Newsletter 28 – 27th April 2012

Dear Parents


TD Day Please note that next week Friday 4th May is a TD Day. Please do not bring your children into school on this day as it is a staff training day. Staff will all be completing a refresher course in First Aid.  Monday 7th May is a Bank Holiday so we return to school on Tuesday 8th May after the long weekend.


Holiday Dates for the coming year are as follows:


Term starts

      Term ends


Term 1 2012    Mon 03/09/12            Weds 24/10/12        Thursday 25/10/12 – Friday 02/11/12
Term 2 2012    Mon 05/11/12             Fri 21/12/12         Monday 24/12/12 – Friday 04/01/13
Term 3 2013    Mon 07/01/13             Fri 08/02/13         Monday 11/02/13 – Friday 15/02/13
Term 4 2013    Mon 18/02/13             Fri 22/03/13         Monday 25/03/13 – Friday 05/04/13
Term 5 2013    Mon 08/04/13             Fri 24/05/13         Monday 27/05/13 – Friday 31/05/13
Term 6 2013    Mon 03/06/13           Weds 24/07/13        Thursday 25/07/13 – Friday 30/08/13


TD Days for next year have not yet been decided but we shall let you know as soon as they are fixed.


Topics for terms 5 and 6

Stonehenge Class:       Crazy Creatures and then the Olympics

White Horse Class:      Brushstrokes (Art topic) and then the Olympics

Sarum Class:              Ancient Greece and then the Olympics

Avebury Class:            The Olympics through both terms

Silbury Class:               Finish the Titanic and then the Olympics


Canvassing about Trips  Thank you very much to those who responded. We would love to hear from more of you, and if you have not yet handed in the canvassing from last week, please do so this week. From the responses so far, it is clear that the overwhelming majority of parents and their children are happy with the current provision for off-site day trips and residential trips. The overwhelming majority also feel that the cost of the trips is acceptable, though a few do find the residential trips difficult to afford.


Salisbury Trip Stonehenge class went to the Waitrose in Salisbury on Thursday to do some cooking and to learn a bit more about food and healthy eating. It was a lovely trip (and even the weather was kind to them). The children had a great time and brought back some lovely food (couscous and chicken wraps) that they had prepared. My thanks to Mrs Abbott and her assistants who organised this event, to the parents who volunteered to accompany the trip, and to the admin staff who, as always, make sure that everything is in place for these trips to run smoothly.


Sports Relief  The children in Stonehenge and White Horse classes raised an astonishing £594.04 for the charity. Well done to all the children who walked a mile around our field and to all of the generous sponsors.


Sports Stars Holiday Club We are pleased to be able to offer this Holiday Club once again in the coming half term – it will run from Wednesday 6th June to Friday 8th June.

Holiday club will also run during the summer holiday in the following two weeks: Monday 23rd July to Friday 27th July and again Monday 13th August to Friday 17th August. The club is very popular and the children who attend have a great time. Sign- up forms will be available in due course but we are giving advance warning so that you can plan the holiday period more easily.


Judo The club is running once again this term on Thursdays from 3pm – 4.15pm and a few spaces are available. If you wish your child to join, please see Jason who runs the club on Thursday for more information.


Tedington Day  Edington Priory Church is holding another Tedington Day on Monday 7th May from 11am – 12.30. Will your bear dare to come along and parachute from the belfry? Come along and join in the fun, other bear related stalls including face painting and lucky dip and refreshments. There will be signed certificates for all Bears completing the decent.

You can also bring a picnic and food to be barbecued up on Ralph’s seat opposite the church afterwards.


Maypole Dance Lessons are being run by Great Cheverell Parish Council on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in The Pavilion. The aim is to present a fun display as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Monday 4th June. For more information, please contact Jane Andrew on 01380 812439. 

Best wishes


Mercedes Henning


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