Monday, 1 June 2015

Newsletter 37

Welcome back to the last half term of the school year, we have a busy and exciting term planned with our Arts Festival and Year 5 camp this week, the Year 6 production at the end of the month plus Year 6 camp and our Summer trips.

We are very sad to let parents and children know that Mr Vaughan and Mrs Dwyer will be leaving our school at the end of the this term.  Mr Vaughan will be moving to a teaching post at Elm Tree Primary School in Lowestoft, and Mrs Dwyer will be taking up a teaching position with Ilketshall St Lawrence.  Although we’re sorry to have to say goodbye to these two wonderful teachers, we know they will both have great success in their new schools, as will Mrs Spencer, Miss Ashberry and Mrs Seaward who have all been longstanding in our school and are taking steps to further their careers by choosing to teach in other schools. We wish them all every success.
I understand that families will be anxious at hearing this news, but I would like to reassure parents that we are doing all we can to actively recruit for the vacancies.  We are pleased to share that Mrs Cockle, who has been working with some of your children this year will stay on as a newly qualified class teacher in KS2, alongside Miss Bullock, an NQT in KS1.  Mrs Lord has agreed to become a full time teacher for at least the first term.  All the staff will ensure a smooth transition for all our pupils into the new academic year.
Thank you,   Mrs H Picton

We are currently advertising for a KS2 teacher to start in September.
If you know of someone who would be interested, please ask them to contact the school office or visit the Suffolk Jobs Direct website here for details and application forms.

The Friends are delighted to let parents know that the Cake Stall raised a fantastic £151. 
The film night raised around £50 as it was a less well attended movie than previous choices.

YEAR 2 SWIMMING – Wednesday 3 & 10 June
Year 2’s should remember their Swimming kit tomorrow for their swimming session.

Mr Jefferys (Head of Year 7) and some of the form tutors from Thomas Mills High School are coming in on Thursday to meet the year 6 pupils individually, this is an important step in the preparation for the move to High School in September.
FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015 AT 11AM on the School FIeld
Please bring a rug/waterproof sheet/cushions to sit on & a picnic lunch.
EATS Catering are providing a picnic lunch for the children – to order & pay for in the usual way.
Timings/Items subject to change, stage fright or the weather! (cancelled if wet)
Please do not let children play in/around the tents set up for the Year 5 Camp, thank you.

   PRICE £2.30       Dinner money should be paid on Mondays
Half term payments are due by the first Monday after each half term.
Due to a number of events this term the dinner money is different for a number of classes:
1 June – 22 July = 38 days  
    Year 6 -minus 5 days Camp, 1 day TMHS, 1 day production rehearsal = 31 days  £71.30
Classes JA, ES & PLDD -minus 2 trips = 36 days  £82.80
Classes NS, RV -minus 1 trip = 37 days  £85.10
Don’t forget you can pay for the whole term for 1/ 2/ 3 or 4 days per week too.
To pay on-line follow the link from the ‘Parent Information’ button on the school website.
Weekly:    5 days £11.50 / 4 days £9.20  / 3 days £6.90 / 2 days £4.60 / 1 day £2.30
Cheques should be made payable to Suffolk County Council (SCC)
with your child’s name and class WRITTEN ON THE BACK please.
DINNER MONEY MUST  BE HANDED TO THE TEACHER IN AN ENVELOPE THAT STATES:       Child’s Name + Child’s Class + Which days dinner money is for.

Just a reminder that all parents of the Year 6 children going to camp should come along to an important meeting with Mr Brook next Tuesday, 9 June, in the school hall at 6pm.
Remember camp payment deadline is Friday 12 June, thank you.

800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta
On Mon 15 & Tues 16 June KS2 children will be commemorating the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John.  They will listen to a live assembly, broadcasting directly from the National Archives (home of the 1225 Magna Carta), and learn about the reasons for the original charter and its impact on the law and human rights to the present day.
Children in years 4-6 will also watch a play run by Springboard East, which is a specially commissioned theatre piece, covering key events in the history of Parliament and democracy.  They will take part in two workshops, about Women and the vote and Changes to children’s rights over the years.

Please can we ask that all parents complete and return the survey by WEDNESDAY.

Premier Sports
Our extra-curricular clubs at your school still have spaces, and there is still chance to book on for the remaining weeks after half term!!! A great chance for your children to get active and have loads of fun with friends taking part in activities they love and also may not have tried before.  Clubs running at your school:
Multi-Sports Club- Mondays - 3.15 til 4.15pm -  only £26.95 for the remaining 7 weeks
Gymnastics Club - Fridays - 3.15 til 4.15pm -  only £26.95 for the remaining 7 weeks (only 3 places left)
To Book, please call our local office number on 01473 427010

Parent Helpers needed for ES / JA school trip on Wednesday 10 June
Please see the teacher if you are able to help - thank you.