March 31st

Newsletter

This week’s newsletter includes photos from Carroty Wood! Click on the picture

Dear Parents /Carers,

The Easter service this morning was a lovely way to end the term. It gave a time to reflect on all the different opportunities the children have had, this term. The children and staff have all worked so hard, and I hope they, and you, have a good break over Easter.

Parent Questionnaire
Education is a partnership between parents and teachers, we really value your views about our school, and how we support your child. We would, therefore, be grateful if you would take our parent survey, over the holidays. Please take a moment to celebrate our strengths with us, and also to make suggestions for further improvement.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Attendance
On Monday, we found out which class had the best attendance this term and they won a tea party. The results were:
1. Green & 6P 97.5%
2. 3OB 97.4%
3. Yellow 97.2%

Next term
The first day of next term in Tuesday 18th April, the day after Easter Monday. There is no INSET day at the start of next term.

Reading Projects
Next half-term, children in Years 2-6 will be doing another reading home learning project, based on a book. Details of the projects will be shared the first week back, but if you’d like to get ahead on reading the books with your child, here they are:

  • Year 2 Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr or George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell.
  •  Years 3 & 4 Varjak Paw by S. F. Said and illustrated by Dave McKean
  •  Year 5 Wonder by R J Palacio
  •  Year 6 Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

If we receive an additional Pupil Premium payment for your child, you will be given a copy of the relevant book.

Launch of the Bank of Christ Church School – Thursday 20th April @ 8.30am in the Junior School Hall.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our savings scheme – The Bank of Christ Church School or as we like to call it B Cee CeeS. Our aim is to provide children with the chance to save between 20p and £2 a week in a bank created and run by them! Children will handle cash, have a savings book and have the chance to work at the bank if they choose to.

We are working with Thamesbank, a local credit union – see their website https://thamesbank.org for more details.

A separate leaflet with an application form for children to open their account and details of Thamesbank’s services is being sent out in addition to the newsletter. If you have any questions please contact Ruth Wogan, via the office, who will be happy to help.

Torches!
All children at the juniors will be studying light next half-term. Years 3 and 4 will be looking a light, dark and shows, and Year 5 and 6 will be looking at how light travels and how the eye processes it. If you have a torch that your child could bring in and keep at school, please send it in with them next term. Please ensure it is named.

Green Fingers
Next half-term, Years 1 and 2 will be focusing on plants. In preparation, the teachers would be very grateful for donations of plastic planters/ troughs for outside their classrooms. The classes would like to create their own mini-gardens. More on that next term, however, if over the holidays, you are having a spring clean in the garden and are happy to donate planters, compost and even seeds (lettuce, radish, peppers etc…) the teachers would be very grateful. Red class parents have already created a wonderful garden – thank you – so Red class do not need any more gardening equipment.

Thank you to all parents who helped fill the planters at the juniors last Saturday. The children will begin planting next term, but if you have any gardening equipment, like watering cans, garden tools or canes that you no longer need, please hand it in at the juniors.

Houses – A School Council Project
This week, the school council asked children to suggest names for the houses, and most children have already made their suggestions, therefore they probably won’t be bringing home a form on which they can suggest four possible names for houses. Several children have suggested Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin – but I think they have been used before!

With best wishes for a very happy Easter.

Yours sincerely,
Tabitha White,
Headteacher