Thank you once again for your support and patience during the incident on Tuesday. I was very impressed with how the children behaved. However, it did bring one thing to light. Some parents have not informed the school office of updated contact details. If you have changed any of your phone numbers recently, please make sure that you have informed the school office.
Well done to Irmak Cicek, Devam Aggarwal (Miss Panagiotidou’s Class), Katie Thomas, Harry Harmer (Miss Day’s Class), Albert Towell-Hardy, Blue Pinnock, Phoebe So, Bella Onyewuotu (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Tyrese Fenton (Mrs King’s Class), Rhys Brown, Nicole Constantinou, Allanah Nolan, Sophie Savery (Miss Biggs’s Class) Tomor Troshupa, Melanie Bennett, Samaya Kaleel, Rhiannon Margetson, Emily Tillbrook, Sumaiyah Leimena, Jack Sullivan, Eddie Plowman, Connor Dunkin, Freddie Paris, Kristal Savery, Natalie Lewis, Tyler Russell, Archie Hemming (Miss Bektas’s Class), Abbey Savery, James Warner, Brianna Warner and Cloe-Mae Pautsch (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) who received Green cards this week.
Your child will be bringing home a copy of Digital Parenting magazine. This is full of information for parents about safe use of the internet and suggestions for suitable apps for under 10’s to use; definitely worth a read!
Well done to Nojus Stegvilas, Blue Pinnock, Ava Faryadmarni, Samaya Kaleel who won this half term’s Spelling bee competition. The next competition will be held on Friday, 5 February. The words can be found on the school’s website by visiting or finding the word’s in the middle of your child’s Reading Record book.
Again I have to ask parents to be considerate when parking. If you are parking on a pavement you must make sure there is space for a double buggy to pass. We all have a responsibility to make travelling to and from school safe.
Clubs (excluding the After School Club)
Can you please note that there will be no activity clubs next week. They will resume week commencing 4 January 2016.
The dinner menu for next week has changed to the following:
Monday Pizza or quiche
Tuesday Packed lunch (if your child is entitled to free school meals, can you please notify the
Office by Monday lunch time the latest, if you want the school to provide a pack lunch)
Wednesday Christmas dinner
Thursday Fish fingers or vegetable fingers
Friday Goujons or veggie nuggets
Christmas Week (Mon 14 December- Fri 18 December)
Christmas Post Box
Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 7 December. Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes as below:
Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards. The rota will be as follows:
Mon 14 December Mrs King’s Class
Tues 15 December Miss Day’s Class
Wed 16 December Mrs Kaleel’s Class
Thurs 17 December Miss Hubbard’s Class
Fri 18 December Miss Panagiotidou’s Class
Christmas Parties Monday 14 December 1:15pm to 3:15pm
Christmas parties will be held in each class on Monday 14 December. Children should wear full school uniform on Monday morning, but may bring party clothes to change into. So that we have a balanced selection of party food, it would help us if you could send in a contribution from the selection which your child’s class teacher has highlighted below.
Christmas Carol Service- Tuesday 15 December 1:30pm to 2:30pm (approx)
All children will need to bring in a packed lunch. We will walk the children down to the Church. Parents and relatives are more than welcome to join us for the service starting at 1:30pm. All children will be expected to be collected from the Church after the service.
Christmas Lunch Wednesday 16 December (12:00pm)
The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30. Please return the slip below as soon as possible if your child is having a Christmas lunch.
Christmas Pantomime Thursday 17 December (1:30pm and 5:00pm)
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Christmas Pantomime ‘Captain Hook’s Revenge’. Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children. Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible. There will be two performances; the afternoon starting at 1:30pm and the evening at 5pm. Please book your tickets by Friday 11 December to guarantee a seat. Tickets will be issued week beginning 14 December.
Christmas Market- Friday 18 December (2:00pm)
During our ‘Christmas Week’ children will be making small gifts that they will be selling. The cost will be between 50p and £1.50 per item. Families can come and look at the items and purchase any from 2:00pm on Friday 18 December. The PTA will be on hand with refreshments.
If anyone can bake or provide mince pies for the Christmas market at the end of term, please speak to Tash Cosford or Claire Perry.
Dates for your diary
Monday 14 December (pm) Christmas Parties
Tuesday 15 December (1:30-2:30pm) Christmas Service at Abbey Church
Wednesday 16 December (12:00-1:15pm) Christmas Dinner
Thursday 17 December (1:30pm and 5pm) Christmas Pantomime
Friday 18 December (from 2pm) Christmas Market
Friday 18 December Break up from school
Monday 4 January Children return
Monday 11 January Launch Day
Monday 11 January Year 6 Visitor (Ancient Greece Workshop)
Wednesday 13 January Governors Curriculum Meeting (6:30pm)
Tuesday 19 January Year 5 Trip to Oxford (8:15am start)
Wednesday 20 January Governors Personnel Meeting (6:30pm)
Wednesday 20 January Governors Finance and Premises Meeting (7:30pm)
Tuesday 26 January Year 4 Trip to Queen Elizabeth’s Hunting Lodge
Friday 29 January Year 3 Trip to Layer Marney Tower (8:15am start)
Christmas Party Food
Crisps (1 large family bag or 6 small bags)
Cakes (12 small cakes)
Savoury snacks (12 mini sausages, pretzels, twiglets etc)
Biscuits (1 packet)
Bottle of sugar-free squash
Fresh fruit (6 pieces)
I would like
to have Christmas Dinner. I enclose £2.30 per child.
I would like
0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs afternoon)
0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs afternoon)
0 adult tickets £2 each (Thurs evening)
0 child tickets £1 each (Thurs evening)
Child’s Name ____________