8. Archive Newsletter 11.12.19
Foundation Stage/KS1 Christmas Lunch – Dining Hall
KS2 Christmas Party – pm
Parent Council Meeting – Staffroom – 2.00pm-3.00pm
KS2 Christmas Lunch – Dining Hall
Foundation Stage/KS1 Christmas Party - pm
Pantomime – Foundation Stage and KS1 – am
Pantomime – KS2 – pm
Whole School Assembly – Main Hall – 9.15am
Year 3&4 Carol Service Practise – St. John’s Church – am
Year 3&4 Carol Service – St. John’s Church – 10.00am
Year 5&6 Carol Service – St. John’s Church – 2.00pm
LAST DAY OF TERM 2
INSET DAY: NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
FIRST DAY OF TERM 3
1B, 1C, 4B, 4C swimming
Dear Parents and Carers,
I cannot believe that we are entering the final week of Term. It has been a fantastic Term, with so much to celebrate, including all of our fabulous Christmas events. We enjoyed the brilliant Christmas Bazaar and we have seen some wonderful Nativities, too. It is a privilege to be in school during the Christmas period, as children make this time of year so magical.
We have also spent some time reflecting on how lucky we are: with ‘Kindness’ being our focus value this Term, we decided to donate to Crisis at Christmas and, as a result, I am really pleased to say that we have raised over £400 so far. Thank you so much for your generosity - it is important that we always remember what we are grateful for at this time of year.
Finally, I hope that you get to spend some time with the people that you care about during the Christmas break and I look forward to welcoming everyone back in January, as we begin a new year together, at Sevenoaks Primary School.
Thank you, as always, for your continued support; this is truly appreciated.
Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Twitter: Find Out What’s Happening at SPS!
If you aren’t already following us on twitter, log in and find us - Sevenoaks Primary @SevenoaksPri.
Catch up on the children’s learning, workshops, Christmas activities and much more besides – there’s always something exciting going on!
Secondary School Information Updates
Please take a look at the Transfer to Secondary School - Sevenoaks Primary School page on our school website for updates on forthcoming open days/taster days at secondary schools.
Ride-On Toys: Looking for a Good Home?
We would love to provide our Phase 1 children with ride-on toys at break-time e.g. scooters, cars, trikes, etc. If you have any good-quality toys that you are happy to donate to SPS, please bring them to your child’s class teacher who will gladly take them off your hands!
Calling All Siblings!
If your child will be ready to start in Foundation Stage next September 2020 (children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016), please apply online via Kent County Council: www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children
Additionally, you can let Sevenoaks Primary know of your application by using the following link on our school website: Calling all Siblings - Sevenoaks Primary School
Applications close on Tuesday 15th January, 2020. Kent County Council will email you after 4.00pm on Thursday 16th April to advise you which school place you have been offered.
Staff Update: Hello and Goodbye
It is that time of year where we welcome some new staff to our fabulous school and also say thank you and goodbye to others.
We say goodbye to Mrs Alexander, Mrs Barker and Mrs Perkins from our teaching team. They have been here for many years and I know that you will join with us all in thanking them for their hard work and contribution to our school. We welcome Mr Clarke-Serret, Miss Tate and Mr Jenkins to our teaching team: they are all experienced teachers and we know that you will make them feel very welcome.
We also say goodbye to Mrs Holmes and Mrs H-R as they both move on to new roles. We will again thank them for their hard work and contribution and wish everyone well for the future. We also look forward to welcoming Mrs White and Mrs Rodgers to our support team in January – they are delighted to be joining us.
House Point Winners!
The following Houses have won the most house points this term:
Phase 2: ROWLING
Phase 3: ROWLING
Well done! Rowling house mates in Phases 2 and 3 are invited to wear their own clothes all day, on Tuesday 17th December.
As we approach the end of Term 2, we have accumulated a number of unclaimed lost property items.
These will be displayed on tables outside the entrance to the main building on Tuesday 17th December and Wednesday 18th December for parents/carers to claim. Any leftover items will be disposed of.
Well-being Ambassadors: Exciting New Profile for our A-Team
A few years ago, we received training from the Diana Awards, to enable a body of students to be Anti-Bullying Ambassadors, who became known as the A-Team. We have decided to build on the fantastic work of the A-Team, by introducing the Well-being Ambassadors, who will promote well-being in a more general sense, including anti-bullying.
The Well-being Ambassadors (WAs), a team of volunteer pupils (elected by their classmates), will be receiving bespoke training in order to equip them with the necessary skills to listen and take action, by getting an incident reported and relevant help sought. They will also help to promote the six ways to well-being within our school: six ways to wellbeing
The Ambassadors will be supported by a number of members of staff, in order to carry out their role. They will be trained by Mrs Moore (Well-being Coach for the school) and also have regular sessions with Mrs Wright, Mrs Lopez and Mrs Hughes, who will work with the pupils to promote the work they do in school through events and assemblies.
Each Term, the Well-being Ambassadors will focus on one of the six ways to well-being and link it to our values:
PERSERVERANCE KINDNESS LOVE OF LEARNING CREATIVITY TEAM COURAGE
This Term, the focus is on 'giving' and linking this to our value of kindness. Please do ask your children about the activities and learning they are taking part in.
Christmas Lunches and Parties - Reminder
Foundation Stage / Key Stage 1
- Thursday 12th December: Christmas Lunch - don’t forget your Christmas jumper! (optional)
- Friday 13th December: Christmas Party - children may come to school in party clothes (sensible shoes, please)
Key Stage 2
- Thursday 12th December: Christmas Party - children may come to school in party clothes (sensible shoes, please). Please give your child a packed lunch which includes party food treats: these will be eaten at 1.00pm
- Friday 13th December: Christmas Lunch - don’t forget your Christmas jumper! (optional)
SPSA Christmas Bazaar
Thank you to everyone who came along to the SPSA Christmas Bazaar. The school was buzzing with festive fun and your support has raised over £7000 – a fantastic achievement!
Well done to the amazing SPSA Team and thank you to all those who helped with the preparation and on the day – a real team effort!