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Weekly beginning 27th January 2020

Well done to our girls’ football team who celebrated a 6-0 win against Kenley last Friday. A great match, well done girls!


Thank you to those parents who have responded to the minibus consultation already. If you have not had a chance to do so, it is still available here: and will remain open until Monday 27th. There are only 3 questions and we would appreciate your feedback. Thank you.


Also closing soon (29th January) is the Local Authority consultation on the proposed Zebra Crossing outside our school.  We urge as many of you as possible to respond positively to this as we feel that it will improve the safety of children and their families when crossing the road on their way to and from school. There have been several near misses where children have tried to cross the road often in between poorly parked cars or inconsiderate drivers. A crossing could really help to ensure our children’s safety. Email your support to:


Next week we are celebrating History week and we are focusing on our local area. On Thursday, we will be thinking about what makes Croydon great. There will be no dress up day this year.


At 9am on Tuesday morning we are hosting a phonics workshop: ‘Fun wiv Fonix’ for parents and carers.  All parents are welcome to attend, particularly those with children in Reception and Year 1. Year 1 children, nationally, will be sitting a phonics screening check in the summer term so parents may find the information useful. Parents of children in Year 2 who did not pass the phonics check last year may also wish to attend. Mrs Farr will be leading this workshop in the school hall, and will be explaining our approaches to teaching phonics.


On Tuesday, there will be a meeting for parents of children in Y5 to discuss the forthcoming visit to Carroty Wood. If your child is attending this visit, please do try to come along as you will learn more about what this residential involves and what your child will need. This will take place at 3:30 in Mrs Boylan’s class.  A member of staff will be available to sit with children in Miss Smith’s classroom while the meeting takes place. If you require this supervision, please ensure that your child is provided with something to entertain themselves such as a book to read or some colouring to do. Thank you.


There is a netball match taking place on Thursday at home against St Aidens. We wish the team the best of luck!


On Friday, our Year 6 children head out on their visit to the Natural History Museum to explore evolution. We are sure they will be excellent ambassadors of The Hayes and enjoy this trip. We will keep you updated on their return journey and their anticipated arrival time home.


On Friday, the PTA are hosting our school dance workshops and discos. Reception children will participate between 2 and 3pm and will attend in their school uniform. They do not require a change of clothes. Year 1 and 2 discos will take place between 3.15 and 4:15 and will also attend straight from school, in uniform. They do not require any money. Year 3 and 4 children will have their disco between 4:30 and 5:30 and the Year 5 and 6 disco will take place between 5:45 and 6:45pm. As they will be going home from school, they may return in their own clothes and may wish to bring some pocket money for snacks (pizza, hot dogs, crisps, drinks), a turn in the photo booth or to purchase some light-up novelty gadgets. The PTA will be sending out further details of this event next week. We thank them for organising this fun event for our children and all the parents who support these events.


There is a Cross Country event coming up on the 29th February which is taking place at Farthing Downs. Parents of children in Year 3 to Year 6 are welcome to attend. This event begins at 10:00am so we recommend a 9:30am arrival at the latest. The children will be expected to run 1 mile in this event.


Lastly, please may we remind parents to supervise your children closely after school. We have noticed children climbing on the green fences at the front of the school which is causing damage. Additionally, we have received reports from neighbours of children pulling leaves off plants and throwing rubbish into their gardens. Please ensure that it is not your child behaving in this way. Thank you.


Have a lovely weekend.