Newsletter 10 – 2017/18 – 23rd February 2018

World Book Day

To mark World Book Day and 100 years since women were given the vote as a result of the bravery of suffragettes, we are inviting all our children to take part in a writing competition, with a prize of visiting our favourite book shop in Winchester to choose some books. To enter the 'Women Can' competition we would like you to help your child to ask a woman they know to recount something they have done in their life that made a difference to somebody else (however big or small the deed). For example, your child could write about their grandma, who volunteers with the elderly; or talk to someone who remembers their own great grandma who was a nurse in WWII. We will be looking for the quality of the writing; the presentation; and any interesting detail in the reports. The writing can be any length and can be handwritten or typed. Entries will need to have your child's name clearly marked and their class name too and be handed in to their class teacher or the office. Ask your child’s teacher if you need some paper. Closing date is on Friday 9th
March. We are really looking forward to reading all the entries.

Football Tournament

Our girls and boys took part in two football tournaments at ‘Goals’ recently and did extremely well. Our team came 3rd in the Girls Tournament, in a group that included some very experienced teams and only lost out on goal difference. For the football tournament this week we sent
A and B teams who were in separate groups. Both came 2nd but only the top team qualified for the finals. Both teams are a mixture of year 5s and year 6s and the Captains were Lucas Peacock and Elliot Sinclair. The top scorer for the girls was Ellie-May Engert and top scorer for the boys were for Team
A – Josh Alderton and for Team B – Riley Davies. We are very proud of them all. Well done!

School Photographs

Our school photographer, Hallett Photography, will be in school on Monday 12th March to take individual photos of your child, which you will be able to purchase. 

Inset Day

A reminder that we have an Inset Day on Monday 5th March, so no school that day.

TK Maxx

We have been asked to mention in our Newsletter that TK Maxx are running their Give Up Clothes for Good Campaign in their UK stores to raise funds for their national charity partner, Cancer Research UK Kids and Teens. Donations of clothing that you no longer require can be taken to a TK Maxx store where they will be given to Cancer Research UK who can sell the items in their shops to generate money to help beat children’s cancers sooner. For more information please visit

Early Years Playground

To prevent accidents and harm, please could you ensure your child(ren) are well supervised in the morning in the early years playground. Thank you. Hampshire Cricket Former professional cricketer, James Hibberd came to assembly today and then began the first of his coaching sessions for pupils in Y5. He will be working with most year groups throughout the rest of the term.

Safe parking

One of our pupils has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). He has a new electric wheelchair and has had difficulty using the wheelchair on streets around the area from careless parking. He’s worried he may scratch cars when drivers have left him little room to get by. We would like to support him in spreading the message to please be wheelchair and buggy aware when you park in Eastleigh.

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