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Weekly Parent Update - Friday 7th June

Turtle class impressed us yesterday with their class worship on mini beasts, where we learnt about pollination, saving the bees and looking after butterflies.

Weekly Update from Mr Meehan

Welcome back after the half term! I hope you and your family had a good week with some nice times together.

We are now into a very busy portion of the year, and already there’s been a lot going on this week. Year 6 got their week started with their visit to the magistrates court. Turtle class impressed yesterday with their class worship all about their minibeasts learning, with some excellent singing! My thanks to Mrs Burkinshaw for masterminding our ‘orienteering’ at the infants, in which the children enjoyed being geographical detectives. Congrats also to all our wonderful performers in our soloists concert this morning at the juniors, and to Mrs Bond for organising this.

In other news, big “felicitations” to Lynx Class who have been selected as regional winners for the French Pop Video "Ma journée est très bonne" they submitted, and will now take part in the final of the French Pop Video Competition! My thanks to Mrs Robinson, who made this happen.

To look forward to, we also have our Science Week, our Well-being Week and the infant and junior sports days, to mention just a few things.

We are saying goodbye to Miss King next week, as she moves on to new things. We thank her for all her work with us over the last two years, and I know the children will miss her.

I hope to see many of you at our Summer Fair, hopefully in the sunshine, tomorrow at our infant site. Please do come and support and bring your friends! We are raising money for the development of our junior playground, and the ideas which have already been shared with you. You can also see our new nurture garden area, which a parents’ working party have put together to replace what was the old pig-pen. So come along to what promises to be a fun event! I know the PTA committee have been working very hard to make it all happen and would love to see you there.


Love that dog by Sharon Creech

This is a lovely book about a boy who doesn't really get poetry and thinks it is a waste of time. His teacher, Miss Stretchberry, encourages him to have a go at telling his own story as a poem. As he goes on, he begins to love poetry and creates a poem about his dog. It works on so many levels and is very funny to boot. 

Our School Updates for Parents

Church Connections 

We know that several families at school are regular church attenders. We are always keen to build links with churches, so if you do go to church, please let us know the name of your church here

PTA Break the Rules Day - Next Friday

Don’t forget next Friday, 14th June is Break the Rules Day. Please see the attached poster for details of the rules that can be broken.

Teaching Assistant Vacancy

We are looking for a TA to join our fantastic team. If you are, or if you know anyone who might be, interested  in applying, then see here for more details. Closing date is 19th June. Do speak to the office if you have any questions. 

Wider Community Updates

One to one tutoring

Experienced primary school teacher is offering tutoring support with the core primary curriculum - reading, writing and maths. Julie Skillman has recently retired from a local Kingston primary school as a deputy headteacher. Contact for more detail of costs and programmes on offer.

Summer STEM Camp

Next Thing Education will be hosting their STEM camp at our Junior site from 29th July – 9th August. A full timetable of their venues can be found here. Across the summer they will be at each venue for 2 weeks with their flagship themes with new activities, click here to see a few. Please see attached flyer for more details! Until June 14th they are offering 1 week bookings at only £175 or 2 week bookings at only £299 (saving £191). They also have a limited number of HAF spaces which will become available closer to the event on their website. Don’t miss out and book today, simply visit

Christ Church Pet Service - Sunday 7th July

Back in July 2019, Christ Church held its first ever Pet Service. Attended by 38 dogs plus other pets, this was a huge success, with everyone agreeing it should be an annual event. Covid19 then struck, meaning that it hasn't happened since. On Sunday 7th July, the Pet Service will return at the 9.30 service. Last time, some people borrowed neighbours' dogs for the occasion, and many other local people came! Everyone is welcome, with or without a pet!

Free After School Hockey at Surbiton Hockey Club (Y3-6)

We have been notified of free term time after school hockey sessions at Surbiton Hockey Club, every Thursday afternoon 16:30 - 17:30.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

Barnes Children’s Literature Festival - 22nd & 23rd June

The UK’s largest children’s literature festival, with over 100 events featuring many well known authors, is taking place on 22nd and 23rd June. Please see their website for details and to book tickets.

Summer Fest

We have been sent the attached poster advertising The Summer Fest at Nonsuch Park on the 15th & 16th June should this be of interest.

Key School Dates 

  • 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)
  • Tuesday 11th June - Junior Orienteering Day (New)
  • Wednesday 12th June - Y6 Trip to Houses of Parliament
  • Friday 14th June - PTA Break the Rules Day
  • Monday 17th - Thursday 20th June - Science Week (more details to follow)
  • 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 - Y3 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
  • Wednesday 10th July - Reception Visit to Magic Garden at Hampton Court
  • Wednesday 10th July - Y6 Production @ 6:00pm
  • 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
  • Monday 15th July - Y2 Production @ 5:00pm (New)
  • Tuesday 16th July - Y2 Production @ 2:00pm (New)
  • Monday 22nd July - Y6 Leavers’ Celebration (time tbc) (New)
  • 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