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Junior - Weekly email sent on Friday 18th January

Dear All


A huge thank you to the PTA for selling disco tickets before school this morning. There are still a few tickets left so if your child would like one, please put form and payment in the PTA box on Monday,


Homework - as part of the ongoing discussion on homework prompted by parental requests spellings will from next week be issued on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday.


Snow procedures - if there should be snow Mrs Peal will assess the school site and staff availability and decide if the Junior School will be open/ closed or open with a delayed start. Once a decision has been made we will update the scrolling banner on the website homepage / send out an all school email and also post on Classlist and TheSchoolApp. More details on the website.


Deanway footpath works - we have been advised by the Parish Council that the footpath works are due to finish 15th February.



PTA News - we were very sorry to learn that Mrs Pearsall had decided to step down as PTA Chair at the Junior School. She has always worked closely with our Infant and Junior Schools and we would like to thank her for her cheerful and enthusiastic attitude to the role and her dedication to our schools and the children. We look forward to continuing to work with her in her role as class parent.  I am sure you will join me in thanking Mrs Pearsall for her time and energy. Moving forward we will continue to work hard with our PTA Committee as they strive to support the school and raise funds for all of the children. Please remember that these volunteers are here to help our schools and if you have any queries or questions about events or communication that you direct them to the school.

Menu change for Tuesday the 5th February - St Joseph's hub kitchen have created a special menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year

  • Chicken Sweet & Sour or

  • Jacket Potato or

  • Vegetable Spring Rolls (Vg)

  • with Steamed Rice, Stir-Fried Vegetables and Sweetcorn.

  • Plus Toffee Apple Sponge & Cream or Fresh Fruit or Yogurt

The chicken pieces (Sweet & Sour Chicken) will be sent separate to the sauce, so less adventurous children could just have chicken with rice and the sauce on the side to taste. Menu choices: Chicken Sweet & Sour or Jacket Potato or Vegetable Spring Rolls with rice, Stir fried Vegetables and Sweetcorn with Toffee Apple Sponge or Fruit or Yogurt for pudding. Allergen details are on the school meals page of the website .


School meal ordering - just a reminder that we place our school meals order with our hub kitchen at 9:30am each day. Please can you ensure that your child knows if they are having a school meal or a packed lunch each day so that they can tell their teacher during morning registration.Thank you


Year 6 - The Year 6 Spring Term topic pack has been added to the Year 6 website page


Year 6 - SATS papers are going home with Year 6 children today. Please check in bags.


Monday 21st January  

  • Violin and cello lessons with Mrs Priestley in the IT Meeting Room - 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 - pm tbc

  • Gymnastics Parkour Ninja Club Club with Burnham Gymnastics in the Main Hall - club finishes at 16:30    


Tuesday 22nd January

  • 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 PE Festival - Dance at CCC - children to come to school in PE kit 

  • 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 23rd January

  • 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 Palm 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 

  • Football Club with Mr Holmes (for Year 5 and 6 only) in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:45   


Thursday 24th January

  • 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

  • Parents Information Meeting - starting  at 19:00 at the Junior School   


Friday 25th January  

  • Breakfast Club in the ATA Room with Mrs Rock and Mr Shankland - 08:00 to 08:45

  • Woodwind lesson with Mrs Wayman in the IT Meeting Room - 12:45 to 13:15

  • Friday afternoon sessions for all volunteers coming in to read with children will now be from 14:15 to 15:30 this week

  • Street Dance Club with Tuffney Dance in Main Hall - club finishes at 16:15 


Future Dates:


Thursday 24th January - Parents Information Meeting - starting  at 19:00 at the Junior School. We will be holding our termly parents information meeting on this date. The following items will be on the agenda:

  • The School Plan 

  • Curriculum reviews

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Key Stage One (Year 1 and 2)  staffing structures for 2019-20

We hope you can make the date and look forward to welcoming you.  

Tuesday 29th January - Year 6 PE Festival - Dodgeball at Amersham School. Deadline for consent forms is today( Friday 18th). 

Friday 1st February - PTA Children's Disco at the Junior School 18:00 to 19:30

Tuesday 5th February - Year 6 trip to Brooklands Museum. Deadline for consent forms is Friday 18th January.

Tuesday 5th February - Year 3 to attend Songs of Praise Service at Village Church


Monday 11th February - Year 6 SATS practice tests this week (change of date)  


Wednesday 13th February - new dates for Year 6 practice SATS

Tuesday 12th February - Year 4 PE Festival - Bench Ball at Amersham School. Deadline for consents is Friday 25th January.

Friday 15th February - end of half term (normal finish time at end of day)


Copies of all letters sent home are on the letters page of the website. Diary dates and recent news can be viewed using TheSchoolApp


Have a lovely weekend.