Newsletter 17th June 2016

Dear Parents,

Islip Celebrations for the Queen’s Birthday

Thank you to all those who came last Sunday.  The dancing and Forest School information were much appreciated by the village.  I suspect that dancing in the rain will be etched in the children’s memories for a long time to come!

Sports Morning

This will take place next Thursday 23rd June (weather permitting).  We aim to start at 9.30am over on the playing field with track events, followed by field events which usually finish around 11.30am.  This will be followed by a bring-your-own picnic for those who wish, and families are very welcome to join us.  If your child wishes to have a school dinner, they will be brought back to school.  The children are in colour teams for the event – don’t worry about getting special outfits, but just make sure your child’s colour is clearly identifiable by a t-shirt or sash.

Sports Morning Refreshments

The Friends will be providing refreshments of fresh fruit and juice for all the children at sports day next Thursday. We would be very grateful for donations of fruit to help with this. It would be fantastic if each family could supply either a bag of oranges or a punnet of strawberries or grapes. Please bring them to school on Wednesday morning, so that we can wash and cut them.


Some of you may know that Andy will be leaving us in the summer as he is moving to Dorset.  He has been a much valued member of the school community for many years and we would like to make a presentation to him at Sports Day.  If you wish to contribute to this, please hand your money into the office.

Supper Concert

Tickets are nearly sold out for the supper concert on the evening of Friday 24th June in the Lin Cooper Practical Skills Building.  If you would like to come, please book yours through the office as soon as possible.  The cost is £15, to include music, poetry and a three course meal.  Proceeds will go to the Friends of Dr South’s.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Harley, for being a good friend and role model;
  • Ash Class: Bella, for hard work in phonics; Ori, for a lovely scarecrow poem;
  • Oak Class: Porsha, for a fantastic shape poem; Islay, for great imaginative writing about Victorian times;
  • Beech Class: Katie, for superb independent work on her non-chronological report.

This week we have been learning about:


  • Flags for the Olympics;
  • Forgiveness prayers;
  • Scarecrow poetry;
  • Stage performance.


  • Calendars;
  • Problem solving;
  • Shape poems;
  • Creating repeating patterns on the computer.


  • Non-chronological reports about electrical devices;
  • How to use known number facts to solve mathematical problems;
  • Cycling proficiency.
  • Electrical circuits.

Future events (w/b 20th June):

All week

  • A group from Ash Class will be cooking.


  • Forest School for Year 4.


  • Forest School for Year 6.


  • Violin and Cello lessons.


  • Sports Morning and family picnic.


  • Clarinet lessons for Beech Class.
  • Swimming for Beech Class.
  • Supper concert.


  • Village Fete.

Forthcoming dates

  • Thursday 23rd June                 Sports Morning and family picnic
  • Friday 24th June                       Supper concert
  • Saturday 25th June                  Islip Village Fete
  • Wednesday 6th July                 Oak and Beech production (1.30pm and 6.00pm)
  • Thursday 7th July                     Reserve Sports Morning (in case of bad weather)
  • w/b Monday 11th July             Beech Class residential
  • Tuesday 12th July                    Willow and Ash production (2.00pm)
  • Tuesday 19th July                    Dance Club performance (3.00pm)
  • Wednesday 20th July              Leavers’ Service, end of Term 6

Best wishes, Huw Morgan – Headteacher

Our Christian value for the term is Forgiveness.  Ask your child about the story of Zaccheus and the story of Guru Nanak and the robber.