November 5th 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

I hope you all managed to have a good time with your families over half term. It has been reassuring to see the number of COVID cases reduce, although I know that some of you have unfortunately still been affected.  I would like to thank families for being so responsive to requests to use lateral flow tests or even PCRs. I know that this is not pleasant for anyone, especially children.

It has been good to be able to see some of you this afternoon and to celebrate your child’s learning. Let me reassure you that children have also enjoyed sharing their work with each other and with senior leaders, so I believe that it has been a positive experience for all.

Someone else collecting your child?

We are in the annual process of reviewing our safeguarding arrangements and have made a change to the process for letting us know that someone else is collecting your child.

  • Before 1pm – please inform your class teacher, via the class email ie classname@ccnm.uk with the name of the person picking up your child and a password so we can confirm that they are the correct person. The adult collecting on your behalf can collect from the classroom.
  • After 1pm – please inform the office by phoning with the name of the person picking up your child and a password so we can confirm that they are the correct person. Please note that this person will be required to collect your child from the office.

**Last call to all instrumentalists!** – Carol Concert – Thursday 9th December @ 5pm

We are looking for orchestral instrumentalists to support our school orchestra at our outdoor carol concert. The repertoire will be mostly well known carols and Christmas songs, and music will be available in advance. If you think you will be available to help please email me: lbond18@ccnm.uk by the end of next week so that we can organise music. 

A great fun opportunity for parents to be a part of the school community and support our children. Anyone who can play is welcome (ex pupils also) – so please dust off those music cases and come and play.  Thank you – Lucy Bond.

The PTA Online Christmas Family Quiz!
Following the success of the Christ Church PTA Family Quiz, we are back with a Christmas special! A chance to see some friends and have some virtual fun. Join us on Sunday 5th December 4pm on Zoom for some quizzing and other fun for the whole family. Who will take the glory and who will win the booby prize???

Family tickets available on ParentMail NOW! Entry £10 per family. Please see the attached poster. Places are limited so get your ticket soon! (Visit the shop in ParentMail) All money raised goes to the PTA. As Miss White has indicated, the school is in an even more difficult financial position than ever so PTA contributions are more valuable than ever. We are hoping to fund the addition of outdoor learning/shaded play areas on both sites for the summer so please support us if you can.

World Kindness Day

To celebrate World Kindness Day, Nourish Catering will be providing a special Kindness Day Menu on Friday, 12th November.  Please see the attached poster.  Please order via ParentMail in the usual way.

Reminder: Christmas Cards – Order Deadline

I hope you received your child’s Christmas card sample and order form this week. If you would like to order cards or gifts, we need all orders handed in to either school office by Tuesday 9th November. You do not need to return the sample card as this is yours to keep. If you would like to pay by cheque, please make it payable to ‘Christ Church New Malden Primary School PTA’.  Please email ccnm.pta@hotmail.com if you have any questions.

Reminder: Remembrance Parade and Service – Sunday, 14th November

Malden and Coombe Royal British Legion are arranging a full Parade and Remembrance service on 14th November 2021. This is Malden and Coombe’s 100 year anniversary as one of the founder members of the British Legion and therefore a very special day for them. Our school will be attending and laying a wreath at the service. If your child would like to join us in the parade, please come wearing school uniform and meet at 8.45 a.m. at Presburg Road ready to march off at 9.00 a.m. to arrive at the Memorial at 9.20 a.m. for the start of the service at 9.30 a.m.  

Early Years Teaching Assistant Wanted

If you would like to join our fantastic Early Years team, we have a part-time vacancy (Hours: 08:30am – 3.45pm). Monday-Friday Term Time including INSET days, initially until the end of the academic year) See the vacancies page of the school website for more details.

8218 Youth Theatre

This is a non for profit theatre group that meet on a Sunday in St John’s Church in term time. They do one show a year and charge a small amount each week. If you would be interested in your child taking part, please see the attached poster for more details.

Tabitha White, Headteacher

 

Key Dates – Autumn 2021

  • Wednesday 10th November – School Photograph Day (Reception – Year 6)
  • Friday 19th November – Year 2 SATS Talk at 9 a.m. via Zoom
  • Thursday 2nd December – Nursery Nativity at 9:15 a.m. 
  • Friday 3rd December – Seahorse Nativity at 9:10 a.m.
  • Monday 6th December  – Turtle Nativity at 9:10 a.m.
  • Tuesday 7th December – Owl Nativity at 9:10 a.m.
  • Wednesday 8th December – Squirrel Nativity at 9:10 a.m.
  • Thursday 9th December – Hedgehog Nativity at 9:10 a.m.
  • Thursday 9th December – Christmas Carol Concert at 5 p.m. in the junior playground
  • Friday 10th December – Christmas Jumper Day
  • Wednesday 15th December – Fox Nativity at 9:10 a.m. 
  • Friday 17th December – Christmas Service and end of term