Football Visitors

Our KS2 children enjoyed an assembly with a difference today when Jon King and Julio Arca came in to discuss holiday football camps which are run at Mortimer CA. They also mentioned their ‘Wizard Camp’ for football skills which runs on a Wednesday at Mortimer CA.

For more information please see leaflets which KS2 children will be bringing home. Holiday camps are suitable for children aged 4 to 14 and are for girls and boys.

Be safe, be seen!

Thank you to Co-op Funeral Care for providing each of our Nursery, Y3 and Y4 children a ‘Be safe, be seen’ reflective badge to help promote being safe as the dark nights approach.

Over the past 5 years they have given out over 160,000 badges to 1,500 schools and youth groups. Click here for more information.

Mortimer Wins Silver

The school was delighted to receive Silver yet again for the the School Games Award. This recognises the school’s commitment to physical activity and competitive sport.

Football Teams

Both our A and B Team football squad were in action last week. The A Team were particularly successful scoring victories over Ashley and Westoe Crown.

5PM concluded their recent fencing lessons with a very exciting competition. The children were divided into two teams: the Fierce Fighters versus the Fire Blasters. At the end, both teams were drawn. In a nail biting deciding bout, the Fire Blasters were victorious.

Schools Prom at the City Hall

Thank you to our wonderful choir who did us proud at the first ever Schools Prom at the City Hall! You sang beautifully and behaved impeccably you were real stars!
Many thanks to all the parents and family who came along to support us, I am sure that, like me, you are very proud of our children. Well done!!
Miss Middleton

Fruit to Suit – New Team

Congratulations to the new Fruit to Suit tuck shop staff who were appointed last week. They had a full afternoon of training on Friday and will be shadowing the current staff in their roles for the next two weeks.

Harvest

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards our Harvest Festival. More details will follow of the money raised and the charity that will receive it. Our children, both in KS1 and KS2 enjoyed listening and participating in our school Harvest Festival service.

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Y1 Practical Maths

Y1 children thoroughly enjoyed their practical maths lesson this morning, gaining hands on experience estimating and weighing. There was lots of talking, discussing and thinking going on before recording their findings.

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Book Week!

Book Week – Week beginning 16th October.   Owing to its success we are again, as part of our Book Week celebration, inviting all children (R – Y6) to come to school on Friday 20th October dressed as their favourite book character.  Nursery children can come to school on the Friday, dressed as Nursery Rhyme or Traditional Tales characters.

We will also be holding a book fayre during book week for our Year 2 and Junior children only.   They will have the opportunity during lesson time (usually from 9.00 am to 10.00 am) on the following days to buy books for themselves.

Monday 16th October                 Year 6 & 4                    Tuesday 17th October     Year 3

Wednesday 18th October            Year 5                          Thursday 19th October    Year 2

Friday, 20th October                   11 – 11.30 and 3 – 3.30 – Nursery can buy their books in the Nursery cloakroom.

Children (Y2 to Y6) who wish to buy a book, need to bring money in to school in an envelope with their name, class and amount shown on the front.  This should be brought in first thing so they don’t miss their time slot.

Please note that books will not be on sale after school hours. Books are usually priced from £3.00 – £10.00.

Thank you for your support – our book fayre raises a significant amount of commission to buy more books for the school.