Current Newsletter 17.07.19
Lions & Tigers Hearing & Vision Screening – all day
SPSA Year 6 Leavers’ Disco – Main Hall – 6.00pm-8.00pm
Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly – Main Hall – 9.00am-11.00am
LAST DAY OF TERM 6
INSET DAY – NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
INSET DAY – NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
FIRST DAY OF TERM 1
As we draw ever nearer to the end of this academic year, it is always a great time to reflect upon all of the positive achievements and exciting developments in school.
We have launched our new Values, secured a new catering contract and achieved wonderful outcomes in data for the end of this academic year; these are just some of the many positives. Having joined the school 6 months ago, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know so many children and families - thank you for your kind support.
I am really looking forward to September with the opportunity to start a new academic year and continue to evolve the school to ensure excellence for all. Our grounds works will be finished over the summer, too, which supports the end of that chapter and the start of a new one. Thank you to our Year 6 for all their contributions to our school; we wish them lots of luck as they too start a new adventure.
Wishing you all a peaceful and fun-filled summer with your families.
F.E.A.S.T (Families Eating and Sharing Together)
During the school holidays, St. John’s Hill United Reformed Church are partnering with F.E.A.S.T and will be hosting three meals, for families who may be feeling the pressure of rising costs. To find out more, or to discover what’s on the menu this summer, please go to www.feast.org.uk.
Booking is essential, and you can book your family’s place through the FEAST website.
House Point Winners
We are pleased to announce that the Houses with the most house points over the entire year are:
Phase 3 (Years 4, 5 and 6): HOLMES
Phase 2 (Years 2 and 3): BRUNEL
As a result, the children in the relevant Houses/Year Groups are invited to wear their own clothes this Friday, 19th July. Congratulations!
Sevenoaks Primary School Vacancies
- Full-Time (maternity cover) KS1 Class Teacher: commencing October 2019
Closing date: Friday, 6th September 2019 – interviews w/c Monday, 9th September 2019
- Midday Supervisor: commencing September 2019. Closing date: Monday, 5th August – interviews Tuesday, 3rd September
- Breakfast Club Supervisor: commencing September 2019. Closing date: Monday, 5th August – interviews Tuesday, 3rd September
Details of all vacancies and application forms can be found on Kent-Teach.com. Details of the Midday Supervisor and Breakfast Club vacancies are also available on Indeed.com.
Previous applicants need not apply.
KS1 Sports Day
Although the sun was shining, it was too breezy to put up the gazebos for the KS1 Sports Day. However, they were not needed as the children raced through the morning of six events and races at the end!
All the children participated with enthusiasm with the final victor being ROWLING House. Congratulations!
Foundation Stage Sports Afternoon
Following on in the same afternoon, Leopards, Lions and Tigers came out to tackle the events. Even though the classes had practised the games beforehand, the excitement was too much for the ROWLING Team: instead of one child going at a time in the obstacle relay, the whole Team got up and went together! With a bit of help from the adults, they were soon back on track and it really was a case of the taking part that counts!
Many thanks to the Year 5 children who assisted both in the morning and afternoon, and ‘thank you’ to the parents and carers who had the courage to show the children their running skills – thankfully, no injuries were sustained!
Sports Day Organiser
Year 5 and 6 Cricket
Finally (after a number of cancellations due to poor weather), Mrs Williams and Mrs Shea took 20 children to the Vine for a cricket tournament comprising of eight local schools.
Each Sevenoaks team was put in a separate league and played three games each. There were some good catches and excellent bowling and batting from many of the children.
Our 5th game was a play-off between the two Sevenoaks teams, creating a buzz of friendly competition!
Following a suggestion from Sophie which enabled all of the children to play, an extra game of 10-a-side was played – great idea, Sophie! Chanting from the side lines from Mrs Williams’ team proved too much for Mrs Shea’s team who lost by 21 runs. Nevertheless, a lot of fun was had by all!
It was a pleasant afternoon, as the children were in great form, encouraging each other, trying their best and being good sportspersons.
Many thanks to Mrs Neale and Mrs McGovern who helped with walking the children to the Vine. Thank you also to Sophie and Emilia for their report which follows below.
Year 5 and 6 Kwik Cricket Tournament at the Vine
On Wednesday 3rd July, some selected Y5 & Y6 children walked up to the Vine with Mrs Shea and Mrs Williams to play cricket to represent the school. We got split into two separate SPS teams. We started practising when we got there and soon after we were playing a proper match against another of the eight school teams who were there.
One of the teams played a tough game to begin with, but one hard game didn’t change our positive attitudes.
The tournament lasted from 1:30pm until 5:00pm. At the end, the two SPS teams played each other. Everybody agreed that it was the best game of the day and said it was great!
By Sophie & Emilia Y5
Russell House Tennis Competition
On two sunny Saturdays in June, Russell House hosted their 5th annual Tennis Competition for local schools. Sevenoaks Primary School were delighted to be invited and sent three pairs to both the Mini Red and Mini Orange Events. Bea and Aya were triumphant in the Mini Orange event, while George and Misha were runners up. There was more success in the Mini Red, where Christopher and Elisa also secured runners up medals. Well done, everyone!
20’s Plenty Campaign
Good news! In less than three weeks since the launch of the 20’s Plenty petition, over 900 signatures have been received on paper and online. Thank you to the staff, parents and local community for their support. If the momentum can be maintained, it is hoped that the target of 1000 signatures (required to present the petition to Kent County Council on Tuesday, 10th September) will be reached.
If you wish to support the initiative, please add your signature to the online petition, where you will find further information on the campaign. You can also find more details by visiting our website School Road Safety Campaign - Sevenoaks Primary School Thank you!
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. Recently added:
- Wrotham School
Brand new Women’s Artistic Gymnastic Club coming to Sevenoaks!
British Gymnastics Affiliated
For budding gymnasts (aged from 4 years onwards) who would like to blossom in a wonderful sport on the beam, bars, floor and vault.
Opening in September 2019
Please email Nicola for details and to book in for a taster firstname.lastname@example.org
We have received two reports of children receiving tick bites. For advice, we advise referring to the NHS website (Lyme Disease). If you suspect your child has been bitten by a tick, please see medical advice straight away.