FAITH IN OUR FUTURE


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A busy first week!

Welcome back to you all following our Easter break. I can hardly believe we have only been back a week as we seem to have crammed so much in!

Firstly, we welcome Miss Ravenscroft as Acting Deputy for the Summer Term. She will be teaching across the school, including Wednesdays in the Reception class.

The Reception children have come back bouncing from the holidays and were excited to see their new, improved outdoor area. Thank you to the PTA for funding this; the children and staff are thrilled!



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Sports

Our sporting calendar continues to keep us busy this week. Our Year 5 Netball team invited Speldhurst here to play a friendly match. They put up a valiant attempt against a very competitive team. Thanks to those of you who came to support and well done girls – you tried your best and made us proud! Thanks again to Amanda Harris and Kerry Thorne for giving up your time to coach and organise our Netballers.
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Our gymnasts were also in action on Thursday morning. Twelve children across Key Stage 2 competed against other local schools. They had to remember and perform routines in front of judges. Our Year 5 and 6 teams came first and second, and will go through to the area finals. All the children were again a credit to us all.

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On the last day of term, some of our girls entered “Strictly Cool Dancing”. The girls, along with Sophie from Do4Kids, choreographed and performed a Bollywood style dance at a packed EM Forster theatre in Tonbridge. We were invited to this event at the last minute and the girls practiced hard over 3 weeks when some other schools had started in January! The judges commented how great it was to see them perform something a little bit different.

May I take this opportunity to remind you about PE kits; many children have had to borrow kits this week (I know it’s first week back!). Please ensure that PE kits are named. More uniform information is on the website and available from www.schooltrendsonline.com.

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Upcoming Events:

The PTA has two events coming up. They are keen to raise money to purchase new laptops for the school whilst having a good time! The first is this Thursday, 30th April – a swishing event. On Saturday 9th May, a family ‘Blingo’ event is also being held. More information is available via your parent reps. Keep the 20th June free for our School Fair. Thanks again to the hard work Annette, Soren and the PTA team put in to supporting the school and arranging the events. We are so fortunate to have such a committed PTA.

And finally...

Thank you for the warm welcome you have given me in my new role. I look forward to working with you all to provide the best opportunities for your children to flourish.


Julie Burton
Headteacher