Newsletter 25

Wednesday 29th March 2017

Dear Parents and Children,
Pupil Prayer
Dear God, Please help those affected by the terrorist attack last Wednesday. Amen
Word of the Week
This week the word is unperturbed (not anxious or uneasy).
Sumdog
Well done to our most active Sumdog students last week who were: Huw Carter, Josh Corrigan, Neve Emmitt, Nathalie Prokes and Lena Dlugolecka.
Talk Homework
Reception
Have you kept to your Lenten promise?  Has it been hard or easy?
Year 1
Why is Easter the most  important celebration for us?
Year 2
In what ways can you use your time, talents and treasure to help others?
Year 3
What did you learn during production week?
Year 4
Why do we have Hot Cross buns and Easter eggs as part of our Easter celebrations?
Year 5
Would you trade places with Hassan, from Sierra Leone, for one week? Why/why not?
Year 6
The clocks went forward an hour this weekend. Does that mean that we are now in the future tense? Would it be a good idea for the time to remain the same?
Deputy Headship
We are pleased to announce that Mrs Camp-Overy has been appointed as deputy head from September 2017.
Comic Relief
Thank you for your generosity with this charity event. The children bought £560 worth of noses as well as the £1 per family for own clothes day. Also, the cake sale run by three Upper Junior pupils after school, raised over £70.
Shelter Donations
In addition we raised £90 for Shelter on Friday evening at the Y3 production of Jonah.  Many thanks to all who contributed.
No Bags on Friday
All bags and PE kit will go home on Thursday.  Please make sure your child does not bring in any bag on Friday apart from a packed lunch bag (if required).
Summer Uniform
As we are returning quite late in the summer term you may want your child to start wearing their summer uniform straight after Easter.  I understand that Marks and Spencer’s are selling a red gingham jumpsuit and am happy for the girls to wear this if they choose.
Cricket After School Clubs
Week commencing 24th April will be the start of the three after school cricket clubs.
Monday       Year 3/4        3-30/4.30pm.
Wednesday  Year 5/6        3-30/4.30pm.
Thursday      Year 1/2        3.30/4.00pm.
Please contact Mr. King as soon as possible if interested in joining, as places will be limited. All girls/boys/beginners welcome.
Girls, the year 3/4 and year 5/6 clubs do need you, as two of the forthcoming tournaments are for girls or mixed.
End of Term Football Matches
Four friendly football matches will be taking place on Friday 31st March, the afternoon of the Easter Egg hunt.
2-30 / 2-50 pm   Reception / Year 1 and 2.
2-55 / 3-20 pm   Year 3/4.
3-25 / 3-50 pm   Year 3/4/5/6 girls.
3-55 / 4-20 pm   Year 5/6 Boys
Boots and shin pads must be worn. All girls and boys are welcome. Just turn up.
Year 5/6 Boy’s Football
The year 5/6 football team continued their fine league form with two outstanding results against strong opposition, recently. A 5-0 win against Oldfield was followed by a 2-1 win against Lowbrook. Very well done to the 10 boys who represented the school. Also a big thank you to the parents who helped with the transport and stayed and supported the team.
Berkshire Games Badminton
There was an outstanding performance by a very inexperienced Year 3 mixed badminton team representing Ascot and Maidenhead  at the Berkshire games recently.The team, completely unfazed by the occasion, tackled the 8 ‘skill’ events with great determination and enthusiasm and finished in a very creditible 6th position.
The school can be very proud of the 4 girls and 4 boys who took part. Very well done! As always a big thank you to the parents who helped with the transport.
Irish Dance Classes
Classes run every Monday from 5-6pm in the school hall and cost £3.50 per lesson charged every half term. There is a free taster session on Monday 24th April for any new pupils. Sign up by e-mailing thompsonacademy@hotmail.com if you are interested.
Race Night- Saturday 29th April
Tickets are now on sale for the Race Night taking place on Saturday 29th April. Tickets are £10 per person and this includes a fish & chip supper (or alternative). We will need to order food in the next couple of weeks so if do intend to come, please let me know. You can drop your money off at the school office or give to me in the infant playground (preferably in an envelope with your name and email address on so I can contact you regarding food choices). Any queries PM me or email amanda_sibley1971@hotmail.com.
Easter Trail-Friday 31st March 2.30 onwards
Not only will there be the Easter trail in the field but there will also be activities and refreshments in the hall afterwards. In addition there is an Easter Bonnet competition, which your child might like to enter. We need plenty of volunteers to help with this event so please let the PTA know through their Facebook site if you are available.
Lenten Lunches
Homemade soup lunches followed by cake and coffee are available from 12.00-2.00 every Thursday in the Parish Centre.  Come along and support and bring your friends. If you are too busy or work locally bring a thermal mug and have it filled for a donation.
Would you be able to make soup for one of the Thursdays? Ring Ann Griggs on 07800580043.

Holiday Dates

Break Up: Friday 31st March at 2.15 (turning Circle will be at 2.30)

Return Date: Wednesday 19th April

Wishing you a wonderful break.

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