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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 26th November

Dear Parents / Carers
 
We hope that Year 6 enjoyed Greek Day this week. Thank you to the Year 6 team for running this workshop. Their soap carvings were exquisite and they all enjoyed sampling some Greek food.
 

FA Play Safe Campaign - The whole of football in England – at every level – will join forces this weekend to promote ‘Play Safe’, a national campaign to focus attention on the vital importance of safeguarding in football. Play Safe is officially supported by the NSPCC and will run on a designated weekend every season from now on Details here https://www.thefa.com/PlaySafe
 

Year 4 PE Day - please note that Year 4 will be swapping their PE day to Friday next week

 

Reader Volunteers - a huge thank you to you for all of your help reading with children this term. Your help is very much appreciated. A few dates to note
  • Tuesday 30th November - we have an afternoon rehearing for the carol service so no reader volunteers in school this afternoon please
  • Tuesday 7th December - we have two carol services this afternoon so no reader volunteers in school this afternoon please
  • W/C Monday 13th December - no reading volunteers this week

 

Dates next week
 
Monday 29th November 
  • 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 
  • External club - Tennis club on the Upper playground from 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Year 6 Small Groups - in the ICT Suite from 3:35pm to 4:05pm - for invited children only

 

Tuesday 30th November
  • 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
  • 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
  • Year 6 Small Groups - in the ICT Suite from 3:35pm to 4:05pm - for invited children only

 

Wednesday 1st December
  • 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
  • Music lessons - Piano lessons with Mrs Downie  - afternoon in the Music Room
  • Year 6 - Acacia Class - swimming lessons this afternoon - details here
  • Year 3 PE Festival - Circuits at Amersham School  - children to wear school PE kit today - details here
  • Rocky Road for invited children with Mrs Rock - ATA Room - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Football Club for Years 5 & 6 with Mr Holmes on School Field / Main Hall - 3:30pm to 4:25pm - Please note the earlier finish time today
  • Year 6 Small Groups - in the ICT Suite from 3:35pm to 4:05pm - for invited children only

 

Thursday 2nd December

  • Music lessons - Woodwind & piano lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT - morning in the Music Room - 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 into boots on the field 
  • School Run Club - Homework Club in the IT Suite - invitation only - from 3:30pm to 4:35pm

 

Friday 3rd December
  • Bucks MIND Peer Mentoring Coffee Morning - 9am to 10am in the Dining Hall at the Junior School.
  • Year 4 PE Day - swapped just for this week - children to come in PE kit today
  • Music lessons - Drum lessons with MD Drumlab - afternoon in the Music Room
  • External club - Street Dance club with Tuffney Dance in the Main Hall - from 3:30pm to 4:15pm
  • Traidcraft Fair Trade pop up shop in the dining hall after school - children will have a chance to visit during the afternoon and open to parents after school to collect pre-orders and shop - letter and price list

 

Future Dates

 
Monday 6th December & Tuesday 7th December - Year 6 SATs practice tests this week
 
Tuesday 7th December - Year 3 to Songs of Praise Service at the Parish Church - friends and family are welcome to attend the service which starts at 11:30am 
 
Tuesday 7th December - our Carol Services will take place at School - Year 3 & Year 4 from 1:30 to 2:15 / Year 5 & Year 6 from 2:25 to 3:25. This event will be outside if weather permits and parents are welcome to attend. In case of bad weather the services will be for children only in school.
 
Friday 10th December - Christmas Jumper Day - Save the Children Charity Day - children may wear their christmas jumpers or decorate their school jumpers for a suggested £1 donation
 
Friday 10th December - PTA Pop Up Christmas shopping event for children to choose pre-ordered family gifts - orders to be placed on Classlist
 
Tuesday 14th December - Year 3 Christmas Assembly - costume details have been given on Google Classroom - details TBC
 
Wednesday 15th December - School Christmas Lunch menu today - please place orders via ParentMail - ordering deadline is Friday 10th December
 
Friday 17th December - last day of half term (2.15pm finish)
 
Tuesday 4th January - INSET day school closed for children
 
Wednesday 5th January - School opens for new term
 
Saturday 15th January 2022 - Bucks Admission Primary Portal closes for Applications today (paper applications deadline is 9am Friday 14th January)
 
Monday 16th May 2022 - Year 5 Residential week at PGL Windmill Hill - details here
 
Local Events
 
Community events on website here including details of the St Joseph's Saturday Football Club here

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