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Newsletter 08.06.18


Summer Term 2018 - Newsletter 2

8th June 2018

Dear parents/carers,

French Trip

There are now less than two weeks until KS2’s trip to France. A letter will be going out with this newsletter with the final details. We are very excited!

Youtube Parents’ Guide

A really helpful guide to Youtube has been developed by UK Safer Internet Centre and is available here. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/parent%E2%80%99s-guide-youtube-restricted-mode

It includes helpful information about setting restricted mode.

New Staff

I am delighted to tell you that we have made two excellent appointments for September.

Mrs Annabel Brighton will be working in Lime Class (YR/1/2) for two days a week, job sharing with Mrs Sheeran. Mrs Brighton is an experienced teacher who is relocating from the West Midlands. I have not interviewed a more passionate, caring teacher before!

Mrs Sarah Mathlin will be working on Fridays in Chestnut Class. Mrs Mathlin has previously worked as a high school maths teacher so will be a great asset with out current focus on raising standards in maths.

We will be sorry to say goodbye to Mr Brown and Mrs Curtis Brown and are very grateful for their help filling our teaching vacancies over the last year.

Other staffing and the class structure will remain the same next year.


We have noticed a few slips in the standard of school uniform recently. Please remember the following:

  • Hair should be tied back

  • Make up should not be worn

  • Trousers should not be leggings and should be plain

  • Our uniform colour is grey, not black

I am aware of some children whose parents have explained that they are wearing trainers for medical reasons or temporarily due to broken or lost shoes, but please be aware that shoes should be black shoes (not trainers) and should not boots.

Warmer Weather

As the weather is warmer, please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school. We also recommend that they bring a hat and wear suncream. There are areas of shade outside, but children often choose not to use them!

Porridge Performance

Our first rehearsal this week was the best first play rehearsal yet so we are very optimistic about this year’s play, Porridge.

Some children have already learnt their lines. Please support your child to do this as soon as possible - it really helps the rehearsals if they don’t have to have scripts in their hands!

The performances will be on the afternoon on 17th July and the evening on 18th July. We ask that no pre-school children come to the evening performance. Information about tickets will be sent out nearer the time

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary

14th June


Lime Class Assembly

18th June


Yr6 to Crucial Crew

20th June

KS2 France Day Trip

28th June


Sycamore Class Assembly

6th July

Sports Night

6th July

Annual Reports to parents

10th July

3.30 - 4.30pm

‘Come and Share’ Parents’ Evening

11th July


Year 6 liaison day at DHS, ‘Move Up’ day at school (children spend time in their new class)

12th July


Chestnut Class Assembly

24th July


Year 6 Leavers’ Lunch - Y6 parents welcome

Term Dates


Summer Term

Monday 16th April 2018 to Tuesday 24th July 2018

(Half Term: Monday 28th May 2018 to Friday June 1st 2018)


Autumn Term

Wednesday 5th September 2018 to Wednesday 19th December 2018

(Half Term: Monday 22nd October 2018 to Friday 26th October 2018)

Spring Term

Wednesday 2nd January 2019 to Friday 5th April 2019

(Half Term: Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019)

Summer Term

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 to Thursday 25th July 2019

(Half Term: Monday 27th May 2019 to Friday 31st May 2019)

PD Days:

3rd September 2018

4th September 2018

29th October 2018

2nd January 2019

5th April 2108

Parent Response Slip

Either email or send in a paper version for the attention of the Headteacher.

Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________


Thank you for taking the time to respond. Your views are listened to and given careful consideration.