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Newsletter 28/04/2015

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Dear Parents,

This newsletter gives you information about important events taking place during the Summer Term. It has been a busy start to the new term. Year 6 have started their swimming lessons and thoroughly enjoyed the first two sessions. Today all of the classes had a special visit from our local Police Community Support Officers and the Street Watch volunteers. While this was happening Hazel Class were busy making wonderful Magna Carta Banners with professional artist David Podger.

Tomorrow all of the Key Stage 2 classes will be visiting Salisbury Cathedral to support their work celebrating 800 years of Magna Carta. Key Stage 1 will be visiting Old Wardour Castle for a special Castles Day on the 8th July and Oaktree Nursery and Acorn Class will be visiting Marwell Zoo on the 9th July. The Woodlands PTFA have agreed to fund the entrance fees and transport costs for all of these trips so they will all be completely free.

KS1 & KS2 SATs

Good attendance is crucial at any time of year and we only permit absence of leave during term time in exceptional circumstances. During the SATs it is particularly important that your child is in school. The information from these tests is used to inform the teaching and learning of your child. We would ask that parents of Year 2 and Year 6 in particular ensure that their children attend school during Term 5. The 2015 Key Stage 2 statutory tests will take place from Monday 11th May to Friday 15th May.

Reading with your child – Wednesday 20st May (Venue: School Library / Year 5 & Year 6 Shared Area)

All parents are invited to come into school and read with your child on Wednesday 20st May at 2.45pm. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

Reminder - TD Day on Tuesday 5th May

Woodlands will be closed on Tuesday 5th May for a Teacher Development Day.



Matthew Kitley

Headteacher

Dates for Summer Term 2015

Weds 29th April - Visit to Salisbury Cathedral for all Key Stage 2 Classes

Thurs 30th April - Governors Challenge winners to Boscombe Down Aviation Centre

Friday 1st May - Music Festival at Sarum Academy

Monday 4th May - Bank Holiday Monday

Tuesday 5th May - School Closed TD Day

Mon 11th – Fri 15th May KS1 & KS2 SATs Week

Friday 15th May - Year 6 Post-SATs BBQ

Saturday 16th May - Salisbury Schools Mini-Marathon

Wednesday 20th May - Reading with your child (School Library Area) 2.45-3.15pm

Thursday 21st May - School Reports to go home

Mon 25th May – Fri 29th May Summer Half Term

Monday 1st June - Term 6 Starts

Monday 8th June - SPORTS DAY (KS1 am / KS2 pm) – PTFA organising refreshments, 12.00-12.25 Sports Day Family Picnic, 10.00-12.30 Area Sports Prelims for Y5 and Y6 pupils

Thursday 11th June - 3.30-7.00pm Salisbury Schools’ Area Sports

Thursday 18th June - 2.30pm PTFA Summer Fete

Wednesday 24th June - 11.00am-12.00pm New Reception Parents Induction Meeting

Wednesday 8th July - Key Stage 1 visit to Old Wardour Castle

Thursday 9th July - Oaktree Nursery and Acorn Class to Marwell Zoo

Friday 10th July - Y6 Leavers’ Party / Disco (at Bemerton St-John this year)

Wednesday 15th July - Showcase Performance at the Salisbury Playhouse for Y5&6 – time TBC

Wednesday 22nd July - 9.30am Y6 Leavers’ Assembly, 12.00 Year 6 Leave, 3.20 End of Term

There will also be a Jesse Jones Football Cup – date to be arranged.