Newsletter 1

Dear Parents,


A busy week ending in our World Book Day celebrations. Mrs Hard says:


Wow, World Book Day has been a fantastic day at Bidborough. Thank you to all the parents and children for making such amazing costumes, the school has been a riot of colour and imagination and there has been so much book talk it has made my day. We have had parents popping in to read stories to classes and everyone has had a big smile on their face today.

We started the morning with an assembly where we celebrated the costumes and heard the winning entries to the school 500 words story competition. Well done to all the winners:

Year 1 Winner: Spitfire Adventure by Leon

Year 2 Winner: The day Matilda got Lost by Matilda

Year 3 Winner: Dog Magic by Mae

Year 4 Winner: The Evacuee by James

Year 5 Winner: The Wolf’s Call by Islay

Year 6 Winner: The Magic Gloves by Maggie

 I was really impressed with the standard of the writing this year and I’m sure you will be too. You can read the winning entries on the class pages of the school website. There is an additional prize for our year 6 winner, in that her story will be illustrated by a professional illustrator.

All children should have brought home a voucher for one of the World Book Day free books on offer. These are redeemable at all good bookshops. If you don’t fancy one of the special titles you can use the voucher to get £1 off any other children’s book.

This afternoon we have had a selection of exciting book related events including a book scavenger hunt, making bookmarks, creating “shelfies” of the books we have read this year. We also blanketed each classroom in books and allowed the children to choose a new book to explore. Many children were enjoying the titles so much they have asked if they may borrow them. As many of these books belong to me personally, please could you ensure the children return them to me when they have read them. I love to recommend books and am happy to share them but would also like to get them back.

You should also have received a scholastic book leaflet in your child’s book bag. Every time a parent buys a book through this scheme, the school receives money for new library books  so please do consider ordering something.

Thank you once again for your continued support. Have a restful weekend.

Mrs Hard

English Lead


In other news, our Year 3 and 4 hockey team played in a tournament on Monday this week. Thank you to Mrs Rowland Brown, Mrs Reid and Mr Reid for coaching and leading the team through the event. They secured a place at the quarter finals before going on to take 5th place out of the 16 teams across Tunbridge Wells. This is an incredible victory considering one member of the mistook the hockey stick for a golf club! Well done to all who played.

Our Key Stage 2 choir will not be taking part in the Spring Concert as there is already a very full program. There are some future opportunities coming up for them and further news will follow once all is confirmed.

Have a good weekend,


Kind regards,

Julie Burton