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Thursday 3rd May 2018





Bank Holiday



Guitar Lessons

Chelsea Football KS2

Lego Club




Swimming – Y3

Rugby Tots KS1



Multisports Y3-Y5

Ascension Day Mass at 2.30pm (School Hall)





Basketball KS2
























Dear Parent/Carer,

The children have really enjoyed their visits to the Life Bus this week and have found out lots about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Thank you to everybody who attended our HACs Coffee Morning today. Hopefully you found the information shared useful. Further information about the courses and workshops that they provide can be found on their website:

On Monday, school will be closed due to the Early May Bank Holiday – we hope you enjoy the extended weekend!


Ascension Day Mass

Next Thursday 10th May, we will be celebrating our Ascension Day Mass, in our school hall, at 2.30pm. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend.


Year 6 SATs Tests

In a couple of weeks, Year 6 will be completing their SATs tests according to the following timetable. During this week, we are inviting all Year 6 pupils to attend a Breakfast Club to help them prepare for the tests each day (further details to follow).


SATs Test Paper

Mon 14th May

Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (GPS)

Tues 15th May


Wed 16th May

Maths Papers 1 & 2

Thur 17th May

Maths Paper 3

Class Assemblies

Thank you to all the parents who attended Year 4’s class assembly on Tuesday. The children sang and performed brilliantly teaching us lots of new things about the life of Mary. We have planned the following assemblies and productions for the remainder of this term.




15th May

Year 5


22nd May

Early Years


19th June

Year 3


26th June

Year 1


17th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Production


20th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Mass (Church)






Lunch Box Policy

As a part of our Healthy School designation, our pupil School Council have developed the following Lunch Box Policy. Due to allergies, our school has also been designated as a ‘Nut Free Zone’.

Never allowed in school:

  • Fizzy drinks
  • Sweets
  • Any food items containing (or covered in) chocolate
  • Chips or burgers
  • Hot food and drinks
  • Nuts (nut based products)
  • Items of food on skewer sticks
  • Fruit Winders

Allowed on Friday only – ‘Treat Day’:

  • Crisps
  • Sweet biscuits
  • Cakes



Reading Gladiators

On Wednesday our Year Four Reading Gladiators were fortunate to be visited by the founder of the programme, Nikki Gamble.  She was very impressed by their knowledge of the texts and their enthusiasm.


After school the staff were lucky enough to have a training session on Reading Comprehension provided by Nikki, who is the co-author of Guiding Readers (Winner of the UK Literacy Association 2017 Academic Book Award).


Sports Day

Our Sports Days for this year will take place as follows:

Thu 12th July: Sports Day for Years 1 to 6, from 9.30am, on Rockingham Recreational Ground.

Fri 13th July: Early Years Sports Day, from 9.30am, in school. Both Nursery classes should attend the morning session on this day.



House Point Winners (each class):




Number of House Points



















This week’s winning house is: St Thomas with 251 points!!


Year Two SAT's

Year Two will be sitting their SAT's the week beginning 21st May.  Please see the timetable below:


SAT’s Paper

Monday 21st

Reading Paper 1

Tuesday 22nd

Reading Paper 2

Wednesday 23rd

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

Thursday 24th

Arithmetic and Reasoning papers

Friday 25th


(Please note that this timetable may be subject to change)


Fundraising for the School

We are arranging a clothing collection to raise funds for the school for after half term.  At the moment we have very little storage space and would ask that if you have any unwanted clothing you could store them for us. Clothing can be sent in any black sack or plastic bag. We ask if these can be brought into school on Monday 4th June as these will be collected first thing on Tuesday. We thank you in anticipation of receiving lots of bags of unwanted clothing, linens, shoes, bags and belts to raise money. 


School Dinners for Thursday 17th May

The Pantry would like to celebrate the Royal Wedding by hosting a themed lunch for all of their schools across the borough on Thursday 17th May.


Please log on to your account to select/change your child’s meal using the following choices:


Your Majesty’s Vegetable Nuggets (Gluten & Soybean)

or The Palace Chicken Goujons (Gluten)

Served with

Prince Harry’s Enchanting Baked Beans (No Allergens)

or Golden Sweetcorn (No Allergens)


Meghan’s Magnificent Curly fries (Gluten)

A slice of Sponge Ice Cream Wedding Cake (Gluten,Eggs,Soybeans and Milk)

or Mouth Watering Fresh Fruit Wedges (No Allergen)


Please remember to order the themed lunch by Wednesday 9th May ’18.

Latest school letters

Please note that the latest school letters (trips, clubs, class meetings, etc.) are now available on the school website:

Under “Key Information/Parent Letters”.


Please see below for a list of upcoming dates. Our school calendar and term dates are available to view on our school website:



Mon 7th May

School closed (Bank Holiday)

Thu 10th May

Ascension Day Mass 2.30pm

Mon 14th May

Start of SATS week

Tue 15th May

Year 5 Class Assembly 3pm

Tue 22nd May

Early Years Class Assembly

Mon 28th May - Fri 1st Jun


Mon 4th Jun

Pupils back to school


Group photographs


Clothing bags for donation

Wed 6th Jun

Year 5 Trip

Fri 8th Jun

Sweet cups  to be sent home

Mon 11th Jun

Start of Test Week

Wed 13th Jun – Fri 15th Jun

Year 6 PGL – Osmington Bay

Fri 15th Jun

Non-uniform Day (return sweet cups for summer fete)

Tue 19th Jun

Year 3 Class Assembly

Sat 23rd Jun

Summer Fete 12 pm – 3 pm

Mon 2nd Jul

Year 6 bike-ability

Tue 3rd Jul

Transition Day

Wed 4th Jul – Fri 6th Jul

Year 6 bike-ability

Mon 9th Jul

Start of Health & Wellbeing Week

Wed 11th Jul

Year 5 Trip to Go Ape

Thu 12th Jul

Year 1 – Year 6 Sports Day 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Fri 13th Jul

Early Year Sports Day 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Mon 16th Jul

Clothing bags to be brought for donation


School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 3rd May 2018


This is now a BYO event

Bring your own drink (and glass)

No bar

Pay on the door

Just turn up


Our first ever

 Race Night

Saturday 5th May


Church hall


Come and enjoy the fun!

Let’s get fundraising for the school Library Bus

Summer Raffle Prizes – we urgently need your help

We need to purchase the raffle tickets very soon for one of our major fund raisers of the year. Cooper’s Estate Agents have offered us £200 which is fab. but we need more prizes. Please all parents and grandparents, ask your boss or any business connections you have for a donation. Contact School office or Sarah 07855 998693 ASAP

Never been to a Race Night? You are in for a real treat!

No complicated betting odds, a simple way to have great fun

Here’s how it works:

  1. We show 8 pre-recorded horse races throughout the evening, each with 8 numbered horses.
  2. You can bet on which ever horse you think will win the race.
  3. You bet on as many horses as you like (£1 per bet).
  4. You are given a ticket for each bet you make.
  5. When all bets are placed, the race begins and the winner displayed.
  6. If your horse wins you collect your cash prize!

This is such a fun event and gets very competitive so be prepared to lose your voice as you shout for your horse to win!