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Weel Beginning 1st July 2019

Week beginning 1.7.19

Another busy and eventful week has zoomed past us.

Many congratulations to the athletics team who competed in the Croydon Athletics at Croydon Arena last week. They all showed excellent team spirit and self-belief: we had a Year 5 sprint, Year 6 throw, Year 3 sprint, Year 6 800m and boys relay who got through to the finals and did superbly to get there. Well done to these children and all who participated, always aiming to be the best you can be. We are very proud of you all.


On Wednesday, our Year 4 musicians performed in their Sound Start concert to parents and to children in Year 3. They have worked hard all year to learn their instruments and showed us what they had achieved in a very short space of time.

Thank you to all our parents and teachers who supported their children with their learning.


Thursday evening was the first of our Music is Magic concerts, this for our instrumentalists. An amazing evening full of incredibly talented musicians, very impressive. Another very proud moment at The Hayes. Thank you to our parents who supported this event and to the teachers who have enabled our children to a achieve a high level of musicianship. Well done children!


Sports Day on Friday was a resounding success with all of our children actively taking part with enjoyment, passion and resilience. Yet another moment to enjoy and to feel pride in. Our children were all stars! Thank you to all those that came along to support the children and a huge thank you to CSSP, Miss Smith and all of our secondary helpers from Oasis Academy who made the day go smoothly. Well done to the Blue teams (Seacole) who won overall for the Juniors and Infants.

Our Summer Fair on Saturday was a resounding success, packed full of families, fun and smiling faces. The summer sun beat down on us whilst we bounced on inflatables, played Hungry Hippos, bumped a few cars, Water Zorbed, became a Princess, ate cakes and burgers, bought toys and raffle tickets, had our faces painted, sponged a few teachers, drank Pimms (and water) and listened to our children sing. A massive well done and thank you to our wonderful PTA and volunteers, without whom these events could not take place. There were many stalls to man and manned they were! 1000s of thanks again – we really do appreciate all that you do.


Photos of last week’s events will be on our website over the next week.


The children looked very smart on Monday for the school photographer. We will provide details of how to purchase your child’s class photo next week.


Coming up next week…

We welcome two children from Warlingham School on work experience next week who will be working in KS2.

Book People Children’s Bus will be visiting on Wednesday where the children will have the opportunity to browse the shelves during the school day and purchase a book. Each class will have the chance to visit the bus during the course of the day and every book sold raises money for our school to buy books and resources for our classrooms. The bus will also be in the playground after school until 4.30pm if you would like to take a look. Further details will follow next week.


Also, on Wednesday, the school photographer will be returning to take a whole school photo to celebrate our 60th year. Please ensure that your children are wearing full school uniform and looking smart. Thank you.

On Thursday, we have a Science Day. Children in Year 3 and 6 will have a visit from “KidzFit” and be taking part in body science activities during the day to help them understand how their bodies work. Thank you to Mrs Derodra for organising this. The costs of the activities are on Parentpay. Please make your payment and consent online. Thank you


Year 5 will be visiting Riddlesdown Colligate to take part in a variety of STEM workshops. The children will need to be in school at 8.30am and will return ready to be collected at 3.30pm from The Hayes.

Also on Thursday, Year 3 & 4 tennis players are representing the Croydon Borough at the School Games Finals tournament at Crystal Palace on Thursday. We wish them the best of luck.


Finally, on Friday we are hosting our SEND coffee afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00pm in the breakfast club room. Please do come along and join us if you feel this is something that would interest you.


Have a good week ahead.