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Week Beginning 14th October

Week beginning Monday 14th October 2019


Today in assembly we celebrated the Harvest Festival with Class 9 leading the assembly. They did a great job helping us to all to learn about where some of the food we enjoy originates from and reminding us all to be grateful for the food we have. We thank you very much for your generous donations which we will be giving to the Purley Food Hub. We were also joined in assembly by Trustees from the Coulsdon Nursery Fund. They have very generously funded our brand new Soundfield system in the school hall and in a few questions. We are very grateful to this organisation.


Thank you also to all of the families who paid a £1 and wore yellow in recognition of World Mental Health day on Thursday. We raised a staggering £216.60 for the charity Young Minds who support children and young people experiencing mental ill health. Thank you once again for your kindness and generosity.

Please can we remind parents that in order to keep our swimming pool up and running, we request a donation of £55.00 per child per year. We consider this to be excellent value for money as it works out to less than £1.50 per lesson. These donations have now been added to your ParentPay accounts and can be paid in instalments throughout the year. Without your contributions we run the risk of losing this amazing facility which costs a huge amount of money to run. We are so lucky that all of our children from Year R to Year 6 have access to a swimming lesson once a week.


Coming up next week…


On Monday, the children participating in the CSMA concert have a final rehearsal at The Phoenix (Fairfield) Halls and will be travelling to and from this rehearsal by minibus. Details regarding the concert in the evening have already been sent to you in a letter from Miss Slade. We hope you have managed to get your tickets from the box office and look forward to seeing you there!


On Tuesday, weather permitting, we wish good luck to our cross country runners in Year 1 and 2 in the morning and Year 3 and 4 in the afternoon. This event will take place at Lloyds Park and the children will travel to and from the event by minibus.


On Wednesday, the children in Class 12 will be leading their assembly to the school. Parents of children in this class are invited to attend at 9:15 in the school hall.


On Friday, the children in Year 2 are ending their IPC unit with a visit from the Circus entertainer, if you have not already consented to this on ParentPay, please can we urge you do so. Thank you.


On Friday, next week there will be a scrunchie (hair band) sale in the playground after school. This has been organised by some Year 6 pupils who are fundraising for the Royal Marsden Hosptial. Scrunchies will be available for £1 each so please remember to bring in your money if you wish to support this charity.


We break up for half term at normal time on Friday. Wishing you a restful week off school. We look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday 29th October 2019 (please note Monday the 28th is an INSET day and therefore the school is not open to children).