Newsletter: 24 January 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

Where is this half term going?  We are already half way through the half term!  There have been a few enquiries about the dates for next school year.  The Governing Body is meeting on Wednesday night and will confirm the dates so I hope to have them for you next week.


Well done to Ella Forster, Mia Orosun, Evie Moss, Danny Ball, Aaron Jones, Gabriela Musollari, Saffron Ward (Miss O’Riordan’s Class) Sam Cosford, Tim Akpuda (Miss Gibbs’s Class) Rico Thomas, Harry Clark, Hermione Scott, Georgia Berry, Alesha Wade, Scarlett Warren, Madison Bush, Jamie Schooling, Cameron Straughan, Owen Brennan, Corey Marks (Mrs Haslehurst’s Class), Charlie Santagata, Rhys Dolan (Miss Biggs’s Class) Jessica Smith (Miss Wood’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Miss O’Riordan’s class who had the best attendance this week with 99.4%.

School Councillors

Congratulations to the following children who were elected as school councillors this week:  Ellie Howard and Luke Edridge (Miss Kent’s Class), Ruby Gambrill and Ben Oates (Mrs Watson’s class), Connor Dunkin and Samaya Kaleel (Mr Davey’s Class), Rhiannon Margetson and Kyla  Erkan (Mrs Sach’s Class), Rico Thomas and Ayisa Burke (Mrs Haslehurst’s Class), Mia Taylor and Nilgun Halim (Miss O’Riordan’s Class), Charlie Santagata and Milan Sharman (Miss Biggs’s Class), Theodora Shiakallis and Kacey Ashley (Miss Gibbs’s Class), Stanley Long and Megan Hamilton (Miss Wood’s Class).  

Coffee Mornings (Year 3/4- Mon 27 January/ Year 5/6- Wed 29 January- both starting at 9am)

This term’s coffee mornings will be next week on Monday 27 and Wednesday 29 January.  Coffee Mornings give you an opportunity to hear current developments at school and also to hear your feedback about how the school is working.  If you can’t make your particular year group day, please feel free to come on another day.  Nans and Granddads are also welcome.  You will get an exciting FREE GIFT!!!

Dads’ drink with Mr Woollcott (Tues 28 January at Volunteer Pub starting at 7pm)

I would like to take Dads out for a drink next Tuesday (28 January).  We will be meeting at the Volunteer at 7pm.  This is a chance for Dads to hear current developments at school and also to hear their feedback about how the school is working. You will get an exciting FREE GIFT!!!

Bags2Bag Fundraising (29 January)

This is a reminder that The Bags2Bag sacks need to be in school next Wednesday (29 January).  We will earn 50p for every 1kg.   You can use black bags or recycling sacks if you have more than one bag to fill.  This is a great way of supporting the school’s PTA without costing you a penny.

Whole School Trip- 20 May

Following the success of last year’s trip, I am pleased to announce the details of this year’s whole school trip to National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London.

Date:                Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Time                8:30am to 5:00pm

Cost                 £5

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

Food                Packed lunch brought in school bag


As we do not have to pay for the entrance and workshops this year, the total cost of the trip is £2,500 (£9.72 per child).  We have managed to secure some funding.  Therefore, we are asking for every child to pay £5 towards the trip.  If you have a problem with paying this, please arrange to speak to me.

After School Club- 3:15- 6pm.

The After School Club is now up and running.  Each session costs £8 and includes a snack.  Payment will need to be made in advance.  Please ask the School Office for a registration pack.

Vacancy for Midday Assistant

We currently have a vacancy for a midday assistant.  If you are interested in applying, details can be found by following the link:

Dates for your diary

Mon 27 January                                   Year 3/4 Coffee Morning (9:00am)

Tues 28 January                      Dads’ Drinks at Volunteer (7:00pm)

Wed 29 January                                   Bag2School Collection (9:00am)

Wed 29 January                                   Year 5/6 Coffee Morning (9:00am)

Wed 12 February                     Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

Thurs 13 February                   Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 24 February                     Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 26 March                         Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

Fri 4 April                                Break up from school (3:15pm)

Tues 22April                            Return to school (8:45am)

Mon 5 May                              May Bank Holiday

Mon 12 May                            Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 13 May                            Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Wed 14 May                            Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Thurs 15 May                          Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Fri 16 May                               Year 6 Key Stage Tests

Tues 20 May                            Whole School Trip (8:15am)

Thurs 22 May                          Break up from school (3:15pm)

Mon 2 June                              Return to school (8:45am)

Wed 18 June                            Family Fun Time (3:15-4:15)

Fri 27 June                               Transition Day (All Years)

Mon- July- Wed 9 July                        Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 22 July                            Break up from school (3:15pm)



















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