Newsletter Summer – Thursday 25th May 2017

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we enjoyed a fantastic afternoon of Maypole in the glorious sunshine. It was lovely to see so many family members in attendance and I know the children enjoyed performing Pat-a-cake-Polka with you! Once again, a big thank you to Mrs McGrail who kindly provided squash and biscuits for all the children, Mrs Brooker for all her hard work with the children to bake scones, Mrs Smith who helped to set up yesterday afternoon and Mrs Walsh for being in charge of the music!

Year 1 Haddenham Dance Festival

There will be some very tired Year 1 children today after performing in the Haddenham dance festival on Tuesday and Wednesday evening. We had a great mix of boys and girls taking part and they did us all proud. Well done to all the children involved and Miss Wheels and Mrs Brooker for their hard work choreographing the dance.

Clubs

Mrs Jeffs sent out the club letter this week and kindly requested that all slips were returned today. Clubs will start the first week back after half term and Mrs Jeffs will be confirming places tomorrow. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Drop in

The school will be open today at 3.15pm for your children to show you their books. They always look forward to this and it is lovely to see them proudly sharing their work with you.

INSET

There will be no school tomorrow as it is a staff INSET. We hope you have something fun planned and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 5th June for the second half of the Summer Term! Year 2 don’t forget to bring a packed lunch on the first day back as you have your school trip to College Lake.

Message from FOKS

Our sponsored walk is on 11th June so please let us know if you’ll be doing the walk with us. You can hand in your form to the school office by 7th June or let us know via the Friends of Kimble Facebook page.  Don’t forget to ask friends and family for sponsorship over half term!

Kimble Bear

We have had two Kimble bears requested for half term and we look forward to finding out about their adventures when we return to school. If your child would like to take a Kimble Bear home over the holidays we have plenty left so feel free to collect at the end of the day.

I wish you all a relaxing half term and look forward to seeing you on the Monday 5th June. Happy holidays!

Mrs Mala Cozadinos

Headteacher

Dates for your diary

Dates for the second half of the Summer Term are as follows:

Date Event Year Group
Monday 5th June Year 2 trip to College Lake 2
Tuesday 6th June Class Photographs All Classes
Friday 9th June HASSP Sports competition 8 Year 1 and 8 Year 2 children
Sunday 11th June FOKs Sponsored Walk All Welcome
Wednesday 14th June Wednesday Worship – Reception All Welcome
Princes Risborough Athletics Competition Year 1 and Year 2
Thursday 15th June FOKs meeting – 8pm at The Swan All Welcome
Friday 16th June FOKs Father’s Day Sale All Children
Monday 19th June Tennis Coaching Day Year 1 and Year 2
Thursday 29th June Princes Risborough Multi Skills Competition Reception Class
Tuesday 4th July Transfer Morning Year 2 children
Wednesday 5th July Sports Day at Marsh Cricket Club– 1pm All Children
Thursday 6th July Reserve Sports Day All Children
Year 2 Princes Risborough Dance Festival – 6.30pm Year 2
Friday 7th July Mufti Day for Summer Fayre All Children
Year 2 Princes Risborough Dance Festival – 6.30pm Year 2
Wednesday 12th July Wednesday Worship – Year 2 All Welcome
Friday 14th July Reports to parents All Children
Saturday 15th July Summer Fayre All Welcome
Wednesday 19th July Year 2 performing at old peoples home 12 Year 2 children
Friday 21st July Year 2 leavers assembly at Church 9.30am

End of term – School finishes at 1.15pm

All Welcome

Pupil Premium

The Government gives money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child registered for Free School Meals at Great Kimble the school receives £1300 (Primary schools). Even though all pupils are now eligible for universal free school meals, it is important that you complete the registration for free school meals in order to receive the funding.

With this money we could support your child’s extra-curricular activities, give additional 1:1 support in the classroom in areas where they feel less secure and also ensure that they have the opportunity to try new experiences that you may not be able to offer as a family.

You can register your child for Free School Meals if you get any of these benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit except if you meet ANY of the following criteria:
    • entitled to working tax credit (regardless of income)
    • have an annual income not in excess of £16,190 (Please note that this figure is for April 2013 and that it changes in April each year).
    • Working Tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit.

Even if you don’t want your child to have the school meals the form needs to be completed – as long as you qualify and are registered, the school still gets an additional £1300 towards your child’s education. If you think your child may be entitled, please will you speak with Mrs Jeffs. This information is kept totally confidential.

Sick children 

If your child has been physically sick (for something other than an allergic reaction to something eaten etc) please remember that they can only return to school 48 hours after their last bout of sickness. Please help us to keep the spread of sickness bugs to a minimum by observing this rule.

School Uniform

Please note that Friends of Kimble School have now taken over the management of our school uniform.  Should you wish to place an order, please complete the form (available to download from the FOK page of the website) in the usual way and hand in to the school office.  We will then forward to FOKS.