Newsletter 27

Dear Parents,

It has been a busy couple of weeks in school! We were glad to welcome back our Year 6 children after their residential trip to Pensarn. It was strangely quiet without them and it has been great to hear all about their adventures. They are now throwing themselves whole-heartedly into rehearsals for their upcoming play. Tickets will be available soon for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, 10th and 11th July at 7pm.

Our Year 1 children, some of whom are still only 5 years old, today took to the stage themselves. It was their turn to show some of what they had been learning in their class assembly. I’m sure all would agree, they were very impressive having learned facts about Australia, poetry off by heart and a song. They looked great dressed as pirates and were very pleased with themselves. There are photos on Class 1’s page of the website.

It was our final session of Children’s University today. Full details of the graduation ceremony will follow shortly but we look forward to see our Key Stage 2 children receive their degree certificates here at school on Thursday 12th July from 6.30pm. The certificates will be awarded by the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells. Thank you to those parents who have given up their time to make these courses a success; we couldn’t have run these without you.

So, the last few weeks of the school year are upon us. Please look carefully at the dates below to make sure you don’t miss out of any events. I know, as a working parent myself, that it is not always possible to come to all the events but I do hope to see you at some. Next week is one of our favourite days of the school year – Sports Day! We will split the day in 2 halves as usual, with R, 1 and 2 in the morning followed by 3, 4, 5 and 6 in the afternoon. We encourage you to come along and support your children and enjoy a picnic lunch on the recreation ground. I will be studiously looking at the weather forecast and praying for the right weather – not too hot, dry… If there is any chance of it being wet, please do ensure your children have their packed lunch with them (there are no school lunches available that day). The children will need to wear house colours along with their black PE shorts or skorts. The PTA will be providing light refreshments.

I hate to mention it, in case I jinx the weather, but when the weather is so warm, please do ensure the children have a sun hat (the yellow hats are good), a refillable bottle of water and have applied a long lasting sun-cream. Children without hats are required to stay in the shade at lunchtimes which they sometimes find curtails their activities!

Have a great weekend.

Kind regards,

Julie Burton

4th July                Year 5 to Tonbridge School Community Day
5th July                Move Up Day
6th July                Sports Day
10th/11th July         Year 6 Productions, 7pm  (tickets to follow)
12th July                Children’s University Graduation, 6.30p.m.
13th July                Open Classrooms and Reports home 8.30a.m.
23rd July               Year 6 Church Service, 9a.m.
24th July               Leavers’ assembly 2p.m.  and end of term.