Newsletter – 16th March 2018

16th March 2018


We seem to be having a wave of childhood illnesses at the moment across both Juniors and Infants with lots of cases of chicken pox and slap cheek, which isn’t unusual, but also now a couple of probable cases of scarlet fever too. Please have a read of the information sheets that we have sent out from Public Health England which advise on signs and symptoms to look out for along with basic hygiene advice to help try and avoid unnecessary spreading of germs.


We are advising children to wash their hands regularly and sneeze into tissues, etc at school so we can hopefully reduce the impact of this latest round of illness.

It’s been busy in school as it’s Science Week and the children have been working on their class marble runs ready for the grand testing today with an aim of keeping the marble moving the longest. There were some weird and wonderful designs on display and the winning teams will be announced at a later date.


The Science Club have been making slime which is 100% safe for other children to purchase and take home this evening. Please ask your child to keep it at home – 400 pots of slime in school on Monday is just asking for trouble!

We had our final parent meetings for Year 3 this week. The vast majority of parents managed to get in to have a chat with their child’s teacher, even in the snow, but if you couldn’t make it please try and catch up with them over the next couple of weeks.


We aren’t officially doing it as a day (our Junior Governors pick our charity activities and this wasn’t one on their list) but we are more than happy if anyone is supporting World Down Syndrome Day to come in with their official WDSD socks on. See for more information.


Sports news

Our Year 5&6 girls have been playing football this week with a very impressive 5-1 victory over Prince Avenue on Monday. A brilliant team performance and four goals for Kitty Weller who had a great game! They are also playing this evening against Hamstel so good luck!

The boys played their penultimate league game against Earls Hall yesterday and battled through to collect a 2-0 win and stay top of the league. Only one game to go boys, keep it up!


PTA news

On Saturday 24th March 2018 we will be hosting our Quiz Night from 7:30pm in the school dining hall. It’s a night of guaranteed fun and laughter, so dust off the grey matter and come and join us. There are prizes for the winning team as well as a raffle, £50 note game and Heads & Tails. Teams are a maximum of 8 people but you do not need a team to enter. Please return your slips and payment of £5 per person by Friday 23rd March 2018.


This week you will receive letters home for the Easter Eggstravaganza, an Easter Egg Prize draw, kindly sponsored by Coulson James. Each child can enter a maximum of 5 times, with each entry costing just 20p. Winning tickets will be drawn in assemblies and there will be a winner from each year group. Please send you entries and payment into school ASAP.


We hope you have all enjoyed reading our brand new Newsletter and have marked the dates for your diaries!

Thank you again for all your support!


Attendance matters

The number of lates this week was 25 and this is staying consistently low now so thank you all! Our overall attendance so far is 96.3%.


Dates for your diary 2018
6AF class assembly Thursday 22nd March 2018 at 2.30pm
Open Afternoon Tuesday 27th March 2018 from 2.45pm to 3.15pm
6RM class assembly Thursday 29th March 2018 at 2.30pm
LAST DAY OF TERM Thursday 29th March 2018
Children return to school Monday 16th April 2018


Thank you for your continued support.