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Weekly Parent Update - Friday 10th May

Our Year 3s had a great time at the Natural History Museum yesterday, particularly enjoying the earthquake simulator and robot T-rex!

Weekly Update from Mr Meehan

I hope you had an enjoyable bank holiday weekend, though Monday seemed to be one long drizzle, sadly. At least we’ve enjoyed some good sunny weather since then! This good weather gets us in the mood to think about our Summer Fair coming up on 8th June. There is only one more week for the children to enter the competition to design the winning poster. All details are here. Entries by next Friday please and we’ll announce the winner next week.

We’ve been out and about this week. Sadly, the train strike got in the way of the planned Year 4 French trip, which was a great shame. However, our Year 5s got up to the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday and enjoyed watching a show by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; I understand there were times of calm and relaxing music in this, as well as times of loud audience participation! Our Year 3s enjoyed the Natural History Museum trip yesterday, and were all buzzing about it. Arthur enjoyed the earthquake simulator, Jasmine said she really enjoyed looking at the crystals and for Zikra it was the robot T-rex that stole the show. 

A big well done also to Macaw class on a super class worship yesterday, which they presented so confidently. They can all be very proud! The children gave a very knowledgeable and comprehensive summary of their learning in very engaging and creative ways.

We are today launching a short parent survey, which we would very much appreciate all parents taking a little bit of time to complete. All feedback is always helpful, and will guide us in our future planning into the next academic year and beyond. The survey only has three simple questions, and will only take moments to fill in. Please fill in the survey sent via email.  Thank you for your help with this! 

We wish our Year 6 children every success next week, as it is the national “SATs” week. I know they have been working very hard towards these and we are grateful to our caterers Nourish, who will be making sure on each of the four mornings of the tests that the children begin with a good breakfast. 

Have a lovely weekend!


There’s a Tiger on the Train by Mariesa Dulak, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

On an extraordinary journey to the sea, a tiger boards the train, along with a jungle of other animals – all without dad even looking up from his phone! I really enjoyed sharing this story with Reception, we imagined the animals we might meet on the train.  

Our School Updates for Parents

Reminder - No clubs w/c 13th May - Next Week

Please remember there are no clubs running, at either site, during the whole of next week due to it being SATs week. 

Pirate Day Menu - Thursday 16th May

Please see the attached menu from Nourish for their next theme day, Pirate Day on Thursday 16th May.

Wider Community Updates

Invitation to the Young Scientist Event

The Developing Minds Lab @ Kingston University are running a Young Scientist Event for children aged 4-11 on the 29th and 30th May. Please see the attached flyer to book.

Dons Local Action Group - Family Fun Day

On 26th May Dons Local Action Group are holding their third Family Fun Day. It is a hugely popular event and takes place at the Old Rutlishians Sports Club in Merton Park. With free entry until 1pm families will enjoy a host of attractions, alongside some great food and drink options. All of the information is in the flyer attached

Raynes Park Little League - New Players Wanted (Years 2 & 3)

Raynes Park Little League are a non-profit, volunteer-led league providing low cost and fun football to the local community for over 50 years. We have a fantastic and diverse cross-section of schools across the local boroughs, and are looking for children who will be moving into Year 3 or Year 4 in September 2024. Please see the attached flyer.

Key School Dates 

Summer 1

  • Saturday 11th May - Wimbledon Singfest (Choir & Handbells)
  • Monday 20th - Friday 24th May - Chums Week
  • Tuesday 21st May - Charity Tuesday to support Momentum
  • Thursday 23rd May - Eagle Class Worship @ 2:40pm
  • Thursday 23rd - Friday 24th May - Y3-6 Grey Goose Archery Sessions
  • Friday 24th May - Y6 Ice Pop Sale
  • Monday 27th - Friday 31st May - Half Term

Summer 2

  • Monday 3rd June - Pupils return to school
  • Monday 3rd June - Y6 Lavender Hill Magistrates' Court Visit
  • Thursday 6th June - Turtle Class Worship @ 2:40pm
  • Friday 7th June - Y5 & 6 Soloist Concert
  • Saturday 8th June - Summer Fair at the Infant site @ 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday 10th June - Y6 Transition Event at New Malden Baptist Church @ 1:30pm
  • Tuesday 11th June - Reception Visit to Wimbledon Fire Station (am)
  • Wednesday 12th June - Y6 Trip to Houses of Parliament
  • Wednesday 19th June - Y3/4 Choir - KMS Singing Festival @ Rose Theatre
  • Friday 21st June - INSET Day (School closed to pupils)
  • Tuesday 25th June - Reception & Nursery Teddy Bear's Picnic Show (am)
  • Tuesday 25th June - Y3 Country Dancing Festival (am)
  • Thursday 27th June - Seahorse Class Worship @ 2:40pm
  • Monday 1st July - Infants Circus Days Workshops
  • Monday 1st July - Y5 Trip to the Gurdwara
  • Tuesday 2nd July - Junior Summer Concert @ 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 3rd July - Y6 New School Day
  • Friday 5th July - Junior Sports Day
  • Friday 5th July - Infants Only Mufti Day
  • Friday 5th July - Y2 Celebration Disco @ 3:30pm-5:00pm
  • Wednesday 10th July - Reception Visit to Magic Garden at Hampton Court
  • Thursday 11th July - Learning Look @ 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Friday 12th July - Infant Sports Day
  • Monday 15th - Friday 19th July - Y6 Isle of Wight Trip
  • Monday 15th - Friday 19th July - Chums Week
  • Tuesday 23rd July - Church Service @ 9:30am
  • Tuesday 23rd July - Term finishes early at 1.05pm (infants) and 1.20pm (juniors). Connect will finish at 5:15pm
  • Wednesday 24th July - INSET day (School closed to pupils)
  • Monday 2nd September - INSET day (School closed to pupils)
  • Tuesday 3rd September - Autumn Term starts