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Term 4, Issue 11
Friday, 27th March 2015
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Events Coming Up after Easter
Monday 13th April – School CLOSED for Inset Day
Tuesday 14th April – Welcome back to school
Wednesday 15th April – First violin lesson
Monday 20th April – First guitar, music tech., flute & recorder lesson and music club
Monday 20th April – Clubs list on display in Reception
Tuesday 21st April – Gordon Rae for Assembly
Tuesday 21st – Y5 Viking Day (in school)
Thursday 23rd April – Y4 Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park
Assembly theme this term is – Relationships
Staff News
Miss Brogan thanks you all for your kind messages and gifts and is looking forward to returning from her maternity leave on
Monday 1st June. In the meantime, she will be in school during SATS week, and popping in from time-to-time on other days
to keep in touch.
Grand Fun Day Competition
All children are invited to design the front cover for our Grand Fun Day programme, and entry forms were
sent home with the children yesterday, together with a flyer for the event. It is on King George V Playingfield
on Saturday, 9th May, and entries should promote a sense of community/friendship, and advertise one or more
of the day’s events. Designs should be handed in to school office by the closing date, Friday 17 th April - have
Music Lessons
Remember to bring violins on the first Wednesday back after Easter (guitar, music technology, flute,
recorder & music club start the following Monday, 20th April). Timetables for next term’s lessons will be
distributed on the Tuesday we return to school, 14th April.
Fizzy news
For any children who attend early morning Fizzy sessions, please note that the groups will be changing round after Easter
and all participating children will be notified of the new groups and start date.
At assembly on Tuesday this week, Mrs Hazell spoke to the children about an on-line literacy challenge which
looks really interesting. If you are interested in your child participating please use the link below.
As winners of Netball League 4, our team were invited to attend a winners and runners up tournament last
week at Bentham Domes. There were 10 teams at the finals tournaments, all winners of runners up in their
leagues. Dinglewell were in Pool B, playing against Grange, Harwicke, Elmbridge and Kingsholm. The team
played superbly throughout all of their matches, not losing a match. This meant they went through to the
semi-finals against Hempsted. After winning the semi-final 5-2, they progressed to the final against St Mary’s. They kept
their cool and their heads after going 0-1 down. They fought back with some excellent team play and eventually won 4-2.
As Tournament winners they were also in action at the County Finals Tournament on Wednesday this week and a full report
will be in the next newsletter.
Gymnastics news
The Gymnastics team had another successful competition last Sunday at the GSGA Novice Floor &
Vault competition. Amelia Villacis won the Gold medal in the Under 9 Girls competition, with Libby
Ward and Evie Giles tying for the Silver medal with two other gymnasts! In the Under 11
competition Lorna Collinson won the gold medal. Congratulations to all the gymnasts who
participated, all of whom achieved novice standard.
Gym Club news
Gym Club will only continue for gymnasts selected for the Intermediate competition. Those children will receive a letter
inviting them to this from Mrs Halford. Thank you to everyone who has attended this year. Gym Club will begin again in
Y3 trip to Gloucester Cathedral
Year 3 had a fantastic trip to Gloucester Cathedral on Tuesday. Children dressed up as Pilgrims, made
stained glass windows and toured lots of parts of the Cathedral which are often unseen by the public! A
huge thank you to all the parent helpers who came with us.
Y5 Moon Buggy racing - results
Huge congratulations to all of year 5 for the hard work and excellent team skills that were shown this week
whilst they built their moon buggies to help Astronaut Charlie travel around the moon! The final race was
extremely close and very exciting; it ended with Class 8 and Class 9 in a very close 1st and 2nd place. Thank
you so much to all the parents/grandparents who cheered their children on and to Michael Wright for helping
Class 8 with building their buggies on Monday
Quiz & Curry Night
This very popular event took place last Friday and made a great total of £619.06. Thank you to everyone who took part and
to the FoDJS for organising it.
Y4 Pizza Sales
A big thank you to parents for their generous support of this event. All the children loved this activity and everyone
participated in some way, chopping, mixing and weighing ingredients. We had lots of positive feedback from our delighted
customers which is lovely to receive. We made a profit of £100.09 which will be used to enrich future learning in Year 4.
Photos of this activity are on the school website.
Easter Bonnet Competition
The winner of this year’s Easter Bonnet Competition was Archisha Pant from Year 4, Class 4, for her striking design
combining the fresh greens of spring with an Easter theme. There were lots of great entries this year and so a big thank
you to everyone who took part.
World Book Day school writing competition
The School Council have now read their way through the entries for the school writing competition and decided that the
winners are: for Upper School – Natasha Muskett and for Lower School there are joint winners – Isabelle Beveridge and
Jazmine Hanson. Well done to everyone who submitted an entry.
Y4 Trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park – 23rd April
Y4 are looking forward to their trip to the Cotswold Wildlife Park after Easter on Thursday 23 rd April as part
of their Habitats project. Please make sure that you have logged onto ParentPay, paid and ticked the consent
box – thank you.
After School Clubs for next term
Sign-up sheets for after school clubs for next term will be in Reception from Monday 20 th April and will be there until
Friday 24th April.
Happy Easter to everyone, we look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 14th April