Newsletter: 12 February 2015

Headteacher’s Comments

This week we say good bye to Mrs Haslehurst who is leaving to focus on her continued recovery and Mrs Zaghul.  I am sure you would like to join me in wishing both Mrs Haslehurst and Mrs Zaghul well for the future.  Well, we are now officially halfway through the school year.  I hope you all have an enjoyable half term and your children come back fighting fit to work hard and achieve high for the second half of term.


Well done to Erin Taylor (Miss Panagiotidou), Leyla Hime, Joshua Verard, Tomas Sichel, Olivia Smith, Ruby Chillingworth (Mrs Kaleel’s Class), Gabriela Musollari, Collins Mafuta, Holly Whiten, Mia Taylor, Alesha Wade, Kirena Nolan, Michael Phipps (Miss Bektas’s Class) and Tomor Troshupa (Mrs Sach’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.

100% Club

Well done to these children who have had 100% attendance since September 2014 –  Harry Clark, Reece Clark, Jack Cosford, Connor Dunkin, Kyla Erkan, Kallum Etienne, Evie Freeman, Francesco Giambanco, Jodie Grove, Harry Harmer, Archie Hemming, Demi Hoffman, Lennie Hyams, Jemma Johnson, Joshua Johnson, Layla Kaleel, Samaya Kaleel, Robyn Kaminski, Callum Kealy-Johnson, Ryan Locke, Mollie-Anne Maduro-Moore, Rhiannon Margetson, Jacob Martinelli, Milliam Namuli, Samuel Nespereira, Darren Ojuade, Jessica Okaka, Samuel Oterunbi, Kye Page, Barney Paris, Faith Parker, Charlie Pegrum, Michael Phipps, Hannah Platts,  Paolo Rodia, Abbey Savery, Kristal Savery, Sophie Savery, Jamie Schooling, Harry Sharman, Katie Square, Corey Stevens, Bridget Thomas, Reece Vallance, Alesha Wade, Harriet Waterlow, Ruby Waterlow, Holly Whiten, Isabella Wilson, Charlie Wood and Olivia Wood.


Well done to Mr Davey’s Class who had the best attendance this week with 97.1%.

First Day Back (23 February- 8:45am)

This is a reminder that the first day back is on Monday 23 February with children lining up in the playground at 8:45am.

Cross Country

Over 60 children took part in the district Cross Country Competition last week.  Well done to Sydie Peck who won the Year 5 race and Charlie Pegrum who came second.


Year 3 Girls14thYear 3 Boys12th
Year 4 Girls6thYear 4 Boys3rd
Year 5 Girls12thYear 5 Boys4th
Year 6 Girls11thYear 6 Boys8th
Overall Girls13thOverall Boys7th

Whole School Trip (Monday 18 May 8:30am)

Following the success of last year’s trip, I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s whole school trip to Tower of London.


Date:                Monday 18 May 201 5

Time                8:30am to 5:00pm

Cost                 £10

Clothing           Full school uniform (coat if cold and damp/sunhat if hot)

Food                Packed lunch brought in school bag


The total cost of the trip is £3,962 (£15.96 per child).  We have managed to secure some funding.  Therefore, we are asking for every child to pay £10 towards the trip.  If you have a problem with paying this, please arrange to speak to me.


This £10 includes the cost of the coach, entry to Tower of London and a workshop for each class led by a member of staff at the Tower of London.  You may pay in one instalment of £10 or two instalments of £5.

Parent Readers

We are always looking for parents who can come into school and listen to children read.  If you can spare 10 minutes or more, please complete the reply slip at the end of the letter.


Year 6 Drop-In Clinic

If any of the Year 6 children would like to have extra support with a maths topic, they are invited to see Miss Gibbs and Mrs Campbell during break times for a five minute consultation. So far, several children have asked for help and they are to be congratulated for making this effort. If your Year 6 child says that they aren’t absolutely sure of something in maths, please encourage them to make use of this free support!

Dates for your diary

Monday 23 February                           Return to school (8:45am)

Wednesday 4 March                            Full Governing Body meeting (7:00pm)

Friday 13 March                                  PTA- Mother Day Gifts

Friday 20 March                                  PTA- Quiz Night

Friday 27 March                                  Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 13 April                                 Return to school (8:45am)

Wednesday 22 April                            Governing Body Curriculum (6:30pm) and Budget (7:30pm) meetings

Wednesday 29 April                            Governing Body Personnel (6:30pm) and Finance (7:30pm) meetings

Monday 11 May                                  End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Tuesday 12 May                                  End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Wednesday 13 May                             End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Thursday 14 May                                End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Friday 15 May                                                 End of Key Stage 2 Tests (Year 6)

Monday 18 May                                  Whole School Trip to Tower of London

Thursday 21 May                                Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 1 June                                                Return to school (8:45am)

Tuesday 23 June                                  District Sports (Field Events)

Friday 26 June                                     Transition Day

Tuesday 30 June                                  District Sports (Track Events)

Wednesday 1 July                               Year 6 Residential

Thursday 2 July                                               Year 6 Residential

Friday 3 July                                        Year 6 Residential

Wednesday 15 July                             Full Governing Body Meeting

Friday 17 July                                      Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tuesday 1 September                          INSET Day

Wednesday 2 September                     INSET Day

Thursday 3 September                         Children return

Friday 23 October                                Break up from School

Monday 2 November                           INSET Day

Tuesday 3 November                          Children return

Friday 18 December                            Break up from school


Monday 4 January                               Children return

Thursday 11 February                         Break up from school

Friday 12 February                              INSET Day

Monday 22 February                           Children return

Thursday 24 March                             Break up from school

Monday 11 April                                 Children return

Thursday 26 May                                Break up from school

Monday 6 June                                                Children return

Wednesday 20 July                             Break up from school

Thursday 21 July                                 Holiday (replacing 1 September)

Friday 22 July                                      Holiday (replacing 1 September)


Parent Readers

I can hear children read.


Name ________________________


Time(s) I am available _______________________


Contact details ___________________________

Tower of London

I enclose £10 for the cost of the trip to Tower of London 0


I enclose the first instalment of £5 towards the cost of the trip to Tower of London 0


Child’s Name  _______________________________