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Week Beginning 23rd June 2014

Well done to Safari Class and Mrs Farr who led their first ever assembly for us this morning.  They looked fantastic dressed as animals, with decorations they painted themselves, and were wonderful at singing their jungle song.  Also, congratulations to all of the children who performed at our Summer Music concert on Wednesday evening.  Thank you also to our amazing team of peripatetic music staff for all of their hard work preparing the children for this event.  I was truly impressed by the range of talent and the high levels of musical ability demonstrated by all of those who performed.


Week beginning Monday 23rd June


Coming up next week…


We are delighted to begin the week with a special assembly featuring our recorder and flute players. This is an opportunity for the children to find out more about these instruments and hear the sounds they make. If your child is interested in learning either of these instruments, please speak to the school office as there are still spaces available for the children.  Also on Monday 20 of our Year 5 children will be visiting Warlingham Secondary school and participating in Design and Technology workshops.  Those children attending this event will need a packed lunch on this day.


On Tuesday 24th June there is a mufti day at school where children can bring in filled plastic cups (provided) for the school fair.  The PTA are collecting items for the school fair across the whole of this week- Tuesday cups, Wednesday- biscuits, Thursday-bottles and Friday toys, books, games and plants.  Please see their previous correspondence for more information.


Also on Tuesday our Reception and Year 2 children are looking forward to a visit from an ‘Animal Magic’ an animal handing company who will help the children learn more about animals and where they live through a fun workshop and small group handling sessions.


After school on Tuesday 24th June, there are several events happening.  Class 12 are holding a cake sale in the school hall straight after school to raise money for their chosen charity ‘Shooting Star Chase’, a leading children's hospice charity caring for babies, children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.  Also after school on Tuesday our popular film club will be showing a screening of ‘The Lego Movie’. Children will need to be collected from school promptly at 5pm.  Also our meeting for New Reception children starting at The Hayes in September 2014, will be held in the school hall between 6.30pm - 7.30pm.


On Wednesday morning the Infant children will be having their school sports day at 10.00am (weather permitting).  We aim to finish by 11.45pm.  Please ensure that your child has their correct PE kit in school.  We welcome you to join us for this event.


Also on Wednesday Class 11 are visiting Acorn house.  They will be singing, dancing and playing games with the elderly as the children decided that they should be the beneficiary for their volunteer charity work.  This was as a result of the legacy of the volunteer work started at the London 2012 games.


Our Junior sports day will be held on Thursday afternoon at 1.15pm, weather permitting.  Please do join us to see the children displaying their sporting talent.  After school on Thursday some of our Year 6 children will be taking part in a Rounders’ event at Royal Russell School.


On Friday 27th June Rainforest class will be leading our whole school assembly.  If  your child is in Mrs Sherwood’s class and you do wish to join us for this event please come to the school hall at 10.15am.


Eden will be holding a Barbecue for children at school having school lunches on Friday.  We will have a theme of Brazil to this lunchtime event.


Our School Summer Fair is this Saturday 28th June  between 12.00pm and 3.00pm.  We do hope that you are able to join us and thank you in anticipation to all those hardworking members of the PTA and staff who will be helping at this event. We are still looking for more helpers. If you are able to spare some time to support this event please do let Mrs Doble or one of her team know. Equally if you wish to volunteer to make cakes (small cupcakes or large cakes) for the refreshment stall these would be gratefully received.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your kind donations of items (board games, small world etc.) to our breakfast club; all items have been greatly appreciated.  We will always happily accept any further items you may find, so please do see Mrs McGarry if you would like to know more.  This week in Breakfast club it will be ‘world cup’ week and the children have a host of activities and special food planned for them. We do still have a small number of spaces available for the rest of this term. Collect a pack from the office if this is of interest to you. From Wednesday 25th January, we shall be taking bookings for Breakfast Club for September. This will apply to parents of new Reception Starters.


Also, I would like to note our thanks to some of our parents who have donated an i-pad to a child in our school who has A-T, the genetic disorder ataxia-telangiectasia, we are all extremely grateful for this kind gesture and are sure that this will be a resource that is heavily used and appreciated by the child, family and staff.


Please remember to apply a high factor sun lotion to your child in the mornings during this warm weather.  If it is a swimming day for your child, applying a waterproof sun lotion should be adequate protection for them until they are collected at 3.00pm.


Just to let you know some dates for your diary, on Thursday 3rd July there will be a Soundstart concert at 10:10 am for parents of children in Year 4, who would love to show you their musical talents.  Any other parents of children in Year 3 who would like to find out more about this initiative for next year are also welcome to attend.  Class 3 will lead our assembly on Wednesday 9th July at 2.30pm, parents of children in this class are invited to attend.


Also, if you have any of our ‘visitor’ school lanyards please return these to the school office asap, as we seem to have a greatly depleted stock of these left.


We hope you have an enjoyable weekend.