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‘We are all equal and our teachers are all kind’ (Pupil quote)-– Ofsted 2017
Pupils are proud of their school and enthusiastic about their learning-Ofsted 2017
Pupils feel safe and said that they trust there is always an adult they can go to if they feel concerned-Ofsted 2017
Sevenoaks Primary is a fantastic, caring school, where my children blossom and flourish, both academically and emotionally-Parent
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Pupils achieve well at this school-Ofsted 2017
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4. Archive Newsletter 23.06.17

JUNE - SEPTEMBER DIARY DATES
 
Tuesday 27th
Tigers, Leopards, booster, 3C, 3A swimming
Year 4 trip to Bore Place
Wednesday 28th
3:30 – 4:30pm Open Afternoon
Thursday 29th
9:30am Key Stage 1 Sports morning - top field
1:30pm Foundation Stage Sports afternoon - top field
 
Saturday 1st July
12:00 – 3:00pm SPSA Summer Fair
Tuesday 4th
Lions, Leopards, Booster, 3C, 3A swimming
Year 4 trip to Horton Kirby
Wednesday 5th
Knole Academy Taster Day for year 5 pupils (for those with advance parental permission)
3B trip to Pizza Express
Friday 7th
Reports to parents
CLUBS END
9:15am Yr 1 moving to Yr 2 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
Monday 10th
9:15am Yr 3 moving to Yr 4 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
Tuesday 11th
Lions, Leopards, Booster, 3C, 3A swimming
9:15am FS moving to Yr 1 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
2:00pm taster session for our September Foundation Stage new starters
Year 6 Production – evening event
Wednesday 12th
9:15am Yr 4 moving to Yr 5 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
Year 6 Production – evening event
Thursday 13th
9:15am Yr 5 moving to Yr 6 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
Friday 14th
9:15am Yr 2 moving to Yr 3 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
SPSA Summer Disco and BBQ
Thursday 13th
9:15am Yr 5 moving to Yr 6 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
Friday 14th
9:15am Yr 2 moving to Yr 3 parents Meet the Teacher session in Dining Hall
SPSA Summer Disco and BBQ
Tuesday 18th
NO SWIMMING
Thursday 20th
Year 6 Leavers’ Disco – evening event
Friday 21st
LAST DAY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
9:30am Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
 
Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th September
INSET DAYS. NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
Wednesday 6th
FIRST DAY OF TERM 1. CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL
 

Dear Parents/Carers,

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the air conditioning is working overtime in the classrooms fortunate to have some! As a nation we excel at many things, but dealing with extreme weather conditions would not appear to be a strength! If it snows, the country comes to a standstill and with a week of hot weather, we struggle to cope. At SPS however, we view adversity as a challenge to be overcome and we keep working. That said, I am as delighted as anyone that the cooler weather has returned!

We are currently in the midst of an array of sporting events and the children continue to excel. It was brought to my attention that we had been remiss in not mentioning our Gold Sports Award. The award is in recognition of our curriculum sport, the numerous activities open to the children and our participation in competitive events.

It is a significant achievement as not many schools are given the award. I would like to thank all of the children, staff, the parent volunteers and the various local sporting clubs who have all contributed to our sporting success.

Sporting Achievements

Last year was our most successful sporting year, certainly in my time at the school, and I doubted that it would be possible to surpass our achievements. However, that is the challenge that I set the children at the beginning of the academic year and they have surpassed themselves.

The achievements for 2016-17 include (and we still have 4 weeks to go!!):
 
  • The Gold Award for sporting excellence
  • Winners of the Southern Region Hockey Championship
  • Under 11 Kent School Games Winners in Basketball
  • Current holders of the Kent School Games Cricket Trophy
  • Winners of the District Football Tournament and the Football League
  • 2nd in the Girls’ Football Tournament
  • 3 teams in the Kent School Games Gymnastics Final
  • Numerous gold, silver and bronze medals in Gymnastics competitions
  • Multi champions in Kent School Games Tennis Tournaments
  • 2nd in the District Swimming Gala
  • Rugby plate winners at a recent tournament

Think what we might have achieved if we were a competitive school!!

What a remarkable achievement and the children should be proud of themselves.

Alan Duffy

Car park spaces for staff use only
 
Please remember that the car park spaces are not for use by parents/carers. Our staff are finding it extremely difficult to park in the mornings, thus affecting their planning before school.
If you are dropping your child off for Breakfast Club, please use the clearly marked Drop Off Zone ONLY.
 
Please help us to win £5000 for the school library!
 
National Book Tokens are offering the opportunity for the school to win £5000 of book tokens. We need your help! To enter, simply complete the form using the link:
 
 
MEET THE TEACHER SESSIONS – DINING HALL
 
These meetings are designed for parents/carers to meet their child’s new teacher. It is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you might have, to hear about what they will be studying, plus any supplementary information that will be useful.

DATE

TIME

YEAR GROUP

Friday 7th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year 1 to 2

Monday 10th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year 3 to 4

Tuesday 11th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year FS to 1

Wednesday 12th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year 4 to 5

Thursday 13th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year 5 to 6

Friday 14th July

9:15 – 9:45am

Year 2 to 3

Sports Days Event Information

This year, Bojangles will be selling hot and cold drinks and snacks at all our sports day events. Look out for their van on the top field!
 
