Sholden Primary School



Dear Parents,


Firstly, I want to thank you all for your patience and understanding during last week’s unusually cold weather spell.   Also, I want to send a massive thank you to everyone for the effort that you all went to for World Book Day!!  Considering how bitterly cold it was and how busy everyone is, the costumes that children turned up to school in were brilliant!  Staff spent much of the day moving between classes and sharing stories which the children loved!!

As you may know, Ducklings’ class experienced a flood on Friday due to frozen pipes and we are now underway with the repairs and hopefully things will return to normal in the next week.

Let’s hope Spring brings us better weather!


Parents Afternoon/Evening

An email was sent out this week regarding parents evening.  Bookings are now open for Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March  via


Please note that the Ducklings page is now ready for bookings. Any problems please contact the school office.


Reflective/Spiritual Garden

This area of the school has been under transformation for some time. After careful consideration, we have decided to extend the reflective garden area and turn it into a prayer labyrinth.  We have had some fantastic ideas and input from the children.  Next week we have a rep from Bunnings, the store, coming to visit who will hopefully offer the school some help in resourcing some of the materials needed to start the project.  We are eager to use the children’s design ideas to enhance the whole area for everyone to enjoy using in the coming months.   The school was originally built on a Fuschia farm and so we intend to plant several of these beautiful plants around the reflective area, along with a sensory garden and lots of other wonderful ideas thought up by the children.


School Council led project.

Thank you to those who have returned the slip with the offer of help. A special thank you to Jessica’s mum who went out of her way to contact Bunnings and request materials for the project, and to Joshua’s Dad who has offered to build the hut for us. Daniel Sinclair, from Handy Dan, Lily B’s brother has donated £100. Stanley P’s grandparents have offered the School Council pots and plants to get them started.  This is a great start~!! If anyone else can help, please let us know.


Green Day

Carl Lidgley, School Governor, has volunteered to organise Green Day this year and I think we can all agree our little school needs some TLC.  With enough volunteers, we hope this will go ahead in June.



We have taken heed of what you’ve said and set up a night of socialising, please come along, join in and have a giggle.

FOSS Cheese & Wine night, Saturday 17th March @ Sholden Village Hall from 7.30. The tickets are £5 pp this includes hire of the hall and cheese. Please bring your own vino/ Gin/ Beer/ fizz



Informing the school of your child’s absence (Sickness & Diarrhoea rules)

A gentle reminder to please call the school office first thing in the morning to inform us if your child is unwell. We need this information, not just for the register, but also to keep check of what illnesses are doing the rounds.  Thank you


Mr Rainer’s (Sports Coach/PE Coordinator)  report:



This term the children have been enjoying brand new playground equipment which they are all taking very good care of!

Due to the poor weather last week, Kingfishers’ class enjoyed a healthy lifestyle lesson in which we spoke about ways to stay healthy. The children where tasked to try new fruits and vegetables trying to achieve 5 a day, as well as drink more water. Please send in any photographs of the children completing this as we would love to see them and they would look great on our health and sports display.


This term the children have been enjoying being back on the school site to do PE. After putting together the fitness test scores we conducted before Christmas we highlighted areas of improvement that the children need. This term we are focussing on cardiovascular fitness as this was an area we needed to improve as a whole school. As a result of this the children have been taken part in cardiovascular fitness based circuit training in PE, with all the children enjoying the use of the new rowing machine. Please may this be a reminder that with the hopefully increasing warm weather and hard work from the children, that all the children have water bottles in school.

The Daily Mile

As a long term initiative to get all the children more active, we are signing up to ‘The Daily Mile’ which will involve all the children and teachers having a 15 minute run around a measured lap of the playground . This is a non-competitive initiative designed to improve the children’s general fitness as well as improving concentration levels in lessons. This will be launched after the Easter half term.  A link onto The Daily Mile website can be found bellow, please take a moment to have a look.

Sports Relief

As a final note, the Sholden marathon challenge has gotten underway with all the classes completing laps towards the marathon. Please send in any sponsorships raised as we would like to start the count for total raised, remember, every penny helps!


Attendance Award: Kingfishers

Sports Awards: Savannah for teamwork, Cara for showing respect, Kai for great determination!

Sports Personality goes to Lily B and Dylan B.

Headteacher Awards:  Mia, Beatrice, Thomas, Ava-beau, Ciara, Lacie, Jacob and Arthur. Well done everyone! I have seen, over the last two weeks, some fantastic work in Science, Maths, English writing, phonics and poetry!


Please remember to check the website calendar for event dates.


Finally, on behalf of all the staff, we wish you a wonderful weekend with your family and a restful mothers day to all the mums of Sholden!


Prayer for the week

Dear Lord,

As we think of Jesus’ healing touch and the faith of those he healed may we ask you our Lord to heal us and to help us have the strong faith of others.







Previous Newsletters

December 2017

January 2018

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