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Week beginning 11th November 2019

Week Beginning  11th November 2019

*We have great pleasure in announcing that The Hayes has recently been awarded the Music Mark award for our high-quality music education and dedication to offering a broad and balanced curriculum. This is an award that we have been nominated for by Croydon Music and Arts, our provider for many of our instrumental music lessons and Soundstart (Year 4) within school. Thank you to them, all of our visiting music teachers and Mrs Yates, all of whom provide a great music education to our children. Please click on this link: to access our letter written by Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive of Music Mark.

*Well done to our Year 4 cat walk models who on Tuesday put on a fantastic display of fashion to conclude their Fashion Unit for the IPC. They wore their tie-dyed t-shirts that they made and also wore a t shirt which was customised through cutting, stenciling and sewing. The children enjoyed having the opportunity to show off their hard work in style. Well done all!
*On Thursday, Class 3 delivered a fantastic assembly on Bonfire Night. We learned about the history of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpower plot, alongside firework safety and the children sang ‘Fireworks’ and choreographed it really well. Well done to all in Class 3 and many thanks to all of the many parents and carers who came as their audience!

*On Friday, the winner of the Firework Safety Competition (a School Council initiative) was announced. Out of 57 great firework safety posters, we chose 1 winner. It is really important to understand about safety because fireworks can be dangerous if they are not treated with care. We are pleased to say that Milly R from Year 5 won with her amazing ‘rules’ poster. Well done Milly and to all who entered, her entry can be seen, attached. By Joel, Gracie and Jonus.
*Thank you again to the Year 6 girls who sold scrunchies for The Royal Marsden Hospital and raised over £50. Aly Foyle, a Matron from the hospital (and parent at The Hayes) came and thanked them in assembly on Friday and gave them each a certificate, well deserved and thank you to Mrs Foyle.

*Well done to the girls football team who played against Selsdon Primary and won 6-1! Great score!

*This week we celebrate anti bullying week and will be teaching the children the importance of kindness and friendship.
*On Monday at 10:45am, we are holding our Remembrance Day assembly. This event is only opened to children and staff at our school (not to parents) because as you can imagine our hall is full during the service. However, please look out for updates on our school Twitter feed and website of this poignant assembly.

*On Tuesday, from 3:30-6:00pm we are hosting our ‘early’ parents evening. Please ensure you have booked your appointment online prior to attending. Our ‘late’ parents evening takes place on Thursday 14th between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. We look forward to seeing you and sharing your children’s achievements so far this year.

*On Wednesday, there is a football event at Trinity for the boys football teams.  If your child is involved you would have received notification prior to this bulletin.

*We also welcome our new sports coach, Liam, from the Croydon Schools Sports Association who be working with our Year 5 teachers and children team teaching on Thursday. He will be back at various points throughout the year to work with other children across the school and he will soon become a familiar face in our school, we are sure!

*On Friday, there are two football matches. Our boys team will play against Harris Kenley (away) and the girls team will play against Gresham (also away) we wish them the best of luck.


A message from Mrs Randall, our English leader: please could all children and parents look at home for any reading books that have not been returned over the years. We are missing many and they are expensive to replace! Many thanks. Finally, a message from the PTA: The Hayes Firework event is rescheduled for Friday 20th March 2020, from 530pm-730pm. They will send more information out very soon but in the meantime, any questions, please email Thank you.


Have a great test of the weekend and see you all tomorrow.


The Hayes Team