Newsletter 14th February 2020

Dear parents and carers,

Activity changes

After the holiday Oak Class will be going swimming – you should have had a separate letter regarding this.

The Forest School groups will also change, so Year 5 will go on Mondays, and the other Year 3/4 group on Tuesdays.

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

The theme of this year’s event is Share a Story.  We shall be organising various events throughout the day and inviting the children to dress as their favourite book character.  More details to follow – but you will have half term to think about this and organise an outfit.

Save the date: Quiz Night – Saturday 28th March

It is the ever-popular Dr South’s quiz night on Saturday 28th March. This is a great evening, with delicious food and drink and a fantastic quiz full of brain teasers and puzzles. More details to follow but please put it in your diary now!


It is with mixed emotions that I need to let you know that Miss Prud’homme has accepted a promoted post at her new school.  Whilst we were aware that this was a possibility, and we are delighted for her in terms of her career development, we are sorry that she will not be returning. I am, however, pleased to let you know that Mrs Nel will be staying with us next year.

Half Term

Don’t forget we finish today for half term.  The children start back on Monday 24th February.

 Our Christian Value this term has been Truthfulness.  Can your child remember about Adam and Eve and the serpent, Jacob and Esau, Moses and the burning bush, Elijah the prophet, St Lucy and the catacombs, the four sights of Buddha, the boy who cried wolf, Holika the witch and St Paul on the road to Damascus?

Future events (w/b 24th February)

  • Cookery: Ash
  • Art: Year 5
  • Sport: Year 6

Monday 24th

  • Forest School – Year 5

Tuesday 25th

  • Year 5/6 Hockey match
  • Forest School – Year 3/4 Group 2

Thursday 27th

  • Mrs Watson is away on training – the class will be taught by Mrs Barnhill

Friday 28th

  • Oak Class swimming

Dates for the year

  • 17/02/2020                  Half term week
  • 05/03/2020                  World Book Day
  • 06/03/2020                  2.30pm Oak Class assembly
  • 10/03/2020                  Parent consultations – Years 1 to 6
  • 11/03/2020                  Parent consultations – Willow Class
  • 12/03/2020                  Parent consultations – all
  • 13/03/2020                  Sport Relief Day
  • 27/03/2020                  Ash and Willow Class charity event
  • 28/03/2020                  FODS quiz night
  • 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 celebrations
  • 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/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
  • 01/09/2020                  INSET Day – school closed
  • 02/09/2020                  Start of term