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Newsletter - 3rd November 2017

We are proud to say...

  • Stars of the week in Dragonfly are:   Archie and Max 
  • Stars of the week in Otter are:  Lucas
  • Stars of the week in Kingfisher are: Brandon and Genevieve
  • Headteacher awards: Clara, Lucas and Lily
  • Best Class Attendance: Otter

A message from Mr Barton

Assembly this morning was enjoyable as it was a good chance to celebrate the wide range of good things that have been happening in school this week.  We started by congratulating our netball team for their efforts in their first home match of the season.  I won't say more here about the match itself because their captain, Genevieve, has written you a report below.  It is great to feel, though, that netball is becoming an increasingly popular sport within the school.  Having 'Back to Netball' here each Monday adds to that, and with our new netball bibs, nets and refurbished posts this is a sport that is really beginning to take off at Pensford.

We also said, "Well done" to a large group of children from Dragonfly who have been making very good progress with their phonics learning.  Mrs Elaine Davidson supports this regularly each week and we are very grateful for her ongoing voluntary commitment to the school that makes a very significant difference to the children.  There was celebration too of children in Dragonfly who are showing great independence in their learning.  Independence is the skill we are highlighting as our Personal Development focus for the term, as launched by Mrs Rawlinson in assembly on Thursday.

There were congratuations for the Eco-Team too, who are currently topping the scoreboard of local schools who are trying to reduce unnecessary energy consumption in their schools.  They have now got their own page on our website, so you can read more about their achievements here.

I know lots of you will be looking forward to fireworks displays this weekend - me included.  I've been asked to share this website with you: which has been set up to help promote safety for children.

Having done that, we can now look forward to the main event.  I'll leave you with this Facebook post from Lisa Cains of the PTA:

Thanks to those who have already offered to help.  Hopefully I'll see lots of you there.

Mr Barton 

Netball Match held on Thursday

Genevieve from Year 6 captained our netball team in their home game on Thursday this week.  She has written a report to tell you all about the match:

Whitchurch came to our school and had a team of 7 and we had a team of nine.

Last year, their team won the league with a lot of the same players so we knew this would be a tough match.  Whitchurch won the toss up and chose to pass first and we chose which end we wanted to shoot at first.  Despite this, by the end of the first quarter we were 1-0 up so we were in the lead and hoping that we would stay ahead.

In the second quarter Whitchurch scored a goal, making us tied one each.  At half time we were still even.

Unfortunately, during the third part of the game Whitchurch scored and went into the lead.  Luckily, Edie then scored a goal putting us tied with Whitchurch.  It was the last quarter and everyone was nervous and eager to win.  We kept on trying to score a goal but we couldn't until Chloe scored and we went ahead.  When the final whistle blew we had won 3-2.  This means we can now go through to the next round in the tournament.

Congratulations to the team.  Another great sporting result for Pensford!

Poppy Appeal

Lots of children have enjoyed buying and wearing items for the annual Poppy Appeal.  This will continue next week, and Mrs Mateer will be bringing the items out with children from breakfast club at 8:40am for any parents who would also like to buy a poppy, or to buy one for their child.  This will start on Monday and continue through the week.

Film Club

Mrs Bevan will be on a first aid training course next Thursday and Friday, but Miss Cowin is kindly stepping in again to run Film Club on Thursday after school.  The film will be...

Please book in with the school office as usual.

Christmas is coming...

We would like to make sure that parents have had good notice of the date of our evening Christmas Concert.  As is traditional, this will be held in Publow Church.  It will start at 6:30pm on Tuesday, 12th December.  We hope that all our children can attend that evening to be part of the performance and we are looking forward to seeing lots of friends and family members there too.

Rags 2 Riches 4 Schools - Unwanted Clothes Collection 15 NOVEMBER

Rags 2 Riches 4 Schools are coming to Pensford Primary School on 15 November 2017 to collect any unwanted clothing items in return for cash for the school.

Your child will come home with a collection bag (or you can use black bags) for you to fill with any unwanted clean and dry clothes, shoes (tied in pairs), jewellery, bedding, towels, belts, hats, scarves, gloves, bags, purses, wallets, tights, ties and new underwear for this collection.

Full bags can be dropped off at school on WEDNESDAY 15 NOVEMBER.

And finally...

It was nice to see Dragonfly, some paint and some vegetables all enjoying an outdoor lesson this afternoon!

It might be November, but still warm enough to enjoy some outdoor art!