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CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL  

Issue 3: 11th October  2018                 

Office email: office@carterhatch-inf.enfield.sch.uk                                                                              Website: http://www.carterhatchinfants.com/

             

 Diary:

Week beg 15th October – Year 1 Harvest Festival

Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th October – Food Bank Collections

Thursday 18th October – Year 2 Parent Consultations (You will have received a letter)

Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October – Half Term

Tuesday 6th (Gorilla), Wednesday 7th (Giraffe) and Thursday 8th (Rhino) November – Year 1 Daily Supported Reading Parent Workshops Friday 9th November – Year 2 SATS Parent Meeting

Thursday 15th November – Individual School Photographs

Friday 16th November – Children in Need

Tuesday 20th (Penguin) Wednesday 21st (Panda) and Thursday 22nd (Dolphin) November – Reception Phonics & Handwriting Parent Workshops Friday 23rd November – Winter Workshop (school finishes at 3.00)

Monday 26th November – Nursery Fine Motor Skills Parent Workshops

Last week of term – Christmas Songs for Parents – please check diary on website

Friday 21st December – Last day of term, non-school uniform Day (School finishes at normal time 3.20)

Monday 24th December to Friday 4th January – Christmas Break

Monday 7th January – Staff training day – School closed for children

Tuesday 8th January – Children return to school

Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin:

Congratulations to Jayden from Jaguar Class who guessed the weight of the Pumpkin. The pumpkin weighed 12.7 kilograms! Jayden has won two free tickets to Jump! We raised £29.50!

Reception and Nursery Applications for September 2019:

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, you will need to apply for a Reception place for September 2019.

If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 you can apply for a Nursery class attached to a school.

You have until 15th February 2019 to make your application. You should submit your application online and you can find a link on the Enfield Council website https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

If your child already attends our Nursery you must apply for a Reception place in the same way as other applicants. There is NO automatic right of transfer from our Nursery class to our Reception class.

Last application date is 15th February 2019

Year 2 Creative Writing Workshop:

Thank you for the positive feedback we have received about our Creative Writing Workshops - 

"As a busy parent I often take for granted my child's education. Whilst I am excited to hear/see improvement in confidence and key skills such as vocabulary. I am also curious to understand what teaching techniques are used these days. So, when asked by the Year 2 team, to participate in a workshop I was delighted. I attended a 45-minute session where parents were asked to observe children working with their teachers. The class was divided in three groups focusing on individual creative writing tasks. Highlighted below are some of the key points:

  • Re-enforcing learning objectives
  • Use of visual aids
  • Focusing on memorable examples to illustrate key principles
  • Engaging and encouraging group discussion
  • Giving clear, concise step by step instructions

The session went really well and feedback was mutual from other parents too. It is refreshing to know that our children are inspired to contribute, and motivated to enjoy/appreciate their efforts. Overall, I see the real benefit of parents supporting teachers by getting involved in these observation days. For example, our children get all round support, consistency and encouragement to meet their learning needs in an enjoyable way. I now feel better equipped to endorse these teaching techniques at home."

Year 1:                                                                                                  

You will have received a memo about Harvest Festival for year 1 including a visit from the Reverend Ian and a trip to St James Church. We will also be collecting donations for North London Food Bank and delivering them on Thursday 18th October. Thank you for your support.

We started Phonics and Maths whole class sessions in Reception last week which the children are responding well to. We will have a workshop for the Phonics in November to support parents in practising the basic reading skills with their child at home and answer any questions they may have. The children are now beginning to receive letter cards to take home, of the sounds they are learning. each week and it is important to look at these with your child, practising the sounds, cues and making simple words with them as much as possible. If you would like to see an example video of how to do the cues and say the sounds, please look at the link on our website under the Early Years Foundation Stage tab.

There will be a similar Maths workshop in the spring term to support your child with learning the basic mathematical skills. They will be coming home with number cards this week though with some ideas of ways you can help their mathematical development at home.

Toilets:                                                                                                         

  Whilst we appreciate that you may need to use the bathroom in an emergency it is extremely difficult to accommodate you at the beginning and the end of the day. For safety reasons a member of the office team needs to accompany you to the toilet and this leaves the office short at our busiest times of the day.  The year 1 playground door is open at 8.45 before school and until 3.30 at the end of the day so children are welcome to use the toilets until then.

Half Term Camp - Foundation Sports:

Foundation Sports will be holding a camp during half term. The camp will run on the following days - Monday 22nd October, Tuesday 23rd October, Wednesday 24th October

9.00 to 3.00 £10 per child per day

9.00 to 12.00 £5.00 per child per day

You will need to provide a packed lunch (for whole day attendance) a bottle of water and trainers. If your child has any medical or SEND please let the camp providers know. To register your child please come to the school office for a form.

Look out next week for information relating to After School Clubs!

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Half Term - Cycle Confident - http://www.cycleconfident.com/sposors/enfield/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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