Year 2’s Big Sing Letter

Dear Parents,

The Big Sing at The Anvil Basingstoke

The year 2 teachers and myself are taking year 2 to The Anvil theatre in Basingstoke next Wednesday 8th March to take part in the Big Sing. This is a performance of Barnaby Bear, alongside many other schools from Hampshire and the children are all very excited.

To keep the costs to the school down we will be taking the train from Eastleigh station at 12.14 and eating our sandwich lunch on the train. The Anvil theatre is just across a bridge from the station and we will be hoping to catch the 15.00 train back to Eastleigh, which will arrive at the station at 15.30. Please meet your child at the school at 4.00p.m.

All year 2 children are entitled to a free healthy packed lunch but if you would prefer to provide your child with one please indicate below. The packed lunch should include a drink (not fizzy) and be in a bag that can be thrown away.

Unfortunately this is a licensed performance, so we are unable to perform it for parents back at school, but I am sure your child will sing some of the songs for you.

Please return the slip below by Monday 6th March 2017.

Yours sincerely

Julie Greer
Headteacher

8th November 2016 – Vedic Temple Visit on the 16/11/16

This letter was not sent to the entire school so it may not be relevant for your child

8th November 2016

Dear Parents,

Our choir have been invited to take part in the University of Winchester’s Space for Peace event next Wednesday, 16th November, at the Vedic, or Hindu, Temple in Radcliffe Road, Southampton, just the other side of the railway level crossing on Mount Pleasant Road.  The event has been running for several years, but this is the first time we will have joined in. It is a multi faith event, which is hosted in the temple and everyone is welcome.

This is how the University describe the event;

The concept of the event (by Rev. Prof.June Boyce-Tillman MBE) is to create peace “from the bottom up”. Except for when June conducts the chants to keep us together , nobody is in charge , we all take responsibility for when, what and how we sing/play/dance/pray etc. It is an inspirational experience, which children and adults alike, of any faith or none, feel welcome, valued and accepted.
The first and last sections of the evening are identical, insofar as we all sing the chants together.
The middle hour of the event is very different. Each choir/representative group is positioned in a predetermined space within the Temple and Hall. The audience and other participants wander through the space to listen to (and join in with) all the groups.

Timings:
17:00 – Rehearsal with all participants
18:15 - short break to eat and rest before the event begins.
19.15 – The event begins.
20.45 – Optional silent meditation. At this point anyone who cannot stay is very welcome to depart

The Temple have been kind enough to offer samosa and sandwiches for the children and staff during their break, but if the children are unable to eat these or have certain allergies, they can bring their own home-packed meals. Due to the sacred rules of the Vedic Temple you may not carry or consume food containing meat, fish, eggs or alcohol on the premises, so it may be better to make sure your child has an early tea. I will also bring some additional snacks. Another important rule is that shoes are not allowed to be worn within the temple so please make sure all attendees are happy in socks or bare feet.

The event finishes quite late for a school night, but if you would like your child to go and would prefer her/him to have a ‘lie in’ the next day, I am happy to authorise a later start for participants. You will need to drop your child at the Vedic temple for 5.00p.m. and collect her/him at 8.45p.m. You are also very welcome to join the event from 7.15p.m if you would like to.

If your child would like to go, but transport is a problem, please mark this on the reply slip so that I can see if we can coordinate lifts. Likewise, if you are able to offer another child a lift, please make that clear.

It should be a very lovely experience for our choir – Miss Bertenshaw and I are looking forward to it too.

Yours sincerely

Julie Greer                                                                                                                                                              

Headteacher

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

4th February 2016 – Crab Wood Trip on the 12/2/16

This letter was not sent to the entire school so it may not be relevant for your child

4th February 2016

Dear Parents 

Your child will be visiting Crab Wood, Farley Mount, Winchester on Friday 12th February to take part in TRAILBLAZER Activities linked to our school curriculum. TRAILBLAZER was developed by Hampshire County Council Education Department and is a programme of learning activities based in the outdoors, covering all aspects of the Curriculum, and designed to develop physical and social skills, spiritual and aesthetic awareness, and emotional well-being. We will spend the day in the woods doing a variety of practical activities centred around geography, science and maths that will enhance skills learnt within the classroom. We will also picnic in the woods.

We will leave Cherbourg at 9:00am and return to school at 2.15pm, travelling by minibus, driven by Mr Mullett. All activities will be run by Mr Crossley and Mr Mullett and will be closely supervised.

