Newsletter #8 – 11/11/16

Value – Peace | Menu – Week 1



Our service was led by Year 6 who all wrote and read their own remembrance poems. It was very moving to listen to young persons reflect on loss. They then led the whole school in laying individual poppy crosses around our flag pole. Parents are very welcome to lay a poppy also. The poppies are available from the school office. Members of the local community joined us in our service.

Parents Evening Appointment

From Tuesday next week the parents evening appointment boards will be in the main entrance for you to select an appointment time. For those parents not able to come into school to select a time please telephone the office and an appointment will be made for you. The school, parent partnership does require a parent/guardian or representative attend these meetings.

An Autumn progress report will be sent out before your appointment so that you can discuss this with the class teacher. A reminder to new parents that appointments are 10mins and we have a system whereby the next parent knocks on the classroom door indicating their arrival. If you think that you may need more than 10 mins to discuss your child’s progress please arrange through the office an after school appointment. I would urge parents to be considerate of other parents and to keep to the time allocated. It can have a knock on effect when a parent has more than one teacher to see. Thank you.

Christmas Gifts- WoW! Additional news!

Further to last weeks news about the parent Christmas Gifts the PFTA secured an amazing purchasing deal which is now being passed down to the children. The cost of the presents will now be just £2 each. For the last two years the PTFA have sold ‘parent gifts’ to the children at a small cost. The gifts have been excellent value for money and the children have really enjoyed decorating the gift bags, choosing individual gifts and hiding them at home until the big day. This year the gifts will be sold on Friday 25th November throughout the day. If you would like your child to buy a gift for either parent or both please send your child in with the £2 (in an envelope) per gift on Friday 25th November.

A reminder for 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.

A Reminder – 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 10-12noon.
Tuesday 29th November between 10-12noon and,
Tuesday 10th January 2017 between 10-12noon.


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

Tuesday – Netball Y6 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

Thursday Dance Y2 4.15pm finish,

Friday Book Club Y3,4,5,6 4.15pm finish, Table Tennis Y5/6 4.15pm finish.


15th November Year 3 Trip The Matthew
22nd November Reception 2017 Open Morning
23rd November Parents Consultation Meeting 3.30pm- 6.30pm
24th November Parents Consultation Meeting 3.30pm- 6.30pm
5th December Abbey Carol Service 2.00pm
13th December KS1 Nativity & Praise Assembly 9.30am (Rec, Yr 1, 2)
15th December KS2 Praise Assembly 9.30am (Yr 3, 4, 5, 6)

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