Skip to content ↓

Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 19 - Friday 4 February 2022

This week has seen the virtual book fair take place for the first time and I would like to say thank you to those who have purchased books as this equals books for school as well. Sticking with the book theme, we have just received hundreds of brand new phonics books that we will be sending home with children, in FS2 and Year 1 in particular, to match their reading in class. They have been lovingly stickered by staff and we just make a plea that you return them every week in order to receive the next book. More news will follow in next week’s blog about World Book Day, which falls on 4 March this year. We will definitely be handing out book tokens so every child will come home with a book.

This week Year 3 managed to complete our first school trip of the year and all children enjoyed the visit. Despite a couple of travel sickness incidents, it all ran really smoothly and the children were a credit to the school. More events to follow this term include Red Nose Day where we invite everyone to wear red and make a donation if you wish. Additionally, we are planning to hold the Friendship Disco after half term if Covid cases in school continue to decline.

After half term we will open clubs again and these will be the same as before Christmas so your child can just re-join their original sessions. At Easter we are going to have a revamp of clubs and we will send out new booking forms for the summer term just before the Easter holiday. This will allow different clubs to take place giving children and staff a change and hopefully allowing those who did not get a place in the autumn term to participate.

I have just sent a letter to the Year 5 children stating that school will be adding on an extra hour at the end of each day - this is for their persuasive writing lesson so please don’t be alarmed (or thrilled) if your child mentions this. We would appreciate it if you would play along for a while, or plead ignorance, so we can really start some good debates in class. When the teachers shared the news about this happening in Wales the children were horrified so it will be interesting to read their persuasive letters they send back to me!

Final reminder, can children please bring in water bottles and book bags as we are struggling to send books etc. home and with water fountains limited due to Covid risk assessments, we really need children to have access to their own water bottle all day. This is a particular problem in Year 1.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs J Spencer

Head of School

Dates to remember:  

 World Book Day                                                    Thursday 3 March

Red Nose Day (wear red)                                     Friday 11 March     

Parents Evening                                                    Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 March