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Dear all


We have had another busy week with PE Festivals for Year 5 and Year 3 this week plus a whole school Basketball day and a trip to the village for Year 3. Year 6 Sports Leaders have given their presentation and have been busy signing up Year 3 and Year 4 children for their lunchtime clubs and there has been a lot of activity in the Outdoor Learning Area vegetable beds (see blog for updates).


EcoWarriors - Become an Eco Warrior-parent opportunity! - We are looking for an enthusiastic parent or two who would like to help maintain the high Eco status that our school has alongside Mrs Coleman and the Eco Warriors! If you have a DBS and can spare an hour once a term to help with our Eco campaigning please do get in touch. It really is a lovely way to involve yourself with the school and spend time with the children. Activities are always fun, interesting, often creative and very worthwhile such as creating bird treats, bird boxes, picking litter, making posters, carrying out surveys and questionnaires with the children etc.  For more information please contact the school office, speak to Mrs Coleman or visit the Eco Warrior pages on the school website to see what the Eco Warriors get up to!


Music lessons - Following the Cello demo to Years 3 and 4 last week I am offering a free taster session, this coming Tuesday, 1st May in the afternoon, for any children thinking seriously of learning the cello, but who would like a try before committing to lessons. I currently have one space available for a new pupil this term, and then from September I will have spaces for a few more. I am happy to set up a new beginners group in September if there is enough demand. For your information here is the current cost of cello lessons per term (on average 11 lessons):  Music lesson costings are on the Music page of our website here. If your child would like a taster with a view to starting lessons please email the School Office. Equally if your child would like to start lessons either this term or from September but does not require a taster please let me know so I have an idea of numbers, individual or group. Thank you, Helen Tullie.


Clubs - please note that school run after school clubs start next week (from Monday 30th April). There are places available at most of the clubs still - please contact providers directly for external clubs or contact the school office for school run clubs. Details of the clubs and contact details are on the website here  


Reports - End of year reports will be sent home on Monday 16th July. We are aware that some families require two copies of reports to be sent home. If parents are at separate addresses and need to have two copies of your child's report please can you let the school office know. Many thanks.


Year 4 - reminder that recorder lessons will be held on Thursdays this term. we do have school recorders but your child is very welcome to bring in their own recorder if they wish to.


Year 5 - Termly Topic Pack will be available on the Year 5 Class Page here by the end of Monday.


Year 6 - The children have been given a Citizenship challenge card which they will be bringing home today. Inside, there are various challenges for them to complete which relate to their community, well-being or the wider world. We would really appreciate any support you could give your child to complete the challenges. Many of them will also be able to be completed in school. Awards will be given during the end of year awards assembly for bronze, silver and gold for completing 25%, 50% or 75% of the challenges respectively.  Please ask if there are any questions. Mrs Franklin and Miss Murray.


Year 6 - Copies of the France Trip and SATS assessment presentations from last night's meeting will be available on the Year 6 Class page of the website here. If you would like a copy of the SRE presentation please contact the School Office.


Monday 30th April

  • Gym Club with Burnham Gymnastics in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30


Tuesday 1st May

  • 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 Mrs Priestley (formerly Miss Burvill) in the IT Meeting Room - 09:30 to 10:40 approx

  • Year 5 to attend village Songs of Praise service - 11:30 to 12:00 - 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 taster lessons with Mrs Tullie - if anyone interested parents please contact the School Office to sign up for a session

  • Cello lessons with Mrs Tullie in the IT Meeting Room - 14:00 to 15:30 approx

  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45

  • Choir with Mrs Court in Oak Class - club finishes at 16:30


Wednesday 2nd May

  • 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)

  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 11:50 to 15:50

  • Skipping Club with Miss Balaam (for Year 3 and Year 4 only) in Main Hall - 12:20 to 12:50

  • Year 4 - Swimming Lesson at Amersham Pool - Acer class - 14:00 to 15:30

  • MultiSkills Club with DCHS Sports Leaders (for Year 3 and Year 4 only) in Dining Hall/Top Playground - club finishes at 16:40

  • Cricket Club with Mr Holmes (for Year 5 and 6 only) in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45 


Thursday 3rd May

  • 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)

  • No Guitar lessons this week

  • 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

  • Homework Club in the IT Suite - Teacher Led (for Invited pupils only) - club finishes at 16:30 


Friday 4th May

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45

  • Year 4 PE Festival - Athletics at CCC - children to come to school in PE kit and to have a packed lunch

  • Woodwind lesson with Mrs Wayman in the IT Meeting Room - 12:40 to 13:20

  • Street Dance Club with Tuffney Dance in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30


Future dates:


Monday 7th May - May Bank Holiday


Maypole Dancing - On May Day some of the Year 2 children will be dancing around the Maypole on the village green at 7pm. We would love as many of you as possible to come along and support them.


Friday 11th May - Open Morning for Infant School Year 1 parents


Monday 14th May to Friday 18th May - Year 5 residential to Hastings PGL


Monday 14th to Thursday 17th May - Year 6 SATS week


Monday 21st May - Class Photos to be taken during the morning


Friday 25th May - Sponsored Walk during the afternoon - new date

Other attachments: Half term pottery;  Open Day at Rickmansworth Sailing Club on 20th May 


Shortenills - This May Half Term we are also launching Holiday Activities for under 8's at Shortenills! The Shortenills team have come up with four new wonderful Holiday Activities that we will be trialing this May Half Term for only £15. Find out more and pick the experience that is best for you here -


Have a lovely weekend