Sunday, 9 July 2017

Newsblog Term 6 Week 5

Hello All

What an amazing performance this week by our Y1 and Y2 children - 'a strong wall of sound' as one parent commented.  It was a display of teamwork, support, encouragement and, for some children, a journey beyond that which we all expected them to go in terms of performing in front of others - wow, just wow! Well done to all involved. 

In the newsblog this week:-

  • Dates for your diary
  • Y1 and Y2 home learning hand in day extended
  • FOTF - Second Hand Uniform appeal
  • Appeal for Lego update
  • Permission form and contributions reminders
  • Invoices and outstanding payments

Dates for your diary
Updates in Red

Term 5 and 6  2016/17

10 & 11/7

All day

Y4/5 September 2017 new pupil induction days – including Y4/5 parents invited for food taster sessions 15:00 – 15:30 on Tuesday 11/7

Infant music festival for those children in singing club

Last swimming session for Y2


17 and 18/7

Annual Reports sent home

Ugly Bug Ball YN and YR - see last week's blog for details

Y1 and Y2 trip - email info already gone out 

All welcome to join us for end of year service 9:15 am
Last day of term 6 – school finishes normal time
20/7 and 21/7

Staff Training day -  staff in school; no children in school

    Y1 and Y2 home learning hand in day extended
    Many apologies but I understand that the home learning books for Year 1 and 2 haven't gone home for a couple of weeks whilst the children have been learning songs and lines for the performance.  They will come home on Monday so you can check the home learning plans (also available on the school website pupil pages).  For Badgers and Moles, please bring in your learning on Monday 17th July and for Foxes and Rabbits, please bring in your learning on Tuesday 18th July.  Thank you. 
      FOTF - Second Hand Uniform appeal
      FOTF would be happy to receive any items of second hand uniform for their second hand uniform sale rail.  Please drop in to office and we will pass them on.  
        Appeal for Lego update
        We have had some very generous donations for this so far but are still needing more so if you have any or know of other families with older children who might donate any  complete sets with instructions they would be much appreciated for our Lego therapy sessions.
          Permission form and contributions reminders
          Thank you to all those of you who have sent in permission slips and contributions for the Nursery Zoo Lab visitors and the Y1 and Y2 trip to Lydiard Park.  If you have not yet done so please send in by Tuesday 11th July. 

          Invoices and Outstanding Payments
          I thought it might be worth mentioning that, along with all schools across the UK, we are having our budgets cut back again this year even as costs for staff and resources go up and cash flow becomes ever more critical.  We want to protect the wider curriculum we offer and the support that all the children receive.  As a church school, we are open to supporting families in need and so, if you are unable to pay any requested costs, contributions or invoices for LilyPad/snacks/lunches then please get in touch and we would be willing to discuss payment plans.  If you have just forgotten to make a payment then please be aware that our financial accounts are made up at the end of this term so settlement has now become urgent. 
          If you use LilyPad and don't pay your bill, we will obviously have had to pay staff and resources costs, so that money then comes out of the general school budget and affects the provision we can make for all children. As you can appreciate, this is unfair so please can I request that all bills are settled by the end of this month - thank you.