November 3rd 2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

Today, a team from BAE Systems (a defence, aerospace and security solutions company) came from their office in New Malden to challenge Years 5 and 6. You can read more about it in the attached newsletter, but it has been fascinating to see how the children have worked together to create their marble runs. This half-term, all children in Years 1 and 2 are having a clay workshop and, yesterday, Orange class were visited by local art specialist, Meg Vernon, who taught them pottery skills.

PE Timetable

After half-term, the days of some class’ PE lesson have changed. Here is the up to date list of when PE lessons normally happen. Of course, there are always occasions where a lesson does not happen, if the class are doing something else.

Class Indoor Outdoor
Reception Tuesday Wednesday
Year 1 – Orange Class Thursday Tuesday
Year 1 – Red Class Wednesday Tuesday
Year 2 Monday Friday
Year 3 Tuesday Thursday
Year 4 Friday Wednesday
Year 5 Wednesday Monday
Year 6 Thursday Friday

Please could you ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day. There are still children regularly having to borrow items for PE lessons. The only exception is trainers, where children can bring in trainers for their outside PE day.

Cold Weather

As the weather gets cold, do please ensure that your children have suitable clothing for outside play. Please also make sure that it is all clearly named!

Library Visit – Friday 10th November – Year 4

If you are able to help escort Year 4 to the library next Friday 10th November, please let the office or the class teacher know.  4G will leave school at 1.30 p.m., 4A will leave school at 1.50 p.m.

DT Lessons – Help Needed – 4G

If you are able to help Mrs Pallister with DT lessons on Monday afternoons, please let the office know.

Traffic at the Playing Field

If you drive to drop or collect your children from our playing field, please be aware that you cannot drive up or park on the short driveway leading up to the gates of Corpus Christi school. Please also be aware that the part of Chestnut Grove between Elm Road and Mount Road is one way, as the police are concerned that some parents are driving or reversing down it, the wrong way.

Poppy Appeal

There are poppies available at both Infant and Junior site offices. Do join us at the New Malden Remembrance Parade on 12th November.  Two of our children will be carrying a wreath for the mayor and two on behalf of the school, to remember those who have been injured or even given up their lives for others. The service will be held at the War Memorial at 9.30am.

Wednesday – Girls’ Football Club

The girls’ football club after school on Wednesdays will not be carrying on this half term. We expect that it will restart later in the spring term.

The Malden Centre

The Malden Centre is turning thirty.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Everyone is welcome to come and join in their birthday celebrations on Saturday 25th November.

They have lots of exciting taster sessions planned for all ages. Why not go along and try something new? See the attached flyer for all the information.

Sibling Group Photographs – Friday 17th November

If you completed the form saying you would like a group photograph of your child at the school, you will have another form to complete to book your preference of time slot. We will do our best to give you one of your choices but this may not always be possible. Slots will be allocated in order of receipt.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White

Headteacher