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Newsletter 14th Oct 2022

Newsletter 14th Oct 2022
October 14, 2022 Sandy Pike

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to see so many of you attending our Open Classroom afternoon on Wednesday; there appeared to be a real buzz in the air.  I do hope you and/or grandparents enjoyed the opportunity to sit, peruse through books, listening to your child/ren explain their work, and sharing their favourite pieces.

PTFA Disco

The PTFA are organising a Halloween Disco on Friday 21st October at 5.30 – 7pm. Children may be collected at 6.30pm, if parents felt this was more fitting with home routines.  You should find a poster regarding the event in your child’s book bag, at the bottom of which is a slip to complete regarding attendance.  Please would you return the slip to school with the money requested to cover costs.

I would ask parents to come and speak to me in complete confidence, if they would like their child to attend the disco, but are finding finances challenging at this current time.

Parents’ Meetings

Parents’ meetings will run on 17th and 18th October.  You should have received your time slot from your child’s class teacher.  If you are in any doubt about times, do please ask for clarification and confirmation from Mrs Pike or your child’s class teacher, who will be happy to help.

Please gain entry to the school via the main front door where you will be signed in and out.


We would welcome any parental help in school, particularly to hear readers. Anybody with a free hour or two would be welcomed with open arms! Please let Mrs Pike or your child’s class teacher know if you are able to help, be this on a regular or on an adhoc basis.

Last Call for The Rotary Club Shoebox Appeal 2022

Thank you to those families who have wrapped, filled and returned Christmas Shoeboxes (along with the £2 transport donation) in response to the Rotary Club Appeal.

We still have a few boxes available, so should you wish to fill one do come to school with any box donations on Monday morning and I will happily collate and fill boxes in school ready for collection.

Collection for all boxes will take place on Monday 17th October.

 Class Room News

Oak Class

This week, Oak have been working through multiplication problem solving using the formal and grid methods – some of the numbers have been huge!  In English, the children have watched an animation about a man whose world is inverted and they are currently busy planning an extended story based on this. In the class’ Black and British history topic pupils have been looking at notable Black citizens in Roman and Tudor times, as well as in the 17th and 18th centuries. The class are looking forward to creating their own Crumble programs next week.

Chestnut Class

In English, Chestnut Class have been planning and writing a story about a special object which gets lost.

In Maths, the children have been continuing to develop their methods to aid them to add and subtract.

In History, the children looked at Stonehenge and the possible reasons as to why Stonehenge was built.

Next week, the children will be learning about the Iron Age and how the people lived during this time.

 Beech Class

This week Beech Class have been focusing on the story of the Three Little Pigs, planning their own alternative story lines, and have even been out and about trying different materials to build each of the houses.  The class has worked further on the Guy Fawkes plot through drama and singing.

Next week pupils will be writing their own Three Little Pigs stories and are due to have an Autumn Day to support their learning in Science.

Hazel Class

Hazel Class have had a lovely week learning about people who help them, along with aspirations about their futures.  Their paramedic visit was really exciting, and the children loved the time to explore the inside of the ambulance.

Next week the children will be looking at the Owl Babies story and further investigating nocturnal and diurnal animals.

Diary dates for the forthcoming week and beyond. (Additions are marked in red)


17th Oct


15.30 – 17.30 Parent Meetings
18th Oct


17.30 – 19.30 Parent Meetings
21st Oct


15.20 Half term
21st Oct


17.30 – 19.00 School Disco run by the PTFA – £2 per child.

Fancy Dress optional!

31st Oct


08.50 Second half of term starts
18th Nov All Day Children in Need Day


1st Dec 09.00 Christmas Tree Service & decorating the tree


7th Dec 14.30 Nativity in the Hall


13th Dec 16.00 Carol Service at St Michael and The Angels’ Church, Stour Provost – all welcome.
16th Dec


15.20 End of Term


Best wishes,

Mrs B