Newsletter 31:13th May 2016


‘The best that I can be’

James 5: 11- Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

Year 6 SATs

Our year 6 pupils really made us all proud this week with their mature and focussed attitude to their SATs tests. The tests were challenging, but the children were not put off by this and they all tried their absolute best. Well done, year 6!

Thank you!

Thank you to you all for your generous donations of gold coins for today’s non-uniform day. This means that we can now pay the full amount of sponsorship for our 2 girls in The Gambia.

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Year 5 and 6 Visit to St. John the Evangelist

Year 5 and 6 visited St John the Evangelist church on Thursday afternoon to learn about Holy Communion from Reverend David and his wife, Emma. They had an opportunity to learn about the origins of Holy Communion and to see how the rite of Holy Communion is carried out.

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Year 5 Secondary Transfer Talk

Jonathan Goodwin from School Admissions will be holding a meeting in school for all parents of year 5 children on Monday 13th June. Parents last year found this meeting extremely useful in understanding the procedures for applying to secondary schools. I would urge all parents to attend. The meeting will start at 6pm.

After School Clubs

If you have not paid for your child’s clubs which have a charge (cooking or sports) please bring the money to the office as soon as possible. Year 6 and 2 SATs clubs are now finished, so the children can choose another club to start after half term. Mrs. Hood will give out letters for these children next week. There will still be a maximum of 2 clubs per child.

School Fair

I hope that all of you have the 18th June in your diary for the School Summer Fair. It promises to be a great event.

Census Day

Next Thursday (19th May) is Census day and the school’s funding will be affected by how many children have a school dinner. We would be extremely grateful if all children could have a school dinner on that day. There is a Space Day theme and 3 of the children’s favourites are on the menu :

Asteroid chicken burgers ; Cosmic fish fingers ; U.F.O vegetarian pasta with a Saturn’s ring doughnut for dessert. Meals cost £2.15 for KS2 children and are free to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.


Class 1 and 2 :99.33% ; Class 3 and 4 : 97.93% ; Reception : 98% and Class 5 and 6 : 98.67%. This is a huge improvement. Well done !

Gold Book

Well done to Fibian McKenzie, Amber Gordon, Kaci Peart (x2), Josh Thurbon (x2),

Bradley Allen-Guinane, Louise Stafford, Dylan Alexander, Chinaza Osaji-Okai, Faye Newman,

Albert Gilbert, Elena Marshall and Miller Davis for earning their place in this week’s Gold Book for excellent learning behaviour.


Well done to the following children who received a commendation for upholding our core Christian values : All of Year 6 (Perseverance)- attitude during SATs ; Alfie Makepeace (Perseverance)- trying really hard to improve his handwriting; Sasha Goodison (Compassion)- being kind to the younger children; Oscar Knight and Rhiannon Geca (Friendship) being kind to their friends; Adaora Emechebe for writing an excellent book at home; Miller Davis for trying school dinners for the first time and Freddy Parrish for excellent writing in phonics.

Work of the week

Class 1 and 2’s Work of the week was awarded to Chidi Emechebe for his descriptive writing, Reception’s to Brooke Thorn for writing a fantastic sentence independently, 3 and 4’s to Elena Marshall for her explanation writing and Imogen Snell for her rhyming couplets poem, Class 5 and 6’s to Conor Hazelwood for an excellent poem about the planets. Well done!

Headteacher’s Award

Congratulations to Ruby Walton, who was awarded the Headteacher’s award for living out our school motto: ‘The best that I can be’ through her excellent attitude to work and exemplary behaviour.

Dates for the diary:

  • Thursday 19th May- Census day special lunch
  • Monday 23rd May- Parent Voice Event: Behaviour- 2pm
  • Monday 13th June- Year 5 Secondary Transfer Talks- 6pm
  • Thursday 16th June Summer open afternoon for parents and children- 3-5pm
  • Friday 17th June- Class photographs
  • Saturday 18th June- School Summer Fair on the village green
  • Monday 20th-Friday 24th June- Class 5 and 6 residential visit.
  • Thursday 23rd June – School closed to pupils for the European Referendum.
  •        Mrs. Kathryn Waters


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