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Weekly Parent Update - Friday 17th May

Congratulations to our Year 6 students for their hard work and dedication during this week’s SATs tests. They finished their week with a well earned trip to the park!

Weekly Update from Mr Burkinshaw

We are incredibly proud of our Year 6 students for their hard work and dedication during this week’s SATs tests. These assessments are a significant milestone in their academic journey, and they have approached them with their typical determination and resilience. We are proud of them all and hope you will join us in congratulating them on their accomplishments and wish them a well deserved and restful weekend! 

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting charitable causes, we are thrilled to announce that our next Charity Tuesday is next Tuesday 21st May. On that day, we will be raising awareness and funds for Momentum, a charity that provides invaluable support to families of children with cancer, offering practical and emotional assistance during difficult times, as well as making children’s wards. On Tuesday:

  • Meet Mo Children will be able to get a selfie with Mo the owl, before school (8:30-8:45) at the infants and after school (3:20-3:35) at the juniors. 
  • Coffee Morning (with no coffee) Please send your child in with a nut-free sweet snack or biscuit. Children will have the opportunity to have a mini coffee morning (with no coffee!) with their class. 
  • Wear Green Children can wear something green, Momentum’s colour.  

There will be collection buckets outside both sites on Tuesday morning, so do remember to bring your notes and coins. Together, we can make a difference!

Your feedback is incredibly important to us, as we strive to continuously improve our school community. Last week, we shared details of our brief parent survey where you can share your thoughts, suggestions, and concerns regarding various aspects of our school. Thank you to everyone who has responded so far, your input will help shape our plans for next year. For those of you yet to complete the survey, do remember, if you put your name on your survey response you will be entered into a draw for a £25 John Lewis voucher. 

We are also pleased to announce today the winner of the PTA Summer Fair Poster competition was Finn Seymour in Fox class. He wins a £15 book voucher, courtesy of the PTA and his design will be displayed everywhere to promote our Summer Fair! Here is the winning design. As we had an overwhelming number of entries for this competition, we’ll also be displaying some of the other best ‘highly commended’ entries at the entrance to the infant site next week as well, as there were so many lovely ideas! Thanks to all who took part.

Have a wonderful weekend. 


Let’s go to the Seaside by Caryl Hart and Lauren Tobia

A beautiful book, ideal for nursery or reception children - with a very seasonal theme of enjoying all a trip to the beach has to offer!

Our School Updates for Parents

Nourish feedback 

Our Pupil Leadership Team recently met with Nicola Payne, manager of Nourish. This poster gives you an idea of some of the things discussed and the outcomes that Nicola took away from the meeting to action with her team. 

Science Week

Coming up after half term, we are planning an exciting science week in the w/b 17th June. There will be more detail on this nearer the time, but to whet your appetite, one thing we will be doing during this week is taking the whole school, from Year 1 upwards to the Science Museum! Years 3-6 on Tuesday 18th June and Year 1 and 2 on Wednesday 19th June. We’ll let you know more about these exciting events after half-term, but do save the date if you are able to volunteer on either or both trips.

Wider Community Updates

Open Water Dangers - Letter for Parents

Achieving for Children have asked us to send out the attached letter to parents advising of the dangers of swimming in open water.

Music in Kingston - This Saturday at All Saints Church

A reminder to join the Kingston Music Service and a host of the most exciting music makers in the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames for an afternoon of performances, workshops, and exhibitions, 12.00-15.00 this Saturday, 18th May. Held in the glorious surroundings of All Saints Church, Kingston, this is an opportunity for young people and adults alike to explore a breadth of what the borough has to offer, from listening to short performances, to taking part in free workshops, or even having a go at a brand new instrument. Entrance is free, and more information can be found on their website.

Action Theatre Club - Term Time and Holiday Clubs/Workshops

Action Theatre are running several clubs and workshops during term time and the holidays. Please see the attached posters for more information.

Holy Cross Prep School Summer Camps

Ultimate Activity Camps provide outstanding Ofsted-registered activity day camps for children aged 4-14 during the school holidays. Children will enjoy a fantastic range of over 40 sports, games and art activities every week led by engaging staff at amazing locations. Running this Summer at Holy Cross Prep School in Kingston. Book by Tuesday 4th June 2024 to save up to £50 a week on all Summer dates! Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Malden Lime Grove Bowling Club Open Days

Try your hand at Green Bowling. With free coaching, meet members at your local friendly Bowls Club at 39 Lime Grove, New Malden, KT3 3TW (07907 102857/ Just bring a pair of flat shoes.  

  • Friday 17th May - 6pm
  • Saturday 18th May - 10am-1pm
  • Sunday 19th May - 10am-1pm

Key School Dates 

Summer 1

  • 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
  • Monday 17th - Thursday 20th June - Science Week (more details to follow) (New)
  • 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
  • Tuesday 9th July - Y6 Production @ 4:00pm (New)
  • Wednesday 10th July - Reception Visit to Magic Garden at Hampton Court
  • Wednesday 10th July - Y6 Production @ 6:00pm (New)
  • 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