March 22nd 2019

Dear Parent/Carers,

It was lovely to see so many parents at parent consultations this week. Many of the children told me how excited they were for their parents to see their books and hear how well they have been learning. I have certainly been impressed to see the progress that the children have made from the start of September. I do hope you found the sessions helpful – do remember that you can email the teacher if you have any follow up questions.

Last Friday, some of our Year 6 children were locked up! They were visiting Lavender Hill Magistrates Court and, as well as having a tour, took part in a role play. Some of the children were magistrates, dispensing justice, some were witness and one was the accused. After hearing all the evidence, the defendant was convicted and duly sentenced. It was a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about the justice system.

There are photos of that, and last week’s outdoor learning, in the attached newsletter, as well as some of the creative maths I have seen around the school – weighing in Year 1, fractions in Year 3 and decimals in Year 4.

Sustrans Big Pedal 2019

Next week is the start of Sustrans Big Pedal, which this runs from 25th March – 5th April. On each day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting, skating or using a wheelchair to school.

Plans for the Infant Playground

We have now received some very exciting plans for the infant playground from a designer. The PTA will then meet with the designer and a surveyor next week in order to agree both our immediate priorities and a long term plan for all areas. (It looks as though we will start with a climbing canyon!).

In the short term, we would like to give the infant garden and planters an overhaul. We would love donations of compost, wood chips and plants. Please contact the office if you have anything to donate or know a contact we could approach.

Big Wheels Day – Thursday 4th April

On Thursday 4th April we are having a Big Wheels Day, as part of the Sustrans Big Pedal. Children can bring their bike, scooter, skateboard or roller skates into school and there will be activities during the day. There will be prizes for those children who want to decorate what they bring in.


The following clubs have also now opened for registration for next term. Please see the clubs page on our website for details.

  • Chess
  • Drama
  • EDA Dance
  • French
  • Tennis

We will also be starting a Junior Art Club on Monday afternoons. More details will follow next week.

Cleaning Staff Sought

We are looking to expand our cleaning staff. If you know anyone who might be interested, please ask them to contact Ian Duncan, our Business Manager, via the offices or by email

No Gymnastics next week

Please remember there is no Miss O’Connor Gymnastics session next week (Monday 25th March).

Developing resilience and independence workshop

Please see the attached if you would be interested in attending a two hour workshop for parents on developing resilience and independence and what you can do to support your child as they grow. It will take place on Wednesday 3rd April and is run by Gill Hines, Education and Parenting Consultant.

PTA Quiz Night
What a great night!! Thank you to everyone for your enthusiasm, generosity and support at the quiz night last week. It was certainly a fun filled night. There were lots of celebratory photos on the staff WhatsApp! We have raised a great sum of £1367.27! This money will go towards the new Infant playground.  See you again next year!  ​

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher