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Dear Parents,

 

Thank you to our Year 1 children, staff and parents, who made such a super effort today dressing up as fantastic super heroes.  We had a lovely assembly this morning showing our costumes and super powers.  Photos will be available to view on the website. 

 

We are all very much looking forward to Arts Week next week, based on the theme of water I would like to thank Miss Davies and our Arts Team for coordinating this event which will be very memorable for the children.  The timetable will be devoted to the creativity of the "Arts" of dance, drama, art and music. 

 

Next Week's Events

Mon/Fri 26th/30th June

Whole School

Arts Week

Weds 28th June

Yrs 3/4

NO SWIMMING LESSON

Fri 30th June

Whole School

Mufti Day

Thurs 6th July

Yr 1

Trip to Wisley Gardens

Fri 7th July

Whole School

Scooter Park Official Opening

Fri 7th July

Yr 5

Tennis Blast Trip 

Sat 8th July

 

SUMMER FAIR

Mon 10th July

Yr 4

Trip to Ladyland Farm (letters to follow)

Mon 10th July

KS1 (Yrs 1-2)

Sports Day at Old Ruts

Tues 11th July

KS2 (Yrs 3-6)

Sports Day at Old Ruts

Weds 12th July

Nursery

Sports Day

Fri 14th July

Rec

Sports Day

Tues 18th July

Yr 5

Trip to Wimbledon Synagogue (letters to follow)

Tues 18th July

Yr 6

Leavers Production 9.30am and 6.30pm (details to follow)

Weds 19th July

Nursery

Last Day for Nursery (normal times)

Weds 19th July

Yr 6

Leavers Assembly (details to follow)

Weds 19th July

Yr 6

Leavers BBQ (details to follow)

Thurs 20th July

Rec-Yr 6

Last day of term school finishes at 2pm

Fri 21st July

 

INSET DAY - school closed

Mon 4th Sept

 

INSET DAY - school closed

Tues 5th Sept

 

INSET DAY - school closed

Weds 6th Sept

Rec-Yr 6

School Re-opens – normal times


Regular Events

Monday

POPTOTS¯

9am Studio

Thursday

Family Group - 9.00am for parents

Mango Room

 

Arts Week

All classes will have a water themed piece of Art to look at in more depth:

 

Nursery-Y2: Regatta at Cowes by Dufy

Y3 and Y4: Monet's Water Lilies collection

Y5: Ophelia by John Everett Millais 

Y6: Goldfish by Matisse.

The whole school will also be listening to "Stormy Sea in Summer" by Vivaldi.

 

We have booked different “arts  workshops to support the week. These include a Caribbean story teller and musician, Yoga classes, Bollywood dancing, Dance Bites, Salsa dancing, Acting classes and Steel band workshops. Thank you to the PTA for contributing financially to the week. Several parents have offered to come in and help, please approach your class teachers if you would like to do the same. So hopefully next week, your children will come home from school and tell you about their very creative week.

 

Lilac Class Maternity Cover Arrangements

We are pleased to announce that Mrs Fiona Arnold, a qualified teacher (previously Lilac Class teaching assistant) will be taking the class for 3 days a week.  She is currently working in Year 1 as a teacher on Thursdays and Fridays at Wimbledon Chase. Mrs Clare Ridley (already teaching at Poplar) will take the class on Thursday and Fridays.  We hope Mrs Campbell is able to put her feet up¯ and enjoy a restful 3 weeks before the arrival of her first child. 

 

Holiday and Term Dates 2017/2018

We have today sent out the holiday and term dates..

 

Mufti Day

Please remember Mufti Day on Friday 30th June. Children can wear their own clothes to school and are asked to bring in a donation to the fair (letters went out last week). 

 

Reception, Y1, Y2 - Lucky Envelopes

Y3 - Small toys or wrapped sweets

Y4 - Bottle Tombola donations

 Y5 Cakes

 

Please Note: Nursery Mufti Day is Friday 7th July (day before the Fair) and donations are Strawberries and Squirty cream.

 

PTA - Summer Fair Social Media

Our Summer Fair Social Media Incentive, sponsored by Landmark Lofts, starts today Friday 23rd June and runs for 3 weeks, ending on Friday 14th July. Last year we raised over £1,100 for the school through social media posts! 

 

The posts should be related to promoting the Summer Fair and must include 'sponsored by @LandmarkLofts Like¯ or follow Landmark Lofts first and then tag them in a post stating sponsored by @LandmarkLofts¯

 

We will receive the following per post:

 

 

Incentive: First Interaction

Incentive Cap (what you can earn!)

Facebook Post (with relevant school fair picture/s)

£6

 

 £ 2,000

Facebook Post (no picture)

£5

Twitter Post (with picture)

£6

Twitter Post (no picture)

£5

Retweets/Shares 

£2

Instagram Post

£6

 

The Summer Fair boards should be going up in the next few days, so take a quick photo of your board and post it on social media with the above instructions! Let's try raise an easy £2,000 for the school!

 

Eid Celebrations

For all our families celebrating Eid on Monday 26th June, can you please advise the office at your earliest convenience if you intend to keep your child off for the celebrations.  You can either phone the office or e-mail office@poplar.merton.sch.uk.  We wish our families a very enjoyable time during the Eid celebrations.

 

This week's house points will be added to next week's Friday Flyer.

 

 

Katharine Davies

Headteacher