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Newsletter 7th July 2023

Newsletter 7th July 2023
July 7, 2023 Sandy Pike

Dear Parents and Carers,

This week has been a busy one, with children in all year groups experiencing their moving up days. The staff have worked exceptionally hard to ensure the school remains open to all pupils, while many other local schools have closed specific year groups due to industrial action.

Summer Celebration Volunteers Needed

Our school summer celebration is on Friday 14th July 5-7pm on the school field.  Volunteers are needed to help on stalls. The PTFA are requesting adult help for 30 mins stints. By everybody doing a little, the aim is that everyone can enjoy the evening. Do please contact Sophie Wareham, Rebecca Whitfield or Sandy Pike to offer your ‘helping hands’ for 30 minutes!

PTFA Fundraising

Would you like to raise money for the benefit of all the children in school without it costing you any money? Easyfundraising does exactly that! So far a whopping £2367.34 has been raised for our school from Easyfundraising. There are over 7000 brands which generate donations when you access their website through Easyfundraising. Just a couple of clicks earns school a donation and costs you absolutely nothing! It really is that easy!!! Whether you shop at Amazon, get your Tesco/Sainsburys/Asda grocery shopping delivered, buy your holidays or insurances online, all of this and many more will earn free money for school and there is no catch!!

Please sign up via this link as this will generate a bonus £5 for school when you raise your first £5 of donations.

If you have any other questions, then please come and speak to Rebecca Whitfield who runs the school Easyfundraising account on behalf of the PTFA.

Upcoming events

10th & 11th July: 14.00 Play performances. All welcome again – please book your tickets from Mrs Pike!

14th July:   17.00 – 19.00  Summer Celebration on the field – all welcome (friends, family & community).

Parental volunteers are sort to help for 30 minute stints on various stalls.  Please see Sophie Wareham, one of the PTFA members or contact the school if you are willing to offer your services for 30 minutes.

Swim sessions will be available from 17.00 for children, as long as the weather is fine. Please book your child’s fun swim session through Mrs Pike.

18th July:  14.30  Art Gallery – parents invited to come in and see children’s art and DT work through the classes.

20th July:    14.30 – 15.20  Leavers Assembly in the Hall – all welcome.


Parentline is a FREE text resource for parents who would like support and advice linked to children aged 5 – 19 which may include school refusal, toileting, sleep, child anxiety.  The text line is a first point of call support for parents, run by school medical staff who will give speedy advice or sign post to alternative support agencies.  Should seek advice and support please text: 07312 263131

Class News                                                     

Oak Class

This week, Oak have been creating some art based on LS Lowry and Picasso. We have also written a persuasive leaflet for Hooke Court. In maths, we have been continuing to look at ratio and division and the year fives completed their NFER tests. They worked really hard and did very well. We have also started to design our own Dorset buttons. Next week, we are looking forward to continuing our science work on changes in our bodies as we age from birth to conception.

Chestnut Class

In Maths, Year 4 have been learning about lines of symmetry and completing symmetric figures. Year 3 have been naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes and drawing different 2D shapes.

During English, the children have been planning and writing their own story. The children had to select from a number of different pictures and incorporate what was happening in their picture into their story.

In French the children have been learning to describe different types of weather. Next week, they will be learning phrases for different sports.

Beech Class

Beech Class enjoyed their moving up days this week and have had two creative curriculum days, where art has been the focus. The children have learnt about primary and secondary colours, mixed their own shades and explored a variety of artists.

Hazel Class

The children have been investigating and building their confidence with numbers to 20. they have played lots of different number games to support this learning. The children have also been reviewing their favourite animal books, talking to each other about why they like it, their favourite part and character(s). The children have been creating animal masks for the characters in our story, The Lion Inside, they have practised their art skills to curl and roll paper to create hair for their masks. They have been acting out our class story, The Lion Inside, and creating their own versions using the animal masks they created.

Diary dates for the forthcoming week and beyond


10th July


14.00 Play in the Hall – all welcome
11th July


14.00 Play in the Hall – all welcome
11th July


18.00 Play in the Hall – all welcome
Friday 14th July


17.00 – 19.00 Summer Celebration on the school field. All welcome – friends, family & community.

Volunteers needed to ‘man’ stalls for 30 mins stints – please see PTFA member to volunteer.

18th July


14.30 Art Gallery – parents invited to come in and see children’s art and DT work through the classes.
20th July 14.30 Leavers Assembly in the Hall – all welcome
20th July 15.20 End of Term for children
21st July


1st Sept 2023   INSET DAY
4th Sept 2023   INSET DAY
2nd Jan 2024   INSET DAY
22nd July 2024   INSET DAY
23rd July 2023   INSET DAY


Best wishes,

Ailsa Boardman-Hirst