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Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

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Headteacher's Newsletter

Learning Together with Kind Hearts and Determined Minds

 

 Newsletter – March 2019

                                                    


 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are just two weeks away from the Easter holidays and although the term seems to be flying by plenty has happened already.

School Play

Our Y3/4 children are thoroughly enjoying rehearsals for their play ‘Porridge’. It is wonderful to see them practising their dances, preparing props and scenery, perfecting their lines on the stage and listening to the singing is always a delight. Every year the school puts on a multitude of events but the plays create lasting memories for all those involved and provide opportunities for children to grow in confidence. Yes, there are nerves leading up to and on the night of a performance but these are transformed into smiling faces both on and off the stage. Performances are on the 2nd and 3rd April, I have already overheard a child saying ‘this is going to be the best play ever!’

Join the Great Big School Clean – 22nd March – 23 April 2019.

As part of the Keep Britain Tidy campaign our school council, eco-warriors and site services team will be joining ladies from the Tuesday Ladies’ Club (formally Quarry Hill W.I.) to litter pick around Borough Green. Our school council undertook this once before but this time we are increasing the size of our team. Residents of Borough Green are proud of their village and its status as an area of outstanding beauty and we would like to do our little bit to help keep it looking wonderful. So, on the 2nd April you may see 27 of our children, staff and volunteers out in the village doing their little bit for the community.

One child in Year 5/6 has already gone over and above for her community on this very subject organising a number of litter pick sessions in the local community. She has set a shining example of what the next generation can achieve with hard-work, determination and a drive to give up her time for the benefit of many.

PTA

On the 25th January the PTA ran our first ever Hollywood Night.  It was wonderful to see the children arriving with blankets and teddies all wrapped up in pyjamas, a super night was had by all and another night is planned so watch out for the date! On the 5th April our annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place and hopefully the weather will be kinder this year. Many thanks to our PTA for their continued work in raising funds to provide a better environment for the children. Congratulations must also go to Michelle Fleming, our PTA Chair, who has been chosen as a winner under the Kent Teacher of The Year Awards where teachers, support staff and volunteers are recognised for their positive impact.

Author Visit

On the 4th March we had the pleasure of listening to the Author Abi Elphinstone who has been described as the new C.S. Lewis! Our KS2 children thoroughly enjoyed her visit and many have been reading her books. This term a whole school experience around one of her books Sky Song has inspired the children with beautiful literacy and art work seen from Y1 through to Y6.

 

 

Attendance

The winning class so far this term is Sycamore closely followed by Apple, Willow, Maple and Acacia. Well done Sycamore, you are leading the way with regards to attendance.

Lime

94.6%

Apple

96.6%

Myrtle

95.4%

Bay

95.1%

Willow

96.7%

Poplar

95.2%

Cherry

94.6%

Sycamore

97.1%

Oak

94.1%

Maple

96.7%

Acacia

96.6%

 

Jumpers

The warmer weather links closely to the growing lost property pile! Please ensure items are named, especially jumpers as it is very difficult to find the owner without this.

Parking

Thank you to all those parents who walk to school and those who park in the local carparks and walk. A reminder that parking is not available onsite unless previously agreed and this includes School Approach which must be left free for staff. I would also ask that if you park on Hill View that you park in a manner that is respectful to our neighbours and ensures emergency access is available at all times.

The Big Battery Hunt!

Not only are our Eco-Warriors involved with the Great Big School Clean they are encouraging us all to collect and send in our old batteries. Each family should receive a small collection box that can be bought into school when it is full; they will then be collected and recycled. Thanks go to Alex, Caitlin, Emma and James for organising this.

Sport

This term the children have taken part in multiple sporting events: football, rugby, cross country and next week some of our Y1/2 children are taking part in an Infant Agility event. We are always very proud of our children when they attend events outside of school but a particular mention must be made for our first ever all girls football match and our amazing Y5/6 children who played several games of rugby in severe weather conditions. We are very proud of them all.

Talent Competition

Claire Granger and Rachel Davies-Buss are putting another Fun Day together this year on Saturday 29th June at Potters Mede. As part of the day they are having a talent competition, it is open to any ages and thanks to Fourways Dental Practice they have a great prize fund! £350 for 1st Place, £100 for 2nd Place and £50 for 3rd place. The competition is open to any age and is to raise money for both The Heart of Kent Hospice and YouCan (Youth Cancer Support) in West Malling. Any talent will be accepted so if you are a budding magician, singer, dancer or comedian please get in touch with Claire Granger either through the Borough Green Pinboard on Facebook or via email @ clairegranger@sky.com or Rachel @ racheldavies30@btinternet.com

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Mrs K Sandberg
Headteacher, Borough Green Primary