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Week Beginning 19th July 2021

Weekly Bulletin 19th July
Today, we finally managed to host our KS1 and KS2 sports day. The children had a lot of fun alongside problem solving, demonstrating resilience, perseverance, confidence and teamwork. It was great to see and next year – we hope you will see it again, too. Look out for the photos on the website soon! Thank you to Miss Moll, Mrs Gourlay and the CSSP team for organising this event.  The children who are isolating in class 4 and class 8 will have their sports day, next week (weather permitting).


This week our Year 6 leavers had two visits to mark the end of their time at The Hayes. On Monday, they visited Chessington World of Adventures and on Thursday they went to West Wittering beach. They were great ambassadors of The Hayes and we hope they made some wonderful memories. All being well, we hope to be in a position to reintroduce class trips for all year groups next year to enrich our curriculum offer. We will be hosting our Leavers assembly in school on Wednesday next week, which will be recorded and shared with parents as soon as possible. In the afternoon, our Year 6s will also have their BBQ. We would like to express our enormous thanks to many of our parents who will be leaving The Hayes next week after long associations with the school that have spanned many years as siblings have passed through the school. We are extremely grateful for your support and will miss seeing you around the school.

It is hard to believe that next week is the final week of the school year. Many of you have been asking about new classes and new teachers. The children will be given an opportunity to meet their new teachers on Tuesday next week and this will be followed with an email to confirm new classes.

To celebrate their time in their current class, the children will have a class party on Thursday 22nd July. Due to COVID restrictions, we will be unable to share platters of food so we ask that any children that wish to consume party food are provided with some small party snacks for themselves only. These may include fruit, savouries, crisps, cake but no sweets or chocolate. Thank you. The last day of term is Friday 23rd July and the children will finish at 1:30pm.

If your child has medication stored in school, please can you ensure these are collected from the school office on the last day of term.

Following the publication of our INSET days for next year, we have been notified that there will be an additional date that our school will be used as a polling station (Government Referendum). We have therefore had to change our INSET day to ensure our staff training coincides with the polling closure. Please see the attached document which outlines the new dates. To summarise, our INSET dates for next year will be: 2nd and 3rd of September, 7th October, 4th January and 5th May.

This year, we have been aware that parents have faced some difficulties sourcing the correct school uniform. We have shown flexibility and understanding when families have struggled to get hold of certain items. However, from September it is expected that all children will return to full school uniform including school shoes and the full PE kit. Our logo uniform can be purchased on the M&S website and they currently have 20% discount off orders. Other items such as skirts or trousers can be purchased from many other retailers providing that they adhere to the uniform list which can be found on the school website.

Finally, if your child enjoys maths activities our maths provider, White Rose, has a series of FREE workbooks that you can use at home with your children. Please see attached flyer for more information. There will not be a bulletin next week but please do look out for an end of term newsletter from Miss Slade.

Wishing you all a fantastic final week at school and a wonderful weekend.

The Hayes Team