Sholden Primary School



Dear Parents,

 Prayer for SATS-

Dear Lord, help the children to remember the things which they have learned.

Help them to remember well, and to think clearly.

Help the children to focus, and keep them calm and clear-headed.

Overall help them to do their best.



Value for reflection- PeaceKeep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you”  Isaiah 26.3

 We are very proud of the effort being made by our year 6 pupils as they prepare for their end of Key Stage Assessments.  They are all amazing and special children and we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to parents for all the support that you give.

 As you know ‘SATs’ week begins on Monday 14th May.  We have included a timetable below.  To enable the children to come into school and feel relaxed, we will be running a special ‘year 6’ breakfast club each morning from 8am.  The children will be able to come into school and enjoy a hot/ cold breakfast with a glass of fresh juice or a smoothie if they wish.  We really would encourage this as a good opportunity to settle in and set up for the day. There will be no cost for this for year 6 parents.






English, Punctuation, Grammar and Spelling




Arithmetic and Reasoning



Treat day!


Sports News

As we grow closer to sports day, all classes have been practising for the big day! This year will be full of exciting new events as well as old classic events.

All children have also been taking part in the 10 minute daily mile, this has been tested all over the country with excellent results and a direct benefit to learning as it stimulates the brain and keeps the children focused.  

We will be doing this every day and as the weather improves, it is important that children have a bottle of water and sun cream.

Could I also remind you to provide a note, if your child can not take part in the PE lessons - Thank you.

After the May have term, children will be learning about the effects of sugar and healthy packed lunch box recipes will be sent out.  Please be as engaged with this as you can so the children get fully on board with the healthy lifestyle.

Mr Rainer


It has been really lovely seeing the children using the Spiritual Garden over the last few weeks. They have written some meaningful prayers and reflections.

We are really excited about the development of the Prayer Labyrinth which is due to be completed by the end of next week and will be officially opened for the children to explore.

Many thanks to Bunnings who have been so supportive in providing the school with materials to create this wonderful space.

Heron’s Trip to Living Land

What an amazing day we had at the Living Land Exhibition! We saw dancing sheep, made bread, milked Cows, learnt how sausages are made, saw birds of prey and ponies!  The children were very well behaved - even though the bus had a puncture!  Well done Herons!

Miss Dillon – Class Teacher

Dancing sheep                       Milking the cow                        Sausages

Ducking’s trip into town

Duckling’s class enjoyed a bus ride into Deal Town centre to explore the local shops, such as the Fish mongers, Green Grocers, Pet Shop and of course the best shop, the Ice cream parlour!

We were so proud to hear lots of kind comments from local residents, whilst doing their shop, on how well behaved our Ducklings were!       

Ducklings town trip                               Ducklings town trip



A massive thank you to everyone who donated a bottle today! We’ve had a fantastic response!  If you forgot, there is still time to pop one in.

We are now in a position where we can start taking in any donations you may have waiting at home for our ever popular stalls.

Thank you.

 Spiritual council

The Spiritual Council has now been formed as you know… here they are:

 Spiritual Council

The Spiritual Council are made up of children from each year group and they are there to help build up the spiritual garden and guide the direction and usage of the space.

What Annabel had to say about her role…

“My role is to make sure people are not too noisy and that they’re okay if they’re feeling sad, I would sit with them and help them.”

 School Council

As you will know the Council and Miss Knight have been working very hard to get sponsorship and donations for the children’s quiet area for them to sit and read etc.  As a last push the children on the school council have decided they want to mark the Royal wedding with a Red, White and Blue cake sale! We hope you will all do your best to support them on Friday 18th May.

Many thanks



  • Star Awards: Dylan b, Kayla, Eden, Stanley R and Noah – all for excellent Maths! Beatrix, AvaBeau and Ella C, for fantastic work in Literacy.
  • Headteacher Awards are given out to those children who have shown their commitment to the school values through:

PEACE:  Libby- for peaceful concentration during morning Maths challenge

COURAGE: Harry F – for learning to ride his bike!

KINDNESS: Darcy G – is always gentle and caring towards her friends.

LOVE: Alfie G – for showing care, love and compassion towards a friend who had hurt himself.


 Prayer for this week:

Dear Lord,

As we have been thinking of Growing through God this week; help us to grow in your name; help us to spread your message to others that they too might grow in your name also.


Useful Dates – these are always on the school calendar

REMINDER – Church Collective Worship is the last Friday of every month – all welcome.

  • 14th -18th May Yr. 6 SATs
  • Monday 29th –Sunday 3rd June is Half Term
  • Wednesday 6th June – Swans trip to Harry Potter Studios
  • Friday 25th May – Herons class worship
  • 18th June – Herons trip to Royal Museum, Greenwich – The Planetarium.
  • Saturday 30th June - School Fete Disney vs Marvel
  • Monday 9th July – 13th July – Swans Residential trip to Bewl Water
  • Friday 20th July  - Sports Day from 1.15pm

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mrs S Bailey



Premier Sport arranges and manages a club everyday 3.15 - 4.15. Please see below:

  • Monday –Athletics
  • Tuesday – Cricket
  • Wednesday – Tag Rugby
  • Thursday – Multi Skills
  • Friday –Gymnastics

Please feel free to cone and find me regarding any concerns or feedback you have about PE or after school clubs.

Mr Rainer


Please find the link to the Frequently Asked Questions in relation to DEALT



Previous Newsletters

December 2017

January 2018

Useful information dates etc.