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Reception Parents Phonic Session On Wednesday 26th September all parents who have a child new to the Reception Year are invited to a session to discover how we approach and develop phonic understanding at Dinting School. Mrs Gill will explain how she teaches phonics so you are able to support your child at home. The session will start at 3pm and will finish at home time. Please come to the main entrance at 3.00pm.

Glossop Jog The annual Glossop Jog organised by the Rotary Club is taking place on Sunday 7th October, 11.00am at Fauvel Road. This year all sponsorship money is going to Macmillian cancer support. Mr Halliwell will be present at the event but children need to be supervised by an adult throughout the event. A sponsorship form is attached to this newsletter. If you intend to take part please let Mr Halliwell or the school office know so runner numbers can be allocated.

Harvest Peg Competition FODS are organising a decorated peg competition for Harvest. Pegs can be turned into any character that you like and will be displayed in church over the Harvest weekend. Pegs are available from your child’s class teacher and cost £1.00 which includes their entry fee. Please make sure all peg characters are returned to school by Friday 5th October and are clearly labelled with your child’s name. There will be prizes awarded to the best decorated peg character in each class.

Winter Weather After the glorious summer it is clear that autumn is upon us with wet and windy weather. It is essential that your child has a warm and waterproof coat in school every day for the winter months. We will always aim to get outside in the fresh air at break times and will not let light rain stop this, so please make sure they have suitable clothing.

P.E. lessons are planned for set days each week but again the weather can prevent this from happening. If another day is dry the class teacher will move the outdoor  P.E. lesson to that day. Some children do not have their P.E. kit in school all week and therefore cannot participate if the day has changed. Please make sure your child’s P.E. kit remains in school all week.  

Flu Vaccinations - All children in Reception to Year 5 are invited to have the nasal flu vaccine in school on 16th October. A consent form is coming tonight with your child and must be completed and returned to school as soon as possible and definitely by Friday 21st September. Completed forms are collected by the immunisation team and the vaccines ordered. Late return of the form may result in your child not receiving the vaccination. Please note that school age vaccinations will no longer be routinely offered by GPs.

ECO Day On Friday 21stSeptember everyone at Dinting School had a great time learning about in environmental and recycling projects. Anne Welch from DCC ECO team worked in school for the day delivering workshops to pupils to help them think about our planet and how they can help to look after it. You will find out about their learning in our Harvest Service on 5th October.

After School Provision From September 2019 the Governors are intending to provide after school care on site at Dinting School for all pupils who require it. We are in the very early stages of planning this additional provision. We intend to provide after school care, Monday –Friday until 5.30/6.00pm, finish times will depend upon need. Thank you

Harvest Service We will be holding our annual harvest celebration in church on Friday 5th October at 2pm. Everyone is very welcome to attend. Some children will be taking part by reading or sharing pictures and every child will be involved in singing during the service. We will be collecting donations of tinned/packet food, household cleaning items, toiletries etc. These will be collected by the Glossop Food Bank and will help families in the local area. Please send any donations into school from Monday 1st October. All donations will be displayed in church over the harvest weekend.

Secondary School Admissions It seems far too early to be thinking about next September when we have only just returned to school. If your child is in Year 6 then you need to start thinking about secondary schools. All applications must be made online by midnight on 31st October. For more information go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/admissions or call 01629 537479.