July 19th 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our final week this term has been one full of celebration. This morning we had our End of Year Church Service and a very emotional Year 6 Leavers’ Service. Years 2 and 6 gave an impressive display of their dancing skills at their leavers’ discos on Wednesday. Years 1 & 2 also marked the end of term with their own beach parties and Fox Class had a tea party to celebrate being the class with the highest attendance rate this term. We also celebrated the amazing musical ability of Year 6 for the last time at their Music Concert on Tuesday morning. You can see photos of some of these and more in the attached newsletter.

Reports Feedback

As I wrote in my letter accompanying reports, I would like your views on the reports children receive at the end of the year. I know how valuable they can be to parents and also how many hours staff put in to writing them. Please use the survey to let us know what you find most helpful about the reports.

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 Advance Warning: Uniform Updates 2020/2021

Many of you will have already heard that we are working with Rhys Jones to update our uniform in response to comments from parents and children alike. This will involve:

  • The launch of a more contemporary logo which will be printed rather than stitched to reduce skin irritation;
  • The use of more cotton to reduce allergies and itching;
  • The school selling the uniform in order to ensure that any profits can be used to help our children and their learning.

This will be launched for September 2020, but we wanted to alert people now so that they could plan how much new uniform to buy this year.  Children will still be able to wear the current uniform even when the new version has been launched and items such as the trousers, pinafores and summer dresses will remain unchanged.

An update from the school reports of the children we sponsor for Lunchbowl

Peter Makoha

Peter loves coming to school on the big school bus and his favourite activity is riding toy cars and constructing with blocks. He is an energetic boy who embraces school life with enthusiasm and pleasure. Peter has had a successful year and he continues to grow from strength to strength.

Trezor Wambui

Trezor is well mannered and hardworking. She has had a fantastic year and continues to embrace all aspects of school routine in the new school with great interest and enthusiasm. She is a quick learner and handles her set tasks with great accuracy and competency. She continues to be a valued member of our class and being a friendly child has earned her great popularity in school.

Charity Walk for Peace (CWFP) Fundraiser

We are still accepting donations until mid September on our CWFP JustGiving fundraiser page. There is a potential £2,000 of matched funding by the CWFP open to the PTA, so please do give what you can as ALL donated and matched funds will go back to the school! To donate, please click here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/denise-lieu-jenkins. You can also donate in person via the school office. Just mark your donation for the attention of CWFP /Denise Lieu-Jenkins.

Wanted – Scrabble Players

If you can spare an hour on a Thursday afternoon (2.30p.m. – 3.30p.m.) and enjoy a game of Scrabble, we would love to hear from you. Every week, children from a different junior class have the chance to hone their word skills in a cut throat game of Scrabble. Sessions are run by our dedicated volunteers – Mr & Mrs Harris, who have been doing a fantastic job for many years. We urgently need some new adults to join in and keep our sessions going. If you can help, please contact Mrs Wogan a.s.a.p.

Additional Staff for Connect

Our After School Club, Connect@ Christ Church, is dedicated to providing outstanding extended care: engaging children in various activities, inside and outside, and preparing, serving and supervising breakfast and tea. We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic people who have a commitment to high quality child care and who are passionate about working with children to join the team. It is vitally important to us that the children have an enjoyable experience. If you are someone who likes helping children and would be able to organise and supervise a wide variety of different activities (sporting, academic and relaxing) with children and support and help serve tea then we are interested in hearing from you. Please go to the job vacancies page of the school’s website

Lunchtime Supervisors Required

We are looking for lunchtime supervisors to join the team at the juniors looking after our children at lunchtimes and ensuring that the children have a happy and safe time. Lunchtime Supervisors look after children when they play in the playground and when they eat their lunch in the school hall including checking that they have the correct meal. The hours of work are 12.15 p.m. to 1.20 p.m. Monday-Friday during Term Time plus a half termly meeting. For more information go to the vacancies page on our website.

First Day of Term

For children in Years 1 – 6, the first day of term is Thursday 5th September.

I wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer break.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher