May Newsletter 2017

Week Ending: 03/11/17

Whole School Attendance: 97.60%.

Upcoming Events

Dear Parents/Carers,

I can’t believe how fast time is passing – it only feels like yesterday that I was writing the April newsletter!

Our Tenterden Schools Trust Celebration Day was a huge success. The choir sang beautifully, Jessica read expressively and the behaviour of the whole school was amazing.  Many thanks go to all the volunteer adults who accompanied us on the walk down to Homewood.

On Friday 28th April Year 4 children confidently shared their experiences of Swattenden with the whole school and their parents/carers. The learning that took place coupled with the amazing memories was tangible. Thank you Year 4.

The netball teams continue to go from strength to strength coming third and ninth respectively in the recent Ashford and District schools sports Netball Tournament – well done to everyone who took part.

Year R are visiting the Homewood Farm today where they are hoping to see pigs, goats and chickens so as to link in beautifully with the traditional tales that they have been reading; The Three Little Pigs, The Little Red Hen and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and Year 3 are off to The Living Land Show this Thursday at the Kent County Showground.  We hope they all have a wonderful time and that the sun shines.

Please can all photo requests be returned by this Friday 5th May.

Next week marks the beginning of the KS2 SATs week. Please ensure they have plenty of sleep during this week as it is exhausting.

We still have some places available for the Year 6 Bikeability course being run on 15th and 16th May. This is an invaluable course designed to ensure that children ride their bikes safely, particularly as their move to secondary school is imminent. Bikes and helmets can be borrowed providing advance warning is given. Forms are available from the office and must be returned by Friday 5th May.

Our School Census is being completed on 18th May; a special lunch will be provided by the catering staff and can be purchased via the online account.

On the 19th May we are holding a non-uniform day, the £1 donations are all going towards purchasing items for the tombola at the Fun Run on Sunday 11th June.

Parents/carers/grandparents are warmly welcome to join us for our collective worship first thing on a Monday morning at 9.10am. Parents can to drop their children off at school as soon as the gates are supervised and then wander up to the church for a cup of coffee and a biscuit prior to our arrival. The planned dates are listed below.

Collective Worship for Parents/Carers/Grandparents

Year R, 1 & 2

Monday 8th May

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Monday 15th May

Year R, 1 & 2

Monday 22nd May

Years R, 1 & 2

Monday 5th June

Years 3, 4, 5

Monday 26th June

Years R, 1 & 2

Monday 3rd July

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Monday 10th July

Years R, 1 & 2

Monday 17th July

The next school INSET day is on Friday 26th May, there are no children in school on that day so children will break up on Thursday 25th May.

Kind regards,

Sara Williamson