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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 24th June

Dear Parents / Carers
 
We hope that all of the Year 6 children have had an amazing week at PGL. We have very much enjoyed being able to share their adventures via the blog here. A huge thank you to all of the staff involved in this trip,
 
The Year 5 assembly was a highlight of the week. Congratulations to them all for a splendid assembly.
 
It has been lovely to welcome Year 2 children to our school this week for their transition week and we are looking forward to seeing them in school again on the Transfer day on 5th July.  
 
Mrs Peal leaving collection - we shall be holding some events this term to mark Mrs Peal's time as our head teacher before she leaves at the end of this term. If any parents would like to contribute towards a gift or to send in a card or a message please can these be dropped into the school office by Monday 4th July. Please can any envelopes be marked Mrs Peal Leaving
 

Fundraising Event - Year 6 Cake sale and Carnival games to raise money for Autism Bucks! On Tuesday 28th June, Alex, Thomas, Bennett, Luca and Loui in Year 6 will be holding an ice lolly and cake sale on the lower playground starting at 3:30pm.  There will also be Carnival games with prizes: Football Shootout and Tin Can Alley. Please bring your change and come to support our local charity!

 
Next week:
 
Monday 27th June
  • Sports Week - carousel of activities during the afternoon - details - All children to wear regular school PE kit and trainers
  • 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 28th June

  • Sports Week - Walk4Books - Sponsored Walk during the afternoon - details - All children are welcome to walk in fancy dress but ensure they have good walking shoes with socks.
  • 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 - afternoon in the Music Room
  • External club - Cookery club in the Dining Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - details - not on this week
  • School run after school club - Cricket Club with Mr Ballard on top playground / school field from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

 

Wednesday 29th June

  • Sports Week - Mini Marathon in the morning details - All children to wear regular school PE kit and trainers
  • 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
  • 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 30th June

  • Year 5 PE Festival - details - Year 5 children to wear school PE kit and they will need to bring a packed lunch to eat before they go.
  • Year 3 PE Day - children to come to school in school PE Kit (or something similar / suitable if their school PE kit is in the wash)
  • Music lessons - Woodwind lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT today - morning in the Music Room 
  • Music lessons - Cello lessons with Mrs Bagnell, BMT - afternoon in the Music Room
  • Homework Club in the IT Suite - invitation only - from 3:30pm to 4:35pm - pick up from Dining Hall
  • External club - PFO club on the School Field / Main Hall from 3:45pm to 4:45pm - pick up from outside Main Hall - details

 

Friday 1st July

  • Sports Day - parents are invited to attend from 1:15pm to 3:15pm - details - children to wear their house coloured T shirt with black school shorts and trainers - for parents the Lagger Close gate will be open from 1:05pm to 1.30pm after that only the main entrance will be open. 
  • 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- not on this week.
  • External club - Street Dance club with Tuffney Dance in the Main Hall - from 3:30pm to 4:15pm - details
Future Dates
 
Monday 4th July - Year 3 have outdoor learning workshops during the morning - please ensure children have a coat and old trainers/boots to change into just in case the weather is bad or sun hats if sunny..
 
Tuesday 5th July - Transition Day / County Transfer Day - Year 6 children to attend their new schools and other children to spend the day in their new September classes.  Our new Year 3 joiners will be visiting us for the day. Our current Year 3 to Year 5 children will spend the day in their next year group classes (all Year 3 to Year 5 children are expected to be in school on Tuesday 5th). Our current Year 6 children will be visiting their new secondary schools on that day. Any Year 6 children who do not have a transfer day to attend should not be in school on Tuesday 5th July. This will be recorded as an authorised absence for Year 6 children.
 
Tuesday 5th July - Open Evening for current pupils and those starting at the Junior School in September 2022 - 6pm to 8pm
 
Tuesday 5th July - Transition meeting for new Year 3 parents in the Dining Hall starting at 7pm
 
Thursday 7th July - Year 3 Athletics - PE Festival - details
 
Friday 8th July - Hobbies Day - details - please send in your hobbies day information by Tuesday 28th June.
 
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 from PTA on Classlist
 
Monday 11th July - Walk to School Week themes: 
  • Monday - Walking to Notice Nature - how many different signs of the summer can you see on your walk into school? Class teachers will follow this discussion up in class.
  • Tuesday - Walking to Keep Fit - wear trainers today and walk safely and swiftly. How long does it take for you to get out of breath?
  • Wednesday - Walking to Create Time to Talk - talk together about which you'd rather be - a bee or a butterfly? A flower or a tree? Class teachers will follow this up in class.
  • Thursday - Walking to Keep our Roads Safe - practise the Green Cross Code on your walk to school. Class teachers will talk about the Green Cross Code in class.
  • Friday - Walking to Reduce Pollution - looking after our planet. Wear your own clothes in all the colours of the rainbow to remind us what a beautiful world we live in.

 

Monday 11th July - Year 6 dress rehearsal show for rest of school during the afternoon - details TBC
 
Tuesday 12th July - Talent Show during the afternoon - details 
 
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 including:
 
CSG Tennis Club - Summer Holiday Tennis Camp flyer
 
 PFO Summer Holiday football camps that will take place during the school holidays - details here
 
Sunday 3rd July - Aylesbury on Sea event - details here and here
 
Wishing you all a lovely weekend

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