Bexhill Bulletin WB 17/6/19

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Bexhill Bulletin

Summer Term 2018/19 Week Beginning 17th June 2019


 Dear Parents and Carers, 

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Sportsday (EYFS and KS1)

Wednesday 17th July 2019

Your child needs to come into school in their full PE kit (purple t-shirt, black shorts and black plimsolls). 

If your child is in Nursery or Reception, the gates to the field will open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start.

(If your child attends an afternoon nursery session and would like to join in they can come in 9.15-10.30am in addition to their PM session)


If your child is in Year 1 or Year 2, the gates to the field will open at 10:30am for a 10:45am start.


The gates will be locked shortly after these times so please ensure you arrive on time.


If the weather is forecast to be hot, please apply sun cream before your child comes to school and supply your child with a sun hat and water bottle. 


There will be an area for parents to sit/stand. It is highly important that you remain in this area before and during the races and it is equally important that your child remains in their area with their teachers. However, at the end of all of the activities, you will be able to speak to your child and purchase refreshments. We look forward to seeing you there.


Water Wipeout

On Thursday 11th July, children will be taking part in ‘Bexhill’s Water Wipeout’. This will be a sponsored event  to raise money for our playground (we are very close to the the target amount!). Every child who raises £5 or more they will be entered in to a prize draw. There will also be a prize for the child who raises the most money! Children will take part in a fun run around the field with some obstacles and challenges. Look out for more details nearer the time


Y6 Leavers

Please note leavers assembly will take place at the Town End Club on the 16th July. It will take place on the afternoon and then there will be a celebration for the children after school. School are purchasing the children a hoodie each as a leaving present. Many thanks for all the kind offers to pay for them, but school are buying them as a farewell gift and they will receive them in their leavers assembly. Please look out for more information nearer the time.


Reception Graduation

This will take place on the 10th July at Please look out for more information nearer the time.


Reports and Reviews

Annual reports will go out to parents on Friday 12th July. If you have an issue that you would like to discuss then you are more than welcome to arrange a time to discuss this with your class teacher. 

Parents Evening will take place for those children who need their termly reviews and targets setting on Wednesday 17th July.


Year 1/2 trip to Raby Castle

To end our castles topic, we thought it would be an amazing experience for the children to visit an actual real-life castle. Therefore, we have arranged a trip to visit Raby Castle in Darlington. The cost of the trip will be £11.50 per child, which is to cover the cost of the coach, entry to the castle and the different workshops the children will be taking part in throughout the day.

Year 1 children will be visiting on Wednesday 3rd July 

Year 2 children will be visiting on Thursday 4th July.


Sex and Relationship Education

With the support of staff and governors, our school educates children about Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) as it is part of the National Curriculum. The teaching of SRE is a legal requirement for all schools. We believe that effective Sex and Relationship Education is essential if young people are to make responsible and well-informed decisions about their lives. It is intended to help young people to learn to respect themselves and others and be able to move with confidence from childhood through adolescence into adulthood.


This term we plan to teach our SRE programme into our existing Personal Social and Health Education provision (PSHE). This curriculum has been in place for five years now and is taught throughout the school, in an age- appropriate and structured manner. 


The programme of Sex and Relationship Education is for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 children and is entitled ‘Lucinda and Godfrey’. It is based on two characters, Lucinda and Godfrey who begin nursery school together. The scheme follows the characters through their primary school years growing and changing with them. The scheme has been designed to be age appropriate from Early Years Foundation Stage, through Key Stage 1 and 2 and covers friendships and relationships, hygiene, labelling body parts, puberty and other topics in line with the National Curriculum for PSHE. A health professional may support the teaching of the programme in Year 5 and 6 to explore the more personal and sensitive issues covered in these year groups.


If any parent would like to view the Lucinda and Godfrey resources which will be used by the teaching staff and the SRE delivery team, or wishes to see our Sex and Relationship Education policy, please contact the school office or view it on our website under ‘Policies’.  There is also an overview of the programme on our website too.


