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Dear All
It has been another busy week in school with two year groups going out to PE Festivals, two football matches, Voice in a Million at Wembley Arena for the choir, and a Bake Sale to raise funds for the Outdoor Learning Areas this afternoon. Thank you to all of the parents who have supported their children in all of these different activities. A special thank you to the Year 6 girls, and parents, for their hard work with the Bake Sale today.

School Wrap Around Care - We are planning on introducing wrap around care to cover both our school sites from September 2018. An external provider will run the service and initially they plan to offer a breakfast club from 07.30 and an after-school club up until 18.00. Please keep an eye out in the next few weeks for their marketing material as the details are finalised.

Author visit - letters with pre-order forms for the author visit on Monday 26th March went home this week. If you would like to send in a pre-order form then children should be able to collect their books after the talk and save queuing at the end of the day.

Year 3 - A polite reminder that children should have glue sticks in their pencil cases - preferably named. Thank you.

Year 4 - We are much nearer our target on payments for the Temple trip next week though we are still short by £76.50. Please, if you are able to make a voluntary contribution of £6.75, can you either pay on ParentPay or send in cash in a named envelope by 9am Monday so that we can decide if this trip can proceed. Many thanks.

Year 4 - Neasden Temple Trip - If the trip does go ahead please note that children will need to have a morning snack (usual break time snack to eat before we leave school at 09:45).a disposable, named water bottle to take on the trip; and a packed lunch (which will be eaten when we return to school so this can be in normal lunch boxes/bags)


  • Dress Code – school uniform to be worn. Please note that a strict dress code operates within the temple complex. Specifically, tops must cover the shoulders, chest, navel, and upper arms and skirts/shorts/ trousers (ie leg-wear) must be at least below knee-length. If in doubt the girls can wear their school joggers under skirts and can boys be in long trousers.  Please note that it is customary to remove footwear upon entering any part of the Haveli complex. Shoe racks are provided within the complex.


Year 5 - Hastings Trip - please note that the payment deadline for this trip is next Friday 23rd March. Please can you ensure that payment is made by this date unless you have spoken to a member of the office team or a senior member of staff. Please do contact us if you think that you will have problems making payment for this trip.

Year 6 - Over the Easter holidays we are going to be sending some homework home for the children to revise, in preparation for the SAT's tests in May. It will include spelling, grammar, punctuation, maths and reading . Please support your child with this work which should take roughly 1.5 hours per week. Let us know if you have any questions. Kind regards, Mrs Franklin and Miss Murray 
Year 6 - The deadline for hoodie orders has been extended to next Friday 23rd March. Please can orders be in school by then so that we can place the order with our supplier.

Sport Relief Week - children will be doing a daily mile instead of Wake'n'Shake so please can all children wear trainers to school this week.

Sport Relief week - Sports Leaders will be selling Sport Relief wristbands (for £1 per band) on the playgrounds at breaktime

Pick up arrangements - please can emails about changes to pick up arrangements be sent in by 12 noon at the latest and give full name of child(ren) that the message relates to. If parents use a different email address with just a first name it can take time to track down to who the message refers. Some days there may be only one person in the School Office. In these cases we cannot guarantee that message sent later in the day will be picked up and passed on to class teachers. Thank you.
Toys in school - please note that children are not to have slime in school - the children have been told this in assembly.
Monday 19th March
  • Year 6 SATs practice during the morning
  • Gym Club with Burnham Gymnastics in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30


Tuesday 20th March

  • 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 6 SATs practice during the morning - please note revised day
  • Violin lessons with Miss Burvill in the IT Meeting Room - 09:50 to 10:40 approx
  • 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
  • Davenies Football Festival for selected Year 4 children 
  • No choir this week - club has finished for the term
  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45


Wednesday 21st March
  • 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 4 - visit to Neasden Temple
  • Year 5 - Hike Day
  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 11:50 to 15:50 
  • No football club this week - club has finished for the term 


Thursday 22nd March

  • Class parent Reps meeting at Junior School - 08:45 to 09:15 
  • 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
  • Pilates Club with Mrs Stephenson in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30
  • Cookery club - after school club in the Dining Hall run by Smart Raspberry - club finishes at 16:30
  • No Homework Club due to Parents Evening
  • Parents Evening at Junior School - 17:30 to 20:00. Please note that all gates will be open during these times.


Friday 23rd March

  • Sports Relief Charity Day - Children may wear the kit for a sport that they participate in for a suggested £1 donation to Sport Relief but please note that they will still be the daily mile instead of Wake'n'Shake so will need to wear trainers
  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45
  • 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:
PTA - End of term activities

Monday 26th March - Easter competitions start - "Guess how many eggs in the jar", to win the jar - "Find the Easter Bunny’s burrow" (co-ordinate challenge) to win a giant Peter Rabbit. There will be second and third prizes on each one, sign up will be after school Monday-Wednesday in lower playground with winners announced on Thursday morning

Tuesday 27th March - The PTA are holding a playground Easter cake sale after school on Tuesday 27th March (look out for us on the Lower Playground or in the Dining Hall if weather is poor) and we are looking for some lovely cake contributions to sell after school.  We are kindly asking for donations of small cakes, biscuits, Easter crispy cakes etc to be brought into school on the morning of Tuesday 27th March in a named container.  Please ensure that the cakes or biscuits contain no nuts and have a small note with the ingredients.  Please name cake containers so that they can be collected at the cake sale at the end of the day. During the cake sale we will also be running the "Guess how many eggs in the jar" contest and a game to find the Easter Bunny's burrow, there are prizes to be won!!

We look forward to bringing a bit of Spring cheer before the Easter holidays. Thank you for your support! The Junior School PTA.
Monday 26th March - CSG Book Day - children may dress as a book character plus author visit.
Wednesday 28th - PTA Hot-Dog Lunch - order forms have been sent home this week - please note order deadline is Wednesday 21st March.
Thursday 29th March: School closes at 14:15 for the Easter holidays
Monday 16th April: School opens for Summer term
Friday 20th April - Charity Day - to support the local charity Rennie Grove Hospice Care children can come to school dressed as a teacher for a donation of £1.  
Tuesday 24th April - Year 5 PE Dance Festival - consent forms have been sent home this week
Wednesday 25th April - Year 3 PE Tennis Festival - consent forms have been sent home this week
Wednesday 25th April - Year 4 Swimming Acer class
Have a lovely weekend.