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Stop Press for week ended 15th November

News items for week ending 15th November 2019

Attendance for this week

Infants:                1 Donaldson 99.5%          

Juniors:                 5 Rundell 100%

Well done to both of these classes!


Communications sent out this week:


 Applicable year group

 How it was distributed

High Ashurst trip

Year 3 & 4

Hard copy

Nasal flu vaccinations

Whole School

Email reminder – Action needed!

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 19th November

How to help with times tables 1:30pm-2:50pm in school hall

Thursday 21st November

Year 4 Roman Day


Talk for writing 9:00am-10:30am in school hall

Friday 22nd November

Wacky sock mufti – please bring in a box of chocolates for school fair

Remembrance Parade – Sunday 10th November

Thank you to our fantastic representatives of Hamsey Green who attended the Remembrance Parade service on Sunday 10th November.  This year’s weather was much kinder and the children did a superb job.  The whole school observed a minute’s silence in our special Remembrance assembly on Monday.


Nasal Flu Vaccinations

Nasal Flu Vaccinations have been offered to all children from Reception to Year 6 and will be taking place at school on Tuesday 19th November.  Please ensure you have completed the e-consent form if you wish your child to have the nasal flu vaccination.  If you cannot find the letter please click here.


Co-op Contributions

Thank you to everyone who has supported Hamsey Green Primary School at the Co-Op – your voting has managed to secure us an amazing £2,181.96p for our School Fund!!! 


Year 4 Roman Day – Thursday 21st November

As mentioned on Stop Press last month, Year 4 will be having their Roman Day on Thursday 21st November.  Children can, if they wish, wear any costume from that era.


Hamsey Green’s Dragons Den – Friday 29th November

If we have any business people or entrepreneurs among our community and would be interested and available in being on our Dragons Den panel on Friday 29th November 9:00am- 10:30am.  Please let us know at


High Ashurst trip 2020

You have by now, received a letter for High Ashurst and an invitation for payment.  If you have not received a copy of the letter, please click here.  Places are limited for this trip.  Payment deadline is Monday 2nd December.


Dropping and Collecting from school and clubs

Please can we remind parents and children to be vigilant when dropping and collecting at the start and the end of the school day.  Any child in year 4 and below should not be collected by an older sibling under the age of 16 for safeguarding reasons and those children who walk home on their own should be encouraged to walk in groups.  This is to ensure the safety of our pupils.


What is Guided Reading?

Thank you to everyone who came and supported this workshop led by Miss Chatfield on Tuesday. 


Swimming Gala

Children who are selected for the swimming gala will come home with their letter and ticket today.


Next Week

We will have a focus on Road Safety for National Road Safety week.  Year 6 will be having their height and weight check.


Aldi stickers

Thank you to everyone who brought in the Aldi stickers.  We had enough for two posters in the end and these have now been sent off!


Network Rail

Due to the very high level of trespassing on the tracks by young people in our local area, Network Rail in partnership with Learn Live are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.  Please click on the link below to take you to a short video.


The Words of the Week were

Infants        -        Sob – ‘to cry loudly’

Juniors        -        Remembrance – ‘the act of remembering something; the act of remembering the dead’

Riddle of the Week for pupils (last answer: the alphabet)

Bobby throws a ball as hard as he can. It comes back to him, even though nothing and nobody touches it. How?

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