Newsletter: 4 July 2014

Headteacher’s Comments

It has been a busy Sports’ Week this week, with Mr Davey organising a ‘Give me 5 Day’  on Wednesday and our annual Sports’ Day today.  Thank you to all the parents and family members who turned up to support the event.  I am sure you would like me to thank Mr Davey and Miss Gibbs for organising the two sporting days and for the other members of staff who contributed to making the two days a success.


Well done to Oliver Sharp, Ellie Howard, Hezil Kara, Paige Rood (Miss Kent’s Class), Alfie Willis, Samaya Kaleel (Mr Davey’s Class), Zeeshan Hussain, Sophie Lewis, Thomas Draper, Kacey Ashley, Albie Paris, Liam Nelson, Jay Stevens (Miss Gibbs’s Class) who received Green Cards this week.



Well done to Miss O’Riordan’s class who had the best attendance this week with 97%.

Year 6 Residential (Monday 7 July to Wednesday 9 July)

This is a reminder that children need to be in school on Monday 7 July at the usual time of 8:45am.

School Closure (Monday 7 July)

This is a reminder that school is closed on Monday 7 July.  The School will re-open on Tuesday 8 July at 8:45am.

First Day Back (Wednesday 3 September 2014)

This is a reminder that the first day back is Wednesday 3 September 2014.  The children should be ready to line up in the playground at 8:45am.

Meet the Teacher Evening (Thursday 4 September 7pm)

Advance notice that our ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening, where you have a chance to hear what your child will be learning next year, is on Thursday 4 September starting at 7.00pm.  This meeting is unsuitable for children.

We have a baby!

Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Pughsley and Poppy who have a new addition to the family.  Mrs Pughsley has given birth to a baby girl.  We do not know a name as yet, but we are reliably informed that mother and baby are doing well.

Mrs Drew

Unfortunately, Mrs Drew has to have a planned medical procedure, so she will not be in the school office for the remainder of the term.  Miss Zaghlul will be taking over Mrs Drew’s duties during this period.  I am sure you would all like to join me in wishing Mrs Drew a speedy recover.

Sports’ Day Results

Thank you to everyone who stayed and watched our sports day.  The results are as follows:

Year 3Ellie HowardCharlie WoodHezil KaraTyrese FentonIndia WoodCallum Kealy-JohnsonElsie Peck

Ben Oates

Year 4Rhiannon MargetsonDarren OjuadeMillie-Jo LanzaKacper Kurzawa
Year 5Mia OpinelReggie PegrumTaya HunterLeo StrangeArchie PeckTheorda ShiakallisAmber-Louise Giddy

Vincenzo Bergamino

Year 6Efia AmankwahKasey Lane/ Kyle Kadiri (Tie)Yildiz and Holly MorrisClarence Kelly and Rhys Dolan

Football Maths Challenge


FIFA have announced changes to the football kits to be worn in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

All teams must select their kit from the following options:

Shirt – red, yellow, orange or green.

Shorts – black, white or blue.

Socks – red or green.

Boots – must be black.

All items have to be made of a single colour.  There is to be no patterns, logos or sponsors.

How many different combinations could the teams choose from?

Use the kit outline (available on the maths challenge board) to help you create all the possible kit combinations.


Excluding qualifying and warm up games, how many games would England have to play in order to reach the final?


Using the team lists, announced by FIFA, can you find the three most common first names of players in the 2014 World Cup?

Dates for your diary

Mon 7 July                              School Closed- Tour de France

Mon 7 July- Wed 9 July                      Year 6 Residential

Wed 9 July                              District Sports (Track Events)

Tues 15 July                            Reserve Sports’ Day

Thurs 17 July                           Year 6 Production (2 performances)

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

Wednesday 3 September         Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 4 September             Meet the Teacher Evening (Not suitable for children to attend).

Wednesday 17 September       King Harold Road Show (Year 5 and 6 Pupils) 6pm

Friday 24 October                    Break up from school (3:15pm)

Monday 3 November               Return to school (8:45am)

Friday 19 December                Break up from school (3:15pm)


Monday 5 January                   Return to school (8:45am)

Thursday 12 February             Break up from school (3:15pm)

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

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

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

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

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

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




Following request from parents at a Coffee morning, the school introduced a white ‘Pupil Progress Book’ last September.  Before we print the books for next year, I would be interested in getting your feedback on how effective you found them.


The White Pupil progress Books are useful (please circle one).


Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly Disagree


I found the following pieces of information useful: 





The Pupil Progress Books can be improved by: 





Child’s Name ________________________________  Year Group __________________________