Newsletter 20 – 2016/17 – 12th July 2017

Musicians & Choir Concert

Our young musicians and members of our choir gave a concert for parents in the school hall yesterday. This was a lovely event that showed off the children’s wonderful talents and showcased what they have learnt throughout the school year. This came after the stay and hear your child play sessions for Y1 recorders and Y2 ukeleles over the last couple of weeks. A big thank you to Melissa Smith and Gabrielle Horne, our Hampshire music teachers.

Year 6 End of Year Performance

Our Year 6’s have been working hard rehearsing for their End of Year performance. They will be performing it to parents on Monday 24th July from 6pm until 8pm in the school hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Breakfast Club

We still have spaces in our Breakfast Club in September if you are considering using this facility for childcare in the mornings. It costs £2.75 per session, per child and is available from 7.45am every school day (not Inset days). Please pop into the office for a registration form if you would like your child to attend.Sad news

Sad news

I know you will all join us in sending kind thoughts and prayers to Sam Wills in Y1, who tragically lost her grandmother, Elizabeth Oates, last week on her way home from school. Sam lost her mother through cancer last year and our hearts go out to her grandfather and his family at this time.Thank You

Thank You

A big thank you to our Friends of Cherbourg for organising our Summer Fayre. It was a huge success and thank you to everyone that attended and took part or helped out on the various stalls. A total of money raised was £1304.69, a fantastic amount, thank you.

Inset Days

Our inset days for the next academic year have been finalised. They are as follows:
28th September and 29th September 2017, 11th December 2017, 5th March 2018 and 6th July 2018.

Email Address

A reminder that if you haven’t already done so, please could you let the office know an email address that we can use to send newsletters etc to from September. If you haven’t got a current email address please could you also let us know. Thank you.

Fire Risk Assessment

Further to the terrible fire in Grenfell Towers recently, we have reviewed all our risk assessments and procedures. We can reassure you that we have no cladding in the building of the type that has been highlighted.

Calling all parents of under fives - 30 hours free childcare

Parents can now check if they are eligible for the Government’s 30 hours free childcare for their three and four year olds by using the online childcare calculator at
From September 2017 parents will be entitled to a maximum of 1140 hours of free childcare, which doubles the existing 570 hours currently available to all three and four year olds. This could save working parents up to £5000 a year.

To confirm eligibility parents will need to submit an online application via the Childcare Choices website They will receive a reference code which will need to be given to their registered childcare provider. The childcare provider will validate the code with the local authority and confirm eligibility. If authorised, parents will then be able discuss when the free hours of childcare can begin with their childcare provider.

Tax-Free Childcare

Parents can now check to see if they are eligible to receive up to 20% of financial help towards childcare costs from the Government through the Tax-Free Childcare scheme. This could help towards additional hours not covered by free entitlements; before and after school childcare and holiday childcare.
For an explanation of the eligibility criteria and for more details on all Government schemes offering childcare support, visit the Childcare Choices website at,

Sports Day

We didn’t let the light rain spoil our Sports Day this year, it went ahead as planned and the children enjoyed themselves doing the various activities that they took part in. The ‘Foxes’ group won Sports Day this year. Well done.

Showcase Work

Thank you to Kayleigh Holt in RBo for this lovely retelling of the Little Red Hen. Great writing developing here.


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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