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October 10th 2017

Newsletter - October 2017

A Message From Miss Rawson

10th October 2017


2500 Stourfield Junior 069Firstly, a big well done to everyone who took part in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival over the weekend. Particular congratulations go to Millie in Y4 who won the Girls 1.5k junior race and to Ben, one of our former pupils who won the Men’s 10k. It was a beautiful day for running and great to see so many of you out supporting your family, friends … it really does help to have people along the route giving you a shout of encouragement and a wave and many thanks to those of you who did that for me when you spotted me amongst the swell of half marathon runners.


Maths Meetings  

When I wrote to you earlier in the term and explained that we were changing the way we organise the children for Maths, I also promised that we would invite you into school to find out more about how this approach works for the benefit of all pupils. We are running this meeting twice, on Wednesday, November 8th at 1800 and again on Tuesday, November 14th at 0900. We do hope that you will find one of these dates convenient and I would urge you to save any questions you have about this topic until then, rather than waste precious minutes of your upcoming parent evening appointment discussing the rationale behind the change.


Breaktime Snacks

The children have been told in assembly that we are making a slight change to our snacks at breaktime policy and will be allowing plain biscuits, as well as fruit from now on. It feels like a long morning for children to manage on just a piece of fruit and the change in policy brings us in line with the infant school. Beth and Dante, our Y6 prefects with a remit health and safety have presented guidelines to the children this morning but essentially, if it is plain and completely nut free, it is permitted. Biscuits that are chocolate covered or contain chocolate or cream are not plain neither are jammy dodgers!



Don't forget that we will be holding an Emotional Well Being afternoon on Thursday, November 2nd from 1330 which is an opportunity to find out what is on offer in and out school to support children’s emotional health.



Now we are part of Twynham Learning, we have adopted their dates, including those for INSET days for the next academic year (2018-19). These can be found below and are the same dates as the infant school.


Wednesday, October 4th

Emotional Health and Well Being afternoon – see separate letter

Thursday, October 5th

Lower School disco.

Date for whole school disco TBC

Thursday, October 12th

Parents Evening  3.30pm – 7.00p.m

Appointment letter to follow

Wednesday, October 18th

Parents Evening  3.30pm – 7.00p.m

Appointment letter to follow

Thursday, October 19th

Wear It Pink – in support of Breast Cancer Now

Friday, October 20th

Staff Training Day (no children in school)

Monday, October 30th

Staff Training Day no children in school except those leaving for Leeson House

Monday, October 30th – Wednesday, November 1st

Leeson House Trip One

4SD, 4PT, 4AH

Wednesday, November 8th  – Friday, November 10th

Leeson House Trip Two


Saturday, November 4th

PFA Firework Festival

Friday, November 17th

Children In Need (this year, it’s spots!)

Friday, December 8th

PFA Winter Wonderland

Monday, December 11th

Y3 Christmas performances

Tuesday, December 12th

Y4 Christmas performances

Wednesday, December 13th

Y5 Christmas performances

Thursday, December 14th

Y6 Christmas performances

Friday, December 15th

Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save The Children

End of term service at St. Christopher’s Chr

End of term. School finishes at 1215

Download a PDF copy of the October 2017 Newsletter here.