Newsletter 25: 17th April 2015

‘The best that I can be’

Dear Parents/ Carers,

Welcome back after the Easter holidays. I hope that you all had a chance to enjoy the sunshine and spend quality time with your families. We are all very much looking forward to the Summer term. Although many of the children have tests to do, we will ensure that they also have fun .


We raised £184 from our Lent games this year, which will be used to send our sponsored child in The Gambia to school. As we started the games later in the term, we have not raised as much as in previous years. If you wish to make further donations, please give them to the office in an envelope marked ‘Lentern appeal’.

Change for Life Champions

Louise, Matthew, Ben and Dhiya attended training to become the school’s ‘Change for Life Champions’ this week. They wrote:

Every lunch, we are organizing sports for the children. It will be free and the children can play if they want. We will be playing sports games, including balls, beanbags, hula hoops and other things.

The children have produced a timetable and will organise all the equipment to get the children moving at lunchtimes. Thank you very much to Mrs. Potts for taking the children along.

Forest School

Mrs. Buckley has been in the open air all week, taking the final assessments for her ‘Forest School Leader’ qualification. She has worked extremely hard on this and we are so pleased that she has already passed lots of her modules. We are hoping that KS1 will be able to begin their first sessions after half term.

School Field

The children were very excited to play on the school field this week, due to the dry weather. One of our parents, Mr. Wapling, has very kindly helped us by rolling the grass today to make it more level. Further improvements are planned for the summer.


Thank you for returning your clubs slips so promptly. All of the children have been allocated the clubs they requested this time. I am pleased that so many children are taking part this term, including Reception children. I would like to say a big thank you to Mrs. Hood for all her hard work in organising the clubs. Clubs start on Monday 20th April. Please make a note of which clubs your child is taking part in and check the list on the website rather than calling the school to check.

Dinner Tickets

Mrs. Harrop has requested that parents remember to order dinner tickets and give them to their children to bring in. Mrs. Wakeman will look after tickets in the office if you wish.


Lots of children were given 100% certificates for the Spring Term. Unfortunately, this week’s attendance was down, with no classes above 97%. I hope that we will be able to improve on this next week.


Harry Newman, Kitty Jerrett, Zachary Teshola, Louisa Gordon, Annaliese Bimpong, Sidney Turrell, Sapphire Hagon, Faye Newman

Well done everyone!

Headteacher’s Award

This week’s Headteacher’s award went to Louisa Gordon of class 1 for her excellent contribution to school life.

Gold Book

Harry Newman earned his place in the Gold Book today for excellent classroom behaviour. Well done!

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 7th May 2015- School closed for polling day
  • Friday 22nd May and Monday 1st June- School closed for Teacher Training. (These days fall either side of the May half-term week).
  • Wednesday 15th July- Friday 17th July- Year 5 and 6 residential trip to Stubbers
  • Thursday 3rd September 2015- Return to school after Summer Holidays

Mrs. Kathryn Waters