Dear Parents

This week we have been thinking about being thankful and we have much to be thankful for! We are pleased to have Year 6 back with us, safe and sound, with tales of great adventures and fun times. A highlight for us last week was having them join us to sing together over Skype. It was a special moment in school and one which brought a few tears! A reminder that you can join us on Thursday 9th in school for Learning to Worship (in person!), just let Sharon know.

On Wednesday this week, children from Years 4, 5 and 6 visited the Nevill ground to take part in a cricket tournament. Our A team competed against 18 other schools, coming 5th and our B team came 4th out of 11 teams. We were complemented frequently on how lovely it was to see our mixed aged teams socialising and supporting each other so well.

Our dancers across key stage 1 and 2 received their dance awards in a special ceremony with the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells. It was a proud moment for each as they were awarded rosettes and medals. Do4kids have some spaces after school on Fridays, please ask at the office for more information.

Year 1 have had a particularly busy couple of weeks. They have all had their phonics knowledge assessed against government benchmarks and have been practicing hard for their assembly this morning. The hall looks great with examples of their writing and art work too. Well done Year 1!


We are fortunate to have a strong staff team here at Bidborough and I am pleased to attach the line up for September. Miss Sutherland has decided not to return to teaching following her maternity leave and we wish her and her 3 lovely boys well. There will be a chance for us to say a formal farewell in school in due course. Over the coming weeks, we will be working to ensure the children have a smooth transition between classes, including a 'Move up' morning. More details to follow.

Some weeks ago, we thought carefully about the 'Match Attack' cards that have been so popular. Unfortunately, the trouble and upset they are causing to some is now outweighing the benefits, so I will be asking the children to leave them at home.

Enjoy the weekend

Kind regards,
Julie Burton


Upcoming Events:

30th June – Year 6 visiting the Oast Theatre
1st July - Year 5 at Tonbridge Community Day

2nd July – Sports Day
6th July – Enterprise week (dress up on Tuesday, come and buy on Friday)
9th July – Open Learning to Worship (all welcome to come and join, please sign up at the office)
14th July – Year 6 production
17th July – Open Afternoon
19th July – "THE BIG SCHOOL SING" at Leybourne Castle on the 19th July 2015 for the Diocese of Rochester "Big Diocesan Day Out" (more info to follow)
20th July – Year 6 Leavers’ service in church (Year 6 parents welcome)
23rd July – Last day, Leavers’ Assembly (Year 6 parents welcome)


A few photos from our Summer Fair