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Win A Christmas Tree  - FODS are organising a raffle to win a Christmas tree from Clayton Fold. The lucky winner will be able to go along and select the tree of their choice. Raffle tickets are priced 50p per ticket and every child will be bringing home an envelope with 5 tickets in. If you would like to purchase the tickets yourself or sell to friends and family please return the tickets with your name and contact details clearly written along with the money. Please keep the other ticket as proof of purchase. The raffle will be drawn at the Makers Market on 29th November so all tickets and money must be returned to school by the morning of the 29th.

Christmas Makers Market On Friday 29th November, FODS have organised a Christmas craft and gift evening where you can come along and start your Christmas shopping! Lots of local people will be selling handmade crafts and gifts. The market will take place from 6.00-8.00pm. Refreshments will be available. Please spread the word to family, friends and neighbours. Donations of festive treats such as mince pies, chocolate log etc. would be very much appreciated. Please send any donations into school by Wednesday 27th November. Thank you.

FODS Meeting  There will be a very short meeting to plan the final details for the Makers Market in school on Friday 22nd November, 3.30-4.00pm

Bronze Food for Life Award  - I am delighted to inform you that we have received accreditation from Food for Life in recognition of the work we do around food and health in school. A representative from Food for Life will be joining in our grandparent lunch and presenting the award to school. Thank you to our wonderful school council for all their hard work around healthy packed lunches which was used as part of the accreditation 

Christmas Dates The events that parents can attend in the school day are the Nativity service on Friday 13th December at 1.30pm and the Carol service on Friday 20th December at 1.15pm. Both services will take place in church. Dates for parties etc. will be set nearer the time but these do not need parents present.

Grandparents Lunch The grandparents who joined us for roast dinner this week had a fabulous time. We apologise to those who were unable to attend due to the huge response we had for this event. We were unable to accommodate everyone due to space and fire regulations. However, we intend to hold further Grandparent Lunches in the New Year and we will organise into class events so as to avoid disappointment. Thank you for your understanding and support.

 

Anti-Stigma Ambassador Training  pupils in Year 4,5 and 6 have received information about a pupil voice, peer education and mental health initiative that is being  The training involves a day at Glossopdale School and aims to give children the responsibility in school to take action to reduce stigma around mental health offered by Derbyshire County Council.

Reverend Nicolas Gurney On Wednesday 25th September, Revd Nicholas Gurney was licensed as Priest–in-charge of Dinting Vale and Pioneer Missioner for Glossopdale. School staff and Governors were present at the service which was attended by the Bishop Libby Lane.

Homework

We are no longer using the Education City service for our homework. All children are expected to engage with at least 20 minutes of reading each day and they have weekly spellings from Year 1 onwards. With the new multiplication test being introduced for Year 4 children/pupils from May 2020 all children will also be expected to complete table practise as part of their weekly homework. Children from Year 1 to Year 6 will also receive homework sheets or a booklet each week to consolidate learning taking place in class. The class newsletter which is available on the website will give you further details and return days for homework. Thank you for your support in this important area of learning

Behaviour Policy

We review our behaviour policy every year and staff suggest changes and updates to ensure it remains an effective way to promote positive behaviour. This year our rewards system has being changed. We will no longer operate the school shop. It was felt that the impact of the bank system and shop had reduced considerably and children were no longer inspired by it. We have introduced ‘good to be green, better to be gold’, the full policy will be available on our school website shortly and children are all aware of the new system. Every child will start each day in the green section and they will be rewarded for exemplary behaviours, choices and attitudes with a gold sticker. All children who achieve 5 gold awards in a half term will be invited to a gold treat activity. If children make poor choices they will be given an amber warning and given the opportunity to rectify their behaviours and return to green. If their poor choices are not modified they can be moved to the red zone and parents will be contacted. Red zone behaviours include swearing at pupils or staff, spitting/biting, throwing equipment with the intention to cause harm, physically hurting others intentionally. We are confident that many children will achieve gold stickers and hope that the gold treat activity is well attended. If your child comes out of school at the end of the day with a gold sticker please congratulate them and find out what they have done to receive this. If you require any further clarification about the changes made please talk to your child or their class teacher. Thank you for your ongoing support to make Dinting School a harmonious and effective place to learn and work.

 

Sharing Assemblies.

Family and friends are invited to come along to our class assemblies to find out what children have been learning about in school. This year the assemblies will take place in the school hall and the rest of school will have their daily collective worship in their classroom to allow more space for visitors and to enable the class assembly pupils more room to perform! All assemblies will start at 9.00am and will last for 20-30 minutes.

Mrs Gill’s Class Tuesday 15th October

Mrs Worrell’s Class Wednesday 24th October

Mr Bailey’s Class Monday 25th November

Mr Hobson’s Class Monday 11th November

Mr Wilson’s Class Wednesday 6th November

Parental Request Regarding Parking Following recent features on our newsletters regarding parking outside school, a parent has requested that I make a polite request to all car drivers. If you are waiting outside school to collect your child, could you please turn off your car engine. Parents with toddlers or pushchairs are having to walk past a long line of parked vehicles with their engines still running. Exhausts are just at a toddler or baby height and fumes are going into their faces. Whilst we cannot enforce this, we are asking for your support with this to help make drop off and pick up better and safer for everyone. Thank you.

 The Hive A new mental health and wellbeing service is now open for children aged 8-18 years in Glossop. The service provides a safe and confidential space for children to talk. One-to-one appointments are available as well as group sessions. The Hive is open on Mondays 4pm-8pm and is based at the Bureau, Bank House, 22 Henry Street. If you would like more information please call on 0161 330 9223. Children under 13 years require a parent or carer to attend with them.