Newsletter 7th December 2018

Dear parents and carers,


Thank you for your support of this yesterday.  I thought Beech Class led the service brilliantly, and the atmosphere was lovely.  The gifts will be passed to a women’s refuge ready for Christmas – thank you for helping to provide some Christmas cheer for those less fortunate than us.  The money will be passed to the Children’s Society to be used to help children in difficulties.

Willow Nativity – Tuesday 11th December – 9.30am

Families and friends are welcome to join us to watch Willow Class perform their nativity.  Please wait in the school hall and you will be escorted across when the children are ready.  Bring money for raffle tickets!

Children’s Bazaar

Don’t forget that this popular event is next Friday.  Please send in donations of very small items from each family (if possible, up to 10 items per child).  These items may be left at the school office and should be wrapped in cellophane so the children can see what they are buying.  The items will be priced at about 20p each.  Next Friday children should bring in to school a maximum of £2 in change to do their shopping, and a bag to take home their purchases.

Christmas Party – 14th December

All are warmly invited to Dr South’s end of term Christmas party next Friday, 14th December, from 5-7pm, Islip Village Hall. There will be a disco and hot dogs for the children and plenty of food and drink for long-suffering parents too! It should be a great opportunity for the children to become completely over-excited and burn off lots of energy whilst parents can have a catch up before the holidays. Tickets can be bought on the door (£3.50 per child) and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunch arrangements

Please note that during the last week of this term, lunch arrangements are as follows:

Monday 17th – bring packed lunch (pantomime trip); Tuesday 18th – Christmas dinner; Wednesday 19th – pizza special.  If you have any questions, please ask at the office.

Big Bike Ride Update – early booking discount

The Big Bike Ride website ( is now up and running and ready to take orders (thank you Rob Dallison!) There is a discount of 15% on places booked before the end of December so book your ride now and save some money! It would be fantastic to have a large number of parents cycling and there are rides suitable for every fitness level and ability. Please do mention the ride to friends, family and colleagues. We have lots of posters, A5 flyers and business cards that we would love you to take into work to advertise the ride. Please speak to Sophie (Flora, Noah and Zachary’s mum) or Dan (Bella’s dad) if you can take some poster/flyers. Thank you!

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Jack, for great tricky word recall;
  • Ash Class: Kane, for consistent hard work; Asher, for great work in PE;
  • Oak Class: Eleanor, for growing in confidence; Charlie, for enthusiasm in all subjects;
  • Beech Class: Mia, for improved effort in spelling; Archie, for brilliant division of fractions;
  • Art: Noah M, for trying his best and achieving great work;
  • Sport: Daisy, for perfect execution of the circuit challenge;

Our Christian Value this term is Peace.  Can your child tell you about the statue of Christ of the Andes?

 Future events (w/b 10th December)


All week

  • Cookery: none
  • Art: Year 4
  • Sport: Year 3

Monday 10th

  • Forest School – Year 5

Tuesday 11th

  • Willow Class Nativity – 9.30am
  • Forest School – Year 3

Wednesday 12th

  • Oak and Beech Classes will be singing to the Islip lunch club

Thursday 13th

  • Mr Morgan is out

Friday 14th

  • Beech Class swimming
  • Children’s Bazaar
  • FODS Christmas party

Dates for the year

  • 11/12/2018                              9.30am Willow Nativity
  • 12/12/2018                              Oak and Beech classes singing to the Islip Lunch Club
  • 14/12/2018                              Children’s Bazaar
  •                                                    FODS party
  • 17/12/2108                              Pantomime trip
  • 18/12/2018                              Christmas Lunch
  • 19/12/2018                              2.00pm – Ash Nativity and Carol Service
  •                                                    3.15pm – end of term
  • 20/12/2018                              INSET day – school closed
  • 21/12/2018                              INSET day – school closed


  • 07/01/2019                              Start of term
  • 18/01/2019                              Non-uniform day raising funds for an international charity
  • 01/02/2019                              Ash Class Assembly
  • 08/02/2019                              Beech Class charity event
  • 14/02/2019                              Beech Class Junior Citizen trip
  • 15/02/2019                              Soup Lunch and Talent Show
  • 18/02/2019                              Half term week
  • 06/03/2019                              Parent consultations
  • 07/03/2019                              World Book Day
  • 07/03/2019                              Parent consultations
  • 15/03/2019                              Red Nose Day
  • 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
  • 24/05/2019                              May Day
  • 27/05/2019                              Half term week
  • 03/06/2019                              INSET – 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