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Dear Parents and Carers

Here we are at the end of another half-term, and a very busy one at that! We were all very impressed by your hat-making skills – there were some fantastic creations on World Book Day! It was lovely to see so many of you at our “Songs of Praise” for Mothering Sunday, and supporting Cancer Research at the Friday Frolic. It was also nice to see so many parents into school yesterday at our open afternoon. We also welcomed Ofsted inspectors into school at the beginning of March. Attached to this newsletter, you will find a letter from the school to parents informing you about the outcomes of the inspection, together with the inspection findings. Thank you to all of you for your support on that day.

During this half term we have been taking part in Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge. This year the Lent Challenge has been based on The 5 Marks of Mission – The 5 Ts: Tell, Teach, Transform, Tend and Treasure. The children have enjoyed pancake racing; created a tree of hope; written letters to the Prime Minister; participated in Earth hour and made posters about it; and our Reception children have visited the day care centre in Newmarket to spend time with the elderly visitors. That visit has been the highlight of the half-term for me – to see the joy that our children were able to bring to others in our community was very special.

As we take our Easter break, I will reflect on the messages from Bishop Stephen’s Lent Challenge – that we can influence the world around us and make it a better place. As Matthew 5:14-16 says, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others that they may see your good deeds."

School opens again on Tuesday 17th April and I am looking forward to Summer and all of the sporting events to come. There are many exciting things to look forward to in school next term; please see below for details. Have an enjoyable and restful break.

Anna Hayesmore

Tuesday 17th April: School reopens
Aylmerton Field Study Centre Trip
On Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, a group of Y4, 5 and 6 children, accompanied by Miss Pledger, Mrs Brewin and Mrs Jay will be visiting Aylmerton.
Cricket
Miss Leggett has arranged for some extra cricket sessions in school next term. The first is for Class 3 on Tuesday 17th April (the first day of next term). Please make sure the children have their PE kit with them!
Choir
There will be choir on Wednesday, 18th April for those junior children not at Aylmerton, and Mrs. Kenna would like to take the opportunity of inviting any Year 2 children along too for a taster session. This will take place from 3 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. There will be NO CHOIR after school.
High 5’s Plate Finals
This will take place at Comberton Village College on Monday, 23rd April. You will have received details of this event if your child is representing the school.
Milton Cross-Country Run
This postponed event will take place on Tuesday 23rd April. You will have received details of this event if your child is representing the school.
St Neots Cross-Country Run
This event will take place on Thursday 26th April. You will have received details of this event if your child is representing the school.
May Day Head Dress and Button Hole Workshop
This takes place on Monday, 30th April, 7-8 p.m. in school. Please return your form before 26th April if you plan to be there or wish to order a head dress or button hole to be made for your child.
May Day
Please come and join us for the May Day celebrations at 1:45 on Tuesday 1st May.
Parents Resuscitation
In preparation for swimming, there will be a resuscitation session for parents who would be willing to help out at the PTA after school swimming sessions. This will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 2nd May in school.
KS2 SATs
These will take place for Y6, 14th – 17th May.
KS1 Assessments
These will take place for Y2, 21st – 25th May.
Piano Concerts
There will be two this term – on the 18th of May and 22nd June. Details of which one your child will be playing in will be notified to you by Mrs. Pumfrey.
Class Photos
These will be taken on Friday 18th May.
Half-Term break
28th May – 4th June. School re-opens on Tuesday 5th June.
Kwik Cricket Tournament for Years 5 & 6
This will take place on the afternoon of Monday, 11th June at Netherhall School. More details to
follow.
Stetchworth Choir Festival
We have been invited to sing in the Festival on June 12th. Details will follow, but parents will be invited to the performance at the end of the afternoon.
Kwik Cricket Tournment for year 3 & 4
This will take place on the afternoon of 14th June at Whittlesford Cricket Club. More details to follow.
Y4 Mini Olympics
This year, this will take place at LVC on Tuesday 19th June. More details to follow.
Whole School visit to Hunstanton
This has been arranged for Wednesday 27th June. I hope the weather is kind to us! More details to follow.
Year 6 Rounders Tournament
This will be at LVC on Thursday, 28th June. More details to follow.
LVC Induction Days
Year 6 induction days at LVC will be held on 3rd and 4th July. More details to follow.
Move Round morning
This will be held on 4th July.
Sports Day
This year, sports day will be on the morning of Friday 6th July. Please come and join us. There will be NO celebration assembly on this day.
KS2 production
There will be two performances - 6pm on Wednesday 18th and 6pm on Thursday 19th of July.
Leavers
The leavers camp out will be held on 13th July and the leavers ceremony on the evening of 23rd July, and the final assembly of the year will be on 24th July.
Please check our website for dates, as sometimes things change!