May 11th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Today, Green Class released their butterflies! Yellow Class’ will have emerged from their chrysalises on Monday and will be released then. Both Year 2 classes used their cake sale money to buy caterpillars, a reminder of the additional opportunities children have, because of the generosity of parents.

Next week, the children in Year 6 will take their SATS tests for reading, grammar, spelling and maths. They will begin their day with a cooked breakfast at the Infants, before they head up to the Juniors for the tests. SATS are challenging, but the children have worked very hard through the year, and should be proud of what they have achieved. Do think of them, while they are doing their tests and we know they would appreciate your prayers.

This afternoon, Mr Burkinshaw and I met with the parent reps. We are grateful to all of them for the work they put in representing their classes. We had a helpful discussion, a summary of which is here.

Y6 SATS Breakfast @ Infants Site

A reminder that the children should arrive at the Infant Site for 8.00 a.m. sharp. Breakfast will be served between 8.00 a.m. and 8.20 a.m.. Members of staff will then walk the children to the Junior Site.

Environmentally Aware

This morning, children at the juniors were inspired by two parents – Mrs Giles and Mrs Burich – who came to talk about what we could do to protect the environment. Their focus was plastic waste, and they encouraged the children to think of the difference they could make. One thing the children were keen to try was to only bring in reusable water bottles, and they would love your support in this.

Class Photographs

Class photographs will be taken on Tuesday 22nd May at both sites.

Painting the Infant mural – REVISED DATE– Saturday 20th May

If you are available from 2 p.m. on Sunday 20th May to join in with re-painting the infant mural, please contact Sarah Bodley-Scott on sarah.t.king@talk21.com for more details.

Do you have old pots of exterior masonry paint sitting in your shed?

We are after exterior, smooth masonry paint for our infant mural on the brick wall.  We have some colours already but are looking for black, red, orange (terracotta), light green or any other bright colours.  If you do have any you no longer require please drop them at the infant office next week by Friday 18th May.

Recorders with Mrs Bishop next week

There will be no recorders next week with Mrs Bishop on Monday lunchtime or Wednesday morning.

Save the Date – Saturday 7th July 

We will be taking part in the New Malden Parade once again this year.  Do put 7th July in your diary and watch out for further updates!

Collection of children by another person

Please always let the class teacher or office know if someone other than parent/regular childminder is collecting your child.

Walking to School 

We are noticing that some children who have permission to walk to school in the morning are arriving as early as 8.00 a.m.  Please note that, for their safety the children should not be arriving before the gates open at 8.40 a.m.

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival – This Weekend

If there is space in your diary this weekend, do look at the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival. There are plenty of events, many free, and there are opportunities for children to meet some of their favourite authors. For more information visit their website.

SCL Half Term Holiday Club – INSET Day added

SCL have confirmed that the club will run on INSET day Monday 4th June – this (and the half term dates) are available to book now. Click here or call SCL on 0345 644 5747.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages

  • Juniors –  Bikeability Year 5 (those who have expressed interest),
  • Infants –
  • Whole school –