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Week beginning 6th March 2023

Week Beginning 6th March 2023

Book Week: Wow, wow, wow! What a fun packed book week we have all had. From cake decorating to dressing up, an amazing author visit and stop everything and read, we have been immersed in a love of reading! A massive well done to Mrs Farr, our reading lead, who has organised the week, we have all loved every minute!

A message from Mrs Farr! Mrs Farr would like to thank all the staff, children, parents and carers, for their effort in making our Book Week such a fun and memorable event. It was lovely to see so many parents and carers at our stop and read session on Wednesday afternoon. The theme of the week was 'Reading for Pleasure' and we really hope that the children have enjoyed their week and continue to build a love of reading. The cake sale on Monday was a huge success raising just over £150 for the school. 

Our Cake Competition winners were as follows:

  • ​Hayden's Gingerbread Man Cake
  • Lola's Hungry Caterpillar Cakes
  • Ruth’s Edward Tulane Cake
  • Darcey’s Moonlight Rider Cupcakes

Thank you to all the children that took part. Photos of the event will go up on our Gallery, in due course.

The Scholastic Book Fair will return to school on Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th March where you will be able to purchase books and a range of stationery goods after school on these dates. 

Our thanks go to Mrs Farr for organising the week’s events!

Mixed Football Team: a massive well done to our mixed football team who won 3-0 against Oakwood on Wednesday. You all played fantastically and we are very proud of you. Particular note to Harry who was injured mid game and carried on, scoring 2 goals. Superstar! Well done also to Kayden who scored the other goal. Additionally, there are a number of matches coming up next week (Monday: Kenley Primary, Tuesday: St Davids and Thursday against Beaumont) which Miss Hale would have contacted you about already.

Swimming Gala: congratulations to all children who participated in the Croydon School's swimming gala today. Everybody gave their best effort and were excellent ambassadors of the school. We are proud of all those who took part and thank Miss Browne and Mrs Aamir for their time in preparing the children for this event. Thank you also to our parents who came along to support and cheer for the children taking part. We appreciate your encouragement. We will find out the results soon.
Mrs Morrish and Mrs Edwards came back to school after and said: ‘we are so proud of The Hayes children who supported each other beautifully throughout the gala. They showed great sportsmanship and all swam brilliantly, giving their best efforts’.

On Monday next week, we celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March) with a special assembly to promote Gender Equality. To promote a world that is free from bias and stereotypes we will be publicly celebrating women’s achievements and raising awareness of discrimination.

Height and Weight Checks: also on Monday, the children in Reception will be visited by the school nursing team for their height and weight checks. The information obtained by the team is not shared directly with the school. You will be contacted directly to discuss any concerns that come to light.

After school on Monday there is an away football match verses Kenley with a 3:30pm kick off. Go team Hayes, we wish you the best of luck!

PREVENT: on Tuesday 7th March and Wednesday 8th March, the Local Authority PREVENT advisor will be visiting school to lead some ‘Identity’ workshops with our children in Year 5 and Year 6. We want all children to feel a sense of belonging and through these workshops children recognise that we are all unique and have differences to celebrate but that we are also connected and share aspects of our lives and identities.  Having a strong sense of identity and belonging has been shown to reduce future risks and vulnerabilities.

Class 5 will be leading our class assembly to the school on Wednesday morning. If you have a child in this class and wish to join us for this event, please come to the school hall for a 9:10 start.

The Infant Choir have their final rehearsal at The Fairfield Halls on Wednesday morning and will be travelling to and from this event by coach. The concert will take place in the evening at 7pm. We wish all children taking part the best of luck, we know you will be FAB! Likewise, the children taking part in the Junior CSMA concert will have their final rehearsal on Thursday morning and will be travelling to and from the event by coach. The Junior concert is at 7pm in the evening and we know, that those of you attending are in for a treat! Our thanks go to Mrs Sinclair for preparing the Infant children and to Miss Slade and Mrs Field for their hard work with the Junior Choir.

Sales for Mothers Day Gift Room are now live to book, Friday 10th March is the shopping day for Rainforest and Safari and the 13th, 14th and 17th for the rest of the school. Sales will close at 10pm on Wednesday 8th March.

On Friday, we welcome Pierre Henry- Fontaine into school who will be leading sporting activities with all of our children. We are excited to meet him and hope that our children will be inspired to live healthy and active lifestyles and fulfil any dreams of becoming pro-athletes! Thank you to all those who have sponsored your children to take part in this event. Some of the monies raised will come to the school to purchase sporting equipment for the children.

Please note, Class 1 Assembly was on Thursday 16th March. We have had to rearrange this and it will now be on Tuesday 25th April, from 9:10am. Apologies for the change in day.

Have a lovely weekend.
The Hayes Team