Newsletter: 20 May 2011

Headteacher’s Comments

You may have noticed that this newsletter is on different coloured paper.  This was one of the many suggestions made by parents who attended the coffee mornings this week.  Thank you to everyone who attended; I hope you found them useful.  I know Ms Cromwell, Mrs Ferris and I did and we will be looking at all your comments over the next few weeks.


There must have been something in the water on Tuesday.  I had 11 children sent to me from Miss Gordon’s class because they had worked so hard in their guided reading group.  This was quickly followed by Aaliyah Margetson and Megan Doherty (Miss Gibbs’s Class) who had been working hard in their maths lesson.  Then Amber Brooks, Victoria Fry and Mai-Lei Chan (Ms Stafford’s Class) brought their literacy work to show me.  Well done to everyone who received green cards this week!


Well done to Mrs Sach and Mrs Chapman’s classes for a perfect 100% attendance this week.  Mrs Sach’s class won Percy because fewer children were late.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

I am setting up a Parent Teacher Association to help with fundraising at our school.  I am hosting our first meeting on Tuesday 7 June at 9:00am in the school dining room.  If you would like to attend please let the school office know.

Mr Woollcott’s 10km Run

Thank you for all your words of encouragement and sponsorship.  I managed to get round the course (running all the way) in 1 hour, 4 minutes and 51 seconds.  Altogether I have raised over £450 for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Drink Stall

During Monday playtime the Year 6 children will be making and selling drinks/smoothies at 50p each.

Whole School trip

This is just a reminder that we will be leaving school at 8:30am prompt on Wednesday and not returning until 5pm.  Please make sure your child is on time and in full school uniform (packed lunches should be in their black school bag).  If you have not already done so, please complete the permission slip and bring in the £10.  I have put a slip at the bottom of the page.  Please make sure your child has their medication (named) in school on the day.

 There will be an opportunity to visit the Tower of London shop.  If you would like your child to buy something, please provide them with no more than £3.


This is just a reminder that next week school is closed on Friday 27 May due to an INSET day.  We return on Monday 6 June.

Dates for your diary

Mon 23 May                            Fundraising Fashion Show

Wed 25 May                            Whole School Trip to the ‘Tower of London’ 8:30am to 5:00pm

Fri 27 May                               No School – INSET day

Mon 30 May- Fri 3 June          Half Term

Mon 6 June                              Back to School

Tues 7 June                              PTA Meeting 9:00am

Tues 21 June                            Open Evening 5-7pm

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

Mon 27 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

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                                Break up from school



Dear Mr Woollcott,


I give permission for my child _________________________ to attend the whole school trip to The Tower of London on Wednesday 25 May 2011.  I enclose £10 towards the cost of the trip.


Signed ___________________________