Mental Health Newsletters

                                                                                                                                     7th September 2018

Dear Parents

It has been lovely to welcome all the children back to school this week, and to see so many new faces, too. Our new routine at the beginning of the day has led to a calm and purposeful atmosphere in the classrooms in the mornings.  Thank you for your support with this.  The doors will be opened at 8:45am and remain open for 10 minutes to allow all children to arrive.  Remember there is no need to be at school before the doors open at 8:45am.  Anyone arriving after the doors have closed should go the office to sign in.

Miss Wanda Butler

We are also very pleased to welcome Wanda Butler to our staff team. She will be working in the office, with the main responsibility for finance, on Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Our office team also comprises Chris Jay on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Alison Brewin on a Friday.  It is a bit of a learning curve for us following Mrs Larner’s retirement, so please bear with us!


We are aware that there has been a problem with accessing Agora. We will have this sorted out as soon as possible.  Please don’t worry if you are not able to pay for your child’s school meal at the moment – all the children will be fed.

Celebration Assembly and opening of “The Learning Stable”

Next Friday, 14th September, will be our first celebration assembly of the year.  During the summer holiday, an outdoor classroom was built using money collected to remember Frances Dow.  We will be officially “opening” the classroom at next Friday’s assembly, and would love to see you there.

Welcome Meeting

Please come and join us at 6:30pm on Wednesday 19th September.  Come and find out about our exciting new learning projects, meet the teachers and have a look around the school.


This term, on Thursdays, Premier Sport will be running a lunchtime club for KS1 and an after-school club for KS2. These will start on Thursday 13th September and run for 6 weeks. At lunchtime, 12.30 – 1.15 p.m., for this first half-term it will be a Football Club for KS1 children (Reception, Years 1 & 2) at a cost of £10.00 for the half term. After school, 3.30 – 4.30 p.m., it will also be a Football Club but for KS2 children (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) at a cost of £12.00 for the half term.  If you would like your child to participate, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  If the clubs are over-subscribed, places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Payment can be made via Agora (when we have it working!).

Running Club will continue on Friday lunchtimes. Choir will also continue on a Wednesday afternoon.  Please e-mail the office if you would like your child to join choir.

Dates for the Autumn Term

Friday 14th September – first celebration assembly

Wednesday 19th September – 6:30pm Welcome meeting

Monday 24th September – 3:30pm Maths in Reception (for parents of YR children)

Tuesday 25th September – 3:30pm Phonics in Reception (for parents of YR children)

Wednesday 3rd October - Ely Cathedral Schools Day (Y5 and Y6)

Wednesday 10th October – BMX champion in school

Monday 15th October – Parent Consultations

Friday 19th October – Open Afternoon

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th October – HALF TERM BREAK

Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November – Science Week including Team Day

Wednesday 7th November – Individual Photographs

Friday 9th November – Y3/4 orienteering competition

Monday 12th November – Remembrance Service

Tuesday 27th November – Cross Country Competition at Wimpole Hall

Friday 7th December – NHS flu immunisations

Monday 10th December – Nativity Play dress rehearsal

Wednesday 12th December - Nativity Play Performance (pm)

Thursday 13th December - Nativity Play Performance (am)

Monday 17th December – Open Afternoon

Wednesday 19th December – Carol Service and End of Term

Monday 7th January – Start of Term