Week 8

Dear Parents,

This week began with an exciting experience day for our Year 3 and 4 classes as they entered the world of the Ancient Greeks. You can find out more about their day by looking at the class webpages. Sally said, “I think that it was a great experience. I really felt like I was in Ancient Greece. My favourite bit was when we got dressed up into Ancient Greek clothes for the day. I might want to be an archaeologist.”

We held our last open morning for prospective parents today and the children truly excelled during Worship and Praise. The parents really enjoyed their visits and all of our Year 6 tour guides have been an absolute credit. If you have a sibling due to start school in September 2018, applications open on Monday 6th November at www.kent.gov.uk/ola

Our Head Boy and Head Girl led the Celebration Assembly today, awarding certificates linked to our worship this week. We have been thinking about the first line of the Lord’s Prayer, with God as ‘Our Father in heaven’. Certificates this week were particularly awarded for showing care. As usual, the Courtesy Cup was awarded, along with announcing the winner of the most team points this week. The Uniform Owl was presented with lots of children making an effort to look smart in their winter uniforms. This can be more of a challenge at this time of year, with jumpers straying during break times and keeping top buttons fastened. A reminder to re-name any second hand uniform as we have been scratching our heads thinking about who now owns past pupils’ clothes!

It looks like we’ll need to wrap up warm for the Fireworks Tonight. We are looking forward to the yearly spectacle that the PTA arrange. Please remember, this is strictly a ticket only event as numbers are restricted for obvious health and safety reasons. Please see your rep if you haven’t already got tickets. Also note that children will not be admitted without an adult and remain the responsibility of parents throughout.

And… you are all warmly welcome to The Big Tidy Up on Saturday morning. Aside from collecting any spent fireworks and litter, we have some general clearing to do and some balance bikes that need assembling! Many hands make light work…

As promised, a few sports reports from the past term:

Wednesday 18th October – Hockey Tournament for Year 3 and 4
Team 1 won 2 games, drew 1 and lost 1. Lauren and Chloe said, “We used all our practice skills and reverse stick. We enjoyed playing on astroturf and beating Claremont”.

Team 2 won 1 game, drew 1 an d lost 2. There was great teamwork, red, smiley faces and even semi-circle passes! Erin said that the best part was when the two Bidborough teams had to play each other!

FOOTBALL REVIEW week ending 20.10.17 – Fin Newton

  1. Year 3&4 played a home game against Speldhurst school. The score was 2-0 to Bidborough. Jonathan Bowler scored the first cracking goal and then Charlie poked it into the bottom corner. The score at half time was 1-0; at the end was 2-0. I think they were a nice team to play.
  2. Year 5&6 lost 4-1 and Marcus scored a volley outside the box, bottom right. Even though we lost we had fun sliding in the mud.  We were good sports chanting: ‘Langton Green’ and shaking hands.  It was a great match.  What a great team.


6th November                    ‘Quiet week’ – no additional activities

9th November                    Open Worship and Praise (previously known as Learning to Worship) please sign up at the office
13th November                  All different, All equal week
17th November                  All different, All equal  assembly please sign up at the office
27th November                                Christingles
30th November                  St Andrew’s day – team may wear blue own clothes