Dear Parents, 27th March 2018
This term has flown by and we are almost at Easter. Enjoy a relaxing break with your children. Don’t forget we finish at 1.45 pm on Thursday for the Easter Holiday.
Follow us on Twitter
We now have a twitter account which can be accessed @JuniorNorthmead. This is a great way of keeping up to date with events at school.
Decorated Easter Egg Competition
On Thursday 29th March we will be holding our annual decorated Easter egg competition. All the children in the school are invited to enter and there will be a small prize for the winning entry in each year group. The finished eggs need to be made into a character or a scene with the word ‘egg’ included in the title of the entry. Parents are welcome to join us for this special assembly.
G Live Music Festival
It was a pleasure to join our children at G-Live. They performed with nine other Guildford Schools to sing as part of a choir and play in the joint orchestra and recorder group. This was a fantastic experience for all involved. Special thanks to Miss Helgadottir and Mrs Smith who performed at her last Guildford Schools Music Concert.
Year 5 Marchants Hill Trip
Last week, Year 5 went on their residential trip to PGL at Marchants Hill. The children enjoyed the excitement of a snowy start to the week and a sunny end to the week. We spent all day outside trying out lots of exciting activities, including archery, buggy building , abseiling, zip wire, giant swing, orienteering, aeroball and trapeze! In the evenings, we played hide and seek in the woods and sung around a campfire! They all ate well. Well done to group 2 who slept for 7/8 hours each night ! Happy teachers! An enjoyable time was had by all. (Mrs Richardson)
I enjoyed visiting the two year 5 groups and can confirm the food was excellent! Many thanks to the staff who willingly gave their time to make this trip possible - Mrs Richardson, Mrs Polden, Mr Burford, Miss Webster, Miss Hawkins, Mrs Gilks, Mrs Eveleigh, Mrs Stillwell, Mrs Wilkins & Mrs Jeffrey. Thank you - Mrs Brown
Change of Arrangements for Purchasing School Uniform
From the start of the summer term school uniform will not be available to purchase from school. Parents/Guardians will be able to order on line from School Trends, who will be supplying uniform .
The link for parents is: https://www.schooltrends.co.uk/uniform/NorthmeadJuniorSchoolGU29ZA
Accelerated Reader Scheme
We are very pleased that this Spring Term we managed to beat our Winter Term total. The target is to read more than 20 000 000 words as a school next term! Remember that it’s not just books in the library that are part of our Accelerated Reader scheme. Use arbookfind.co.uk to see if books from home also count towards your word totals and to look for some books you might be interested in.
Spring Term Raffle Winners: Lily B, Milo W, Nafaa M, Tyler L, Finlay M, Ertan H, Leanna, Ava S
Word Millionaire’s Club
Daniel C (6H) 2,854,637
Charlie W (6H) 2,319,268
Luke T (5B) 1,663,264
William C (6K) 1,348,959
Sam B (6MD) 1,147,979
Ertan H (6H) 1,074,630
NST Spring Fair
Thank you to all who supported the Spring Fair which raised £694.57 !
NST SMARTIES TUBE CHALLENGE 2018
Over the Easter holidays your challenge is to get as many coins as possible into a smarties tube! You will be given a full smarties tube so you’ll have to eat them first!
The two classes that raise the most money will win the opportunity to choose how to spend the money raised from this challenge, on an event or item for the school.
More information will follow later in the week.
Let the Challenge Begin!
Please be aware that Mrs Caesar, our Crossing Patrol lady, will NOT be on duty on the first day of the summer term:- Monday 16th April ~ Morning & Afternoon Sessions
Attendance awards for last week week:
|5P & 6H||98%|
The whole school attendance was : 94%
The Week Ahead
Tuesday 27th March
Houses of Parliament Trip
4M Parent Lunch
Thursday 29th March
9.15 - 9.45 am
10.15 - 10.45 am
Yr 5 & 6 Decorated Egg Assembly
Yr 4 & 4 Decorated Egg Assembly
Year 5 Charity Cake Sale
Break up for Easter Break
With Best Wishes