Newsletter, 28th Feb

Dear Parents

Next Week – Ash Wednesday (5th March)

Our Ash Wednesday Service will be in church starting at 2.45pm We will walk the children there in time. You are welcome for tea or coffee before the service starts at 2.30pm.

Please feel free to join us.

We will dismiss the children from church at 3.25pm. Please collect your children from the church door. There will be no one at school. (However drama club is as usual, and staff will walk drama club children back with the staff after the rest are collected.)


Advanced Notice

Tuesdays in Lent (starting Tuesday 11th March) – school will meet at church for our series of Lent Services. There will be a member of staff at the church gates to meet the children and supervise them from 8.50am. Please do not deliver your children to school as there will be no one there on Tuesdays. After the brief service, we will walk the children back to school for normal lessons. You are welcome to attend these services, and the church is kindly offering tea, coffee and biscuits after the children have left to any parents who attend.


Our Out of School Activities continue:

  • Mondays: Circuit Training/Fitness. Starts on Monday, free (also brass instrument and guitar lessons – paid but subsidised).
  • Wednesdays: Drama Club. Charged Activity.
  • Thursdays: Football. Free
  • Fridays: Gymnastics. Free


Mrs Smith also runs free recorder lessons every week at lunchtime, and Mrs Bellard has a running club weekly when the weather allows.

Applications for Reception

You may be interested to know that 58 children have put our school as first, second or third choice for the 9 places we are offering in Reception in September 2014. The Admission process is now taken over by County, and we will be notified of our intake in April.


PE Kit

Please could you ensure that every child has PE kit in school every day – it is easiest to leave it in a pump bag on their peg (infants) or on the PE bag trolley (juniors) all week. If it requires washing, the best time to take it home is Friday night, and return it on Monday morning. PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum and we require all children to wear white T-shirt, navy or black shorts, short socks and pumps.

Junior children also need swimming kit each Friday until Summer.

Thank you for your help in this matter.


Curriculum News

February 28 2014 Year 5 & 6 Curriculum news

February 28 2014 Year 3 & 4 Curriculum news


Yours sincerely

Peter Williams