Newsletter 22nd September 2017

Dear Parents,

Thank you for your support of the school.  There is an incredibly positive atmosphere in every classroom, with lots of hard work taking place.  A recent visitor commented that there was so much enthusiasm wherever we went.  Whilst a lot of this is due to the effort of the staff, it would not be possible without the support of you and your child.  Thank you!


Don’t forget this trip needs to be paid for by next Friday 29th at the latest.  After this time, you will need to contact the Playhouse directly if your child wishes to come.

School Places

I am pleased to report that the school is nearly full.  If you know of families with children due to start Reception next September, do get them to come and look round.  We expect to have a few places available for children out of catchment, so it is well worth families in local villages having a look to decide if the school would suit their child.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Noah, for a fantastic contribution to the collaborative class story;
  • Ash Class: Asher, for great group reading; Noah, for amazing writing across the curriculum;
  • Oak Class: William W, for lovely work in RE; Marcus, for good use of the possessive apostrophe;
  • Beech Class: Archie, for an excellent newspaper report; Morgan, for being a superb example of how to be kind;
  • Sport Award: Abra, for consistent teamwork and leadership;
  • Art Award: Flora, for good concentration, focus and being a super tiler.

Our Christian Value for the term is Responsibility.  Ask the children why they need to take responsibility for what they say to each other, and how words can be used to build up or destroy.

Future events (w/b 25th September)

All week

  • Cookery – Beech Class
  • Art and Design – Year 2
  • Health and Fitness – Year 1


  • Forest School – Year 4


  • Forest School – Year 6


  • String lessons
  • Help your child with early maths (aimed mostly at Willow and Ash parents) – 2.30pm and 7.00pm
  • Governors’ Teaching and Learning sub-committee meeting

Dates for the year

  • 28/09/2017      2.30pm            Help your child with early maths
  •                            7.00pm            Help your child with early maths
  • 05/10/2017      2.30pm            Help your child with KS2 maths
  •                            7.00pm            Help your child with KS2 maths
  • 06/10/2017      2.00pm            Harvest Festival
  • 23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017      Half term holiday
  • 01/11/2017                                Parent consultations
  • 02/11/2017                                Parent consultations
  • 06/12/2017      2.00pm            St Nicholas service
  • 13/12/2017                                Children’s bazaar
  • 14/12/2017      9.15am            Willow Class Nativity
  • 19/12/2017      2.00pm            Nativity and carol service
  •                                                      End of term


  • 04/01/2018                                Start of term
  • 05/01/2018                                Pantomime trip
  • 02/02/2018                                Soup Lunch and Talent Show
  • 05/02/2018                                Beech Class residential
  • 12/02/2018 – 16/02/2018      Half term holiday
  • 21/02/2018                                Parent consultations
  • 22/02/2018                                Parent consultations
  • 27/03/2018      2.00pm            Holy Week service
  •                                                      End of term


  • 16/04/2018                                Start of term
  • 07/05/2018                                Bank Holiday – school closed
  • 14/05/2018                                Year 6 Assessment (SATS) week
  • 24/05/2018                                May Day
  • 25/05/2018 – 01/06/2018      Half term holiday
  • 14/06/2018                                Year 1 phonic screening week
  • 03/07/2018                                Sport Morning and family picnic
  • 11/07/2018      2.00pm            Ash and Willow Class production
  • 19/07/2018      1.30pm            Oak and Beech Class production
  •                            6.00pm            Oak and Beech Class production
  • 23/07/2018                                Reserve Sport Morning
  • 25/07/2018      2.00pm            Leavers’ Service
  •                                                      End of term