Thurlby Community Primary School Lawrance Park Crown Lane Thurlby Bourne Lincolnshire PE10 0EZ 01778 423311 email@example.com http://www.thurlby.lincs.sch.uk / Report by Louis Bage Year 6: I really enjoyed the Christmas Bazaar this year, for the first time I helped out on a stall in the Year 6 Games Room. It was fun being able to wander around and see all the people you know. There was a good atmosphere in the school because everyone was excited about Christmas. I enjoyed the chocolate tombola as I love chocolate and seeing Santa was really fun. When we told him what we are doing for Christmas, his hat fell off in shock! The cakes and mince pies were very enjoyable, and I taste tested quite a few. I can't wait for next year's Christmas Bazaar, even though I won't be in the school any more. Merry Christmas everyone. Report by Evie Bage Year 5: There was a lot to do in every classroom, and in the hall even more. Everyone at the stalls were very happy and enthusiastic. In the Year Six classroom there were all sorts of games to play, like Play your cards right, Speed stacks and Roll the dice. Also some of the Year Six's and Year Five's were helping out at the stalls. My friends and I had a go at running a stall, it was great fun. The Year Four classroom had exciting crafts, from decorating little boxes to making Christmas bells. In the Year Three classroom there was a selection of things to do like face painting, glitter tattoos and children’s tombola. Lastly in the hall there were stalls like the chocolate tombola (YUM!), name a teddy bear and lots more. One of my favourite things was Santa’s Grotto. Santa was so shocked when we told him we were going to New Zealand, his hat fell off. I hope that next year's Bazaar is as successful as this years. Hope you have a Merry Christmas! Well done to Oscar Bell in Y1 who guessed the correct name of Thurlby School’s bear which was Sam. Sam is made out of two old school jumpers! Thank you to everyone’s contributions however big or small. They all helped to make the Christmas Bazaar a success and helped the HSA to raise money to hopefully enable us to buy 3 more laptops for our children, to add to the 6 we have already provided this term. Lets keep fundraising as more laptops are needed due to class sizes and computer breakdowns! Kindle Fire HD : Sarah Cotton £75 cash: Simon & Alison Jakeman Christmas Eve Hamper: Graham Bothamley ½ Grange Spa Day for one: Claire Hart Cut and blow dry at Hair In My Heart Thurlby: Stuart Blake 2 Match tickets for POSH: Hazel Chambers Family Portrait from Gordon’s Photography: Amy Leverton £50 engraved slate voucher from Manthorpe Slate & Stone: Wendy Mabey Meal for 4 at The Sugarmill: Jane West 12 months Warner publications magazine subscription: Emma Constable Carol singers at your front door: Berri Bairsto £20 Aroma Spice voucher: Zara Hakim £10 Renu voucher: Amelia Butler £10 Golden Palace Takeaway voucher: Steve Knight 2 nights boarding or 2 home visits from Daramy Pet Services: Rebecca Bell 40 minute video golf lesson from Bourne Golf Studio: Mrs P. Cox £10 voucher for Cyclewright at Waterside: Siobhan Palmer 2 hours of house cleaning from Squeaky Clean Homecare: T Simpson Slate chalk board from Corner Farm Interiors: Wendy Mabey £10 voucher for Paint a Pot: Hazel Chambers Headphones from Bourne Computer Store: Lara Austin Dotty Apple A4 Shaped Word Art: Michelle Goff Grasmere Farm Meat Voucher: Rebecca Bell Decorated Christmas cake: Flegg Report by Jack Andersen Y4 & Charlie Wise Y4: At the Christmas craft club we made Christmas tags, reindeer dust made with oats, coloured rice and glitter, Christmas cards, wrapping paper, clay reindeers and 3D paper snowflakes. Our favourite part was the 3D paper snowflakes because it was fun and detailed. Also we sold some of the things that we made at the Christmas Bazaar. Reception, Y1 and Y2 Assembly. Y3 and Y5 Assembly Y4 and Y6 Assembly Miss Fytche, once again, organised the ‘Christmas Tree Appeal’ in school (area coordination being undertaken by the Rotary Club of Stamford St Martins). This project supports families in difficult circumstances in our local community by providing gifts at Christmas for their children, many of whom would otherwise receive nothing. 