Welcome back and Happy New Year. We hope you had a good break.
School Values: This Half Term we are focusing on our school value of resilience (Emerald Power). In assembly and the classroom we will be talking about what this means and sharing ways that we can demonstrate our resilience. So far the children have shared with me that they think resilience is about 'Being brave', 'Never giving up' and 'Bouncing back when things get hard.' A new resilience leaflet has been added to the website here with handy ideas of how we can all help develop the resilience of our children. Other resources to support growth mindset can be found here and resources to support the mental health and well being of our children can be found here.
Snacks: Please may we remind you that if your child brings a breaktime snack into school that they only bring in fresh fruit or vegetables. Items such as fruit winders, cereal bars and yoghurt covered raisins should not be sent in for snack.
Moving from Infant to Junior School: The deadline for making an online application is 3pm on the 15th January 2020. If a paper application is being made the deadline for receipt of the application is 9am on the 14th January 2020. This is the link to the portal. If you have made other arrangements for your child's education eg attending an independent school, please could you fill in the 'contact us' form on the Bucks website.
Midday Supervisor role: We are looking to recruit midday supervisors on a casual basis. Being on our casual staff list means that we would like to call on you to cover lunch time staff absences or when additional staff may be required. If you or anyone you know may be interested please email the school office.
Impetigo: We have a few cases of impetigo in the school. Please see the NHS website for more information.
PTA Blog: A huge thank you to our superb PTA for all they do. Please see the details here for how the money raised has been spent and plans for future purchases.
PTA: Please see here for information on a book and gift amnesty.
Year 1 Friday Reading: As of next week (Friday 17th January), reading will be in the morning from 8.45am to 8.55am.
Dad's to School Day: This has been moved from Friday 20th March to Friday 13th March, more information will follow nearer the time.
Flu Vaccinations: Please see message from Buckinghamshire Immunisation Team -
There will be two final opportunities for your child to receive the flu vaccination if they have not already been immunised.
The clinics will be running from Amersham Hospital on :-
Thursday 16 January
Tuesday 28 January
To book an appointment please ring 01296 567860
Buckinghamshire Immunisation Team'
Clubs: Most clubs are starting again this week, for all club information please visit our school website.
Local Community & Cultural Events: are added to the website here
The week ahead:
Monday 13th January
Gymnastics (lunch time)
Tuesday 14th January
Deadline for making a paper application for applying for a Junior School closes at 9am.
Dance Mania (Years 1 & 2 lunch time)
Wednesday 15th January
Deadline for making an online application for applying for a Junior School. Closes at 3pm
Tennis (lunch time)
Thursday 16th January
Gymnastics (lunch time)
French (Years 1 & 2 after school)
Friday 17th January
Spanish (Years 1 & 2 lunch time)
Wednesday 29th January: Year 2 Multi Skills Event
Wednesday 5th February: Reception Time Travel Workshop - more detail to follow
Monday 10th February: Arts Week
Tuesday 11th February: Year 1 Multi Skills Event - more detail to follow
Friday 14th February: School closes for half term at 3.15 pm
Saturday 13th June: Strawberry Fayre 11am - 3pm