Newsletter: 10 June 2011

Headteacher’s Comments

I hope you all had an enjoyable half term.  Although the weather was a bit shaky at the beginning and end of the week, for the most part it was nice and sunny.  I always look forward to this half term.  It is a time for us to celebrate another successful year as well as start planning for the next.  Please make sure you look at the dates for the diary.  It would be good to see you at the school’s Open Evening and Sports Day.

Whole School Photograph

As last year, at the end of our visit we had a whole school photograph taken.  To purchase the photograph (9” by 6”) please return the slip at the bottom of the page.  The cost is £3.


Thomas Miles and Georgia Bruce (Mrs Campbell’s Class) were sent to me because they answered all the questions correctly about William Shakespeare’s Tempest.  Samantha Burton (Mrs Chapman’s Class) received a green card for explaining to the class how October and December were named.  Jack Hammond (Miss Gordon/ Mrs Tysterman’s class) earned a green card for getting three gold certificates for learning his 3, 4 and 11 times tables.  Voeulya Mbakadi and Jason Hammond earned their green cards for excellent persuasive writing.  Mrs Campbell’s class were working hard when they were printing on their launch day on Thursday.


Well done to Miss Gibbs’s class who had the best attendance last week.  A special mention to Miss Smith’s Class because every single child attended the whole school trip to the Tower of London. 

Sports Day

I am sorry but I published the wrong date for Sports Day.  It will be held on Wednesday 29 June (if fine) at 9:30pm.  The reserve will be held on Friday 1 July at 9:30pm.

Staff Changes

There will be a few staff changes in September.  Mrs Whitaker and Mrs Panteli will not be returning from maternity leave.  I wish them both well with their new families.  Miss Rogers will be joining us as a year four teacher.  Mrs Westney is expecting her second child, so Miss Gordon will be covering her classes during maternity leave.  On our continued road of school improvement, Mrs Tysterman will be working with groups of children to raise attainment in literacy and maths.

New Classes for September

I am pleased to inform you of your child’s new class teacher in September.

Current ClassClass from September
Year 3Class Teacher- Miss Smith

Learning Assistant- Mrs Thorogood

Year 3Class Teacher- Ms Stafford

Learning Assistant- Mrs Collins

Miss Gordon/ Mrs TystermanClass Teacher- Mrs Chapman

Learning Assistant- Mrs Pentelow

Ms StaffordClass Teacher- Miss Rogers

Learning Assistant- Mrs McConnell

Miss SmithClass Teacher- Miss Biggs

Learning Assistant- Ms Thomas

Mrs ChapmanClass Teacher- Miss Gibbs

Learning Assistant- Mrs Gardner

Miss BiggsClass Teacher- Mrs Sach

Learning Assistant- Mrs Leys

Miss GibbsClass Teacher- Mrs Campbell

Learning Assistant- Mrs Gilbert

Mrs Brown, Mrs Eastwood, Mrs Goddard, Ms Reynolds, Mrs Rumens, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Troshupa will continue to work on a one-to-one basis with children.

PTA Events

Our first PTA meeting went really well and we have a long list of events that the committee will be organising over the coming year.  They have agreed that this year we will be raising money to purchase an outside stage area in the school playground.


Opening Evening                       Activity in the hall plus refreshments

Sports Day                               Refreshments for parents (Tea/ Coffees/ Soft Drinks/ Bacon Rolls)

Autumn Fair                             Saturday 24 September

Dates for your diary

Tues 21 June                            Open Evening 5-7pm

Fri 24 June                               Transition day (Children meet their new class teacher)

Wed 29 June                            Sports Day (if fine) 9:30am

Fri 1 July                                  Sports day (Reserve) 9:30am

Mon 4 July                               District Sports (Field Events)

Thurs 7 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

Mon 11 July- Tues 12 July        Year 6 Residential

Tues 19 July                             Year 6 End of Year Production (2pm)

Wed 20 July                             Year 6 End of Year Production (5pm)

Thurs 21 July                            Last day of term

Wed 7 September                    Return to school

Sat 24 September                     Autumn Fair

Fri 21 October                         Break up for half term

Tues 1 November                     Return to school

Fri 16 December                      Break up from school

Tuesday 3 January 2012           Return to school

Friday 10 February                   Break up from school

Monday 20 February                Return to school

Fri 30 March                            Break up from school

Mon 16 April                           Return to school

Mon 7 May                              Bank Holiday

Thurs 31 May                           Break up from school

Mon 11 June                            Return to school

Fri 20 July 2012                       Break up from school