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Infant - Weekly Email - Friday 3rd November

Dear Parent/Carer,

It has been lovely having the children back in school this week.
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.
Poppy Appeal 
Some of our Year 2 children will be selling poppies at school next week. If you wish your child to purchase a poppy please send them to school with a suggested donation of £1.


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


Chiltern Toy Bank is open to help families in the Chiltern District Council area who need some additional help this Christmas. Details are on their attached flyer - they are looking for donations of good quality pre-loved toys. If you know of any families needing support please encourage them to register with the Toy Bank on their website: between 31st October and 20th November.
PTA updates
  • Spooky bake sale - thanks for the support we hope you enjoyed! Our awesome bakers raised £312 for the school.
  • Smarties challenge - if you haven’t already, please pass to the teachers early next week. An envelope (with child name and class) is fine if the smarties tube didn’t make it! Don’t forget gift aid declaration as we can claim an extra 25%. Winning class to be announced next week.
  • We’ve set a ‘November parents challenge’ for a chance to win up to £50 voucher, see Classlist post and sign up to easyfundraising.
  • Look out on Classlist for dates for preloved uniform drop off and planned sale.


Future PTA key dates
  • 19th November - deadline to order tickets for our Christmas shopping event, where the children will choose their own gifts for family members (£3) and pets (£2.50) see Classlist event to order.
  • 30th November - collect elf arrival / Christmas countdown balloons. Additional opportunity for limited orders will be up on Classlist soon.
  • 2nd December - village lights switch on, the PTA will have a stall selling cakes, sweets and Christmas bits!
The week ahead:

Monday 6th November


  • Parents Evening 3.30 pm - 6.00 pm


  Tuesday 7th November

  • Gymnastics (before school for Reception, Years 1 and 2)


Wednesday 8th November

  • Tennis (lunch time for Years 1 and 2)


Thursday 9th November

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


Friday 10th November

  • Years 1 & 2 Friday morning reading 8.45 am

Future Dates


Monday 13th November: Odd Socks Day

Thursday 16th November: Parents Evening 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Tuesday 21st November: Infant School Open Day
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
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