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December Newsletter                                                    

 6th December 2019

Dear Parents,

Well the Christmas season is upon us so I am writing to let you know about all the exciting events we have planned for this festive period!

The children’s Christmas Disco, which is organised by our wonderful PTA for children in Years 1 and 2, will be held today, 6th December from 5.00-6.30pm.

Next week we have our Reception classes’ nativity production of ‘Born In A Barn’. This will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10.00am. Please do not bring young children to the Wednesday performance as this one will be filmed. Look out for the DVD order forms in the children’s book bags. I hear the rehearsals are all going very well and we are all really looking forward to watching the children’s performance. We will be selling tea, coffee and mince pies before both performances.

Also on Tuesday 10th December the school choir will be singing at Iver Flowerland in the afternoon at approximately 1.00pm. Do come along and support them if you can.

On Thursday 12th December the whole of the main school will visit Norden Farm Theatre in Maidenhead to see a production of ‘The Bear’ by Raymond Briggs. A theatre visit is such a wonderful experience for our children to enjoy.

Friday 13th December is Christmas Jumper Day. Children are welcome to come into school wearing a Christmas jumper with their school uniform and bring a donation which will go to the charity ‘Save The Children’.

The date of our Christmas Carol Concert is Monday 16th December. This year our Carol Service will be in the school hall and we will be joined by Father Andrew from St Margaret’s church. The concert begins at 1.30pm and Year Two children’s parents are welcome to join us for this event.

Our annual ‘Carols in The Courtyard’ event will be held on Tuesday 17th December. Please come along and bring all the family. The doors open at 6.00pm and the singing, which will be led by the Yiewsley and West Drayton Brass Band, will start at 6.20pm. The hall will be open for refreshments and a few stalls after the singing as well as before and the raffle will be drawn at approximately 7.45pm. We are hoping that the weather will be kind to us but we will be singing with gusto whatever the weather, please come and join us!

On Tuesday 17th December we will also be holding a ‘Come and See My Work’ session after school from 3.00-3.30pm. This is an opportunity for you to visit your child’s class and to discuss with them what they have been doing this term while you look through their books. All the children have worked very hard over the term and I am sure they will want to show off to you all the exciting work they have done and the progress they have made. Please come along.

 Our Christmas party day is Wednesday 18thDecember. On this day the children are welcome to wear their own clothes (but please remember they will still be outside at playtimes, so nothing too special). We will be having our Christmas dinner together on this day in the school hall. Nursery will be sending out a separate letter to ask parents to send in party food, please look out for this on the website and in the book bags. There may also be a very ‘special visitor’ in school on this day!

I also have a few dates for your diary at the beginning of 2020!

Monday 6th January is an INSET day so the children start back at school on Tuesday 7th January. We will begin the term with a History Themed Week. The children will be ‘travelling through time’ so do please ask them about the adventures they go on!

We intend to hold a parent workshop to support parents with their children’s learning of phonics and reading in the new term. This will be a chance to understand a bit more about how we teach reading and phonics and also an opportunity to visit the classrooms to see it in action! Please put the date in your diary, we will hold this event on Thursday 23rd January from 9.00am to approximately 10.15am

A final request:

Please can I send out a Christmas plea for considerate and safe parking around the school! Our neighbours are still concerned about the amount of damage being done to grass areas and the blocking of their driveways. Thank you!

Finally we break up for Christmas on Thursday 19th December at the slightly earlier time of 1.45pm.

May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Baker

 

 

School term and holiday dates 2019-20

  

 Open on morning of

Close at end of afternoon on

Autumn Term 2019

Wednesday 4th September

Friday 25th October 3pm

 

Monday 4th November

Thursday 19th December 1.45pm

Spring Term 2020

Tuesday 7th January

Friday 14th  February 3pm

 

Monday 24th  February

Friday 3rd April 1.45pm

Summer Term 2020

Monday 20th April

Friday 22nd May 3pm

 

Monday 1st June

Friday 17th  July 1.45pm

 

In-service training days for teachers Monday 2nd September, Tuesday 3rd September 2019,  Monday 6th January 2020, Monday 20th July, Tuesday 21st July 2020

Easter: Friday 10th April – Monday 13th April 2020 Early May Bank Holiday:   Friday 8th May 2020

Spring Bank Holiday: Monday 25th May 2020

 

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Previous Newsletters

Nov 2019

Sept 19

July 2019

May 2019

April 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

1st November 2018

7th September 2018

July 2018

7.6.2018

 8.2.2018 Ofsted letter

16.5.18 May Newsletter

23.3.18 Easter Newsletter

5.1.18

7.12.17

3.11.17

20.10.17

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