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Week beginning 16th July 2018

WB 16.7.18
On Monday we were treated to the 2nd ‘Music is Magic’ concert (groups). The choirs, percussionists, violinists, rocarinas, ukuleles and orchestra were amazing. We are truly blessed to have such musical talent at The Hayes. Thank you to all of the parents/carers that attended and to Mr Rogers, Mrs Aldren, Mrs Yates and Miss Slade who helped to make it all possible. On Tuesday, we welcomed our new reception intake and parents/carers who will be starting with us in September for a picnic. All had a fun afternoon.

Bugsy Malone came to The Hayes on Wednesday. The Year 6 musical was worthy of the London Palladium and was professional, punchy and mesmerising. An outstanding performance by all children and a huge well done to Ms Spinks, Ms Harman, Mrs Harbour and Mrs Yates who made it all happen.

Year 4 Egyptian Day took place on Thursday, the children and adults looked fabulous, as usual. Year 2 visited the Sealife Centre on Friday, the children had an amazing time and thoroughly enjoyed their day, thank you to all of our helpers.

*Monday 16th July - Class swop 2-3pm (when children find out who their teacher will be for next year).
*Tuesday 17th July - Y6 Leavers assembly, 10am- parents are welcome to attend. 2pm: Y6 BBQ - this is a BBQ for our Y6s only.
*Wednesday 18th July - HT Tea Party; Road Safety video showing- The Hayes are hosting this for eight other schools who have put this together. Well done to our Junior Travel Ambassadors and Mrs Boylan!
*Thursday 19th July - Reception to Bay Pond and class parties.
*Friday 20th July - last day of term, school closes at 1.30pm.


Unfortunately, it is the time of year when we say goodbye to some members of staff who are moving on to pastures new to face new challenges.

*Mr Ricketts, our Class 6 class teacher has worked at The Hayes since January on a 2-term supply contract. In that short time, he has made a great impact on the children in his care and he will be missed.
*Mrs Cottingham has been a Teaching Assistant at The Hayes for 5 and half years, working mainly in Key Stage One with our infant children. We thank Mrs Cottingham for all she has achieved at The Hayes over this time and wish her well as she changes career completely. Mrs Cottingham is going to train to be a midwife!
*Mrs Page joined us in September on a fixed term contract in Rainforest. Reception is a big step for many children and under her leadership this year; we saw a smooth and happy transition for children and great improvements to the EYFS department. We also thank Mrs Page for leading our School Council.
*Mrs Evison has worked at The Hayes for 5 years in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. We were very grateful to Mrs Evison who stepped in very quickly to cover Ms Smith’s maternity leave in Class 4 whilst she was job sharing with Mrs Lishmund in Class 7. During her time at The Hayes, she has led various areas, including Reading, Key Stage One and the Happy Hayes Patrol. She has always ensured the children in her care receive an exciting learning experience.

We want to say a big thank you to them and wish them the very best for their future adventures.

Message from the Office
*If you haven't already done so, please ensure you clear any outstanding balances on your child's school dinner money account or wrap around care account prior to the summer holidays. Thank you.
*If you are a parent with a child starting in September, please ensure you return the necessary forms which were in the welcome packs given out at the New Parents Evening last month.
*On Friday, please give your child a carrier bag to bring into school so s/he can take home her/his school books, etc. Many thanks.

School spaces: with some children moving to independent sector schools and several families moving to the coast and away from Croydon, we will have a couple of spaces in September. If you know anyone who is interested in joining The Hayes family then please let them know and ask them in the first instance to contact Croydon Council, Admissions. We need to have a full school in time for the October Census which guarantees our funding. Many thanks.


Parent/Carer Questionnaire: very shortly you will be receiving a link to a parent/carer questionnaire. At The Hayes Primary School we see the relationship between the school and parents/carers as vital in supporting the development of every child. As part of this partnership we would like to hear your views. We will then analyse this information & use it to make improvements wherever we can and many will form our whole school priorities for 2018-19. This information is extremely valuable to us and helps us to make The Hayes Primary School an even better place to be!

Here's to another fabulous week and our final one before our summer holiday!
The Hayes Team