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Week Beginning 1st October 2018


Thank you to all who managed to attend our coffee mornings this week. We hope you found the information useful. If you were unable to attend, presentations will shortly be uploaded onto the school website.


Coming up next week…

On Monday we will be visited by our school photographer who will be taking photographs of individual pupils and sibling photos (in-school siblings only). Please ensure that all children are looking super smart in their full school uniform.


Our PTA are holding a film club on Monday from 3:15 to 5:00 and will be showing the movie Paddington 2. Tickets for this event can be purchased from the PTA events page at a cost of £5. Reception children who are attending their first film club should be collected as usual by parents and then brought round to the school office to be signed in. All other children will be escorted to the hall by their class teachers. In making your booking you can also include a meal option of a chicken or vegetarian hot dog.


We have a busy day planned on Tuesday 2nd.  We are hosting our annual Governors' Day. This is when members of our school’s Board of Governors are invited to spend the day in school learning more about the day to day activities that take place and getting to see our wonderful children engrossed in their learning! They will be identifiable in and around school by their Governors’ lanyards and Visitor ID badges.


We also have some pupils from Woldingham School joining us to work in many of our class rooms. They will be accompanied  by their teaching staff.


On Wednesday we invite our Reception parents to our ‘What We are Learning’ Meeting at 9am in the school hall. If your child has recently started here at The Hayes, please come along if you are free to meet with Mrs Duckett and Miss Langan who will talk about ways in which the children learn in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), what they will be covering this term at school and how you can support their learning at home.
Also on Wednesday, we wish good luck to our cross country runners in Years 5 and 6 who are taking part in an event at Lloyds Park. We are sure they are all ready to ‘Be the best they can be!’ If your child has been selected for this event you will have already received a letter with further information.


Every year at The Hayes we hold a Harvest Festival celebration. This year the event will take place on Wednesday 10th of October. Due to restrictions in space in our hall this is an in school event only. This year all donations collected will be given to the Purley Food Hub. They have kindly sent us a list of things they are in need of. If you wish to donate, please see the list of requested items below...


Jellies and puddings

Long life whole milk

Meat and fish paste

Packets of dried potato

Small bags of sugar

Small jars of coffee or small boxes of tea bags

Tinned meat meals

Tinned tomatoes

Tins of rice pudding

Non-bio washing powder tablets/sachets

Shower gel/shampoo

Tin openers



Chocolate treats for clients’ children

Hot chocolate requiring only water

Jars of pasta sauce

Long life fruit juice or squash

Packets of dried custard requiring only water

Small jars of coffee

Small jars of honey

Small packets of rice or pasta

Small packets of sweet biscuits

Squash or long life fruit juice

Tinned dessert fruit

Tinned green vegetables

Tinned potatoes or packets of dried potato

Tinned pulses such as kidney beans or chickpeas

Baby wipes

Unisex deodorant

Unisex shampoo

Washing up liquid

 If you would like to make a donation please bring your items into school no earlier than Monday 8th October. We thank you in anticipation of your kindness and generosity.


This year Grandparents Day falls on the 7th October and as such we will be hosting a Grandparent’s Breakfast which is taking place on Monday 8th October. This is a free event, supported by our local church where we invite all Grandparents into school to join their Grandchildren for a breakfast! To help us gain an idea of numbers for catering please can we ask families to sign up for this event in the school office from Monday 1st October. To ensure we do not have a surge of Grandparents all at once, the following times have been set:

8:00- Year 5 and 6

8:10- Year 4

8:20 Year 3

8:30 Year 2

8:40 Year 1

8:50 Reception

Please note, if you have children in more than one year group, please chose a slot and attend with both/all siblings.


On Thursday the children in Reception and Year 6 will be having their height and weight check by the school nursing team. You have received a letter about this on Tuesday. You are not required to do anything as this all happens in school hours. If there are any concerns the health team will make contact with you directly.


Thursday 4th October is school census day and therefore there is a change of menu. This is an important day for schools because an element of our funding is set for the year based on the number of children taking up school dinners. Please do encourage your children to have a school lunch on this day. The options will be Chicken or Vegetarian Hot Dog Served with French Fries, Onions, Beans, Corn and Coleslaw with BBQ Sauce, Ketchup or Mayonnaise available. Alternatively Jacket potatoes with Beans, Cheese or Tuna are available as are Egg Baguettes. Pudding is a cookie.


On Friday we celebrate World Teachers Day. We are thankful for the dedicated team of people who work tirelessly to help your children achieve outcomes that are significantly above national averages. We will thank them with the children in our whole school assembly.


Finally, we must inform you that we received resignations from Mrs Harbour and Mrs Nicolas during the summer holidays. We thank them for all that they did for us during their time at The Hayes and wish them the best of luck in the future.


In light of these staffing changes we are delighted to welcome 3 new members of staff joining our support staff team on Monday. Miss Scola will be working as part of our Year 2 team in the mornings, Mrs MacPherson will be offering support to our Year 1 team also in the mornings and Mr Sylva will be offering support to some individual children. We are sure you will make them feel welcome when you see them around our school.


Thank you for your ongoing support. Have a great weekend!​