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June 2015 Newsletter

15th June 2015


Dear Parents/Carers,


As we enter the season of summer, please remember to apply sun cream to your child before they come to school, as well as providing them with a sun hat and a water bottle each day.  The suncream in school should only be used when there are prolonged outside activities and the suncream from home may need ‘topping up.’  Water bottles and Safari caps are on sale in the school office to protect your child from burning from the heat of the sun.


As we enter Ramadan during this hot period when children will be involved in many sporting activities, we know you will have the health and safety of your child at the forefront of your mind, so we would ask you to encourage your children to join you in fasting at weekends rather than on school days.  All children who remain in school at lunchtimes must have a school dinner or packed lunch.


The non-uniform day before half term raised £188.46, which supports your child’s activities in school.  Thank you for also supporting the fundraising for Nepal last week when we raised an amazing £314.20 to help the victims of the earthquake.


If you have any unwanted books please could you bring them into school as we are collecting them for activities later this term.  There is a collection box placed in the year 3/4 glass corridor.  There will be a summer holiday reading challenge for all our children as research has shown that the more a child reads at home, the better they succeed at school.  Please support your child in taking part in this and making sure that they don’t go backwards in their learning over the 6 weeks holiday.


All children who have had 100% attendance this year will be invited to a picnic in the park as a reward. Children who attend school each day, do really well at school. If we do not hear from parents why a child is not in school, we will come to your home to check if the child is safe and well.  It is important that good attendance continues right to the end of term on July 23rd as the children will be moving to their new classes with their new teachers on July 13th


School is closed to children on Monday June 22nd and Friday July 10th.


Thank you for supporting your children in wearing school uniform, they are a credit to you and look so smart.  Sometimes, we find that children attend school in unsuitable or inappropriate footwear.  We lend these pupils pumps for the day, but it is much better if they can wear their own school shoes.


We are pleased to see children come to school on bikes and scooters.  In order to use these, children must wear a bike helmet on their journeys in order to prevent injury.  Once children arrive at school, they need to dismount and walk their bike or scooter to the bike store.  We cannot allow any cycling or scooting in the school playground at the start or end of the day as it is so busy and would be unsafe.


I look forwards to seeing you at school over the next few weeks for various events.

  • Friday 26th June 9.20am Y5/6 performance

  • Health and fitness week w/c June 29th














FS1 AM 9.30







All starting at 1.15

FS1 PM 1.15

FS2 2.00



Year 5/6

Year 3/4



  • Wednesday 8th July Year 2 graduation 10.15 am

  • Thursday 9th July Year 6 Graduation 1:00pm


From now on you will hear teachers refer to homework as progress tasks.  This is to help children understand that doing their homework helps them to progress in their learning and do well at school.  Thank you for hearing your children read every day and supporting them in learning their spellings, number facts, times tables and their homework.  Home and school working together will help your children to be the stars we know they can be.

Thank you for all the support you have given our school this year.  The new term starts on Tuesday September 8th for the children.


Yours sincerely,


Mrs Ann Cruickshank,