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Week Beginning 24th March 2014

Week Beginning 24th March 2014


What a busy week last week with so many children’s achievements to celebrate! HUGE congratulations to all of the children who participated in the CSMA concerts. The Infants performed on Tuesday night at The Fairfield halls and the Juniors performed on Wednesday evening. On both occasions the singing was FANTASTIC and we are all very proud of the children for representing our school so well and all the hard work that the children put into rehearsals and learning all the words!


Congratulations also to the children who participated in the Quick sticks Hockey Tournament, Netball Tournament and The Gymnastics competition. They all did extremely well and showed great sportsmanship whilst representing our school!


Coming up next week…


Firstly we will be welcoming some new faces to school. Miss Bowley has been appointed as a specialist teaching assistant working with pupils with hearing impairments across the school and will be starting on Monday. We also welcome 3 new teaching students from Roehampton University. Miss Thorpe who will be working in class 2, Miss Bishop who will be working in class 5 and Miss Davis who will be working in class 12 alongside Mrs Shaikh, Mrs Taylor and Miss Varndell.


On Monday evening there will be a meeting for parents of children in Year 6 about the up and coming Isle of Wight trip. This will take place in the School hall at 6:30pm.


Thank you to our fabulous PTA who have organised the Book Fair for us. This will take place from Monday to Wednesday in the ICT suite after school. The theme of this Book Fair is bedtime reading/stories.  Please do come along and show your support.


Wednesday is also our ‘Onesie / pyjama day’ where the children can pay one pound and attend school in either a onesie or their pyjamas. All monies raised will go to the AT society in support of a pupil currently in our school with this genetic condition. For more information please use the following link. .


On Wednesday we also have a dentist visiting our school, who will be talking to the children about the importance of brushing their teeth as part of their bedtime routine.  The dentist will explain to the children the most effective ways to look after their teeth- watch out for the children’s improved knowledge about tooth care!


Wednesday is also a national strike day and this is a reminder that Class 9 and Class 4 will be closed. The children in these classes will be able to wear their onesies/ pyjamas on Thursday 27th instead.  All other classes will remain open as usual on Wednesday 26th March. We apologise for any inconvenience that the closure of these classes will have.


There is a rehearsal at The Fairfield halls on Wednesday for the children taking part in the Croydon Schools Dance Association Festival. The children should meet Mrs Olley at 9:00 at the performers’ entrance rather than the Arnheim Gallery and be collected at 11:00am. The Final concert takes place on Wednesday evening and the children should meet Mrs Olley at 6:30 at the Arnheim Gallery for a 7pm start.


On Wednesday we also have our Junior Road safety officers from Year 5 attending a Mayoral Presentation in recognition of their great work. Well done JRSOs!


We hope to welcome Mrs Sherwood back to school on Thursday 27th March following a period of ill health. I would like to express my thanks to Miss Stratmann who, with the hard work and support of Mrs Farr, has been an excellent teacher to the children in Rainforest class.


On Friday, the children in Class 1 will be leading our whole school assembly. If you have a child in this class and wish to join us for this event, please come to the school hall for a 10:15am start.


In recognition of the children’s hard work this term, the staff have all donated an Easter Prize/ Present to go into an Easter Raffle for the children which will be drawn on the last day of term. Tickets will be available to purchase in the playground from next week at 20p a ticket. Teachers will all also be given some tickets that they will be giving away free to children in recognition of their hard work and effort at school.


Finally, we would like to wish all of our children’s lovely Mummies a very happy Mothering Sunday full of relaxation and pampering! We appreciate all the hard work and support you give to your children. Thank you! Enjoy your day!