Our Week - 14th-18th October 2019

Friday 18 October 2019

Ark Oval Primary Academy – News of the Week
Principals Summary

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have had the most amazing week, a week that culminated in our Gallery of Black History/Futures month in the refurbished top hall. The children have loved their learning around this topic and the life lessons for equality and tolerance that have such a resonance in our community. This morning on my commute I heard the horrifying statistic that hate crimes in the United Kingdom have doubled since 2013, bringing our stance of tolerance to all into sharp focus. What we are educating our children with is a direct route to a better society and somewhere we can all be proud to call our community.

Also as our half term draws to a close a truly heartfelt thank you to all the parents and careers who have supported the academy this year so far. Your supportive stance on standards of uniform, punctuality, attendance and behaviour has been instrumental in the great year we are having. As many of you know the academy is now pending an Ofsted inspection as it has been 4 years since the last one - we are confident that the school has made huge strides and is ready to demonstrate that we are working to betterment of the children’s education, welfare and playing an active role in our community. We would appreciate any feedback that can be given to the academy via the Parent View survey https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views the more parents use this service the more representative the sample and the better we do.

Attendance Champions

WHOLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 97.3 (+1% on last week AND +1.5% on National :))

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Bloom – 98.6%

KS2: Bevan & Pankhurst – 99.0%

 

Punctuality Champions

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Polo

KS2: Curie & Nobel– best punctuality

 

Half Termly Attendance and Punctuality

KS1 & Reception

Bloom – 98.6%

Fiennes / Polo – best punctuality

Ks2

Wright – 98.5%

Franklin – best punctuality

 

Achievers of the Week

 

Be Brave

Be Resilient

Be Respectful

Be Honest

Aim High

R

Avi

Ayaan

Ray

Rishita

James

1

Sarmad

Harish

Maghilini

Ezekiel

Swatej 

2

Tyliann

Sekou

Anesa

Ethan

Chevonne

3

Matteo 

Aishani

Mobin

Ramzi

Aswarthy

4

Anthonia

Shaylah

Sahana

Kymarion

Siddhant

5

Elisha 

Cruz

Bhavika

Lucus

Shahid

6

Thanush

Aaron

Rihanna

Nico

Roshni

 

Dojo Champions – Exceptional Behaviour and Manners

Winning the Dojo Award for the week

KS1&Reception: RAFAELLA-42 Green Dojos

KS2:  Arya 59 Green Dojos 

 

Makaton Sign of the Week

Demonstrate the sign of the week for Mrs Desai and earn a Green Dojo!

 

Our Week

Diwali

Please be aware that we are having a themed School Dinner on the 29th October in celebration of Diwali. 

School Dinner Choices

Please note that children should be signing up for meal choices on a half termly basis. This means that if they choose school dinner this is the choice for the entire half term there is to be no swapping to and fro with packed lunches. Equally if children sign up for packed lunch again this is a half termly choice they cannot revert to School Dinner or chop and change within the week not even just for Fridays. As you can appreciate this is so that we know what the numbers will be for catering purposes.

Therefore the Dinner register that is taken on Monday 28TH October will be the choice made until the 20th December. A new Dinner register will be taken for January to half term in February.

Parent Association Meeting

Many thanks to the parents who attended the first prospective members meeting this week – the next meeting will be held on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12th 1900 in the library – ready for finalisation and a launch in January

There have been some requests for additional information regarding the content of this meeting and the content of the forth coming meeting. Both are the same  - they will outline the areas of responsibility of a PTA, set the scope of the actions that will be undertaken by the PTA and set a clear time line for implimentation. 

 

The Coming Week

HALF TERM NEXT WEEK

Our Week

Parent Consultations

Thank you to all the parents who attended the consultations this week – it was amazing to hear all the great feedback and show far the children have come in the first 6 weeks.

Black History/Futures Month

The classes have LOVED learning about not only the themes of Black history month but also developing an understanding that history does not determine our futures and in the modern age the determination of success and progression is purely themselves and how far they can reach and work for those goals.

School Dinner Choices

Please note that children should be signing up for meal choices on a half termly basis. This means that if they choose school dinner this is the choice for the entire half term there is to be no swapping to and fro with packed lunches. Equally if children sign up for packed lunch again this is a half termly choice they cannot revert to School Dinner or chop and change within the week not even just for Fridays. As you can appreciate this is so that we know what the numbers will be for catering purposes.

Therefore the Dinner register that is taken on Monday 28TH October will be the choice made until the 20th December. A new Dinner register will be taken for January to half term in February.

Parent Association Meeting

Many thanks to the parents who attended the first prospective members meeting this week – the next meeting will be held on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12th 1900 in the library – ready for finalisation and a launch in January

There have been some requests for additional information regarding the content of this meeting and the content of the forth coming meeting. Both are the same - they will outline the areas of responsibility of a PTA, set the scope of the actions that will be undertaken by the PTA and set a clear time line for implementation.

 

The Coming Week

HALF TERM NEXT WEEK

Diwali

Please be aware that we are having a themed School Dinner on the 29th October in celebration of Diwali.

Pupil Parliament

Tuesday 29th we will be launching our Pupil Parliament - this will be a pupil body with representatives from every class meeting to debate issues across the school and come to a consensus decision that will then be presented to the Academy Leadership team to promote the pupil voice in school decisions but also educate the children in the parliamentary process. Children interested in this will receive a full induction but will be expected to have produced a simple manifesto of their opinions, attitudes and objectives and will be asked to present this to the constituency (the class) and a secret ballot will be held to determine who is chosen for the role.

Reception Parent Workshops 28th October

the academy will be holding a carousel of workshops for reception parent from 1540 - 1640 this will include information on Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Phonics and support and structures for the whole child pastorally and emotionally.

Year 1 & 2 Parent Workshops 29th October

The academy will be holding a carousel of workshops for reception parent from 1540 - 1640 this will include information on Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Phonics and support and structures for the whole child pastorally and emotionally.

Year 3 & 4 Parent Workshops 30th October

he academy will be holding a carousel of workshops for reception parent from 1540 - 1640 this will include information on Mathematics, Reading, Writing, Phonics and support and structures for the whole child pastorally and emotionally.

 

Other Notices

Local Football

Eversley Rangers FC are looking for boys and girls to join their u9 team (Y3 & 4). They play in the Tandridge League, train on a Saturday with their matches on a Sunday. If anyone is interested please pop along to a Saturday training session - 1000 at Harvington Playing Fields, South Eden Park Avenue, Beckenham, BR3 3AT. Or call Amanda on 07981 741 929.