April 5th 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

What a busy last week of term it has been, finishing with a wonderful Easter service in church this morning. It was lovely to see so many of you there. Well done to Seahorse Class, this term’s best attendance winners, who celebrated with a tea party on Monday. We had an amazing display of Easter bonnets for our parade on Wednesday and some beautifully decorated scooters, skateboards and bikes in school on Thursday for Big Wheels Day. You can see photos of some of these and more in the attached newsletter.

Junior Book Project Winners

I was very impressed with the quality of work that has gone into the junior book projects submitted this week. I found it impossible to decide which project to vote for! I am pleased to announce the winners, voted for by the children and parents:

LKS2 winners:

1st – Mei Bush

2nd – Nicki Petrov

3rd – Nell Postlethwaite

UKS2 winners:

1st – Anna Plummer

2nd – Noah Holloway

3rd – Yeha Kim

Congratulations to you all and well done to everybody for all their hard work.

Date Change – Infant Sports Day – Friday 12th July

The infant sports day will now be on Friday 12th July, instead of Friday 28th June. It has changed to enable Year 2 to go on a school trip.

PTA Easter Egg Trail

Thank you to everyone who took part in the Easter Egg Trail. It was a very successful and fun event. The winner of the large egg was Lucy in Hedgehog class. Well done Lucy!

Hot Meals – New Menu

Please find attached the new menu for ISS starting after the Easter holiday on 23rd April 2019. Printed copies of this and the new Special Diet menus will be provided after Easter. Any children currently on a Special Diet Menu can continue on their current menu until the Parent Consent Form for the April menu is signed.

Skipping Workshop – Advance Notice

We will be holding a skipping workshop on Thursday 2nd May for the Infants and Wednesday 5th June for the Juniors. Further details will be sent out after Easter.

Book Bus Visit

Your child will have brought home yesterday a leaflet regarding the book bus, that will be visiting the Junior site on Wednesday 1st May. More details to follow.

Homework Club Next Term

There is no homework club in the first week back after Easter.

Choirs & Orchestra Next Term

​The Year 3/4 choir, the Year 5/6 choir and the orchestra all start in the first week back after Easter – Tuesday 23rd April for Year 3/4, Wednesday 24th for the orchestra and 25th April for Year 5/6. It is very important all children attend as we have lots of exciting performances coming up during the summer term.

Year 3/4 choir will be performing at the Malden & Coombe Cluster Concert on Tuesday 11th June at 2pm.  Please save the date and I will let you know further details and ticket information when it becomes available.

Infant Group Recorder Lessons 

For anyone interested in infant group recorder lessons, please click on Kingston Music Service (KMS) and contact them directly. These lessons have been very popular in the past and can lead to lots of other exciting opportunities further up the school. If you have any questions, please see Mrs Bond.

Summer Term

School opens for pupils on Tuesday 23rd April at the usual times.

I wish you all a very happy and restful break over the Easter holidays.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher