Newsletter 29 – 3rd May 2012

Dear Parents


TD Day Please note that tomorrow, 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. We return to school on Tuesday 8th May after the long weekend.


Church Visit Stonehenge class walked to the church in Great Cheverell today after a day of Religious Education in which they learnt about Christian places of worship. Hazel Symons, a bee keeper from Great Cheverell, came to our school and helped these children make candles out of beeswax – since candles are one of the great Christian symbols. My thanks to Hazel for giving so generously of her time and talents. Thanks also to Rev James Campbell who walked to the church with our children and helped to show them around.


School Choir Liz Sharman has very kindly offered to run a school choir (or singing group – it is going to fun and not too formal!) after school on Monday afternoons. This club is open to KS2 children (from Year 3 and upwards). The club will run from 3.00pm – 4.00pm. The dates for choir practice are as follows.

Monday 14th May

Monday 21st May

Monday 28th May

Monday 18th June

Monday 25th June

Monday 2nd July

Monday 9th July


The children will be preparing for a performance at the music concert on Thursday 12th July at 6.00pm. They will be working on such music as Gospel medley (Swing low sweet chariot/O when the saints/I’m gonna sing), I believe I can fly (a hit for R. Kelly in the 1990s), The rainbow connection (a hit for Kermit the Frog in the 1980s!) and something from a musical (Joseph, Grease, Bugsy Malone , etc …)There will be the chance to try some simple part-singing. I am very grateful to Ms Sharman for volunteering to do this for us – it has long been an ambition of ours to have a singing group in school.

Please complete the slip at the bottom of this letter if you would like your child to attend our new choir.

Sainsbury and Tesco Vouchers These are due in shortly – if you have any left lying around, do please send them into school as we can get good resources from the scheme. 

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.


Music Summer School will be held from Mon 30th July – Friday 3rd August at Southbroom Junior School in Devizes. It runs from 10am until 4pm and the cost is £50 for the week. For further details phone 01380 860530 or e-mail: or visit the website


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.


Cloth Road Arts Local artists will be holding exhibitions in Cheverell Village Hall on 5th/6th & 12th /13th May and in Great Cheverell Pavilion on 6th/7th May.  More details at


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 

Permission slip for School Choir


I/we give permission for our child/ren ………………………………………………………………………………

to join the school choir on Monday afternoons from 3.00pm –  4.00pm.


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