We will cover the cost of the travel from the PE budget and ask for no contribution from parents.

Essential Clothing to have in the woods (children can come to school dressed for the day)
Waterproof jacket or anorak.
Wellingtons or waterproof walking boots
Old sweatshirt/fleece, t-shirt and warm trousers/tracksuit bottom. Jeans are not recommended. Spare pair of socks.
In addition to the above a warm outdoor jacket, gloves (not wool) and hat are needed.
Several layers of clothing are better than one thick one.

DON’T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH AND BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER. (Children eligible for free school meals can have a lunch provided by the school).

Please complete the slip below and return to the School Office.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Crossley
PE and Outdoor Learning Coordinator

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

18th January 2016 – Crab Wood 22/1/16

This letter was not sent to the entire school so it may not be relevant for your child

11th January 2016

Dear Parents 

Your child will be visiting Crab Wood, Farley Mount, Winchester on Friday 22nd January to take part in TRAILBLAZER Activities linked to our school curriculum. TRAILBLAZER was developed by Hampshire County Council Education Department and is a programme of learning activities based in the outdoors, covering all aspects of the Curriculum, and designed to develop physical and social skills, spiritual and aesthetic awareness, and emotional well-being. We will spend the day in the woods doing a variety of practical activities centred around geography, science and maths that will enhance skills learnt within the classroom. We will also picnic in the woods.

We will leave Cherbourg at 9:00am and return to school at 2.15pm, travelling by minibus, driven by Mr Mullett. All activities will be run by Mr Crossley and Mr Mullett and will be closely supervised.

We will cover the cost of the travel from the PE budget and ask for no contribution from parents.

Essential Clothing to have in the woods (children can come to school dressed for the day)
Waterproof jacket or anorak.
Wellingtons or waterproof walking boots
Old sweatshirt/fleece, t-shirt and warm trousers/tracksuit bottom. Jeans are not recommended. Spare pair of socks.
In addition to the above a warm outdoor jacket, gloves (not wool) and hat are needed.
Several layers of clothing are better than one thick one.

DON’T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH AND BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER. (Children eligible for free school meals can have a lunch provided by the school).

Please complete the slip below and return to the School Office.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Crossley
PE and Outdoor Learning Coordinator

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

11th January 2016 – Crab Wood 15/1/16

This letter was not sent to the entire school so it may not be relevant for your child

11th January 2016

Dear Parents 

Your child will be visiting Crab Wood, Farley Mount, Winchester on Friday 15th January to take part in TRAILBLAZER Activities linked to our school curriculum. TRAILBLAZER was developed by Hampshire County Council Education Department and is a programme of learning activities based in the outdoors, covering all aspects of the Curriculum, and designed to develop physical and social skills, spiritual and aesthetic awareness, and emotional well-being. We will spend the day in the woods doing a variety of practical activities centred around geography, science and maths that will enhance skills learnt within the classroom. We will also picnic in the woods.

We will leave Cherbourg at 9:00am and return to school at 2.15pm, travelling by minibus, driven by Mr Mullett. All activities will be run by Mr Crossley and Mr Mullett and will be closely supervised.

We will cover the cost of the travel from the PE budget and ask for no contribution from parents.

Essential Clothing to have in the woods (children can come to school dressed for the day)
Waterproof jacket or anorak.
Wellingtons or waterproof walking boots
Old sweatshirt/fleece, t-shirt and warm trousers/tracksuit bottom. Jeans are not recommended. Spare pair of socks.
In addition to the above a warm outdoor jacket, gloves (not wool) and hat are needed.
Several layers of clothing are better than one thick one.

DON’T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH AND BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER. (Children eligible for free school meals can have a lunch provided by the school).

Please complete the slip below and return to the School Office.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Crossley
PE and Outdoor Learning Coordinator

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

4th January 2016 – Crab Wood 8/1/16

This letter was not sent to the entire school so it may not be relevant for your child

4th January 2016

Dear Parents 4th January 2016

Your child will be visiting Crab Wood, Farley Mount, Winchester on Friday 8th January to take part in TRAILBLAZER Activities linked to our school curriculum. TRAILBLAZER was developed by Hampshire County Council Education Department and is a programme of learning activities based in the outdoors, covering all aspects of the Curriculum, and designed to develop physical and social skills, spiritual and aesthetic awareness, and emotional well-being. We will spend the day in the woods doing a variety of practical activities centred around geography, science and maths that will enhance skills learnt within the classroom. We will also picnic in the woods.

