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Panto Comes to Istead Rise!

20/12/17

Last week, the children of Istead Rise had a special visit from the guys and girls at Hurricane Productions, who entertained us all afternoon with their version of ‘Aladdin and the Cave of Wonders’.

The children were absolutely transfixed by the energetic performances of brave Aladdin, hilarious Genie and the evil Jafaar. Even during the mid-way interval, the children were eagerly anticipating the second half with smiling faces all around!

Mr Knell said, “I’ve seen quite a few Christmas pantomimes over the years but this is one of the most entertaining of all of them!”

Istead Rise would like to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to Hurricane Productions for their efforts and to FIRPS for organising this treat.

 

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Newsletter

15/12/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page here

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KS1 Christmas Show

14/12/17

Year 1 and 2 performed their Christmas Show to the whole school this week. They sang a medley of songs, including Away in a Manger and It was on a Starry Night, and told the story of Mary and Joseph. Well done for a magical show KS1!

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Newsletter

08/12/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page here

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Christmas Jumper Day

08/12/17

Christmas Jumper Day A reminder that this coming Wednesday (13th) will be Christmas Jumper and Dinner Day. Children are allowed to wear their brightest Christmas jumper in exchange for a small donation to Save the Children.

The kitchen team will also be serving Christmas dinner on this day.

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Road Closures

07/12/17

Week commencing the 8th of January part of Downs Road will be closed for approximately two weeks due to road works.
The part of the road effected is just past Chequers Close towards Nash Bank.

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Poppy Appeal

04/12/17

Thank you very much for all your donations towards this year’s poppy appeal.

We raised a fantastic £442.72! So thank you again!

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Newsletter

27/11/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page, here

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FIRPS Bonfire Night Spectacular!

20/11/17

We would like to say a huge thank you to FIRPS for the amazing ‘Bonfire Night Spectacular’ which they organised for last Friday evening.


Everyone had a fantastic time and we have had lots of positive comments about how much the children, parents, staff and members of the local community enjoyed the event. The FIRPS committee as always have put in lots of hard work and effort in their spare time to ensure that the event was a great success. We are incredibly grateful to them and for everything they do for the children at Istead Rise Primary School.

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Newsletter

17/11/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page, here

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Breakfast with Father Christmas

14/11/17

Come and join us for some festive fun, craft activities and breakfast with Father Christmas & Mary Christmas in their Christmas Grotto.

Each child visiting Father Christmas and Mary Christmas will receive a gift. Please choose a time slot preference for your child/children to meet with him. Times will be allocated prior to the day and we will try our best to accommodate your request. Times will be sent out by parent email, posted on the FIRPS facebook page and put up on the noticeboards.

There is a cost per child of £6.00, under 1’s is £3.00 this is for their gift, please return the below slip here, with your payment in an envelope to the school by Friday 17 th November.

We don’t want to leave the adults out so if you would like to pre-order a bacon roll they will be £2.50 each tea and coffee will also be available

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Newsletter

10/11/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page, here

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Collection Arrangements – Friday 10th November

09/11/17

As you will be aware this Friday 10th November the FIRPS committee has organised a Bonfire Night Extravaganza to take place on the school site. We are extremely excited about this event and know that all tickets have now sold out, which is great news.

FIRPS will be setting up for this event throughout the afternoon. This will mean that the top playground will be closed at collection time. We have therefore made some adjustments to collection arrangements on Friday, as follows:

  •  Both KS1 and KS2 gates will open at the usual time. 
  • All parents/carers (including those who are collecting KS1 or Foundation children) need to wait on the bottom playground. 
  • Foundation/KS1 children will be led down from their building to the bottom playground at 3:10pm. 
  • Class teachers will then dismiss children to their adult.
  • Collection arrangements for KS2 children remain the same. Adults will be on hand to direct you on Friday afternoon.

Thank you in advance for your support with these arrangements,

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Children in Need 2017

07/11/17

It is that time of year again where our thoughts turn to children less fortunate than others.....Children in Need 2017 is here!

The date of Children in Need is Friday 17th November and this year, we are following the national theme of ‘The Big Spotacular!’ where our children will be invited to participate in a non-school uniform day with a recommended £1 donation.

So, dig out all the clothes you have with spots on them and wear them into school (if you do not have spotty clothing, just wear non-school uniform)!

During the day, Mr Tyler will be taking each year group from across the school into the hall to participate in a special circuit of activities too; they will be fun, themed and very energetic!

Just to clarify:
Date: Friday 17th November 2017
Dress Code: Non-school Uniform Day (spotty clothes are the theme!)
Donation: £1 (recommended minimum)


We are looking forward to supporting such a great cause once again!

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Starting at Primary School

03/11/17

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Newsletter

23/10/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page, here

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Foundation

23/10/17

Wow we have had an amazing first term, the children have settled so well into the routines of school. 

