Our Week - 2nd-6th December 2019

Ark Oval Primary Academy – News of the Week

Principals Summary

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been an eventful one at Oval (I do feel like I say this on a weekly basis...) we have had visits from the fire service and police (pre-planned and part of Citizenship day) knife crime groups, safe travel groups and a group of international lawyers giving an assembly about the international human rights of children. One of the four key principles of our curriculum is that we provide our pupils with the culture capital and experiences from which to enrich and draw from in their learning.

 

This is not a new idea, it’s not even a new idea at Oval. As one of my predecessors claimed in the 1930s…

As true then as it is now – an enriched and full curriculum is essential for the happy development of children into well-functioning members of society for are empowered to pursue their aspirations.

Attendance Champions

WHOLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 96. (-0.1% on last week / +0.8% on National :))

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: 97.9% Bloom

KS2: 99.0% Nobel

 

Punctuality Champions

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: O’Keeffe

KS2: Franklin

Achievers of the Week

 

Be Brave

Be Resilient

Be Respectful

Be Honest

Aim High

R

Sarah

Nikola

Vivaan

Ayla

Muhammad

1

Dylan

Vaani

Anais

Besmir

Taiwo

2

Anna

Ivan

Richard

Brie

Leila

3

Pelhaj

Feliks

Milo

Ashley

Daisy

4

Vihaan

Tariq

Sreehari

Mohammad

Tiara

5

Cruz

Lucy

Shivelle

Sohani

Ayesha

6

Dylan

Carwen

Saqib

Mohammad

Abieha

 

Dojo Champions – Exceptional Behaviour and Manners

Winning the Dojo Award for the week

KS1&Reception: Joseph (Zephaniah) 65

KS2: Jeremy (Franklin) 58

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.

Experiences

Citizenship day was a roaring success with UKs2 and yr5 enjoyed their discussion and learning around the International Human Rights of Children. Year 1 also enjoyed a visit to a local chucrh to learn about the nativity. 

Netball

The yr5&6 girls continued their spirited push in the first full league season losing narrowly to St. Johns. They have two fixtures next week including a home game against Forest Dale on Friday – everyone welcome to come support!

The Coming Week (s)

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.

Winter Music Performances

Please try to attend one of our winter music performances – these will take place in the dinning hall at 0845 throughout the week

Tue – Yr1&2

Wed – Yr3&4

Fri – Yr5&6

Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 13th is Christmas jumper day – please bring a pound to support charity.

Year 3 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.