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 JonesDeputy Head:  
Mr S P Salmond Admin Officer:
Mrs S E Sivyour
                                                                                                               


    Telephone: 02392734787                                                                                                       Fax:           02392296444         

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




October 2019


 
Dear Parents

Re: Craneswater Harvest Festival Non-Uniform Day

The school council are arranging our Harvest Festival collection this year. Each year we ask our very generous families to donate an item of ‘long life’ food to fill our Food Bank boxes which are donated to the Portsmouth Food Bank. This year, in order to even up the food they collect, they have asked us to donate tinned meat and fish.

Please could these donations could be brought in on Friday 18th October 2019.  This day will be a non-uniform day as a thank you to children for their kind donations.


Thanking you in advance.
Ms Lawrence, Mrs Wilkinson and Craneswater School Council











October 2019


 
Dear Parents

Re: Craneswater Harvest Festival Non-Uniform Day

The school council are arranging our Harvest Festival collection this year. Each year we ask our very generous families to donate an item of ‘long life’ food to fill our Food Bank boxes which are donated to the Portsmouth Food Bank. This year, in order to even up the food they collect, they have asked us to donate tinned meat and fish.

Please could these donations could be brought in on Friday 18th October 2019.  This day will be a non-uniform day as a thank you to children for their kind donations.


Thanking you in advance.
Ms Lawrence, Mrs Wilkinson and Craneswater School Council


 


 

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

October 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 make your contribution on your child’s ScoPay account

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

Dear parent/carer,


 
As part of the national curriculum, year 3 will be learning about Egyptians this year. To enhance their understanding of the subject, we have been lucky enough to have booked a virtual reality experience day at our school on Wednesday 20th November 2019. The workshops carried out by a company called PrimeVR, will provide the opportunity for pupils to be transported into Egypt and discover more about the era themselves.

We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils and will help to bring their learning to life. We would like to ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £3 to help fund this amazing experience.  Please visit ScoPay to make your payment.

(Please note: it is recommended that children with epilepsy or children who are prone to seizures consult with their doctor before using a VR headset. If your son/daughter has epilepsy or is prone to seizures, please inform the class teacher).


 


Craneswater Junior School.


 

Year 4 Letters

October 2019


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 their 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 pay your contribution on your child’s ScoPay account.


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

Year 5 Letters

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax:02392296444
St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


October 2019


Dear Parents and Carers


A visit has been organised to enhance the RE work your child is covering within the RE Curriculum. The details of the visit are as follows:



The children are expected to wear school uniform, sensible footwear and a coat for outdoor weather in case of rain.


Yours sincerely,


Ms C Lawrence
Teacher organising visit

Dear parent/carer,

As part of the science national curriculum, year 5 will be learning about Earth and Space this year. To enhance their understanding of the subject, we have been lucky enough to have booked a virtual reality experience day at our school on Wednesday 20th November 2019. The workshops carried out by a company called PrimeVR, will provide the opportunity for pupils to be transported into space and discover more about the planets and space itself.

We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for our pupils and will help to bring their learning to life. We would like to ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £3 to help fund this amazing experience. Please visit ScoPay to make your payment.

(Please note: it is recommended that children with epilepsy or children who are prone to seizures consult with their doctor before using a VR headset. If your son/daughter has epilepsy or is prone to seizures, please inform the class teacher).

Craneswater Junior School

Year 6 Letters
Hooke Court - Year 3

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


Telephone: 023 9273 4787

4th October 2019


Dear Parents and Carers

RE:  Hooke Court Residential Trip

Thank you to all those who attended the recent meetings. If you were unable to attend, I have included some key points.



  • The trip will take place between Wednesday 15th January 2020 to Friday 17th  January 2020.

  • The staff/child ratio will be at least 1 to 10.

  • All the staff of Hooke Court are trained in emergency first aid and are on call throughout the night.

  • Should the need for a doctor arise, there is one on call 3 miles away.

  • Once we have returned to our wing after the evening’s activities, the main door is locked and the building is intruder alarmed.

  • There is a TV in our Common Room where the children will relax with a warm drink before going to bed.

  • All dietary requirements (including severe food allergies) are catered for.

  • All members of staff have been DBS checked.

    The cost of the visit will be approximately £160.00. This figure is dependent on the size of coach that we book which will be determined by the number of pupils who wish to go. 

    As places are limited, a £60.00 non-refundable deposit is required online by Tuesday 1st November 2019.  As all deposits are being paid on line, availability will be on a first come first served basis.  Once your deposit is accepted on line by ScoPay, you can take it that your childs place has been confirmed.

    Please be aware that the school reserves the right not to include a child whose behaviour may indicate that he/she may put themselves or other children at risk.


 


Yours sincerely


 


 


Miss Vaughan


Teacher organising trip

Telephone: 023 9273 4787 St. Ronan’s Road,
Southsea, Hants,PO4 0PX


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


September 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

Re: Residential Visit to Hooke Court Information Meeting
As some of you may remember from the New Intake Parents Evening held last term, Year 3 are organising a 3 day / 2- night residential trip to coincide with our topic on The Stone Age to Iron Age. This trip will enhance the children’s knowledge and understanding of what life was like during this period in history. We will leave on Wednesday 15th
January and return on Friday 17 th January 2020.

Before you make a decision as to whether or not you would like your child to participate in this opportunity, we are inviting you to attend a meeting where we hope to give you as much information about the trip as possible. A brief presentation will show you more about where the children will be staying and we also hope to answer any questions you
may have.

There will be two parents’ meetings on Tuesday 1 st October 2019 at 2.30pm and 6.00pm. Please indicate by returning the reply slip below which session you would like to attend.

Yours sincerely


Miss B Vaughan
Teacher organising visit

Beaulieu - Year 4
Stubbington - Year 5
Fairthorne - Year 6