SCHOOL LETTERS

Hard copies of these letters will have been sent home with your child. We endeavour to keep our parents well informed by providing copies here too. 

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Whole School Letters

Headteacher:   Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head:   Mr S P Salmond
Admin Officer: Mrs S E Sivyour


Telephone: 02392734787 
           
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
 Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

07 May 2019


 Dear Parent
“ONLINE PAYMENTS – It’s simple and convenient”


I am delighted to announce that as from 8th May 2019 we will be introducing a new “Online Payments” system to enable parents to pay for trips, music lessons and clubs online. Cash and cheques will still be accommodated, this will give you the option to pay online by credit or debit card.


Similar systems have already been installed in many schools nationally, bringing a number of important benefits:


Simple to use web interface
Payments are made through Worldpay so they’re secure and reliable
Parents can view their payment history online
Reduce risk of pupils losing cash


In the next few days, you will receive a letter detailing your unique online link code which will enable you to activate your online account. Please take the time to access the system, via the school website, and have a look!


You will find attached some key information about how to use the system and we will also be arranging a meeting for parents to attend, but if you have any queries at all please contact the undersigned.

Sara Sivyour
Finance Manager


 



Year 3 Letters

                        5th June 2019


Dear Parents


Re: Design Technology – Year 3

In Year 3 this year, the children will develop and improve their design technology skills by making various items and using different materials. Children will have opportunities to make sandwiches, design and make packaging for their Egyptian artefact and make a photo frame.

If you would like your child to take the finished items home to keep, then a contribution towards the cost of materials will be needed.  For Year 3 children, the contribution for the WHOLE academic year will be £2.50. 

Please be kind enough to send in these contributions as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 21st June 2019.

Thank you for your co-operation with this and hopefully, when each item is brought home, your child should be able to explain to you how it was made.
If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.


Yours sincerely
Mrs J Robinson


Design Technology Lead
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Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher or use the post box in reception by Friday 21st June 2019.


Child’s Name: ……………………………………………………………  Class 3 _____


I enclose £2.50 towards the cost of Design Technology materials for the academic year 2018/2019.


 Signed ………………………………………………………………  Date ……………….


                        (Parent / Carer)

Lego After School Club at Craneswater Junior School – Year3.                                    


pleased to be able to continue offering Year 3 children the Lego after school club starting on Thursday 25th April for 5 weeks. Mrs. Green will run the club in Classroom 3N from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.  There is a maximum of 15 places available and you should book online.  The club is organised, administered and supported by ‘Kids With Bricks Ltd’ an external provider who deliver after school clubs across the whole of the UK.


As well as completing a range of exciting educational challenges, students will have the chance to work both individually and to work in teams.


As an added bit of fun, students from the club will also take part in a weekly inter-school LEGO competition where parents can vote for their favorites and points are won for the national leader board.


 BOOK ONLINE


The club costs £3.99 per child per session and is paid for half termly in advance. All club places are reserved and paid for online. Just go to website www.kidswithbricks.com to book you child’s place. Note… Online sales close the day of the first session, places are limited.


Any problems please contact us on 01633 383211 or bookings@kidswithbricks.com


 Kind regards,
John Gallacher
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Lego club reply slip – please return to the school office once you have registered and paid online.
I give permission for my child _________________________________________          of class _______ to


attend Lego Club, starting on Thursday 25th April from 3.00pm - 4.00pm.


Emergency contact number:________________________________________________


Any medical information relevant to this activity ________________________________


 After Lego club my child will:


Be collected from Playground outside 3N door / Walk Home / Attend After School Club / Other _________________ Please delete as appropriate


 

Year 4 Letters

Dear Parents

Re: Design Technology – Year 4


This year children will continue to improve their design technology skills by making various items and using different materials. In Year 4, the children will make lanterns and money containers and they will enjoy making healthy soup thinking about seasonality in our vegetable garden.


If you would like your child to take the finished items home to keep, then a contribution towards the cost of materials will be needed.  For Year 4 children, the contribution for the WHOLE academic year will be £3.00.  Please be kind enough to send in this contribution as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 21st June 2019.
If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.


Thank you for your co-operation with this and hopefully, when each item is brought home, your child should be able to explain to you how it was made.


 Yours sincerely


Mrs J Robinson


Design Technology Lead


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 Craneswater Junior School – Design technology Year 4


 Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher or use the post box in reception by Friday 21st June.


