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Issue 17: 14th June 2019                 

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Tuesday 18th June at 11.00 – Year 2 Sports Day in the Junior School (weather permitting)                                                                                Monday 17th June at 10.45 and 2.45 – Sporty Men’s Monday (see below for Nursery & Reception)                                                          Thursday 20th June at 1.30 -  Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Sports Day  (see below for  details)                                                                      Thursday 27th June – Reception Beach Trip                                                                                                                                 

 Friday 5th July – Year 1 trip to Paradise Wildlife Park                                                                                                               

 Tuesday 9th July at 3.30 to 4.30 – Reception and Year 1 parents to visit new classes                                                                  

Tuesday 16th July at 9.00 – Reception Singing Assembly (parents invited)                                          

 Wednesday 17th July at 9.00 – Year 1 Singing Assembly (parents invited)                                             

Thursday 18th July at 9.00 – Year 2 Leavers Assembly  (parents invited)                                                                     Wednesday 17th July – Last day of term for nursery                                                                                        Friday 19th July – last day of term and Non School Uniform Day                                                                                               

22nd July to 2nd August (holiday club available-details from the school office)                                                                      

Monday 2nd September – staff training day school closed for children   


Tuesday 3rd September – first day of the Autumn Term Year 1 and Year 2

Sports Day Thursday 20th June at 1.30

(admission after this time will not be permitted):                                                                                                                                                                  

 Nursery, Reception and Year 1 families are invited to this year’s sports afternoon, on Thursday 20th June, which is being held on the school playing field. Both morning and afternoon Nursery children are welcome to join. Please let Jo Jenkins know if you plan to attend so that she can plan accordingly.  


We ask parents/carers to meet at the front of the school office by 1.30pm. A member of staff will then take you to the school field to meet the children. Admission after this time will not be permitted due to health and safety reasons. Sports activities will begin at 1:45pm. You are welcome to move along the activity stations to support your child, but please be mindful that children will need to stay with their group at all times.


Children should come to school in their PE kit on the day of their sports afternoon; therefore PE kits will be sent home the day before. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately for the weather, sun cream should be applied in the morning and children may bring a sunhat if necessary. Water will be available on the day, however if your child wishes to bring their own bottle of water that would be helpful.


The activities are scheduled to finish at 2:50pm. Children will then be able to go home with their parent/carer from the field, after all activities are finished. If you are unable to attend, teachers will dismiss the remaining children from their classroom at 3.10pm as usual.


In the event of having to cancel sports afternoon due to poor weather, we will text you by 8.00am. We are all really looking forward to a sporty afternoon and look forward to seeing many of you there!

Year 2:

Use your skills and show your working out for the problem.  Explain how you know you are right!

Andy is holding some balloons. He releases these balloons. then 7 balloons burst. He has 9 balloons left. How many balloons was he holding at the start?

For children who will be joining Carterhatch Junior School in September there will be a new uniform in blue with their new logo. Sweatshirts will be available from the school shop from the beginning of July.  You can also read the Junior newsletter online -


Year 1:                                                                                                                                                                      

Year One children have been enjoying the new Reading Garden now located in our tree house.  Pupils have been keen to sit and relax reading fiction and non-fiction books as well as read to their peers.

“I really like the Reading Garden because it has grass, cushions, bean bags, so many books and it is lovely and comfy!” – Simon 

Reception and Nursery                                      

Sporty Men’s Monday!                                                                                                                                                                To celebrate all the marvellous men in the children's lives Nursery and Reception would like to invite, Dads, Grandfathers, Uncles and older Brothers to a Sporty Men’s Monday.

Monday 17th June                                                                                                                                                             Nursery                                                                                                    

 10.45 for morning children                                                                                                                                                        

2.45 for afternoon and all day children                                                                                                                           

(guest of all day children to only attend once in the afternoon)                                                                              

Please come to the nursery, activities will be held on the school field.

Monday 17th June                                                                                                                    



Activities will be held in the school playground.

Learning Power Buddies Certificates:

Congratulations to the following children who have been awarded Learning Power certificates.

