Week 10th July 2023
The end of another week is upon us and we hope you are reading this bulletin in the glorious sunshine!
The Hayes Photography Competition: well done to all of the entrants, superb photography, brilliant colours and shades of spring. Well done, outstanding talent. Members of the School Council and Miss Slade are pleased to announce the following winners for the Spring Photo Comp, 2023:
EYFS: Aryan, Rainforest: Ducks are favourite. ‘Lovely vastness of the land and ducks enjoying their swim! Ripples are clear, great composition!’ (School Council)
KS1 (Y1/2): no entrants
Lower KS2 (Y3/4): Jacob (Y4): Blossoming Bluebells: ‘this photo is spring – the background being a blur is effective but it is enough that you can imagine that you are there in the moment!’
Upper KS2 (Y5/6): Amelie (Y5): Magnificent Magnolia: ‘vibrant colours in this composition. The magnolia tree is shaped a little like a heart and symbolises spring as do the dancing daffodils’.
Well done superstars, the winning photos will be on the website in due course and in the large frame by the music room!
Year 4, Gatton Park: on Monday 10th, the children in Year 4 will be heading out to Gatton Park for a fun day of den building and pond dipping linked to a previous topic about habitats. We are sure they will have a fantastic time and look forward to hearing all about it.
New Reception: on Wednesday, we will be welcoming our new reception starters for their picnic! This starts at 1:45pm and we cannot wait to see them there! Wednesday is also a pyjama day for children in class 5, a prize from a PTA event, which means that children can attend school in their PJs!
Year 6 musical: on Thursday evening, our Year 6 children will be performing their end of year show to families. We are able to extend our tickets to 3 per family but this may mean that some spectators will need to stand at the back of the hall. The children participating in the show should return to school at 5:30pm and the play should finish around 715pm.
Reports: on Friday 14th, you will receive your child’s end of year school report. Should you wish to discuss the content of this report or have any questions, please do contact your child’s class teacher who will arrange a mutually convenient appointment to talk with you.
Leaving: it is with sadness that we announce that one of our Higher-Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA), Mrs Kioufi, is leaving The Hayes at the end of this term to pursue her passion of supporting children with special education needs. She has accepted a TA position in a secondary special needs school. We wish her all the best in this new venture, we know you are going to be great!
Goodbye! Lastly, we have been asked by many parents/carers and pupils (past and present) how/when they can say goodbye to Miss Slade. There will be a small gathering on the playground at the end of the day on Monday 17th July for those wishing to come and say farewell. So please do pop this date/time in the diary. We will be merging this day with the Fun Day to celebrate our Ofsted result/report as well. We hope to see you in the playground after school!
Have a fantastic weekend all!
The Hayes Team