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Week beginning 23rd November

Week beginning 23rd November 2015

It was great to have 2 really positive assemblies this week, with Class 6 sharing all they have learnt about the Stone Age on Thursday in their class assembly and the whole school celebrating the work that has taken place this week in our Friendship Week. Thank you to all who have been involved in each assembly.


Our boys who participated in the Contact Rugby competition on Wednesday did exceptionally well, coming 5th overall. They had to compete against a number of private schools in this competition and played matches without any experience of playing as a team so we are immensely proud of them.


The football team played 2 matches last week: on Thursday yet another very good match was played, against Keston this time but the team were unfortunate to lose 2-1. Ms Spinks has reported that they played very well indeed.


On Friday they had a better result, winning 4-0 against New Valley. Well done to the boys that played in both matches.


Coming up next week…


With our Christmas Fair taking place at the end of the week on Saturday, we have come to the time when we ask for your help with some contributions for the children to bring in this week. Please see the list below:


Monday:      Smellies (soap, bubble baths, shower gel, talc, perfume etc)

Baskets / wicker trays

Tuesday:      Bottles of wine, any colour, spirits

Wednesday  Biscuits and chocolates (packets, boxes or tins)

Thursday:     Cone shaped bags filled with sweets, small toys or stationery. In return for  bringing this item in, pupils may come to school dressed in mufti (wearing what ever they like – a non-uniform day)

Friday:         Toys, books, DVDs, CDs, games, cakes (labelled clearly with type and ingredients)


All contributions will be collected from 8.30am from the fenced off area outside

Y1.  We thank you in anticipation of your support!


Individual photos are being taken on Monday of all pupils in school. If you do not wish your child’s photo to be taken, please let the school office know before school. Children should be dressed in full school uniform.


On Tuesday, some pupils from Riddlesdown will be coming in to school to lead a Sound Workshop for Year 3 pupils.


Quantum Theatre will be performing a production based on ‘The Gruffalo’ to our Key Stage 1 pupils on Tuesday. This links to the new English curriculum’s content around spelling, punctuation and grammar. We are confident the children will enjoy it; thank you to Mrs Meadows who has organised this event for the children.


Year 3 will be visiting Butser Ancient Farm on Wednesday. All details have already been sent out by letter. Due to the distance the children will be travelling, it is essential that children are at school by 8.15am latest to allow registration and final arrangements to be carried out as they will be leaving at 8.30am sharp. The Year 3 team will keep us apprised of their progress back to school at the end of the day but please do bear with us as this will be traffic dependant. We ask that you wait to hear from the office rather than contact the school otherwise the office staff will be inundated with phone calls!

If you haven’t already had a chance to look a the website of where they will be going, it’s worth visiting


On Thursday at 9.15am Class 3 will be doing their class assembly. We’d look forward to welcoming parents of this class to join us for this event.


There are 2 sporting events after school on Thursday. A Sportshall Athletics competition is taking place at Woodcote and there is another football match. Letters for both have already gone out and I’d like to remind parents of the football squad that there will be no football for those pupils who are not playing the match. Good luck to all those that are involved in the 2 sports’ events this week; we look forward to hearing about how you do. Thank you to all those adults who are giving up their time in some way to facilitate these activities.


On Saturday morning some pupils will be competing in a cross country event. Good luck to all of you! 


We also have our Christmas Fair on Saturday from 12pm to 3pm and we are already excited! If you have some spare time on Saturday and are able to help in some way before, during or after the fair, we urge you to sign up for a slot with the class reps. This event won’t be as successful without your support and help. Thank you to those of you who have already signed up as well as the amazing PTA team with Jo Doble who have already been doing so much preparation to make the Fair a huge success.


Our Writers of the Week for the week before last were:

Class 1 – Harry Birchmore

Class 2 – Maylo White

Class 3 – Mary Macmohan

Class 4 – Isabelle Hunt

Class 5 – Jocelyn de Acetis

Class 6 – Mili Chotai

Class 7 – on trip so not in assembly

Class 8 – on trip so not in assembly

Class 9 – Oliver Herd

Class 10 – Amisha Ramchurn

Class 11 – Joe Beale

Class 12 – Shay Williams


Congratulations to all of you! I look forward to reading your work on display.


Have a great weekend.