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Monday, 20th May, 9.15 am - Celebrating Talent Assembly
Monday, 20th May - C6 Play in a Day work-shop
Tuesday, 21st May - W6 Play in a Day work-shop
Tuesday, 21st May, 6.00 pm - Open Evening for parents of children starting in Foundation Stage in September 2013
Thursday, 23rd May - Bling your Bike event
Friday, 24th May, 9.15 am - Year 1 Assembly, parents and carers welcome
Friday, 24th May - End of Term 5
Tuesday, 4th June - Term 6 starts
(Monday, 3rd June - Inservice Training Day, school closed
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Well done Year 6
This week year 6 children have been taking their end of KS2 national tests. They had to take papers in reading, punctuation, grammar and spelling and maths. They have been very calm and purposeful during the week and demonstrated a great maturity during a very intense period. Well done Year 6, and now you can look forward to some other exciting activities, including the fabulous end of year production!
Bling your bike
The Bike It! crew are organising another activity next week: Bling your Bike is taking place on Thursday 23rd May at 8.30. This is a chance to dress up your bike in glitter, tinsel, coloured paper, stickers etc. and parade it around the playground. There will be prizes for the best dressed bikes and food and drink available too. All children and parents welcome!
Family Reading Event
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and carers who were able to come along and share a book at the Family Reading event this week. The event was enjoyed very much by all those involved.
Collections in school
We are at present collecting Active Kids vouchers (Sainsburys), Nestle Box Tops and also postage stamps.
Active Kids and Box Tops provide some wonderful resources for school and stamps are passed on to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. If you have any of these please send them into the office.
Year 1 Visit to Henly Tyning Farm
On Tuesday Year 1 enjoyed a slightly damp visit to Henly Tyning Farm with Farmer Ed and Digby the dog. They were shown all around the farm and introduced to many of the animals Farmer Ed keeps, including baby lambs, calves, chickens and geese.
Farmer Ed explained how he operates his organic farm; and the chicks that Year 1 children have been looking after were introduced back into farm life.
Adventures of Sophie!
You may have heard about the recent visitors in Year 1. It all started when Farmer Ed visited and left us with an incubator and eggs. We patiently waited for an egg to hatch, then we met Sophie the chick! Sophie, was later joined by Bob, Lucky and Thursday and they had lots of wonderful adventures in F1 and L1.
Year 1 have produced some fantastic writing, explaining all about Sophie and her time at Longwell Green School.
I finally tapped out of the egg. Mrs Bamfield let me out she put me into a cage and I went to sleep. When I woke up I saw loads of smiley faces. They let me have a nice time running around the classroom. On the other day I found 3 other chicks. Their names were Lucky, Bob and Thursday. Lucky was poorly so Farmer Ed came to bring Lucky to hospital. At the weekend I went to Mrs Bamfield’s house her children were scaring me!
I got carried into school. I kept pecking the egg until in the middle of the night the egg cracked. By then I was so tired and very lonely. Then I heard somebody coming nearer and nearer. She carefully lifted me up and put me in a cage. It had some nice food in it. It also had a nice drink.
I was so lonely in my egg. I pecked and I pecked but I couldn’t get out. I heard footsteps. I got out of my egg. Miss Lock put me in a cage. Lots of people gathered around me. I wasn’t lonely anymore. After lunch I went in to a different classroom. Then all the children went home. Someone gave me a cuddly toy. Then some other chicks came to live with me. Some people made me a cage out of lego and a truck to play in. then Phoebe stepped in my poo. I thought it was very funny. We went on a coach to the farm. I was so sad but it was fun on the farm.
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Within our Community News pages we publicise events which may be of interest to the families within our school; however these should not be viewed as being recommended or promoted by Longwell Green School.
May Half Term Holiday Club
On Tuesday, 28th May and Thursday, 30th May Go Active, who run the after school street surfing club, will be running a Holiday Club at Longwell Green School.
Each child will be bringing home a leaflet today with more information on the clubs.