 Child’s Name: ……………………………………………………  Class 4____ __


I enclose £ 3.00 as a contribution towards the cost of Design Technology materials for the academic year 2018/2019.


Signed ………………………………………………………………  Date ……………….


                                                         (Parent / Carer)

Year 5 Letters

Dear Parents and Carers

Re: Design Technology – Year 5

This year children will continue to improve their design technology skills by making a moving wooden toy and a felt utility belt. As part of the food technology unit, children will also cook a healthy pizza.

If you would like your child to take the finished items home to keep, then a contribution towards the cost of materials will be needed.  For Year 5 children, the contribution for the WHOLE academic year will be £4.00. Please be kind enough to send in this contribution as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday 21st June 2019.

If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.

Thank you for your co-operation with this and hopefully, when each item is brought home, your child should be able to explain to you how it was made.


Yours sincerely

Mrs J Robinson

Design Technology Lead


-------------------------------------------------"----------------------------------------------------------Craneswater Junior School – Design Technology Year 5

Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher or use the post box in reception by Friday 21st June.

Child’s Name: …………………………………………………………  Class 5 ___


I enclose £ 4.00 as a contribution towards the cost of Design Technology materials for the academic year 2018/2019.
Signed ………………………………………………………………  Date ………….


                        (Parent / Carer)


 

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX 
Telephone: 02392734787           
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk      www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


 


May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Y5 AND Y6 PSHE CURRICULUM

There will be a meeting for parents and carers only, to discuss the summer term PSHE programme for Y5 & Y6 pupils on Wednesday 5th June at 5.30pm in 5PW classroom.

The learning covered comes under the heading of ‘relationships and sex education’. However, children in Y5 will learn about hygiene and the body changes associated with puberty, whereas children in Y6 will actually focus on ‘relationships and sex’.

At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to talk to the staff involved, see the materials used, and also to ask any questions you may have.

In order to arrange seating, would you please complete and return the attached reply slip to the school as soon as possible and by Tuesday 4th June at the very latest.

If you do not wish your child to attend the series of lessons, please let your child’s class teacher know in writing, stating the reason for this and we will arrange for them to do other work in another area of the school. Before making a decision, we would encourage you to come along to the meeting and discuss any concerns with staff. 

Should we not hear from you, we will assume that you wish your child to attend these lessons.
Yours sincerely,


Ms C. Lawrence
PSHE Coordinator
----------------------------"--------------------------------------------------------------------------CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL PLEASE RETURN THIS REPLY SLIP TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY TUES 4th JUNE 
I / We will be attending the Sex & Relationships Education Programme meeting on Wednesday 5th June at 5.30 pm.


Signed ……………………………………………………..
Parent/Carer of: …………………………………………………………….. Class ……………   

Year 6 Letters

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our Design and Technology unit this half term, children will be designing and making their own fairground rides. To support their learning, we are planning a visit to Paulton’s Park. Here the children will be taking part in a workshop where they will explore how rides are constructed and computer controlled. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the variety of rides on offer. The details of the visit are as follows:


The children will need to to wear school uniform, sensible shoes for walking, a jacket and/or sun cream and hat, depending on the weather. Please provide your child with a packed lunch and a non-fizzy drink in a rucksack (for ease of carrying). A school meal will be provided for those children entitled to free school meals.

Please complete the permission slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible and at the very latest by Monday 24th June 2019.  May we remind you that we are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.  If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.

Yours sincerely,


 Mrs Di Marco, Mrs Carter-Rowe, Mr McMaster, Mr Salmond and Miss Batten


Year 6 Teachers


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Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher by Monday 24th June.  
Child’s Name: ________________________________________________Class: 6DS

I give permission for my child to take part in the visit to Paulton’s Park on Thursday 4th July 2019 and I enclose payment of £ ________.

Signed: ______________________________________________ Parent / Carer

If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.


 


 

Dear Parents and Carers


As part of our Design and Technology unit this half term, children will be designing and making their own fairground rides. To support their learning, we are planning a visit to Paulton’s Park. Here the children will be taking part in a workshop where they will explore how rides are constructed and computer controlled. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the variety of rides on offer. The details of the visit are as follows:




The children will need to to wear school uniform, sensible shoes for walking, a jacket and/or sun cream and hat, depending on the weather. Please provide your child with a packed lunch and a non-fizzy drink in a rucksack (for ease of carrying). A school meal will be provided for those children entitled to free school meals.

Please complete the permission slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible and at the very latest by Monday 17th June 2019.  May we remind you that we are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.

If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs Di Marco, Mrs Carter-Rowe, Mr McMaster, Mr Salmond and Miss BattenYear 6 Teachers


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Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher by Monday 17th June


Child’s Name: ______________________________________________ Class: 6CR

I give permission for my child to take part in the visit to Paulton’s Park on Wednesday 26th June 2019 and I enclose payment of £ ________.


Signed: ______________________________________________ Parent / Carer

If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.


 

Dear Parents and Carers

As part of our Design and Technology unit this half term, children will be designing and making their own fairground rides. To support their learning, we are planning a visit to Paulton’s Park. Here the children will be taking part in a workshop where they will explore how rides are constructed and computer controlled. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the variety of rides on offer. The details of the visit are as follows:


The children will need to to wear school uniform, sensible shoes for walking, a jacket and/or sun cream and hat, depending on the weather. Please provide your child with a packed lunch and a non-fizzy drink in a rucksack (for ease of carrying). A school meal will be provided for those children entitled to free school meals.


 


Please complete the permission slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher as soon as possible and at the very latest by Monday 1st July 2019.  May we remind you that we are unable to take your child on this visit without your permission.  If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return the reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction


Yours sincerely,

Mrs Di Marco, Mrs Carter-Rowe, Mr McMaster, Mr Salmond and Miss Batten


Year 6 Teachers


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Please return this reply slip to your child’s class teacher by Monday 1st July

Child’s Name: _____________________________________________ Class: 6B

I give permission for my child to take part in the visit to Paulton’s Park on Thursday 11th July 2019 and I enclose payment of £ ________.


Signed: ______________________________________________ Parent / Carer


If you are using the online payment system there is no need to return this reply slip as you will be asked to tick the permission box during your transaction.

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX 
Telephone: 02392734787           
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk      www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


 


May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

Y5 AND Y6 PSHE CURRICULUM

There will be a meeting for parents and carers only, to discuss the summer term PSHE programme for Y5 & Y6 pupils on Wednesday 5th June at 5.30pm in 5PW classroom.

The learning covered comes under the heading of ‘relationships and sex education’. However, children in Y5 will learn about hygiene and the body changes associated with puberty, whereas children in Y6 will actually focus on ‘relationships and sex’.

At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to talk to the staff involved, see the materials used, and also to ask any questions you may have.

In order to arrange seating, would you please complete and return the attached reply slip to the school as soon as possible and by Tuesday 4th June at the very latest.

If you do not wish your child to attend the series of lessons, please let your child’s class teacher know in writing, stating the reason for this and we will arrange for them to do other work in another area of the school. Before making a decision, we would encourage you to come along to the meeting and discuss any concerns with staff. 

Should we not hear from you, we will assume that you wish your child to attend these lessons.
Yours sincerely,


Ms C. Lawrence
PSHE Coordinator
----------------------------"--------------------------------------------------------------------------CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL PLEASE RETURN THIS REPLY SLIP TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE BY TUES 4th JUNE 
I / We will be attending the Sex & Relationships Education Programme meeting on Wednesday 5th June at 5.30 pm.


Signed ……………………………………………………..
Parent/Carer of: …………………………………………………………….. Class ……………   

Hooke Court - Year 3
Beaulieu - Year 4

16th July 2019


BEAULIEU OUT OF TOWN CENTRE 2019

The total cost of the trip will be £229.00.  The remaining balance of £159.00 can be paid in three instalments of £53.00 online.  The three instalments should be paid by 6th September, 4th October with the final balance due no later than 8th November.  If you wish to pay the balance in one instalment, you are welcome to do so.


Please find enclosed a parental consent medical form which needs to be completed and returned to the office no later than Friday 11th October as Beaulieu need this important information.  


Departure and Return
Children will need to be at school by the normal time (8:40am) on the day of departure and not before 8:30am. Children will then go to their normal classes for registration. The coach is due to leave at approximately 9.30am. Parents are welcome to stay and see their children off; however, the school car park is locked at 8.50am so it is advisable to park on the roadside, adhering to any parking restrictions.

On return, we anticipate the coach will return to school at approximately 2.30pm on Friday. Please can we ask you to collect from the front playground and not wait outside the school on the roadside. Children will be escorted into the middle playground along with their suitcases and will meet you there. Children must be signed out by a teacher before leaving.


