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Infant - Weekly Email - Friday 20th October

Dear Parents/Carers,

We have reached the end of our first half term and it is lovely to see all the children so settled and happy in their learning. We would like to wish everyone a great week off!
Late Arrivals 
If you are late to school please sign your child in using the tablet at reception.
Maths Story Books
We are continuing with our weekly maths focused storytime to help children embed key skills through stories. If you would like to help the school and donate a book, please click on the link below:
A big thank you to those of you who have already ordered one of the books from our wishlist. Can you please give them into the office for the attention of Mrs Ketley once you have bought one. Thank you!
School Photos
The contact sheets will be sent home on Tuesday 31st October and the deadline for ordering photos is the 9th November.
Children Starting School or Moving up to Junior School - September 2024
The portal to apply for a place through Buckinghamshire Council opens at 11am on the 1st November 2023 and closes for online applications on the 15th January 2024.
Lost Property
We have a large amount of lost property which on Friday 3rd November will be out in the playground at the end of the school day. Please check through this as after this date all remaining lost property will be handed over to our PTA to sell.
Community & Cultural Events
Please see here for detail of events coming up in the community including Halloween half term activities at Milton's Cottage.
PTA updates:
  • Thanks to all that attended the AGM last night, it was a good turnout, minutes will be shared after half-term.
  • Tomorrow is the deadline for responding to the RSVP on an 'Elf arrival/ Christmas countdown balloon'. This doesn't have to be a commitment to purchase but will give us an indication for how many to cater for. Have a look at the pictures attached and the detail on Classlist
  • Smarties challenge - hopefully your children will all have received their smarties and are keen to participate in doing some chores or good deeds in exchange for parents donating/sponsoring them. If eligible for gift aid please do complete the form as we can claim 25% more on the monies raised.
  • After half term, we’ll be collecting good quality pre-loved uniform. School logo jumpers, PE kit, book bags, and good condition school trousers, skirts, shorts, polo shirts and summer dresses. We’ll confirm drop-off points after the holidays and if you have a huge haul we can arrange collection. Look out for future sale dates for when we will be selling - happy sorting!


Future PTA key dates:
  • 21st October - RSVP deadline for 'Elf arrival/ Christmas countdown balloons'
  • 3rd November - please return your Smarties tube and sponsorship forms
The 1st week back:

Monday 30th October

  • INSET DAY - school closed 


Tuesday 31st October

  • School opens at 8.45 am
  • Gymnastics (before school for Reception, Years 1 and 2)


Wednesday 1st November

  • Portal for children starting school or moving up to Junior School opens at 11am
  • Tennis (lunch time for Years 1 and 2)


Thursday 2nd November

  • PFO Football (after school for Reception, Years 1 and 2)


Friday 3rd November

  • Lost property items will be in the school playground at the end of the day 
  • Years 1 & 2 Friday morning reading 8.45 am

Future Dates


Monday 6th November: Parents Evening 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Thursday 16th November: Parents Evening 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Wednesday 29th November: Year 1 sports event - more detail to follow
Friday 1st December: Year 2 Great Fire of London workshop - more detail to follow
Wednesday 6th December: M & M Production of Jack and the Beanstalk-more detail to follow
Friday 8th December: Year 1 to Milestones Museum - more detail to follow
Monday 11th - Friday 15th December: Christmas Plays week
Monday 18th December: Christmas Party Day-more detail to follow
Tuesday 19th December: Christmas Church Service in Village Church, parents invited-more detail to follow
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 30th October 2023
  • Monday 15th April 2024
  • Monday 3rd June 2024