Last Call for Raffle Prizes

The following prizes have not yet been collected. They will be put into the next raffle if they are not collected by end of day Friday.

 

286- White ticket                           57- Pink ticket

604- Blue ticket                            372- White ticket

65- Yellow ticket                           33- Green ticket

740- Yellow ticket                          132- Pink ticket

71- Green ticket

 

Gardening Success!

Congratulations to all members of the Gardening Club. The school has been given a Silver Award in the South and South East in Bloom 2014 Blooming Schools competition.

This is the first year of entering and we competed against over 140 schools throughout Hampshire, so we really deserve a pat on the back.

We still have the Portsmouth in Bloom results to look forward to.

Thanks to Mrs Metcalfe, Mrs Shepherd and Mrs Peters for organising and running the clubs.

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CAT Newsletter

The University of Chichester Academy Trust (CAT) has published the first edition of its newsletter Academy update which shares items of news from across its family of academies as well as information about CAT.  A copy will be coming home with your child and we hope you will find it interesting to get a sense of the wider network of schools that The Flying Bull Academy is a part of.

You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter here

 

CAT welcomes queries from its wider school communities and you can always contact them on 01243 816444, by email at cat@chi.ac.uk or via the website at www.unicat.org.uk.

KS1 Gardening success

KS1 has been busy growing everything from carrots to yellow courgettes, and today they harvested a variety of vegetables including, french beans, runner beans, purple french beans, courgettes and tomatoes, all of which I am reliably informed will be consumed at tea time tonight.  Well done KS1 for a successful start to the growing season.

WBD FUN!

WORLD BOOK DAY NEWSLETTER HEADER
HELLO
The sun’s shining and the school summer holidays are in sight! So it’s lucky that there are so many brilliant new books to read, competitions to enter and tonnes of new trailers and book-related films to feast your eyes on – all on the World Book Day website! Discover some of this month’s highlights below or just head over to worldbookday.com to find out for yourself!
NEWS AND COMPETITIONS
A PUFFIN BOOK: STORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME
A PUFFIN BOOK
This summer Puffin proudly re-introduce twenty stories that will last a lifetime – all with beautiful new covers and Extra! Extra! Read All About it! pages, filled with author bios, fun facts, quizzes and rare archive material. Find out more and download A Puffin Book resources HERE.
DON’T MISS THE BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY!
BOOK GIVEAWAY
There are stacks of new books and goodies up for grabs this month on the World Book Day website! For a chance to get your hands on Skulduggery Pleasant: Armageddon Outta Here, Milly and the Mermaids, The Phoenix Code, Five Kingdoms, Close to the Wind, Shadow of the Wolf, Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase and more, just CLICK HERE!
CATHY CASSIDY’S FORTUNE COOKIE COVER REVEAL
CATHY CASSIDY COVER REVEAL
The cover for the sixth book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, Fortune Cookie will be revealed on 1st August so make sure you head over to the World Book Day website then to make sure you’re one of the first to see it! In the meantime, fans can come up with their own cover ideas and have the chance to be featured in a very special CCTV video! Find out more HERE.
THIS MONTH’S NEW BOOKS
BOOK GIVEAWAY
July’s a bumper month for new books! Our picks include the two launch titles from David Fickling Books – Close to the Wind and Shadow of the Wolf – as well as the mythical adventure series Hattie B Magical Vet and Ellie’s Magical Bakery – a new series from Paralympian Ellie Simmonds. Our July Books Round-up includes all these and more, along with sample chapters, resources to download and copies to be won! DISCOVER this month’s recommended reads

WIN ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY MARTIN BROWN
WIN MARTIN BROWN ARTWORK
Martin Brown’s illustrations for the best-selling Horrible Histories books are famously foul!
For your chance to win one of Martin Brown’s iconic illustrations – created live on stage during this year’s Biggest Book Show on Earth just CLICK HERE!
THIS YEAR’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Libraries are getting ready to introduce children to an epic adventure that will keep them reading throughout the school summer holidays with Mythical Maze, the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge run by independent charity The Reading Agency. Now in its 16th year, the Summer Reading Challenge is the UK’s largest reading for pleasure programme for primary-aged children. FIND OUT MORE…
SIT BACK… RELAX… TURN ON WBDTV…
WBD TV
WBDTV is home to all the latest book trailers as well as video books for pre-schoolers in the Big Little Book Corner. It’s where you can watch The Biggest Book Show on Earth, discover the writing secrets of top children’s authors in Storycraft, and enjoy Storytime Online. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON WBDTV.
JOIN THE BEAR HUNT!
BOOK GIVEAWAY
Together with The Royal National Institute of Blind People, Walker Books are celebrating 25 years of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, by attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest reading lesson. At 10 a.m. today, they are hosting the Largest Reading Lesson starring Michael Rosen, with 1,500 children. Everyone can join in at www.jointhebearhunt.com/rnib. Teachers can also download three Bear Hunt lesson plans for use with EYFS and KS1 pupils. Find out more at readforrnib.org.uk

HISTORY LINK! Happy Birthday Emmeline Pankhurst.

EMPANK                        Pankhurst was a leading British women’s rights activist, who led the movement to win the right for women to vote.

Emmeline Goulden was born on 14 July 1858 in Manchester into a family with a tradition of radical politics. In 1879, she married Richard Pankhurst, a lawyer and supporter of the women’s suffrage movement. He was the author of the Married Women’s Property Acts of 1870 and 1882, which allowed women to keep earnings or property acquired before and after marriage. His death in 1898 was a great shock to Emmeline.EMOANK2

In 1889, Emmeline founded the Women’s Franchise League, which fought to allow married women to vote in local elections. In October 1903, she helped found the more militant Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) – an organisation that gained much notoriety for its activities and whose members were the first to be christened ‘suffragettes’. Emmeline’s daughters Christabel and Sylvia were both active in the cause. British politicians, press and public were astonished by the demonstrations, window smashing, arson and hunger strikes of the suffragettes. In 1913, WSPU member Emily Davison was killed when she threw herself under the king’s horse at the Derby as a protest at the government’s continued failure to grant women the right to vote.EMPANK

Like many suffragettes, Emmeline was arrested on numerous occasions over the next few years and went on hunger strike herself, resulting in violent force-feeding. In 1913, in response to the wave of hunger strikes, the government passed what became known as the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act. Hunger striking prisoners were released until they grew strong again, and then re-arrested.

This period of militancy was ended abruptly on the outbreak of war in 1914, when Emmeline turned her energies to supporting the war effort. In 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave voting rights to women over 30. Emmeline died on 14 June 1928, shortly after women were granted equal voting rights with men (at 21). EMPANK 

Attendance is on the up!

For the past 2 weeks, attendance has been over 95%! Thank you all so much for ensuring your children are at school, ready to learn, everyday. 

We have still had a number of holiday requests which I have had to say no to. Remember, this is a government ruling and not a school decision. As I pointed out in the last newsletter, we do not receive the fine money.