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Week Beginning 7th January 2019

Week Beginning 7th January 2019

What a great final week we have all enjoyed. Congratulations to The Year 6 Drama Club and Junior Choir who performed in ‘How Christmas Came To Be’ on Tuesday evening. It was a wonderful performance showcasing our children’s amazing talents and levels of confidence and self-belief. Well done to all involved!


On Wednesday we enjoyed our Christmas jumper day and a yummy Christmas dinner from Alliance in Partnership. In addition to an amazing pantomime ‘Cinderella’ which was very generously funded by our fabulous PTA- thank you, our children also enjoyed their end of year Christmas parties. Thank you to all those who donated food for these events. Well done also to our children from the older years of the Junior Choir who performed at a local residential home, it was very much enjoyed by the residents. So important for The Hayes to give to the local community.


We also enjoyed Key Stage 2 singing to their parents yesterday after school getting us all in the mood for the seasonal holiday.


Today the children and staff have looked truly wonderful in their Christmas clothes and fancy dress, a great start to our break.


On behalf of all the staff we would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much, not only for the support you have shown us this term but for the very kind, thoughtful and generous gifts that we have received. We have all been spoilt!

Coming up in 2019…

*Monday the 7th of January 2019 is an INSET day and school will be closed to the children while staff undertake training.


*The children return to school on Tuesday the 8th January. We look forward to welcoming them back and beginning our spring term.


Some advance notice of upcoming events at the beginning of the year for you to put in your diaries…


*One of our 12 days of Christmas Raffle prize winners, Finley, won the opportunity to design his own menu. On the 9th of January Finley’s menu will be on offer to all children. He has chosen the following options:

Chicken or Veggie Fajitas with Rice and for desert Pancakes with ice-cream, strawberries or banana. Yum! Thank you Finley.


*Our termly coffee mornings (where the class teachers go through what the children will be learning during the term) will be coming up on the following dates between 9:00 and 10:00 in the hall:

Monday 14th Reception

Tuesday 15th Year 1

Wednesday 16th Year 2

Thursday 17th Year 3

Friday 18th Year 4

Monday 21st January Year 5

Tuesday 22nd Year 6


*15th January: closing date for reception primary school applications. If you have a child due to start school in September 2019, please ensure that you have submitted your application form before this date.

*18th January: football match scheduled for The Hayes V Christchurch. Will we remain unbeaten in the New Year? Fingers crossed!

*Saturday 19th January: sponsored swim at Croydon High School, 4:30- 5:30 for children in Years 3-6. More info to follow.

*Wednesday 23rd January: Class 9 assembly at 9:10am in the school hall. If you have a child in this class we hope to see you there to enjoy this event.

*Thursday 24th January: Croydon School’s Swimming Gala at Purley Pool. More information to follow.

*Wednesday 30th January: parent workshop in the hall by a company called Mathletics at 2:45pm. This is a maths programme that we have bought for the New Year which can be used in school and at home. It is great fun and very enjoyable for the children to use so please do try to come along to this meeting to find out more about how you can use this programme at home with your child to further improve their maths skills. It is suitable for and available to all children from Year R to Year 6. On this day, the children will also have an assembly where they will get to see this programme for the first time too!


Our next break is half term and this is the week beginning 18th February.


We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you in 2019!