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Art Week
Art Week was based around the theme of ‘Blue Planet.’ It was an exciting week exploring a range of resources and producing some brilliant pieces. If you missed the exhibitions, you can see the photos in the photos section of the schools websites. Thank you to Miss Deans and Miss Mugglestone for organising this great experience for all the children.
Lest we Forget
Sunday 11 November marks 100 years since the end of WW1. In common with many people nationally, we have planted trees at both schools to commemorate this event. Representatives from each class were chosen at random to help with planting an oak tree in each school. We hope these symbols of strength and endurance will be there for generations to come.
Show Racism the Red Card
Thank you for your support for Wear Red Day. We raised £171 at Carterknowle and £131 at Holt House for this important cause.
Anti-Bullying Week: Choose Respect
Next week, Monday 12 November– Friday 16 November is Anti-bullying Week where the theme is Choose Respect. As part of this week children in Y1, Y2 and Y4 will be having a workshop from a charity called ‘Just Different’ so they can learn about respecting people with disabilities. There will be assemblies and discussions about anti-bullying for all children as well.
Parent Partnership
Curriculum workshops arebeing run at Holt House and at Carterknowle in writing. So far, all the parents who have attended them have found them helpful. The next workshop is at Carterknowle on Tuesday 13 November at 9am. If you cannot come to the workshops the presentations and resources from them will be on the schools websites. Once we have all the feedback forms we will organise the most frequently requested type of workshop for next term.

We are heading towards our final assessment day for the Leading Parent Partnership Award Scheme. We just have a few jobs left to do, such as ordering some new signs and getting them put up. Thank you to all
parents and carers for their support for our schools, it is much appreciated.
Turn off your engine!
You may have seen these signs on lamp posts near to our schools. The fumes released from car exhausts contain many toxins that are linked to asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, heart disease, cancer and other health problems. Please help by turning off your engine – or even better walking to school or parking on a road away from school. Thank you.
Children in Need
Children in Need is on Friday 16 November where, for a donation of £1 to this charity, children can dress up (or down) and choose a cake from the bake sales which are happening in both schools. This is always a very successful event and we hope to raise lots of money for this great cause. The school councils are sending out their own letters about what is happening in their schools.

Children in Need – Friday 16th November – Dress up and Bake Sale £1