June 15th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

The micro pigs were at the infants this week. The children enjoyed getting to know Twisty and Peter – several told me that they would like one as a pet!  Staff also showed great skills in rounding up Peter, who had a tendency to make a bid for freedom. It is lovely that the pig tax from enterprise day enabled us to have the pigs for a second week. Today, Year 2 were raising money for Lunchbowl, wearing odd socks. There are pictures of pigs, socks and more in the attached newsletter.

It is only a week to go until the summer fair. The PTA have been planning it for months and working very hard behind the scenes get everything ready. Your class rep may well have been in touch, asking for help. If you are not helping yet, but can, I know they would be grateful to hear from you. Do remember to invite your friends and neighbours.

Information for Year 5 parents – Applying for Grammar Schools

The links to the leaflets below explain the process for parents wishing to apply to selective schools in the boroughs of Kingston and Sutton. Parents of children currently in Year 5 need to be aware of dates and timescales.

TGS Joint Flyer Entry 2019       Sutton Council Information Evenings

Orchestra at Summer Fair

The orchestra will be playing at the Summer Fair on Saturday 23rd June from 2.00 p.m. Please could they arrive at 1.30 p.m. for setting up and tuning up. Uniform not necessary.

Parent Governors

The Governing Body invite you to stand for election as a parent governor, or to nominate another parent. In our school, we have provision for two parent governors and one place becomes available from September. The Governing Body, with the Headteacher, has overall responsibility for the running of the school. For more details and the nomination form see the separate ParentMail.

Teaching Assistant Required from September

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join our Year 3 team in September. (The role includes acting as a Lunchtime Supervisor and, for the appropriate person, additional hours providing targeted group work for EAL children may be available.) We are looking for someone who has a commitment to high quality child centred learning and who is passionate about working creatively with children and their families. ( Please note the deadline for applications is Monday 18th June). For more details please click here.

SCL Summer Holiday Club

Dates are available to book now (the summer term dates to follow). To book click here or call SCL on 0345 644 5747. A flyer is attached.

Play Leader at Burlington After School Club

Burlington have asked us to advertise a job as play leader at their after school club. For more information, click here.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages

Juniors – Festival of choirs (Year 5 and 6 choir), Rounders competition (selected Year 5), Year 4 Cluster swim gala (selected children), Bikeability courses (select Year 5), Year 6 Play tickets, Amended woodwind music tuition lesson times (select children), Year 3 Girls’ football (selected children), Summer Music concert, Year 5 Kidzania trip

Infants – Year 2 Cluster swim gala (selected children)

Whole school – Parent Governor Election, Class photograph order details,