Weekly Newsletter

Spring Term                       Newsletter No. 18            Friday 24th January 2020

Dear Parents,

The highlight of this week was definitely Mrs Powell’s class assembly. This morning, dressed in their spectacular Chinese outfits, Year 2 delighted in sharing all their learning about China, Chinese New Year and the Story of Creation. Children spoke and sang with confidence and were pleased to see so many parents and grandparents.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the PTA meeting on Monday evening. Exciting events were planned for the remainder of the year. All our events aim to raise funds for our school while building our community. Our next meeting will take place on Monday 9th March at 6.45 at school, please come along.

We wish all our athletes speedy legs for the final two indoor athletics competitions that take place on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

God bless,

Mrs Benn



Sunday 26th January 2020        Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics at ACS Egham

Monday 27th January 2020         WEEK 1 of MENU

Y2 China Day

Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics 9.30-12.30 Langley Grammar School

Y6 Mrs Fox Library visit 1.30pm

Thursday 30th January 2020      EYFS Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Friday 31st January 2020            Y3 Miss Maini Class Assembly

                                                            Y4 Swimming Week 3

Saturday 1st February                   Y3 Parents’ Reconciliation 10am HF Church

Monday 3rd February                     WEEK 2 of MENU

Tuesday 4th February                    Y4 Roman Day

                                                            Y5/6 Netball St Bernard’s 10-2.45

Wednesday 5th February           12 children visiting Stoke Mandeville Stadium

Thursday 6th February              Y4 Mrs O’Reilly Library visit 1.30pm

Friday 7th February                   Y2 Mrs Green Class Assembly

Y4 Swimming Week 4

Saturday 8th February                Y3 Children’s Reconciliation 10am at HF Church

Monday 10th February                  WEEK 3 of MENU/Friendship Week

                                                            Y3 Miss Maini Library visit 1.30pm

Tuesday 11th February                 Y1 Dionosaur/Palaeontologist Day. Parents welcome      2.50-3.10pm.

SEN Parents’ Surgery 2-6pm

Wednesday 12th February                       Y3 Tudor Day


Thursday 13th February               Optional Parents’ Evening (Nursery-Year 6)

Friday 14th February                   Reception Miss Brophy’s Class Assembly 9am

Y2 China Exhibtion, Parents welcome 3pm

Year 4 Swim 1.30pm

End of term 3.20/3.20pm

HALF TERM 17th - 21st  February

Monday 24th February                  Return to Nursery and School


Amazing Achievements

This week we were delighted to hear about the achievement of onechild:

Joel Abodo (Y6) passed his grade 1 piano exam – Joel received his certificate from ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) last week. Joel’s mum reports he had just 5 weeks with one lesson a week to practise. Well done Joel.

Celebrate Success!

To link in with our Vision statement, ‘To value, inspire and challenge all’, we invite

parents/carers to notify us of special achievements (outside of school e.g. music, sports,

positive contribution) your child has achieved so they can be recorded on their school record

and shared with children and staff.

Please email school.admin@hfcs.org.uk for notification.  Your child will receive recognition for their achievement from their class teacher, who will award them a marble for the class jar, and Mrs Benn, who will issue a ‘Head teacher’s Award’ certificate. If you send a photo of your child’s achievement it will be posted on our ‘Wall of Fame.’


Voluntary Parents’ Evening Thursday 13th February

On Thursday 13th February, class teachers will be available to meet parents between 2pm and 6pm. If you wish to meet your child’s class teacher, please make an appointment directly with the teacher or email Mrs Gonoud at carol.gonoud@hfcs.org.uk who will advise your child’s class teacher.

SEN Surgery Tuesday 11th February

On Tuesday 11th February, Mrs Wasley, Mrs Subramaniam (KS2) and Mrs Evans (KS1) will be available to meet with parents of pupils with special educational needs. If you wish to make an appointment with our SENCO team please email Mrs Gonoud at carol.gonoud@hfcs.org.uk. Mrs Gonoud will advise the SENCO team and confirm the time of your appointment.

I apologise to parents of SEN pupils that this term we are unable to hold both class and SEN appointments on the same afternoon.

Governing Body Maintenance Fund Letter

Today, your eldest child has been given a letter explaining our Governors’ Maintenance Fund and why we urge you to pay the annual amount if you are able.  In brief, as a Voluntary Aided school, any capital funding comes to us via the Diocese of Northampton, but we only receive 90% of the full amount required for maintenance and upgrades to our buildings and facilities.  We therefore, rely on your generosity as parents to fund the remaining 10%.  We are moving the payments onto ParentPay to make it more accessible to all families.  If you are not yet registered on ParentPay you will also receive a reminder of your login details early next week.  Each family will now see a new item on ParentPay for the Governors’ Maintenance Fund.  The annual requested amount per family is £50 but you can pay this in £10 amounts across the school year.  Attached to the letter is a Gift Aid form to enable us to claim a further 25% on your donation if you are a UK tax payer, it does not cost you anymore.  Please complete the form and return it to main reception next week.

If you have any questions or queries, please contact me on email:  school.admin@hfcs.org.uk.

Thank you for your support

Mrs Tushingham



PTA NEWS (Parent Teacher Association)

Next meeting: Monday 9th March 6.45 pm School Hall – All welcome

Mothers’ Day Hamper Donations

If you can think of something you would like to receive and are able to donate that item to our Mothers’ Day Hamper we would be very grateful. Raffle tickets will be on sale straight after half term.


19th March     Mothers’ Day hamper

27th March     Chocolate Tombola

3rd April         Easter Egg Hunt

1st May         Family Disco

20th June       Summer Fair/ Fathers’ Day hamper

10th July        PTA picnic on the field


Please keep supporting our meetings and events. Volunteering is a great way to get to know some parents and make friends across the school. Please consider helping at just one event. Do not worry if you can’t make meetings, feel free to chat to me at drop off/pick up or email me on leeandemma@live.co.uk


Emma Oakes      Chair of PTA

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