Rugbykids After School Tag Rugby
Rugbykids will continue to offer tag rugby classes for years 1 to 4 on Fridays, lead by RFU qualified Rob Bown. All our staff are CRB checked & First Aid trained. Classes 3.20 - 4.20pm , Fri-day 7th June - Friday 19th July 2013. Cost £28 for the 7 week term.
Please contact Rugbykids directly or call into the school office.
Bristol Rovers Supporters JFC
Bristol Rovers Supporters under 9’s going to under 10’s are recruiting new players to strengthen their squad for the new season. They will be holding an Open Day on 18th May at Southey Avenue Playing Fields from 11.00 am.
For more information please contact Luke Hemmings on 07500004070, Mark Dicks on 07711899450 or Andy Hockey on 07869683623
Summer Holiday Club to improve reading and writing
We have received some leaflets in the office about a club running in August at Bromley Heath Infant School, Downend designed to support children who need extra help with reading and writing.
For more information please call at the school office or visit Summer’s Cool website www.summerscoolfun.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Cadbury Health Children’s Centre
The Children’s Centre in Earlstone Crescent are running a six week programme on Healthy Lifestyles (this will include healthy lunchboxes, active sessions and ideas for family meals). The courses will run on Monday afternoons from 1.15 to 2.45 pm between 3rd June and 15th July.
For more information contact the Cadbury Heath Children’s Centre on 01454 862974.
Helping young people grow and flourish into confident adults?
Kingswood South Division
(Kingswood, Cadbury Heath, Warmley, Longwell Green, Hanham, Bitton and Oldland Common) are currently looking for volunteers to work within the sectors of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Senior Section. We need helpers of all ages and in all capacities: from Leaders to Young Leaders to occasional Unit helpers.
Helping someone become more confident is an extremely rewarding thing – if you get to have fun, become more confident yourself and experience great opportunities along the way then why not go for it?
Register today and see where it takes you! www.girlguiding.org.uk
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Simple really. For every purchase you make from the Yellow Moon fundraising catalogue, we will receive up to 25% cash-back (excl. VAT and p&p). So the more you, friends and family order, the more cash-back we’ll receive. And if you think the products from Yellow Moon are expensive, you’d be wrong. Browse through the catalogue and you’ll see hundreds of quality creative products and toys from just £1.99.
Here’s how you can help us – and your child
- Browse through the YELLOW MOON catalogue, choose from the hundreds of wonderful products and place your order direct with YELLOW MOON by phone, fax, post or online (please see page 3 of your catalogue for full details) – perhaps share the P&P cost with a friend and order jointly…
- YELLOW MOON will send your products direct to your door
- All orders placed using the unique Source Code for The Friends Of Longwell Green School will have the cash-back amount pooled.
- YELLOW MOON will send us a cheque for the collective amount
- IMPORTANT – when placing your order, please remember to quote the unique Source Code on the back of your catalogue to ensure the cash-back amount is attributed to us.
We hope you enjoy purchasing from this fun-packed educational fundraising catalogue and would like to thank you in advance for your valued support. Yours sincerely, Chris Pring - Friends of Longwell Green School
SCHOOL FUNDS - A great way to help build school funds with NO cost to you!
The School funds Reward Scheme is an online shopping reward scheme which involves not one, but over 500 of the leading companies including Boots, B&Q, Currys, John Lewis, Littlewoods, NEXT, Tesco and Woolworths to name but a few. Every time a person uses the schoolfunds directory to shop online the school receives points, which can be exchanged for educational equipment.
The idea was to bring together all of the leading online retailers in one scheme to achieve greater rewards for schools whilst promoting online shopping. There are significant savings for companies who trade online with lower staffing levels and deliveries direct from warehouses etc. What better way to use part of those saving than to provide extra educational equipment to benefit children (their future customers)? Many companies who would not otherwise be able to run a successful independent scheme are now involved in the Schoolfunds Reward Scheme.
Using the scheme is easy with no personal registration, logins or passwords required. There are no extra costs involved, all the prices, terms and deliveries are the same as going directly to the individual websites. Simply select the school, which will be remembered for future visits and use the links to shop online with your favourite retailers. CLICK HERE to join School Funds.