Friday, 5 October 2012

Newsletter 05.10.12

We all enjoyed the visit from the author Adam Guillain on Wednesday. He shared stories with the children and demonstrated in the workshops how story telling can enhance writing. Assembly stories may never be the same again! We have focused on National Book Week throughout the school with the children engaged in many activities related to books and stories based upon the theme of heroes; they have all enjoyed dressing as their hero for a day.


Thank you to everybody who contributed to the Harvest Festival collection. We collected an amazing eleven boxes of food for the ‘Open Door’ charity which have now been collected. Your support was greatly appreciated by the charity. We were pleased to welcome Mr Fellows to lead the Harvest Festival assembly.


Well done to the Learners of the Week, we are very proud of you all.

w/b 24th September                                                          

EYFS       William Rodger – working hard in maths activities

Yr 1         Marcus Shankland – working hard on literacy ideas

Yr 2         Martha Davies – working hard and writing a great story

Yr 3         Luke Driver – working hard at maths problems

Yr 4         James Moffat – working hard to improve his story

Yr 5         Ethan Russell – working hard and encouraging others to do so

Yr 6         Georgia Clothier – working hard in English  


I hope that you have an enjoyable weekend.


Paul Driver




Sport and Music events


The Harpenden District Sports and Music Associations have set the dates for events for the year. Please note that the Cross Country has moved to November, therefore we will be holding a running club on a Friday lunchtime for Yrs 4,5 and 6, starting next Friday. The children will need a change of clothes, not school pe kit, and either old trainers or football boots. There will be no letter or ‘sign up’ for this club.


Cross Country       Tue, 20th November 2012                  Rounders Tournament       Wed, 12th June 2013

Tag Rugby              Tue, 5th February 2013                       Kwik Cricket Festival           Tues, 18th June 2013

Football Tournament          Tue, 5th March 2013            Rotary Carol Concert          Wed 5th Dec 2012

Netball Rally         Wed, 20th March 2013                       Spring Festival                      Mon 11th March 2013

Chess tournament, Wed, 24th April 2013                       Secondary Transfer Day      Thurs 11th July 2013

 Yr 3 and 4 football Tournament      Tue, 14th May 2013




Bag2School Clothing Collection Monday 8thOctober 2012

Please return your bag filled with your unwanted textiles to the front of the school, by 9am this Monday 8th October, for our clothing collection.

Remember you can fill it with any unwanted textiles - this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). If you fill the donation bag and still have more, then you can use any other bag to donate your items. Don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!

For every kg of textiles donated we will receive 50p and as well as raising funds for our school, we will also be helping the environment by diverting unwanted textiles away from landfill.

Many thanks indeed for helping us with this unique fundraising opportunity.


Book your stand for the Christmas Fair now!

You can book your own stand at the Christmas Fair, Saturday 8th December 12-3pm, to sell or advertise your products for just £20.  To make a booking please email Louise Piper as soon as possible on:


Other dates for your diary:

Friday 12th October – Year 5 Cake Sale

Friday 19th October – Infant and Junior Movie Night

Friday 16th November – Infant and Junior School Disco

Friday 23rd November – Year 6 Cake Sale

Saturday 8th December – High Beeches Christmas Fair



Pupil Success

Congratulations to the following pupils:

Oliver Johnston (Yr 4) won the under 9’s ‘contact’ Player of the Week at Harpenden Rugby Club

Neel Bhopal (Yr 2) who was awarded the Player of the Year trophy for Harpenden Colts

Toby Sayle (Yr 3) who was awarded the Chess Master of the Week trophy from the local chess club



St Albans Music School – Junior Wind Band Day

St Albans Music School is running two Junior Wind Band Days for Woodwind, brass and percussion players of Grade 1 – 3 standards who are at primary school.

The days will be held in the main hall of the school at Townsend Drive, St Albans on Wed 24th October and Thursday 15th November from 9.30 – 3.00pm. There will be a short presentation at 2.45pm to which parents / carers are warmly invited. The cost of the day is £15.00 to cover staff costs.

Places are limited and the closing date for applications is the 15th October.

If you would like a form for this event please go to the school office.

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