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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 25 - Friday 22 March 2024

This week has been another busy one with exciting activities and learning taking place at Penshurst, much of which, you can follow on X (formerly Twitter). 

  • This week has been an incredibly sporty one with 2 days of football events taking place at Hymers on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Year 5/6 boys were up first and after an exhausting and competitive day, were defeated on penalties. Next, the Year 5/6 girls took to the field and were triumphant in winning their play-off section! Both teams were a credit to the school and a credit to our families.  


  • As I drove to work this morning, I noticed our excited Year 5 pupils heading in the opposite direction on their Harry Potter trip. I wish them a wonderful visit and can’t wait to hear all about it when they return to school after Easter. 

  • Sadly, the typical British weather stopped play for our Holi colour festival on Wednesday. Some year groups are choosing to ‘play it by ear’ and see what the weather is doing each day. Rest assured, a child sporting an array of bright colours will be heading home to you in the near future.  

In other news: 

  • We have again noticed that energy drinks/Prime drinks have been creeping into packed lunch boxes. Please do not send your child with one of these as they are laced with caffeine, stimulants and sugars which, as confirmed by the NHS website, are not healthy or suitable for children. Please continue to provide water for the classroom and a juice drink or water for lunch. We will replace any energy drinks with water and return them to the pupil at the end of the day. Thank you for your cooperation. 

  • Please note, we have a reported case of Headlice in Year 6.  

I hope you all have a lovely Easter break, filled with chocolate and quality down-time, and I look forward to welcoming you back on the 8th April. 

Mrs Preston

Head of School