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Week Beginning 15th December

Monday 15th December


Our congratulations go out to all of the Infant children and staff who amazed us with some fantastic Christmas Performances this week. Our Year 1 and 2 children performed an excellent rendition of ‘A Christmas Recipe’ and impressed their audiences with their beautiful singing, acting and clear, confident delivery of lines.  Also our Reception children performed a superb Nativity play for their parents this week, well done.  For the children in Rainforest and Safari this was the first of what we hope will be many performances to parents at The Hayes over the next 7 years! There were certainly some stars in the making!


I can’t believe this is our final week of the year, what is coming up this week…


On Monday we start next week with the opportunity to have breakfast with Santa at 8:00 in the school hall with thanks to the PTA for organising this. Only children who have signed up may attend this event. There are a few spaces still available for Breakfast with Santa on Monday 15th December from 8am. The cost is £3 per child which includes cereal, croissant, juice and a little gift. We are still looking for volunteers if you are able to help, go online

School starts at normal time for those who have not signed up.


Next week, it is the turn of our Junior children to entertain you.  The Drama club and Junior choir will perform ‘Christmas is Forever’ at 7pm on Wednesday 17th December in the school hall.  If your child is involved, please to come along to watch them.  Thank you to Mrs Larkham and Mrs Norris for all of their dedication and hard work with the drama club this year.   A huge thank you to the PTA who will be serving mulled wine, hot drinks and a selection of cakes at the drama club performance starting at 7pm.  There will also be a raffle which will be drawn up that evening. The production will be professionally recorded and DVDs can be purchased for £10 each. They will be available to collect in the New Year.


In addition to the planned performances we have decided to continue with last year’s Carol Singing spectacular to get you in the festive mood. At the end of each school day next week, the children in Years 3-6 will be singing some Christmas songs/ carols to you in the playground from 3pm. Year 3 will perform on Monday, Year 4 on Tuesday, Year 5 on Wednesday and Year 6 on Thursday. They will be standing in the fenced area that used to be the old Reception outdoor area. The black gates will open earlier than usual to allow you into the playground to watch and listen to the performances. Each year group have prepared 2 songs for your entertainment. We hope you will enjoy!


The Junior Choir continue to visit local care homes to spread some festive cheer. We will visit Holly Bank on Wednesday and Hill House on Thursday.  I’m sure that the residents there will really appreciate the festive visit.  Our thanks go out to those children involved, and to Mrs Spinks for rehearsing with the children.


On Wednesday it is our school Christmas lunch.  If your child is not having Christmas dinner please provide them with a packed lunch. Thank you to the PTA for providing the children with Christmas Crackers for this event!


Please note that on Friday 19th December we break up at 1:30pm.  School dinners will be served as usual.  As it is the last day of term, a group of parents have organised for children to see the ‘GET SANTA’ film at Vue Cinema in Purley Way on 19th December. If this is of interest to you, the film starts at 2:20pm and tickets can be purchased through the PTA events page at half price.  It would be great to get a group of children together to see Kit on the big screen!  You will need to attend with your child or organise appropriate adults to do this.


As you know this will be the last week at The Hayes for Mrs Sherwood, and Mrs Pearson who will be leaving us on Friday 19th December, together with Mrs Taylor who will be commencing her sabbatical.  We wish the all the best and will miss them greatly.  If you wish to contribute to their leaving gifts please leave your contribution with Mrs Hunter/ Mrs Scola in the office.  Thank you.


The PTA have asked us to mention that if you haven't already contributed to the teachers collections, you will need to do so by Monday 15th December. Don't forget to get your child to decorate the sticker and return it with your contribution.


Also they still have a few Hayes puddings left, choices include sticky toffee, triple chocolate, ginger, plum and gluten free starting at £5.50 each. You can also purchase brandy butter for £2 per jar.


Have a super weekend.