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Headteacher: Tim Browse


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Newsletter 14 2019-20

Next week in school 


 Year 6 Weighing and Measuring mop up session.

 Church Services at St Aidan’s.
Years 1 and 2 – 9:30 – 10:15
Group 1 – 10:30 – 11:15
Group 2 – 11:30 – 12:15
(Group 1 – Jupiter, Titan, Aquila, Phoenix, Sirius, Vega, Aurora and Comet).
(Group 2 – Saturn, Neptune, Orion, Pegasus, Polaris, Capella, Meteor and Asteroid).

 Stories Around the Christmas Tree – 6:00pm.


 Reception Nativity – 2:00pm – Star and Moon Classes (See below for more details).

 Carols Around the Christmas Tree – 6:30pm.


 Reception Nativity – 2:00pm – Sun and Sky Classes (See below for more details).


 Christmas Lunch – Children can wear a Christmas jumper to school.

 Air Balloon’s Got Talent.


 Last day of term and class parties in the afternoon (No food or outfit changes are required).


Reception Nativities

Next week we have our Reception Nativities. Star and Moon on Tuesday and Sun and Sky on Wednesday.  This is a free event and again FAB will be serving refreshments (donations welcome!). Doors open at 2pm. You are welcome to take photographs and video recordings but remember, these must never be posted on Facebook or Social Media.


We appreciate that some parents may need to bring younger siblings in prams and pushchairs to watch the Nativity performances but we would ask that, as much as possible, buggies are left at home or collapsed down, as we have limited space to store them during the shows. Thank you.


Parents’ Evenings

Term 3 Parents’ Evening appointments will be available for you to book from 12:30pm on Sunday 15th December via ParentMail. These will be held on the 15th and 16th January and on the 14th January for Reception only.

There will be no Parents’ Evening for Jupiter class on these dates, but a school report from Mrs Kruiniger will still be issued. Parents’ Evening for Jupiter class will be held at a later date when Miss Curnock has had an opportunity to get to know the children.


Foodbank Christmas Appeal

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Christmas Foodbank Appeal. The Foodbank was extremely grateful for your donations.

We will not be taking anymore food to the Foodbank before Christmas, but if you have any donations you can take them to the Foodbank directly on Monday morning.


After-School Clubs

There are no after-school clubs running next week, except for KS1 Choir on Monday.

Messy Church Dates for Terms 3 and 4

  • January 22nd and 29th
  • February 12th and 26th
  • March 11th and 25th


Music News

A huge well done to the Key Stage 2 Choir who performed again this week for St George’s and Hillside Court care homes. A special mention has to go to our soloists: Esther, Kaitlyn, Alika, Lacey, Sasha and Verity. The residents loved it and didn’t want us to leave! They were also very generous and gave us a load of sweets and small gifts when we left.

The only music clubs taking place next week are the recorder group and Key Stage 1 Choir on Monday. These children are performing alongside the school band at Carols Around the Tree on Tuesday evening. All other music clubs will resume in January.  If you would like to be sent a letter about any of these clubs for your child next term, please let the office know.


Library News

The final Air Balloon Book Shop of the Year – Monday 16th December in the P.E Hall at 3:20pm.

Lots of wonderful new books for all reading abilities.  Great holiday reads!

If you are an online shopper and would like to shop at Scholastic please do mention Air Balloon when you check out!

What are Scholastic Rewards?

Schools earn Scholastic Rewards by running Book Clubs and Book Fairs, and also through purchases made by parents and teachers from their shop – They donate 25p in Scholastic Rewards to a school of the customer’s choice for every £1 spent on the Scholastic Shop on orders over £10.

Rewards can be used by schools to purchase, at full RRP, most of the thousands of children’s books available to buy from Scholastic.

Happy Holidays everyone and I hope you all get a great book to enjoy over the Christmas break.

Miss McDonald


Year 2 Art Sale

On Wednesday 11th December our Year 2 classes held an art sale for parents and carers to raise money to adopt an endangered animal.  Each class aimed to raise £36 so that they could adopt one of 4 different animals.

There were some fantastic pieces of art on sale and, as always, our parents and carers were extremely generous with their donations.  In total, the 4 classes raised £283.24.  Thank you to everyone for your generosity.


School Dinner Money

Please can we ask that all outstanding school lunch and payments for next week’s meals be paid on Monday 16th December, including Christmas dinner Money.


Lost Property

Connor in Pegasus class has lost two coats. If found please return to class.

Isaac in Vega class has lost his blue PE bag after football on Tuesday. If found please return to class.

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