Newsletter #21




Value: Respect


Happy New Year to all our families and school community. The children have really stepped back into the swing of things and have shared their many happy experiences of the Christmas break.  Already this week we have celebrated the children’s achievements at the Tewkesbury Schools Swimming Gala . Lucy Walsh came first in her race. The whole team was commended for their conduct as well as representing the school in a sport.

Our assembly this morning was a celebration of those children succeeding in growth mindset. This is an approach that we have been developing, not only in maths but across the curriculum. When working, perseverance, effort and a positive attitude to mistakes influence the children’s thoughts and actions, helping them to achieve different learning challenges. This is becoming second nature to the children. The impact we are seeing is that they are less frustrated by difficult concepts as they will try another approach to solving problems.


Thank you for returning the children in their required full uniform. Boots are allowed to walk to and from school but please ensure they have their black school shoes to wear indoors. A further plea please to name every item of school uniform so that we can reunite lost property. On rare occasions children bring home another child’s clothing/PE bag can I ask that from time to time everyone checks these items are indeed their child’s.

Census Day – Special Lunch Day

We would like all of Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children to try a school dinner next Thursday 17th January. We would like to encourage as many children to have a school lunch on that day. It is School Census Day and the more children having a school dinner will entitle the school to more, much needed additional funds from the local authority. The kitchen is doing a special menu of Sausage, Chips and Beans, Quorn Sausage Chips and beans or Chicken Soup and pancakes for desert. Please let the school office know if your child would like a lunch on Thursday.

Change of Menu

Next Tuesday Cowboy Hotpot will be replaced by BBQ chicken and BBQ Quorn chicken.

Residential Trips

A reminder please to Year 6 parents that payments for the Normandy trip are required this month.

Dinner Money

Regular reminders of dinner money arrears are now being sent out. The school cannot continue to provide meals where families are in arrears.

Reception Class Parents Evening Event

Reception class parents have received an invitation to a special Q&A event to assist the school in how it can help new parents understand the operational practices of schools and how this can best be improved. Please ensure you have completed the attendance form to assist with catering requirements and numbers.

A reminder of Up Coming Dates for January – for more dates please see the school website calendar

Friday 18th January Y6 Miss J Class Assembly  at 9.00am

Friday 25th January Y 6 Mr Shaw Class Assembly at 9.00am

Monday 28th January Y6 Bikeability


Mrs C Scott