Our Week 18th - 22nd November 2019

Friday 22 November 2019

Ark Oval Primary Academy – News of the Week

Principals Summary

Dear Parents and Carers,

Last week the academy launched a huge project, the establishment of a functioning parliament. A group of children who have campaigned, drawn up manifestos been canvassing for support and eventually stood for election in a huge secret ballot in our main hall. We had volunteer returning officers from Yr6 keeping the proceedings in check and followed the most British of British values by keeping our democracy at the very heart of what we do with orderly sensible ques.

In all seriousness the children were all exceptional and the effort levels of those who prepared for office was incomparable. We will be holding the first meeting in the near future and from this the first job of the Pupil Parliament will be the establishment and running of a fully functional house system for the school. Once they have successfully completed this first project then we will open the floor to issues and debate regarding the future projects the school will undertake.

The list of the successful candidates is below – as in any democracy these children will be expected to be held accountable to their peers for their progress against their manifesto claims in the New Year.

Year

Class

Name

1

Wonder

Taleya -Skye

Khalo

Harisha

O'Keefe

Andrew

2

Zephaniah

Joseph

Bloom

Mira

Dahl

Raffella

3

Wright

Tanisha

Curie

Evangelina

Brunel

Harlow

4

Franklin

Isaac

Einstein

Manvitha

Nobel

Alfie

5

Pankhurst

Layla

Bevan

Malaika

Parks

Rashita

6

King

Jaden

Plato

Tom

Confucius

Jennifer M

 

Attendance Champions

WHOLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 96.7 (-0.2% on last week / +0.9% on National :))

THIS WAS THE WORST WEEK ALL YEAR LETS PICK IT UP! OVAL HAS LED THE LOCALITY AND IN TOP 8 ARK SCHOOLS IN ATTENDANCE FIGURES WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BE AT THE TOP.

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Bloom – 97.9%

KS2: Brunel – 99.6%

Punctuality Champions

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Fiennes, Polo, Tenzing, O’Keeffe and Bloom

KS2: Curie, Franklin

Achievers of the Week

 

Be Brave

Be Resilient

Be Respectful

Be Honest

Aim High

R

Nitharshana

Musa

Shriya

Charlie

Janice

1

Nivriti

Lewan

Mason

Hayden

Noah S

2

Berensu

Nikita

Shazane

Anish

Bhriti

3

Noela

Sukunan

Sarah

Noah

Alex

4

Nega

Megan

Nabeela

Giorgi

Vidhyut

5

Donell

Ashley

Summer

Ceyda

Rahiba

6

Zainab

Taylon

Avy

Bhavagnya

Tom

 

Dojo Champions – Exceptional Behaviour and Manners

Winning the Dojo Award for the week

KS1&Reception: Marwa (79) Green Dojos

KS2: Sama (57) Wright

Makaton Sign of the Week

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

Our Week

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.

Trips

The academy enjoyed more brilliant experiences and trips this week – most notably Year 5 had a great time experiencing a rich and interesting musical experience with the Roma Voice Choir at Fairfield Halls. With upcoming trips to cinemas, Morden Hall Park, Churches and further afield it is clear that we put experiential learning at the very heart of our learning.

Netball

The yr5&6 girls battled valiantly against Robert Fitzroy but unfortunately lost 8-2 in a close game in the first fixture of the new league season.

Open Afternoons

Thanks to all the parents who came along and engaged in our classrooms on the open afternoons – we would like to know what to do to encourage more KS2 parents to attend. Please let me know at t.martlew@arkovalprimary.org  

The Coming Week (s)

Reception

Reception children have their Height and Weight checks this Monday.  Please do not worry about this – this is an annual check all reception children undergo.

Palaeontologist Visit

On Tuesday the school will be hosting a Palaeontologist and a vast collection of fossils for Year 3,4 & 5. Big thankyou to the Burke family for facilitating this.

E-Safety Evening

The academy will be hosting an internet, device and social media security and safety. 1630 – 1800. Younger children are welcome PLEASE attend

General Election

Please take note the academy is now going to be CLOSED on the 12th December as a polling station – the nativity and yr5/6 Winter Music festival and the 3rd Nativity show will take place on the 13th DECEMBER.

Netball fixture

Wednesday after school the Academy will be facing off against Forest Academy in the MUGA all support welcome.

Homefront Bus

As part of Yr6s learning about WW1 there will be a visit from a “Homefront Bus” on Wednesday to support the children with some key experiences to augment their learning.

Year 1 Library Night

The library will be open for parent on Friday – please feel free to bring younger siblings and anyone who wants to come and enjoy our library and borrow and enjoy books.

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.