98 gifts were generously donated by parents. Scarlett Rowson from Y4 won 1st prize for her poem. Joint 2nd prize went to Jenson Moss Y1 and Isabella Thomas Y1. Well done to all entrants, it was a tough decision to choose the winners. HARVEST FESTIVAL The Harvest Festival Assembly took place on 3rd October. Children attended school in non-uniform and paid a voluntary £1 donation in addition to providing and selling cakes with recipes after school. Mary’s Meals Charity ensure that 93% of the donated funds are used to provide life changing meals for the world’s poorest countries. A very impressive total of £419.85 was raised. All the children really enjoyed getting dressed up and raised an impressive £275.29. Years 1- 6 have been enjoying work relating to computer programming. The school works closely with ‘Enriched IT’, a company based in Market Deeping. Y1 use ‘people programming’ to develop a set of instructions to achieve a simple practical task and this is further developed through the use of software for developing routines for ‘on-screen’ robots. The work encourages problem solving and logic for solving simple problems. It is the school’s intention to extend Information and Communication Technology studies in all year groups during the coming months. The photograph shows Year 5 enjoying some work on computer programming. LINCOLNSHIRE PCSO’S Lincolnshire PCSO’s visited school on 29 September to talk to children in assembly about the Junior Police Cadet School Officer scheme. Chloe Price and Bradley Cooper from Y5 and Alfie Woodward and Lauren Toynton from Y6 were elected. They will retain their roles for the full academic year. BOOK FAIR 14 & 15 October after school. Thank you to Mrs Jane Hayball for all her hard work. Book sales generated a commission based payment of £224.00 and this was used to buy new books for use by all classes. ASSEMBLY Key Stage 2 children enjoyed an assembly presented by Mrs Julie Morgan (peripatetic flute teacher) on 4 November. BOURNE SCI-FEST Many exciting presentations including Earthbound misfits and Thrilling Forces. INTER-SWIMMING GALA 25 November Mrs Sewell, Miss Wilson and parent helpers accompanied 24 of our Key Stage 2 children to The Deepings Leisure Centre to participate in an inter-school swimming gala. The children enjoyed taking part, putting in a tremendous amount of effort and showing remarkable stamina. They came 6th place out of 9 participating schools. TAE-KWON DO All year groups participated in a session with Annabel Murcott who has organised training clubs for many years. The children saw demonstrations and were taught some basic skills. Mr Carl Harding, Gold Medal winner for Archery in the Invictus Games, came into school to give a talk to our Year 2 children. Carl, who has family connections to one Y2 child, gave the children an insight into the organisation of the competitive games and his experiences leading up to and during the event. INTER SCHOOLS’ FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT Mrs Sewell and parent volunteers attended Held in Spalding 11 November Involved 20 schools and Thurlby’s performance was outstanding as we achieved 3rd place. FIRST AID IN A DAY 10 November 5 hour course On completion all participants received a First Aid Certificate that is valid for 3 years from date of completion. REMEMBRANCE SERVICE Attended 11 November in St Firmin’s Church RISING STAR CHALLENGE • 3 Y5 & 3 Y6 students attended • 8 October • Organised by The Deepings School Chairperson: Vice Chairperson: Secretary: Treasurer: School representative: ParentMail Coordinator: Advertising Coordinator: Committee members: Tina Warner Thomsen Emily Andersen Kate Willimer Maria Trumble Rachel Sones Kelly Davies Abigail Richards Lissa Bage Charlotte Blake Rebecca Brett Katie Edgar Wendy Mabey Siobhan Palmer Odette Wells The HSA mission for 2014/ 2015 is to raise enough funds to provide the school with new laptops and new play equipment ***** HSA contact details firstname.lastname@example.org ***** Thurlby School Disco on Thursday October 23rd raised £103. The Fashion Show on Monday November 10th raised £145. School calendars raised approximately £800. BREAKING NEWS .... The Thurlby Christmas Bazaar held on December 6th raised over £1000. Thanks to the Bazaar the HSA are hoping to purchase a further 3 laptops. 3 laptops for the children = £1092 New Curriculum resource = £2052 Literacy Resource = £1856 Donations Play of £200 per each class equipment £292 13th February: HSA Non Uniform Day 13th March: Mother’s Day Sale 26th March: School Disco On behalf of Mr Clegg, all the teachers, staff and HSA committee members we would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We warmly look forward to welcoming all the children back to school on Tuesday 6th January 2015.