October Newsletter

Dear Parents / Carers,


Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Thank you for all your support. It was lovely to see so many of you enjoying a cup of coffee and cake on Friday afternoon.  I am delighted to announce that we have raised an amazing £265.46

Harvest Assembly

We are looking forward to seeing lots of you at our Harvest assembly at 2.30pm on the Thursday 11th October, so that we can show you some of the many things we have been learning and to give thanks.

Once again this year we are supporting ‘Farnborough foodbank’ a charity which helps people during a crisis, such as redundancy, bereavement, illness or marital breakdown.  Church Pastoral Workers, Health Visitors, Social Workers, Doctors Surgeries and many other professionals working in the community refer people to ‘The foodbank’ for help.

The need is for tins of: soup, tomatoes, meat, fish, fruit, rice puddings and sponge pudding plus UHT milk, fruit juice, biscuits, jam, sugar, pasta sauces, cereals, rice and pasta.  A collection box will be located in the entrance hall.

School Photographer

The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday, 31st October to take individual pictures of the children.

Sunrisers Club

Our new school breakfast club is proving to be very successful and we have had lots of children join us in the mornings. To ensure we have adequate staff please can I ask parents to complete a Sunrisers booking form.

Year 2 Junior School Applications

It will soon be the time of year for parents of children in Year 2 to apply for junior school places.

Parents will be able to apply online from 1st November, and we’ll be sending out letters with individual log-on details before half term. Parents living outside of Hampshire need to apply to their home Local Authority, so will receive a letter explaining the process.

Reading at home

Over the last few weeks in school I have been asking the teachers and classroom assistants to check how many times a week the children are reading at home. Educational research stresses the importance of children practising their reading skills at home, so that they can become fluent, confident readers. In school each week the teachers spend time teaching the children the skills that they need to be able to read and we would like to urge our parents to hear their child read at least three times a week to help them practise.  The class teachers will be encouraging all children to read and will be providing different rewards for the children. If you find reading at home a challenge, then please speak to your class teacher to find out how you can support and motivate your child.

YR Phonics Workshop

We will be holding a workshop for YR parents to share how your children will be learning phonics and writing and how to support their development in these areas. There will be an evening session on Wednesday 7th November at 8:45am and then repeated at 6:30pm Thursday 8th November.

Flu Immunisations

This will take place on Friday, 2nd November.  Please remember to return your consent form.

School Milk

Free milk is available for all children aged under five in school, funded by the UK government.  Milk will stop on the Friday before their fifth birthday, but if parents would like it to continue they can arrange this by registering online at www.coolmilk.com/register.  Milk usually costs around £15 a term. By registering online, you’ll be able to make a payment straightaway. If however, you return a registration form by post you will be sent a payment request.  Payment must then be received by 5pm on Tuesday, in order for your child to receive milk the following week.

Inset Days

Monday 29th October 2018

Monday 7th January 2019

Friday 15th February 2019

Parking for school

Please could we ask that all parents/carers who drop off and collect children from school be mindful of the residents who live nearby and of the mini-buses trying to access the school turning circle.   Do not park on the driveway or yellow zig zag lines and avoid double parking in the residents parking area and blocking access.  Thank you.


Kind regards,

Mrs D Cook