Clothing
Please think warm practical clothing when packing. Please see the kit list below:


 


PLEASE NAME ALL ARTICLES and provide a kit list to help with packing at the end of the week.Children will be expected to care for their own property, so no valuables should be brought –NO mobile phones, iPods or electronic games.


Letters to and from home


All children like to receive a letter from home so please write if you can. If you wish to write, the address is:


Countryside Education Trust
Out of Town Centre
Palace Lane
Beaulieu                                                         
Brockenhurst
Hampshire
SO42 7YG


Please send a 1st class stamped addressed envelope with your child as we will give children the opportunity to send a postcard home.


Medication requirements


Any medication* that children have to take with them to Beaulieu, needs to be clearly labelled and dosage and application details written down. This then should be handed to the teacher on the day of departure. Whilst the journey is a relatively short one, if your child needs to take a travel sickness pill, could you please make sure they take it in plenty of time and that we are supplied with a pill to give them for the return journey.


*If your child has an epi pen or an inhaler please provide them with their one from home.

Pocket Money
Pocket money will be collected and looked after by staff. Pocket money should be in a purse or wallet clearly marked with the child’s name and handed to the teacher before departure. It is advisable to send no more than £10.00 for the week. There is a tuck shop at the Centre, which sells sweets and souvenirs and we will be visiting the gift shops on our day trips.


Emergency Contact
If it becomes necessary to contact your child in the event of an emergency at home, please use the following telephone numbers:


During the school day (8.00 am – 4.00 pm) phone the school office (023) 92734787
Outside of these hours, use the emergency Off Site Activities contact on- 07508 874981


Finally, if you have any queries, worries or would like to contact us about any aspect of the visit, please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours sincerely,
Jo Olive


Teacher organising visit

June 2019


Dear Parents and Carers

Residential Visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre

I am in the process of organising the Year 4 residential trip to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre in November 2019. Previous children who have been on this trip have all thoroughly enjoyed it.

The centre is run by the Countryside Education Trust and is partly subsidised by Hampshire County Council. It is based on a farm in the New Forest. The children will learn about food and farming, be involved in collecting eggs, seeing where milk comes from, working with young animals, exploring the forest around them, taking part in team building exercises and visiting local attractions.

I have booked two consecutive weeks to enable as many children as possible to go. The dates of the visit will be either 19th – 23th November and 26th November – 30th November. For a week’s full board, staff led activities and transport; the cost will be approximately £228.00 (depending on numbers).

I will be holding two meetings on Tuesday 26th June to pass on more information.  The first Will be at 2.30pm and the second will be held in the evening at 5.30pm. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please return the reply slip below.

Please be aware that once your child is offered a place on this residential trip, a non-refundable** deposit of £70, payable online, will be required by Monday 15th July. Further information and other payment dates will be sent out in the offer letter following the meeting for parents.

Yours sincerely,

Miss J Olive
Teacher organising visit

** If your child is unable to attend the residential for any reason we will only be able to refund the deposit if another child takes their place.


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RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO BEAULIEU OUT OF TOWN CENTRE MEETING Tuesday 26th June

Please return this slip to your child’s class teacher by Friday 21st June.

I would like to attend the meeting about the residential visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre at the following time (please tick appropriate box):

2.30pm   [      ]                          5.30pm   [      ]

Signed ______________________________________________ Date ___________

Parent / Carer of _______________________________________ in Class ______

Headteacher:                        Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head:                        Mr S Salmon
Admin. Officer:                    Mrs S E Sivyour


Telephone: 02392734787 


St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 OPX


Email:admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


3rd July 2019



Dear Parents and Carers,

Residential Visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre, Brockenhurst


Following the meetings regarding the Year 4 residential visit to Beaulieu, I would like to confirm the dates of the trip, along with the actions you now need to take if your child is interested in going.


 


The dates of the visit are the weeks of:


Week 1 - 18th – 22nd November 2019  and  Week 2 - 25th to 29th November 2019


Please be aware that if you wish your child to take part in this residential trip, a non-refundable deposit of £70, payable online will be required by Friday 12th July.  You will also be able to select your preferred week by clicking on the Options view button.  Should the trip be oversubscribed, names will be pulled from a hat. If your child is not successful in gaining a place, your deposit will be refunded.


Once your child’s place has been confirmed (by Monday 22nd July) we will send further information confirming the total cost (approximately £228) and future payment instalment dates for the balance.


Yours sincerely,



Miss J Olive


Teacher organising visit



 













 

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