Dear Parents, Carers and Governors,

Wow what a week! It’s been busy, buzzy and amazing. What started with an unbelievable Summer Fair birthday party, where the rain stayed off until almost 4pm, was full of activities for all age groups. Well done to FoLVS and thank you for all the prize donations.

Sunday morning, bright and sunny, saw around 100 people, dogs and buggies run the family event. All seemed very happy to see the finishing line and receive their bands. Many children who could not make Sunday because of other sporting commitments, have completed their run during the week.

It was really lovely to see so many ex pupils and staff returning on Monday evening at the re-union event and Tuesday saw a healthy stream of visitors during the open day.

Year 5 made cakes, scones and biscuits for the Seniors tea party, attending by well over 60 local residents. Mollie Fowler entertained them with her beautiful voice and was joined by the choir for a lovely musical interlude.

Discos are always exciting with the children making lots of noise and enjoying dancing around the hall.

The week ended with a whole school picnic on the field and the release of balloons; a birthday cake and the singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ to Langford.

Thank you all for your support during this very special week.

Polite Notice

Please remember that dogs (other than Guidance dogs) are not allowed on the school site at any time.

Fresh Start

Fresh Start are recruiting ‘Catering Crew’ on both regular and flexible hours (bank) contracts for our local schools. Please see poster displayed around school.

Ordering School Meals

Please note that there have been some changes to the way you can order school meals. More information can be found on the Fresh Start website. The deadline for ordering meals for the first week back after half term is 31st May 2016.

Class Photos

Nathan Allan will be in school on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th June to take class photos from Nursery to Year 6.

Whole School

On Monday 20th June there will be a whole school photo taken (weather permitting!!).

School Council

Advance notice that we are planning to hold Zone Day on Monday 18th July. In addition, to raise funds to cover the cost of hiring a bouncy castle and resourcing the activities, we are going to hold cake sales in each phase during week commencing 20th June. Look out for further information during the first week back after half-term.

Pupil Premium Grant

Your child may be eligible for free school meals if you receive any of the benefits listed below:

  • Income support
  • Income-based jobseekers’ allowance
  • Income-related employment and support allowance
  • Support under Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of state pension credit
  • Child tax credit, provided that you are not also entitled to working tax credit and have an annual gross income of £16,190 or less
  • Universal credit

All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 qualify for free school meals anyway but it is still important to apply for this grant for schools. The school will receive funding into the school budget to further support your child in the school setting and you will also be offered financial support towards the cost of school trips during the school year.

The Pupil Premium letters for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are on the school website or simply pop in to the school office to check if you and your child are eligible

Calling 999

On Wednesday 18th May Foundation stage welcomed the Police and Ambulance service into the unit, thankfully a planned visit!

Vicky Lees from Thames Valley Police came and spoke to Swans and Flamingos about the events that have been occurring on the pirate ship. We have had some strange goings on and Vicky came to look at the evidence. She also talked to the children about her job, her uniform and showed them some photos of when she was a Mounted Police Officer.

We also welcomed James from the Ambulance Service. All the children in the FSU had the opportunity to go in the ambulance, listen to the different sirens and even look at some of the equipment the ambulance service use.

We were all very proud of our children for asking great questions and being extremely polite to all our visitors. Thank you Vicky and James.

Holiday Clubs

We are pleased to be hosting holiday clubs here again this May Half Term & during the Summer Holidays. Ignite Sport, who deliver our PE and clubs will be offering sports clubs where children aged 4-12 can enjoy learning new skills, make new friends, develop techniques and play fun games and matches, with the emphasis on enjoyment in a safe and supervised environment. Info and booking

Maureen Thompson

Headteacher

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