Newsletter: 11 December 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

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.


Digital parenting

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!

Spelling Bee

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.


Dinner Menu

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:

Joe Bloggs

Miss Biggs’s Class

Year 6


Child’s name


Year Group


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.


Mince Pies

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)

Christmas Dinner

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 ____________