Newsletter – 17th September


This Friday will be our Harvest Assembly and we would love you to start collecting items which will be donated to Highgate and Newtown Community Food Bank. Items can be brought in on Friday morning first thing and dropped off at the back of the lower hall on the tables. Some suggestions for appropriate donations include:

non perishable, canned goods and jars

cereals and biscuits

rice, pasta and pasta sauces

tea, coffee and long life milk

seeds, nuts and dried fruit

Many thanks!

Events this week….

Monday 17th  – Y1 Curriculum meeting- 9:00am, Lower Hall

Tuesday 18th – Y2 Curriculum Meeting – 9:00am, Lower Hall

Wednesday 19th – Y3 Curriculum Meeting – 9:00am, Lower Hall

Friday 21st – Y4 Curriculum Meeting – 9.00am, Lower Hall and Harvest Assembly


Some of the key dates for this term are as follows:

Monday 24th September – Meet the Parents Event at 6:30pm

Friday 28th September – CSSA Cross Country Championships

Thursday 4th October – Y4 PAC Maths 9am

Friday 5th October – INSET day

Thursday 11th October – Open Afternoon

Monday 15th October – Black History Week begins

Friday 19th October – RE Day

Monday 22nd October – Half Term

Thursday 1st November – Y2 PAC Maths – 9am

Monday 5th November – Y6s to Sayers Croft

Friday 9th November – Immunisations for YR – Y5

Monday 12th November – Assessment and Anti Bullying Week begins

Thursday 22nd November – Y3 PAC Maths – 9am

Tuesday 4th December – Y1 PAC Maths – 9am

Friday 21st December – Last day of term



Many thanks to the Year 1 parents/carers who turned up for this morning’s curriculum meeting. We hope you enjoyed the opportunity to hear more about this year’s learning and to spend some  time over refreshments with the class teachers . The remaining curriculum meetings will take place this week as indicated above and then on Wednesday 26th September (Y5) and Thursday 27th September (Y6). If you are able to help with serving the refreshments, please contact the office to let them know. Many thanks!


Thank you to Laura for giving an informative presentation in assembly on the role of the Rights Ambassadors. Application forms have been given out and children have until Wednesday to return them to their class teachers.


This week, I am going to be sending out a letter which outlines the way we communicate with parents/carers. I do hope you find it informative and helpful. One key change that we are introducing  is in relation to the use of email. From now on, if you need to pass on information regarding absences, pick ups and medical appointments, please email the office. If you need to contact somebody about day to day matters, please email the teacher and if there are any serious concerns, please email the phase leader.

The phase leaders’ email addresses are: (Laurel  – EYFS phase leader), (Katherine –  KS1 phase Leader) (Lauren – Lower Key Stage 2 phase leader) (Faye – Upper key Stage 2 phase leader)

Many thanks



Last week, letters were handed out regarding the trips and workshops your children will be taking part in this year. Please ensure you sign the permission slip and return it to your class teachers.


Y4 swimming starts Monday 24th September. PLEASE can adults confirm before the end of the week that they can support with the walk to and from the leisure centre.​

The remaining trials for the cross country will be completed this week. I am really struggling with Y5. They have PE on Wednesday and Friday afternoon. I really need help from 1.45 – 3.15pm. It is just walking the year group down to the heath and back to school.

The netball team have matches on the two coming Mondays: 24th Sept and 1st Oct. The children in the team have been given the fixture schedule.

Today’s assembly was on ‘respecting our bodies’ and I asked the children which superhero they most likened themselves to. In your opinion who are you most like? Keep it to your self or share; I would love to know! The main message I wanted the children to hold on to was balance. To have it with what they eat, rest and play.

So parent’s this week’s thought is for you; To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today – wise old Haseeb 


Final call for Lego donations! Please bring in any unwanted bricks you may have at home. Thank you!

If you haven’t already, please ensure your clubs slips are handed in (the deadline is today!) 

Those who have been offered a place will receive letters in the next few days requesting payment (£10 for this half term and £20 for next)

Clubs will start next Monday 24th September and will run up until Christmas.


This half term’s lunches are £79.20

Inset Friday 5th October and Open Afternoon Thursday 11th October

We are aware that Inset Days and Open Afternoons can present some parents with childcare difficulties.

We have approached our play centre provider, P3, to help with this. They are able to provide cover in school on the above dates, assuming a minimum number of families sign up. You will need to register with P3 in advance and payment must be made in cash on the day.

Please note the closing dates for registration.

Please collect a registration form from the Office.

Inset – Friday 5th October

  • The hours of cover will be between 8am-6pm
  • The cost will be £30.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • Registration by 25th September 2018

Open Afternoon – Thursday 11th October

  • 1:30pm – 3.30pm – cost £8.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • 1:30pm – 6.00pm – cost £18.00 per child – payable in cash on the day
  • Registration by 1st October 2018