Last weekend, a group of parents did a wonderful job of repainting the mural in the infant playground, and painting a track and hopscotch grids. First break on Monday, the children rushed out, they loved playing on the track and hopscotch and a crowd formed to admire the mural. I am very grateful to the parents who gave up their time to paint.
The junior children have loved meeting the micropigs, Twisty and Peter, this week. I know several children have brought their parents to see them! The micropigs will be coming to the infants the second week after half-term, and I know the children are already excited!
Today was Enterprise Day, and children from Year 2 to Year 6 came to a special trading fair at the juniors. The theme was recycling, and children had recycled items to make games and things to sell. It was wonderful to see the initiative that each class and taken, and the enthusiasm with which they were attracting customers! Enterprise Day has a micropig link, as all profits will be subject to a piggy tax! I am amazed by the amounts raised by each class. We obviously have a number of young entrepreneurs in our midst. The amounts raised by each class were as follows:
- Green Class £45
- Yellow Class £20
- 3BC £112.98
- 3H £36.25
- 4A £77.49
- 4G £39.25
- 5S £102.66
- 5W £137.40
- 6B £21
- 6S £107.30
Teachers will be deciding with their class what they will spend the money on.
You can see photos of the infant playground, Enterprise Day and the pigs in the attached newsletter.
Pick Up After School
It is important that you tell your child if someone different is collecting them after school, and that the class teacher knows that. Before school, please make sure you have told your child and emailed the class teacher if something different is happening with pick-up. We know if a child is going to Connect or an after-school club, but we cannot let somebody else pick up your child unless you have said so. It would be most helpful if you could send an email to the class email address before 8 a.m., so we can be confident that the message can be read by the class teacher. On the rare occasion that plans change during the day, you should call the school office.
Sex and Relationships Education
After half term we will be delivering our Sex and Relationship Education curriculum for Y1 to Y6 as part of Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) lessons. For further information on our Sex and Sex and Relationship Education curriculum, please click here. The School Health Team will be coming for the first time to provide sessions for Years 5 and 6. These SRE sessions have been run in over 75% of Kingston schools and we understand are very well received.
Next Term First Day – Tuesday 5th June
The staff have an INSET day on Monday 4th June and school will be closed. Children should come back to school on Tuesday 5th June.
I hope that you have a good half-term and manage to get a break with your family.
Tabitha White, Headteacher
This week’s ParentMail messages
- Juniors – Year 5 and 6 Tennis Competition (selected children),
- Infants –
- Whole school –