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SevenOaksPrimary School

‘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
Although it is a large school, a real family feel is fostered - it is palpable-Parent

5. Archive Newsletter 20.06.18

Friday 22nd June
Funky Footwear Friday – whole school fundraiser
Tuesday 26th June
Lions, Leopards, 3B, 3C swimming
Year 4 trip to Bore Place
Year 5 trip to Horton Kirby
Year 2 Heptathlon event at Riverhead Infants for selected Yr 2 pupils
Thursday 28th June
Key Stage 1 Sports Morning
Foundation Stage Sports Afternoon
Friday 29th June
SPSA Non Uniform Day
Tuesday 3rd July
Lions, Leopards, 3B, 3C swimming
Saturday 7th July
SPSA Summer Fair
Tuesday 10th July
Year 6 Production
Wednesday 11th July
Year 6 Production
Thursday 12th July
First Aid Training for Year 6
Friday 13th July
First Aid Training for Year 6
Tuesday 17th July
Wednesday 18th July
Open Afternoon, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Monday 23rd July
Certificate Assembly
Tuesday 24th July
9.30am Leavers’ Assembly

Dear Parents/Carers,

Who needs the World Cup or Wimbledon when you have Sports Days, District Sports and the array of other sporting events which the children are currently enjoying?!

The academic year is filled with various competitions, but the summer term is especially busy. Last week, the Key Stage 2 children enjoyed an epic Sports Morning with the usual mix of competitive races, interspersed with the traditional ‘egg and spoon’ and ‘three legged’ races.

The children were brilliant, as usual, and displayed the customary competitiveness balanced with sportsmanship, which is the hallmark of our school approach to sport.

A huge thank you to the PE Department, led so ably by Mrs Godman and to the Key Stage 2 staff. A special mention to Mrs Alexander who proved a much more capable and entertaining announcer than we are used to!

Our sporting enjoyment continued yesterday evening when we attended, with over 20 local primary schools, the annual District Sports event at Knole Academy.  Well done and thank you to Miss Fearfield for organising and coaching our team of nearly 40 children who came 4th in the large school category.

Next week, we are looking forward to the Key Stage 1 Sports Morning and Foundation Stage Sports Afternoon, where I’m sure we will see the children taking part and enjoying sport with the same enthusiasm and team spirit.

Alan Duffy

Sports Days Event Information Reminder

All children to wear PE kit to school with coloured House T shirt, Foundation Stage will be informed in the near future (see below), sun screen already applied,  sun hat and water bottle (no glass bottles or fizzy drinks).  Parents/carers are very welcome to come along!

Bojangles will be providing hot drinks and snacks at all events – look out for their van on the top field!

KS1 Sports Morning
Thursday 28th June from 9.30am on the top field
Foundation Stage Sports Afternoon
Thursday 28th June from 1.30pm on the top field
(Parents/carers will be informed of their child’s House in the near future)
Reminder of House Colours:
Rowling – purple                             Darwin – blue                                   Wilberforce – green
Brunel – red                                     Stephens – orange                          Holmes -yellow


5B Class Assembly
The 5B Class Assembly is on
Friday 29th June 2018
1.20pm - 1.50pm
in the main hall.
Class 5B will be reciting poetry from memory (part of the English curriculum) for parents/carers, grandparents and other family members who are welcome to come along and enjoy this recital.


SPSA Non-Uniform Day
Children are invited to wear their ‘own clothes’ to school on
Friday 29th June
in support of the SPSA Summer Fair which is on Saturday 7th July
As a ‘fine’ please could -
Foundation and KS1 children bring a bottle of wine for the bottle tombola
KS2 children bring a £2 donation
Thank you for your support!








Midday Supervisor Vacancies
We are currently looking for new Midday Supervisors, beginning in September.
Please contact the School Office for more information.
We look forward to hearing from you
Changes to Advertised Dates
School reports to all pupils will now be issued on
Friday 13th July.
Open Afternoon will now be on
Wednesday 18th July
3.20pm – 4.30pm.
Parent ‘Meet the Teacher’ Dates for Term 6

Parent ‘meet the teacher’ meetings will be held in the dining hall and are an opportunity for parents/carers to meet their child’s new teacher/s, hear about what will be studied during the year and ask any questions.

Friday 6th July, 9.15 – 9.45am                      Year 1 moving to Year 2

Monday 9th July, 9.15 – 9.45am                  Foundation Stage moving to Year 1

Tuesday 10th July, 9.15 – 9.45am               Year 3 moving to Year 4

Wednesday 11th July, 9.15 – 9.45am        Year 2 moving to Year 3

Thursday 12th July, 9.15 – 9.45am              Year 4 moving to Year 5

Friday 13th July, 9.15 – 9.45am                    Year 5 moving to Year 6

A leaflet containing useful information will be produced for each year group. This will also be available on the school website after each meeting.


Invitation to the whole school to take part in
Funky Footwear Friday
Message from Year 3 to whole school parents/carers -
As part of Year 3's Personal, Social, Health and Education (PSHE) for this term, the children are learning about contributing to the local community and the impact of fundraising.  We are always keen to make learning as real as possible for the children, in order for them to see the impact of their work, so we thought it would be more meaningful for them if we put on a fundraising event for a local charity.
We were very inspired by the recent Family Learning Session and staff training on 'Resuscitation and Immediate Life Support', delivered by our very own Year 3 parent, Andrew Al-Rais. Andrew works for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, who provide such a vital service, but as a charitable organisation, they rely almost entirely on voluntary donations for their work.
The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance attends incidents that could happen to anyone, anywhere, during their everyday life, whether that be an adult’s drive to work or a child’s journey to school.  The fact that the medical teams are able to provide this essential life-saving service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is remarkable and a service that we are all extremely grateful for.
We would therefore really appreciate your support on
Friday 22nd June
when the whole school will be taking part in
Funky Footwear Friday
We would like to invite all children to wear their own shoes from home, odd shoes, mad socks, crazy laces - there is no one set rule when it comes to being ‘funky’!
The donation is voluntary, but whatever you feel you could contribute would be much appreciated.
Hopefully this will not require too much time on your part - and no new purchases are necessary!
Thank you for your support!
Kent Primary Schools Team Tennis Competition
Historically, SPS has performed well at the annual Kent Primary Schools Team Tennis Competition and this year was no exception. Four Boys’ Teams and two Girls’ Teams hit the courts for some competitive matches. The standard was high but all children demonstrated determination and fair play throughout their events. The Boys’ Red Team came second, just losing out to The New Beacon in the final, while the Boys’ Green Team made the semi-finals before losing in a very close match against Russell House. The Girls’ event was equally tough and our players had some fantastic results against some very strong opponents.
SPS also entered three mixed teams into a local tennis festival hosted by Hollybush Tennis Club. Following a hot afternoon of tennis, SPS were awarded a thoroughly deserved second place. SPS is lucky to have such a great tennis squad, well done to you all!
Mrs Gwinnell, Tennis Coach