Newsletter #31 – 14/07/17

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School
Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ
Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.
Value this half term is: Faith
Menu Brown bags all week

A reminder please for all trophies to be returned by Wednesday 19th July ready for our Praise Assemblies. Thank you.
Praise Assemblies
Reception Y1 & Y 2 at 9.30am on Thursday 20th July
Y3, 4 & 5 at 9.30am on Friday 21st July
Y6 farewell assembly 1.00pm on Friday 21st July (Y6 parents/grandparents only)
Year 6 Farewell
As is a tradition for our Year 6 leavers on their final day, they exit from the main school doors through an archway of teachers and staff. The school office will be closed at 1.30pm until after the Y6 children have exited. Parents are asked to keep this area up to the island free. This area will be coned off. The side pedestrian gate will also be closed. Can all parents use the main top pedestrian entrance.  Year 5 children will be escorted onto the front playground where parents can meet them.
School Lunches
Next week we will be serving brown bag menu ALL week. This is to allow the kitchen the opportunity to deep clean before the holidays.
Sports Day
A reminder that sports day is on Wednesday 19th July from 9.30am to 12.00 midday. The morning is divided into two halves; the traditional Kiwi Games where the children compete in a course of fun games . Parents are encouraged to support their children at these game stations, and the traditional competitive races.
KS1 (Reception classes, Years 1 & 2)  will start their competitive races at 9.30am on the school field. Then from 10.45am their Kiwi games will be held on the front playground.
KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) will start their Kiwi games at 9.30am and will be held on the back play ground. Their competitive races will start at 10.45 am on the field.
A program of events will be made available on the day so that parents can keep track of their child/ren events.
The school will provide drinks for the children .
A reminder to parents not to approach the children during the morning please as this makes it very challenging to supervise the children safely.
At 12.00 midday we invite you to stay on the field and have your picnic lunch with your child/ren. Those children who have ordered a brown bag meal will collect it from the hall and will return outside to join parents. Please do not accompany your child into the hall as there is insufficient space. At 1.00pm the children will return back into school. On Thursday during our assembly the children will be told which was the winning house and those children will be presented with their medals. Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school. Year 6 children to bring their school uniform into school to change into for the Abbey Leavers Service in the afternoon.

Breakfast and Afterschool clubs
Thinking ahead to after the summer holidays if you would like your child to have a place the first week back (W/b Monday 4th September) can you please book this by Thursday 20th July.

Key dates
Wednesday 19th July  2.00pm Year 6 Abbey Leavers Service
Thursday 20th July Foundation  & KS1 (R, Y1 & 2) end of year praise assembly 9.30am
Friday 21st July KS2 (Y3,4,5) end of year praise assembly 9.30am
Friday 21st July Year 6 Leaver Assembly 1.00pm (y6 parents only)
Friday 21st July School Finishes 2.00pm
Monday 4th September Inset Day
Tuesday 5th September Inset Day
Wednesday 6th September  Autumn term starts 8.50am