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Week Beginning 12th June

Week beginning 12th June 2017


We hope you have had an enjoyable first week back after the half term break.


Coming up this week…


We welcome back Year Six who we know have had a fantastic time on their residential journey in the Isle of Wight. We thank the adults Ms Spinks, Miss Smith, Mrs Bolton, Mrs Harbour and Mrs Field who have done a brilliant job of looking after the children and ensuring they all had a wonderful time! Without their willingness to work around the clock, we would not be able to provide the children with these ‘awe and wonder’ moments which give them treasured lifelong memories!


Children in Year One will be screened on their phonic knowledge. This is a statutory assessment to ‘check’ children’s understanding and development in phonics. The screening check will be carried out on a 1:1 basis with the child and their class teacher and will last no longer than 10 minutes per pupil. This is carried out in a way that is very familiar to the children and should not cause any stress or upset for them. Results of the screening check will be sent home with your child’s annual reports.


On Monday we will also be visited by staff from Riddlesdown to begin the transition process for children in Year 6 who will be joining Riddlesdown School in September.


Our Father's Day gifts room opens for business on Monday 12th for one week only. You can book online through the PTA site (preferred method) or pay on the day. The cost is £3 per gift and there is no limit to the amount of gifts children can purchase. There will be some fantastic gifts available to choose from and with the help of the PTA committee and Year 6 children they will be wrapped and labelled ready for that special person next Sunday.


On Thursday we welcome parents of children in Rainforest class to join us in the school hall at 9:15 for a special assembly. We are sure you will enjoy their first assembly performance.


Also on Thursday Safari class will be visiting Pizza Express in Purley for a school visit linked to their learning.


At 12:45 on Thursday 15th the Moviemobil will be returning to school for those who won the Head Teacher’s Award, last term.


On the 15th we will also be hosting some first aid training for our Year 6 children in the afternoon from 1:30-3:00. We think it is massively important to equip our children with these skills that may, one day, help to save a life!


On Friday 16th we are hosting a special breakfast for our Fathers to celebrate Father’s day (children may bring a special male role model e.g. grandparent or uncle if their father is unable to attend). To ease congestion and ensure that all can be seated please do come along at the following times:


Year 5/6: 8:00

Year 3/4: 8:15

Year 1/2: 8:30

Year R: 8:45


Breakfast will finish at 9:00 at which time all children will be asked to return to their classrooms. If you have a child in more than one Year group, please chose your preferred time slot and attend with all of the children for one sitting.


On Friday we will also be welcoming Cliff Harris to school to take group (e.g. sports teams and choir) and class photographs. This year the photographs will be contemporary. Please ensure, as always, that your children are in full school uniform and looking their finest! Please can we remind all parents that ‘Jo-Jo bows’ and headbands with ‘cat’s ears’ on are not a part of our school uniform! Children wearing these can expect to be asked by a member of staff to remove them.


In the afternoon, David from the Croydon Schools Sports Partnership will be in school working with the children in Year 6 in various sporting activities which will be full of fun!


Have a great weekend!