Newsletter 18.10.19


Dear Parent/Guardian,

PSHE and curriculum parents meeting

Thank you to those who attended the meeting on Monday, it gave us a good opportunity to share with you the new structure which we are putting in place for our curriculum in the light of the new Ofsted framework. We were also able to explain a little about the health and relationships curriculum which becomes statutory from September 2020. An outline of how we will be covering this will be on the website along with the end of primary school expectations for the health and relationships curriculum. Although it is not statutory for primary schools, we will be teaching a sex and relationships curriculum across the school at an age appropriate level. This will be delivered by class teachers and an outline of this will also be put on the website.

Contact information

If any of your contact details, such as mobile number, email address or other emergency contacts change, please remember to let us know.

Skills and help

Every now and again we need a bit of specialist help or general manpower support. If you have any professional skills, particularly involving premises, and are willing to help us out on the odd occasions, please could you give your details to Donna or Mandy in the office.

Parents’ open evening

On Monday 11th November we have an open evening from 3.30-7pm. Parents are invited to come along with your child to look at their books and share their learning with them. This is an informal session and, although the class teachers will be around to talk to, we do not have fixed appointment times. Should you wish at any time during the year, to have an appointment with the class teacher regarding your child, please contact the school office and the teacher will get back to you. We will also have a book fair running that evening. You can buy books from the fair and we will get commission to spend on books for the school. Mrs Kent will send out more information next week.

Celebration Assembly

Everyone is welcome to attend our celebration assemblies, where we celebrate children’s successes both in and out of the classroom. Each class will take it in turns to share some of their learning. This will be on Friday afternoons at 2.40pm-3.00pm. The dates on which the classes will be sharing their learning are; 18/10- YR, 25/10-Y5 and 6, 8/11-Y3 and 4, 15/11- Y2. Please remember that this is the children’s time of worship for the day and we ask you to respect that.


Their next events are a cake sale on Friday 25th October, and an 80s disco on Saturday 16th November. The parents from year R, 1 and 2 are asked to provide cakes for this term’s sale- please send them in on the day and we will sell them on the playground at the end of the school day. What a great way to celebrate the end of the first half term. Plans are well under way for the 80’s disco so if you are planning on joining in please purchase your tickets from the school office or the village shop.


Many thanks to everyone who joined us for the Harvest Service last week, and for the donations of food for the foodbank in Aylesbury. The Vineyard Church were very grateful for the contributions.

Aldi kits for schools

We are collecting the Kits for Schools stickers from Aldi. If you, have any of these please put them in the collection box in the school entrance foyer.

Playground equipment

The trim trail equipment on the playground is for the use of the school children at playtimes. Please be aware that the school cannot be responsible for any child using the equipment before or after school times.

Bucks Schoolwear Shop

The shop will be closed from 28th October and reopen at their new premises at Unit 11, Aylesbury Vale Industrial Estate, Southern Road, Aylesbury. HP19 9EW on Monday 4th November

Food allergies

Please be mindful that we have children in school with nut allergies. We ask that you do not put items with nuts or nut products into lunchboxes. Any break time snack which KS2 children bring must be fresh fruit or vegetables.



Wednesday 23rd October- Whole school Diwali Day

Friday 25th October- break up for half term.

Friday 25th October- PTA cake sale after school

Monday 4th November- back to school

Monday 11th November- parents’ open evening

Friday 15th November- Children in Need mufti day.

Saturday 16th November- PTA 80s disco


Best Wishes,


Cathy Gouldstone

Our value for this term is compassion.