April 27th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Last week’s sunshine has been replaced by the more seasonal April showers. The children have been getting used to having to come in from the playground quickly, when the heavy rain starts to fall! Thankfully, Reception’s trip to Pizza Express was dry, and the children had a fantastic time making their own pizzas. You can see photos of their trip, and more, in the attached newsletter.

Thank you to all the parents who helped organise and run the two discos last Friday. The children had a super time and nearly £1,000 was raised!

Home Learning

For maths home learning, please click here.


Do remember the Bank of Christ Church School, where you can save your money each week in your own account? The bank is run by the banking leaders at the juniors and supported by volunteers and staff. Anyone in the school can open an account and each Thursday before school you can deposit money in to your savings. Our star saver has over £70 in her account already! If you would like to open an account or join the banking team, please contact Mrs Wogan or any of our expert banking leaders. Happy saving!

Timetable for Year 6 SATS

The Year 6 tests are fast approaching and will take between 14th and 17th May. The timetable will be as follows;

  • Monday 14th May English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
  • Tuesday 15th May English reading
  • Wednesday 16th May Mathematics papers 1 and 2
  • Thursday 17th May Mathematics paper 3

We will be offering a special cooked breakfast and cereal on each day for Year 6 on the infant site to give them a relaxed start to the day. We will send a separate ParentMail giving more information nearer the time.

Year 5 & 6 Choir performing at The Rose Theatre

The Year 5 & 6 choir will be performing at the Rose Theatre on Monday 18th June, in the Festival of Choirs. A letter with all the details will be sent out soon, but we are aware that tickets are already on sale from The Rose Theatre, and do not want you to miss out on the opportunity to buy them. You can buy the tickets online (www.rosetheatrekingston.org) or call the theatre on 020 8174 0090

Year 2, 3 & 4 Choir – Saturday 23rd June @ 1:15 p.m.

The Year 2/3/4 choir will be singing together at the Summer Fair on 23rd June at 1:15 p.m. Please save the date.

New SEND World Survey

Achieving for Children is currently consulting on SEND education provision in Kingston and Richmond, specifically on proposals to invest in early intervention services and to understand better the barriers that prevent schools feeling confident and competent to support children and young people with SEND. The survey accessed via the link below forms part of this consultation and parents/carers and families are invited to complete the survey before the closing date on 4 May. The survey can be accessed here.

Charity Walk for Peace – Final reminder

As you will have read, we are being invited by Mr Anees, on behalf of the Amiddayan Muslims to take part in their charity walk for peace on the morning of Sunday 29th March in Windsor Great Park. This is a beautiful place for a walk, and you and your family can take part in as much or as little as you feel is suitable. It will be followed by a free home cooked lunch. The walk will raise funds for both our chosen charity Lunchbowl and the school (£2000 of match funding).  For more information, click here.

Kingston & Richmond Parenting Groups – Summer Term 2018

Parenting groups available for all parents/carers living in the boroughs of Richmond and Kingston. Click here for details.

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 SCL on 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).

Exterior Doors to Junior Classrooms

As you will know from the last bulletin, we were advised that the doors would be fixed last weekend.  Unfortunately the contractors were experiencing difficulties acquiring the correct hinges and the work has been delayed.  We have contacted the original architect and builders to express our concern about these problems. The governors are also keen to pursue this matter on behalf of parents and children alike.

Years 3 to 5

Please could you ensure your child does not bring putty, toys or stationery to school.  Only year 6 are allowed to bring stationery.

Year 6 – Art

Please could you send in a piece of fruit or a vegetable for our Art project by next Tuesday, 1st May.

Spare Swimming Kits

We are always in need of spare swimming kits so if your child has outgrown a swimming costume/shorts, or you are replacing towels and have any spare ones, please donate to the Junior office.

If you have ever borrowed a spare swimming kit and not returned it, please return it to the office.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages 

  • Juniors – Year 5 Boys football competition (selected children), Year 3 and 4 Tennis competition (selected children), LEAP (Year 4 and 5 only)