Our Week - 9th - 13th December 2019

Ark Oval Primary Academy – News of the Week

Principals Summary

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week we saw the power of creativity and sport. The buzz from the children following their hugely successful Winter Music performances, Art Gallery was only surpassed by 10 wildly excited girls literally bursting into my office to tell me about their first netball league victory. Anyone who saw the pride of the children in their displayed art, strength of their performance in music and the fiery determination of the netball team cannot question the power of these events to form learning experiences beyond the classroom.

These children have all embodied our values of bravery and resilience and aimed high with their expectations. I sincerely hope you are as proud of them as we are.

Attendance Champions

WHOLE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE: 96.5 (-0.1% on last week / +0.7% on National :))

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: Bloom – 100%

KS2: Parks – 99.0%

Punctuality Champions

Earning them an extra break time…

KS1&Reception: O’Keeffe & Zephaniah

KS2: Einstein, Franklin and Nobel

Achievers of the Week

 

Be Brave

Be Resilient

Be Respectful

Be Honest

Aim High

R

Zarinah

Safiyah

Advait

Youcef

India

1

Nayesha

Raj

Melisa

Indraniel

Yusuf

2

Haasini

Constantine

Sekou

Lexi

Sesali

3

Maria

Leonardo

Aishani

Thomas

Kristel

4

Vihaan

Tariq

Sreehari

Mohammad

Tiara

5

Malaika

Shakira

Medina

Chevena

Jessica

6

Asher

Delia

Victoria

Taliah

Avani

 

Dojo Champions – Exceptional Behaviour and Manners

Winning the Dojo Award for the week

KS1&Reception: Charlotte (Fiennes) 97

KS2: Lilly (Wright) 57

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

Year 4 had an amazing visit to the London Mithranieum and enjoyed a first-hand experience in an underground roman temple! This week Yr3 are off to the Science Museum really embracing our core curriculum driver of experiences making for engaging and memorable learning experiences.  

Netball

The yr5&6 girls netball team got into their stride this week downing two schools in quick succession – stand out performances across the field but spear head by the sharp shooting of Kiyarah in yr6 who slotted away 5 goals in the Forestdale match putting us in a great dark horse playoff position. These girls have absolutely demonstrated our core values of resilience and bravery after a rough start to the league year they have composed, unified and come back with a will to win as a team that is truly admirable. Also, a huge thank you to all the parents who came to support, staff from across the school who have lent time to games, coaching and logistics supporting and developing this team.

Winter Music Performances & Art Gallery

Massive thank you to the 500+ parents who attended the performances and gallery this week. We believe strongly as a school in providing a broad and balanced curriculum where children are able to celebrate their successes – these events are crucial and for them to succeed

The Coming Week (s)

Year 5&6 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.

FRIDAY, WE SHUT AT 15:30 FOR CHRISTMAS AND REOPEN ON THE 7TH JANUARY

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.