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Newsletter 03.05.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


Duckling updates!

The children have really enjoyed watching each stage of the duckling hatching experience in school over the last ten days. From seeing the first crack in the eggshell,  to watching them hatch and then giving the ducklings their first experience in water, have all been inspiring for some of our much so, we've heard lots of talk already about incubators and eggs going onto Christmas lists this year!! Our youngest children in particular, have loved seeing them every day and taking an interest in cleaning out the cage, feeding them and changing their water regularly. In line with the guidelines from the company around adoption, Miss Davison and I have agreed to adopt the ducklings and give them happy homes alongside our hens and chicks. We will be providing updates for the children as the ducklings grow and will try to bring them in to visit soon! In the meantime, if this experience has inspired your child to think about keeping ducks, you can find lots of information about what is required here... Keeping Ducks & Geese As Pets | RSPCA - RSPCA -


Y6 SATs week

On Monday 13th May, our lovely Y6 children will begin their KS2 SATs. We have all been incredibly impressed with their hardworking attitude, determination and willingness to persevere throughout their Y6 year.  

We always consider the well-being of each of the children and approach the tests in a calm and confident manner.

During test week, it is important that the children are as relaxed and calm as possible - early bedtimes and good food are recommended!  We are so proud of them all and as we always say to them at this point, they have worked hard throughout their whole time at primary school so this is a time to shine and to show everything that they have learnt along the way.  


Sheep service- St.Peter's church, Edensor

This Sunday, St.Peter's church in Edensor are having their annual sheep service at 10.45am. The new Priest in charge, Reverend Mark Griffin, came to visit us at school on Wednesday and to meet the children. Reverend Mark will be coming into school soon to lead regular assemblies and we very much look forward to welcoming him into our community. 


Our school garden- can you help?

We would be so grateful if anyone is able to spare an hour or so at some point to help with some jobs in our school garden. If you can help at all, please speak to myself or Mrs Allinson. Also, if anyone has any bark chippings or mulch they would be willing to donate (to help keep the weeds under control in the borders), please let us know. We're also asking for any donations of compost or small toys etc to help build a miniature 'fairy garden' which we'd like to start working on very soon with the children. 


PTA meeting- today

There is a PTA meeting tonight at the Cavendish club straight after school at 3.30pm. All welcome. 


Class photographs

On Wednesday 5th June, Star Vision photography will be in school to take class photographs as well as a whole school photograph (weather permitting!). Details of how to order these will follow.


KS2 trip to Derby

Just a reminder that if you haven't already returned your consent form for the KS2 trip to Derby, please could you do so by Friday 10th May. Thank you.


Class 3 trip to Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Please look out for a letter in your child's bag which will be coming home on Tuesday. 


Y6 transition days

Those Y6s transferring to Lady Manners in September have been invited to school for their first transition day on Friday 21st June. Lady Manners and Hope Valley college have another transition day booked for Thursday 4th July. 



  • A reminder that our final INSET day of this academic year is on Friday 24th May. Therefore, the children break up for the May half term break on Thursday 23rd May and return to school on Monday 3rd June.

  • Sports day is taking place on Thursday 27th June at 1.30pm. 

  • The Junior summer show is taking place at the Cavendish Hall on Wednesday 10th July (afternoon) and Thursday 11th July (evening). More details to follow soon!

  • Dukes Barn residential- 15th-17th July (1 night for Y2 and Y3, 2 nights for Y4-Y6)

  • Y6 Leavers' service- Tuesday 23rd July at 2pm


Wishing you a lovely bank holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing the children back at school on Tuesday.


Very best wishes,

Mrs E Bond


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