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Dear all
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term. This week we have enjoyed exploring the world of engineering and inventions as part of STEM week. Many thanks to Mr Ratcliffe for coming in to school on Tuesday to talk to all of the children about engineering. Pupils and staff all enjoyed the drama assembly on Tuesday morning - it was lovely to see so much talent and enthusiasm on show. Thank you to Mrs Golding for all of the time that she puts in to support the Drama Club children. There have been two football matches this week - both home games. Tuesday saw a convincing 9-0 win against Lent Rise and Wednesday's 3-2  win against Our Lady School mean that the team is through to the next round of the Cup. Thank you to everyone who brought in filled Bags2School bags yesterday. The PTA will let us know how much money these bags raised.
Only One You Area and painting on site - please see the latest work on the Only One You Area on the school blog here. There are still some sheds and benches that need painting if anyone has any spare afternoons this term. Please contact the School Office if you are able to help.
Women's Football Super League One - On Sunday 12th November, Reading Women host Chelsea Ladies at Adams Park in the Women's Super League One, kick off 12:30pm. Here at Reading FC, as part of our commitment to help grow the Women’s game we see this as an excellent opportunity to invite local schools to this fixture, completely free of charge. To register for your complimentary e-tickets, please click the link below! It will take less than a minute; Once registered, we will aim to send you your tickets via e-mail within 7 days. These complimentary tickets have been sent onto local Buckinghamshire schools and a select number of grassroots football clubs in the High Wycombe area. Kind regards, Joe Manns, Women’s Marketing Officer.
Poppies - Year 6 children will selling poppies in school next week. 
Football Kit Amnesty - if your child has played for any of the school teams, either this academic year or last, please can you check at home in case you have a school football team top. We should have a full team's worth of black football kit and green football kit but quite a few tops have not been returned to school. You may also have a numbered black kit bag hiding somewhere as well. if you do find any such items please can they be dropped off at the School Office.
Eco Warriors - if you have any spare brightly coloured wool or longer ribbon lengths in preparation for a whole school outdoor learning project could you drop them off at the school office - more details coming soon! Also Switch Off Fortnight is coming up (from 20th November) and the Eco Warriors will be encouraging limited use of power to help save energy. 
Year 3 - Parent readers - Year 3 are a bit short on reader helpers - if any parents are able to come in to read with either Year 3 class during the afternoons please can you contact either your class teacher or the School Office (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons)
Year 3 - Egyptian  Nativity - the costume list has been stuck into homework books and children have been told their parts. If your child has lines to learn, these have been stuck in too. Please take into consideration that changes will be made during rehearsals. If there are any costume queries please don't hesitate to come and talk to Year 3 teachers. Rehearsals will begin next week! Costumes will need to be in school on or before the 4th December.
Year 3 - Please could you send in old newspapers (please check that content is appropriate) and balloons for Year 3 (so they can make their Egyptian death masks next week).
Year 4 - Recorder lessons will be starting week commencing 20th November. We do have a set of school recorders but if children have their own they are very welcome to bring that in to school. We also sell recorders from the School Office at £3.50 each. If your child is bringing in their own recorder please can you make sure that is has a name label on it. Thank you.
Year 4 - We have added Daniel's fantastic Learning Log animation to the Year 4 page of the website here. It gives a lovely flavour of the Woodrow trip.
Year 4 - Roman Day on Tuesday 28th November - we still need some more parent helpers for the day. If you are able to help for all or part of the school day please can you contact the School Office.
Year 5 - Mayan Day - thank you to those parents who have made voluntary contributions towards the cost of this Workshop - we have now received sufficient funds to pay for Mexicolore to visit for the day on Monday 20th November. We do not yet have funds to cover the additional activities that were planned - cooking and craft activities - so the workshop structure may have to be revised if we do not receive additional contributions. 
Year 6 - Social Media use - please can you remember to check your child's use of social media periodically. 
Monday 6th November
  • No Gym Club today (Burnham Gymnastics) - due to Parents Evening
  • Parents Evening - 15:40 to 16:00 - Year 3 and Year 4 staff will be in the Dining Hall and Year 5 and Year 6 staff will be in the Main Hall


Tuesday 7th November
  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Violin lessons with Miss Burvill in the IT Meeting Room - 09:50 to 10:40 approx
  • Year 6 to attend Songs of Praise service at Village Church - service starts at 11:30 - friends and family are welcome to attend this service
  • Drama Club with Mrs Golding in Main Hall - Years 5 and  6 session 12:20 to 12:50 and Years 3 and 4 session 12:50 to 13:20 (Year 3 and 4 drama club members please go for first lunch)
  • Cello lessons with Mrs Tullie in the IT Meeting Room ​- 14:00 to 15:30 approx
  • Visiting Author - Pete Johnson 
  • Choir with Mrs Court in Oak Class - club finishes at 16:30
  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45


Wednesday 8th November
  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Year 3 and Year 4 - Flu Vaccinations during the day
  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 12:10 to 15:45
  • Skipping Club with Miss Balaam in Main Hall - 12:20 to 12:50 - no PE kit needed just bring your trainers
  • Year 5 Swimming lessons for Beech class (pm)
  • French Club with Little Languages Academy (for Year 3 and 4 only) in Oak class - club finishes at 16:10
  • Football Club with Mr Holmes (for Year 5 and 6 only) in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45.


Thursday 9th November
  • Junior PTA selling Disco tickets in the Dining Hall between 08:30 and 09:00 - see attached ticket order form
  • Spanish Club with El Club Espanol in Art Room - 12:50 to 13:20 (children in this club to go for first sitting of lunch)
  • Guitar lessons with Mr Norton in the IT Meeting Room - 13:20 to 15:10 (for children who have signed up with Bucks Learning Trust Music) sign up online here 
  • Pilates Club with Mrs Stephenson in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30
  • Homework Club in the IT Suite - Teacher Led - club finishes at 16:30 (Invited pupils only)


Friday 10th November
  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Class Parent Reps meeting with Mrs Peal starting at 08:45 (please note slightly earlier time)
  • Judo Club with AS Judo in Main Hall - 12:20 to 12:50
  • Woodwind lesson with Mrs Wayman in the IT Meeting Room - 13:20 to 14:00
  • Street Dance Club with Tuffney Dance in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30


Future Dates:
Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Day services in village
Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th November - Book Fair - our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the Main Hall There are over 200 titles for you and your child to choose from, and with prices starting from only £2.99, there’s sure to be a book for everyone. If you can’t make it to our Book Fair and don't want to send in cash with your child, try our discounted Gift Vouchers available at They’re a great way to ensure your child doesn’t miss out. Don’t forget that every book you buy can help to get FREE BOOKS for our school! The Book Fair will be open in the Main Hall between 08:30 and 08:50 and during lunchtime 12:20 to 13:00.
Friday 17th November - PTA Kids Disco - It's disco time!! The PTA are delighted to invite your child to come along for a boogie at our school disco, tickets go on sale on Thursday 9th November in the dining hall from 8.30am, priced at £5.  There will be our resident DJ Tim on the night along with a tuck shop selling sweets, drinks and some essential disco novelties!  Tickets are limited so please send your child into school with the completed attached form and money, to the dining hall, on the 9th of November to secure their place on the dance floor! Any queries please contact us on We look forward to seeing you all! Thank you for your support!  The Junior School PTA
Have a lovely weekend.