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Junior - Weekly Email (sent Friday 10th January)

Dear all


We hope that everyone enjoyed the Christmas holidays and we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. 


It was lovely to see some of our volunteer helpers this morning at the Infant School.


Year 4 PE  - please note that both Year 4 classes will be doing PE on Wednesdays this term, with Palm Class starting their swimming lessons next Wednesday 15th January.


Year 5 PE- please note that both Year 5 classes will be doing PE on Tuesdays this term.


Year 6 - Topic pack for this term has been added to the class page on the website here

School Values - this Half Term we are focusing on our school value of resilience (Emerald Power). In assembly and the classroom we will be talking about what this means and sharing ways that we can demonstrate our resilience. So far the children have shared with me that they think resilience is about 'Being brave', 'Never giving up' and 'Bouncing back when things get hard.' A new resilience leaflet has been added to the website here with handy ideas of how we can all help develop the resilience of our children. Other resources to support growth mindset can be found here and resources to support the mental health and  well being of our children can be found here.



Flu Clinics - Dear Parents, There will be two final opportunities for your child to receive the flu vaccination if they have not already been immunised. The clinics will be running from Amersham Hospital on Thursday 16 January and Tuesday 28 January. To book an appointment please ring 01296 567860. Best wishes, Buckinghamshire Immunisation Team


School Clubs - details of the clubs for this term can be found on the website here. Paper copies of flyers are also available in the letter holders outside the school office.


External School Clubs for this term are: Tuesdays PFO Football and TLLA French, Wednesdays Chiltern Cheerleaders, Thursdays Smart Raspberry Cookery and LCF Spanish, Fridays Tuffney Dance Club. Details of school run clubs and the timetable are on the website here.


Winter Reading Challenge - details of this are on the website here - on a smaller scale to the Summer Reading Challenge and organised by the Reading Agency this challenge finishes on Monday 13th January 2020..


Monday 13th January

  • Reading Cafe with Dr Agar in the Library - 12:50 to 13:15 - all are welcome to drop in - Dr Agar will be reading extracts from The Jungle Book

  • Drum lessons in the IT Meeting Room or in Star Lab with MD Drumlab - 12:30 to 15:30  


Tuesday 14th January

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:35 (Invited pupils only)

  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)

  • Violin & cello lessons in the IT Meeting Room with Mrs Priestley am

  • Drum lessons in the IT Meeting Room with MD Drumlab - 12:30 to 15:30

  • Pets as Therapy - Tales with Trixie - 13:30 to 15:30 for invited children

  • French Club with Little Language Academy starts after school in the ATA Room for all year groups from 15:30 to 16:30

  • Note PFO restarts next week on 21st January


Wednesday 15th January  

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:35 (Invited pupils only)

  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)

  • Woodwind lesson in the IT Meeting Room with Mrs Wayman - 09:30 to 10:30

  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 12:10 to 15:30

  • Year 4 Palm class start swimming lessons - letter  - Acer class normal PE lesson during afternoon

  • Cheerleading Club with Lizzie - two different age groups in the Dining Hall straight after school and then Main Hall for older group 

  • Note - football with Mr Holmes starts next week on 22nd January


Thursday 16th January

  • Guitar lessons in the IT Meeting room with Mr Norton - from 12:20

  • Cookery club - after school club in the Dining Hall run by Smart Raspberry - club finishes at 16:30   

  • Homework Club in the IT Suite - Teacher Led (for Invited pupils only) - club finishes at 16:30 - children should be collected from the Dining Hall.


Friday 17th January 

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:35 (invited pupils only)

  • Spanish Club with Le Club Francais in Art Room - 12:50 to 13:20 (children in this club to go for first sitting of lunch)  

  • Street Dance with Tuffney Dance starts after school in the Main Hall for all year groups - club finishes at 16:15    


Future Dates:


Monday 20th January - School run clubs begin this week (lunchtime and after school) - timetable


Thursday 23rd January - Year 4 Parent Information meeting for Woodrow trip - starts at 18:00


Friday 31st January - Year 4 PE Festival - Benchball at Amersham School - letter


Tuesday 4th February - Year 6 to Songs of Praise Service at Village Church - 11:30 to 12:00 service (friends and families are welcome to join this service)


Wednesday 5th February - Year 6 - Brooklands Museum trip - letter


Monday 10th February - Year 4 - visit to Neasden Temple - letter


Monday 10th February - Arts Week in School


Monday 10th and Wednesday 12th February - Year 6 Practice SATS during mornings


Thursday 13th February - Year 5 Parent Information meeting on SRE and PGL residential trip - starts at 19:00  


Friday 14th February - last day of half term - school closes at normal time today


Monday 24th February - school opens for first day of half term 


Wednesday 26th February - Acer class swimming lessons start


Monday 2nd March - Parent Information Meeting on Maths, Reading and Writing - 13:45 to 15:15 TBC


Tuesday 3rd March - Year 5 to Songs of Praise Service


Thursday 5th March - World Book Day


Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th March - Year 4 Residential to Woodrow High House


Thursday 12th March - Year 3 - Shortenills Stone Age Day trip- letter


Friday 13th March - Dads to School afternoon - TBC please note change of date


Friday 13th March - Sports Relief Day


Monday 16th March - early parents evening at Junior School from 15:40 to 18:00


Tuesday 24th March - Year 4 - Saxon day workshop - letter


Thursday 26th March - later parents evening at Junior School from 17:30 to 20:00


Friday 3rd April - end of Spring Term - school finishes at 14:15 today


April 2020 - Bikeability training during the Easter holidays (places are still available) - letter


W/c Monday 11th May - Year 6 SATS testing week


Friday 19th June - Mums to School afternoon  - TBC please note change of date


Other items:


Local Community & Cultural Events are added to the website here  


We hope that you have a lovely weekend.