Dear Parents,

This week has been a really mixed week. Our Year 6s are currently making their way back home after a successful trip to Pensarn, Wales. They have been a credit to the school and we have already heard of some brave steps taken by some of the teachers. There are some photos on the website already. They all sound tired, including the teachers, so hopefully will have a quiet weekend. Thanks to Mrs Housley, Miss Latter, Miss Sands and Mrs Sedgemore who have all gone the extra mile to ensure Year 6 had a great week.

Without our Year 6, 10 of our Year 5 children stepped up to take part in a Tag Rugby tournament on what turned out to be a very wet Wednesday. Despite the fact that many of them had rarely played rugby outside of PE lessons, the team worked so well together under the direction of Mr Cooper who stepped in to coach, that they got through to the Semi-Finals! A full report is on the website.

And all this after a trip to London to visit the Globe and the Golden Hind! Please see the Year 5 page on the school website. Thanks to Miss Greenwood, Mrs Wraige and Mrs Thorne for ensuring their safe passage and facilitating a great learning experience.

Thanks again to our wonderful PTA who organised BidFest. Although the weather was not ideal, the assembled crowds were not to be defeated! The day was packed with events from Tug Of War and Wipeout to Kazamatazz and live music. All had a great time.

As we approach Father’s Day, another thank you to the PTA for arranging a chocolate sale – I wonder who will be the winner of the lucky Golden Ticket on Sunday? It was lovely that so many dads were able to join our Reception children for lunch today.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,


Julie Burton



Please note the dates below up until the end of term. A couple have been altered from our original list.

Thank you to those of you who were able to complete the Parent Survey. We will be holding a follow up Parent Forum on 27th June at 6pm. Please sign up at the office if you are able to attend.

For parents in Year 5 or 6, I will be holding a session to view our Sex and Relationship Education materials following our Open WAP on the same morning, at 10.30 a.m. The materials are unchanged for this year, so please don’t feel you have to attend if you have already seen them.


18th June – Regional finals for Gym team
19th June – Welcome meeting for our new Reception parents
21st June – Class 4 assembly
27th June – Open WAP (please sign up at the office)
27th June – Home Learning Exhibition
27th June – SRE meeting (Y5&6 parents only)
27th June – Parent Forum (please sign up at the office)

4th July – Move up Morning
5th July – Sports Day (KS1 a.m., KS2 p.m.)
8th July – Year 6 production week (details to follow)
12th July – RockSteady concert
12th July – Open Classrooms and reports home
18th July – Bidborough’s Got Talent
23rd July – Leavers’ Assembly and end of term