Iver Heath

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January Newsletter                                                    

 

11th January 2019

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year!

As we start back in the new term I am sending out this newsletter with additional information about our exciting PE curriculum and I will also attach an updated list of important dates for the term.

As you may know this week is our Creative Themed Week and each class is basing their work around a story. There are many exciting activities going on throughout the school so please do ask your child about their day when they arrive home. There will be an opportunity to see the children’s work in class displays on Friday 18th January from 8.55-9.10am. Please come along.

Our PE curriculum aims, through physical activities, to develop the children’s physique, their strength and stamina, together with their motor and co-ordination skills. We aim to encourage them to work co-operatively and with creativity as they build their skills.

This curriculum is based around a scheme called Real PE. The learning in this scheme supports the development of the fundamental skills that are required in order to be active and to enjoy physical activity eg: coordination, balance and agility. Each programme is also designed around a learning focus or ‘cog’. There are 6 different ‘cogs’ that are highlighted during the year. These are:

Personal

Social

Cognitive

Creative

Health and Fitness

Physical

In designing our curriculum this way we aim to ensure the children not only build the skills required to take part in sports and games but also that they enjoy being physically active and so create lifelong learning habits.

Please see our website (www.iverheathinf.org.uk)  to read 'Jasmine's Journey' which explains our Active school ethos further.

As part of our PE curriculum we are now offering home challenges, this terms are attached to this letter. These are linked to the children’s learning in school and can be easily completed at home with minimum or no equipment. Please encourage your child to take part and maybe give them a go yourself! The New Year is always a good time to start trying to be more active and so improve our healthy lifestyles!

Home challenges are also available on the class pages of our school website.

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Baker

 

 

School term and holiday dates 2018-2019

  

 Open on morning of

Close at end of afternoon on

Autumn Term 2018

Thursday 6th September

Friday 19th October 3pm

 

Monday 29th October

Wednesday 19th December 1.45pm

Spring Term 2019

Thursday 3rd  January

Friday 15th  February 3pm

 

Monday 25th  February

Friday 5th April 1.45pm

Summer Term 2019

Wednesday 24th April

Friday 24th  May 3pm

 

Monday 3rd  June

Wednesday 24th  July 1.45pm

 

 In-service training days for teachers Wednesday 5th  September 2018,  Monday 29th October 2018, Wednesday 2nd January 2019, Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 3rd June 2019

Easter: Friday 19th April - Monday 22nd April 2019 Early May Bank Holiday:   Monday 6th May 2019

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 27th May 2019

 

Previous Newsletters

December 2018

1st November 2018

7th September 2018

July 2018

7.6.2018

 8.2.2018 Ofsted letter

16.5.18 May Newsletter

23.3.18 Easter Newsletter

5.1.18

7.12.17

3.11.17

20.10.17

6.9.2017

 

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