18th February 2005

Karate Kids!

There was a lovely photograph and article in the Argus on Wednesday about Harlem’s international Karate competition success. We are so proud of your achievements Harlem. Congratulations also to – Dillon Bartelds, Katie McKender and Ariel Matsui Leroy. They have all gained their red belts in Karate. We obviously have some real talent in karate at this school!

Valentine Disco

The School Association is organising a Valentine’s disco for when we return after the holiday. It will be on Wednesday 23rd February, and will take the usual format: Nursery, Reception Years 1 and 2: 3.15 – 4.15p.m. Years 3 to 6: 4.15 – 5.15p.m. Tickets £2 each. Children in Year 2 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult, junior children may stay for a video, if registered with the office beforehand.

Year 5 Tasty Treats

The children in year 5 had a great day on Wednesday with “Brilliant Futures”, an organisation that aims to promote positive attitudes and healthy lifestyles in children and young people. They made some very tasty healthy food which lots of parents came to sample at the end of the day.

Class Assembly

We all enjoyed the Year 5 class assembly this morning when they performed their favourite poems for us.

Year 6 Experience Macbeth

The children in Year 6 (and a few from Year 5) had a wonderful night out at the theatre last Friday evening, seeing Macbeth at the Corn Exchange. It certainly fired up their imagination, they have written some excellent spells inspired by the three witches.

Pyke House Payments

The office staff would like to remind parents of children in Year 4 that payments for Pyke House can be made weekly, or by any instalments that suit you.


Please return your photograph orders to school by Friday 25th February.

Children’s Parade

It’s time to start thinking about the Children’s Parade. Each year, parents amaze us with their hard work, dedication and talents in making the centrepiece, and helping the children make costumes and props. Any amount of help is gratefully received. Don’t worry if you are not especially artistic as your enthusiasm and willingness to get stuck in are what’s important. This year’s theme is “ShowTime” and we are lucky enough to have “The Jungle Book” as our school theme. We will also be having a samba band. Come to a meeting with Katie Whiting and Mick Brazil in the library on Wednesday 2nd March from 3.15 to find out how you can get involved.

School Association

There has been a very good response to the idea of having two parent reps from each class. We only need one parent from Year 4 and one from Year 5, so let me know if you are interested. They are a very friendly group and want more parents to get involved. All parents and carers, not just reps, are invited to meet up over a coffee upstairs at Starbucks, Western Road (next to M&S) at 9.15 a.m. on Wednesday 4th March. This will be a chance to meet other parents socially and to share thoughts about the School Association and future events.

Half Term Holiday

We hope that you enjoy the half term break, and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 21st February.

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