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Week Beginning 28th January 2019

Week Beginning 28th January


Well done to the 19 children who took part in the sponsored swim last Saturday. In total they swam 1067 lengths which is 2667 metres and 16.7 miles…an AMAZING achievement! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this event and all those who have sponsored the children. We are also extremely proud of the children who took part in the swimming gala on Thursday. For some this was the first time that they competed and despite some nerves they all did amazingly well. Well done to all!


To help ensure the sustainability of our swimming pool, I am delighted to make parents aware that we are now hiring out our school swimming pool at the weekends to an organisation called Great Waves who are offering small group swimming lessons. This is bringing in much needed funding towards the running of the pool. However we still have 139 parents who have not made any donations at all to school swimming lessons for this year. We ask for a donation of £50 per child and this can be paid in smaller instalments if easier (This equates to less than £1.30 per lesson). If you are yet to make a donation towards school swimming please can we urge you to consider doing so. We thank those of you who have already made your swimming donation. Swimming is an important life skill which we are proud to have on offer to all children at The Hayes.


Thank you and well done to all the children who dressed up today to celebrate the end of our History Week. The children all looked amazing and we hope they enjoyed their week of learning all about local history.


This week we are looking forward to working with David from the Croydon Schools Sports Partnership who will be in school on Tuesday working with Year 1 teaching gymnastics and with Year 5 in the afternoon teaching dance. He will also be in on Thursday leading our Year 3 gymnastics lessons.


On Wednesday we are excited to launch our new maths programme called Mathletics. Mathletics is a captivating online learning space which provides children with many of the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond. Representatives from Mathletics will be joining us in school to lead an assembly to all children, a staff meeting and a parent workshop. Please do come along at 2:45 to the school hall to learn more about this maths programme. We are sure the children will enjoy using it!


Friday after school is the Hayes PTA Infant fun afternoon and school disco. Tickets must be purchased in advance on line via the PTA booking page ( The timings for these events are as follows:


Reception: 3:15-4:15 (will attend in school uniform)

Year 1 and 2: 4:30-5:30

Year 3 and 4: 5:45-6:45

Year 5 and 6: 7:00-8:00


Please collect your children from the side entrance of the hall via the car park. A huge thank you to the PTA for organising this fun event for our children.


On Friday we also wish our football team good luck as they compete in a match against Christchurch.


Have a wonderful weekend.