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Junior - Weekly email - Friday 29th April

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you had a great Easter break and had some lovely family time. It has been so good to have the children back at school, ready to learn, full of smiles and energy.

Attendance - With the improving weather and the news reporting that there are fewer virus cases around I am keen for every child's attendance to be the best it possibly can. Please take a look at this leaflet  - Every Lesson Counts - produced in conjunction with Buckinghamshire Council. It highlights the need for high attendance by all children so that we can ensure they make the best progress possible and enjoy all that school has to offer. Please avoid taking holidays and one off days during term time. If you have a concern regarding your child's attendance please contact the school office so we can discuss this. We will also be in touch if we have a concern. Thank you.

Today we celebrated Sunflower Day!  With outdoor learning being a regular occurrence at our school, the teachers and children were keen to celebrate Sunflower Day! All of the children across both schools spent the day taking part in a huge variety of sunflower themed activities. Each class planned their own learning for their sunflower themed activities. The children shared ideas about what they wanted to find out or learn about and how they wanted to do it! The excitement at being able to plan their own learning was evident in the huge lists of activities that were made! From sunflower themed scavenger hunts to sunflower inspired poetry and art, the children have certainly had a busy and memorable day!

The children planted sunflower seeds all around our school sites and today also marks the start of our in school sunflower growing competition. The pressure is on for each class to grow a sunflower from a seed, in a competition to grow the tallest one! We look forward to our assemblies where we will view the progress of each class’s sunflower! It was lovely to see and hear the excitement of the children today! If you have a love of gardening or can spare some time to help us improve our outdoor areas, do please get in touch as we are always in need of an extra pair of hands!  Mrs Coleman
Art competition winning paintings on display in CSP Library - Thank you to everyone who entered the Art Society Chiltern's painting competition last term. The three overall winners' paintings, and the four best in school paintings, are currently on display in Chalfont St Peter Library. They will be displayed until the end of May for viewing. Congratulations to Evie in Year 6 who won our best in school prize.
School clubs - externally run clubs are starting up next week - details are on the website here
Year 6 Sport Leaders lunchtime clubs - Year 6 children will be running lunchtime clubs for children in lower years starting next week. Children are able to sign up in school for these sessions. They will need to bring in trainers to wear for these clubs, if it is not their PE day, but PE kit will not be needed..
  • Dodgeball for Year 5
  • Football for Year 3 & 4


  • Cricket for Year 4 & 5
  • Capture the Flag for Year 3 & 4
  • Dance and Dodge for Year 3
  • Super sports for Year 3 & 4
Information for next week
Monday 2nd May
  • May Bank Holiday - school closed


Tuesday 3rd 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 is on Tuesday - children to come to school in school PE Kit
  • Year 3 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Parish Church - public service starts at 11:30am (change of date) 
  • Music lessons - Strings lessons with Mrs Priestley, BMT - morning in the Music Room
  • Music lessons - Woodwind / Piano lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT - lunchtime in the Music Room
  • External club - French club with Little Language Academy, in the Art Room from 12:50pm to 1:20pm - details
  • External club - Cookery club in the Dining Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - details
  • External club - Drama Club with Through the Wardrobe in the Main Hall from 3:30pm to 4:30pm - details


Wednesday 4th 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
  • 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
  • Year 6 Parent’s Information Meeting about the Year 6 PGL trip and this term's SRE topic. This meeting will be held in school from 17:30 to 18:30. For parents not able to attend the presentation will be shared after the meeting.


Thursday 5th May

  • Year 3 PE Day - children to come to school in school PE kit
  • Music lessons - Woodwind lessons with Mrs Wayman, BMT today - TBC
  • Music lessons - Cello lessons with Mrs Bagnell, BMT - TBC
  • 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 Hal - details


Friday 6th May

  • Year 6 PE day is on Friday this term - children to come to school in school PE kit
  • 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


Future Dates
Monday 9th May - Other School led clubs start this week
Monday 9th May - Year 6 SATs and Year 5 CATs this week
Monday 16th to Friday 20th May - Year 5 Residential to Windmill Hill PGL centre - details Initial letter - Final Letter - Kit list & behaviour form
Wednesday 25th May - Sports for Champions - As part of the visit the children will be taking part in fitness circuits, with the visiting athlete, in which they will be completing as many repetitions of a specific exercise for 1 minute. Children to wear school PE kit on the day please. We are asking for your support by sponsoring the children, and we ask that completed forms and money be returned to the school office by Friday 13th May (in envelopes if possible).  Any funds raised for the school will be going towards the purchase of new sports and PE equipment. The CrowdFunder page for our school is now live at
Thursday 26th May - Interhouse Day - sporting events run by Nicki Charge of CCC/SSP during the morning - children wear school PE kit with house coloured top - Air (blue), Earth (green), Fire (red) & Water (yellow).
Friday 27th May - PTA Hotdog Lunch. No hot school meals on this day- any lunches already ordered will be refunded. Please see Classlist to order a hotdog lunch from the PTA.
Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st May - BeSpoke Cycle Instruction running a Bikeability Level 2 training course at the Junior School. These training sessions are for children who have not yet achieved their Level 2 Bikeability certificate - details here
Wednesday 8th June - Year 3 assembly starting at 9am in the school hall - parents are invited to attend
Monday 13th June - Walk to school Week
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
Friday 17th June - Family Day - a chance for a family member to visit school during the afternoon - details TBC
Monday 20th to Friday 24th June - Year 6 Residential to Liddington PGL Centre - details Initial letter  - Final Letter Kit list & behaviour form
Wednesday 22nd June - Year 5 assembly starting at 9am in the school hall - parents are invited to attend
Monday 27th June - Sports Week details TBC
Tuesday 5th July - Year 4 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Parish Church - public service starts at 11:30am  
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.
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
Wednesday 13th July - Year 6 Evening show production date - details TBC
Wednesday 20th July - Year 6 Leavers Assembly - details TBC
Wednesday 20th July - last day of term 
Community Events - See details on the website here  
Jubilee Bunting Competition - Chalfont St Giles Gardens Association is sponsoring a competition for children and young people to design and create (sew, applique, draw or print) jubilee themed bunting flags using recycled fabric - details here