Week beginning 9th March 2020
What a great week! Book Week has seen many wonderful book characters enter our doors on Thursday for World Book Day and a lot of reading and writing throughout the week. All costumes on Thursday were wonderful, it was fantastic to have a full hall during our assembly bursting with excited children and staff dressed in their favourite book character – well done to all! A collage of photos can be seen on our Twitter page and will be uploaded to our website in due course.
On Friday, our boys football team and mixed football team played against Kenley Primary School. Our boys team won 1-0 and as a result won the League, it was a tough game. This is the second year in a row the boys team have won the League without losing a single game. A massive well done, we are so proud of you! Our mixed team then played and bet Kenley 11-0, an amazing score, again, so proud of you all. Well done to all involved.
*Sports Relief is back from 9-13th March, bringing the nation together to get active and raise life changing amounts of money through the power of sport. It is Game On for The Hayes who have already learned the song written for Sports Relief which we will singing throughout the week and are getting ready for sports challenges, particularly on Sports Relief Day, Friday 13th. If your child wants to raise some money on Friday, for £1 they can come to school in sports attire and all children will take part in the sports challenge in the morning. At lunchtime, they will have the opportunity to pay £1 to challenge a teacher to a task including: sprinting, hula hooping, netball shots, planking, squaring and more. Additionally, wristbands are for sale at the office for £1. Thank you!
*As you know, we are hosting our Spring Parent/Teacher Meetings on Tuesday (early) and Thursday (late). Please ensure you have booked an appointment as per the instructions sent out last week.
*On Wednesday, Y1 children will experience our visiting farm. Please look out for some animals in the Y1 outdoor area at the start of the day. The children will learn about these animals and be given a chance to handle them too!
It is with sadness that we have to inform you that our swimming teacher, Miss Alford will be leaving her post at The Hayes this term. Miss Alford has recently become engaged and will be relocating to Portsmouth where she has bought a house with her Fiancé. Whilst we will be sad to see her leave we wish her every happiness in her new ventures and thank her for her hard work teaching our children to swim. We are recruiting for a new swimming teacher and the advert is available on our website for any swimming teachers that are interested. We would like to thank Great Waves who have kindly agreed to provide a period of cover while we seek our new swimming teacher.
Please see our holiday dates for 2020-21, including our INSETs, which is attached to the bulletin. Please put the dates into your diary. Thank you.
PTA UPCOMING EVENTS and NEWS
Sip and Shop
It was with regret that we had to cancel this event and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. To make these larger events worth running we need to make sure we have a sufficient amount of interest (ticket sales), unfortunately on this occasion we did not have enough. We are in the process of arranging refunds.
Hayes Got Talent
Please remember to encourage your child to enter this fun show. Whatever their talent, we want to see it! Entrants are from all years, from Reception - Year 6. Don't forget all applications need to be in by Fri 13th March. Application forms can be downloaded from the events page: pta-events.co.uk/the-hayes or from the carousel in main reception and returned to the PTA box by Friday 13th March. For more information please refer to the separate email that has been sent out about HGT.
Mother’s Day Gift Room - Open 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th March
The gift room will be opening its doors once again in the Breakfast room offering the children the chance to buy a surprise gift or gifts for a special person or people in their lives for Mother’s Day. Ticket price includes a present of their choice, plus wrapping paper and tags. Tickets will be on sale as of 10am on Monday 9th March via pta-events.co.uk/the-hayes
Fireworks Spring Sparkle - Friday 20th March. Keep your fingers crossed for some dry weather as our long awaited Fireworks display will be taking place on Friday 20th March. Gates will open at 5.30pm and the fireworks display will start at 7pm. If you previously bought tickets for the display that should have taken place last year, these tickets are still valid for this event. So please make sure you print them or have them ready for scanning on your smart phone. This is a ticketed event so admission will not be permitted if you do not have a ticket. Please note tickets will not be sold at the gates.
We are always looking for new team members, if you would like to join or pop along to our next meeting to find out more, please email Danni Harrington. firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you all a restful weekend.