November 2nd 2018


Dear Parents and Carers


Welcome back to the second half of this very busy term.


You will notice that we have had a new running track on the main field. This is to support our ‘Daily Mile’ for children in Key Stage 2 who start the day three times a week with some energetic running.  The Daily Mile has proved to support children’s physical fitness as well as levels of concentration in class across the country and now we have a proper running track we hope to reap the same benefits.



On Wednesday eight Year 5 and 6 children took part in a hockey tournament. Despite some tough matches they were all extremely positive and their team work was commendable. Well done to those who took part.


Pick Up Time

This is a plea for parents and carers to be prompt to pick up at 3pm. I appreciate some people have more than one child to pick up and it is impossible to pick both up at 3pm.  Nursery and Reception Classes will have your children ready for 3pm, or a couple of minutes before this, to enable you to pick children up from different parts of the school after.  Many teachers run clubs or after school teaching groups and it makes it difficult to start these when children are still waiting to be picked up at 3.10pm.  Thank you for your understanding.


Story Telling Club

Please note that this club for Reception children finishes at 3.45pm and not 4pm like the other clubs.

Diary Dates:


14th         PTA AGM 7.30pm

16th         Children in Need

19th         Bags2school Collection

19th         School Nurse coffee morning am

20th         Pantomime Trip for Reception and KS 1

21st         Photographer for individual and family photos

21st         Governors’ Meeting

22nd        School Peer Review with RLT

22nd        Year 5 Dance Festival at Wood Green

23rd         Year 6 Trip to Bristol Museum

23rd         Lower Key Stage 2 Assembly 2.30pm Parents Welcome

25th         Barrowers Gardening Quest

27th         Key Stage 2 Pantomime Trip

28th         Year 5 Trip to Bristol Museum

30th         Lime Class Assembly 2.30pm

(Please note that Year 5 and Year 6 have swapped trip days to Bristol from the original letter)



6th           Nursery Christmas Concert 10.30am (all of Nursery children)

7th           Reception Classes Christmas Concert

13th         Key Stage 1 Christmas Concerts 1.30pm and 6pm

14th         PTA Family Disco

17th         Lower Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert 6pm

19th         Christmas Lunch

20th         Upper Key Stage 2 Christmas Concert

21st         End of Term 1.00pm



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Next Week

Parent Teacher Meetings

Monday               Nasal Flu Injections Year R to 5

Wednesday        Bedtime Stories for Reception and Nursery 5.30pm


Have a great weekend.


Yours sincerely




Katherine Spencer