Newsletter 13th September 2019

Dear parents and carers,

Equalities Week

I hope your child enjoyed the different activities during Equalities Week.  It has been great seeing the work on slavery, racism, fair trade and other topics.  Did you get the chance to discuss these important issues with your child?

Meet the Teacher

It was good that so many of you could join us for these.  If you did not manage to make it to the meeting, do please introduce yourself to your child’s teacher if you get the chance.  We are very keen to establish strong links between home and school, so do make sure you come in and talk it you have any questions, concerns and worries.

Beech Class Residential

There is an information meeting at 3.00pm on Monday 23rd September for parents of any children who would like to go on the residential (w/b 8th June).  If you are not able to attend, copies of letters will be sent home.

Harvest Festival

You are warmly invited to join us for Harvest Festival at 2.00pm in the church on Friday 27th September.  As part of this, the children are invited to bring in harvest gifts beforehand which will be donated to the local foodbank.  They particularly request tinned goods, non-perishable items and toiletries.


Just a reminder that payment for the pantomime trip is due by next Wednesday 18th September.  Tickets requested after this date will need to be purchased directly from the Playhouse, and will be more expensive.  If you have any questions, please ask at the office.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Darcy, for being kind to her friends;
  • Ash Class: Jonah, for fantastic independent work in maths; Bear, for amazing reading;
  • Oak Class: Emily, for lovely descriptive writing; Jak, for great writing all week;
  • Beech Class: Noah, for great work in maths; George, for excellent input in guided reading.

Our Christian Value this term is Friendship.  Ask your child about Peter’s denial.

Future events (w/b 16th September)

  • 16/09/2019                                           Year 6 Forest School
  •                                                                 Mrs Robertson is on Mental Health training
  • 17/09/2019                                           Year 3/4 Forest School
  •                                                                 Mr Morgan is at a headteachers’ meeting
  • 18/09/2019                                           Final date for pantomime payment
  • 19/09/2019                                           Year 3/4 sporting event for some children
  • 20/09/2019                                           Beech Class swimming

Dates for the year

  • 23/09/2019                                           3.00pm Residential briefing for Beech Class
  • 27/09/2019                                           2.00pm Harvest Festival
  • 02/10/2019                                           Beech Class trip
  • 10/10/2019                                           Flu vaccinations
  • 18/10/2019                                           Oak Class charity event
  • 25/10/2019                                           2.30pm Beech Class assembly
  • 28/10/2019                                           Half term week
  • 04/11/2019                                           Science Week
  • 08/11/2019                                           Individual photographs
  • 11/11/2019                                           10.45am Remembrance event at the War Memorial
  • 15/11/2019                                           Children in Need
  • 20/11/2019                                           Parent consultations
  • 21/11/2019                                           Parent consultations
  • 06/12/2019                                           St Nicholas Service at the church
  • 11/12/2019                                           9.30am Willow Class nativity at school
  • 12/12/2019                                           Pantomime trip
  • 13/12/2019                                           Children’s bazaar
  •                                                                 Reception class vision screening
  • 16/12/2019                                           Wellbeing Day
  • 17/12/2019                                           2.00pm Ash Class nativity in the church
  •                                                                  End of term


  • 18/12/2019                                           INSET Day – school closed
  • 19/12/2019                                           INSET Day – school closed


  • 06/01/2020                                           Start of term
  • 17/01/2020                                           Beech Class charity event
  • 05/02/2020                                           Reception/Y6 heights and weights measurement
  • 14/02/2020                                           Soup Lunch and Talent Show in the Village Hall
  • 17/02/2020                                           Half term week
  • 05/05/2020                                           World Book Day
  • 06/03/2020                                           2.30pm Oak Class assembly
  • 15/03/2020                                           Red Nose Day
  • 27/03/2020                                           Ash and Willow Class charity event
  • 03/04/2020                                           2.00pm Oak Class Stations of the Cross service in the church
  •                                                                 End of term


  • 20/04/2020                                           Start of term
  • 08/05/2020                                           Friday Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 22/05/2020                                           May Day
  • 25/05/2020                                           Half term week
  • 08/06/2020                                           Beech Class residential
  • 23/06/2020                                           Sports Day (all day, with family picnic at lunchtime)
  • 01/07/2020                                           1.30pm Ash and Willow Class production in the Village Hall
  • 09/07/2020                                           1.30pm and 6.00pm Oak and Beech Class production in the Village Hall
  • 10/07/2020                                           2.30pm Ash Class assembly
  • 15/07/2020                                           Reserve Sports Day
  • 17/07/2020                                           2.00pm Leavers’ Service in the church
  •                                                                 End of term


  • 20/07/2020                                           INSET Day – school closed
  • 21/07/2020                                           INSET Day – school closed