Although the teaching of SRE is a legal requirement for all schools, parents reserve the right to withdraw their child /children from all or part of the learning. If you have any concerns about your child taking part in these lessons, please contact me as soon as possible and I will be more than happy to discuss them with you. If you choose to withdraw your child please note that their teachers cannot prevent your child hearing about the learning from their peers.


 I am sure you agree that this is a very important area of education for our children and having a greater understanding will help them make better choices for their future. 



Please can I ask you again to refrain from parking on the yellow sig zags outside of school. Unfortunately we can’t use our cones or afford a full time policeman. Please be thoughtful to our children and park further up the road and walk. 


Mobile Phones

Our Year 4 pupils have started bringing mobile phones to school. Please can you ensure they re kept at home. They are supervised before and after school by parents and therefore there is no need for them to be in school.



On Monday 24th our photographer will be in school to take class photos of our Reception children, Y6 children and our football teams.




If your child is absent, please ensure you ring and let us know. If we don’t hear from you, it takes a lot of time from our office staff to try and get in touch with you.  We need to know the reason  why your child isn’t in school. If we are concerned about your child then we may do a home visit for safeguarding purposes.


This weeks attendance is 94%

 Miss Crowder’s class won the attendance award (again!) with 100%  Well done everyone!



Term Time Holidays

Our attendance has been a great concern to us for a while and again it was picked up as an issue in our recent OFSTED. One of the  main problems  is children taking holidays in term time. Over 80 families have done this so far and as you can understand this has had a massive impact upon our attendance. Although we understand prices of holidays increase significantly in the school holidays, we need to be more pro active in ensuring our children are at school.

As a school we will be working with the Local Authority to tighten up penalty procedures regarding this issue from September.



From Monday if your child is late, you will need to complete some paperwork. Pease do not leave your child in reception until this has been completed. We will of course support you if you require support with this.



Well done to Hawking House who won the cup this week by collecting so many Class Dojo’s!








18th- Reception parents topic launch
20th Nursery parents topic launch
26th - Macmillan Coffee Morning


2nd - Y5/6 trip to Beamish

15th - Photographer

16th October - Y1 phonics screening meeting

18th - (PM) Year 5 Harvest Festival

19th - Show Racism the red card day (Children to wear Red)

19th October -EYFS end event for parents  Breakup for half term
29th - INSET DAY
30th - Children return to school
30th - After School Spooky Disco

31st KS1 trip to Hartlepool Marina


5th November - Hand in unwanted clothes

16th - Children in Need Day

26th-30th -Half price book sale


4th Reception Trip

7th - Reception Nativity Show
11th - Pantomime in School
12th - Year 1-2 Christmas Show
13th - Nursery Christmas Wonderland Performance
14th - Christmas Jumper Day
14th - Year 3-4 Christmas Production
18th - Year 5-6 Christmas Show

19th School choir singing at the Bridges
20th - Christmas Party Day
21st - Break up for Christmas holidays


7th - Children return to school


11th-  Y6 Sats parent meeting

12th Feb - Valentines Disco

15th - Break up for half term 25th - INSET DAY
26th - Children return to school

       - EYFS- Forpaws


7th - World Book Day
11th - Scholastic Book Fair

15th - Red Nose Day



2nd April Nursery Trip

3rd - Y3 Easter Assembly

4th - Decorated Eggs to be in school

5th - Break up for Easter 23rd - Children Return to school

23rd/24th April Parents Evening


6th - Bank Holiday

13th Y6 Sats

17th London Meeting

20th - Wise Games (Y3-6)

24th - Break up for Half Term


3rd - INSET Day
4th - Children return to school

11th June Uniform try at TEA


3rd July Y1 trip to Raby Castle

4th July Y2 trip to Raby Castle

9th July meet new teacher

10th Reception Graduation

12th July - Annual Reports to home

16th July - Y6 Leavers


17th July - SEN reviews

17th July Sports Day (EYFS/KS!)

EYFS/Year 1/2 Sportsday

19th - Break up for Summer Holidays