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Penshurst Primary School

WEEK 28 - Friday 29 April 2022

Well who doesn't love a fire alarm early in the morning as we are all arriving at school? Thank you for your cooperation in keeping your children with you if they had not already been dropped off in classrooms this morning. If this were to happen again, please make your way to the field away from the building where we will stay until the site is deemed safe. The children in the building were brilliant as always and very calmly followed their teacher out onto the field with very little fuss.

This week has been very busy with trips and visits. The Young Voices choir made their way to Sheffield arena to be a popstar for the night, KS2 pupils attended a ‘glow in the dark’ PE event and a selection of pupils took part in the local swimming gala. Music and sport are really important to Penshurst and it is such a pleasure to have these events back in the calendar. I look forward to Sports Days, Summer Fair and the Summer picnic in the last half term of the Summer.

On Friday 10 June, we will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee in school; the morning will consist of a myriad of different activities learning about the Queen and monarchy in the wider sense and the afternoon will be a picnic on the field for the whole school with traditional games, music and sports. We invite the pupils on this day to wear red, white and blue and to bring snacks /plated food for the afternoon picnic. We will send further details nearer the time and the normal text reminders.

Year 6 are coming ever closer to their SATs exams for which they are busy revising for. To help boost the brain cells, we will be holding a SAT’s breakfast every morning from 8am in the main hall. We will provide a free breakfast for every Year 6 child who wishes to attend and this is a really lovely, informal way to start the day in preparation for tests. Previous years have included dodgeball competitions, guess the food activities and the ever popular dance off!

A reminder that on Monday  23 May we will be holding a parent ‘pop in’  session for Y1-6 where you will have the opportunity to look at your child's work which remote parents evenings have not allowed. If the weather permits, Y3-6 will hold this on the KS2 playground and Y1-Y2 will be held outside their classrooms. This will take place from 3.15 - 4.15pm.

One last plea, if you need your children to be picked up by someone other than yourself, can you please let the office know as soon as possible on the day. We are receiving a number of such requests right at the end of the school day which makes it incredibly difficult for the office to get messages to all staff who are already on their way out of the door with the class. We cannot let children leave with adults who are not on the list, even if we know the other adult, so please remember to inform us of play dates, parties and events where you may have said another parent can take your child home. 

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs J Spencer

Head of School

Dates for the diary:

Bank holiday - school closed                          Monday 2 May

SAT’s Y6                                                             w/c Monday 9 May

Springtime Burger Day Meal                           Thursday 19 May

Parent Pop in                                                     Monday 23 May

Celebratory Street Party Meal                         Friday 27 May 

Jubilee Celebration                                           Friday 10 June