Quote of the week:
'I really want to be the quote of the week.' Ms Gardner
Our very own Mr Garcia picking up yet more silverware: Team Manager of the Year!
More glory for Mr Garcia and the Junior Travel Ambassadors at the TFL awards at City Hall.
Y5 and Y6 having workshops in advance of their trip to Westminster Abbey.
Our intrepid mathematicians battling for a place in the next round of the Explore Learning competition.
EYFS KS1 Winter performance dress rehearsal for Chelsea OAPs
Ashburnham School Association- First Meeting 3.45pm- all welcome!
EYFS KS1 Winter performance 2.30pm all welcome
School tour 9.30am
Y4 Y5 Panto trip - late return (5pm)
DJ Dan Winter Party for the kids
Whole School Assembly 1.45pm; School finishes 2.15pm;
Upcoming dates for the diary
KS2 Winter Concert 3.45-4.45pm
Last day of Term, school closes at 2pm
All pupils return
Uh-oh! The average is below target again this week. Let's pull it up next week.
See the ASA letter below. The first meeting of the Ashburnham School Association is meeting on MONDAY 10th DECEMBER, after school. All parents/carers and staff are welcome to join the ASA. Please come along to learn more.
Your School Needs You!
Please click the link below for the letter about setting up a new parent-teacher association: Ashburnham School Association - to organise and fund-raise for the school. ASA LETTER
GET YOUR PARENTS, CARERS, UNCLES, AUNTIES AND COUSINS TO SPONSOR YOU FOR THE ASHBURNHAM JINGLE BELL RUN!
This Christmas we are holding the Ashburnham Jingle Bell Sponsored Run to raise money to support the school. In addition to the financial benefits to the school, the event is an extremely valuable experience for children in terms of promoting healthy activity, physical fitness and an appreciation of outdoor activity. Our intention this year is to use the money raised from the sponsored run to support the purchase of further resources across the curriculum to enhance the learning of all our children. The run will take place on Monday 17 December 2018. We are asking all children to get themselves sponsored by parents, carers, brothers, sisters, cousins and friends for every lap they do. For each class, the child who raises the most sponsorship money will win a great prize. The run is a very pleasant route around the school playground. It should take approximately half an hour at a gentle pace and will include an opportunity for children to wear something with a Christmas theme if they wish. Their teacher will accompany the children on the run and they will also be sponsored. Please encourage your child to start collecting sponsors in order to support this very enjoyable whole school event.
All pupils will have been given a sponsorship form. Copies available at the office.
All pupils who normally have school lunches will be getting the Winter Feast, including Christmas crackers and three courses of classic roast dinner. If your kids normally have packed lunch but would like to join us on Decemeber 19th, please sign up with the office so you can be set up with a £1.85 (bargain!) payment request via the usual School Gateway payment method.
Speaking of lunches...
If you are changing your lunch schedule in any way, please give the office two week's notice so that the kitchen can adjust their provision.
As an eco-friendly school, please can we avoid paper Christmas Cards. If each child bought a card for the whole class, this would equate to roughly 6500 cards across the school. Please put your time and money towards supporting a local charity instead.
Year6 Journalist Report by Iva Good afternoon Ash! What a week! KS1 have been busy busy with rehearsing their Nativity since next Monday they have a dress rehearsal with an old people from the local area coming to watch and the next day there performance will happen! Wednesday, the Y6 Maths Team went to Round 2 in Explore Learning. Also on Wednesday Y5 and 6 had a workshop about their upcoming trip to Westminster Abbey.Have a great weekend!
Eco Science Committee Report
Good afternoon Ashburnham Community School,
This week the Eco Science Committee have been very busy making a new display to help spread the message of recycling in hope of saving our planet and endangered animals. We have used recycled objects (e.g. bottle lids, table cloths and old paper) to create a display showing the affects of pollution. This display will show exactly why we should recycle, so be sure to see it in the lunch hall. In Science this week, Year 5 have started their unit 'how light works and Year 6 have started a new unit too, all about gravity. Thank you for recycling and have a great week!
Eco Science fact: Did you know that 45% of all plastic bottles used in the UK are not recycled!
Please buy an Ashburnham water bottle to help the environment!
By Anna, Zaina, Mischa and Zain
Thanks for your recipes- Keep them coming! Have you heard? We’re making an Ashburnham Cookbook!
Click here for the recipe template But we need your recipes! We want a collection of your family's favourites (along with some recipes from staff and local restaurants) to make an Ashburnham community cookbook that we can all use. We want it to be full of artwork by our kids – it could be a drawing of their favourite meal, a family picnic, digging up potatoes – you could make clay food, stick on pasta shapes, anything to do with food. We want photos of pupils cooking, gardening, and of course, eating… And most importantly we need your recipes. What meal does your child plead with you to make? When is the plate always licked clean? It can be a main, a dessert, a starter. It can be from any country, and even in another language (we can get it translated and print the two versions side by side). Just write down how you make it, and hand it in to Ms Lindsay (with pictures if you can, and Ms Morgan can also take photographs of any artwork). There are recipe forms to fill in at the front desk if you don’t have one, or email your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org (remember to include ingredients list, quantities and why it’s a favourite).
And don’t forget – all money raised from the sale of this book will go towards fun, inspiring experiences for your child, like the Exotic Animals Encounter last year. But if we don’t get enough recipes, there’s no book, no money, no experiences! Spread the word. [from Parent Chat group]
The Great Fox Federation Charity Ride: Cycling to raise money for the schools this Summer
If you are interested in participating in the ride please register on www.greatfoxride.com This will place you on the mailing list and ensure you are involved in up coming events. Please register family and friends on the site as well.
Ms Madden from Fox recommends .......
Miss Johnson and I were very excited last Wednesday evening to attend an Q and A session with the author Philip Reeve. He spoke about his writing process, his inspiration, and also read from his most recently published books. He is most well know for his 'Mortal Engines' series, which has just been adapted into a feature film. Mortal Engines has long been one of the Year 6 team's favourite (and also Mr Cotter's): an unforgettable adventure story, set in a dark and utterly original world. So we were all excited to read Philip Reeve's latest 'Railhead' trilogy. Reeve described this trilogy as an homage to the science fiction novels his wished he could have read as a young person. The futuristic worlds he depicts are incredibly evocative and richly imagined, not only full of humans and androids, but also sentient interstellar trains and mutant insects...
Railhead is just as thrilling as Mortal Engines - following the adventures of Zen Starling, a petty thief from Thunder City. With his new friend Nova, an android, they set off on a mission to infiltrate the Emperor's train - meeting interesting people and stealing their stuff. But, the consequences of his actions are greater than he could imagine... We currently have 3 copies circulating Year 6. They are in high demand. Mr Marsh, Ms Johnson, Mr Cotter and I look forward to discussing them with anyone who reads them!
Duolingo promises the access to free language learning in several languages, including Spanish. Give it a go!
Staff had training on subject leadership