Beauty and the Beast
Dear Parents & Carers of Children in KS2,
We are delighted to be able to share some further information about our trip to Chichester Festival Theatre on Tuesday 19th December.
We started to organise this trip in the Summer Term 2017 and now that the tickets have arrived in school, we can share details about the travel and time arrangements ahead of time. Children in KS2 have been given the opportunity to visit Chichester Festival Theatre on Tuesday 19th December. Here is why:
The award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre will be performing a brand new adaptation of the much loved classic in this year’s eagerly awaited Christmas production.
What is the story behind Beauty and the Beast? A cursed prince sits alone in an enchanted castle, destined to remain in monstrous form until he can learn to love and be loved in return. But who could ever love a Beast? Offered a gift by her father, a kind and beautiful young girl asks only for a rose while her brothers and sisters demand jewels and fashionable clothes. But the fulfilment of Beauty’s simple wish puts her in the Beast’s power. He offers her luxury and riches in return for her hand; but can she bring herself to accept his proposals of marriage?
KS2 are planning to use this visit as part of their developing creative curriculum – to write for a real purpose, write with enjoyment – with something to look forward to at the end, to write with other classes and peers and to develop a love of writing by watching and listening to real performers performing on stage. Children will engage and remember this experience and will be inspired. The staff at Greenmount are incredibly excited to be able to offer a live, theatre experience to all of our KS2 learners and thank you for your positive response and enthusiasm.
Timings, travel, food and what to wear:
- Arrive at school at the normal time on Tuesday 19th December
- Collection end of day: at Greenmount, from their classrooms at 18.45 the same day
- What to wear: school uniform
- Food: enough food for two packed lunches – lunch and tea with water – plenty to drink.
- No fizzy drinks or glass bottles please
- No money required on the day
EV3 form must be completed before the trip. If this form is not filled in, children will not be able to travel with us on the day. The EV3 form acts as an information document and gives parent permission for the trip.
Please see the reverse of this letter for information regarding what to do next.
- EV3 FORM to be completed and returned to the office asap
- Payment: If you are eligible for Free School Meals and entitled to Pupil Premium rates, the cost of the trip will be £10.00 per child.
- Payment: If you pay the full amount, pleased pay: £20.15
- Pupil Premium: If you are not sure and think you are eligible for Free School Meals and pupil premium rates, please go to the office and complete the relevant form. Our office staff will be very happy to advise and give you the relevant forms.
What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional government funding for pupils entitled to free school meals and those looked after by the local authority.
Taken from Ofsted Inspection Report May 2016:Strengths in 2015/2016) The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average at Greenmount. Pupils, including those supported by the pupil premium, make good progress.
Pupil premium entitlement: The cost of school trips throughout your child’s time in school will be cut in price.
Pupil Premium Funding Statement
Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low income families who are currently known to be eligible for FSM (free school meals) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. Currently, for each FSM pupil, a school receives £1,320 as from 1st April 2017 and £1,900 for each looked after child.
Pupil Premium funding is not ring-fenced and it is for the school to determine how to use this funding to ensure the needs of the eligible pupils are addressed. The use needs to have a positive impact on the children’s learning, attainment and well-being.
Our aims – The Four Key Objectives 2017-2018:
- Attendance: to analyse current attendance patterns and develop strategies to secure and improve attendance.
- Transition: to improve transition outcomes for pupil premium children; to bring attainment in line with expected levels of progress and progress made by non-pupil premium children.
- English: to embed a heavy focus on the reading culture right the way through the school to improve the reading outcomes for pp children.
- Curriculum: to further develop a broad and balanced creative curriculum to enable all PP children to have an enriched and healthy diet of learning with opportunities to engage and achieve.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support with trips. We have been incredibly lucky already this term to be able to offer the children such a wide variety of trips: sailing, food tasting visits, Viking Day, Stonehenge, Firestone Copse. With the support of our Pupil Premium funding from the government, we are able to offer trips to all of our children, because everyone matters here at Greenmount. To end our Autumn Term – a trip to a theatre to experience live theatre will be something that your child will never, ever forget. Please, ask at the office if you think you might be eligible for pupil premium funding.
Mr R. May & Mrs. S. S-Butler