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Weekly Parent Update - Thursday 20th June

It was a delight to see our new outdoor nurture garden at the infants being used for our Forest School workshops earlier in the week.

Weekly Update from Mr Meehan

It’s been a fun-packed Science Week at school, which got off with a bang with science workshops all of Monday for every class. Today, we are celebrating with all the children about their science achievements over the week, and Year 4 also have a special science workshop evening, which promises to include some impressive science experiments! My thanks to Mrs Coltman for masterminding the week. 

It was also a delight to see our new outdoor nurture garden at the infants being used for our Forest School workshops earlier in the week - and thankfully the weather was kind! The children enjoyed the tent, the hammock, the swings and had a great time exploring this new space. Yesterday, the juniors enjoyed a go in a flight simulator, which parked up on the junior playground. Thanks so much to Dr and Mr Polman for organising this for us. I even had a go, though the landing was bumpy and I slightly missed the runway!

Congrats to our Year 4 team who took part in the New Malden and Coombe Cluster swimming gala yesterday afternoon and our Reception and Year 1 children, who took part today in a mini Athletics Festival at Corpus Christi. These children, together with some of our Year 2 girls, who recently took part in a girls’ football festival, will be awarded certificates next week.

Next week, is our ‘Well-being Week’ when we aim to include a few fun things and a bit of lighter learning each day. Our Year 6 worship leaders will be starting us off right with a collective worship all about well-being on Monday. My thanks to our Year 6 worship leaders, who have worked hard all year and this will be their fifth and final time of leading collective worship, at both the infants and juniors. 

In the meantime, have a great weekend, and maybe do something nice for your own well-being over the next couple of days.  Remember no school tomorrow for children!


Following on from Science Week, I would like to recommend a book with a scientific twist: “Izzy the Inventor and the Time-Travelling Gnome” by Zanna Davidson.  This fun, easy-to-read book, set in Fairytale Land, is the latest in the “Izzy the Inventor” series, and is ideal for reluctant readers or those recently moving on to chapter books. Thinking on her feet, can Izzy use her scientific knowledge to help rescue her friend? With lively illustrations and a simple-to-follow storyline, it includes some fun experiments you can try at home!  

Our School Updates for Parents

Join Our Team

We are looking for colleagues to join our fantastic office team as an Administrator (School Systems) See here for more details. Closing date is 27th June. Do speak to the office team if you have any questions. 

Wider Community Updates

Elm Road Closure - 24th - 26th June

We have been notified by UK Power Networks that Elm Road will be closed to vehicles by the level crossing for electricity works next week, on Monday 24th - Wednesday 26th June. Diversions will be in operation so please allow extra time to get to school. 

Next Thing Education STEM Camp

Next Thing Education will be hosting their STEM camp over the summer from 9 am to 4 pm each day at the following locations:

  • Our Junior site on Elm Road from 29th July - 9th August,
  • The Kings Primary School, TW9 3HJ from 29th July - 2nd August 
  • Coombe Hill Junior School, KT2 7DD from 12th - 16th August. 

They are at each location for 2 weeks, with 2 exciting themes with a host of new activities click here to see a few. Their camps are for ages 5-12.  Spaces are LIMITED and they are giving their best offer yet for bookings before the end of June with 1 week at £175, or 2 weeks at only £299 (individual days also available)! There are a limited number of HAF spaces available. Please see the attached flyer for more information or to book now simply visit:

Old Kingstonian HC - Free Hockey Trial on 26th June

The Old Kingstonian HC is a local, family friendly hockey club. They are offering a free trial session for all school children in school years Reception to Year 10 on 26th June. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Parrot Street Book Club Competition

To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week, Parrot Street Book Club are running a competition offering two lucky winners a £50 voucher to spend in their online bookshop - all you need to do is sign up on their website.

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.

Key School Dates 

  • 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)
  • Wednesday 26th June - Booknic (New)
  • 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
  • Tuesday 16th July - Y2 Production @ 2:00pm
  • Friday 19th July - PTA Quiz Night @ 7:00 - 11:00pm 
  • Monday 22nd July - Y6 Leavers’ Celebration @ 2:00pm 
  • 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