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Week Beginning 3rd November

Week Beginning 3rd November 2014


The end of the first half term has arrived during which the children have worked exceptionally hard. We hope you have a fun and restful half term break planned. School reopens on Monday 3rd November. Here’s what is coming up…


Bikeability starts during half term for those children who have booked themselves a place.  On Monday 27th October children in Years 5/6 need to ensure that they arrive and make their way into the playground at 9.30am for the morning session and 12pm for the afternoon session.   Year 3 and 4 children taking part should arrive for the morning session at either 9.30am on either Thursday or Friday (depending on their booking) and 12.30pm for the Friday afternoon session.  These sessions will take place in the school playground.  If you have any questions please contact Jo Doble (


After half term…..


Tuesday 4th November is the deadline for sending in your filled shoeboxes to support the Link to Hope Appeal.   If you are willing and able to offer your support by making a shoebox with your child we will be very grateful and thank you in anticipation of your kindness and generosity.  As mentioned before we are aiming to collect a minimum of 80 boxes.


The Poppy Appeal

Also on Tuesday 4th November a group of Year 5 girls will be selling poppy charms and poppy loom bracelets to raise money for The Poppy Appeal. Charms will cost £1 and bracelets £1.50. We also have a range of official Poppies in school which we will be offering for a small donation.


On Thursday 6th  November our football team are playing a match against Kenley we wish them the best of luck.


At 1.00pm on Friday 7th November we are holding an afternoon tea for all of our parents that currently help with swimming.  If you do help with swimming you are warmly invited to attend.  Please do come along to have tea and cake and you can also find out a little more about how to support the children with changing for swimming.  Please note the change of venue, this will now be held in our breakfast club room.


Just a reminder to all parents that if your child is swimming first thing in the morning they must be in school at 8.45am in order to be in the pool by 9am ready for their lesson.  It is vital that they arrive in school on time, as if they arrive late this can impact not only on their lesson, but also on the other swimming lessons that happen during the course of the morning.


Key Stage Two Shop

With the financial support of the PTA, Ms Spinks and Class 10 have decided to offer a new service to the children in KS2. From Tuesday 4th November a school shop will run twice a week, offering the opportunity for children to purchase stationery resources that they may need in school. It will be situated in the corridor outside Classes 5 and 6 and will be open between 8.45am and 9.00am so that it does not impact on learning. We believe the first few weeks are likely to be very busy and we will therefore operate the following timetable for visiting the shop:

Tuesdays (8.45-9.00) Children from Classes 5, 7, 10, 11

Friday (8.45-9.00) Children from Classes 6, 8, 9, 12

Prices range from 40p for an eraser to £2.20 for a dragon pen.


November is our Anti bullying month and the National theme this year is ‘Let’s stop bullying together.’ Your children will be taking part in a number of activities looking at friendship and how they can be great friends to one another.  We will be holding our special anti bullying week from 17th November.