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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 22nd October

Dear Parents / Carers
 
We wish you all a happy and healthy half term break.
 
Remote Learning Update - we are not planning to be doing remote learning after half term as the time out of school this week will hopefully have provided a fire break. There will be a letter sent to all parents on Friday 29th October with details about the return to school. 
 
We will of course be reviewing the situation with Thames Valley Health Team and Bucks Council if this is required.
 
Year 6 swimming - as Bonsai's swimming lesson planned for Wednesday 20th October had to be cancelled, we have rebooked their last swimming lesson for Wednesday 3rd November. Acacia will now start their block of swimming lessons on Wednesday 10th November
 
Meal booking after half term - don't forget to order meals for next half term - booking is possible up until Friday 15th November

Menu change - Wednesday 3rd November the roast will be Chicken not Turkey as advertised.
 
School photos - order sheets for these will be delivered to school after half term and will be sent home with children
 
Communicating with teachers - Please note that Google Classroom is for children to communicate with their teacher and not for parents to communicate with staff. If a teacher feels they need to get in touch with parents as a result of messages on google classroom then the teacher will make contact directly with the parent.Please send any messages for teachers via the school office. Thank you
 
Annual Walk to School Week - New Date week starting Monday 8th November  - During this week we ask that all of the children walk all or part of their route to school. Class teachers will keep a register of who has walked each day and the winning class will win the Golden Welly and receive a whole class treat.We will also hold assemblies for each school to talk about keeping safe near the roads.

During the week the children who are taking part can:

 

  • Monday 8th November - wear trainers
  • Tuesday 9th  - wear their brightest headgear/bandana/headbands with trainers
  • Wednesday 10th - wear their brightest socks/brightest odd socks with trainers
  • Thursday 11th - wear their own jumper with school skirts/dresses/trousers with trainers
  • Friday 12th - All children who have walked all or part of their route to school each day can wear their own clothes with trainers. Making sure they are warm and dressed sensibly for a day at school.

 

We hope you embrace this opportunity to walk together so we  can reduce the pollution levels around the schools and improve wellbeing.
 
Dates next week
 
Monday 25th to Friday 29th October is Half Term Week
 
Monday 1st November 
  • INSET day - school closed for staff training

 

Tuesday 2nd November
  • School starts today for all children
  • STEM week in school activities
  • Music lessons - Strings lessons with Mrs Priestley, BMT - morning in the Music Room
  • Music lessons - Drum lessons with MD Drumlab - afternoon in the Music Room
  • External club - Cookery club in the Dining Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - TBC

 

Wednesday 3rd November
  • Music lessons - Piano lessons with Mrs Downie  - afternoon in the Music Room
  • Year 6 -  Bonsai - swimming lessons this afternoon - details here

 

Thursday 4th November
  • Music lessons - Woodwind & piano lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT - morning in the Music Room
  • Music lessons - Cello lessons with Mrs Bagnell, BMT - lunchtime in Music Room
  • External club - PFO club on the School Field from 3:45pm to 4:45pm - children to change in class or to change boots on the field - TBC

 

Friday 5th November
  • Music lessons - Drum lessons with MD Drumlab - afternoon in the Music Room
  • External club - Street Dance club in the Main Hall from 3:30pm to 4:15pm - Outside - TBC

 

Future Dates

 
Wednesday 3rd November - Bucks Admission Primary Portal opens for Year 3 and Reception Applications for September 2022 starters
 
Monday 8th to Friday 12th November - Travelling Books - Book Fair at school - year groups will be allocated times in the school day to visit in the books - one session to browse and one to buy books if they wish to - more details to follow after half term
 
Wednesday 10th November - Year 6 Acacia to start swimming lessons today for next 5 weeks
 
Thursday 11th November - Year 6 PE Festival - Fitness Boot Camp at CCC - details here
 
Thursday 11th November - Parents' evenings from 5:30pm to 8pm - Online meetings 
 
Monday 15th November- Odd Socks Day - we are supporting the Anti Bullying Alliances Odd Sock Day again this year and we are looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful brightly coloured socks. Anti Bullying Awareness Week - more details are available on their website here https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week/odd-socks-day Please note this is an awareness day only and not a fundraising event.
 
Monday 15th November - Parents' evenings from 3:40pm to 6pm - in person meetings 
 
Thursday 18th November - Parent Information meeting - reading, writing and maths - evening meeting 6pm to 8:30pm 
 
Friday 19th November - Children in Need Charity Day - children may wear their own clothes today for a suggested £1 donation
 
Monday 22nd November - Year 6 Greek Day - details here
 
Saturday 15th January 2022 - Bucks Admission Primary Portal closes for Applications today (paper applications deadline is 9am Friday 14th January)

 


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