Newsletter No 9

November 8th 2019

Our Current Value is: Caring

Dear Parents and Carers

Welcome back to the very busy second half of the Autumn Term.  I hope you had an enjoyable break with your child.

Remembrance Day

On Monday children who belong to Scouting and Guiding groups may wear their uniforms to school to commemorate Remembrance Day.  We will be marking a minute’s silence at 11am.


Next week is National Anti-Bullying Week.    Children will be engaging in various activities to help raise awareness.  Conversations with younger children will be about being kind and respectful.

On Tuesday, to mark Anti-Bullying week everyone can come to school in odd socks!


The library will be open after school on Fridays every week for parents and children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception).  Do come and browse our selection of books and encourage your child to choose one to take home for the week.

Elm Class Litter Pick

In order to explore our current value of Caring, Elm Class are planning a litter pick around Madley Park. The day will be decided depending on the weather next week, but Miss Gardner will confirm on Class Dojo. Please ensure children come to school in warm clothing.


Next Tuesday is the PTA AGM which will be held in the Studio.  Please enter via the gates to Key Stage 2.  Please do come along and hear about the work of the PTA over the last year.  Even if you do not wish to be a member of the PTA any help you can offer on an occasional basis would be very much appreciated.

River Learning Trust

River Learning Trust is currently looking for a new Member and inviting applications from anyone with governance experience who would like to join the three other Members of the Trust in carrying out this important strategic role. The Members appoint the Board of Trustees, provide effective challenge and support to the Trust Board in relation to the Board’s effectiveness and remove Trustees if such intervention is required. Members ensure that the Trust Board is upholding the vision and values of the Trust. The Members normally meet once or twice a year, and spend time through the year reviewing the work of the Board and developing an understanding of all aspects of the work of the Trust.  More information about the role and the Trust is available on the recruitment page of the Trust’s website at

Anyone interested in applying for the role can contact Louise Askew, Head of Governance and Compliance, for an informal chat at or phone 07970 678962. Anyone wishing to apply can do so by submitting a CV and covering letter setting out how their experience, knowledge and skills meet the requirements of the role to

Applications close at 12:00 midday on Monday 25th November 2019Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 2nd December 2019.

The River Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff, Trustees and Members to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

100 Club

This month’s 100 Club was drawn by Miss Gardner.

Congratulations to the following winners:

1st Prize £52       38 Tracy Heritage

2nd Prize £31     74 Emma Honey

3rd Prize £21      13 Rosanne Morris


Via Pupil Post

Phonics Questionnaire for Reception Parents

Via Parent Mail


 Next Week

Tuesday                 PTA AGM 7pm

Friday                    Children in Need (see NL number 7 for details)

Friday                    PTA Film Night 3.00pm to 5.00pm for Years 1 to 6

Pick up at the back door of the hall; we will operate a one way system and once you have your child please leave via the main entrance

Have a great weekend.

Yours sincerely

Katherine Spencer