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Week Beginning 26th June 2017

Reminder: Tomorrow is our school Summer Fair. As always, it will be an amazing fun filled day with events for all the family. Please do come along and support our incredible PTA who put so much hard work into organising this event. Doors will be open from 12pm until 3pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Coming up next week...

We welcome back Miss Smallwood to work following her maternity leave. She will be returning initially for 3 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday) and will be based in class 12.

There will be a meeting after school on Monday from 3:30 for parents of children in Years 5 and 6 who wish to preview the materials that will be used to teach the Sex and Relationships elements of our curriculum. Please make your way to class 9 (Year 5) and class 12 (Year 6) for this event. There will be child care available during these meetings should you require this.

Good luck to our runners in Years 2-6 who are participating in the mini marathon at Beaumont School on Tuesday 27th between 2 and 4pm. We are the reigning champions and are sure the children will be the best they can be in an endeavour to cling on to the title! Either way, we are very proud of all of the children taking part. 

In the evening we are delighted to welcome the parents and carers of our new Reception starters for September 2017. We will be hosting a meeting to introduce parents to the Reception team and provide you with information about your child's school start. There will also be an opportunity to view the reception classes and say hello to your child's new teacher. The evening starts at 6:30. If you are attending, please do remember to bring a copy of your child's birth certificate as proof of identity. We advise that you do not bring your child with you to this meeting as it is aimed at parents. We look forward to meeting your children on the 5th of July between 2pm and 3pm for their reception picnic!

On Wednesday 28th June, the school council will be meeting again at lunchtime. If your child is a class rep, please remind them to have early lunch on this day.

Our Year 4 Soundstart musicians will be performing at 10am in an end of year concert on Wednesday to which parents of children in Year 4 are invited to attend. The children really have made tremendous progress this year and we are sure you will be very proud of them, especially when you consider that many of them have never played an instrument prior to the start of this year! They have done so well!

On Thursday 29th of June at 9:15 we invite parents and carers of children in Safari Class to join us for their first class assembly. We look forward to welcoming you to this special event that takes place in the school hall.
The children in class 7 will be visiting Pizza Express on the morning of 29th June this is linked to their topic.... We are sure they will have a great time.

The third instalment of Year 6 first aid training takes place on 29th June in the afternoon.

On Friday 30th June we welcome parents to join us (weather permitting) for our school sports day. The junior events will take place in the mornings (9:15 start) and the infant events in the afternoon (1.30 start). Please may we remind you that school PE kits are to be worn with the option of wearing a plain coloured T-shirt in their teams colour or by adding a headband in their team's colour. 

The colours linked to each house are as follows:
Red (Lawrence)
Blue (Seacole), 
Yellow (Ashcroft) 
Green (Johnson). 

Please may we ask that you do not purchase refreshments for your children during this event as this can be not only distracting but upsetting for those children whose parents have not been able to attend. We do advise that you provide your children with a bottle of water that they can drink during the event, particularly if the weather is very warm as we have been experiencing lately. 

On Friday evening, there is a Suzuki concert being held in the school hall from 4:15-6:00pm.

Please may I remind all parents to complete our annual parent questionnaire. The link is available on our school website (Parent Information tab/Parent Feedback). This is your opportunity to tell us about the things that are going well and areas that you would like to see improved. This questionnaire is open until 9:00am on Monday 3rd July. It should take no more than 10 minutes. Your opinions matter to us. Thank you.

Staffing update

It is with sadness that I must inform you that we will be saying farewell to some members of staff at the end of this academic year.

Firstly, we bid Au Revoir to Mrs Nzelo whose fixed term contract (to cover maternity leave) will be coming to an end in August. She has been a great Reception teacher, Modern Foreign languages coordinator and leader of the Early Years department for the last year and we will all be sorry to see her go. We wish her the best of luck in the future and thank her for the commitment she has shown to The Hayes whilst covering maternity leave.

We also say Goodbye to Ms Fraser, whose fixed term contract (also covering a maternity leave) will also be coming to an end. She has been a committed and passionate member of staff particularly in terms of extra-curricular sport and we thank her for spending many cold weekends and evenings with our cross country clubs and other sporting teams where her passion for sports have shone through. We wish her all the very best and hope that she is really happy in her new job. She will be missed!

Miss Sharp, who joined the school 2 years ago as a newly qualified teacher will also be moving on. She has worked tirelessly within our Reception department since then making sure that your children have a great start to their primary school journey. Her passion for working with young children has always been evident as has her patience and kindness. Miss Sharp will be joining another new school to gain experience in working with a different age range. We wish her all the best and will miss her greatly at The Hayes.

We will also be saying farewell to Mrs Meadows, who has worked during her time at The Hayes, across many different year groups. For some time she has been our PSHE/ healthy schools coordinator and she has driven pupil wellbeing across the school with enormous drive and passion. Her hard work has recently secured the school the Bronze accreditation Travel Plan and Healthy Schools Award. Mrs Meadows has secured a job in a school within walking distance of her home and where her children attend, an opportunity she could not turn down. Although she will be greatly missed, we wish her every success and happiness in her new role and thank her also for the dedication she has shown to many children and families here at The Hayes. You will be missed!

Finally, it is with great sadness that Mrs Einecker has announced her intention to relocate up North to her farm, at the end of this school year. Having worked at The Hayes since 1985 achieving amazing success in swimming, it is no doubt that she will be an enormous loss to our school. Mrs Einecker is now teaching children of children that she taught in the past and is very well loved and respected by all members of our school community. Her hard work and dedication has meant that it is pretty much unheard of that a child leaves The Hayes unable to swim. The nurture and care that she shows the children enables them to develop a love of the water and levels of water safety and confidence that allows them to develop into extremely competent swimmers who regularly participate (and often win) a wide range of competitions and galas. She prepares children for these events in her own time. Some of her ex pupils now compete internationally! Mrs Einecker is truly outstanding at what she does and we will be extremely saddened to see her go. As she has been a massive part of our school community for such a long time, we are aware that many of you would like to bid her farewell. Therefore, there will be an opportunity for you to do so. If there are any families or past pupils that would like to come and say goodbye, Mrs Einecker will be available in the playground after school from 3:10-4:30 on 10th July (please do let anyone know who have been taught by Mrs Einecker!). We are also holding a collection to buy her a special leaving gift to help her remember her many years at The Hayes. If you would like to contribute please do send in your donation in a sealed envelope marked Mrs Einecker collection to the school office with a small note/ farewell message which we will stick in a memory book to present to her at the end of the term from all contributors. We wish her all the very best and send her on her way to her new life on her farm, with much love.

On the flip side, we are delighted to inform you that over the course of the next few weeks you will see some familiar faces returning to work. We are delighted to be welcoming back Miss Smallwood, Miss Harman and Mrs Boylan who are all beginning a staggered return to work following their maternity leaves. We look forward to having them back with us in September. We know the children have really missed them, as have we!

We are currently in the process of recruiting to ensure we have a full complement of staff for September 2017 and will share news of any appointments with you as soon as possible once arrangements have been finalised.
Thank you for your ongoing support.

Have a lovely weekend.