Newsletter - 11th July 2017

12 July 2017

Our theme for this half term is “Courage” In our worship over the next two weeks we are thinking about “Courage to stand firm” and “Courage to make the first move”. 

Diary Dates 

Wednesday 12th July am – Transition day for whole school 
Thursday 13th July – 1.00 pm – End of Year Music Concert 
Sunday 16th July – Andover Triathlon
Tuesday 18th July – Stubbington Residential Parents Meeting – 3.25 pm 
Thursday 20th July – 2.00 pm – Leavers’ Service 
Friday 21st July – Leavers’ Lunch 
Friday 21st July – Last day of term for children. 
Tuesday 5th September – First day of Summer Term for Years 1 to 6.  

End of Year Concert 

The concert will start at 1.10 pm and the first half will include Kingfisher class and Years 1 and 2.  There will be a short break at approximately 2.00pm and the second half will include Chaffinch class and soloists from Kingfisher and Chaffinch classes. 

Key Stage 2 SATs results 

We would like to congratulate Year 6 for their fantastic results in this year’s SATS; 100% of Year 6 reached the expected standards in both the mathematics and reading tests, with 50% gaining the higher standard of “Greater Depth” in reading and 42% gaining “Greater Depth” in mathematics.  Last year, only 34 schools nationally achieved 100% in both reading and mathematics and, although I would expect this number to rise this year, this gives an indication of the level of their success. Well done! 

Reports to Parents 

The end of year reports for all year groups will be sent home with your child tomorrow; if there is anything in your child’s report which you would like clarified, please notify the office to arrange contact with your child’s teacher. 

School uniform 

Following feedback from parents, we are introducing the option of a royal blue polo shirt as part of the school uniform.  If your child would prefer not to wear a school sweatshirt or cardigan, they have the option to wear a blue or white polo shirt with the Longparish CE Primary logo, however, the polo shirts can be plain white or blue if worn with a jumper or cardigan.  The polo shirts with embroidered logo are available to order online from Stitch Design -  https://www.stitchdesign.co.uk

Message from Dodie Marsden 

If anyone has a very small school sweatshirt that they are willing to donate to dress a small teddy for Bukanaga, please can you contact the office. Thank you.  

Leavers’ Lunch 

As with our usual tradition, the Year 6 children have chosen the lunch for the last day of term.  They have chosen chicken burgers and chips or vegetarian sausage puff with chips, followed by orange jelly.  If your child is in Years 3 to 6 and wishes to have this lunch, it must be ordered (and paid for) by Wednesday 19th July.  I’m sorry but it will not be possible to order this lunch on the day.  Thank you 

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