of this and are currently in the process of making the paths more accessible. 

Once again, please accept our apologies and thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Multi Sports ActivityImage result for children exercising copyright free

Several of our Year 1 children will be participating in a multi sports activity at Grange Technology College on Monday along with other local primary school children.  During the activities pupils will be using skills like running, catching, jumping and balancing. I am sure the children will have a fun time as well as getting lots of exercise.

Year 6 visit to Buddha LandImage result for Buddhist images for children copyright free

On Monday  and Wednesday this week, Year 6 children will be visiting Buddha Land.  The visit has been arranged as part of the children’s learning in RE and in order to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.  During the visit the children will have the opportunity to listen to a talk about Buddhism, through which they will learn about the life of Buddha, his teachings and modern day Buddhist way of life.  This will happen within a real Buddhist setting which includes a meditation room and Buddhist statues.  I hope the children find this visit very informative and factful.

 4 Poplar visit to Cartwright Hall

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We have arranged for the children in 4 Poplar to visit the David Hockney exhibition at Cartwright Hall on Tuesday.  This visit is part of the children’s linking schools experience.  They will spend the day with children from All Saints Primary School in Ilkley.  At the exhibition there will be various art related workshops which will provide our children with the opportunity to develop social and team building skills.  Have a great day Year 4!

 Year 3 at Forest Schools

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, groups of children in Year 3 will be going to St Ives in Bingley with Mrs Robinson as part of the Forest Schools project.  They will be taking part in stone age activities such as pretending to be hunter gatherers, making replica spears and lighting fires to cook on. This visit forms part of their Copthorne Curriculum and will be a valuable experience for the children.  I know that the children will have a fantastic time.

I hope you have a lovely week.

Mrs Shepherd







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