Key Stage 1 Sports Morning
Date:                     Thursday 29th June from 9:30am
Venue:                 Top field
Details:                 Please ensure you bring your child to school with a sun hat, sun screen (already applied) and a bottle of water (plastic only). The children should come to school in their PE kit but to that ensure their
T shirt is in the colour of the House that they represent, as below.
 
Foundation Stage Sports Afternoon
Date:                     Thursday 29th June from 1:30pm
Venue:                 Top field
Details:                 Please ensure you bring your child to school with a sun hat, sun screen (already applied) and a bottle of water (plastic only).
 
Rowling – Purple                                                          Stephens – Orange
Wilberforce – Green                                                     Brunel – Red
Holmes – Yellow                                                           Darwin - Blue
 
Sevenoaks Primary in Waitrose Green Coin Scheme
We are delighted to inform you that the school has been selected as one of the recipients of green coins at Waitrose, Sevenoaks.
 
If you happen to be shopping there and are handed some at the register, we would be most grateful if you could choose our school!
 
A huge thank you to Mrs Wickenden, a parent from 3B, for organising this.
 
Uniform shop opening times
The school uniform shop will be open on the following dates from 2:45 – 3:45pm.
 
Monday 26th June
Monday 3rd July
Monday 17th July
 
(Sports Day coloured Tshirts are available to purchase for £3.00)
 
Free piano!
A delightful local resident, Mrs Bellamy, has asked us to advertise that she has a Morley of London upright piano to give away. It does require tuning after collection, though.
Dimensions are: 3’7” (L), 4’5” (W), 1’10” (D)
 
Please call her for more details: 01732 455524
 
Open Afternoon invitation to ex pupils
We are holding our last ever Open Afternoon here on Wednesday 28th June from 3:30 – 4:30pm.
 
If you know of any ex pupils that might want to take a look around the old building before it disappears, please do let them know that they will be warmly welcomed!
 
IMPORTANT: Changes to school access points
 
The new build is progressing extremely well and due to finish this term. They are ahead of schedule in terms of external resurfacing, and as a result the access arrangements around the school will change earlier than anticipated.
 
From Friday 23rd June onwards, the fence line leading up from the front car park will be moved to abut the brick wall at the front car park, which will prohibit ‘accessible’ access to the preschool and to Acorns. Ie. no buggies etc. There will be still pedestrian access using the steps to the side of the school entrance and the top pathway, but this will be unsuitable for any child in a buggy.
 
From Friday onwards, parents requiring access to Preschool and Acorns should use the side entrance in Bradbourne Road or the Adult Education entrance. This will be the permanent arrangement going forward.
 
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and the short notice in terms of communication but we have only just been advised by Bowmer & Kirkland.
 
Accent Catering Competition
 
Thank you to everyone who entered the Accent Catering quiz and colouring competitions. There were lots of lovely coloured pineapples and it was difficult to choose, but the winner was Anna in 2C. A number of children correctly answered all the questions and, the winner, Eve in 5A, was drawn at random. Both children will receive a £5 book token from Accent Catering.
 
This month’s fruit is the strawberry, and a new quiz and colouring competition were sent out separately. Paper copies can also be collected from main reception.
 
The closing date for entries is Friday 30th June.
 
Tennis triumphs!
 
The school has recently enjoyed a run of tennis success.
 
On 26th May two teams travelled to Bromley High School to compete in the Boys’ Orange ball Kent Schools Team Competition. Both teams performed fantastically, with Sevenoaks 1 reaching the final.
 
The team completed a great day by beating Lady Joanna Thornhill 4-2 and were duly crowned county champions. Players’ success on the court was only matched by praise off the court by organisers and rivals alike for their sportsmanship, fair play and kindness. A special thank you goes to Mr Thorburn who stepped in at the last minute as team leader.
 
The afternoon saw the Green ball team take to the court. Again, all the players performed exceptionally well. Everyone contributed to a great team ethos, no more so than during the 3-3 draw with St Michael’s which was won by just 3 points on count back. This helped the team get through to the final where they narrowly missed out to St Stephen’s in a close, competitive match.
 
 
Congratulations to all the boys – Charlie H, Charlie B, Stefan, Angus, Andrew, Danny, Emile, Alfie, Jack, William, Sam and Ollie.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tennis again – gold medals!
Two of our Year 2 doubles pairs participated in the Russell House Tennis Competition on 20th June. They all played superbly, with George and Charlie emerging as winners! A huge well done to Tom and Elias too, for terrific sportsmanship.
 
Pictured are our Gold medallists George and Charlie.
 
 
 
 
 
Success at Gymnastic Competition for Gym Squad
Congratulations to the Gym Squad who took part in the British Schools Gymnastic Association (BSGA) Under 11 Floor and Vault Competition at Holmewood House School on Sunday 14th May.  
 
All our gymnasts worked very hard and all their efforts paid off by winning the following medals and ribbons:

1st place gold medal: Emma H, Charlotte H, Daniel T, Elodie G
2nd place silver medal: Olivia E, Jamie P, Marlene L, Thomas W, Chloe M
3rd place bronze medal: Freddie T
5th place ribbon: Emilia L, Harry T-C, Phoebe E
6th place ribbon: Melisande S, Bronwyn M
7th place: Holly R
8th place: Molly L-D
9th place: Sarah F, Maisie M
 
All gymnasts were also presented with certificates.
 
We are incredibly proud of our Squad gymnasts who have had some great results at this competition and we look forward to competing again soon.
 
Mrs Godman and Mrs Potter