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Junior - Weekly email (sent Friday 8th March 2019)

Dear all
We have had another busy week in school. Ofsted visited us on Tuesday and their report will be published in two to three weeks. Year 5 joined the Songs of Praise service at the village church on Tuesday. Wednesday saw the whole school showcase the work that they had done with musical instruments in Art Week.  
We had a lovely World Book Day yesterday and there were some amazing costumes. We also launched our 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge - further details are given in the letter here.  Thank you to Miss Warner for organising the day's activities. 
Year 4 also had a chance to dress up for Saxon Day today. They have spent the day with Ed from Portals to the Past and have learned a lot about Angle Saxons which we hope they will share with you.
As children were out of class for Book Day activities yesterday homework may be sent home today (Friday) with a Tuesday handing in deadline for everyone next week.
The PTA children's disco is on tonight - held in the Junior School, drop off at 6pm and pick up at 7:30pm. For security reasons all children must be dropped off and collected via the Parsonage Road entrance but please remember to park thoughtfully with due respect to our neighbours.
Egg Decorating Competition - next week we are launching our Easter Egg Decorating competition - further details are given in thletter here on the website
Year 3 - for Shortenills trip on Tuesday - children to wear warm clothing suitable to being outdoors all day with sensible footwear - to have water bottle, snacks and a packed lunch for the day - parents to drop off at Shortenills as per letter - please car share.
Year 5 - a reminder that consents for the Year 5 Churches visit are due in by Wednesday 13th March - links here for the online form or the paper copy
Bucks CC - We have been asked to share a letter outlining changes that are planned for home to school transport from September 2019 link to letter 
Parking in Parsonage Road - the local police visited our site last Friday to monitor parking on Parsonage Road. Our Junior Road Safety Officers will be reviewing the parking situation over the next few weeks. We ask that you respect our Safe Zone and also please do not use the staff car park for drop off and pick up at the beginning and end of the day
Monday 11th March
  • Comic relief red noses will be on sale in school this week - minimum donation of £1.25 per nose (please can children have correct money if possible) 
  • Violin and cello lessons with Mrs Priestley in the IT Meeting Room or Main Hall - 09:30 to 12:00 approx
  • Homework Club in the IT Suite with Mrs English - 12:20 to 13:00 (drop in session for any pupils that need time to do homework)
  • Drum lessons with MD Drumlab in the IT Meeting Room - 13:00 to 15:30
  • No Gymnastics Parkour Ninja Club tonight due to Parents Evening
  • Parents evening - 15:40 to 18:00  - all gates will be open 


Tuesday 12th March

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Year 3 Day Trip to Shortenills for Stone Age Day activities
  • Drama Club with Mrs Golding in Main Hall - Years 5 and  6 session 12:20 to 12:50 and Years 3 and 4 session 12:50 to 13:20 (Year 3 and 4 drama club members please go for first lunch)  
  • Drum lessons with MD Drumlab in the IT Meeting Room - 13:30 to 15:30  
  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45  


Wednesday 13th March  

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Maths Club in the IT Suite with Mrs Crosbie - 08:15 to 08:45 (Invited pupils only)
  • Egg Decorating fundraiser - eggs on sale in school office from today - £1 per egg
  • NO PIANO lessons today
  • Swimming lessons for Acer Class - afternoon
  • Cheerleading Club in Dining Hall/Main Hall with Lizzie Rawlinson - times vary depending on age - 15:45 to 16:45 or 15:00 to 18:00 
  • No Football Club with Mr Holmes this week due to match
  • League Football match home game v Stoke Poges School for invited team  


Thursday 14th March  

  • Spanish Club with El Club Espanol in Art Room - 12:50 to 13:20 (children in this club to go for first sitting of lunch)
  • Guitar lessons with Mr Norton in the IT Meeting Room - 12:20 to 15:00  
  • 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
  • Cup Football match home game v Great Missenden School for invited team       


Friday  15th March  

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Comic Relief Day - children may wear red noses and red themed costumes for Comic Relief for a suggested £1 donation to Comic Relief  
  • Woodwind lesson with Mrs Wayman in the IT Meeting Room - 12:45 to 13:15
  • Street Dance Club with Tuffney Dance in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:15 


Future Dates:

Tuesday 19th March - Year 4 Davenies Football Festival for invited team
Friday 22nd March - Class Parent Reps meeting at 08:45
Friday 22nd March - last day to but Fundraiser Eggs
Tuesday 26th March - Year 4 PE Festival - Frisbee at Amersham School
Wednesday 27th March - Year 5 Churches visit - day visit to churches in Chalfont St Peter
Wednesday 27th March - Year 4 assembly - approx 09:00 start - parents are invited to attend this assembly which will be held in the Main Hall and which will last about 20 to 30 minutes
Wednesday 27th March - Music and Arts Evening
Friday 29th March - Dads to School afternoon
Monday 1st April - Egg Decorating Competition entries to be brought into school today.
Monday 1st April - Year 4 day trip to Neasden Temple
Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd April - Year 6 Practice SATS days
Tuesday 2nd April - Year 5 PE Festival - Yoga & Boogie Bounce at Amersham School

Tuesday 2nd April - Year 6 to attend 11:30 Songs of Praise Service at Village Church

Tuesday 2nd April - Decorated Eggs on Display in Dining Hall - 15:30 to 16:00

Friday 5th April - End of spring term - school closes at 2:15pm
Community events are listed on the school website
CSG Memorial Hall - details of their lottery fund raising scheme on website here  
Amersham Music Centre are part of the National Learn to Play day on Saturday 23rd March - booking details are on their website here
Have a lovely weekend!