Leopard Class – Ava, Rayan, Slan & Maryam

Tiger Class – Mehmet, Louise, Brooke & Alexi

Jaguar Class – Tiana, Riza & Sangar

Gorilla Class – Remiah, Isaac, Patrisa & Aaliyah

Rhino Class  - Serena, Maya, Ella, Tommie

Giraffe Class –  Esin, Alfie, Amira & Dominic

IT Top Tip:                                                                                                                  

 It’s important for you, as a parent or carer, to be present while your children are online. This will give you a greater understanding of what they are doing on their devices, as well as providing you with the opportunity to discuss, support and stop certain activities that your child may be involved in an monitor any changes in your child’s behaviour.  

School Website:                                                                                 

Create a short cut on your phone to the school website. This will help you keep up with the latest news and diary dates.


For an Android phone                                                                                                                                                                  Open up the website in your browser.                                                                                                                                          Tap on the three dots on the top right-hand side of the screen.                                                                                                Tap add to Desktop.

For an Apple IPhone                                                                                                                                                   

Open up the website in your browser.                                                                                                                        

Tap middle icon with an arrow.                                                                                                                          

Scroll to the right.                                                                                                                                                               

Tap on add to home screen.                                                                                                           

Change shortcut name.                                                                                                                                            

Tap add to home screen 

You can also link the school calendar to your phone.  

Head Lice:                                                                                                 

Please remember to check your child for head lice. If head lice are present you will need to treat your child. You will then need to check everyone in the family and treat them if necessary. To help prevent head lice spreading please tie your child’s hair back where possible.


For more information on how you can detect and treat head lice visit www.nhs.ukconditions/head-lice                                           

Home remedies such as vinegar, lemon juice and petroleum jelly can be found here -


Reminders:                                                                                Leave During Term Time:                                                                                                                                   

We are not permitted to authorise holidays during Term Time. Please refer to our Attendance Policy for further information on authorised and unauthorised absences. If you do decide to request a leave of absence please put your request in writing to Adrienne Barrell, Co Headteacher.   Please refer to our school diary above and online for holiday dates and the start and end of term dates.                                                                                                                                                                    

Updating information:                                                                                                                              

We would like to remind you that if you have moved address or changed telephone number please ensure that you update your information in the school office.                                                                                                                       

 If you are moving your child to a new school, please complete a brief exit form which can be obtained from the school office. This will allow us to ensure the new school receives any relevant information about your child’s progress and will aid their transition.                                                                                                  

Parents/carers, please remember to add new contacts to your child’s consent to collect form. In line with our safegaurding policy, if the person who arrives to collect does not have permission from you in writing we will not release

First Day Calling:

In the past parents have brought to our attention, a news story concerning an incident in another school where emergency contacts were not called  when children were absent from school. We want to reassure parents that our policy is for you to make contact with us on the first day of absence by phone or text. If your child is absent and we haven’t heard from you, our attendance officer, will phone or text you. If we haven’t heard from you we may call your emergency contact to ensure that everyone, including parents are safe. If we still haven’t made contact with the family we may call at your home in person. Our next step would be to call the police. This highlights why it is important that you call us to inform us of what is happening when your child is unable to come to school.       

Medication in School:                                                                                                                                             

We are happy to give your child medication in school but only if the medication has been prescribed for your child and if the medication has to be administered four times a day.  If you have to administer it three times per day then you are required to do this before school, after school and one later that evening.  However, we are happy to give your child the second dose if they attend after school club.                                                                                                        

Please advise the office if your child has a medical condition or if you need medication to be administered, as you will need to complete a medical needs form. 

Bikes and Scooters – at risk of being stolen:                                                                                 

We have noticed that several bikes and scooters have not been secured to the fencing in our entrance. The school cannot be held responsible for any bikes or scooters left in school.  Our gates are open at certain times, particularly at the beginning and end of the school day.                                                                                                             

If you want to lessen the chance of losing your child’s bike or scooter please purchase and use a bike lock/chain.  

Confirmation of Attendance Request From:                                                                                                  

If you wish for a Headteacher to provide a letter to confirm your child’s attendance, please complete a slip in the school office. Letters take five to seven working days from the date the request was made. You will receive a text when your letter is ready to collect.  Please note that we are not required to complete such letters by law and do so at our discretion, we reserve the right to refuse.