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Weekly News – Friday 24th May

Message from the Headmistress

Dear Parents,

On a lovely sunny day we break up for half term! Let’s hope the sun keeps on shining.

I will take this opportunity to point out a few Summer weather things:

Firstly, school seeks to educate the pupils about from harmful effects of the sun and encourages them to bring in sun cream to apply before break times and games lessons or other activities which are outdoors. There is some shade in the gardens. Junior children should have a sun hat in their bags preferably with a neck protector to wear at playtimes.

Secondly, as the senior girls wear ankle socks in the heat, some of the skirts are indecently short. Please could parents ensure they wear a skirt of an appropriate length for decency.

We have just completed our internal examinations week through school and our environment has been calm and purposeful. Well done to all the children for managing the week. It seems that the preparations done really helped keep some of the anxieties at bay.

GCSE examinations are in full swing and will continue when we return after half term.

We had a number of additional arrangements to make for pupils who were missing for appointments and events through the exam week. Can I urge parents to check the school calendar carefully before making external arrangements? This applies to exam week, prize giving, end of term and other key events, especially shows and concerts where if  pupils are missing it is quite hard to fill in for them.

I am delighted that Mr Goodhead is organising another ski trip for Easter 2020. Letters will be coming out soon. We require an early expression of interest to see if there are enough takers to run this very exciting holiday to Andorra.

If you know anyone who is seeking an Early Years place (3-5 year olds) we are hosting a special Teddy Bear’s Afternoon Tea on Wednesday 12th June at 1.30pm – 3.00pm, please share this with them and ask them to book in. If you use social media, do share the post about this event.

I wish you all a restful and happy half term break. School recommences on Monday 3rd June.

Mrs Hutley

Message from the Head of Juniors

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Dear Parents,

What a beautiful day to end this half term. Key Stage Two have now reached the end of their exam week. We are all really impressed with how conscientious the pupils have been and I am sure their results will reflect all the hard work they have put into their revision.

Today is tuck shop day where pupils can exchange their green tokens for goodies and class treats have been organised by Form Teachers.

A letter should have reached you explaining how juniors will now be using Show My Homework. We hope this will be a much more effective way of communicating and welcome your feedback.

It won’t be long until our annual Garden Party and we are starting to collect items for this. If you are able to donate a Raffle Prize, please let me know or drop me an email, We are, as ever, extremely grateful for any donations received.

On Tuesday 4th June, Year 5 parents have been invited to spend some time with children in class. Refreshments will be available in the Friends’ Room from 8.30am should you wish to join me prior to this.

On Wednesday 5th June, our Year 3 and 4 tennis team will be competing in the final of the Mini Tennis Championships. Judging by their last performance, I am sure they will be very successful. Also on this day, Year 4 and Year 6 teams will be competing in a local swimming gala. We have some excellent swimmers and again, I am sure they will do very well.

On Wednesday 12th June, EYFS are hosting a Teddy Bears’ Afternoon Tea. We are inviting prospective parents and children to this. If you know anyone who is looking for a place in Nursery or Reception for September, please ask them to contact school to book onto this event.

Have a lovely week off and I look forward to seeing you on Monday 3rd June.

Mrs Wright
Head of Juniors

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