News Round-Up

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October 2018

Autumn Parent Evenings - 16th & 18th October
Over the last few weeks, pupils and their new teachers have really begun to get to know each other. Our Autumn Parent Evenings give parents and carers the opportunity to discuss their children's progress with their teachers.

A link to our online appointment system has already been sent by text message. If anyone is unsure how to make an appointment, our office staff will be happy to talk you through it.

Learning Garden
Mrs Russell, and an army of eager helpers, have been busy creating a new outdoor maths space or ‘Learning Garden.’ The aim is to provide pupils with ‘hands-on’ experience of maths concepts alongside their everyday studies. Already there has been a range of estimating, measuring and capacity tasks.

Forefield in Wonderland!
M&M Theatre Company delighted us with their very funny version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale about Alice in Wonderland on Monday afternoon. Two fantastic performances ensured every child experienced live theatre without having to leave the school! Thank you to everyone who contributed £1 towards the cost – we are already looking forward to their return visit in July when they will be staging ‘Oliver Twist.’

School Clubs and Activities
Well done to our Year 6 footballers who participated in the first football tournament of the year at Goals, organised by Chesterfield High School. Thanks to Miss Cain and the parents who provided transport. We are very lucky that trips, visits and sporting/arts events are always made a little bit easier due to the number of parents willing to accompany classes – we do appreciate your support!

Charity News
Thank you again for all your generous donations for our Macmillan coffee morning. The final total was £338 – boosted by the end of day sale! It costs £28 an hour to fund one nurse, so thank you again for every penny! It is great for our children to see that we can make a positive difference and help our community in such a simple way – but without your support it wouldn’t be possible.

This is just one of the many good causes we support in school and I know that sadly many families have need of the help and care Macmillan provide. Last year we raised a total of: £2,132 for a variety of good causes – both local and national. We keep a record in our Reception entrance – have a look next time you pop in.

Mrs Schwartz is hoping to raise even more money for charity, when she has her hair cut to donate it to the Princess Trust – she is even willing to have the drastic haircut in front of the whole school community during assembly!

Half-Term Holidays
School will close at 3.30pm on Friday 19th October for the autumn half-term holidays. Children return to school on Monday 29th October.

Forefield Matters

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