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Issue 17: 8th February 2019                 

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Friday 15th February – Nursery children bring a teddy to school

Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February – Half Term (Holiday club available)

Thursday 28th February – Year 2 Parent consultations

Monday 4th March – Dolphin Family Breakfast (further information to follow)

Wednesday 6th March – Panda Family Breakfast (further information to follow)

Thursday 7th March – Penguin Family Breakfast (further information to follow)

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day Friday 15th March – International Food Sale (school will close at 3.00)

Tuesday 26th March at 9.00 – Year 1 Phonics Screening Information Meeting for Parents and carers (further information to follow)

Friday 5th April – Non School Uniform Day

Monday 8th April to Monday 22nd April – Spring Break (Holiday Club available)

Tuesday 23rd April – School reopens

Tuesday 21st May – Happy Bag Collection


Safer Internet Day (SID) - 5th February 2019:

Online safety is an important part of keeping children safe. All of our pupils are taught how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. They have recently taken part in Safer Internet Day; the children have been carrying out activities to highlight and discuss how to access the internet safely and responsibly, as well as meeting our new online safety character. Across the school from Nursery all the way up to Year 2 staff worked with children to establish ways they can stay safe online. They shared stories about online safety, attended a SID assembly and had discussions about what the children already knew about the internet, tablets, smart phones etc. We would like to help parents/carers make safer choices and support their children online, as lots of parents often have concerns about today’s technologies, the ease of access and how quickly children learn to use them; sometimes before they can even walk or talk. There are lots of ways you can help your children to stay safe online. The following websites deal with how to talk to your child about online safety, setting boundaries while online, and setting up filters and blocks for unsuitable content.

These and other useful websites for parents/carers are linked on the school website:


Temporary Change of Access to Year 2:

During half term work is being carried out in the outside area of Jaguar and Tiger Class. This may mean that there is no access for a couple of weeks and we will endeavour to keep you updated on progress.

Morning Drop Off – Please drop Year 2 children via the school hall at 8.45.

Pick Up - Both year 1 and year 2 children will be collected from the main playground.

We appreciate your support and ask for help in assisting each other to limit any confusion.

Thank you for your understanding.


Year 2: 

Year Two children have been working on division this week. Have a go at solving this week’s challenge!

Sam and Tom share the fruit equally. There are 4 apples, 3 oranges, 1 pear and 1 banana.

How many of each fruit do they receive? Complete the table.

















Year 1:

Children have been busy helping to create Beegu’s spaceship in the outdoor area. They have been making 3d planet models and designing control panels with a panic button! Photos available on main newsletter. 



It was lovely to see so many families join us for the maths workshops this week. Hopefully this has given you ideas and will encourage you to work together on numbers. We will also be sending homework to do on shape including cutting and using descriptive language to describe the shape.

We are desperate for donated spare clothes in Reception, socks, underwear, spare trousers and skirts will help us to change the children if they get wet. Also remember to include a spare set of clothes in your child’s book bag daily or alternatively add it to their box under their peg at the end of the day ready for the next school day.



The children are really looking forward to their trip to Sainsburys next week and the Teddy Bears' Picnic on Friday 15th February. Keep an eye out for photos on Tapestry!

If you are having trouble accessing your child's Tapestry please let a member of staff know or speak to the school office.


Easy Fundraising:

You can help to raise money for your child’s school each time you shop online. Please register with Easy Fundraising using the link below, choosing Carterhatch Infant School as your cause.

Once you are set you can log into Easy Fundraising and shop as usual. Easy Fundraising will give a small donation to the school each time you shop.


Learning Power Buddies Certificates:

Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded a certificate during our Key Stage One assembly last week. Tiger Class - Samiha, Brooke & Vincent

Jaguar Class - Olayinka, Leyla & Joyce

 Leopard Class - Anisa, Gabriel & Savannah

Gorilla Class -Aysegul & Xavier 

Rhino Class -  Abdihafid & Louis

Giraffe Class - Tavia, Felix & George 


ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) and First Aid:

We are holding a parents ESOL course for parents where English is not their first language. The course starts on Monday 25th February at 9.00 in the Children’s Centre. We are also holding a three day First Aid Course in the Summer term. Please speak to Jeanette if you are interested. Further information can be found on our website.



We understand that some children like to share gifts/party bags with their class mates on their birthdays. As a school we are mindful that both children and staff may have allergies. We are also a healthy school. Therefore, we ask that if you don want to share with other children you give the gift outside of the classroom and to the parent. This way the parent can decide if it is something their child is able to eat.

Alternatively, in the past children have donated a book to their class or shared fruit, with some parents creating fruit scultptures in place of cake!

If your child attends afterschool club we will endeavour for the gift to be taken over by a staff member and passed directly to the parent at collection. 


February Half Term Holiday Club at Carterhatch Infant School:

Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019

Prices per day: 8.00am - 3.00pm: £12.00 (Bring your own breakfast and lunch for the full day)

8.00am - 12.00pm: £6.00

12.00pm - 3.00pm: £6.00

If you would like your child to attend the holiday club please come to the school office to pay in cash and to complete a form.

Head Lice:

Please remember to check your child for head lice. If head lice are present you will need to treat your child. You will then need to check everyone in the family and treat them if necessary. To help prevent head lice spreading please tie your child’s hair back where possible.

For more information on how you can detect and treat head lice visit www.nhs.ukconditions/head-lice

Home remedies such as vinegar, lemon juice and petroleum jelly can be found here -