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Thursday 24th May 2018

1st WEEK BACK (after half-term break):



Start of Dinosaur Week


School Photographer Visit (group photos)


Chelsea Football KS1

Coding Club



Dinosaur Assembly & Pupil Workshops

Guitar Lessons

Chelsea Football KS2

Lego Club



Yr5 Trip to Whipsnade Zoo


Drama Workshops for EYs, Yr1 & Yr2

Yr3 Swimming

Rugby Tots KS1

Tennis Competition 4pm



Multi-sports Y3 to Y5




Basketball KS2

PTA Sending Sweet Cups Home



Dear Parent/Carer,

It’s been a busy end to this half term. Throughout this week our Year 2 pupils completed their end of Key Stage 1 SATs tests. These test papers will be used to help inform an end of Year 2 teacher assessment for pupils (these will be included in Annual Pupil Progress Reports). Thank you to everybody who made an extra effort to either walk, cycle or scoot to school as a part of the countrywide Walk to School Week. If you haven’t yet had the chance to take part – there’s still one more day to go! On Tuesday we were lucky enough to be visited by Councillor Simmonds. He spent the morning visiting each class chatting to pupils and staff. Well done to Early Years for such a fantastic assembly on Tuesday – it was lovely to see so many parents, carers and family members in attendance. We break up tomorrow (usual time) for the May Half Term Holiday and we hope you have a safe and restful break. All pupils are due back to school on Monday 4th June – we look forward to welcoming your children back on this day.


School Photographer – Class and Group Photos

Our photographer will be visiting school on the first day back after the holiday (4th June) to take class and other group photographs e.g. the football and netball teams. Please remind your child to wear their full summer uniform on this day including a tie (if wearing a white shirt).


Dinosaur Week

We will be holding our first Dinosaur Week during the first week back. To celebrate we have planned lots of cross-curricular activities for the children to enjoy including a special dinosaur assembly and workshops on Tuesday 5th June.


Assemblies After Half Term

We have planned the following assemblies and productions for next half-term. All parents, carers and family members are most welcome to attend. A member of staff will open the front entrance, at 3pm, for all visitors to make their way to the school hall.




19th June

Year 3


26th June

Year 1


17th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Production


20th July

Yr6 Leavers’ Mass (Church)



Considerate Parking

Unfortunately we had a complaint from one of our neighbours last week who was very upset, and angry, when a parent parked in their resident’s parking bay. Please try to park a bit further away from our school (wherever possible) and if using Rockingham Close please show consideration for our neighbours by not blocking their drives or parking spaces. Thank you for your help in advance.

Coffee Morning will take place tomorrow, Friday 25th May, from 8.45am. Visitors may make their way to the school hall after dropping their children off at school in the morning.

We have not invited any speakers into school on this day but instead this will give parents the chance to meet up and chat informally.


Mrs Sullivan’s Early Bird Group

Reminder: Mrs Sullivan’s 8.30am Early Bird group will not be taking place after the May holiday. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Year 5 Trip

On Wednesday 6th June (first week back), Year 5 will be travelling to Whipsnade Zoo to find out more about different animals and their habitats. All Yr5 pupils require a packed lunch on this day. Pupils should wear a sun hat and bring a water bottle in the event of hot weather (as well as applying sun cream before school). Please send your child into school with a jacket if the weather forecast indicates rain.



With hay fever season almost upon us we would be grateful for donations from parents of boxes of tissues.  As you can imagine we get through loads of boxes and have depleted our budget allocation.  Donations would be gratefully appreciated.

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.



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. 



Free Tomato Plant for Every Child

Choose your plant between mid-March and May and get growing. For children under 18 years old, while stocks are available. For more information: and 01628 529 411




House Point Winners (each class):



Number of House Points
















This week’s winning house is:  St Thomas and St Bernadette with 352 points!!


Sticky Fingers Cookery School

Sticky Fingers Cookery School are once again holding a one-day cooking course during the Half Term holiday. This will take place on Friday 1st June, from 10am until 3.30pm, at Beaconsfield High School. Please visit the Sticky Fingers website for further details:



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




Fri 25th May

Follow-up Autism Coffee Morning at 8.45am

Mon 28th May - Fri 1st Jun



Mon 4th Jun

Pupils back to school


Group photographs


Clothing bags for donation

Tue 5th Jun

Dinosaur Workshop

Wed 6th Jun

Year 5 Trip – Whipsnade Zoo

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)

Mon 18th Jun

PTA Collecting Cuddly Toys

& Second Hand Uniform

Tue 19th Jun

Year 3 Class Assembly

Fri 22nd Jun

PTA Collecting Cakes

Sat 23rd Jun

Summer Fete 12 pm – 3 pm

Thu 28th June

Pupil Voice Day

Mon 2nd Jul

Year 6 Bike-ability


District Sports

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 – Additional Reward Trip


Early Years Trip

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

Tue 17th Jul

Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly 5:30 pm

Wed 18th Jul

No Pens Wednesday


School Fundraising Team (PTA) Newsletter 24th May 2018

An invitation to tea……

More dates, see invitation

All the info. is on separate poster

Summer Raffle tickets have been sent out – do you need more tickets before half term? Ask your teacher.


Summer Fete Update

  • Bring outgrown school uniform to the school w/c Monday 18th June
  • Donate all your unwanted nearly-new cuddly toys to the school w/c Monday 18th June
  • Home made cakes please, especially chocolate!, bring to the school Friday 21st June
  • All Star Wrestling, a huge hit last year, they are back! We need 5 men (or women) to put up the ring on the morning of the fete at 9am, please get in touch asap
  • Gazebos, do you have one? Can we use it for the fete?
  • We will not be having a book, DVD or toy stall this year, no need to save these items

Fete Preparation Meeting

Thank you to those who attended the meeting – Happy Half Term!

The Giving Machine

17th May – 17 people joined

Raised £59.32

24th May -  28 people joined Raised £104.76

Hurrah ! 


Number of parents who have joined this week 11


Thank you to those 28 who are raising money for the school


Let’s increase the membership by next week and every week


Quick sign-up this link makes it really easy!!

TOP TIP – Install the ‘Shop and Give Reminder’ this means you don’t have to shop via The Giving Machine website. Whatever online purchase you are making a Giving Machine reminder will pop up – easy!!

Talk to your PTA class rep today as well as:

Sarah 07855 998693

Aileen 07940 987660

Sue 07580 805236