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Junior - Weekly email (sent Friday 28th February)

Dear All


We hope that everyone enjoyed the half term break.


Our football team played against Chalfont St Peter Academy on Wednesday. They lost 3-0 but Mr Holmes was encouraged by the commitment and development that they are showing as a team.


Sadly the Year 5 walk to Chalfont St Peter due to be held on Thursday was postponed due to the poor weather but this visit is rescheduled for Thursday 12th March when we hope there will be better weather.


The Big Sunflower Project - this project aims to raise awareness of the rare neuromuscular conditions centronuclear and myotubular myopathy by growing sunflowers. 2020 is the tenth year of the project. The sunflower was chosen for its cheery and positive outlook, as if they are on a mission to touch the sky and nothing can hold them back!

We are supporting this project and will be planting our sunflower seeds and running a class competition to see which class sunflower grows the tallest during the Spring and Summer term. The sunflowers will begin to grow in small pots and will then be planted outside of the classrooms. We will keep you updated with how they get on! More details of this charity and the progress of our sunflowers will be available on the website page here


Rugby - a huge thank you to Mr Gibson who kindly donated a set of soft rugby balls. Some of the Year 6 children have been using these to run indoor rugby sessions during Enrichment Time on Fridays. There is a rota so each class has several sessions to develop their rugby skills. 


Accident Free in CSG - thank you to those who park away from Parsonage Road and not obstructing driveways in Hillside Close and Lagger Close.  


Recent letters sent home - there is a lot going on in the next few weeks. Recent letters about Dads to SchoolMusic and Arts Evening auditions, termly Super Science ChallengeParents Evening bookings, a TradeCraft Sale and Walk on Wednesdays letters, to name just a few, have been sent home - copies of all letters sent out from school can be found on the Junior School's Letters 2019-20 page of the website (


Emails - a few parents have been in touch to say that they have not received all of the emails sent out by the Junior Office or that recent emails have been going into Spam folders. We know that there is an intermittent issue with emails bouncing back as spam and when this happens we resend these emails (though there may be a delay in them being sent out). There also seems to be an issue with and emails going to spam. We do ask that you add to your contacts list, or mark the emails as being from a Safe Sender. We always add letters to the Letters area on the website, see previous paragraph, and important emails are added to the Latest News section as a back up. We also try to ensure that links to letters are added in the future dates section of the weekly emails.


Bikeability training - this will be held during the Easter holidays (14th & 15th April) and there are still a couple of places available for children in year 5 or Year 6 - letter and details here


School meals - we have had the first week of our new school menu. We hope that children are enjoying some of the new dishes.


Monday 2nd March

  • Music and Arts auditions rescheduled to this week - Mr Holmes will contact children who have sent in forms

  • Reading Cafe with Dr Agar in the Library - 12:50 to 13:15 - all are welcome to drop in - Dr Agar will be reading  read an extract from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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

  • Parent Information Meeting on Maths, Reading and Writing - 14:00 to 15:30 - the maths, reading and writing leads will be sharing how we teach each of these areas across the school.  


Tuesday 3rd March

  • Year 5/6 Before school netball club for Year 5 & 6 children - main hall to drop off bags and  play on top playground - entrance via main Parsonage Road gate only - letter

  • 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 today with Mrs Priestley am

  • Year 5 to Songs of Praise Service  - Family and friends are welcome to join this service - starts at 11:30 in the Parish Church

  • 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

  • Football Club with PFO starts after school in the Main Hall for all year groups - club finishes at 16:45


Wednesday 4th March

  • Walk on Wednesday - children who walk to school may wear their trainers - Hi Visibility Wednesday - wear your brightest Hi Visibility accessories for your walk to school

  • 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 Acer class swimming lessons - letter  - Palm 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

  • Football Club with Mr Holmes starts after school in the Main Hall for Year 5 & 6 children - club finishes at 16:45  


Thursday 5th March

  • World Book Day - letter - children may wear a book character themed hat or hairdo with school uniform

  • World Book Day - children will be out of class this afternoon so no readers required in school - many thanks

  • 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

  • U11s Football match - Away v Elangeni school for invited team - letter


Friday 6th March

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

  • Fair Trade Stall to be held in the Dining Hall from 15:15 to 15:45 

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


Future Dates:


Monday 9th to Wednesday 11th March - Year 4 Residential to Woodrow High House - letters on Year 4 class page here


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


Thursday 12th March - Year 5 - Walk to churches in Chalfont St Peter - details as per original letter but revised date


Thursday 12th March - football match - details TBC


Friday 13th March - Dads to School afternoon - letter


Friday 13th March - Sports Relief Day


Monday 16th March - children will be carrying out projects in class as part of the Big Science Event


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


Tuesday 17th March - Year 5 PE Festival - Handball - letter


Tuesday 17th March - Davenies Football Festival - invited Year 4 team


Wednesday 18th March - Parent Reading workshop 09:00 to 09:40 details TBC


Wednesday 18th March - SEN Review meetings for invited parents


Friday 20th March Year 6 PE Festival - Badminton at Amersham School - letter


Monday 23rd March - early parents evening at Junior School from 15:40 to 18:00 for Maple Class only


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


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


Monday 30th March - Year 6 SATS Practice - Week 4 - Monday and Wednesday mornings  


Wednesday 1st April - Music and Arts Evening - audition details letter


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


14th & 15th 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 


Other items:


Local Community & Cultural Events are added to the website here - recently added events include the Music for All Learn to Play day in March and auditions to be in a Pop Video!


We hope that you all have a lovely weekend.