Warnham CE Primary School Newsletter
JUNE 2018

Dear Parents & Carers

Thank you for all of your help with our walk to the Deer Park last week. The children had such an amazing time running and exploring the woods and the fields. We enjoyed a wonderful picnic together on the lawn before the children went dashing around the Lucas’ land once again.

All children were beautifully behaved, respectful of someone else’s home and environment and gave a huge THANK YOU at the end. We all reflected upon how lucky the children are to live within the countryside and amongst such a generous community who make experiences like this possible.

As always, thank you for your continued support.

Shirley Kirby

New Classes

Children will be meeting their new teacher (and teaching assistants – where possible) on Thursday 28th June.

On Wednesday 27th June, children will learn who will be teaching them next year through a conversation with their current classteacher. For those children who may struggle a little more with transition, they will be supported in this conversation by teaching assistants and Mrs Gordon (SENCo). These children will also come home with a ‘transition book’ to support them further.

I will write to parents / carers on Wednesday 27th June about class teachers for the next academic year, so that you can support children during the evening before their transition day.

New Website

I hope that you are enjoying our new and improved website. I will now be posting my newsletters to you in the format of a ‘blog’ which you can access via the website. For those of you who have not got a Twitter account, you can also see our Twitter feed on the website, so that you can keep up-to-date with all of the wonderful, creative learning that takes place in school.

A huge thank you to Mrs Collingwood, Mrs Rugg and Mr Peskett for providing us with such a beautiful website.

Assessments

As you may be aware, children all over the school have been completing a variety of assessments this term. These have ranged from the Year 6 and Year 2 SATs to phonics tests in Year 1. I am delighted to say that the children have shown such amazing courage, resilience and work ethic in how they approach these assessments. The teachers have been incredibly supportive resulting in a really positive experience for everyone. Upon first impressions, it seems that the children have achieved very highly indeed – as a school we really seem to be moving from strength to strength!

Key Stage 2 Production – 18th & 19th July

Children and staff have been busily preparing for our Key Stage 2 production of ‘Aladdin’.

Performances will be held on:
Wednesday 18th July
Thursday 19th July

The Key Stage 2 team will be in touch regarding further arrangements and costumes.

Commonwealth Week –  Tue 3rd to Fri 6th July

We are celebrating Commonwealth Week. Children may wear sports kit all week or own-clothes with a colour from the flag of their chosen class country.

Hedgehog: India
Rabbit: Australia
Squirrel: Canada
Otter: Nigeria
Fox: Malaysia
Badger: Malta
Deer: Antigua and Barbuda
The week will end with Sports Day and a whole-school picnic on Friday 6th July.

End of Term – 24th July

Please walk with us to the Church at 1:15pm on Tuesday 24th July to finish off the Summer term. If we are back to school early, then you are welcome to take children home early.

Inset Days

Monday 2nd July
Monday 3rd September
Friday 21st September
Wednesday 19th December
Friday 15th February

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Reminders & Important Dates

Commonwealth Week – Tues 3rd to Fri 6th July

Sports kit / own clothes (with a colour from chosen country flag) ALL week.

Sports Day – Friday, 6 July

KS1 starts at 9.55am
Picnic lunch from 11.45 – 12.45
KS2 starts at 1.00pm
Trophy presentation – 3.05pm

Inset Days

Monday 2nd July
Monday 3rd September
Friday 21st September
Wednesday 19th December
Friday 15th February

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