January 11th 2019

Dear Parent/Carers,

Happy New Year! The term has started with a real energy with enthusiastic learning in every class I visit. As you can see in the attached newsletter there has been so much going on. Reception have been using the wall bars in PE, Year 2 have made a Tudor house, as part of their Great Fire of London topic (which they will later set light to!), Year 3 and 4 have been recreating the miracles of Jesus out of salt dough and Year 6 have been using shaping objects out of clay and painting them. Of course much more has been happening, do take the time to ask your child what they have learnt this week.

Clubs

Most clubs start again next week. There are still a few places left in some clubs including:

  • Drama
  • AM Sports
  • Chelsea Football
  • Cricket
  • EDA Dance
  • French
  • Tennis

Please remember to submit an application available via the clubs page on our website if you are interested and haven’t already done so.

Hair!

If your child’s hair is shoulder length or longer, please make sure it is tied back. We will ask children whose hair is not tied back to tie it back, but it is obviously better if they come to school with their hair already firmly tied back. This makes them ready for their learning and also reduces the spread of head lice (which would be appreciated by all!).

Closing Dates – Reception/Nursery Applications 2019

Please note that the closing date for on-line applications for Reception 2019 is Tuesday, 15th January 2019.  The closing date for Nursery applications is Friday, 8th March 2019.

Borrowed Clothing

We keep a small supply of items of clothing for whenever a child has a mishap and needs changing. We ask parents to wash and return what has been borrowed as soon as possible – ready for the next child.

However, we haven’t been receiving clothing back, particularly underwear, and have hardly any left. Please could you check at home if you have any borrowed items that need returning.

Fundraising for Diabetes

You may remember that one of our pupils, Oli Walker recently ran his first 5k for JDRF, the diabetes research charity. His parents would like to thank all those who offered their support; from the families who trained and ran with Oli (this was a first 5k for many) or showed up at 8.30am on that chilly December morning to cheer on the runners, to those who donated online and at the nativity performances.

Thanks to the generosity of the Christ Church School community, Oli raised just over £6,300 and he was in the top 1% of fundraisers on JustGiving in December! JDRF are currently funding over 500 research projects looking at various aspects of type 1 diabetes including innovative treatments such as stem cell therapy and ‘smart insulin’, and understanding the causes and environmental factors.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher