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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 20th May

Dear Parents / Carers
We have really enjoyed keeping track of Year 5's adventures at PGL via the school blog this week. They have been really lucky with the weather this week and hopefully everyone enjoyed the trip.
Mini Enterprise: Thank you to years 3 and 4 for all your purchases this week and well done to year 6 for all your hard work so far. Year 5 will have opportunities to browse and buy on Monday and Tuesday. Please send in any money in a named envelope and ensure it is handed in to your class teacher. 

Literary Festival Competition - Thank you to the representatives from the Literary Festival committee and the library who visited us last Friday and presented book tokens to all our prize winners, There was some super work submitted and all children should be very proud of themselves. There will be a special display of the submitted work in the library for everyone to view.

Literary Festival audio fiction workshop - thank you to Mrs Golding of Quirky Voices who came into school on Tuesday to run a workshop as part of the LIterary Festival
Rotary IT Challenge - Congratulations to Arthur who was joint first prize winner in the Year 4 category of this competition.
Uniform - Shoes - a reminder that uniform shoes are black school shoes. Children should only be wearing trainers on days that they wear PE kit for their PE lessons. If children have lunch time clubs they are asked to bring trainers in to school to change into for their club.
Uniform - Earrings - a polite reminder that earrings are not allowed to be worn in school under our uniform policy. If ears are to be pierced please ensure this is done at the start of the summer holidays so they have a chance to heal before school starts. Any child wearing earrings into school will be asked to remove them.
Lost property - the lost property box in the dining hall is currently overflowing with school jumpers and coats. Many of these items are not obviously labeled. If your child is missing anything please take a moment to check in the box. The box will be emptied at half term and any items not clearly labelled will be sent to a charity or re-used within school.
Monday 23rd May
  • Class photos are being taken by Stanley Baker Photography this morning - all classes and a Year 6 year group photo - school uniform to be worn please
  • Year 6 will be working on Mini Enterprise - Monday and Tuesday afternoon sales for Year 5 this week
  • School run lunchtime club - Benchball Club with Miss Balaam in the Main Hall for Year 4 children
  • School run lunchtime club -  Business Club with Mrs Starrs in Acacia Class for Year 6 children
  • Music lessons - Guitar lessons with Mr Norton, BMT - afternoon in the Music Room
  • External club - Chess club in the Art Room from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - pick up from outside the Art Room - details
  • External club - Tennis club on the Upper playground from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - pickup from Upper / Top playground - details 


Tuesday 24th May

  • Early Birds Breakfast Club in the ATA Room from 8:am to 8:45 - this club is for invited children only
  • Morning Maths Club in the ICT Suite from 8:15 to 8:45am - this club is for invited children only
  • Year 4 PE Day - children to come to school in school PE Kit
  • Music lessons - Strings lessons with Mrs Priestley, BMT - morning in the Music Room
  • School run lunchtime club - Reading Club with Miss Warner in the library - all welcome
  • Music lessons - Woodwind / Piano lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT - no lesson this week
  • External club - French club with Little Language Academy, in the Art Room from 12:50pm to 1:20pm - details
  • Year 6 Sports leader clubs - Dodgeball for Year 5 / Football for Year 3 & 4
  • External club - Cookery club in the Dining Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - details
  • School run after school club - Cricket Club with Mr Ballard on top playground / school field from 3:30pm to 4:30pm 


Wednesday 25th May

  • Early Birds Breakfast Club in the ATA Room from 8:am to 8:45 - this club is for invited children only
  • Morning Maths Club in the ICT Suite from 8:15 to 8:45am - this club is for invited children only
  • Sports for Champions - children to wear school PE kit today please. There will be an assembly and exercise circuit for the children today.. Funds raised for the school will be going towards the purchase of new sports and PE equipment.  The CrowdFunder page for our school is at
  • Year 6 Sports leader club - Cricket for Year 4 & 5
  • School run lunchtime club - Pokemon Club with Mr O'Sullivan in Beech Class - for Year 5 and Year 6 children
  • School run lunchtime club - Lego Club with Mrs Quainton in Ash Class - for all children
  • Music lessons - Piano lessons with Mrs Downie - afternoon in the Music Room
  • Rocky Road for invited Year 4 children with Mrs Rock in the ATA Room from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - pick up from outside the ATA room


Thursday 26th May

  • Interhouse Day -  children to wear school PE kit with a house coloured top.  Sports events run by Nicki Charge with CCC sports leaders. Houses - Air (blue), Earth (green), Fire (red) & Water (yellow)
  • Music lessons - Woodwind lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT today - lessons on Friday this week
  • Music lessons - Cello lessons with Mrs Bagnell, BMT - afternoon in the Music Room
  • Year 6 Sports leader club - Capture the Flag for Year 3 & 4
  • School run lunchtime club - Dodgeball Club with Miss Murray/Miss Warner in the Main Hall - for Year 6
  • No Homework club this week
  • External club - PFO club on the School Field / Main Hall from 3:45pm to 4:45pm - pick up from outside Main Hall - details


Friday 27th May

  • Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebration Day in school - children may come to school wearing red, white and blue themed outfits - there will be a whole school celebration on the Shakman field during the morning
  • PTA Platinum Jubilee Hotdog Lunch - please note that there will be no hot school meals on this day so please send in a packed lunch if you have not ordered a hot dog from the PTA. Any lunches already ordered will be refunded. Please see Classlist to order a hotdog lunch from the PTA.
  • Year 6 Sports leader club - Dance and Dodge for Year 3 / Super sports for Year 3 & 4
  • School run lunchtime club - Art Club with Mrs Starrs in the Art Room - for Year 5 & 6 children
  • Music lessons - Drum lessons with MD Drumlab - afternoon in the IT Music Room
  • External club - Street Dance club with Tuffney Dance in the Main Hall - from 3:30pm to 4:15pm - details
  • Last day of half term - normal closing time today
Future Dates
Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May - BeSpoke Cycle Instruction running a Bikeability Level 2 training course at the Junior School. For Year 5 or 6 children - details here
Monday 6th June -  INSET day - school closed for staff training
Tuesday 7th June - School opens today
Tuesday 7th June - Year 4 Davenies soft ball cricket festival for invited players - details TBC
Tuesday 7th June - Year 6 children may leave school independently from today - link to permission form  
Wednesday 8th June - Year 3 assembly starting at 9am in the school hall - parents are invited to attend - the assembly will last about 30 minutes.
Monday 13th June - Walk to School Week
Monday 13th June - Year 6 First Aid training sessions - details
Tuesday 14th June - Year 5 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Parish Church - public service starts at 11:30am - note change of year group
Tuesday 14th June - Parent Information Meeting for Year 5s on Secondary Transfer Process - starting at 6:30pm
Wednesday 15th June - Year 3 day trip to PACCAR - details
Thursday 16th June - Year 6 Games at CCC - details
Friday 17th June - Family Day - a chance for a family member to visit school during the afternoon plus PTA cafe in the hall - details TBC
Monday 20th to Friday 24th June - Year 6 Residential to Liddington PGL Centre - details Initial letter  - Final Letter Kit list & behaviour form - Presentation
Monday 20th to Friday 24th June - Year 2 and Year 3 Transition Week activities - children will swap between the infant and junior school during the mornings this week
Wednesday 22nd June - Year 5 assembly starting at 9am in the school hall - parents are invited to attend - the assembly will last about 30 minutes.
Thursday 23rd June - no homework club this week
Monday 27th June - Sports Week - carousel of activities - details TBC
Tuesday 28th June - Sports Week - activity in the afternoon - details TBC
Wednesday 29th June - Sports Week - activity in the morning - details TBC
Thursday 30th June - Year 5 PE Festival - details
Friday 1st July - Sports Day - details TBC
Tuesday 5th July - Transition Day / Transfer Day - Year 6 children to attend their new schools and other children to spend the day in their new September classes
Thursday 5th July - please note that the Year 4 Songs of Praise church service visit has been cancelled
Tuesday 5th July - Open Evening for current pupils and those starting at the Junior School in September 2022 - details TBC
Thursday 7th July - Year 3 PE Festival - details TBC
Friday 8th July - Hobbies Day details TBC
Friday 8th July - Dress Down Friday - this has come from the school council as a suggestion for the whole school. Children can come to school in their own clothes today - this is not a charity fundraising day - please ensure that children are dressed appropriately for a day at school - so warm and comfortable and sensible footwear please.
Friday 8th July - PTA Summer Fun Day at school from 4:30pm to 7pm - full details TBC
Monday 11th July - Year 6 dress rehearsal show for rest of school during the afternoon
Wednesday 13th July - Year 6 evening show starting at 6pm in the school hall - parents are invited to attend - further details TBC
Thursday 14th July - Year 6 Bouncy / Fun Day details TBC
Friday 15th July - Year 6 church service at the village church - 2pm to 3pm
Wednesday 20th July - Year 6 Leavers Assembly - details TBC
Wednesday 20th July - last day of term - early finish at 2:15pm today
Community Events - See details on the website here