3. Archive Newsletter 22.05.19
Foundation Stage, Year 1 & 4 – Creative Education Workshop – Main Hall
Year 6 – WWII Talk – postponed – new date to be advised
LAST DAY OF TERM 5
INSET DAY – NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
FIRST DAY OF TERM 6
Whole School Assembly – 9.15am-10.00am
KS2 Sports Morning – 9.00am-12.00pm – Top Field
Year 5 Trip to Horton Kirby – all day
KS2 Choir Visit to Emily Jackson Care Home – 3.30pm-5.00pm
Year 5 Testing Week – Classrooms
Phonics Screening Week
Year 5 & 6 Cricket (TBC)
Year 5 & 6 Sleepover – 7.00pm-8.00am (Saturday)
Saturday 15th June
SPS Working Party – 12.00pm-5.00pm – SPS Grounds
It has been a really positive term and we end Term 5 with sunshine!
I have been working with the governors on the new vision for the school. This will be developed from our core values and the high standards that we want for our school. The draft piece will be shared with staff next term and the Parent Council, before it is launched in September.
Year 6 has now completed their SATs tests. These went very well and, as always, the children approached the tests in a calm and considered way. Whatever the results, we are all extremely proud of them.
I hope that you all have the opportunity to spend some time with your families over half- term and we look forward to seeing everyone back at the start of Term 6.
Secondary School Information Updates
Please note the following important updates regarding entry to secondary school in 2019-20:
- Kent Test Registration – opens Tuesday, 3rd June 2019
- Open Days/Evenings – please take a look at upcoming events on our website:
Transfer to Secondary School - Sevenoaks Primary School You can find other useful information regarding secondary school transfers on this page.
It Must Almost Be Summer! Key Stage Sports Days
In Term 6, we have our Key Stage Sports Days to look forward to. More details will follow after the term break, but here are the dates for your diary:
- Wednesday, 5th June – Key Stage Two, 9.00am to 12.00pm
- Thursday, 27th June – Key Stage One, 9.00am to 12.00pm
- Thursday, 27th June – Foundation Stage, 1.00pm to 3.00pm
Everyone, pray for good weather!
Key Stage One Census Day Raffle - Winners!
Congratulations to the lucky winners of the Key Stage One Census Day School Dinner Raffle:
Foundation Stage Leo
Year 1 Aarush
Year 2 Theo
For Key Stage One, there will be further opportunities for children to win a prize when they have a school dinner on Census Day.
Our next Uniform Shop opening times are as follows:
Friday, 7th June and Thursday, 20th June (2.45pm to 3.15pm)
What an exciting afternoon!
We took a team of Year 4 children to the Vine last Wednesday, 15th May.
Ten schools took part in the Local Schools Cricket Tournament. Schools were split into two mini- leagues of five teams. We won our first game against St John’s by 58 runs. The second game, verses Anthony Roper, produced another win, this time by 27 runs. Our team certainly hit some fantastic shots – during the afternoon some of our batters hit the furthest distance across the cricket green!
Making it into the final against our local rivals, Amherst, we knew it was going to be our hardest match, and so it proved to be!
A thrilling match, and with just three balls to go, both teams were level. In the end, our opponents proved to be the stronger team and managed to win by just three runs.
Nevertheless, it was a fantastic afternoon. All credit goes to the children and thank you to all the parents who came along to support the team.
Well done to Campbell, Roxy, Harry, George, Jasper, Tom, Amy, Ethan, Eleanor and Charlie!
Kent Schools Team Tennis
Will Andy Murray make an appearance at Wimbledon? Did SPS enter the Kent Team Tennis Mini Red event at Bromley Lawn Tennis Club? Well, I can happily report that, while we wait for an answer from Sir Murray, SPS did, in fact, enter two teams into the Kent Primary Schools Competition.
It was a fantastic, and tiring, afternoon of tennis. Each team of four players had a singles and doubles match against different schools, before the champions were crowned. SPS1 just missed out on progressing to the final, coming second in their group to Bickley Park, while SPS2 battled hard against tough oppositions.
Everyone played well; it was a great team effort and all children behaved wonderfully. I would like to thank all the parents that helped on the day - it is greatly appreciated, as always.
Well done to the teams: Gregory, Christopher, Nate, Tom, Nathaniel, Jack, Christopher and Dylan.
SPS Chess Club News: May 2019
This year, we have had a busy and fun Chess Club, every Wednesday lunchtime. Members play games and practise and have been busy, recently, with some great results.
National Primary Schools Chess Competition semi-finals
The SPS U9 Chess Team took part in this competition, which was held at Pontins, Camber Sands. Played over two days and with six rounds of chess, this is a huge, annual competition of over 30 teams. It was a full weekend of chess and fun for the young players and their accompanying parents.
The six young players in our SPS U9 Team were Scarlet, George, Lucas, Hugo, Sebastian and Misha. They all played some quality chess games and ended up in a fantastic 6th place with a Gold Award.
UK Chess Challenge competition and Kent Megafinal
SPS Chess Club took part in the UK Chess Challenge, this year. The first round is an internal school competition and 24 children from Years 3 -5 participated. The games were very close and there were eight players who got enough points to qualify for the Kent Megafinals. Congratulations go to George who won this part of the competition and became the school champion for 2019.
Kent Megafinals - Ben, Patrick Fergus, George, Hugo, Scarlet, Sebastian and Lucas all qualified and played at the Kent Megafinal, which was held in Tonbridge. The Megafinal is a very busy competition, with over 200 young players from U7 to U17 taking part. Well done to our six, young SPS players who managed to get through to the southern Gigafinals, which will be held in June and July.
Local friendly matches
Our SPS chess players have an unbeaten record in friendly chess matches this year, playing against other local primary schools, including Anthony Roper, Platt Primary and Walthamstow Hall junior school. Well done to all the young players from Years 3, 4 and 5 who took part in these matches: Fergus, Ben, Patrick, George C, Hugo, Misha, Scarlet, George G, Zoe, Luke, Sebastian and Lucas.
Mrs Jo Wildman
Looking To Re-Home Fancy Dress Costumes?
We can help!
It is wonderful to watch the children’s imaginations flourish as they play and it would be fantastic to provide a wide range of fancy dress costumes to help them explore their favourite characters even more.
With this in mind, if you have any good-quality costumes which are no longer required at home, please bring them to the School Office. They will be put to good use!
Thank you for your help.