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Welcome back

The children have had a lovely first day back at Grendon!  The X-Factor playground, now with music, has been a hit and the weather has been kind to us too!  The classrooms look amazing and provide a really stimulating environment for our children to learn!  Tomorrow is our Explorer Day, whereby children will be thinking about their aspirations for the future.  Please ask them ‘What is your North Star?’ when they get home tomorrow!

Thank you for your continued support!

Kevin

Sports Relief

As part of their Field Of Study, Year 3 and Year 5 have been working hard over the last few weeks to organise a fun event to help raise lots of money for the charity! The whole school will be participating in a Run4Fun event on the school field on the morning of 18th March. The event consists of us going around the running track 4 times which will mean each child has completed a mile! Your child needs to come to school in a sports kit. This may be their PE kit if you wish. This kit may get quite muddy during the event so it would also be helpful if they could bring in a change of clothes (it is a mufti day so does not need to be school uniform!).

 

As this is a fund-raising event we would like you to try and collect sponsors for running a mile for Sports Relief. Your child has been sent home with a sponsorship form today.

Please collect and return your sponsors by the 24th March 2016.

 

All about the Arctic

Arctic

We are all learning about the Arctic.  Did you know that:

  • The Arctic region is found in the northernmost part of Earth.

  • As well as the Arctic Ocean, the Arctic region is made up of parts of Russia, Greenland, Canada, USA, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.

  • Indigenous people who live in the Arctic have adapted to the cold weather and harsh environmental conditions.

  • The name ‘Arctic’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘near the bear’.

  • The coldest recorded temperature in the Arctic is around −68 °C (−90 °F).

  • Over recent years, the Arctic region has shrunk due to global warming.

  • Small shrubs can grow in warmer parts of the Arctic, as well as various herbs, mosses and lichens.

  • A number of different types of animals make their home in the Arctic, including polar bears, wolverines, squirrels, birds, walrus and seals.

  • The Arctic region is home to the North Pole.

  • The Arctic has a number of natural resources, including fish, oil, gas and various minerals.

Frosty Mornings

Despite the daffodils in the grass starting to appear, Spring still feels very, VERY far away…

Please make sure you all wrap up warm everyone and take it steady on the roads.  Please can you make sure your children have a coat at the very least, and ideally, also have with them hats, scarves and gloves.

Keep warm folks.

Mr Morrissey

Welcome back everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and you are all looking forward to a full packed Spring Term; Young Voices, KS 1&2 Dances, Maths days & evenings, and World Book Day to name just a few!  So let’s set those alarm clocks, polish those shoes, and lets get ready to grow those brains!

Gates open from 8.40am with registration at 8.55am.  There’s no Tiny Troopers this week (resumes Tuesday 12th Jan)

 

Mr Morrissey

 

INSET DAY – School closed to pupils

GUCS closed for half-term

Merry Christmas Everyone

Where has 2015 gone?  I can’t believe that this is the last day of the Autumn term and indeed the last day of the year at Grendon! So many wonderful memories have been made! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my amazingly wonderful and highly dedicated staff team at GUCS for their hard work throughout the year.  I’d like to extend my thanks to the Governing Body for their support since I have become Headteacher.  Also the FRoGS Team for their unwavering generosity and time they devote to raising both the profile and money for GUCS – thank you to you all!

To all Grendon’s children and families thank you also for your continued hard work and support.  Wishing you all a very happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.  See you on Tuesday 5th January 2016.

GUCS Christmas Party, tuck shop and film

Please check the class pages for details of the Christmas parties that will be taking place the morning of 18th December.  After lunch, the children will sit down and enjoy the long old tradition of the Christmas movie and tuck shop.

Carol Service @ St. Leonard’s Church 6pm

You are warmly invited to join Miss Dolman and pupils from GUCS at St. Leonard’s Church on Tuesday 15th December at 6pm.