September 20th 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

We’ve come to the end of another productive week. It is fantastic to see the works on the infant playground underway – so exciting!  This afternoon we had a lovely service in church where children in Year 5 welcomed the new Reception children. On Monday, Eagle Class enjoyed their trip to Hogsmill Sewage Works and Macaw Class are looking forward to their turn next week. Year 2 have been learning about Laika, the first dog in space and dazzling visitors with their factual knowledge. With next week’s bulletin will come the first of our monthly newsletters, packed full of photos of what we have done in September.

Junior PE – Big Change!

To maximise the time that children at the juniors have in their outside PE lessons children will change in to their PE kit at the end of their morning lessons and go home at the end of the day in their PE kit taking with them their PE bag with their school uniform and shoes in it.

This will mean that, starting next week, children in Years 3 and 4 will go home in their PE kits on Tuesdays and Years 5 and 6 on Thursdays.

Teachers will ask children to check they have put all their school uniform and shoes in their PE bag after they have changed. Obviously, if things are left behind in school or go home in somebody else’s bag it will be far more likely to be returned if it is clearly named.

Medications in School

If your child needs regular medication to be available during the day (inhalers, allergy medication), please ensure you complete a medical form, available from the school office, and that this is handed in to the school office together with the medication as soon as possible.

School Trips Reminder

If children are going out of school for the day on a school trip, please can we remind you that they need to bring a packed lunch with them and you should cancel their hot meal with ISS if you have already ordered one for that day.

SCL Holiday Club

Already the clock is ticking towards October so we have attached for your information a flyer for the SCL October Holiday Club at half term held at Christ Church. As usual parents have access to an exclusive 15% discount, which expires on 18th October.

Year 6 Secondary School transfer and SATs talk

On Monday evening we held a talk for parents to explain the Secondary School transfer process and to discuss SATs and how we can work together to ensure children achieve their best. We will be sending home paper copies of the presentations for those parents/carers who were unable to make it and they will also be available to download on the Years 5 & 6 class page of our website.

Secondary School Open Evenings

We have been sent the two attached flyers regarding The Holy Cross and Greenshaw High School Open Evenings taking place this month.

Lunchtime Supervisors Vacancy

We are looking for lunchtime supervisors to join the team at the juniors looking after our children at lunchtimes and ensuring that the children have a happy and safe time. Lunchtime Supervisors look after children when they play in the playground and when they eat their lunch in the school hall including checking that they have the correct meal. The hours of work are 12.15 p.m. to 1.20 p.m. Monday-Friday during Term Time plus a half termly meeting. For more information go to the vacancies page on our website.

Clerk to Governors Vacancy – Hollyfield School

Hollyfield School have informed us that they currently have a vacancy for the Clerk to Governors position at their school. Full details are available on the vacancy section of their school website www.hollyfield.kingston.sch.uk for anyone interested in applying. The advert closes at 9am on Monday 23.09.19.

Yoga Class

Yogareef has been successfully running yoga classes for all levels in London and internationally for over a decade. Yogareef founder Emma is delighted to have opened a beginners/intermediate yoga class at Christ Church New Malden Juniors Site on Wednesdays 5.45pm-6.45pm. Places are still available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact emma@yogareef.com for more information.

Best wishes,

Tabitha White, Headteacher

 

Key Dates

Here is a list of key dates for this half-term:

  • Monday 23rd September – Macaw Class to Hogsmill Sewage Works @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday 4th October – Harvest Service in the Church @ 9:45 a.m.*#
  • Friday 11th October – Phonics Talk (Infant Hall) @ 9:00 a.m. (Year 1)*
  • Friday 18th October – Year 3 Trip to Natural History Museum
  • Tuesday 22nd October – Flu Vaccinations (Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Tuesday 22nd October – Parents’ Evening @ 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday 24th October – Parents’ Evening from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.* SCHOOL CLOSES EARLY

#Parent help needed

*Parents invited