April 20th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been a very sunny start to the summer term! Year 1 and Year 2 made the most of it with their trips to Wisley Garden, and you can see some photos of their trip in the attached newsletter. I know all the children have enjoyed the sunshine and I am grateful to parents who have hunted around for hats, caps, shorts and sunscreen to help the children in the mini-heatwave! Year 6 ended the week with an exuberant water fight, to raise money for Lunchbowl.

Home Learning

This half-term, children in Years 2-6 will be doing a reading project based on a book. Please click below for details of the projects:

For maths home learning, please click here.

Travelling to School in the Heat 

The hot weather also increases air pollution. There are several ways to help reduce the air pollution around school:

  • If at all possible, do not to drive your children to and from school. Do remember that that pollution levels are often higher inside cars, even when the windows are shut.
  • For those who continue to drive, do not idle your engines in the school vicinity.
  • For those walking and cycling, try to plan a route to and from school that sticks to side roads or goes through parks or other green areas.

Double Marathon!

Paul Forsyth, dad of Lucas in Year 3, is running both the Brighton marathon and London marathon in April, seven days apart! He’s running for local charity “best beginnings” who work on mental health issues, especially new parents, this is under the umbrella of the Princes charity “heads together” promoting mental health charities! To sponsor him, click here.

Junior Classroom Doors

We share parents’ frustration about the failure of the downstairs classroom doors. The company is coming to repair the doors tomorrow, and the governors are chasing the contractor, as the doors do not appear to be fit for purpose.

Kingston & Richmond Parents’ SEN Event – Tuesday 1st May

There is a SEND consultation event for parents, carers and families, on Tuesday 1st May, 1 10 a.m. – noon, at the Twickenham Training Centre, Grimwood Road, TW1 1BY. It will be an opportunity to talk about the SEND transformation plans to reinvest in early intervention and understand better the barriers that prevent schools feeling confident and competent to support children and young people with SEND. Families will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences. Please email julia.hunt@achievingforchildren.org.uk to confirm your attendance.

Charity Walk for Peace

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have now registered as official participants of the Charity Walk for Peace, on Sunday 29th March in Windsor Great Park. This means that they will be able to offer our PTA up to £2000 worth of match funding for fundraising that we do.  This is so welcome in these financially challenging times.  You are most welcome to join us for some or all of the morning. Please let the office know if you hope to attend so that we can pass on numbers for catering purposes. For more information, click here.

Kingston & Richmond Parenting Groups – Summer Term 2018

There are parenting groups available for all parents/carers living in the boroughs of Richmond and Kingston. Click here for more information.

LEAP Programme

YourHealthcare is going to offer an innovative and free eight-week programme to support families in promoting healthy eating and exercise. There will be a mixture of activities for children and talks for parents. For more information, please click here. We will send you more information, when we receive it.

SCL Half Term (& Summer) Holiday Club

Following the success of the Easter Holiday Club, SCL will run a Holiday Club at the Juniors Site during both the half term holiday and the summer break. The half term dates are available to book now (the summer term dates to follow). To book click here  or call 0345 644 5747. SCL are investigating the possibility of extending the club to INSET day (Monday 4th June  – if this would be of interest please fill in the SCL INSET Day ParentMail Form).

Missing Scooter

A pink scooter has been missing from the playground since Tuesday. It is labelled with the child’s name. If your child has taken this home in error, please can you return it.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages 

  • Juniors – Music Tuition, Club Reminders
  • Infants – Year 2 Choir – Music Festival @ The Rose Theatre 21st June