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Week beginning 27th June 2023

Week beginning 26th June 2023

Year 2 talent show: on Friday, the children in Year 2 amazed us all with their unbelievable talents in their end of KS1 talent show. We had singers, dancers, musicians, gymnasts, bubble blowers, presenters and comedians to name just a few of the incredible acts. We were blown away by the children’s confidence and as the lyrics stated in ‘This is Me’: keep marching on to the beat you drum and always be YOU!’ Additionally, there will be photos on the Gallery, in due course.  

Year 4 Soundstart Concert: we were also very impressed with our children in Year 4 this week as they performed in a Soundstart concert demonstrating their amazing musical skills to parents and children in Year 3. They have come a long way in a short space of time and sound fantastic! We hope that many will choose to continue learning their instruments. Photos of the concert will also be on the Gallery, soon! Well done, Year 4!

ABCD Awards: well done to the following fab members of staff who have been nominated (by our children) for our ABCD awards this week: Mrs Knapman: for going above and beyond by being super helpful, being kind, being a brilliant teacher and amazing! Mrs Kikidis: for sorting out ‘stuff; in the office and all the medical things! For always being helpful with a positive attitude and Mrs Aamir: for being awesome when fasting AND working in the dining hall!

Summer Book Trail: on Monday, we will be visited by a member of staff from Purley library who will be leading assembly to encourage children to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge.  If you are around in the school holidays, why not encourage your child/children to participate in this fun event?

Welcome meeting for reception starters: on Tuesday evening, we shall be welcoming families of our new reception starters to a meeting in the hall, at 6pm. If possible, we ask that children do not attend this meeting. Parents will be given an important pack of information, including details of your child’s class allocation. To this meeting, please can parents bring with them your child’s original birth certificate. A copy will be taken and this will be returned to you during the evening.

Music is Magic: on Wednesday evening our hall will be alive with music at our Music is Magic concert. If your child is performing in this concert and you wish to attend please do join us in the school hall for a 6pm start. Spaces are limited to 2 spectators per performer. We are proud of our children’s musical abilities and are delighted to have this event back in school for the first time since COVID.

Class 8 Assembly: on Thursday, at 9:10am in the school hall, the children in Class 8 will be leading our assembly. If you have a child in this class and you wish to join us for this event, please do come along. We would love to see you there.

Year 3 Trip: on Thursday, the children in Year 3 will be attending their school visit to Butser Roman Farm. We know that they will be excellent ambassadors of the school and will enjoy the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of what it was like to live in Roman times.

Sports Day: On Friday, we will be holding our sports day (weather permitting). KS2 will take place in the morning and KS1 and EYFS in the afternoon. If you wish to join us for the morning session, please come to school for a 9:15am start and in the afternoon come along for 1:30pm. The children may wear a T-shirt in their team colours (Green- Johnson, Blue- Seacole, Yellow- Ashcroft and Red- Johnson). If you are unsure of your child’s team, please check with your child’s teacher. If the weather is warm, please do ensure your child has a sun hat and is protected with sunscreen. All children will require a water bottle.

Summer fair: our summer fair takes place on Saturday 1st July from 12pm - 3pm. Thank you to everyone who has so far volunteered to help. If you haven't already, please sign up on your class doodle poll- without volunteers this event cannot run. We are really grateful to those of you who are able to give us your time. The PTA would also really appreciate donations of pre-loved teddies in good condition and new bottles of alcohol and soft drinks for the bottle tombola. Donations can be accepted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week in the boxes by the sheds opposite the reception classes. Thank you in anticipation of your generosity.

There will also be a HAYES bake off competition. There are 2 categories:

CATEGORY 1 – INFANTS and CATEGORY 2 – JUNIORS. Children can bake anything, from whole cakes, cupcakes, tray bakes or brownies. Everything is welcome.
The rules for this competition are as follows:
1. All cakes must be clearly labelled with name, contact number, child's class category, type of cake and ingredients
2. Nuts are allowed but must be stated
3. All entries to be delivered on Friday 30th and left in reception. Or on Saturday 1st before 9:30am. Late entries won't be judged
4. All entries will be sold at the fair after judging
5. Winner will be announced at 12noon
The PTA will also accept donations from bakers that don't want to be judged. Please clearly label as above and deliver before the fair. We hope to see lots of you there.

Fond Farewells: it is with sadness that, in addition to saying farewell to Miss Slade, we shall also be saying goodbye to some other members of staff who will be leaving The Hayes at the end of this term. After devoting a lifetime of working with babies and children (over 6 years with us), Mrs Portou will be retiring. We know she has much to look forward to, not least seeing more of her lovely grandchildren! We thank her for all she has done for the children at The Hayes and will miss her enormously. Miss Moll has made the exciting decision to teach abroad. She has worked at The Hayes since 2019 and has taught many children in KS1 and KS2. Miss Moll has been an excellent teacher to many and whilst we will be very sad to see her go, we look forward to hearing all about her adventures in sunny Spain! Lastly, Miss Hardcastle, in the school, office will be leaving to spend more time with her family. We thank her for all she has done and will miss her warm welcome in the office.

Finally, please see attached flyer from the Ismaili civic community who are now collecting items to support families in the local area who are need help in providing essentials for their babies. If you would like to support this cause, there will be a box outside of the school office for your donations.

Wishing you a lovely weekend in the sunshine.
The Hayes Team.