Newsletter 15th March 2019

Dear parents and carers,

Ofsted

Thank you for your support whilst we had our unexpected visitors.  I was pleased with the day and look forward to sharing the final report with you in a few weeks’ time.

Parental feedback is always important to help us improve the school further.  Although I had asked for the school-based parent questionnaires back this week, we will keep the return window open until Monday in case there are any issues you wish to bring to my attention.  It is helpful to know about specific areas where people have concerns so that they can be addressed in a timely manner.

Big Bike Ride – Sunday May 12th

The children have had an assembly today where they have learnt more about the Big Bike Ride and all the children will be bringing home a sponsorship form should they wish to join in with this exciting event.

We now have over 200 riders signed up for the Big Bike Ride, which is fantastic There are still spaces available and time to train so do sign up too if you can. There are rides for everyone, from 70 miles to 150m with several rides suitable for children. Visit www.islipbigbikeride.com to sign up.

If you cycling is not for you, we would love to have your help to make the day a success. If you are able to marshal one of the routes, help with children’s rides or at the finish line, serve food to hungry riders or staff the bouncy castle, please speak to Sophie Miller (Flora, Noah and Zachary’s mum) or Hannah Penwarden (Seth, Asher and Jude’s mum).  Thank you!

Myths, Money and Maneaters – Big Cat Conservation talk – Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm

Amy Dickman (Millie’s mum) will be talking about her incredible conservation work in Tanzania. Come along to hear her amazing stories of living and working in Africa.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Jack, for fantastic number formation;
  • Ash Class: Audrey, for fantastic effort in everything she has done this week; Felix, for collaborating well with his peers;
  • Oak Class: Joseph, for showing great effort in all tasks; Abra, for always putting 100% into all her work;
  • Beech Class: Flora, for a fabulous non- chronological report about King Arthur; Sylvia, for a well- written and factual report about King Arthur.
  • Art: Hannah, for helpfulness, concentration and skill;
  • Sport: Isabella, for great focus and showing superb leadership skills;
  • Cookery: Noah OB, for a mature and positive approach to all areas of cooking.

Our Christian Value this term is Forgiveness.  Can your child tell you how the High Sheriff helps uphold law and order?

Future events (w/b 18th March)

  • Art:                                          Year 2
  • Sport:                                      Year 1
  • Cookery:                                 Oak Class

Monday 18th

  • Year 5 Forest School

Tuesday 19th

  • Year 3 Forest School

Thursday 21st

  • Visit from our academy trust to look at our curriculum

Friday 22nd

  • Oak Class swimming                                                                                             

Dates for the year

  • 26/03/2019                              Year 5 visit to Gosford to watch their production of Oliver!
  • 01/04/2019                              Beech Class visit to the mosque
  • 05/04/2019                              2.00pm – Stations of the Cross led by Oak Class
  •                                                     3.15pm – End of term

 

  • 23/04/2019                              Start of term
  • 03/05/2019                              Non-uniform day – bring a tombola prize
  • 06/05/2019                              Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 12/05/2018                              Big Bike Ride
  • 13/05/2019                              Year 6 Assessment week (SATS)
  • 24/05/2019                              May Day
  • 27/05/2019                              Half term week
  • 03/06/2019                              INSET Day – school closed
  • 10/06/2019                              Beech Class residential week
  • 14/06/2019                              Ash and Willow Class Charity event
  • 02/07/2019                              Sport morning
  • 10/07/2019                              2.00pm – Ash and Willow Class production
  • 18/07/2019                              1.30pm and 6.00pm – Oak and Beech Class production
  • 24/07/2019                              2.00pm – Leavers’ Service

 

  • 02/09/2019                              INSET Day – school closed
  • 03/09/2019                              Term starts for children