Newsletter 29 – 10th May 2019

Dear Parents

SATS Week Our Year 6 children will write the compulsory SATS tests next week, and all the other KS2 children will undertake some little summative assessments. We do not want any child to worry about these and we ask that you do not make any fuss about them either. The children are all well prepared, they will enjoy the week and have fun in the afternoons once the assessments are over for the day. Please do not feel that you need to do anything extra at home and please do not put any pressure on your child. It would be good if they all have a good night’s sleep and a good breakfast, some fun with jokes and laughter on the way into school, and a very relaxed approach. Your child has been very well taught and will achieve at the limits of whatever their ability is. A cheerful, confident approach is the very best way forward.

Forest of Dean residential Trip Children in Years 5 and 6 will be going on the residential trip to the Forest of Dean from 22nd May to the 24th May. Here they will take part in adventure activities – caving, climbing, archery etc and will have a chance to be independent, to hone their skills as members of a team and to enjoy time in the beautiful woodland.

Please make sure that your child can carry and pack their own bag and that any prescription medication has the correct paperwork completed and has been handed in to the teacher. Please do not send any food or electronic devices except watches and a torch. Mobile phones do not work in the Forest and would, in any case, provide a distraction and too much responsibility for the children. If children want to bring a camera, please let them use disposable cameras since they are likely to get wet or lost.

We are very grateful to our teachers, teaching assistants and sports coach who are prepared to take on the responsibility of a residential trip in order that our children can have such a great experience. Our thanks also to Mrs Yates and Mrs Edwards who work very hard to ensure that all the administration of the trip is smooth.

Dogs on site We ask that no dogs come anywhere on the school site. We have a duty of care to all children and there are health and safety issues if we have dogs on our property.

Releasing children Year 4 and over Please note that children in Year 4 and above are not released into the care of their parents directly by the teacher at the end of the school day. They are allowed to leave the classroom at the end of the day and make their way onto the playground to find you. If you are not happy with this arrangement, and would prefer that we released your child directly into your care, please let us know.

Children and Communion Course   Revds Andrew Sinclair and Marion Harrison, the Church of England clergy who look after the catchment area of our school, would like to offer our children the opportunity to receive Holy Communion before they are confirmed.  Preparation for this will take place at an “After School” club on Tuesdays after May half-term, and children participating will receive their first communion at the school Eucharist on Wednesday July 17th July when Bishop Andrew will be attending.  Any parent and child wishing to know more about this programme is invited to a meeting on Tuesday 21st May at 3.15 – 4pm in school.  The course will run from June 11th from 3.15 – 4.15pm for five weeks.

Families leaving our school As we prepare for our Admissions Panel at the beginning of June, we ask that if you are going to remove your child from our school at the end of this academic year, you let us know by the end of this half term. We have many families who would like to transfer their children into our school and we need to know how many places may be available to offer for the coming academic year 2019-20.

Rogation Sunday  Sunday 19th May, St Peters Church Great Cheverell are having a family Rogation service, a short walk around the village stopping to bless animals and places including the school apple orchard.

Meet 10.30am in the Church, to be followed by a ploughman’s lunch. All welcome.

Plant Sale There is a very good plant sale taking place in Erlestoke Church on Saturday 11 MAY from 2pm. There will be tea, cake, raffle and a FREE PLANT for every child who comes! (While stocks last.) It is always a great event with very reasonably priced and very good plants to get your garden started for summer. Do come along!

Worton & Cheverell Youth Football Club 9.30am on Saturday mornings for ages 3-6. Contact David Kiddle on 07843 678781 or for more details.

Upcoming Events (Calendar of events is available on the website at www.
Tuesday 21st May Music Concert for children taking music lessons in school 5.00pm
Wednesday 22nd May – Friday 24th May Residential trip to Forest of Dean, Years 5 and 6
Friday 24th May Last day of term
Monday 3rd June and Tuesday 4th June TD days
Wednesday 5th June Everyone back to school
Wednesday 12th June Music Concert for children taking music lessons outside of school 10.45am
Wednesday 26th June Year 3/Year 4 residential trip meeting for parents 2.30pm
Friday 28th June Written school reports uploaded for parents
Tuesday 2nd July Year 6 Leavers’ trip to Salisbury Cathedral
Wednesday 3rd July

Thursday 4th July

Year 3/ Year 4 performance
Wednesday 10th July Sports Day and picnic 9.15am  – 1.00pm
Tuesday 16th July Year 6 Restaurant 1.30pm
Wednesday 17th July School Eucharist 2.00pm
Tuesday 23rd July Last day of term
Tuesday 3rd September Back to school

Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News

Spring Social Evening – TONIGHT!! – The Three Daggers Brewery (underneath the Farm Shop) – 7:30 pm – A very limited number of last minute tickets will be available on the door.  It’s sure to be an enjoyable evening!

Children’s Disco Night – Friday 17th May – £1.50 per child which includes a drink + biscuit (pay on the door).

Key Stage 1 (Foundation – Year 2) 5:00 – 5:45

Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) 6:00 – 7:00

We are still looking for volunteers to help during the KS1 session so please come forward if you can lend a hand.

You can contact us via our email or our Facebook page “Holy Trinity (Great Cheverell) PFA

Many thanks,

Your PFA

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