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Newsletter 21.06.2024

Dear Parents and Carers,


Just a reminder that all the junior children have a play rehearsal again on Monday morning so drop off on Monday is at the Cavendish Hall. 


Junior trip to Derby Open Centre

Class 3 and Class 4 had a wonderful day exploring different faiths and religions as part of their visit to Derby Open Centre. The children have been writing about their experiences and what they learnt about during their trip. We hope to create a new display in school of all their work during the coming weeks. 


Class 3 trip to Manchester 

Class 3 had a wonderful time in Manchester on Tuesday! After 30 weeks of musical tuition, we played our clarinets alongside the world famous Halle orchestra at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. It was an incredibly inspiring experience and the children were fascinated by the sound of the orchestra and the skill of the musicians. After the concert, we went to the Runway centre at Manchester airport for a picnic lunch. Whilst we were there, we went to go and see Concorde which was the icing on the cake after a great day out!  


Sports Day

We are all looking forward to an afternoon of sports on Thursday down at Chatsworth cricket ground. There is parking available at the cricket ground for around 30 cars but if people could car share, that would really help! We are in the process of liaising with the estate over parking for this event and will update you further as soon as we have more information.

We anticipate that Sports day will start at 1.30pm but as we are taking all the children down to Chatsworth on the school bus after their lunch, we will start the races as soon as everyone is settled.  

We are really excited to be using the cricket ground as a venue this year for sports day but there are some health and safety considerations to be aware of for this location. The cricket ground is very close to the river. During sports day, the children will be supervised by school staff (with the exception of the nursery children who will be supervised by their parents). At the end of sports day, we will hand the children back over to their parents/carers who will then become responsible for their supervision. 

For those staying for the Pilsley Bake Off event, which is being run by the PTA, judging will start at around 3pm. If you aren't staying for the Bake Off event, you are welcome to take your child/children home straight after sports day.   


Class photographs

There is still a discount available for ordering class photographs until Sunday. Codes are in the emails sent out last Friday. The link to see and order is . Photographs will be delivered into school next week.


Junior snack at morning break

Please can we remind parents and carers that if your junior child brings in their own snack at playtime, we request that this is a healthy option. The children love their tuck shop treat at school once a month, but we do ask that either fruit, vegetable sticks, crackers, cereal bars or other healthy options are brought in for breaktime rather than sugary snacks or crisps. All snacks brought into school must be 'nut free' too. Thank you for your support with this. 


Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Mrs E Bond


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