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Newsletter Summer 1 05.05.17


Summer Term 2017 - Newsletter 1

5th May 2017

Dear parents/carers,

Value for Life

This term’s value is ‘perseverance’. This will be the theme of our collective worship and something that we will be focusing on across the school

Wall Repairs

You may have noticed that the retaining wall in the garden is in the process of being repaired. We are very grateful to Wickes in Stowmarket who generously donated the cement and sand to the school. The children are enjoying applying their maths skills to estimate how many bricks are being used!

Car Parking and Safety

Yet again concerns have been shared with me about the safety of children at the end of the school day. I have had reports of children running across the car parking area when parents and staff have been leaving. Please make sure your children are well supervised and stay behind the bollards as they go through the car park.

Remember, if you have preschool aged children or mobility problems, you can ask at the school office for a parking permit to be able to park in the car park. This applies to anyone who may be picking up your child, for example, grandparents.


Our Year 6 children will be taking their SATs tests next week. They have been working hard towards these and we wish them good luck. If you have a child in Year 6, please make sure that they are in school on time and have had a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast!

Ascension Day Kites - 26th May

Following the success of last year, we will again be having a kite flying event to mark Ascension Day on 25th May, straight after school. Children will be asked to make a kite that week as their home learning task across the school and will be able to fly them on the field, accompanied by a parent or carer at the end of the school day.

Dates for the Term

Summer term is always a very busy one. Please make sure you make a note of the dates below. There are sure to be more dates added before long!

Vicky Doherty


Dates for your diary:

8th May

SATs Week (Year 6)

15th May

Whole school visit to Piper’s Vale Gym

25th May - 3.15pm

Ascension Day Kite Flying on the field

27th May


6th June - 6-7pm

Information Evening for Parent and Carers on Reading

4th July

Y5 Science Morning at Debenham High School

5th July

Indian Dance Workshops in School

7th July - 6pm

Sports Evening

12th July

Debenham High School Induction Day for Y6

18th July - 2pm

Play Performance

19th July - 6pm

Play Performance

21st July - 9am

Leavers’ Assembly then at 12.00 Leavers Lunch

Term Dates

Summer Term

Tuesday 18 April 2017 to Friday 21 July 2017

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

Autumn Term

Monday 4th September 2017 to Tuesday 19th December 2017

(Half Term: Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017)

Spring Term

Wednesday 3rd January 2018 to Friday 24th May 2018

(Half Term: Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018)

Summer Term

Monday 16th April 2018 to Tuesday 24th July 2018

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

PD Days:

4th September 2017

5th September 2017

20th October 2017

3rd January 2018

16th April 2108

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Name of parent  ________________________ Date _______________


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