Current Newsletter 27.11.19
SPSA Christmas Fair – Main Hall – 2.00pm-5.00pm (please note new time)
1B, 1C, 4B, 4C swimming
Tigers’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.20am-10.30am
KS2 Choir Event – Bat & Ball Station – 4.00pm-5.30pm
Lions’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.20am-10.30am
Mr Jenkins meeting 6A parents – Dining Hall – 9.00am-9.30am
Leopards’ Nativity – Main Hall – 9.20am-10.30am
Open Morning (potential new parents only) – Main Hall and School – 9.30am-11.00am
2B/1A Nativity – Main Hall – 2.30pm-3.15pm
2C/1B Nativity – Main Hall – 2.30pm-3.15pm
2A/1C Nativity – Main Hall – 2.30pm-3.15pm
KS2 Choir Visit to Emily Jackson Care Home – 1.00pm-3.00pm
Foundation Stage/KS1 Christmas Lunch – Dining Hall
KS2 Christmas Party – pm
Parent Council Meeting – Staffroom – 2.00pm-3.00pm
KS2 Christmas Lunch – Dining Hall
Foundation Stage/KS1 Christmas Party - pm
Pantomime – Foundation Stage and KS1 – am
Pantomime – KS2 – pm
Whole School Assembly – Main Hall – 9.15am
Year 3&4 Carol Service Practise – St. John’s Church – am
Year 3&4 Carol Service – St. John’s Church – 10.00am
Year 5&6 Carol Service – St. John’s Church – 2.00pm
LAST DAY OF TERM 2
INSET DAY: NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
FIRST DAY OF TERM 3
Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been a busy few weeks and I am pleased to share with you that our Open Mornings for prospective parents have been really successful and well-attended. Our wonderful children have been showcasing the school this year and, as you can imagine, the feedback has been really positive. Many parents took the time to email us with their compliments and we have been really pleased with how the Open Mornings have run. It is wonderful to be so popular!
As you know, at the last meeting, Parent Council asked for spellings to be clarified across the school. The teachers reviewed this provision and have now communicated our updated policy to parents/carers. Thank you, as always, for your feedback; we are working hard to ensure consistency in our provision.
As we draw closer to the end of November, the Christmas events will inevitably take over our schedules and I am looking forward to attending my first Christmas Bazaar here, on Saturday - see you all there!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
Aldi Stickers – Keep Them Coming!
Thank you to everyone who has brought in their Aldi stickers. Our poster is now over half-way to being completed. We would love to finish it, so please do keep bringing your stickers to school.
Thank you for your support!
Secondary School Information Updates
Please take a look at the Transfer to Secondary School - Sevenoaks Primary School page on our school website for updates on forthcoming open days/taster days at secondary schools.
Public Consultation – Secondary School Annexe
Kent County Council is currently in consultation regarding a possible Sevenoaks annexe to Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys.
If you wish to respond to the consultation, the closing date is Friday 6th December. Please follow this link:
Nativity Performances – Foundation Stage / Year 1 / Year 2
Tissues at the ready!
Foundation Stage, Year 1 and Year 2 will be presenting their Nativities to parents and carers on the following dates:
Tigers Tuesday 3rd December – 9.20am
Lions Wednesday 4th December – 9.20am
Leopards Thursday 5th December – 9.20am
2B / 1A Monday 9th December – 2.30pm
2C / 1B Tuesday 10th December – 2.30pm
2A / 1C Wednesday 11th December – 2.30pm
The times above are the start times of the Nativities. You are warmly invited to enjoy tea, coffee and mince pies before the performances. For Foundation Stage, please come to the School Office after drop-off. For Year 1 and 2, please come to the School Office for 2.00pm.
We look forward to seeing you there!
School Uniform Shop
Our fantastic School Uniform Shop will be open on the following days:
Saturday 30th November Christmas Bazaar 2.00pm-5.00pm
Friday 6th December 2.45pm-3.15pm
The Uniform Shop would also like to set up a hire system for the various themed days held at school, during the year. If you have any Roman, Egyptian or Nativity costumes that you are willing to donate, please bring these to the School Office or pop along to the Uniform Shop, where they will be happy to take them off your hands! Thank you.
Christmas Lunches and Parties - Reminder
Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1
- Thursday 12th December: Christmas Lunch - don’t forget your Christmas jumper! (optional)
- Friday 13th December : Christmas Party - children may come to school in party clothes (sensible shoes, please)
Key Stage 2
- Thursday 12th December: Christmas Party - children may bring party clothes to change into after lunch (sensible shoes, please)
- Friday 13th December: Christmas Lunch - don’t forget your Christmas jumper! (optional)
Year 4 Roman Day: Report By Children In 4C
On Thursday 21st November, we had a Roman Workshop because Year 4’s Topic is all about the ancient Romans.
We got to come into school dressed up as Romans. At break, we went outside to pretend to catch food.
In the Main Hall, a visitor spoke to us about the Romans and how they lived. He also spoke a lot about the history of the Romans and how Boudicca turned against them.
They set up tables for us to try out some Roman activities. On the activity tables, we were able to make pottery, pretend medicines (out of herbs and spices), mosaics (out of small tiles) and charms (out of aluminium and copper). We were able to feast on Roman food such as grapes, breads, wine (blackcurrant squash), pear and cheese.
Some of us were trained to be Roman soldiers where we had to have shields to defend us from the Britons. We learned about the battle formations that the Romans used and had some fake battles.
In the afternoon, we had activities such as dancing and acting where we could show our battle formations that we had learnt in the morning. Some people were slaves so they had to serve the rest of us Roman breads and grapes.
All in all it was a fun day and we learned a lot about the Romans and how they lived, plus the history of the cities destroyed by Boudicca.
Hugo, Jake, Christopher and Eva (4C)