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Week Beginning 22nd Spetember 2014

Monday 22nd September 2014


Firstly a huge congratulations to Miss Cumming who has led the school in achieving the ‘Silver’ Primary Science Quality Mark.  This award scheme develops and celebrates the quality of science teaching and learning in primary schools.  The process of gaining the award brings benefits beyond the certificate because it requires school leaders to evaluate their provision and justify their science curriculum as being fit for promoting good learning. It also connects school science leaders to other primary school leaders who have successfully raised the subject’s profile in their schools.  Miss Cumming will be attending an award ceremony on 14th November to collect the certificate.  The assessors were particularly impressed with our school’s evidence for this award.


On Monday our Reception children will all be in school full time after completing a week of half days. We welcome all the new children and families as members of our school community.  On Monday 6th October at 6.30 pm we will be holding an information sharing evening for Reception parents called ‘How We Learn in Reception’. It will outline how the learning opportunities are planned for your children and give you an overview of the kind of activities you can expect your children to be taking part in over the course of the year. We hope to see many of you there!


On Friday 26th September we welcome the Kinetic Theatre group to school who will perform ‘The Bunsen Towers Mystery’ to all of the children in KS2.  We do hope that the children enjoy this.


Our apologies again for the error regarding the closing date for nominations for parent governors.  This will be 12 noon on Monday 22nd September.  We wish you the best of luck!


Thank you for coming to yesterday’s meeting about secondary school transfer.  Some useful web addresses regarding secondary transfer are:


In case you wish to know, the open evening for Harris Invictus Academy is on Monday 22 September and that the entrance to the school is situated on Lennard Road (West Croydon).


Following our wonderful string demonstration in assembly earlier this term, there are still spaces available for violin and cello lessons.  If your child is interested in learning a stringed instrument please contact the school office. Just a reminder that all children who currently play the cello or violin are welcome to join the ‘Fiddle Fiesta’ which will run every Friday morning 12.00- 12.30pm with Mrs Aldren, starting on 26th September 2014.  The cost for this will be £4 per session, running for 10 weeks.  Please collect an application slip from the school office.


This weekend there is a Horticulture and Cookery Show at Woodcote Green Nurseries.  It starts at 2pm at Woodcote Green - Wallington. At this time the judges will have awarded the rosettes and I understand Charlie Dimmock, TV presenter will be special guest throughout the weekend. Details of the weekend’s itinerary can be found on their website/facebook page. It's a great day out!


We wish you all a lovely weekend.