Our Week - 6-10th January 2020

Ark Oval Primary Academy – News of the Week

Principals Summary

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week the academy embraced a new phase in it development – for the last few years we have taught Spanish across KS1 & 2. From this week we have embraced a new direction – the academy will be delivering a full Latin and classics curriculum for all. Feedback so far has been exceptionally positive children immediately seeing the links to their everyday language and learning a lot about how the meaning of words is derived. We took this decision for three main reasons.

  1. Aspiration – Our children should be entitled to the highest quality curriculum and learning experience possible. Irrespective of any possible barrier it is the duty of the school to raise the bar for all as high as it can go. Latin is an academic language and at the root of many professions giving our children the first step on this path is the fundamental mission of the Ark network.
  2. Vocabulary – Latin is a root language for English – this means a lot of the Latin supports vocabulary and language development in English (as well as other languages) – this is hugely important in our diverse and language rich locality.
  3. Secondary transition: last year our yr6 went to 17 different schools – studying French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and various other languages. Latin is the root of many of these languages and thus sets the children up for an easier transition.

I hope you join us in embracing this opportunity for the academy to do something unique for the locality and potentially hugely impactful.

Attendance Champions

WHOLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 96.2

( +0.4% on National :))

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: O’Keeffe and Bloom – 96.9%

KS2: Wright – 99.1%

 

Punctuality Champions

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Tenzing and O’Keeffe

KS2: Wright, Pankhurst and Confucius

 

Achievers of the Week

 

Be Brave

Be Resilient

Be Respectful

Be Honest

Aim High

R

Saisha

Ayanssh

Piotr

Saisha

Sarah

1

Dhwani

Sia

Zurab

Chaitanya

Taleya-Skye

2

Logan

Ali

Martin

Hasini

Shakarn

3

Zuhair

Zara

Samuel

Viyan

Lily

4

Alfie

Berfin

Chanmira

Kaiser

Pavarthy

5

Ovya

Rahiba

Israel

Keira

Ledjon

6

Fabian

Samantha

Cavalli

Orges

Fabian G

 

Dojo Champions – Exceptional Behaviour and Manners

Winning the Dojo Award for the week

KS1&Reception: Leonardo – Dahl - 63

KS2: Shuna – Wright - 63

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.

The Coming Week (s)

SATS Workshop – YEAR 6

Thursday 1500-1530 SATS readiness workshop. Younger sibling welcome PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN,

Year R 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.