Newsletter: 25th June 2021

Sunflowers Bookings for Autumn Term

Booking for Preschool sessions for the Autumn Term is now open via the following Google Form: Autumn Term Preschool Session Booking Form

Please make sure you have submitted the sessions you will require between September and December by Monday 5th July so that we can ensure we have the correct staffing to meet ratios. From September we will be increasing our fees by 50p to £5 per hour, which brings us in line with other local providers. If you have any questions about finance please ask Tina or Sue in the Office or indicate you’d like us to contact you via the Google Form. Thank you.

Parent Governor Vacancy

We’re still looking for a person who would like to become a Parent Governor. This is an important time of change for the school and it would be hugely beneficial if we could have a full Governing Board at this time. If you are interested, please use the Google Form below to register your interest. As no parents have come forward from the main school, we are now allowed to open up recruitment to parents who have children in Preschool as well, so please let us know if this is something you’d like to do:

Self nomination Form for Parent Governor

Sports Day Thanks

I know it was really sad that we weren’t able to accommodate parents and families on the field this year for Sports Day. We have had lots of kind messages about how much your children enjoyed the day and how much it was missed.

There are lots of photos of the day on our blog ( and the videos of Ashmansworthy Class’ Opening Ceremony are on our Youtube Channel via these links:

Wonderful World:


The videos are not publicly searchable on Youtube so if you are sharing with friends and family, you will need to send them the links shown above.

We need to say a special thank you to Mr Davies’ uncle, Derek, who was a Torch Bearer for the London 2021 Olympics. He kindly came and spent the morning with the children, showing the actual Torch and wearing his official Torch Bearer kit from the Games. Each class ran a lap of the field with him and the torch too – it was a very special start to our day!

Finally, huge congratulations to Beech Family Group for winning this year’s Sports Day! Their point score was well ahead of the rest and their win was thoroughly deserved!

Recorder Club

Sadly there will be no recorder club again on Monday as Burscott Class will be out at Burford Woods for their Forest School Day Out. We should be back to normal the week after.

Covid Restrictions

As I am sure you are aware, there have been multiple cases of Covid in many of our neighbouring schools, both primary and secondary. In order further reduce the risk of spread if we were to have a case here, we have reintorduced single-bubble playtimes across the school and teachers are being extra vigilant for signs of possible infection. We thank you for your understanding that we may choose to send your child home at short notice and require them to have a PCR test – this will help us keep the rest of the school population safe should we have confirmed case. I know this can be frustrating, particularly if we’re all “pretty sure” that it’s not Covid – but we do have to operate on the worst-case scenario and it is much better for one child to miss a couple of school days awaiting a negative test result than having to close multiple bubbles for 10 day blocks if an infection were too take hold here. The last thing any of us want is to return to remote education again. Thank you for your support.

DCC Advice for Covid has been updated – please see below:

Although we have not been able to have an online assembly today (technical issues…!) I have been able to present these Headteacher Awards to the following children:

Cranford Class: William and Mason – both for trying so hard with reading all of the time

Burscott Class: Logan A – excellent sportsmanship at sports day; Elsie – superb effort at sports day.

Stroxworthy Class: Connie – working really well on her Disgusting Story; Genevieve – fantastic expression and choice of vocabulary for effect in her Disgusting Story

Alminstone Class: Arthur – working independently to produce a super bee box book; Isla – showing kindness and helping her classmates

Ashmansworthy Class: Imogen – an outstanding invention for “Everything Incredible”; Arthur – perseverance in maths working with column addition and subtraction

Well done everyone!

Monday Burscott Class at Burford Woods all day with Mrs Kersey. Mr Cole teaching in Ashmansworthy all day
Tuesday Mr Cole out all day – ACCT
Thursday New Reception Class visiting. Year 3/4 Tennis Festival: CANCELLED
Friday New Reception Class visiting.



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