Newsletter 13th October 2017

Dear Parents,


I am sure you have noticed the new activities being installed under the trees.  This is a project partly funded by the Big Lottery Fund with top-up funding from the school.  I look forward to the children enjoying the new facilities.


I am sure you will join with me in congratulating Mr and Mrs Talbot on the birth of Holly Talbot yesterday at 2.43pm, weighing 6lb 11oz.  All are well.

MP visit

Next Friday 20th we shall be joined in the afternoon by our MP, John Howell.  He will meet some of the children and answer their questions, join us in assembly, and then be available to meet parents in the playground after school.  If you have any issues you wish to raise with him (school funding, anyone?), do make a point of speaking with him.

Parent Consultations

These will take place the week after half term, mostly on Wednesday and Thursday.  There are some other chances to meet the teacher, though – please check available timings on the lists in classrooms and sign up for something convenient.  If you would like a longer appointment, please see the teacher to arrange this at a different time.

Science Week

We have a whole school science week planned for the week beginning 6th November.  If you use science in your job and are happy to come and talk to the older children about it, please contact the office

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Bella, for great acting during helicopter stories;
  • Ash Class: Phoebe for working really hard in guided reading; Solomon for settling in well and working hard;
  • Oak Class: Noah, for excellent work with number lines; Flyn for superb writing when describing a character;
  • Beech Class: Jayden for an imaginative short story; Millie for being an excellent role model for others;
  • Sport Award: Ruby, for not giving up and for determination to improve her game;
  • Art Award: Matti, for excellent work all week;
  • Cooking Award: Franck for superb effort even when unsure and for keeping the kitchen clean and tidy; Ruby for trying hard with everything, especially tidying; Imogen, for being excellent at keeping the kitchen clean and tidy;

Our Christian Value for the term is Responsibility.  We thought about how we take responsibility for managing our anger.  What things should we get angry about, and how can we work to improve things?

Future events (w/b 16th October)

All week:

  • Cookery – Oak Class
  • Art and Design – Year 5
  • Health and Fitness – Year 6


  • Forest School – Year 4


  • Forest School – Year 6
  • Mr Morgan is at the DfE


  • Mrs Cornish is on a training course in the afternoon


  • String lessons
  • Rugby match for some children in Beech Class
  • Mrs Watson is on a training course in the afternoon
  • Mrs Barnett is away


  • Mrs Barnett is away

Dates for the year

  • 23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017        Half term holiday
  • 30/10/2017                                  Parent consultations (Willow)
  • 01/11/2017                                  Parent consultations (Year 1 upwards)
  • 02/11/2017                                  Parent consultations (all)
  • 10/11/2017      2.30pm              Beech Class assembly
  • 17/11/2017                                 Children in Need
  • 06/12/2017      2.00pm              St Nicholas service
  • 13/12/2017                                 Children’s bazaar
  • 14/12/2017      9.15am              Willow Class Nativity
  • 19/12/2017      2.00pm              Nativity and carol service
  •                                                        End of term


  • 04/01/2018                              Start of term
  • 05/01/2018                              Pantomime trip
  • 19/01/2018                              Oak Class charity event
  • 02/02/2018                              Soup Lunch and Talent Show
  • 05/02/2018                              Beech Class residential
  • 12/02/2018 – 16/02/2018    Half term holiday
  • 21/02/2018                              Parent consultations (Reception upwards)
  • 22/02/2018                              Parent consultations (Reception upwards)
  • 01/03/2018                              World Book Day
  • 09/03/2018      2.30pm          Ash Class assembly
  • 16/03/2018                              Beech Class charity event
  • 27/03/2018      2.00pm          Holy Week service
  •                                                    End of term


  • 16/04/2018                              Start of term
  • 07/05/2018                              Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 14/05/2018                              Year 6 Assessment (SATS) week
  • 18/05/2018      2.30pm          Oak Class assembly
  • 24/05/2018                              May Day
  • 25/05/2018 – 01/06/2018    Half term holiday
  • 11/06/2018                              Year 1 phonic screening week
  • 15/06/2018                              Ash and Willow Class charity event
  • 03/07/2018                              Sport Morning and family picnic
  • 11/07/2018      2.00pm          Ash and Willow Class production
  • 19/07/2018      1.30pm          Oak and Beech Class production
  •                            6.00pm          Oak and Beech Class production
  • 23/07/2018                              Reserve Sport Morning
  • 25/07/2018      2.00pm          Leavers’ Service
  •                                                    End of term