We will leave Cherbourg at 9:00am and return to school at 2.15pm, travelling by minibus, driven by Mr Mullett. All activities will be run by Mr Crossley and Mr Mullett and will be closely supervised.

We will cover the cost of the travel from the PE budget and ask for no contribution from parents.

Essential Clothing to have in the woods (children can come to school dressed for the day)
Waterproof jacket or anorak.
Wellingtons or waterproof walking boots
Old sweatshirt/fleece, t-shirt and warm trousers/tracksuit bottom. Jeans are not recommended. Spare pair of socks.
In addition to the above a warm outdoor jacket, gloves (not wool) and hat are needed.
Several layers of clothing are better than one thick one.

DON’T FORGET YOUR PACKED LUNCH AND BRING PLENTY OF DRINKING WATER. (Children eligible for free school meals can have a lunch provided by the school).

Please complete the slip below and return to the School Office.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Crossley
PE and Outdoor Learning Coordinator

 


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

27th November 2015 – Choir at Brambridge Garden Centre

27th November 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

Choir have been invited to sing carols at Brambridge Garden Centre on Monday 7th December. We have a timeslot of between 10.30am – 11.00am and you are welcome to come and listen to the children singing.

Children will be taken to and from Brambridge in the minibus driven by Mr Mullett.

We will also be walking to Sainsburys Eastleigh to sing carols on Tuesday 15th December at 10.30am - 11.30am and you are welcome to come and listen.

Please sign the permission slip below if you are happy for your child to attend both events

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Greer

Headteacher


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

27th November 2015 – Choir at Southampton Airport

27th November 2015

Dear Parents/Carers

Choir have been invited to sing carols at Southampton Airport on Friday 11th December. We have a timeslot of between 10am - 10.30am and you are welcome to come and listen to the children singing, however I just want to mention that the parking is quite expensive.

Children will be taken to and from the airport in the minibus driven by Mr Mullett.

We will also be walking to Sainsburys Eastleigh to sing carols on Tuesday 15th December at 10.30am - 11.30am and you are welcome to come and listen.

Please sign the permission slip below if you are happy for your child to attend.

Yours sincerely

 

Julie Greer

Headteacher


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

19th November 2015 – Y6 Visit to the D-Day Museum in Southsea

Dear Parents and Carers,

Y6 Visit to the D-Day Museum in Southsea, Thursday 19th November 2015

We have arranged for classes 6M and 6T to visit the D-Day Museum in Southsea as part of their studies on Thursday 19th November.

To enable the trip to take place we would ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £5 to help towards costs.

We will travel by coach leaving school promptly at 9.10 am and will be back in time for lunch at school. Please can children bring a packed lunch that day in case we are delayed coming back. If your child normally has a free school meal then a packed lunch will be provided.

Children should wear school uniform but please bring a coat suitable for the weather on the day.

Please complete and return the slip below giving permission for your child to go on this visit.

Yours sincerely

Dan Trickett - Class Teacher

Gilly McCully - Class Teacher


This is a copy of the letter that was sent to parents. The original had a reply slip that is not included in this online version. If you would like a copy with the original reply slip please contact the office.

18th October 2015 – Letter re Family Learning Workshop

18th October 2015

Out in the Woods

Family Learning Workshop

An exciting opportunity for families

If you are in year 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 at Cherbourg School you can come along with your dad, mum, grandad or grandma for an exciting trip to the woods to try out some outdoor activities together.

  • Travel in the mini-bus with Mr Crossley, Mr Mullett and Mrs Boardman for a day in the woods
  • Have fun doing a range of activities together using things we find in the woods
  • We have limited places available, so book early to make sure you don’t miss out

When? Friday 6th November from 10.15am – 2.15pm

Plus Bring a picnic lunch with you.

Comments from parents who came on our family learning trips to the woods last year:

“Wow, a fantastic day.”

“Great way of making learning fun.”

“We’d love to do it again.”

“It was a fantastic learning adventure. I’m glad we came along.”

For further information, please talk to Mr Crossley or phone Mary Boardman on 023 8025 1052.

Please return the slip below to the school office by Thursday 22nd October.


We wish to take part in the Out in the Woods Family Learning Workshop on Friday 6th November.

Name of adult

 

Contact phone number

 

Name of child

 

Class