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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 8 - Friday 5 November 2021


Dates to remember:

Parents Evening                                Monday 8 and Wednesday 10 November

Year 5 Swimming                               Wednesdays and Thursdays from 24 November

Choir - Hessle Lights                         Friday 26 November

Christmas Fair                                    Wednesday 1 December

Flu immunisation                               Wednesday 12 January

It has been a brilliant week in school with the first day back ‘hooking’ the children into their new theme. It was lovely to see so many children dressed up for this. You should now have received details of all the hook dress up days which always fall on the first day back after a holiday. Another dress up occasion went particularly well in the form of the ‘Monster Pyjama party’ and I hope all the children enjoyed their first school disco.

In addition to the hook day, we have also begun holding assemblies in the hall again and I cannot explain how emotional it was to see the whole school together again after two years although we had also forgotten how much of a squeeze it is to get 500 children in the hall at the same time! The children were remarkably well behaved and I am pleased to say have not forgotten all of our songs. I was particularly proud of our Year 1 pupils who have never been to the hall for assembly before and they really did sit beautifully and joined in with everything.

Please ensure that your child has their PE kit every day –if you need to take it home during the week, please bring it back in. With the change in weather, PE often has to move around and it is important that children access the PE curriculum. Please remember that your child cannot access PE with earrings in which means they miss it for six weeks - summer holidays is an ideal time to get them booked in. Also, can we please have coats in every day as it so often rains just as lunchtime hits and we do try and at least get the children out for a run around and fresh air. 

I have been out and about looking at the impact of the safer streets scheme and on the whole have found it to be positive. The council, the local MP and I have received a couple of complaints from residents on Penshurst Avenue about parents parking across their drives and blocking them from getting out. To be fair this is not a new problem and has rumbled on ever since I became Head in 2012. All I ask is that you show respect for the residents and do not block their driveways. We have always recommended that you park away from the school and walk to the Penshurst entrance to avoid the congestion. 

Christmas is a heartbeat away now and we have already started rehearsing for some of our earlier performances and we are all incredibly excited to have this part of school life restored after so long. Tickets will in the first instance be two per family and will then go on general sale on ParentPay - we will send a text when they are ready to purchase.

Production dates:

FS1      13 December 2.15                   14 December 10.30 - 11.00

FS2      25 November 1.30 - 2.30        26 November 10.00 - 11.00

Y1        8 December 1.30 - 2.00           9 December 9.30 -10.00

Y2/3    Wednesday 1 Dec 1.30 - 2.30 Thursday 2 Dec 1.30 - 2.30 Friday 3 December 10.00 - 11.00

Y4-6     Tuesday 14 December 1.30 - 2.15 at Hessle All Saints Church 

Mrs J Spencer 

Head of School