January 18th 2019

Dear Parent/Carers,

We are very proud of our School: the staff and children who work so hard, the enthusiasm and excitement of the children as they learn new skills and their determination as they master them and our outstanding results in statutory assessments. Then, there are the wonderful musical performances given by our three choirs and orchestra and our sports teams and the energy and sportsmanship they display in competitions. Finally, we benefit so much from the amazing parent community who support the School in so many ways, not least in fundraising through the PTA.

However, we want to know what you think of our school. Click on the link below to take you to this year’s questionnaire for parents and carers. Your feedback will enable us to work on areas highlighted and make our school even better. (Do remember, if you have any specific concern about your child the best thing to do is to speak directly to the class teacher.)

>>>>CLICK HERE FOR THE PARENT/CARER SURVEY<<<<

If you had been at the Infants this morning, you may have thought it was 1666! Year 1 and Year 2 had come in dressed in Stuart costumes for their theatre workshop. Earlier in the week, they’ve been writing a diary entry for Samuel Pepys, with pencils with a feather on the end and homemade wigs! This week, Reception have been learning about capacity by looking at different containers and describing them, Years 3 and 4 have continued to investigate and write about what really happened in the Trojan War and Year 5 have been testing the properties of different materials (and tasting cereal bars!). You can see pictures of some of these and more in the attached newsletter.

Reading Challenge

This half term we have set a reading challenge at the Juniors for children in all classes to read as many pages as they can in a week. Children will be sent home every Friday with a small slip of paper to record how many pages they have read and for you to sign. In order for their pages to count towards the class total, they will need to bring it back by Thursday the following week. The winning class will be able to wear their own clothes on the last day of half term. We were so impressed by the number of pages that the children have been able to read this week.

ParentMail App

Some parents have been experiencing problems with the ParentMail App recently. We have been informed that all users should now update the app, after which, it should work correctly.

PTA Disco – Friday 25th January

The deadline for payment for the PTA disco on Friday 25th January has been extended to 4pm on Tuesday 22nd January. Details are included below.

When: Friday 25th January 2019
Where: Junior School Hall
Time: Reception – Year 2, 4pm-5.30pm
Year 3 – Year 6, 6pm-7.30pm
Price: £7 per child. This includes a pizza tea and children will receive a treat bag to take home. (Parents please provide a packed tea if pizza does not suit due to allergies/preference)

If your child would like to attend, payment must be made via ParentMail to secure a place. We are unable to take cash payments via the school office or on the door for this event. All children must be signed out by an adult and will not be allowed to leave the disco independently.

Road Safety

As you are probably aware, the issue of dangerous driving in and around both school sites is a constant and ongoing issue. Several parents of Christ Church who are very concerned about cars driving on the pavements have already raised the issue with the Council and in an effort to gain some momentum have drawn up a petition. They have asked us to circulate the following link for your information: https://bit.ly/2F33gI6

Orchestra

Reminder – Orchestra is now on a Wednesday and finishes at 4.30pm.

Cake Sale

Finally, well done to Year 2 who raised a fantastic £264.55 from their cake sale last Friday.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher