Newsletter 25: 23rd March 2018

John 13:12-16

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.

 ‘The best that I can be’

Book Day

The children (and staff!) looked great in their costumes today. Thank you for all the effort you put in. We also raised an extra £82 towards our Lenten appeal.

The competition winners were as follows:

KS1 book character masks: Rhiannon Geca and Ellie Allen-Moss

KS2 book quiz: Aaron Hick

Costumes: Lexi Webb and Jack Percival.

Easter Bonnet Competition

Our Easter bonnet parade will take place on Thursday morning. Please make/decorate your bonnet and bring it in before then. There will be prizes for the winners kindly donated by Mrs Webb. Please send in £2 to participate (this will go towards our Lenten appeal). Reception children will be making their bonnets with their parents in school on Monday, so they will not have to make an additional one at home.

Lent Games

We have raised a total of £50 from the Lent games so far this year. Thank you for your generous donations.

Easter Service

We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the Easter service at St. John’s church at 1.30pm on Thursday 29th March.

Easter Workshops

All of Key Stage 2 will be visiting St. John’s Church next Wednesday morning to take part in workshops led by leaders from St. John’s and the Church of the Good Shepherd. This will be a great opportunity to learn about Easter and what it means to Christians in a fun and creative way.

Easter in the Village

If you can, please try and get to the HABCOS Easter egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade on Easter Sunday at 12.45pm on the Green. The cost is £2.50 per child. All children need to be supervised by an adult. Please call or text Jenny on 07977 024055 to book.

Book Fair

Thank you to those of you who have visited the book fair. We made a really positive start yesterday. Remember, the more books we sell, the higher percentage of commission we receive, which is translated into books for our children to read in school. The book fair will be open after school in the foyer until next Wednesday.

Parking Problems

Thank you for not parking in the pub car park. I am sorry that this has caused inconvenience to some of you. I have been in contact again with our local councillor, who has passed our concerns onto the head of highways. They are looking into making the village safer for pedestrians and into alternative parking solutions. Please note, the car park at the back of the school will not be open to parents, as it is not safe to have children walking around moving cars and the volume of cars would also pose a danger to the children from the village using the playground. Please could I ask that you do not park over the driveways of our neighbours.  It is not fair that Mrs. Wakeman has to receive angry phone calls complaining about parents’ parking. Thank you for your understanding.

Squid Lunch Account

Please make sure that you top up your sQuid lunch account. You will be informed by sQuid when your purse drops below £5.00. Please make sure that any overdue payments are made as soon as possible.

Clubs Next Week

There will be no sports clubs or boosters next week. Breakfast club will run Monday-Thursday. After school care will run until 4pm on Monday, 6pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and will not run on Thursday. Please collect your children from the church at 2.30pm on Thursday. Any children not collected by 2.30pm will be walked back to school and should be collected by 3pm.

Work of the Week

Reception- Archie Ormes for fantastic independent writing.

Class 1&2- Ben Baldwin for perseverance and success with division in maths.

Class 3&4- Kai Davis for his exciting Beowulf opening using adventurous vocabulary and a range of sentence structures.

Class 5&6- Albert Gilbert for his inventive story writing.


Reception- Noah Chen for writing a lovely Easter prayer.

Class 1&2- Demi-Bleu Strunkey for being helpful and kind to a classmate who was upset.

Class 3&4- Evie Baldwin for trying very hard with her writing and editing.

Class 5&6- Harry Newman and Scarlett Blackshaw for being very kind and helpful during lunch service and Dylan Alexander for his speedy, accurate arithmetic.

Pen Licences

Congratulations to Kesiah Hughes and Fern Collins, who earned their pen licences for consistently neat, joined handwriting.


Congratulations to Sapphire Hagon who reached the semi-finals of the Eastern Region trampolining finals and won a silver medal.

Well done to Poppy Whitcombe for winning the Best Behaviour award at cubs.

Congratulations to Lexi Webb for showing great perseverance and achieving her 100m purple stripe for swimming.

Well done, everyone!


Reception-  94.62% ; Class 1&2- 96% ; Class 3&4- 95.53% ; Class 5&6- 96%

Dates for the Diary

Thursday 22nd March-Wednesday 27th March- Book Fair (after school in the foyer)

Thursday 29th March- Easter Service at St. John the Evangelist Church- 1.30pm

Monday 16th April- Reception and Year 1 Parents Phonics Meeting- 3pm

Wednesday 18th April- Class 3/4 Parent Information Meeting- 3pm

Thursday 19th April- Celebration of new buildings and tasting of new menus (more details to follow)

Thursday 19th April- Class 5/6 Parent Information Meeting- 3pm

Mrs. Kathryn Waters


The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Generosity’