Newsletter 35 – 16th June 2017

Dear Parents

Seaside Trip All the children in Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 will be going to Mudeford Quay for a seaside experience on Thursday 22nd June. Please make sure your child is properly equipped and has a packed lunch. Please note that you will have to provide this yourself since their start time is too early to allow Lataca to bring packed lunches to the school beforehand. Please make sure you are here by 8.15am – we will not hold the coaches up for latecomers. Letters have gone home about the trip and teachers can answer any questions you may have.

Pilgrimage Day We all had a great time at Edington Priory Church on Thursday, taking part in our Pilgrimage Day activities. Activities included singing, crafts, colouring, fire, candles and time to enjoy the beautiful setting. Children learnt about being kind, reaching out to others courageously and challenging prejudice. The weather held up and we enjoyed a picnic at the top of Ralph’s Seat at the end. Our very sincere thanks go to all the people from Edington Benefice, the Revd Andrew Sinclair, Revd Marion Harrison and Steve Dewar who worked so hard to ensure the children had a spiritually rewarding day, whatever their faith or non-faith position.

Bell Ringing and Hoe Down! Thank you so much to Mrs Heath and her able assistant, Mrs Andrew who led the team of our wonderful children in the Edington Fayre event. As well as a beautifully executed performance of hand bell ringing, this year they also did a “Wake and Shake” type dance, and encouraged the members of the public to join in – which they did with gusto! It was great fun and we have received a letter from the Edington Fayre Committee (with a very welcome cheque!) saying that the stars of the show were definitely our pupils!! Well done to all of you.

D&T at Dauntseys Our Year 6 children had a great time, as they always do, at Dauntsey’s School this morning, learning how to plan, design and make items in the technology suite. My thanks to Mr Pickford who organises this exciting outreach each year.

Stomp Workshop If you wonder why your children are beating percussion with their knives and forks, with pencils, on tables and chairs, cups and bowls etc, it is because of a tremendous workshop that each class had on Wednesday, delivered by people from the STOMP production team. STOMP is a junk band whose work can be seen on You Tube and who tour the world giving outstanding musical performances using dustbins, brooms and other everyday items. We were very fortunate to have them come to our school to give our children this great experience. We are enormously grateful to our wonderful PFA who raised the funds and paid most of the cost of this event.

Change of time for Lower KS2 Performance Please note that the KS2 performance (Around the World in 8 Plays) will have the time of the second performance changed to a daytime performance. So on Wednesday 5th July, the performance will take place at 1.30pm. The Tuesday 4th July performance will be at 5.00pm. Tickets will go out for these performances shortly.

Pocahontas week We will be working with Lavington Secondary school and our local cluster of primary schools to have a theme week on Pocahontas in the week commencing 26th June. This will involve children from Lavington coming to our school to lead on clay modelling, edible leaves and other relevant matters, and some of our KS2 children going to Lavington for various events. It promises to be an interesting week.

Year 5 children Lavington School is offering TASTER DAYS for Year 5 children but the three days have now sold out. If you would like to your child to go on a waiting list, please send an email to
There is also an Open Evening on Thursday 29th June for parents and year 5 children.The headteacher will give a welcome at 6pm & 7pm, and there are tours and activities from 6.15pm-8pm.

Dauntsey’s Summer Hockey Camp will run from 21-23rd August for children in years 5 – 8, from 9am until 3pm. The cost is £30 per day, please register at:

SuperStars have sent home flyers today – they are running two weeks 24th – 28th July and 7th – 11th August.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www.
Wednesday 21st June Year 6 children to Leavers’ service at Salisbury Cathedral 9.00am – 3.00pm
Friday 30th June Joint Collaboration Sports day with Lavington Secondary school 11.00am – 2.00pm
Tuesday 4th July Year 3 and Year 4 Summer Performance 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 5th July Year 3 and Year 4 Summer Performance 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 12th July Sports Day and picnic lunch on the field 9.15am – 1.00pm
Monday 17th July Y6 Leavers’ treat off site 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 18th July School Eucharist 2.00pm – 2.45pm
Wednesday 19th July Leavers’ Assembly 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Thursday 20th July Last day of term (Friday 21st is a TD day)
Monday 4th September Children return to school

Best wishes
Mercedes Henning
PFA News

Have you handed in your Quiz Night (June 23) entry yet? It is going to be a fantastic evening, spearheaded by Julie Stone and Claire Goddard. Teams are up to 4 people – so it’s not a problem if your team is not an exact 4. However, if you have less in your team and would like to make up a round 4, submit your entry form and request that we find additional team members from similar entries. Whatever suits you best! (New deadline for entries is Monday, June 19)

Casual Clothes Day is also next Friday (June 23). Children can bring a ‘secret jar’ that day to contribute towards the Summer Fayre. (Pop an age-appropriate surprise inside the jar and cover it with wrapping paper – Remember, NO NUTS);
If you prefer, you are most welcome to bring £1 donation instead. (Thank-you for your support!)

Thank-you to all those who have offered to help out at the Summer Fayre (July 7). We’ll be in touch soon to fine-tune details. And what is a Summer Fayre without the Teddy Tombola?! Please start bringing your teddies that are ready to leave the roost, to the School Reception. The more the merrier! We’ll start collecting them daily for a freshen up ahead of the Fayre!

Another one for your diary: Harriet’s Car Craft Club after school on Friday, June 30. This is a one-off event and we’ll circulate a flyer with more information, next week. In the meantime, collect any cardboard, colourful paper, bottle tops, plastic cups or cereal boxes so that the kids can create!

Finally, can you believe that Emma Farebrother drove 200kgs of Fabric Recycle to the plant this Monday? That’s a massive £100 raised from your unwanted clothes. THANK-YOU, awesome result!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,
From the PFA Team

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