Sholden Primary School


No Newsletter this week 07.07.17




Dear Parents,


Just a reminder to you all that tomorrow is our Summer Fete, I’m sure this hasn’t passed you by! The Fete starts at 12 and finishes at 3pm. It promises to be an excellent event with a wide range of stalls and entertainment. We look forward to seeing you all there! If you would like to help set up the fete please turn up at about 10:30am to assist. If you are able to offer any of your time to run a stall please do let Michelle Hawker know tomorrow.


I would like to say a massive thankyou to all the FOSS team who have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks and months to ensure that the day goes with a bang! It is always a huge effort putting the whole thing together and as usual it looks like it will be brilliant.


Next week we will be holding a British Values week in which we will be celebrating the values of democracy; tolerance; respect; liberty and the rule of law. We hope to be electing a new Head Boy/Girl for September and voting on a raft of other responsibilities such as Eco Warriors, Buddys, Monitors, Librarians etc etc. During the week we will be holding some debates in class about British life and exploring the value of Tolerance (our value for this term) in more detail; we hope to have discussions about freedom and the rule of law.



As always if you need to get in touch please email me at: or tweet @SholdenSchool

Steve Owen



At present we have cancelled the clubs that were going to be run by Premier Sport due to lack of interest. We will be sending out some additional information in due course which will enable you to book and pay for the clubs that will be running in September. Football Club for KS2 will still run on a Tuesday after school.


Club Cuckoo

There are a number of changes to Club Cuckoo which we need to bring to your attention. Some of these changes will be immediate and others will start in September.


Firstly, there has been a change in the Club Cuckoo manager – Mrs McNeill has been replaced by Mrs Mantel who many of you will already know and Mrs Frost (one of our dinner ladies) will be Club Cuckoo supervisor.


In September there will be a change to both fees and times that the club operates.


Club Cuckoo will run from 3:15pm – 5pm every day except the last day of each old term – Christmas, Easter and Summer. This means the club will no longer finish at 5:30pm.


Additionally, the club fees will increase from £3.75 for a half session to £4 and from £7.50 to £8.00 for a full session.


Obviously reducing the time the club operates and increasing the costs is not ideal however there has been a change to the level of staffing needed and an increase to the staffing costs at the same time.


Herons Class

Over the next few weeks Herons’ new teacher – Miss Boyle - will be in to meet her new children and to have a comprehensive handover. Children in the current Year 2 and Year 3 will be spending some time with her in the mornings.


Swans Class Competition

Over the next three weeks Swans Class will be being taught some different PE on a Tuesday morning in preparation for their participation in the Yr5/6 PE competition which Herons Class won in Term 5. Please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in on a Tuesday for the remainder of the term.


NSPCC Fundraising

On July 4th all children across the school will be taking part in a fundraising day for the NSPCC. During the event children will be completing some Super Circuits ( a range of different sporting challenges) including star jumps/ burpees/ balances/ shuttle runs etc.  Children will come home next week with some sponsor forms and we would really like the children to try to raise as much money as possible by gathering sponsors. The money for the event will need to be in on the 17th July.


Further details will be sent out next week.


End of Term PICNIC

As usual we will be finishing at 1:30pm on the very last day of term. We are pleased to invite all parents in from midday until 1:15pm for a picnic with their child on the school field.  Ice creams and hot dogs will be available.


Volunteer Readers

If there are any parents who can spare some time to hear children read regularly please do get in touch.


Residential Meeting for parents of children in the current Year 4/5

We would like to invite all parents of children in the current Year 4/5 to attend an information evening on July 4th at 6pm regarding the planned residential trip for Summer 2018. The evening will run through the costs of the trip, the activities and hopefully answer any of your questions. We will be returning to Bewl Water as it ran so successfully this year.


Prayer for this week:

Dear Lord,

After some difficult weeks for our country please be with us all at this time of need; spread your message of love and tolerance far and wide and show all members of our country that we can be at peace.



Useful Dates – these are always on the school calendar

26th/29th June – New Entrants in

27th June – NSPCC Assembly

30th June – Whole School Disco

30th June – Head Girl Worship

3rd July – NSPCC workshop for Year5/6

4th July – NSPCC Sponsored Event

5th July Governors Resources Committee

6th July Whole School Transition and Swap Round

7th July – Book Fair arrives finishes on the 13th July

10th July - Swans and Herons Class Trip

10th July – Trinity Week

11th July - Kingfishers and Ducklings Class Trip

12th July – FGB Meeting

12th July – Summer Cup

14th July – Sports Day – all invited and camping on the field.

20th July - Year 6 Special Trip/






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