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Dear All


Achievements - many of our children recently entered the Rotary Computer Challenge. The Rotary Club of Misbourne Matins received entries from over 1000 children from 10 different local primary schools with 12 prize winning children in total. The prize giving ceremony was held last Friday in Gerrards Cross and we are delighted that our school did really well with three winning children:  Mia won the Year 3 First Prize and received a book token for herself plus £100 for the school. Amelie D won the 3rd place prize for Year 3 and Annie won the 4th prize in the Year 6 category. Congratulations to all of our prize winners.


Cool Milk at morning break - Instead of individual cartons and straws our milk is now being delivered in regular plastic milk bottles and we have Cool Milk cups. As the cups are washable and the milk bottles are easier to recycle this will the litter we produce. If your child is signed up to have milk please remind them to still collect their milk from the Dining Hall during morning break. 

Reading Eggs - New Online Resources to Support Reading at home - Over the past few weeks, children across both schools have been trialing the Reading Eggs Scheme. This is a fabulous resource designed to build children's reading and comprehension skills. For more information about the scheme please see the attached information sheet. The feedback from children, parents and staff has been very positive so we have decided to purchase the scheme for the next 18 months. On 15th May at 18:30 at the Junior School and 18th May at 09.00 at the Infant School, we will be launching the scheme and showing parents how to use the resources. We look forward to welcoming you.  


The introduction of the Reading Egg Scheme has been made possible through the support of Chalfont St Giles Community Library. We would like to thank the trustees for their generous support. Please encourage your children to get in the habit of borrowing books from the Community Library this will really help with improving their reading and enjoyment of books. You can join Bucks libraries at the Community Library - joining form Children can borrow up to 20 books on their library card and book reservations are free for children. Each class has a scheduled visit to our Community Library which is opening specially for us during the school day.


Eco Warriors - details of the Eco Warriors litter campaign have been added to their website page here


Gardening - children are going down to the Outdoor Learning Vegetable beds at various times this term. If you know that your child is due to garden and the weather is wet please ensure that they have spare trainers or wellingtons to wear.


PTA Update - Dear Parents, We hope you had a lovely Easter break, PTA planning for this term is well underway, just a couple of dates for your diary, more detail will be coming soon! 


  • Bags to School collection - TBC

  • Friday 8th June - Mums to school - Pop up Father’s Day shop & cafe, letters coming out next week.

  • Friday 13th July - Junior School Summer BBQ, we have changed things up a bit this year, loads of fun things to do in the Sunshine and a great way to end the year! More detail later in the term.

  • Wednesday 18th July - Final hotdog lunch of this year.


As always, thank you for your support! The Junior School PTA


Year 4 - There will be no swimming session on Wednesday 16th May. Acer will have a session after half term to make up for this and Palm's swimming lessons will now start on Wednesday 13th June and run until Wednesday 11th July


Monday 7th May

  • Bank Holiday


Tuesday 8th 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

  • 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)

  • Year 5 - Outdoor Learning - Pond Dipping sessions

  • 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 9th 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)

  • Second Hand uniform sale.8.45-9.15am. Now that the weather has (hopefully) improved, come and stock up on summer dresses and shorts. We have plenty of summer dresses available at the special price of £1. Limited availability on other uniform items.  

  • 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 10th 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)

  • 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

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


Friday 11th May

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

  • Open Morning for CSG Infant School Year 1 parents  - 09:00 to 10:15

  • 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 16:15 (please note end time)


Future Dates - look out for letters over the next few weeks on some of these.


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


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


Monday 14th to Friday 18th May - Year 6 Mini Enterprise Week 1


Tuesday 15th May - Reading Eggs Launch for parents - meeting starts at 18:30 at the Junior School in the Dining Hall


Friday 18th May - Reading Eggs Launch for parents - meeting starts at 09:00 at the Infant School


Friday 18th May - Royal Wedding Celebration Day - children may come to school dressed in Red, White & Blue to celebrate the royal wedding. We will be joined by Infant School children for a celebratory afternoon.


Monday 21st to Friday 25th may - Year 6 Mini Enterprise Week 2


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


Monday 21st May - Year 3 and Year 6 class visits to CSG Community Library


Wednesday 23rd May - Year 4 assembly - all Year 4 parents are invited to attend this assembly - starts at 09:15 in the Main School Hall (TBC)

Friday 25th May - Sponsored Walk during the afternoon - letter with details will be sent out early next week


Friday 6th July -  Junior School Sports Day - we are trialling having our Sports Day on Friday as the culmination of the Sports Week's events. 


Attachments: Reading Egg Summary (on letters page) 


Hope that you all have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.