Thursday, 22 July 2021

Friday last day information

Can I remind you that we will break up tomorrow at staggered times:

Reception and Year 3 at 1pm

Year 2 and Year 5 at 1.15pm

 Year 1 and Year 4 at 1.30pm

Nursery at 1.30pm

Please collect from the usual playground.


Stay safe and have a lovely summer break!

Monday, 19 July 2021

Return to school in September

 September Return information 2021

PLEASE REMEMBER, WE RETURN TO SCHOOL ON Thursday 2nd SEPTEMBER.

The provisional plan is to return to normal drop off and pick up times but this is dependent on developments over the summer break. Please note that adults will not be allowed on the site for the morning drop off. 

Teachers and support staff will be on the playground to supervise.

Drop off - Start of the day 

·       Gates at the back and front of the school will be open for KS1 and KS2 from 8.40am

·       Reception pupils will gather and line up on the front Infant playground.

·       Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 will gather and line up in the middle playground 

·       Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 will gather in the top playground.

·       Lessons start at 8.55am.

 


Access across the site via the middle playground will be permitted however, should COVID rates remain high, we will be encouraging families not to gather and to leave the school grounds as soon as possible

End of term Letter -19th July

    Dear Parent/Carers,

This will be the last newsletter of this academic year. May I take this opportunity to thank you for all the support that you have given both the school and your children over this past year. Throughout the pandemic, my teachers and support staff have made me incredibly proud, they have excelled in continuing to deliver an education and learning experiences to the highest of standards in exceptional circumstances. We have all had to adapt to new ways of working and I wanted to take this opportunity to recognise the amazing job that you, as parents, have done in supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this difficult time. 

Staffing Update

I also have some exciting news to share; over the half term break Miss Karim got married, so when we return in September she will be known as Mrs Miah. We will also be saying farewell to Miss Stenson who will be relocating to London, Miss Tan who will be moving to Spain for a new teaching opportunity in a new country and Mrs Chappell who will be following a new career outside the teaching role. Mrs Gibson (Y5 teaching assistant) will also be leaving us after 11 years to relocate to Norfolk and work in a new school there. I want to wish each and every one of them every success in their future careers/ opportunities and thank them for all the years they have dedicated to the school.  Mrs. Foord will be returning to us in September as Miss Gent, in her new role as SENCO.

I would especially like to thank Mrs. Goble who will be retiring from the KS1 department after 32 devoted years. She will be very hard to replace and very greatly missed. I am certain that you all will join us in congratulating her and wishing her a very happy retirement. 

New teaching teams for September 2021:

Year

Teachers

Nursery

Mr Nouri

Reception

Mrs Bhathal

Mrs Hawes

Mrs Shaxted

Mrs Hawes

                                                                                                              

Year 1

Miss McIntosh

Mrs Taffs

Mrs Seager

Year 2

Miss Stone

Miss Butt

Mrs Seager

 

Year 3

Miss Anwar

Miss Griffths

Year 4

Mrs Evans

Miss Gent (Mrs Foord)

Miss Franklin

 

Year 5

Mr Alderson 

Miss Smith

Year 6

Mrs Miah (Miss Karim)

Mr Smith

 

 

Leadership team for September 2021:

 

Deputy Headteacher – Mr Bennett

Phase Leader Year 1/2 – Miss Butt

SENCO – Miss Gent (Mrs Foord)

Phase Leader Year 3/4 – Mrs Evans

EYFS Manager – Mrs Bhathal

Phase Leader Year 5/6 – Mr Smith

 

Transition to new classes

Today was transition day, this gave every pupil the opportunity to go into their new class and meet their new teacher and classroom assistant. The aim was to familiarise them with the routines, expectations, lunchtime organisation and playground changes of their new year group. We are sure today was a great success and all the children had a lovely day in their new class.

Can I remind you that we will break up on Friday 23rd July at staggered times:

Reception, Year 3 and Year 6 at 1pm

Year 2 and Year 5 at 1.15pm

 Year 1 and Year 4 at 1.30pm

Nursery at 1.30pm

Please collect from the usual playground.

Finally, we will be saying a fond farewell to our current Year 6. We know that the last year has been a real challenge but I know, by the way they have dealt with the last 18 months, that they will all achieve great success as they move on to their new secondary school. We all wish them well and hopefully they will visit us to give us an update on their progress. 

All that remains is for me to wish you all a wonderful summer. Enjoy the break and see you all in September.

Kind regards,

Mrs. Jack

Friday, 16 July 2021

Summer Reading Challenge - Kent Libraries

 Summer Reading Challenge is back!  

 Children aged 4-11 are invited to join the Summer Reading Challenge in all Kent’s libraries this summer. The Summer Reading Challenge 2021 will start on 10th July & will continue to run through the summer, finishing on 11th September.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge is aimed at keeping children reading throughout the summer while away from school, as well as supporting parents and carers with children already at home. And it’s completely free!

 

Wild World Heroes is the theme for 2021 – in partnership with the WWF, this Summer Reading Challenge will inspire children and their families to stand up for the planet.

 

Children will join the Wild World Heroes characters as they head to Wilderville, for an exciting adventure in making the town even better for the people and animals that live there. As children read library books, they will collect special rewards along the way and there’s a certificate and medal for everyone who completes the challenge.

 

Wild World Heroes will feature bespoke artwork from children’s author and illustrator, Heath McKenzie and will celebrate adventure, environment, reading and fun!

 

As in previous years, children can choose to join and participate in the Summer Reading Challenge by visiting their nearest library or they can take part by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website. Once completed, children (whether library members or not) can visit the library for their medal and certificate.

 

The Summer Reading Challenge has been shown to help encourage children to continue their reading over the summer and we would love your help in supporting as many children to take part as possible.

 

Visits to the library have been shown to boost children’s participation over the summer. While we are currently unable to offer physical school visits, we are thrilled to be able to provide you with some recorded material about the Summer Reading Challenge and Kent Libraries.  We are also able to offer a small number of live sessions, where a librarian can visit your school virtually.  

 

I look forward to hearing from you, and wish you and your classes a wonderful summer.

 



E- Safety For Parents

 


Thursday, 15 July 2021

Year 6 Harry Potter Experience

The children spent the morning being taught all about how Harry Potter was made. We were told exclusive details about new and upcoming films as well as shown all the main props used in the films. We were also told all about the different roles in film making and the children had all their questions answered! 






Year 6 Bridge Competition

The children had to create a bridge that was 50cm high and 1m long. The bridge was made using recycled materials and was put to the test with toy cars. Today, the bridges were put to the test. They had to have 2 complete passes with a car that weighed 2.8kg. The winners were, ‘Le Bridge’.