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Newsletter 18.03.16


Spring Term 2016 - Newsletter 3

18th March 2016

Dear parents/carers,

After School Clubs

You should have received information already about after school clubs for next term and these are proving very popular as always. Once the new term starts, we will be asking parents to collect children from clubs that take place in school (e.g. art, film, sewing) at the school gate, rather than coming into school. This is in line with our safeguarding procedures.

Parent Governor Elections

You should have received a letter and nomination form yesterday about the vacancy. If this has gone astray and you would like a copy, please inform the office.

Village Litter Pick

A reminder that the village litter pick is taking place on Sunday (20th March). Here are the details:



Please join us for the next Village Litter Pick! We will meet at the Village Hall as usual and,

depending on numbers, will tackle as much of the village as we can, especially the roads coming in from the A140, the Collingford Bridge area and Hockey Hill.

Black sacks, pick-up sticks and hi-vis jackets are provided by MSDC, along with some (large!) heavy duty gloves, although you may prefer to bring your own.

We will regroup in the Village Hall at about 11.30 for refreshments. ALL WELCOME.


To support this, the children will be doing some litter picking this afternoon.

Easter Raffle

A huge thank you on behalf of the Friends for all the very generous donations of prizes for the Easter Egg Raffle. The draw will take place in assembly on the last day of term. You can support even more by buying some squares for £1 each. The boards will be available before and after school in the playground.

Easter Gardens

The Easter Gardens that have been brought into school already have been lovely, showing some real creativity! Please bring in your gardens on Monday, ready to take to the service in the church on Tuesday. More information about the Easter Gardens is available in the original letter here.

Easter Service

A reminder that this will take place at 9am on Tuesday morning in the church, led By Rev. Julia Lall. Friends and families are welcome to join us. It will not last longer than half an hour.

Timestables Competition

Well done to the winners and all those who improved their scores:

Year 1 -

Best score - Delilah Houghton

Most improved - Ollie Brown

Year 2 -

Best score - Alfie Walsh

Most improved - Seth Wnukoski

Year 3 -

Best score - Bethany Payne

Most improved - Bethany Payne

Year 4 -

Best score - Ethan Wright

Most improved - Georgina Bungard
Year - 5

Best score - James Walsh

Most improved -Isabel Farrell

Year 6 -

Best score - Taya Dowsett

Most improved -Tabitha Glasse

Special Mentions were also given to Olive Morris and Imogen McCartney who were just pipped at the post.

School Council are keen to make this a termly event - watch this space!


With spring finally on its way, we are beginning to be able to use the field and garden at breaktimes. However, it is still very muddy and children need a change of shoes before they are able to go on it. Please provide trainers/old shoes or wellies that are not PE trainers as we are finding that huge amounts of mud are ending up in PE bags and the classrooms when they change for PE.

St George’s Day Lunch

There will be a special lunch on Friday 22nd April to mark St George’s Day. The menu will be:

Harry Ramsden’s Fish Fillet

OR Handmade Vegemince Pasty


Mushy Peas

Tomato Sauce

Classic Victoria Sponge

This can be ordered on the usual weekly lunch menu form that will be emailed out.

Diary Dates

Please see below for important dates for the term and the next school year.

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary:

9:00am -3:00pm

21st March

Sycamore Class Trip to Sutton Hoo

9:00am - 9:45am

22nd March

Easter Service in the Church

24th March

Break up for Easter

11th April

Children return to school

18th April

Swimming Gala (selected children only)

2nd May

Bank Holiday

9th May

SATs Week


Term Dates

2015 -16

Spring Term

5 January to 24 March

Summer Term

11 April 2016 to 21 July 2016

(Half Term: 30 May to 3rd June 2016)

PD Day:

27th May 2016


Autumn Term

Thursday 1 September 2016 to Tuesday 20 December 2016

(Half Term: Monday 24 October 2016 to Friday 28 October 201)

Spring Term

Tuesday 3 January 2017 to Friday 31 March 2017

(Half Term: Monday 13 February 2017 to Friday 17 February 2017)

Summer Term

Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017

(Half Term: Monday 29 May 2017 to Friday 2 June 2017)

PD Days:

1st September 2016

2nd September 2016

21st October 2016

4th January 2017

18th April 2017

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.