Newsletter 17 – 2016/17 – 19th May 2017

Williams Syndrome Awareness Day

Today, we had a really lovely assembly to celebrate Williams Syndrome Awareness Day. We were joined by Daniel Davies and his mum Nicky and his brother, as well as Katy and Merry from Portsmouth. Katy is an adult with Williams Syndrome and she talked with the children and answered their questions. Thank you to all who donated a £1 which will be sent to the Williams Syndrome Foundation, a total raised will be given in the next newsletter.


This may be good news for some and bad news for others, but Spinners will not be allowed in school from Monday. Although most children have only used them at break times, there have been a couple of spinners that have been lost or stolen and too many children who have been fiddling with them at times when they should be concentrating on lessons. They certainly don’t reduce stress in staff, as they are frequently having to manage issues related to their use!

If children have spinners from Monday, they will be confiscated for the day and returned at the end of the day.

Healthy Eating Week & Workshops

The week after half term is our Health Week, when we will be looking at ways to stay healthy, particularly through the food choices that we make. Children will be encouraged to taste and eat fruit and veg that may be new tastes for them and lessons for the week will be based around healthy choices. There will be a workshop for parents and carers between 9.00 and 10.00a.m. on Thursday 8th June, both in classes and in the hall, so save the date. More information will follow next week.

Showcase Work

This week’s showcase work is from Elliott Peters-Campos from 4P (Challenger class), who wrote a historical narrative about the Egyptians, last term. Excellent work, well done Elliott!


Thank you to Josh Carter in 4P (Challenger class) for bringing his pygmy goats into school today. They were penned in in the Year 2 playground for children to experience touching and handling them. Children all washed their hands afterwards.

Half Term

A reminder that we finish school next Friday 26th May at 3.15pm and return back to school on Monday 5th June after the half term holiday. Our last inset day for this academic year is on Friday 7th July.


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.

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