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8th June 2018

School Newsletter


Dear Parents,


We were really lucky today to be visited by a team of top sports people on a charity bike ride to Bruges, on behalf of Sports Aid. More information about the athletes and how to donate can be found at www.sportsaid.org.uk


Danny Crates , a parent of children here at Great Totham, is one of the team of Olympians riding to Bruges and he kindly organised a stop at the school on the way. The charity, whose patron is the Duchess of Cambridge, raises money to help young, unfunded athletes in their ambition to become Britain's next generation of Olympian, Paralympian and world champions. The children were so excited to wave them on and offer encouragement. We all wish them well on their journey. We will put some photos on our website early next week.


Sarah Vass - Headteacher


Week starting 21st May 2018

This week’s menu: 4


Some dates to remember:

11th June - Y1 phonics week

11th June - Sports day (KS2 9.30AM/KS1 1.30PM)

12th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

13th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

13th June - PTFA Bouncy Bonanza 3.45 - 5.45pm

14th June - Y1 Outdoor Learning

14th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

15th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

18th June - class photos

19th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

20th June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

20th June - Y5 taster day at Plume school

20th June - Y6 outdoor learning

21st June - YR outdoor learning

22nd June - YR parent partnership 9am - 10am

25th June - Y5 taster day at Thurstable school

11th July - Open evening 4.30 - 6.30pm

13th July - PTFA fete 5pm—8pm

18th July - Y6 production 6pm “Darwin Rocks”

19th July - Y6 leavers’ disco 5pm - 7pm

20th July - last day of term


Save the Date: 14th November 2018

6.30pm-8.30pm

On 14th November 2018 'The 2 Johns', well-known and respectedex-policemen from the Maldon area, are coming into school to work with our children and staff on the topic of E-safety. We've also bought into the parent session in the evening as we recognise how important your role is in helping your children to safe online and want you to be as informed as possible. We have had staff members attend their sessions as parents and, having gone thinking they were 'in the know', were shocked and scared at just what is going on in our children's online lives. We wanted to give you as much notice as possible to ensure that you are able to attend; we really can't stress how important this is for all children, not just the older ones.


On Thursday 24th May our Year 6 Rounders team competed against other local primary schools at a tournament hosted by Plume School. The team had been practising at lunch times under the direction of Mr Catton, this was evident from their set positions whilst fielding and some super batting, with one ball even being hit out into the road!


We won the competition by winning every match and are now through to the county finals in Southend next week.


Great Totham Church are asking for donations of any pre loved toys, books and games for their village fete. Please contact Mrs Campbell at the church for more information.

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