June 8th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

I felt like I was on the high seas at the infants, this week. I encountered ships full of pirates, treasure chests and maps and, in Green Class, I could have walked the plank! Thankfully, the pirates were kind to me.

Last term, the upper juniors were looking at the art of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was famous for his surreal portraits composed of fruits, vegetables, fish and trees. The children made their own portraits of famous people. Three are in the newsletter, can you guess who they are? Answers next week.

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 a 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.

Summer Fair – First Aiders

Are you a first aider? Could you help at the school fair on Saturday 23rd June? If you can help, please email Anna Stone.

Summer Fair – Year 2,3 & 4 Choir

The Years 2, 3 & 4 choir will be singing in the Summer Fair at 1:15 p.m. It would be lovely to have as many children as possible there. No uniform is needed.

King’s College, Wimbledon – Open Events

We have a strong partnership with King’s College, Wimbledon. Every Friday afternoon children from King’s help in the infants and a Year 6 class go to King’s for sports training in their wonderful facilities. The school have asked us to let you know of their upcoming open events for 11+ entry in 2019 onwards. The first is an 11+ open evening, next Monday 11th June at 6 p.m.  Next term, they will be holding a whole school open morning on Saturday 15th September, 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m., and another open evening on Tuesday 9th October, again at 6 p.m.  The 11+ registration deadline for 2019 entry is Thursday 15th November 2018.

All are welcome at these events and there is no need to book places.  Further information is available on their website. A flyer is attached, with information about the open events as well as an introduction to their new music school and concert hall.

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. 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.

Juniors’ World Cup Sweepstake

This morning, the junior school council drew teams for the juniors World Cup sweepstake. 6S seemed to be particularly lucky! The teams drawn are as follows:

  • 3BC: Morocco, Costa Rica, Denmark & Iceland
  • 3H:  Portugal, Belgium, Panama & Poland
  • 4A: Japan, Russia, Australia & Argentina
  • 4G: Switzerland, Tunisia, Peru & Senegal
  • 5S: Spain, South Korea, Serbia & Croatia
  • 5W: France, Mexico, England & Uruguay
  • 6B: Iran, Sweden, Egypt & Saudi Arabia
  • 6S: Germany, Brazil, Nigeria & Columbia

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages 

  • Juniors – Collective Worship Music Concert (selected Year 3, 4 and 5), Early Morning reading with Mrs Fereday (selected Year 5), Tri Golf competition (selected Year 6), Summer Relays (selected Year 3, 4 and 5), Westbrook Medical Information (Year 6), Power of Picture (Year 4)
  • Infants –
  • Whole school – Parent Governor Election