Bake Sale Thursday 22nd Feb
All Saints Benhilton Book Swap
All Saints Benhilton Book Swap
Does your child have a pile of paperback books sitting in their room that they have already
read? Or are they on the shelves collecting dust? Do you wish you had the opportunity to
exchange them for more exciting reading materials?
Well this book swap is for you.
How it works:
We are asking all children to bring in at least one gently used paperback book to their class
teachers for donation. Please bring in books that are appropriate for their age group as they
will be exchanging with other children in their year group.
We would like every child to participate in this exchange but we understand some
households might not have any books to donate, so if your child is willing to spare two
books in order to help out children who don't have a book to donate it would be greatly
appreciated. Children will give the gently used book to their teachers and they are allowed
to bring in up to five books they would like to exchange. Each child will receive a ticket
(working as money) to swap for new books based upon how many books they have brought
in to swap.
Children can bring in books from Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February and the
exchange will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018.
Please make choices carefully before bringing in books. Books will only be accepted under
the following guidelines:
Books must be paperback and appropriate for their age group
Books must be in gently used condition: cover on, no rips, tears or bent edges
Books with colouring or writing in them will not be accepted
Colouring books, activity books and sticker books will not be accepted
Books from kids' meals will not be accepted (McDonalds, Burger King, Past World
Book day books, etc.)
If you have any questions please email the school- attention, Ms Farley.
Books at Bedtime
Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator
of a child’s academic success.
We are holding a Books at Bedtime event on Thursday 8th March to highlight the importance of sharing books at home.
Reception, KS1 and KS2 children are invited back to school from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in their bedtime clothes to share stories in their class.
ASBSA are kindly providing hot chocolate or squash and biscuits. If possible please provide a beaker for your child.
Reading with a child for just TEN MINUTES A DAY can make a crucial difference.
Please Join Us For Safer Internet Day #SID2018
Safer Internet Day 2018 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February with the slogan ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better internet starts with you.’
Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved to help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.
As a school, we will be celebrating Safer Internet Day in several ways. It would be wonderful if you could join us so that your children can share their learning and tell you how they can stay safe online, inspire positive change and create a better online world.
Tuesday 6th February
9:05 am – Key Stage 1 (Holly, Oak and Poplar) and Year 6 (Beech) parents are invited to join us for a Safer Internet Day Worship (Chestnut are on a trip so please see below for their date).
2:45 pm – Year 3 (Larch and Hazel) as part of end of learning journey celebrations
2:45 pm – Year 4 (Maple and Rowan) as part of end of learning journey celebrations.
Wednesday 7th February
Year 2 (Chestnut) as part of end of learning journey celebrations.
Friday 9th February
2:45 pm – Year 5 (Hawthorn and Willow) as part of end of learning journey celebrations.
For useful advice and links, please visit our Online Safety page under Information For Parents.
We are looking forward to sharing our Online Safety learning with you.
World Book Day
Let's Celebrate Books!
We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 1st March
followed by our very own Book Week.
Timetable for the week
Thursday 1st March – World Book Day - children will be participating in a book treasure hunt through the school. This will be during the school day.
Monday 5th March- Friday 9th March – Scholastic book fair in the resource area from 3:30pm.
Tuesday 6th March – Book exchange. The children will be able to swap and keep books that they have brought into school. This will be during the school day.
Thursday 8th March – Books before bedtime (Key Stage 2, Key Stage 1 & Reception). Children to come to school in their pyjamas and have a story read to them in their classroom, 5:30 – 6:30pm.
We are looking forward to celebrating the world of books and reading.
Online Booking System
We are trialling a new online booking system for parents’ evening and we are planning for this to go live from 6pm this evening. Please click on the link below to book your appointment for next week:
There are tutorials available on the site to help guide you through, if required. Also, if you have more than one child you can click on the change child tab along the top, rather than log out and back on. Please bear with us if we experience any teething problems.
We are hoping that this will be a more family friendly and efficient way of booking meetings.
Unfortunately, we have a large number of children absent from school at the moment with sickness and diarrhoea. It is school policy to keep your child away from school for 48 hours from the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea. This helps to prevent any bugs or germs being spread to other children and staff.
We can confirm that the school is always cleaned following the LA health procedures. Every classroom also has anti-bacterial hand wash which the children are encouraged to use.
Hopefully we can work together to prevent the bug from spreading further.
Please see the attached link/links for NHS Public Health guidelines.
Would you like to know more about your children's online lives?
Celebrate being hooked on books!
Friday 9th February
Celebrate being hooked on books.
All you need to do is read at home 20 times this half term. Make sure that an adult records the date, title and a comment in the green home reading record.
More information can be found at: http://www.allsaintsbenhilton.org.uk/downloads.php
New Year Disco
Friday 26th January 2018
KS1: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
KS2: 7:00pm – 8:15pm
Tickets £2.50 per child
More information can be found at: http://www.allsaintsbenhilton.org.uk/asbsafiles.php