Newsletter 4th October 2019

Dear parents and carers,

Electrical Safety

I hope your child enjoyed the recent sessions on how to be safe when using electricity.  The competition posters will be collected on Monday, so if your child has an entry, please make sure they bring it back in time.

School Dinners

We would like to gather feedback about the current school dinners, both positive and negative.  If your child has commented about any particular meal that they enjoy or otherwise, we would be very grateful if you could drop a quick e-mail to the office so that we can raise it with our provider.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everybody who was able to support this event.  We raised £191.


Please make sure that your child brings a (named) coat to school now that the weather has turned.  A number of children are getting cold at playtime and lunchtime.

Parent Briefing – phonics and handwriting

We will be running briefing sessions on our approach to phonics and handwriting on Thursday 17th October at 2.45pm and 6.00pm.  Do try to come if you are able and find out how to support your child.

This week we congratulated:

  • Willow Class: Anna, for always doing beautiful work;
  • Ash Class: Adam, for superb independent writing; Harrison, for fantastic work in phonics;
  • Oak Class: Solomon, for putting his best effort into all his work; Eleanor, for increased confidence in the classroom;
  • Beech Class: Lily, for great knowledge of time and independent working; Max, for great concentration and enthusiasm on our trip;
  • Sport: Bear, for great listening and participation;
  • Cookery: Charlotte. For a mature approach and completing tasks without support.

Our Christian Value this term is Friendship.  Ask your child about Buzz and Woody, and the life of Elizabeth Fry.

Future events (w/b 7th October)

  • Cookery:                                                            Beech
  • Sport:                                                                 Year 1

Monday 7th

  • Year 6 Forest School

Tuesday 8th

  • Year 3/4 Forest School

Thursday 10th

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Governors’ Finance, Premises and Personnel Committee

Friday 11th

  • Beech class swimming


Dates for the year

  • 10/10/2019                                           Flu vaccinations
  • 17/10/2019                                           2.45pm/6.00pm – phonic and handwriting briefing for parents
  • 18/10/2019                                           Oak Class charity event
  • 25/10/2019                                           2.30pm Beech Class assembly
  • 28/10/2019                                           Half term week
  • 04/11/2019                                           Science Week
  • 08/11/2019                                           Individual photographs
  • 11/11/2019                                           10.45am Remembrance event at the War Memorial
  • 15/11/2019                                           Children in Need Day
  • 20/11/2019                                           Parent consultations
  • 21/11/2019                                           Parent consultations
  • 06/12/2019                                           9.15am St Nicholas Service at the church
  • 11/12/2019                                           9.30am Willow Class nativity at school
  • 12/12/2019                                           Pantomime trip
  • 13/12/2019                                           Children’s bazaar
  •                                                                 Reception class vision screening
  • 16/12/2019                                           Wellbeing Day
  • 17/12/2019                                           2.00pm Ash Class nativity in the church
  •                                                                  End of term


  • 18/12/2019                                           INSET Day – school closed
  • 19/12/2019                                           INSET Day – school closed


  • 06/01/2020                                           Start of term
  • 17/01/2020                                           Beech Class charity event
  • 05/02/2020                                           Reception/Y6 heights and weights measurement
  • 14/02/2020                                           Soup Lunch and Talent Show in the Village Hall
  • 17/02/2020                                           Half term week
  • 05/05/2020                                           World Book Day
  • 06/03/2020                                           2.30pm Oak Class assembly
  • 15/03/2020                                           Red Nose Day
  • 27/03/2020                                           Ash and Willow Class charity event
  • 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
  • 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 and 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