Week Beginning Monday 1st April 2019
Thank you to all the Mummies who joined us for breakfast this morning! We hope you had a wonderful Mothering Sunday and enjoyed some additional special time with your children this morning. Our huge thanks goes to St Barnabas Church for providing our lovely breakfast!
David from the CSSP (Croydon Schools Sports Partnership) will be in school working with the children in Year 4 on their gymnastics skills this morning.
This evening, at 7pm, our Junior Choir will be performing at the Croydon Schools Music Festival concert at Trinity School. After school they should make their way to the music room. At 3:30 they will travel with Mrs Olley, Mrs Field and Mrs Yates by Minibus to Trinity for the final rehearsal which begins at 4:30pm. The children should bring with them a packed lunch and a small drink. They may also like to bring a book to read as there could be some waiting around between the final rehearsal and the start of the concert. The concert is due to finish at approximately 8:20 where the children can be collected from a member of school staff. Please may I remind you that the children should be wearing the bottom half of their school uniform and a plain, brightly coloured T-shirt for the show (they can bring this with them in a bag to change into after school).
David from the CSSP will also be working with children in Year 2 on team games on Tuesday 2nd April.
On Thursday 4th April our Year 3 children will be taking part in a huge national portrait in collaboration with the Tate Museum. If you would like more information you can see more here: https://www.tateyear3project.org.uk/. Thank you to all of those parents who have provided consent for this exciting opportunity.
Also on Thursday, our Reception Children are heading out on their first school trip to Morden Hall Park. You will have already received a letter outlining further information about this visit. We hope they have a wonderful day and look forward to hearing all about it. Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to help out on this trip. We are really grateful.
We bid Farewell to Mrs Richardson, our creative dance teacher who has, after many years at The Hayes, is sadly retiring. We thank her for all that she has done for the school during her time with us and wish her all the best for her future.
On Thursday we are holding our annual egg rolling heats. If your child would like to participate, please remind them to bring in a HARD BOILED egg for this purpose. For our families in Reception who may be unaware of this tradition, it is a game we play with the children at the end of the spring term where, one at a time, they roll a hardboiled egg down some guttering. The child whose egg travels the furthest distance goes through to the final which will take place on Friday, with prizes for the winners!
On Friday we break up for the Easter holidays at normal time. We thank you for your ongoing support this term and wish you a restful 2 week break. We look forward to welcoming you back to school for the start of the summer term on Tuesday 23rd of April which also happens to be St. George’s Day. For this reason, if your child participates in a uniformed organisation such as Rainbows, Brownies, Cubs or Scouts for example, we invite them to wear their uniform for this organisation to school on the first day back.
After the break we will be starting our audition process for the ‘Hayes Got Talent!’ competition. Your child may wish to prepare their act during the break in readiness for this. Application forms for children wishing to audition are available on the carousel in the school office.
After Easter we are delighted to be welcoming back Mrs Farr who has been away from school for the past year on Maternity leave. Mrs Farr works as a job share with Mrs Duckett in Safari class. We thank Mrs Duckett for the amazing work she has done covering this role in Mrs Farr’s absence and look forward to having Mrs Farr back as part of the Early Years team. Mrs Farr will work 2 days a week and Mrs Duckett will work for three days.
Finally, after Easter we begin to encourage independence in our youngest children in Reception and ask that parents support us in doing so by allowing your children to come into school on their own in the mornings. Please do not bring them in to the class room. This is to help them prepare for Year One. Of course if there is a problem or a concern, please speak to the member of staff on the door who will pass on your message to your child’s class teacher.
Thank you for your ongoing support.