This term we have been learning all about each other, making friends and finding different ways we can learn through our play. Last week we learnt all about Harvest. We explored different foods using all of our senses. The purple beetroot made brilliant prints on paper, whilst the pink radish surprised us by being white on the inside!                                                     

          

We ‘planted’ various vegetables in the growing area and shared what we know about how plants grow. At the end of the week we all helped to weigh ingredients to make cupcakes, we even helped to crack the eggs before stirring all of the ingredients together.  The cakes looked delicious and we resisted the temptation to eat them before going home! 

   

We have learnt lots from our own interests and explorations including magnets.  “It only sticks to metal because it’s a magnet” “It doesn’t stick to that part because it’s plastic”.  We also worked together to fill the buckets with bark until they balanced. 

We cannot wait to see what new things we will learn next term!

 

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Year 3

23/10/17

During Science,  Year 3 have been learning about electricity and the components they need to create a circuit. We heard there had been a mysterious figure snooping around classrooms so we decided to investigate by fitting Pine and Sycamore with our own burglar devices in order to catch the mysterious visitor. 

This also gave us the opportunity to develop our skills of perseverance and communication when working in a group. 

 

Good news! Our alarms were successful! Fortunately it wasn't a burglar, it was only Mr Knell who had gotten lost! The children applied their learning from last week to employ switches in a circuit superbly. 

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Firework Lunch

18/10/17

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Newsletter

16/10/17

This weeks newsletter is available on the Letters Home page, here

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Newsletter

09/10/17

This week's newsletter is available here.

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Year 5

09/10/17


Over the last week, the children have been looking at designing an alchemist.

They were given the remit of what their character will look like and how they will act. They have thought carefully about what the alchemist might be carrying and why. Once their designs were complete, they wrote a description of their alchemist.

   

 

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Year 1

09/10/17

In Year 1 we have been learning about number and place value.

We have been adding numbers to 10 and to 20. Some of the children went outside and used sticks to help them count, whilst other children chose to use counters or a number line. The year group have worked very hard at their number work!

 

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Opening Mornings

27/09/17

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Bonfire Night Spectacular

18/09/17

FIRPS is pleased to announce tickets for our Fireworks Spectacular are now on sale!

Tickets are limited and must be bought in advance prior to the event.

Date: Friday 10th November 2017

Gates Open: 5.30pm

Smaller, quiet display: 6.15pm

Larger display: 6.50pm

Gates Close: 8pm

Ticket Price
Adult £5
Child £3.50
Family (2xadult, 2xchild) £15

Under 4s are free

There will be a BBQ and bar to purchase refreshments, DJ and fairground rides for children plus glow sticks to buy.

As the school will be closed after today, to purchase your tickets please email [email protected]

Tickets will be issued closer to the date and once payment is received only. If you do email, there may be a delay in responding to you but each email will be dealt with in the order received.

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Pabulum Catering

11/09/17

Pabulum provides the catering at Istead Rise Primary School. Our menus are compliant with The School Food Plan and over 94% of our dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients by our professional chefs.

Available every day and made fresh in our kitchen we offer:

  • A choice of meat/fish or vegetarian main meal
  • Unlimited salad bar with eight delicious choices
  • Jacket potato or pasta
  • Two choices of unlimited freshly baked wholemeal bread
  • Homemade dessert
  • Fresh mixed fruit platter
  • Homemade yoghurt or mousse

 

The Pabulum dining experience gives every child time to enjoy our fresh food offer, whilst encouraging children to try delicious new dishes and rewarding them with a Healthy Bunch sticker or certificate.

Pabulum goes beyond the fresh food dining experience; our initiatives engage and inspire to help develop a deeper appreciation of food through parents  evenings, playground taster sessions, food assemblies and cookery demonstrations.

Your current school menu, along with allergens, can be found on Pabulum’s website here 

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are eligible for Universal Infant Free School Meals. To apply visit Free School Meals 

We would love to hear your feedback, please contact [email protected]

 

The Pablum menu can be found here: Pabulum Menu

 

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Happy New Year

03/01/17

Everyone at the school wishes you a very Happy New.  We hope you had a great holiday and look forward to the start of the new term.

Please check this site regularly for news and import events at your school.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd January.

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Christmas Show

03/01/17

On the last day of term there was a fantastic turnout at the school show, thanks to all parents and carers who assisted with the production, the students had a wonderful time. 

The school wishes everybody a peaceful break and a happy new year

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An Historical Day Out

03/01/17

A recent Geography trip took 60 students for a fascinating trip to Dover Castle.

The highlight of the day was a guided tour of the extensive tunnels cut into the Dover Cliffs. Students learned of the military and civilian uses of the tunnels which date back to the Napoleonic Wars. Students also had the opportunity to experience medieval cooking class in the recently re-opened Castle kitchens.

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