Our final newsletter of the year is ready to view HERE. We wish all our families a relaxing summer break. Some dates, including Curriculum Meetings for the Autumn Term are already on the school calendar – take time to have a look!
Calling all GFS children! Where is the most different, exciting, fun (but safe) place you can read a book?! Ask your grown up to take a photo and either email it to email@example.com or bring it in during the first week in September!
The new extra-curricular club timetable for the Autumn Term will be available tomorrow – 20 July 2017. Please direct any queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be no Excel Football this week due to continued works on the school field.
There is a significant amount of lost property in school that needs reclaiming please. We have items including jumpers, trousers, dresses, socks, shoes, coats, water bottles and random items from the PTA Camp Out!
All lost property will be available to collect from the middle playground every day after school this week. Any unclaimed items will be given to charity over the Summer.
Our latest newsletter is available to view! Click HERE to see what the children have been up to!
Well done to every child in school who has worked so hard to earn points for their house. Congratulations to children in Waverley House who are our house winners this year. Non-uniform for all children in Waverley tomorrow 14 July 2017 – HOWEVER – all children must either be wearing or have with them socks AND long trousers/leggings to wear for the treat.
The current dinner menu continues for the first half of the Autumn Term. Please let us know if your child will be changing their meal pattern in September. Please remember that all meals should be paid for in advance (children in Years 3-6 only) – some families have outstanding debts – please pay immediately. Thank you.
We have decided to to ahead with Sports Day this afternoon – with the proviso that we may cancel at short notice should the rain become heavy. The children have been on the field all morning playing team sports and are having a brilliant time!
As part of their Young Enterprise topic, children in Y6 will be selling cakes on the middle playground (dining hall if wet) after school today. They are continuing to raise funds for their final school trip to Woburn. Please come and support them if you can!
Unfortunately we were not in a position to tell all children in school of their class changes today. All children will be advised tomorrow.
UPDATE – 10 July 2017 – Mrs Johnson is keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts and will decide if Sports Day is going to take place in the afternoon by 11am tomorrow morning.
Minouk and Phoebe (Yr5) are raising money for motor neurone disease by swimming 700 meters in the Amsterdam City Swim; a charity event in the Amsterdam canals in September. They are practising very hard for this. They are hoping to collect some of the 100 euros they each need to raise by selling their homemade cakes on the playground.
Years 3 – 6 – Breakout space for KS2 on Friday 7th July.
Please come and support them by buying a cake!
We have 2 amazing days of sport planned at Garden Fields. We know that you have been anxious to know the timings! The calendar has been updated today. Main points to note:
- As we have two days planned there will be no family picnic on either day.
- Tuesday 11 July
- Years 1 & 2 – parents are invited to join us on the field from 12:30 pm for a 1:00 pm start.
- EYFS – parents are invited to join us on the field from 1:00 pm for a 1:30 pm start.
- Wednesday 12 July
- Years 3-6 – parents are invited to join us on the field from 12:30 pm for a 1:00 pm start.
- On the day of their sports day children will be in full PE kit for the whole day.
- Essential – apply sunscreen BEFORE school, labelled water bottle and sunhat.
- KS2 children must bring in a packed lunch on 12 July. Speak with the office asap if your child is entitled to Free School Meals and requires a school packed lunch provided for them.
An email has been sent to parents regarding the camp out this weekend. The calendar has been updated! Have fun!!!!
The support that has been given this year including our Cultural Arts Week in January and STEM Week in May elevated the children’s learning to an exceptional level and we are very grateful. We are very much aware that we have a multi-talented group of parents at Garden Fields and are asking for your help once again!
Our new school year will start with a whole school topic of ‘Take One Artist’! Classes throughout the school will be focusing on an artist and learning all about their work, even creating versions of their own masterpieces. We have started our planning for it and would once again welcome support from our parents…… Are you an artist? Are you involved in the Arts? Are you able to bring a new dimension of learning to the school during this week? Perhaps you have another related talent or contact which could help to further enrich our whole school topic?
If you think you can, please can you email the school, briefly outlining what you can offer together with your contact details. We will then get in touch with you.
The PTA are holding their popular film night on Friday. ‘Sing’ (U) for children in Years 1-3 at 5pm and ‘The Spy Next Door’ (PG) for children in Years 4-6 at 7pm. Further details can be found on the school calendar.
Y6 will be holding their Enterprise Fair on Friday 30 June. Please allow your child to support this initiative by allowing them to bring in a maximum of £3 change in a named envelope to spend at the fair! See the school CALENDAR for more information.
Parents of children who have autism or are awaiting a diagnosis are invited to an informal coffee morning. Click HERE for details.
It has been another busy few weeks at GFS! Read more in our latest newsletter!