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Newsletter Friday 21 June 2024

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Newsletter for Friday 21 June 2024

Sports Day

Thank you so much for joining us for sports day. The children were a credit to you and to the school. Great team spirit contributed to a very successful day.

We raised £90 pounds from our sale of teas and coffees etc. and we shall be buying some new resources for the children to use at playtimes!

Art Competition Refugee Week

Before half term, all children in school produced a piece of art, which illustrated what 'home' meant to them. This was to mark National Refugee Week. 

We are delighted to announce that two pupils from our school, Henry and Elsie, have both won a prize for their entries. The Judge is Paul Claydon, a local Kent artist now living in the Dover district. Paul Claydon was recently Artist in Residence at the King’s School, Canterbury. He has works in the collections of the Tate Gallery and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris.

Henry and Elsie, along with their parents, have been invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony today. We announced the winners in school this morning as part of our weekly celebration assembly- Well done Henry and Elsie!

Term 6

Wednesday 26 June 2024- Stay and Play -New admissions and their parents- 13:30-14: 30.

Friday 28 June 2024- Non-uniform Day Tombola Prizes for the Summer Fayre.

Monday 01 July- Thursday 04 July- Transition week for Year 6 pupils.

Wednesday 03 July 2024-Phonics and Reading Workshop, Reception children-13:30-14:30.

Thursday 04 July-School is closed to pupils- Polling Day.

Friday 05 July 2024- Non-uniform Day Tombola Prizes for the Summer Fayre.

Friday 05 July 2024- No swimming lesson for year 6.

Wednesday 10 July- Year 6 Play - Session 1 from 14:00-15:30, Session 2 from 18:00-19:30

Wednesday 10 July- New Admission in alone from 13:30-14:30.

Friday 12 July 2024-Last day of Year 6 swimming lessons.

Thursday 18 July- Summer Fayre- See School website.

Friday 19 July 2024- Year 6 BBQ- Pupils only.

Tuesday 23 July 2024- Leaver’s Assembly for parents- 09:30:10:00.

Tuesday 23 July 2024- Last day of the term.

Celebration Assembly

Clay for listening carefully to hear initial sounds in words.

Clara for counting with increased accuracy.

Elliah-Mai for working with purpose and reflectiveness during statistics in mathematics.

Ronnie for demonstrating resourcefulness while writing his leaflet about Snowdonia.

Freddie Coups for always demonstrating the school values. An amazing class-mate, a brilliant student, and fantastic Freddie!!

Freddy Milner for being a good role model to others and for helping younger children during our Sports Day. You also demonstrated great sportsmanship!

Sophia for supporting other pupils during our Sports Day this week. You were kind, helpful and a good role model for younger children.

After School Sports Clubs

After-school sports clubs started the week beginning 22 April 2024.  If you would like your child to attend an after-school sports club, please contact the school office.  We can only, safely, accommodate 15 pupils per club, so the places will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.  Reception children are unable to attend.  Children that would like to attend Football club MUST bring football boots and shin pads in order to participate in football club. Please see the clubs below and the year groups they are available to:

Monday – Multi-Sports open to years 1 - 6

Tuesday – Gymnastics open to years 1 - 6

Wednesday – Football open to years 3 – 6 – Football boots and shin pads must be worn

Thursday – Athletics open to years 1 - 6

Friday – Dance open to years 1 – 6

All sports clubs finish at 4.15pm and all children must be collected by an adult.

School Uniform

The school uniform is as follows:

Black/Grey Trousers/Shorts/Skirt/Dresses

Blue/Red/Marron/Green Polo T-shirt

Blue/Red/Marron/Green logoed Jumper/Hoodie/Cardigan

Black/Grey Socks/Tights

Black Shoes (no heels, boots or trainers)

These items can be purchased from any retailer or through The Schoolwear Centre. 

You can order the uniform through ‘The Schoolwear Centre’ by calling them on 01843 293555 or visiting their website.

P.E. Kit is as follows:

Blue/Red/Marron/Green plain T-shirt

Black Shorts/Tracksuit style bottoms


Please could all children bring their P.E. kit into school where they will leave it in their locker.  On P.E. days children will change in class for their P.E. lesson.  Of course, we will ensure that children bring their P.E. kit home at the end of the terms to be washed.

A Polite Reminder

Please can you ensure that if your child brings a water bottle into school, that it contains only water to be sipped throughout the day.  Of course, children may bring in juice/squash to have at lunchtime to have with their lunch.

Breakfast Club

We shall be operating our breakfast club as normal.  We would like to remind parents to book their child’s place the day before.  We have had a number of children arrive at the club without notice. 

We also ask that you accompany your child/ren to the breakfast club entrance.

School Dinners

Please use the link below to view a guide on how to order your child’s school dinner.

Driving onto the School Site

Under our safeguarding rules, we have a duty to control the public access to our site.

Under our risk assessment, we have a duty to control the movement of vehicles on our site.

For insurance purposes, we are required to limit vehicular access to staff, essential visitors and – under certain circumstances - blue badge holders.

Access to the school is clearly signposted to notify all non-essential visitors that they must not drive on site.

Essential visitors are required to make prior arrangements with the school.

Any parent/guardian driving their vehicle on to our secure site, without prior agreement, is trespassing, and their insurance will be invalid.

Knowingly, ignoring our rules is therefore putting staff and pupils at risk. Should an accident occur, the driver will not be covered by their insurance.

Finally, the school gates and car park are checked periodically by our caretaker. Anyone ignoring our rules, could find themselves delayed for some time and inconvenienced by not being able to leave the site.

We would therefore appreciate your cooperation in keeping our staff and pupils safe whilst they are at school.

Bikes and Scooters on the school site

Could we ask that children who ride their bikes or scooters into school, push them up to the bike rack once they are on the school grounds and push them back down to the pedestrian gate after school.  We have had a couple of instances whereby younger children have nearly been hit by children riding their bikes and scooters down the hill.

Home packed lunch

Just a polite reminder that no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks are permitted in children’s packed lunches.

If your child has a yoghurt in their packed lunch, please remember to pack a spoon in there too.

Wellington Boots

Please can you ensure that all children have a pair of wellington boots in school with them.  Every class will attend the Woodland Area for a weekly planned lesson and it can be muddy depending on the weather.

Free School Meals

If you have access to the internet and would like to apply online for Free School Meals, please use the following website:

Late arrival at school

When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher's instructions, their morning task and possibly the introduction to the mathematics lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late. School begins at 09.00am.  Please help your child to be punctual.

School opening hours                    School Office opening hours

08.45am - 3.15pm                                  08.30-12.30 & 13.00-15.30