June 23rd 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

It has been a week filled with sport and music! On Monday, everybody had the opportunity to meet Darius Knight, and take part in some fitness activities, wonderfully organised by Miss Bruen and Mrs Day. Any sponsorship money for that event needs to be handed in by Monday 26th June.

On Monday and Thursday, I was at the Rose Theatre to see performances by the Year 2 choir (Monday) and the Year 6 choir (Thursday). The children sang beautifully; Mrs Huggett has done an amazing job teaching them some very challenging songs.

This morning I had the privileged of watching the Year 3-5 music concert. The children performed with great confidence, demonstrating real skill. We had singers, violinists, pianists, brass and woodwind – we even had our first ukulele and kazoo duo! Mrs Bishop does a fantastic job organising these concerts, and they go from strength to strength.

You can see photos of all these events, and more, in the attached newsletter.

Bling Your Bike – Friday 30th June

On Friday, the 30th June, children from Reception to Year 6 are encouraged to decorate their bike or scooter for Bling Your Bike day. It is part of a project being run by Go Kingston and Bike It. They say:

This is an opportunity for every student to decorate their bike or scooter to make it as flashy as you can, and then ride it to school!  The bikes or scooters should be DECORATED AT HOME before next Friday, and there should be no limit to the amount of creativity applied! Anything particularly shiny or funky is particularly welcome.

There will be fantastic prizes on offer for the most imaginative decoration of bikes or scooters, and we will show off some of them in assembly. As Year 5 are on a trip that day, they will bling their bikes later on in the term

Y6 Play – Infant Parents Needed – Tuesday 27th June

On Tuesday, 27th June, at 9:30 a.m. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been invited to watch the Y6 play, Treasure Island. If you are able to help walk the infants up and back, do let the class teacher know. You are welcome to stay and watch the performance.

Malden Fortnight Grand Parade – Saturday 1st July 2017 – Great News!

In an exciting development, the PTA have managed to obtain a float for the parade, which will meet us at the school. Please be at the school and ready by 1.15pm so we can be on time to join the start of the parade. Remember, the theme is pirates! We want to keep as much space as possible for children on the float so will be keeping adult number to a safe minimum – if you have any questions or concerns please do email, Kay Peeling and Leanne Harri kayharri@hotmail.com

Sports for Schools Sponsorship Money

Sponsorship money needs to be handed in by Monday 26th June.

Year 6 Library – Friday 30th June

If you are able to help walk Year 6 to the library next Friday, please let the office know. 6G will leave school at 1.20pm, and 6P at 1.45pm.

Summer Fair Prize – One Live Music Festival

Some of you may have won tickets to the ONE LIVE Music festival at last month’s Summer Fair. The organisers of the festival have contacted us to advise that the festival has now been cancelled. You can read about it here and contact them here.

The organisers run other events and might be able to offer you tickets to alternative shows.

Bikeability – Year 5

If you have not returned the Bikeability form for your child to do the course in July, please do so as soon as possible. We do still have a space available on the course. Please let the Junior office know, if you would like your child to do this.

Year 5 & 6 Choir

Year 5 and 6 choir has now finished for this term. There will be no choir on Tuesday mornings for the rest of this term.

Pret-a-Portrait Photographs

Pret-a-Portrait are having a summer sale on images taken in previous terms.  Any order that you place by Friday 30th June will benefit from this sale. You can use one of these links to access the sale – Web, Twitter or Facebook.

I hope that you have a good weekend.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White

Headteacher