Newsletter 28th February 2020

Dear parents and carers,

World Book Day – Thursday 5th March

The theme of this year’s event is Share a Story.  During the day the children will be sharing stories within their school families and there will be some other book events as well.  The children are invited to dress as their favourite book character.

Oak Class Assembly – Friday 6th March

All are warmly invited to join us in the hall at 2.30pm next Friday to find out what Oak Class have been learning this term.

Parent Consultations

These will take place during the week beginning 9th March (Tuesday 10th – Years 1 to 6, Wednesday 11th – Willow Class, Thursdays 12th – all).  Sign-up sheets will be in the playground at the start and end of day next Monday and Tuesday and will then be kept in the office.  Do make sure you book a time.

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!


We are encouraging the children to practice good hygiene, and to wash their hands frequently.  At the moment, the guidance from the DfE is to continue as normal, but with increased vigilance in this area.  We will continue to follow the official advice and keep you updated accordingly.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Ellie, for brilliant work in maths;
  • Ash Class: Molly, for increased confidence in all her learning; Kane, for great work and persistence in phonics;
  • Oak Class: Emily, for perseverance in maths; Tia, for rhyme and rhythm in her limerick;
  • Beech Class: Zach, for superb participation in the hockey tournament; Leandro, for increased confidence and contributions in lessons;
  • Cookery: Bella, for following instructions and having a go.

Our Christian Value this term is Humility.  Can your child explain the meaning of the word? Can your child tell you why Jesus washed the feet of his disciples?

Future events (w/b 2nd March)

  • Cookery: Ash
  • Art: Year 3/4 Group 2
  • Sport: Year 3/4 Group 1

Monday 2nd

Forest School – Year 5

Tuesday 3rd

  • Forest School – Year 3/4 Group 2

Thursday 5th

  • World Book Day
  • Governor Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Full Governing Body meeting

Friday 6th

  • Oak Class swimming

Dates for the year

  • 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