Newsletter 32 – 5th June 2015

Dear Parents

Pilgrimage Day collaboration with other schools On Thursday we had a wonderful Pilgrimage Day with some children from our school going to Woodford Valley Primary and Holy Trinity in Calne, and children from those schools coming to us. We took part in activities centred on the theme of Pentecost and the Holy Spirit and ended with a walk to the local church, carrying the banners we had made. Some of the other items we made are now hanging on the willow structure on the field – do go up and have a look!

The theme of the Holy Spirit and the fun of enjoying our beautiful world was manifest during this day. It was lovely to see how beautifully our children welcomed the visitors, took care of them and made sure they had a good time here. And it was also very interesting to hear the experiences of those children who had gone off site. It is important for all schools, especially church schools, to be outward looking, welcoming and loving, and this initiative gave us the opportunity to be just that.

Handbells  If your child is performing with the hand bells group at Edington Fair on Saturday 6th June, please ensure that they meet Mrs Heath at the fair at 2pm ready to perform. It would be lovely if lots of people came to support our hand bell players. My thanks go to Mrs Heath for giving up her Saturday afternoon to run this concert.

Transition work The children who will be transferring to Lavington school in September have had the chance to meet Daniela De Cet, the deputy head. She has spent some time chatting to the children and reassuring them about any concerns or worries they may have, and has had a meeting with Mr Amor so that he could hand over important information about each child.

Next week, Miss Nisbeck will meet with the Headteacher of Old School Nursery for the handover work to continue, and the children who will start with us in September will have the chance to come to our school for a few induction afternoons. Miss Nisbeck has also visited or contacted all the other nursery schools who are feeding children into our school.

American Museum Trip On Wednesday 10th June, Stonehenge class will be going to the American Museum in Bath, on Thursday 11th June, Avebury class will be going and on Friday 12th June, Silbury class will be going. Please make sure your child has a packed lunch for their trip.

Year 5 Taster Days at Lavington School Lavington School are pleased to announce details of the Year 5 taster days.  These will be held on Tuesday 30th June and Tuesday 7th July.

The following link will allow Year 5 parents to use an online booking system to secure a place for their child,  Parents will be able to register and select the date of their choice. There will be a maximum of 45 students per day.

Dauntsey’s school We are very fortunate to be part of the outreach provided by Dauntsey’s school to local primaries. As well as weekly sports coaching sessions for Silbury class, Dauntsey’s also provides our Year 6 children with the opportunity to do some great design work in their design and technology suite. Our children will go to Dauntsey’s next week on Tuesday to take part in this initiative. We also borrow our stage lighting from Dauntsey’s and they are very generous about allowing us to use their minibuses whenever we need them. We are very grateful for the extra opportunities for enrichment provided by this outreach.

Dogs on Premises Our playing field is a dog free zone for obvious health reasons. The children sit and play on the grass and have their picnic lunches on the field if the weather is fine – please do not bring your dog into the school grounds.

Edington Fair is on Saturday 6th June at 2.00pm – do come along and have fun and see our Handbell Club performing!

Wanted  Photos for the Cheverell Village Fete Photo Competition. Entry is free. Age groups are up to 11, 12-18 19 and over. Images taken within the bounds of Greater and Little Cheverell within the last 18 months can be submitted. Email entries with age and name to Robin O’Neill at

Closing date is 7th June 2015.

Family Fun Day  Sunday 21st June from 10am-3pm at Wodborough Garden Centre. There will be Muddy Wellies Taster Sessions, static falconry display, farm animals and strawberry picking if Mother Nature has been kind!

Upcoming events

Stonehenge class to American Museum                                Wednesday 10th June

Avebury class to American Museum                       Thursday 11th June

Silbury class to American Museum                           Friday 12th June

White Horse class to American Museum               Tuesday 16th June

Sarum class to American Museum                            Tuesday 23rd June

French Concert                                                                                 Wednesday 1st July   at 10.45am

Reports on Parent Portal                                              Friday 3rd July

Sports Day                                                                          Wednesday 8th July at 9.15, then picnic on field

Shakespeare show by our children                          Thursday 9th July at 2.30pm

Music Concert                                                                   Tuesday 14th July 5.00pm

Parents’ AGM with Governors                                   Wednesday 15th July at 6.00pm

Leavers’ Assembly                                                          Monday 20th July at 2.00pm

Last day of term                                                               Tuesday 21st July


Best wishes

Mercedes Henning

PFA News


There will be a Tex recycling collection on Monday 8th June – please leave bags outside the Art Centre under the canopy on Monday morning for collection.

The PFA are beginning to gear up for the summer fayre on Friday 19th June and we are starting our plea for donations of bottles, teddys and ”U” and “PG” rated DVDs and games. Please leave them in reception. Thank you!

We also wanted to offer parents /guardians the opportunity to run an independent stall at the fayre as they were such a success at Christmas. This would be in return for a £5 “pitch fee” and a raffle prize donation. If you are interested please email

Come and take part in the Children’s Dance Competition on Saturday 20th June at the Great Cheverell Summer Fete, all are welcome – individuals or groups. Entry forms can be found in School reception.

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