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Junior - Weekly email (sent on 1st March)

Dear all
Congratulations and best wishes to Mr Cato and his wife who have had a baby girl during half term week. 
We have had a lovely Arts Week - children have been learning about and making various musical instruments this week - thank you to everyone who donated items. On Tuesday we were visited by Dr Challoners High School for a dance demo - several groups performed their interpretations of dances to music from The Greatest Showman. This afternoon we have been visited by musicians from The Misbourne School for a whole school concert in the Memorial Hall. We have launched our Music and Arts Show this week and applications for auditions slots have been coming in to the office. Thank you to Mrs Burge for organising our Arts Week this year.
Art Competition - our Year 5 and Year 6 children recently entered the annual Young Arts Painting Competition organised by The Arts Society Chiltern - further details on their website.  We are delighted to announce that Alex in Year 6 and Falon, Kai and Lola in Year 5 have been selected for the finals of this years competition and they, and their families, will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Chalfont St Peter later in the month. 
Rotary IT Competition - the homework for some year groups this week is to design a poster to enter for the The Louis Moss Graphic Design Challenge 2019 organised by the Rotary Club of Misbourne Matins. The poster design requirements vary for each year group and the theme this year is for posters which depict and reflect what students consider are the most important aspects of  “Minimising Plastic Pollution." Many of the local primary schools take part in this ICT design challenge and our pupils have always done really well in recent years.
Momo Challenge - there has been a lot of discussion of the MoMo Challenge in the media in recent weeks. This has been exposed as a hoax - see news item here - but please do talk with your children about internet safety and be aware of what sites they are using and how they can stay safe online. Our E-safety for parents website page gives further guidance.
Year 4 - Next Thursday 7th is World Book Day and children are allowed to come to school dressed as a book character. On Friday 8th Year 4 have an Anglo Saxon Workshop Day and the children may come in wearing an Anglo Saxon costume. This will be set as the learning log for this week so the children have some time to think about it. If its going to be a bit much dressing up on both days, then the children are welcome to come in dressed up for one day but not the other. Likewise if any children don't want to dress up for either day, they are under no obligation to do that either. 
Year 5 - PGL residential - thank you to everyone who has made payments towards this trip - a quick reminder that the due date for final payment is 29th March.
World Book Day - we are launching our 200 Million Minutes Reading Challenge on World Book Day next Thursday - further details are given in the letter here


Monday 4th March
  • Violin and cello lessons with Mrs Priestley in the IT Meeting Room or Main Hall - 09:30 to 12:00 approx
  • Parents evening booking system closes at 12:00 today
  • 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
  • Gymnastics Parkour Ninja Club Club with Burnham Gymnastics in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30    


Tuesday 5th 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 5 to attend 11:30 Songs of Praise Service at Village Church - friends and family are welcome to join this service 
  • 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)  
  • PFO Football Club with PFO in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45  


Wednesday 6th 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)
  • Piano lessons with Mrs Downie in the IT Meeting Room - 12:10 to 15:30
  • 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
  • Football match away v Iver for invited team  


Thursday 7th March  

  • World Book Day - children may dress up as a book character today (please note not film characters please) - there will be book themed activities during the day  
  • No volunteer readers required today
  • 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
  • NO Homework Club today due to Parents Evening
  • Parents evening - 17:30 to 20:00 - all gates will be open


Friday  8th March  

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45
  • Year 4 Saxon day - workshops in school - Year 4 children may dress in Anglo Saxon costumes
  • No volunteer readers required for Year 4 today
  • 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 
  • PTA Kids Disco - Main Hall from 18:00 to 19:30 - only access is via main school gates - please park thoughtfully


Future Dates:

Monday 11th March - Junior Parents Evening - 15:40 to 18:00
Tuesday 12th March - Year 3 Day Trip to Shortenills for Stone Age Day activities
Friday 15th March - Comic Relief Day - children may wear red noses and red themed costumes for Comic Relief for a suggested £1 donation to Comic Relief
Tuesday 19th March - Year 4 Davenies Football Festival for invited team
Tuesday 26th March - Year 4 PE Festival - Frisbee at Amersham School
Wednesday 27th March - Year 5 Churches visit
Wednesday 27th March - Year 4 assembly - 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 - 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

Friday 5th April - End of spring term - school closes at 2:15pm
Community events are listed on the school website
Swimming lessons - discount code for March from GLL swim schools - click here for details


Pedestrian crossing  vacancy - BCC are still advertising for a crossing patroller for the Deanway crossing - see details here
Have a lovely weekend!