Newsletter #6 – 14/10/16

Value – Hope | Menu – Week 1


School Crossing Patrol

I am delighted to announce after further negotiation with the local authority that the school crossing patrol will be reinstated immediately but only until the end of the summer term. I would like to thank Mr Bovington and the local authority for their swift action. The situation will now be reviewed in the summer term. I will keep you informed of any updates. Mrs Tolley will be standing in temporarily until the new appointment has been made.

A reminder half term starts on Thursday 20th October next week. School will close at the normal time on Wednesday 19th October. School clubs will continue as normal. Parents consultation evenings next term are Wednesday 23rd November and Thursday 24th November from 3.30pm to 6.30pm


On Thursday and Friday of this week we recorded 23 and 24 children respectively, arriving late after the school bell. The school day starts at 8.50am and this is when the children start lessons. Many of the children arriving late are missing their phonic lessons which will serious impair their progress in reading. Other children are missing times tables challenge and guided reading. We understand that very occasionally situations arise that result in a lateness but habitual lateness is damaging to the childrens learning. If you are experiencing these problems and would like some advice or support from school please ask to see Miss Black, SENDco.

Parent Prayer Group

We are looking into the possibility of setting up a Tewkesbury Primary School Parent Prayer Group. If you feel this is something you would be interested in, please contact the school office.


Our pre-school is increasing weekly with new children joining. We have Free Funded places available for all 2,3 and 4 year olds. The Pre-School team is led by Miss Rowland and Mrs McMahon and supported by Mrs Hughes, Miss Hewett, Miss Smith and Miss Merriman. If you have a pre-school aged child why not drop by and see the team and view the amazing learning experiences.

Open Days – Reception Parents for 2017

We have three open mornings for parents with children looking to start school in September 2017:- Tuesday 22nd November between 10am -12 noon. Tuesday 29th November between 10am -12 noon and Tuesday 10th January 2017 between 10am-12 noon. Reception intake September 2017 If you have a child due to start school in September 2017 please let the school office know.

Breakfast/After School Club – A Reminder

We are now full most mornings for Breakfast club and full for the afterschool provision. We will not be able to guarantee places on an adhoc or morning of the day needed. It is therefore, important that booking and payments are made at the office on the preceding Thursday.


Monday – Football Y5/6 4.15pm finish, Choir Y4/5/6 4.15pm finish,

Tuesday – Netball Y6 4.15pm finish, Science Y1 4.15pm finish, Football Y3/4 4.15pm finish, Cooking Y3/4/5/6 4.15pm finish, Drama Y4/5/6 4.15pm finish, Maths Club Y1/2 & Parents 4.15pm finish

Wednesday – Girls Tag Rugby Y4/5 4.15pm finish


Wednesday 19th October – Non-uniform day 50p in aid of Water Aid
Thursday 20th October – START OF HALF TERM
Tuesday 8th November – Individual photos.
Wednesday 23rd November – Parents Consultation Meeting 3.30pm- 6.30pm Thursday 24th November – Parents Consultation Meeting 3.30pm- 6.30pm


PDF version of this newsletter