May 12th 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,
Our Year 6 children have worked so hard this week, sitting the KS2 SATS tests. We were so pleased with the calm and focussed attitudes the children had, and proud of all the work they had done. Today, they went to the park to celebrate and you can see photos of that, and much more, in the attached newsletter.

Mrs Robertson’s Absence
Sadly, Mrs Robertson has had to embark on a sustained programme of treatment, which means she will be absent until the end of term. I know you will join us in wishing her a speedy recovery. Mr Burkinshaw, Mrs Roe and I will ensure that there is normally one of us present on the infant site in her absence. If you have any queries or concerns, or just items that you wish to discuss, do not hesitate to contact one of us, in person or on head@ccnm.rbksch.org

Website
We have recently relaunched our website – http://www.christchurchnm.kingston.sch.uk/ – to make it easier to update. It has all been designed and built in-house, and we would welcome any feedback. Do email mailto:office@ccnm.rbksch.org with any thoughts.

Financial Awareness Week May 22nd – 26th
This year, as well as launching the Bank of Christ Church School on Thursday 25th May, we will be exploring the themes of earning money and enterprise.
Friday 26th May will be Enterprise Day, where the children will be learning about buying and selling. In Year 1 and Year 2, the children will have a shop in their classrooms and buy things with pretend money. At the juniors, each class is to be given £10 to invest in a product or activity to sell to the other classes; for this, each junior child will be encouraged to bring in up to £3.
If you are available to come and talk to your children’s class about how you earn your money and what your job entails, please speak to your class teacher to arrange a suitable time.

Family Financial Workshops
Do remember the family workshops, the Christians Against Poverty team from St John’s are running on Tuesday 16th & Tuesday 23rd May @5.30 p.m. to run them again. Families work together to explore needs and wants, budgeting, different ways to spend and save, in two linked workshops. All families are welcome, although the content is more suitable for junior children. Parents of junior children will have received information via ParentMail.

Australia v Bangladesh at the Oval on Monday 5th June
Mrs Day has managed to secure 20 tickets for Year 5 and 6 children to watch a Champions Trophy match free of charge. The Champions Trophy sees some of the best cricketers from around the world playing on our doorstep, and we have free tickets for the Australia Vs Bangladesh match at the Kia Oval on Monday 5th June 2017, which is an Inset Day.
The match will start at 1.30 p.m. and is expected to finish around 9.15 p.m., though there is no obligation to stay until the end!
Please note that as this is an inset day, parents will need to accompany the children. If your child would like to attend but you are not able to, you should arrange for another parent to accompany your child.
Please let Mrs Day know if you would like tickets. You can ask for a maximum of two adult tickets.
All children will be the responsibility of their chaperone and not the school, as this is not a school trip.

Best wishes.
Tabitha White
Headteacher