May 4th 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

As I have walked around the school, this week, I have seen learning take place in so many ways. In the infants, children were learning to tell familiar stories using puppets. In the juniors, children were writing on their desks (as instructed to!) and making faces out of fruit – one of the portraits was of Meghan Markle! Do have a look at the photos in the attached newsletter.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In light of the new data protection laws which come in to force this month, we want you to know:

  • We already have a strict data protection policy
  • Data is kept secure and used appropriately
  • Much will stay the same, but with GDPR it will bring even better security and greater transparency
  • In many areas consent is not needed as schools have a duty to keep children safe and deliver a high standard of education and are legally required to collect and process some types of personal data.
  • Where consent is needed, you will be asked for it in a clear manner and allowed to remove it, if you wish.

Home Learning

For maths home learning, please click here.

Fortnite

Yesterday, the NSPCC warned parents about the dangers of Fortnite, the online game, especially the risk of children being contacted by strangers. There is a good summary in this BBC article and the NSPCC have some resources to help parents and children be aware of sharing online.

Spare DVDs

If you have any old DVDs which would be suitable for primary school children (Certificate PG or U), we would love to have them for wet plays.

Are you handy with a paint brush? 

We will be painting the Infant playground mural and a new track for the children to run and cycle around. We are looking for parent volunteers to help with the painting on the afternoon of Saturday 12th May.  While parents paint the children can play in the playground!
If you and your family can spare an hour or two please email Sarah King.

Junior Gardening

If you are able to help Mrs Brooks with gardening at the juniors, please let the office know. Ideally we are looking for two volunteers for a regular weekly slot for one hour.

Music Tuition

Kingston Music Service (KMS) provides instrumental and vocal music lessons to young people in Kingston’s schools and music centres. The service runs a range of music ensembles to support young people’s musical journey and enable them to play with other young musicians. For more information about their services and to apply for lessons please see the attached leaflet or visit their website.

Nursery Fun – Friday 22nd June

On Friday 22nd June, we will be having our Nursery Fun on the Field Day when the children show their physical skills like balancing, crawling, kicking a ball, catching and more. Parents are invited to come at 9.10 a.m. to watch their child. It will last until about 10 or 10.30 a.m. This will be for all nursery children, morning, afternoon and full time.

SATS Breakfast – 14th – 17th May

During SATS week, Year 6 children traditionally come to breakfast at the infants. There will be sausages and pancakes, as well as cereals and fruit – all for the bargain price of £2 for four breakfasts. Year 6 parents will receive a separate email to book.

Good News Club

There are three places currently available for Good News Club on Tuesdays at the Junior site. Please email the office if your child would like to attend.

I hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Yours sincerely,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

This week’s ParentMail messages 

Juniors –  Year 5 and 6 Tennis Competition (selected children),
Infants
Whole school