London visit…your thoughts please

I would welcome your feedback and thoughts please. I have not mentioned this to the children as it is in its initial stages and might not be possible.

I am considering planning an optional one night London visit in June. We would use a specialised school visits company and the children would travel around London on the bus. There would be no use of the Tube. Children would be supervised at all times. The cost would be approximately £210 based on 30 pupils.  I would open it to Year 6s then Year 5s.

Initial plans include:


Return executive coach travel to London

Full use of the coach for local visits subject to European laws governing driving hours.

Accommodation (+ Meals)

1 night’s accommodation including breakfast

2 course evening meal with a soft drink at Planet Hollywood London.


Guide on our bus for a guided tour of London ( up to 3 hours)

Group entrance to the Imperial War Museum London/ Science Museum

Group theatre tickets for a West End Show

Entrance to Warner Brother Studios’ Harry Potter Experience.


I would appreciate if parents/carers could either catch me on the door or send me an email with any thoughts about the proposals by Friday 23rd November. My email address is

Kindest regards

Mrs Boddy


School Football club

The school football club ran by Mr Harvey and Mr Busby (on a Thursday) will now be held after school on a Monday.

The first session will be on Monday 12th November 2018.

Sessions will run from 15:20 to 16:30.

To that end, there will be no football club this Thursday 8th November.

Battle of the Bands

Mr Harvey’s victorious Year 4 class have challenged Mrs Boddy’s untested Year 6 class to a battle. There will be fighting in the classrooms, there will be fighting in the playground and there will definitely be fighting between Mrs Boddy and Mr Harvey.

Only one class will be crowned CHAMPIONS!

The battle will commence tonight at 15:30 and will rage on until 18:00 on Sunday 4th November when one class will crowned the victors.

Can you make the difference for your class?


Tuck Shop

School Council would like to announce that tuck shop will begin again this week. Tuck shop will now be held on a Thursday morning playtime. Children are allowed to bring 50p in to school to buy a snack if they would like.


Reading at Home

I spent some time last week looking at the children’s  reading records. It is good to see many reading regularly, but it really is important that all children read a minimum of 4 times a week. Fluency and speed of reading, coupled with good comprehension are key skills that will really help the children to reach their full potential now and into adult life.  I have given several children across school Head Teacher Award stickers for consistently regular reading, but I really do hope I can give out many more when I next look at their records.

For older children, the reading plus work is key in developing their skills, and we are pleased with the way they have embraced this resource, but they should still be reading books.

Please do make sure that an adult signs the reading records so staff are aware of how much practice they are getting at home.

We encourage the children to understand that their learning is for them and that the more they learn in school then the more choices they will have as an adult in choosing jobs. This really does help in developing intrinsic motivation.

Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to approach class teachers.

Kind Regards
Elisabeth  J Lee
Head Teacher