Newsletter #5

Tewkesbury Church of England Primary School

Chance Street, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. GL20 5RQ

Headteacher: Mrs C. Scott Tel: (01684) 292309.



Value this half term is: Peace

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A reminder that all newsletters are on our website  these are not every week but as and when needed. You can have it sent to your personal email address. (please give updated details to the office)

Mobile Phones

If you have a mobile phone then good news you can view our website and newsletters. An instruction sheet on how to create a shortcut will be circulated next week.

Email addresses

Brilliant that so many parents are now choosing to have the newsletter sent directly by the office through their email accounts. To ensure that we have your correct email address can you send an email to the school office with the message newsletter.

Lunch boxes

A polite reminder that we are a government healthy eating school and sweets/chocolates are not permitted as part of your child’s lunch or snack. Chocolate covered snacks like kitkats are acceptable. If you are unsure please contact the office for advice. Thank you.

Children in Need

This year it is on Friday 17th November and we will be having a non-uniform day. The theme this year is ‘Get your ears on’. We will be encouraging the children to bring small change to cover a giant Pudsey.


A huge thank you to the vast majority of parents parking responsibly at Cascades and taking advantage of the free parking permit . Although parking has much improved in Rope Walk there are still some persistant parents parking on the double yellow turn bay. Letters are being sent directly to those parents. As the dark nights draw in it is ever more important that we keep our children safe and put them at risk unnecessarily.


Our Christmas disco will be on Thursday 30th November for Reception, Y1 & Y2 children this will be from 3.30pm to 4.30pm. The children will be allowed to change into their party clothes in the classroom.The KS2 children (Y3,4,5 & 6) disco will follow from 5.00pm to 6.30pm. Consent forms will be coming home with children shortly.  The cost is £2.50 per ticket.

Starting Time

Increasingly some of the older children are arriving at school as early as 8.00am, we do not open the school until 8.30am. There is no adult supervision for your child when arriving this early.

School Photographs

Tuesday 7th November is individual and family photograph day. If you would like family photographs please come from 8.15am into the hall. Brothers and sisters in school will automatically have family groups and individual photographs taken. You have no obligation to purchase the photographs.

PATA Training

We have the opportunity for 10 free places on the PATA introduction to childs play course. This course normally costs £80. It is a 6 week course of 2 hour sessions. These will be delivered in the Community Centre by a PATA leader.

Join us for this hands-on, practical course which looks at play from the child’s perspective, exploring why children need to play and how they learn from it. You will develop a folder of ideas, information, resources and recipes and will be involved with other students in practical activities and discussions, sharing experiences and exchanging ideas.

  • The course is 6 hours in total and includes:
  • Child development
  • The role of the adult
  • Health and Safety
  • Equal opportunities
  • Practical play activities; using paint, natural and recycled materials, food and snacks, stories and music, playdough, developing imaginative play.

The course is suitable for parents wanting ideas and skills for improving play with their children and anyone wanting to work with children. It is an excellent course for anyone looking to volunteer in a toddler group or seeking work in any early years setting, or as a pre-course activity for a higher level early years qualification. Due to the limited places please contact me if you are interested.

Inset Days

School will be closed to pupils on the following days

24th November 2017

2nd January 2018

6th July 2018


I am delighted to say that our Pre-school is now expanding to whole day sessions including a lunchtime provision. We are accepting the 30 hour funded places. For additional information please contact Rachel McMahon pre-school manager on 01684 292306.


The Tumble Tots gymnastic club is now offering classes at the school every Saturday from 8.00am to 2.00pm for additional information please contact Catherine on 0844 984 0338

After School Club Provision

There will be no after school club provision on Friday 24th November (inset day) and Friday 15th December (school finishing at 2.30pm last day of term).