January 26th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As I walk around the school, I always enjoy children showing me their work, and telling me what they have been learning. In the juniors, the children have been using powerful verbs and adventurous adjectives to describe characters and settings, several children producing what they thought was the best ever piece of writing! In the infants, children in Reception have been doing writing based on the book Zog and the Flying Doctor, children in Year 1 have been using numberlines to add and children in Year 2 have been solving problems using their multiplication skills.

You can see photos of some of the other things that children have done this week, in the attached newsletter. Do look at that, and ask your children what they have learnt.

Outdoor Micro-Pigs Mufti Day – Friday 9th February  

Yes, you read correctly!  On Friday 9th February, we would like to invite children to come to school dressed as farmers, for a donation of £1 to help us raise funds, so we can ‘farm’ Micro-Pigs at school for at least one week in the Summer term.  We hope, depending on budget, to be able to have the micro-pigs at both sites, to allow children to take care of and enjoy these lovely animals. Children may like to wear wellies, a straw hat, checked shirt etc…. On this day, each class will be completing outdoor farm related maths challenges – it promises to be a very fun day, which we hope you can support.

Kingston Council – Parent Survey – Children’s Dental Health

Kingston Council are conducting a survey for parents, about children’s dental health Please will parents and carers complete the Oral Health Questionnaire.

BBC 500 Words Story Writing Competition

I enjoy reading wonderful writing when I visit classes, and I am sure other people would, too. 500 Words is a story writing competition for children between 5 and 13 years old. Entry closes on Thursday 22 February 2018 at 19:00. All the information can be found here.

Reception LunchBowl Fundraiser!

On Thursday 8th February Reception will be having their LunchBowl fundraising day. We ask that children come in with £1 donation in their Pyjamas. Please no onesies! And please wear sensible shoes/trainers.

Boys’ Year 5 Hockey Goalkeeper Needed – No experience necessary!

At the recent PE Co-ordinators’ meeting, it was announced that Surbiton Hockey Colts were looking for current Year 5 boys to be goalkeepers for their Year 6 team next year.

No experience is necessary, but hockey experience or football goal keeping experience may be an advantage.

Surbiton Hockey is one of the best and most well-established teams in the country and the Colts team benefits from training from professional coaches and players.

If your son is interested, please contact Mrs Day, through the office email address – office@ccnm.rbksch.org

Maths Home Learning

This week’s maths home learning solutions can be found here:

>>Click here for this week’s maths home learning solutions<<

Do ask your child to let his/her teacher know if the work seemed hard, or send an email to the class email address, so we can adjust future planning accordingly.

No Advanced Recorders next week

Please note that there will be no Advanced recorders on Wednesday 31st January as Mrs Bishop is not here.

Parent Help Needed

  • 6B National Archives – Wednesday, 31st January – 1 more helper needed – leave at 9.15 a.m.
  • 3H Sea Life Centre, Wednesday, 31st January – 1 more helper needed – leave 9.40 a.m.
  • Year 6 Coombe Girl’s School dress rehearsal for musical – Thursday, 1st February – leaving at 11.00 a.m. and returning from there at 1 p.m.  Even if you can only walk back.

Connect Absences

If your child is booked into Connect, but not attending, please could you inform Connect by emailing connect@ccnm.rbksch.org. We do not want to be waiting around for a long time to search for children who have gone to a friend’s house or who have already been picked up etc.

With best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages

  • Juniors –  Year 6 Cake Sale, Year 6 to Coombe Girls School production, Year 5 Surbiton Hockey Colts, Gymnastic competition (selected children)

Whole school – Women’s FA Cup Final tickets