February 9th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Today, children from every class have been outdoors completing numeracy farm-related activities. It was chilly, and a bit wet, but all we braved the elements and had a huge amount of fun! Dressed as farmers and or animals, we certainly looked the part, too. Whether it was working as a team to solve number problems, avoiding a fall into the smelly micro-pig sty, jumping into pens to find the most numbers related to a problem and or measuring how far our wellies travelled, we were all challenged. Thank you for your help with dressing your children as farmers/animals and for your kind donations too, which we hope will allow us to have micro-pigs in school (outdoor!) for at least one week during the summer term. Do look at the photos in the newsletter.

 Curriculum Newsletters

Today, your child should have come home with next term’s curriculum newsletters. If you have not seen it, do click below for the relevant newsletter:
Nursery
Reception
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

 Dressing Up Days – Next Half Term

We have two whole school dressing-up days coming up. We do understand that some children (and parents) enjoy these days more than others do, so to make it easier we do accept a relaxed interpretation of the theme!

 • Wednesday 14th March – INFANTS ONLY – Olympian visit, children dress in sports clothes/kit.
• Wednesday 15th March – JUNIORS ONLY – Olympian visit, children dress in sports clothes/kit.
• Friday 23rd March – International Day, dress up in national costume or in some colours from a flag.
• Wednesday 28th March – INFANTS ONLY – Easter Bonnet Parade, children wear an Easter bonnet that they have made or decorated.

 Apart from Nursery, children in the rest of the school will not be dressing up for World Book Day. We will be marking the day with a number of fun activities, but we will not be asking children to dress up, because of all the other opportunities during the term.

 Discos

Thank you to all the parents who made the recent discos such a success and to the children who demonstrated their dance moves! The amount raised for the PTA was a fantastic £1,170!

 Cake Sales

Well done to Years 1 and 6 with last Friday’s cake sales, they raised the following:
• Year 1: £264.25
• Year 6: £132.20
The Year 6 takings included a single £40 donation from one parent and another for £10, both handed into the school office this week. The final class cake sales are for Reception and Year 5 and will take place on Friday 9th March. Reception will be raising money for ducklings again, which proves to be very popular with the children! Year 5 will be raising money towards their trip to Kidzania later in the year.

 Pret-a-Portrait – SALE

Until the 14th February 2018 Pret-a-Portrait are offering some exciting discounts on pictures taken in the last year and before. A special THANK YOU discount has been applied to all sittings where orders were placed from last term and for parents who didn’t get round to ordering their pictures there is a buy 1 get 1 free offer on unframed prints, packs and digital files. To get this offer, please call Pret-a-Portrait on 0800 021 7626. For those parents who did order from last year, your discount will already be linked to your online account.
If you have any questions about these offers or need help with your sitting ID, please contact Pret-a-Portrait.

 Thames Water – Sewer Pipe Repairs in Elm Road

Thames Water are carrying out sewer pipe repairs in Elm Road until mid-March. We have been advised that from Monday 5th March – Friday 16th March there will be a road closure from 21 Elm Road to the junction with Northcote Road. This will mean no vehicle access along this section of Elm Road. There will be pedestrian access at all times. If your journey to/from school by car involves this section of Elm Road, across the level crossing, please be aware that you will need to make alternative arrangements.

 Year 4 Residential Trip Parent Meeting – Thursday 22nd February

There is a meeting for parents and Year 4 children regarding the Year 4 residential trip to Carroty Wood on Thursday 22nd February at 7.00 p.m. in the Junior Hall.

Dressing Up and Fabric

The Outdoor Team would like to express a huge thank you for all the wonderful donations they have received; we really are thrilled and we know the children will enjoy using them! As the weather warms, they are planning to create a theatre/dressing up area for use during playtime, to enhance imaginative play. Your kind donations will allow us to develop this setting splendidly.

 Easter Holiday Club

Following your feedback to our survey, we have agreed that SCL can run a Holiday Club at the Juniors Site on the following dates:

 • Tuesday 3rd – Friday 6th April
• Monday 9th – Friday 13th April

 SCL are offering 15% off the value of your booking for the Easter Holidays – use the code CHRISTCHURCH15 when making your booking. Please note this is valid only for pupils of Christ Church New Malden Primary School. SCL’s Club Energy and Soccer School courses are the perfect way to ensure your child enjoys their school holidays! The action packed days of fun filled activities are available for children aged 4 – 12 years. Simply choose between individual days or a whole week at either Club Energy or Soccer or a combination of the two.

The Club will run Monday to Friday (except Easter Monday) with SCL’s standard day running from 9:45am – 4:00pm. However, there will also be an extended day option running from 8:15am – 5:45pm, allowing flexibility on dropping off and collecting your child to suit your daily routine. All SCL staff are fully qualified, first aid and safeguarding trained and DBS checked.

For extra information and to book online, please visit their website or call SCL on 0345 644 5747.

With best wishes,
Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages

• Juniors – Year 6 Learning Reviews, High 5 Netball Tournament (selected children), London Inter Primary Schools Football tournament (selected children), Year 4 Girls’ football tournament (selected children)
• Whole school – Parents Evening (Nursery – Year 5)