School Bulletin Issue 11 (April 2023)

Three pupils, one boy and two girls, are pictured sat together at a desk reading a storybook and smiling.

Information & Reminders

  • WRAPAROUND CHILDCARE: Bookings for T6 BC and ASP will open next week and will remain open for the remainder of Term 5, but please make sure that your account is clear before booking.
  • SCHOOL LUNCHES: A reminder that school lunches must be paid for in advance directly to Olive Dining via your MCAS Account. You will be contacted regularly to remind you to top up your balance if your account falls into arrears. If this is not addressed, you will be asked to provide a packed lunch for your child until this is rectified.
  • CASHLESS: A reminder that we are a cashless school and all school clubs, trips and workshops should be paid online via your MCAS App. Any cash will be returned and an order created onto your MCAS account where you will also need to tick to consent to the trip.

News & Announcements

  • CONGRATULATIONS: We are delighted to announce that Mr. Ellis who is currently teaching in Year 3 will be staying on with us for the next academic year, following his successful training year at COPA.
  • BABY CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Partridge who gave birth to a baby girl in the Easter holidays; Mum and baby are doing well.
  • YEAR 2: Miss Boswell and Miss Sandhu will cover Mrs. Payne’s maternity leave sharing Maple Class with Miss Boswell taking on 2 days in Maple Class and three days in Birch Class and Miss Sandhu covering the remaining 3 days in Maple Class.
  • SATs: Informal testing in Year 2 and formal testing in Year 6 will take place this term, so please ensure children attend regularly and have every opportunity to achieve well.
  • INTERVENTIONS: If your child has been invited to attend an academic intervention, please make sure they attend regularly. Teachers are giving up their own time to ensure children are well prepared for SATs and achieving to the best of their ability, so your support is appreciated.
  • CLASS ASSEMBLIES: A reminder that this term will see class assemblies from a specific year group. Dates will be put out early in the term so that parents can make arrangements if they wish to come into school to hear all about what the children are learning this term.
  • PARENT SURVEY: Results from the recent Parent Survey last term are highlighted here. We hope to initiate regular parent surveys across two terms (3 x yearly) with results analysed and points addressed the following term wherever possible.
  • MEDICAL CONDITIONS & DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: After our recent medical review, we have updated our system to reflect any changes to medical conditions and dietary requirements for children. These can be viewed on MCAS under the ‘’Data Collection’’ tab, then ‘’Edit Details’’, finally ‘’Medical details’’ tab. You can check if all the relevant medical conditions for your child are ticked there. Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding this or amendments need to be made.
  • SPORTS DAY: Sports Day for all Key Stages will be back at Cherry Orchard this year and you can see further details posted in School Dojo as they are added. Dates remain the same on 6th & 7th July.

Upcoming Events (further details for all events are posted on School Dojo)

  • i-Rock Bands – working with Year 4 for terms 5&6 every Thursday
  • YR Christmas Tree Farm Trip – Tuesday 25th April
  • YR/Y1 Peter Pan Workshop – Thursday 27th April
  • School Class Photos – Friday 28th April
  • Early May Bank Holiday – Monday 1st May – school closed
  • KS1 SATs commence – w/b 2nd May
  • King Charles III Coronation May Bank Holiday – Monday 8th May – school closed
  • KS2 SATs Week: w/b 9th May
  • Yr5 School Trip to Kidzania – Friday 19th May
  • Yr3 School Trip to National History Museum – Wednesday 17th May
  • T5 Walk in Wednesday – Wednesday 24th May
  • T5 Golden Afternoon – Thursday 25th May
  • King Charles III Coronation Celebrations – Friday 26th May
  • Half Term Break – 29th May – 2nd June inclusive