Parents, children and staff celebrating the 6th Graduation Ceremony of FAST

Parents, children and staff celebrating the 6th Graduation Ceremony of FAST – ‘Families and Schools Together’ – presented by Mr Mitchell, Headteacher.

If you’re interested in taking part in the next cycle of FAST speak to Jenny Wilson, Family Support Worker, a member of the Social Inclusion Team or any of our parents who have taken part in the programme.

Vocabulary and Maths Parent Workshop

Parents across Year 3 came to learn more about how to support their children develop language through the understanding of vocabulary. Miss Liaw introduced a range of strategies to support parents with helping their children become more confident using key vocabulary. Vocabulary development is vital for EAL learners as well as all children to gain a sound understanding of what something means, looks like and how it can be used.
Year 3 and 4 parents came to learn about Ripple’s maths strategies and methods. This interactive session was lead by Miss Liaw and Mr Davis where we showed parents how and why we teach specific methods and they even had time to solve a couple of sums themselves!

Community Games Event

3SL participated in a Community Games Event at Goresbrook Primary school today. We focussed on team work, listening skills and having lots of fun. 3SL won 1 of 2 champion cups which celebrated all of our hard work!image1

 

Ripple Read-a-thon

Ripple Read-a-thon 

Sponsored Read  

Ripple children are to take part in a sponsored read in order to raise funds for new reading materials that will benefit children throughout the school. 

The sponsored read will take place between Friday 2nd March and Friday 9th March 

Please, could we ask you to help your children with the sponsorship form that will go out on Thursday 1st March, which is World Book Day? Please encourage your children to read as much as possible during this time or to sit and read together if they are young readers.  

There will also be a reading log for the children to complete.  

Thank you very much for your continuing help and encouragement. 

Here is a photo from the Year 2 Christmas performance, Children of the World. Don’t their costumes look wonderful!

 

Suffolk Rd Site Spelling Bee Stars!

Spelling Bee Champions 2017

On Monday 18th the year 2 Suffolk site children took part in a spelling bee. The children have worked hard this term and the spellings chosen were all words they have been practising over the last weeks. There were three groups made up of children from all three classes and each had a third, second and third place.
Well done to everyone for taking part. Keeeeeeep spelling!!

Reverse Advent Calendar donations – 11th December-15th December

Reverse Advent Calendar donations – 11th December-15th December 2017
Dear Parents & Carers,

With the arrival of Christmas festivities, Ripple Primary School is sparing some thoughts in reaching out to the less fortunate through our Reverse Advent Calendar and an opportunity to remind children that giving is more rewarding than receiving. Please see attached flyer.

Your child’s class will receive a box for children to bring in a small item which can be an unwanted gift, toy, toiletries, sweets, stationery, game, dry or tinned food, stocking filler items e.g. socks, hats, gloves etc. to put into the box.

The donations will then be gifted to Salvation Army who supports our families and local community.

Thank you in advance for your kind donations.

Make or paint a moustache to wear to school and make a donation

Movember – Thursday 30th November 2017 – Make or paint a moustache to wear to school and make a donation.

Dear Parents & Carers,

Ripple is celebrating “Movember” which is the growing of moustaches during the month of November.  Please encourage your children to make or paint a moustache to wear to school and make a donation, to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers (please see attached poster).

What is Movember?

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, other male cancers and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health” by encouraging men (who the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved.  Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Ripple Primary School

School Council meeting on 29th November

School Council Meeting –  Wednesday 29th November 2017  1.30pm.     

Please explain that one of the children’s homework activities for the week will be to design a leaflet or poster advertising the Childline telephone number… to be displayed around school and on our website.

Our school councillors will decide which posters will be displayed around school.

BBC Children in Need – Friday 17 November 2017 – Wear something spotty or your PJ’s and make a DONATION

REMINDER: BBC Children in Need – Friday 17 November 2017 – Wear something spotty or your PJ’s and make a DONATION

Dear Parents & Carers,

Please join us in supporting BBC’s Children in Need charity this Friday, 17 November 2017.  Children can make a donation by coming into school dressed in anything spotty OR their PJ’s.

PUDSY BEAR will be visiting us THIS THURSDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2017, Westbury @ 1pm and Suffolk @ 2pm,  and NOT on Wednesday as initially mentioned.  Please see attached poster as well.

Your donations will go towards supporting disadvantaged children and young people around the UK. If you wish to know more about this, visit the website: www.bbcchildreninneed.uk.

Kind regards,

Ripple Primary School

NO PHONES FRIDAY

NO PHONES FRIDAY

Dear Parents & Carers,

A kind reminder tomorrow is our NO PHONES FRIDAY. Please do not use your mobile phones on school premises. Please see attached poster.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Kind regards,

Ripple Primary School

SCHOOL NURSE DROP IN – Friday 10th November 2017, 8.30am – 9.30am, Suffolk Road school house

Dear Parents & Carers,

The School Nurse will be at Suffolk Road, school house on Friday between 8.30am – 9:30am (please see attached poster). This is a good opportunity for you to seek advice on the following:

Head lice

Weight management & healthy lifestyles

Sight

Hearing

Sleep tips

Fussy eaters/ weaning

Routines and Boundaries

Potty & Toilet advice

Puberty and all that goes with it

Developmental delays

To name a few…

 

If you are unable to attend and would like to speak to the school nursing service, there are contact numbers on the attached poster. You can contact them directly.

 

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Ripple Primary School

Social Inclusion Team

Ripple Primary donate huge weight of food for Barking Foodbank

Funmi Ikele from Barking Foodbank wrote:
I write on behalf of Barking Foodbank, our clients and volunteers to all at Ripple Primary School – parents, pupils, teaching and non-teaching staff who responded to our Harvest Food Appeal. 
A total of 345.4 kg was donated
Many thanks to everyone who so most generously donated food; it’s much appreciated.
See our Twitter feed for more information.

Food bank donations – THANKS EVERYONE!!!

Food bank donations – THANKS EVERYONE!!!

Dear Parents, Carers, Staff & Pupils,

A big thank you for all your kind donations, which were delivered to the food bank today. The food bank staff were overwhelmed by your generosity of Ripple Primary School pupils and their families.

Please see attached picture.

Many thanks.

Kind regards,

Jenny

Family Support Worker

Social Inclusion Team

Food Bank Donations are welcome from 9th – 19th October 2017

Food Bank Donations are welcome from 9th – 19th October 2017

Good Morning Everyone!

Following on from the success of last year, as from Monday I’m happy to share that we are supporting The Barking Food Bank again this year as part of our Harvest Festival theme for this half term.  Please see attached poster. 

Please help Ripple to support our local Food Bank.  We are welcoming donations of all tinned foods, pasta, rice, flour, teabags, coffee, sugar, cereal & any other foods.  NO fresh or frozen items please.

We will be collecting food from:-

Monday 9th October to Thursday 19th October 2017

Please can all donations be given to your child to take into his or her class.

Any questions please contact Vikki, Aretha Bibi or Jenny from our Family Support Team.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Social Inclusion Team