CARTERHATCH INFANT SCHOOL
Issue 5: 15th Novmeber 2019
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Year 2 Reading Challenge:
During Half Term, Year 2 were giving the challenge of reading five different books to five different people in five different places! Congratulations to Lara in Tiger Class who won a book token for her imaginative and creative booklet showing the fantastic places she enjoyed reading. Another well done to Zoya and Kamil our runners up!
Please see the gallery for photographs!
Year 1 Daily Supported Reading:
Year One would like to thank all the parents and carers that attended their child's daily supported reading session. The children were thrilled to have their grown up watching and supporting them! We hope that adults gained an insight into how we run our reading sessions and how much we value reading.
"I was excited my Mummy came to see me read!" - Archie
"I showed Mummy how I can point carefully." – Afsa
During the week beginning the 25th November we will be holding Reception Phonic Workshops. This is an opportunity for parents to come and observe a phonic session being taught and then have a short discussion with your child's class teacher after. This will give you some ideas on how you can support your child at home.
The dates for your child's class are as follows:
Dolphin Class - 9am Monday 25th November 2019
Panda Class - 9am Tuesday 26th November 2019
Penguin Class - 9am Wednesday 27th November 2019
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thank you to the parents who attended the Fine Motor Skills workshop in Nursery - we hope it was a valuable experience to share with your child. Fine motor skills are an important stepping stone on your child’s developmental journey. Good fine motor skills link to dressing, self-care, using a computer and those all-important writing skills. Children need to have strength and dexterity in the muscles in the hands in order to hold a pen correctly and begin writing activities. In nursery and at home we can help to develop these skills through an array of different activities. Interlocking construction toys Duplo - large sized Lego which is best for younger children and strengthens the pincer grip along with other muscles in the hand.
Mobilo - needs strength in the hands and fingers to push pieces together.
Train track - develops grip muscles and once constructed continues to build muscles when playing with the trains.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended the anti-bullying workshop last Friday. The children have been learning about being kind to each other. This Morning are launching #Bekind with free Smiggle key rings. If you would like one of these please go to https://www.itv.com/thismorning/be-kind to find out which shops are providing them in our area.
Reception, Nursery and Year 3 Applications for September 2020: If your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, you will need to apply for a Reception place for September 2020. https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app
If your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017 you can apply for a Nursery class attached to a school.
You have until 15th January 2020 to make your application. You should submit your application online and you can find a link on the Enfield Council website.
If your child already attends our Nursery you must still apply for a Reception place in the same way as other applicants. Unfortunately there is NO automatic right of transfer from our Nursery class to our Reception class
Last application date is 15th January 2020
Year 2 can apply for their Year 3 place online through admissions.
Parking Around School
We have had reports from our school neighbours and parents that there have been incidences of parking across drives and in resident disabled spaces. Parents have also been observed obstructing safe crossings with their cars and have been unhelpful when asked to move. Please consider leaving home earlier and either walk or park & walk at the beginning and end of the school day. We also have a breakfast club that starts at 8.00 for £2.00 a day, which can be used to avoid congested mornings. We ask that you please be respectful to each other and be kind, Remember we are role models for our children.
We are launching our Reuse Centre. We are collecting the following, cardbaord boxes, plasitic bottles and lids, egg cartons and kitchen roll tubes and clean plastic pots. Please leave in the recycling bags in the main playground.
We also collect clean and empty crisps and biscuit packets. We can exchange these items for funds for school.
Winter Workshop - Friday 22nd November at 3.00:
On Friday 22nd November school is closing at 3.00 so that parents and carers can attend a Winter Workshop in the school hall with their child.
Creative Activities – paper chains, biscuit decorating.
There will be a small fee for each activity and refreshments.
Money raised will be put towards school fundraising.
We are accepting donations of filled jam jars for the tombola stall. Please bring them to the school office by Thursday