Parent Governors – vote now!

vote nowYour vote counts!

We are delighted to have received six nominations for the parent governor vacancy on our Federated Governing Body.

We now need to hold an election. We will be sending out the personal statements and ballot papers to all parents and carers so that they can decide whom to vote for.

In the meantime here is an electronic version: Election of Federation HF Parent Governors BALLOT PAPER SEP 2014

  • Paper copies of the statements and ballot papers will be sent home by: Tuesday 23rd September 2014.
  • The voting will close at 3.00pm on Monday 6th October 2014.
  • The count will take place at school at 3.30pm on Monday 6th October 2014

Reminder: PTA mufti day tomorrow

Further to the recent letter that was sent out to all children, the PTA is fundraising for the Autumn Fair on Saturday 27th September 2014.

If your child would like to come to school in their own clothes tomorrow then please contribute the following items for the Tomobola:

Nursery: A toy

Reception: A bottle of wine

Year 1: A bottle of wine

Year 2: Toiletries

Year 3: Toiletries

Year 4: Box of chocolates

Year 5: A gift (red or green) for festive Tombola

Year 6: A toy

 

The PTA would be very grateful for your support.

Games on 5P’s blog

I have just been looking the class blogs and thought I’d share something that Mr. Penrose (the class teacher for Selsdon’s 5P class) put on his blog. He has posted an evolution game on his Games Page that he set up on 5P’s blog here.

… he then linked this to a board game he made for the homework for the Year 5 classes to use this week.

What do you think?

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Topic – Out Of Africa – 19/9/1 

5P… I am being blown away by your homework, so much so that I think we’re going to need a bigger ‘homework of the week’ wall

This week we’re basing your homework around our topic ‘Out Of Africa’. Having played my ‘Human Race’ game… I want you to create your own evolution board game! It could be in the style of the one I made or you could invent an entirely new one! Here are some ideas:

  • An evolution quiz game – Move around the board and answer questions correctly to win part of a skeleton. When you have a full skeleton you win! Bones could be drawn on small bits of paper or even made out of play dough.
  • Sapiens vs Neanderthals  – Divide the countries, or continents, up between players evenly. The aim is to conquer each other’s land to take over the world with your species! Choose a country to invade, roll the dice against each other, whoever rolls highest out of 3 rolls wins… you keep attacking until you lose a roll, then it’s the other player’s turn.
  • (Insert your idea here!)

If you create something that works well… we can play it in ‘Golden Time’ on Friday.

If you would like to print your own copy of ‘The Human Race’ then click here…

The Human Race – Board Game Mk2 The Human Race – Cards

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Parent Governors Needed!

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THE FEDERATION OF HEAVERS FARM AND SELSON PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Parent Governor Vacancy 

As you know on the 1st September 2014 both Heavers Farm Primary School and Selsdon Primary School joined together to form a hard federation. This means that we need to set up our new, joint federated governing body. We will need one parent governor from each of our schools.

Both schools have always aimed for a partnership with parents and carers, which brings great benefits to the children. One of the most significant ways that parents can help in promoting this aim is to volunteer to be a parent governor. The governing body’s main tasks are to support the school, ensure that pupils receive high quality education and plan for future development and improvement.

Parent governors are welcomed as valued members of the team and play a vital role in ensuring the governing body is aware of the views of parents, carers and the local community. We feel sure that there are parents and carers prepared to take on this important role and give their time and commitment to helping us to continue to improve the school’s performance. If you would like more information on being a school governor please see the information sheet below. 

If you feel you are such a person please complete the attached nomination form below, which will need to be completed and emailed to me on: head@heaversfarm.croydon.sch.uk by 9.00am on Friday 19th September 2014.

Please note that for the protection of children all governor appointments are subject to a vetting process and identity check.

If there are more applications than vacancies, we will hold an election and you will be sent a voting paper. You may return the ballot paper either via your child or by post.

Federation Parent Governor Nomination Form SEP 2014

Federation Governors Information Sheet SEP 2014