Micro-bits are a small piece of tech hardware that can convey messages using a light system, a bit like banner streams you see in shops and other places. The children used computer-coding skills to instruct the Micro-bit to relay a message. Most children liked the Christmas messages, such as “ Ho Ho Ho! “ or “Happy Advent”. They quickly understood how to code and were able to connect the hardware to our computer system to get the micro-bit working. Hopefully we’ll soon be sending messages round school at the touch of a button! Who needs Christmas cards?
Fri 7th Dec Christingle Service
Lynesack Church at 2pm. Pupils will be leaving school at 1pm to walk to church. Parents and carers are welcome to walk with us, or meet us at the church for the service. The service ends at 3pm and we request that parents collect their children from church. Any uncollected children will walk back to school with staff. This is a community event – open to all. There will be a collection for our Tanzania Fund, which is raising money to send a child to school for a year.
Thu 13th School to Pantomime at Richmond.
We will be leaving school at 12.30pm and returning at approx. 4.30pm. Please come into school and wait for your child. This is a school uniform event.
Fri 14th School Christmas Play.
Children will stay in school at 3.15pm. We will provide a buffet tea and get them changed into their costumes before bringing them up to the village hall for the start of the show at 4pm. Pre-schoolers can be brought straight to the village hall at 3.45pm in their costumes.
Mon 17th Whole School Pyjama Day!
Come to school in your cosy PJs for a morning of learning about traditional Christmas board games and a Christmas film in the afternoon.
Tues 18th School Christmas Party at 1pm.
Come to school in your party clothes. Donations of party food welcomed. There will be a visit by an important guest! Pre-schoolers who do not normally attend on Tuesday afternoons, are welcome to join us. Our Stay and Play under threes are also welcome to join us for the party.
Wed 19th Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day– This event is now fully booked. Starts at 12 noon. Donations to our Tanzania Fundraiser.
Thu 20th End of Term Assembly and Farewell to Ms Fenoughty. This special assembly starts at 2pm. Parents, carers, family and friends of the school are warmly welcomed. Accompanied pupils may go home for Christmas, once the assembly has finished.
Fri 21st School closed for Christmas. Staff training day.
The governing body has sent out the annual questionnaire to all parents and carers this week. Your views are very important to us and we value your ideas and opinions. Please could you complete and return the questionnaire to school office by Friday 7 December 2018.
You child will be bringing home an important letter from the school governors regarding the future leadership of the school after Christmas.
Thank you to Kirsty Brien for a colourful and informative whole school assembly this morning all about her trip to Tanzania last month. Thank you to all who made donations to today’s appeal. The cake stall and Tanzania stall, plus donations of £1 from children who dressed up in Tanzania colours today raised a total of £100.00.
Whilst Kirsty was in Tanzania she met a family in need. This is Malalia and her children. The little girl is called Mary. Malalia and her children lives in this 8ft X 8ft wooden shack, they have no furniture, no bed, no running water, no electricity, no sanitation. Kirsty asked Malalia what she wanted for her kids future and she shyly replied ‘for them not to starve or become sick and die’ , her sole aspiration was to keep them alive. It would take just £120 to sponsor a child for a year so that they could go to school.
Our children were so concerned for the well-being of children like Mary, that they want to send the money to Tanzania and sponsor Mary so that she can have an education too.
This week all pupils in school attended a workshop on WW1 delivered by Kevin Richardson from the Evenwood, Ramshaw and District History Society and the Gaunless Valley History Trust and school governor, Jeanette Newell.
Workshops were part of the ‘In the pink’ film and project bringing to life the stories of the local WW1 soldiers and their families.
TICKETS ON SALE …………
We will be holding our first community cash bingo night at school on 15th November from 5.30pm. Come along and join in the fun whilst helping to raise funds. Tickets are £2 per adult and £1 per child which includes entry, pie, peas & gravy.
Bingo books will be on sale on the night for £1 per strip or £5 per book. Refreshments will also be on sale.
This event is open to families of the school as well as the wider community. Under 16’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Remember to bring in some money this week (£1/50p) for a donation for the Poppy Appeal.
This week we were able to see the school pencils we had donated being given out to school children in Tanzania. Kirsty Brien, Esme and Seth’s mum is currently in Tanzania and she sent photos showing the school children receiving our gifts. We also had a live ‘facetime’ assembly with Kirsty in Tanzania. We asked her lots of questions about life in an African country and Kirsty was able to show us her surroundings.