Newsletter: 2 December 2011


With Christmas fast approaching, I would like to confirm the arrangements for our celebrations.


Christmas Post Box

Our Christmas Post Box will be available from Monday 5 December.  Please make sure your child labels the Christmas card envelopes with the child’s name, class teacher and year group.


Joe Bloggs

Miss Smith’s Class

Year 3

Each class will have a chance to distribute the cards.  The Rota will be as follows:


Tues 6 December                     Mrs Sach’s Class

Wed 7 December                     Mrs Campbell’s Class

Thurs 8 December                    Miss Gibb’s Class

Fri 9 December                        Miss Bigg’s Class

Mon 12 December                   Mrs Chapman’s Class

Wed 14 December                   Miss Roger’s Class

Thurs 15 December                  Mrs Stafford’s Class

Fri 16 December                      Miss Smith’s Class

Christmas Pantomime

Tickets are now on sale for our very first ever Christmas Pantomime ‘Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood’.  Tickets cost £2 for adults and £1 for children.  Please return the money in a named envelope as soon as possible.

Christmas Carol Service- Tuesday 13 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.  Permission slips will only be sent out to those parents who have not yet given permission for us to take their child on local trips.


Christmas Lunch Wednesday 14 December

The cost of Christmas lunch this year will be £2.30.  Please return the slip below.


Christmas Parties Friday 16 December       1:15pm to 3:15pm

Christmas parties will be held in each class on Friday 16 December.  Children should wear full school uniform on Friday morning, but can 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 ringed below.


Well done to Reggie Pegrum in year 3 who has completed all his bronze, silver and gold awards and is now on his platinum awards.  Well done to Jay Stephens who received a Green Card in French.  Well done to Sophie Lewis, Ceylan Corakkum, Victoria Fry, Amber Brooks, Cole McFadyen, Charlie Santagata and Vincenzo Bergamino.  Well done to Jamie Pickard for his excellent work in Art this week.  A number of children from Miss Rogers’ class received Green Cards on Wednesday.  Elspeth Allen received a Green Card on Thursday for writing an excellent book review for homework.  Well done to Brandon Wood and Melody Ramanah whose winning designs will feature on the pantomime programme.  I also received a letter this week from the Royal British Legion informing me what a credit Cody Cassar and Elspeth Allen were to our school at the recent Remembrance Service.  It’s always good to receive such a letter.  Well done everyone!

Stars in the Eyes

Well done to Melis Corakkum who won this year’s Stars in the Eyes competition.  Well done to Louie Chillingworth who came second and Voeulya Mbakadi who came third.


Well done to Miss Smith’s Class who had the best attendance last week.  Some parents have received letters from me regarding attendance that has fallen below 95%, mainly due to illness.  These letters are for information and I am would expect that attendance would improve once your child has returned to school.

Non-uniform day

Well done to Rebecca Hamilton, Erin Rumens, Evie Rumens and Amy Vallance who organised the non-uniform day last Friday.  They raised £188.40 which will help towards the cost of a new netball kit.

Second Hand School Uniform Sale

The PTA are organising a second-hand school uniform sale.  Please wash and bring any unwanted school uniform in on Monday 5 December or Tuesday 6 December.  The uniform will then be on sale after school on Wednesday 7 December, Thursday 8 December and Friday 9 December.

Bags2Bag Fundraising

In the New Year the PTA will be organising a used clothes collection scheme.  Every child will receive a plastic bag, similar to ones that come through your front door.  The PTA will earn money for every kilogram of clothes it collects.  So please do not throw out any of your unwanted clothes and save them ready for the collection early next term.

Dates for your diary

Mon 5 December         Second Hand Uniform to be handed in

Tues 6 December         Second Hand Uniform to be handed in

Wed 7 December         Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)

Thurs 8 December        Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)

Fri 9 December            Second Hand Uniform Sale (3:15pm)

Tues 13 December       Christmas Carol Concert (1:30pm)

Wed 14 December       Christmas Dinner

Weds 14 December     Pantomime (1:30pm)

Thurs 15 December      Pantomime (5:30pm)

Fri 16 December         Christmas Parties (pm)

Fri 16 December          Break up from school

Tues 3 January 2012    Return to school