Newsletter week beginning 18/07/16

Newsletter 37

19th July 2016
Dear Parents/Carers,

Dates for your diary:
Please find below advance notice of dates for your diary. These will be added to as the term progresses and you can find details here or on the website at

Wednesday 20th – Year 6 play to parents 1:45pm and 7pm – tickets have been sent out.
Friday, 22nd – Sports Day 9.30 am
Wednesday 27th – Leavers’ assembly 2:30pm; school closes for the summer holidays at 3:20pm.
School reopens on Monday 5th September.

Dolce Live Kitchen – School Dinners
A letter is going out tonight with further details regarding the new dinner provision in September. However, despite numerous reminders, we are still in arrears in the sum of £950, which is making it difficult for us to set up the new system. Please can all debts be cleared by tomorrow and advance payment for dinners up to next Wednesday, 27th July before this Friday when the books will be balanced.

Lost Property
The Lost Property box is overflowing – again! Much of the contents are unnamed. Please could you try to ensure that all clothes have your child’s name in. There are several quite new coats in there as well as lots of jumpers and shoes. Any items that are unclaimed at the end of term will be disposed of.

Please ensure that any report comment slips are returned to school by Monday 25th July at the latest.
We are always looking for ways to improve and appreciate any feedback that you give us.

Production of “Annie”
Miss Wilson and Toby Hinson are planning on putting on a whole school production of Annie just before February half term next year. If your child would like to audition, and they do not have to have attended the performance club already to do so, then these will be held in school time on Tuesday 26th July. There will be a letter that parents need to sign so please keep an eye out for this if your child is currently in years 3, 4 or 5.

Sports Day
This is due to be held on Friday 22nd July as soon after drop off as possible. Children should arrive at school wearing school uniform. They will change into their team kit after registration and will then come out onto the school field. Long hair must be tied back; children should have sun cream applied and bring a sun hat if it is hot; and they also need to bring a water bottle. Please do not give the children food on the way round – there will be a snack break mid-morning.

Music Concert
Thank you to everyone who performed and attended last night’s music concert. I was so proud of everyone. To see much confidence, and the progress that some of the children have made in such a short time, was fantastic. We now have half of all the children in school playing a musical instrument. Our Year 3s all learn the recorder and this has helped them to make better informed, and longer lasting, choices about instruments going into Year 4. I would love to see this figure increase again. I know that we do have some vacancies for September – especially for learning the violin – so please contact the school office if your child is interested in learning an instrument. This is open to children in Years 4-6 from September.
We are hoping to get our band up and running again next term too so keep an eye out for news of that.

The following children received certificates in assembly yesterday:

Y5C – Tom for a much improved attitude and an enthusiasm for learning.
Y5C – Elle for super effort in PE, showing determination and teamwork.
Y5EP – Amie for her hardworking attitude in everything she does.
Y5EP – Fin for his excellent explanation and use of modal verbs in English.
Y5L – Isaac for his insightful knowledge on the Anglo Saxons.
Y5L – Michael for his superb javelin skills.
Y5L – Kira for her conscientious attitude towards learning and for being an absolute delight in the classroom.
Y5L – Izzy for being hardworking and always on task and for always coming to school with a big smile.
Y4Ha – Millie for a great explanation of how the digestive system works and for ending the year brilliantly.
Y4Ha – Cara for producing a fantastically brilliant explanation text full of flare and sense of humour.
Y4Hu – Flynn for showing a caring, supportive attitude towards other children.
Y4Hu – Devdas for his keen and enthusiastic approach to joining in activities and contributing to discussions.
Y4P – Maria for thoughtful contributions to class discussions.
Y4P – Rene for taking pride in her work and always doing her best.
Y3D – James for an amazing Haiku poem based on The Great Kapok Tree.
Y3D – Libby for excellent problem solving in maths.
Y3K – Olivia for having such a mature and sensible attitude towards school.
Y3K – Sophia for having such a mature, kind and sensible attitude towards school.
Y3R – Sienna for being a delight to teach throughout the whole year; working hard; and becoming a more independent learner.
Y3R – Oliver for being a superstar throughout the whole of Year 3 and developing in confidence.

Congratulations to class Y4Hu who had 98.6% attendance last week.

Attendance certificates for the school year will be handed out next week.

Attendance and office times
Please remember that school starts at 8:50am with registers closing at 9am. Any child who arrives after 9am will have that session marked as an “unauthorised absence” and this WILL impact on their overall attendance figure for the term. The office staff work from 8:30am until 4pm (3:30pm on a Friday) and there is an answerphone at all other times so that you can leave a message regarding any absences.

Leave of Absence
Please remember that any requests for leave of absence should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Leave of absence will only be authorised in exceptional circumstances.

Best wishes,

Miss Sheila Harrison


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