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Infant - Weekly Email - Friday 17th November

Dear Parent/Carer,

Children Starting School or Moving up to Junior School - September 2024
The portal to apply for a place through Buckinghamshire Council opened on the 1st November 2023 and closes for online applications on the 15th January 2024.
Year 2 Great Fire of London Workshop-Friday 1st December
Thank you to all those parents who have contributed to the workshop. The opportunity to contribute is still open on ParentMail and we need your consent for your child to participate.
Switch Off Fortnight
Monday, 13th November saw the start of the annual ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ Eco Schools campaign which aims to teach children about the importance of saving energy and choosing renewable energy sources. We spoke to the children about it on Tuesday reinforcing the importance of switching off lights, turning off equipment rather than having on standby etc
Mathseeds is an online maths programme for children which we would like your children to be using at home. It is full of fun, interactive lessons to help embed key maths skills which they are learning in school as well as improving their understanding and problem solving skills further. We would like to continue to use Mathseeds in Year 1 and Year 2, however if it isn't being used then we will unfortunately have to stop subscribing to it. 
As homework next week, Year 1 and 2 will be setting a placement test for each child - please log on at home and let your child do it themselves so they start at the correct level for them. Please look on Google Classroom for the link and details to log on. Your child's login details can be found in their reading records. 
Each week in our Friday assembly, we will celebrate the children who have used Mathseeds the most so please encourage your children to log on and enjoy the lessons set.
Mrs Ketley (Maths Subject Lead)
PTA updates
  • With Black Friday deals upon us please see our 'November Parents Challenge' for a chance to win a voucher for up to £50, CORRECTED LINK.

  • This year we are holding a Christmas Fayre with a Santa's Grotto on 15 December, instead of the PTA Christmas parties. RSVP on Classlist so we know number of families. Tickets for the Grotto will be on sale NEXT WEEK

  • Christmas raffle tickets have been put in book bags. Please return money, stubs and any unused tickets ASAP to any PTA member or the PTA postbox next to school office. 

  • Thank you for the coloured class donations received so far, these will be made into class hampers, if you are able to donate please pass on to your class parent. 

  • Christmas raffle prizes. If any parent has a business or local business contacts who may like to donate a prize and benefit from free promotion to the school community, please message the PTA or your class parent.


Future PTA key dates


  • 19 November - deadline to order tickets for the children's Christmas shopping event on 4 December (during school day) see Classlist event to order.

  • 19 November - deadline for last minute orders for Christmas cards/ gifts featuring your child’s artwork Classlist event

  • 24 November - preloved uniform sale in playground. Look out for classlist post, you can preorder or request items if you can’t make it. 

  • 27 November - deadline to order tickets for the Wreath Making event on 6 December - cheese, wine and mince pies! Order via Classlist event

  • 30 November - collect elf arrival/ Christmas countdown balloons. Limited number on sale HERE

  • 2 December - village lights switch on, the PTA will have a stall selling cakes, sweets, some toys and Christmas bits!


Community & Cultural Events
Please see here for detail of events coming up in the community.
The week ahead:

Monday 20th November


Tuesday 21st November


  • Infant School Open Day


Wednesday 22nd November


Thursday 23rd November


Friday 24th November


Future Dates


Wednesday 29th November: Year 1 sports event
Friday 1st December: Year 2 Great Fire of London workshop
Wednesday 6th December: M & M Production of Jack and the Beanstalk
Friday 8th December: Year 1 to Milestones Museum 
Monday 11th - Friday 15th December: Christmas Plays week
Friday 15th December: Christmas Jumper Day-charity details to be finalised
Monday 18th December: Christmas Party Day-more detail to follow
Tuesday 19th December: Christmas Church Service in Village Church, parents invited
Tuesday 19th December: Schools closes at 2 pm

Term dates 2023-2024:

  • End of the term Tuesday 19th December

  • Christmas Holidays

  • School opens on Thursday 4th January 2024 and the end of the half term on Friday 9th February 2024

  • Half term week

  • School opens on Monday 19th February 2024 and the end of the term on Thursday 28th March 2024

  • Easter Holidays

  • School opens on Tuesday 16th April 2024 and the end of the half term on Friday 24th May 2024.

  • Half term week

  • School opens on Tuesday 4th June 2024 and the end of the term on Tuesday 23rd July 2024


INSET Days for staff training (days school is closed to pupils - please note these may be different at other local schools):                                  

  • Monday 15th April 2024

  • Monday 3rd June 2024