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Weekly update 15/06/18

We ended last week with two big celebrations. Firstly 5 children
received awards for their amazing art work from the Rotary Club. Well
done to Freya, Summer, Charlie, Annabel and Madeleine.

We were then treated to a mini piano concert. Our talented musicians
performed in front of the whole school. This is a difficult thing to
do- especially as we were joined by many of our Governing Board! Well
done to all of our pianists. This afternoon we have a guitar, ukulele
and drum concert from some of our talented bunch.


Mrs Rowlinson has requested that anyone who wishes to start or continue music lessons for the next
academic year please contact the peripatetic music teacher direct.  Please refer to the letter dated 8th June 2018 for their contact information. This ensures requests are met and avoids
disappointment.


Last Friday our Local Governing Board joined the school and visited
each class. They were specifically focusing on English lessons. We
always enjoy welcoming visitors into our classrooms and showcasing the
children’s amazing work. The Governors were extremely impressed by the
quality of work seen- both in lessons and within books. They also
commented on the curriculum and excellent behaviour. We would like to
thank our Governors for their continued dedication and hard work for
our school.


This week we have focused on aspirations. It is vitally important that
we are allowing our children to experience a wide range of
opportunities and opening their eyes to jobs that they may not even
know exist.


On Monday our Year 4 and 5 girls visited the Aylesbury High School.
They became forensic scientists for the day! The girls had a brilliant
day and were excited to tell us about their visit upon their return.
On Thursday the Year 4 and 5 boys visited Aylesbury Grammar School.
They took part in sports events and had an amazing time experiencing
the different facilities.


We have also welcomed many guest speakers into the school this week.
On Monday Mrs Harmer joined KS2 to share ideas about writing. Miss
Bailey came to talk to KS1 about her career as a doctor and the work
she did abroad in this role. Mrs Williams joined us to talk about the
joys of speaking foreign languages and both Miss Kent and Mr Thomas
shared their experiences in the world of media and film. Thank you to
all of our guests for helping inspire our children. We really
appreciate everyone's time and effort and couldn't make weeks like
this possible without the support of our parents. A big thank you to
Mrs Bowen and Mrs Howlett for organising the week too!


We have lots of information from our PTA:

Your child(ren) should have received a blank envelope to decorate for
the Summer Fair.  Please make it as bright and colourful as possible.
If you can put a little prize in the envelope, that would be brilliant
- it could be a small amount of money, some stickers, some sweets or
anything else you can squeeze in.  But please no chocolate or nuts!
Please return the envelope to your child’s teacher by Wednesday 20
June.


Raffle ticket monies and stubs, and any returned tickets, are also due
back by Wednesday 20 June.  The star prize this year is a 3-night PGL
multi-activity break for two children - and there are also lots of
other fantastic prizes.  If you’d like more tickets to sell to family
and friends, please ask for them at Reception.


Mufti day is Friday 22 June. Your child(ren) can wear their own
clothes in return for a prize for the children’s or adult’s tombola at
the Summer Fair.  It could be a game, toy, sweets, bottle or gift, but
please no nuts!
We are all really looking forward to our Summer Fair.


Yesterday (with very little notice) our Year 6 children - and some
Year 5- took part in the Year 6 Games at The Mandeville School. We
were very proud of how all of our children behaved and are happy to
announce that they brought back the 2nd place award. This is an
amazing achievement. The Year 6 then visited Princes Risborough
Secondary School in the afternoon and took part in a treasure hunt.
Thank you to both schools for welcoming us so warmly.


Well done to our Year 3 and 4 Rounders team who beat Griffin House in
their match on Wednesday.


Year 5 parents are invited into school at 4pm on Wednesday 20th June
for a transfer test information session. (11+).
Sample materials will be given out as well as important information.


So after a very busy week we wish you a happy weekend and wish all of
the children who are off to the Isle of Wight on Monday a very safe
and enjoyable time, children attending need to be in school by 10.30am
in mufti with a packed lunch.
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