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Newsletter 28th April 2023

Posted: Fri 28th Apr 2023

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was a pleasure for Mr Devlin to welcome parents and carers to Year 3 Sydney Opera House class assembly this morning. It was wonderful to find out more about their learning - the dancing and singing were fabulous! Thank you to parents and carers for coming.

It was brilliant to see two school trips depart on Wednesday morning an after speaking to both Y3 and Y5 teaching staff, both trips were enjoyed by all! I have been informed that the children were a pleasure to take and were extremely well behaved!

On Monday, our Eco Club started building compost bins with Dilo from Tatsfield Compost Site. This is a brilliant initiative for the school. I know they have  little further to go to complete the bins, however I would just like to say an enormous ‘thank you’ for all their efforts and hard work so far - we all look forward to seeing the finished product! Mrs Snelling has provided an article on page 3 about this exciting project.

On Tuesday, The London Fire Brigade came into school to visit Year 2. Year 2 had the
opportunity to find out about what equipment is on board and how it is used to help keep people safe. They also found out that some of the equipment is very heavy and the sirens are very loud! I would like to thank Mr Hill, Mr Smith and Mr Smith-Williams from the White Watch at Biggin Hill Fire Station for a very special interactive visit!
Our Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed this brilliant opportunity. I would also like to thank Mrs Helps for organising this visit for our Year 2 children.

On Tuesday, I wrote to Year 6 parents/carers regarding our arrangements for SATs. This letter is important and contains lots of information for Year 6 SATs. If you have any questions, please contact Miss O’Mahony or Miss Wigfield.

Next week on Friday 5th May, we also look forward to our school celebrations for The Coronation. Children are invited to come into school dressed in red, white and blue! We are happy for children to wear crowns fit for the occasion if they would like to. Crowns can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish, homemade or purchased - it’s your choice and entirely optional. As always, dressing up is optional as we recognise that for some children this can cause anxiety.

In my newsletter last week, I also asked parents and carers to try to use Studybugs as much as possible for reporting absence for sickness only. This is a great app (it’s FREE), which saves you time and is quick and efficient. Please do remember this is for reporting sickness only and any reporting must be completed on the day and not the night before. For more information on Studybugs, please see the poster at the bottom of my section.

I would just like to remind families:

● Monday, 1st May - Bank Holiday, school is closed to children and staff.
● Tuesday, 2nd May - School is closed for MOST classes with the exception of 4P (Miss Pluim’s class) and our Year 6 classes, 6O (Orinoco class - Miss O’Mahony) and
6W (Wembley class - Miss Wigfield). Our preschool will also be open.

We wish all our families a wonderful bank holiday weekend.

My very best wishes,

Mrs Freeman

Headteacher and Designated Safeguarding Lead




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