Newsletter 2 – 9th Sept 2011

Dear Parents

Parents’ Class Meetings The teachers will be holding their annual familiarisation meetings in the week commencing 15th September – all parents are invited to attend the meeting for their child/ren’s class where the teacher will talk about classroom routines and expectations, homework, reward systems and various other matters and you will be given the opportunity to ask questions. We do encourage each family to send a representative to these meetings. Each meeting will be held in your child’s classroom. The dates and times for each class meetings are as follows:

Tuesday 13th September 2011                                     Sarum class                        5.00pm

Silbury class                       5.30pm

Wednesday 14th September 2011                              Avebury class                    5.30pm

White Horse class            6.00pm

Stonehengeclass            6.30pm

Carnival Theme The whole school is using “Carnival” for the theme for learning this term. Many areas of learning will be explored, including music (through the Carnival of the Animals by Saint Saëns), history of carnival, the various countries and cultures which have carnivals around the world, the diversity of British society and the celebrations these cultures have, Design Technology where we make our own things for a school carnival, and many more carnival related learning experiences. We are planning a carnival procession on Tuesday 18th October to which parents are invited. More details of this will be published shortly.

Sharing Assembly Every Friday at 2.15, we meet as a school in the hall and each class has a few representatives who share some of the work they have done in class during the previous week. Parents are very welcome to attend – it lasts about half an hour and it is fun to see what is going on in all the classes in school. If you are able to attend, do come along, even if you only make it to one a term.

School led clubs Permission letters for clubs will be sent out shortly. School led clubs will start in the week commencing Monday 26th September. These are free to join as our teachers and other people run them as volunteers, and the letters will make it clear which age group can be admitted and which afternoon the club will run. There are also some fee paying clubs for which we will send out notices in due course.

Monday Club Unfortunately Monday club will not be running this year as a result of Rev.Graham Southgate leaving our area in October. We hope that we will be able to offer the club again in due course when a new incumbent is appointed.

Gardening Club will run this term from Monday 12th September up to and including Monday 10th October. We look forward to seeing the same children as last term at the club.


Parent Support Advisor I would like to remind all parents that we pay for the services of a Parent Support Advisor to offer help to our families. Belle Wiles is our PSA – she is available every Wednesday morning in our playground to chat to parents briefly. If you would like support on any issue to do with parenting, finances, relationships, concerns about your child, employment or any other aspect of your daily life that is presenting difficulty, please do make an appointment with her to discuss the issues – she is very supportive and knowledgeable and will be able to help you with all sorts of queries or support. Belle can be contacted at  or on her phone at 07891373400.

Second hand Judo kit available, for height 140cm, £5.

Electronic Mail Please contact the school office with your e-mail address if you would like to receive the newsletter and/or lunch menus electronically.

Swimming at Dauntsey’s School pool will start for Sarum class on Thursday 15th September.

1st Erlestoke Brownies are holding a tea party to celebrate their 50th Birthday at the Pavilion in Great Cheverell on Sunday 11th September from 3-6pm. There will be a bring & buy stall, a cake stall and a raffle. Everyone is welcome and it would be great to see ex-brownies – if you have any photos of when you were in Erlestoke Brownies or would like to donates cakes or prizes, please contact Kathryn Harris (01380 813823) or Sandra Hardy (01380 818816).

Panto auditions will take place at 11am in Great Cheverell  Pavilion on Saturday 17th September. This year the production is called The Snobbit!

 “Sausage Sizzle” This event will be held on Saturday 10th September next toErlestokeChurch starting at 12 o’clock. There will be a cake stall, bric a brac and games for the children. Funds raised will be donated to the Church, and there will be an opportunity to see the new improvements made to the Church facilities! Donations of cakes and bric a brac to Helen Hampton please (tel: 01380 812812).

Bike & Buggy bring & buy sale will be held on Saturday 24th September in West Lavington Village Hall. Sellers are welcome from 9am to 10.30am and the sale will start at 10.30 until 12pm. 25% of the proceeds go to All Saints Church,West Lavington. For further details, please ring 01380 816133.


Best wishes




M Henning

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