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Church of England Primary School




Spring Term 2018   NEWSLETTER No. 1

Belated – Happy New Year!

Church and community

Our next whole school family service will be on 22nd February 9.10am at St Nicholas Church - all family and friends welcome. However before that, on 8th February, we have the year 4 & 5 Eucharist – letters inviting family members from those two classes will be sent out soon.

Buildings Project

I hope that by now you will be at least aware that in summer term we will be having alterations made to our school buildings. (Draft plans are attached to the Parentmail version.) The driver behind this is to improve security for the children at our school by relocating the school office to the ground floor at the front entrance to the school. The main outwardly visible change will be the two story extension at the front of the school, with the wall pushing out as far as the pavement.  This will inevitably result in a huge disruption to the smooth running of the school and of course to our immediate neighbours for a period of two months before the summer break. I am very grateful for the full support of the Chislehurst Society and the Trustees of the Chislehurst Commons in this matter.

While all this disruption is with us, we have chosen to use this ‘opportunity’ to make some other improvements to the functionality of the buildings to benefit the children’s learning. Essentially this involves creating a new classroom on the first floor and thus releasing a ground floor classroom to be used by all classes as a multi-purpose practical room for art, DT, IT and science etc.

The disruption caused by the building works will affect some classes more than others and I hope I can count on your support during, what could well be, a very testing time for us all!

N.B. building works are not expected to start before 25th May.

‘Raise the Roof’ Appeal

A fund raising team comprising of parents and members of our local community have already made a fantastic start to planning an exciting programme of events that we hope will enable us to raise the money we need to enable us to proceed with the additional alterations. A brochure of events and ways of how to become involved will be circulated in the near future.

Sports updates

The Year 3 & 4 Bromley Schools’ Cross Country Event is coming up soon on 10th March and I hope the children are busy preparing for a very exciting Saturday morning with races for each age group – letter coming out soon!

World Book Day

We will all be dressing up, yet again, for World Book Day on 1st March – more details coming out soon.

School Choir

Our school choir will be performing at The Bromley Schools Festival of Music on Tuesday 20th February at 7.30 pm.‚Äč Come along and support us! Tickets can be purchased via The Churchill Theatre website - in person at the Churchill Theatre or by calling their box office on 020 3285 6000.


Head Teacher

List of dates for Parents at St Nicholas CofE Primary School, Chislehurst:     2018

Spring Term 2018

19th January            PTA ‘Break the Rules Day’

2nd February           PTA Film Night

7th February            Curriculum Evening (Literacy) 5.30 – 7.30pm

8th February             Year 4&5 Eucharist

9th February             PTA ‘Stretch a Pound’

12th – 16th February              Half Term Holiday

19th February         First Day of 2nd half of Spring Term for children

22nd February         St Nicholas Church Service 9.05am

1st March                 World Book Day

8th March                Year 2&3 Eucharist

9th March               PTA – Mother’s, Auntie’s, Grandma’s Day Secret Room

10th March              Year 3 & 4 Crystal Palace Cross Country Competition

13th & 15th March   Parents’ Evenings

20th March              Year 1 Visit to Leeds Castle

23rd March              Year 2 Visit to Horton Kirby

24th March             PTA 90’s Night!

28th March              PTA Easter egg Hunt 3.30pm

29th March             Easter Service at Christ Church – (Thursday) 2pm

                                  End of Spring Term – school closes at 3.15pm – please collect from Christ Church


Summer Term 2018

16th April                First Day of Summer Term 2018 for Children

24th April                PTA Meeting 8.00pm

25th – 27th April     Year 4 Carroty Wood

3rd May                   (Thursday) School Closed - Polling Station

7th May                   (Monday) School Closed - Bank Holiday

14th – 17th May      KS2 SATS Testing Week (Year 6)

17th May                 PTA Fashion Event

19th May                 PTA Summer Ball

21st – 25th May       Year 6 French Trip

25th May                 (Friday) School Closed – Aquinas Staff Training Day

28th May – 1st June               Half Term Holiday

4th June                  First Day of second half of Summer Term for children

8th June                  ‘Raise the Roof’ fundraiser – Canterbury Oast Quiz

15th June                Sports Day at Norman Park

26th June                Year 1 Visit to Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood

18th July                PTA – “Schools Out - Break the Rules”

20th July                 End of Summer Term (school closes at 1.40pm)


5th September      First Day of Autumn Term 2018 for children

22nd October – 2nd November         Half Term Holiday               (Two Weeks)

5th November      First Day of second half of Autumn Term for children

19th & 20th December   KS2 Carol Services

21st December    Last Day of Term (School Closes at 1.40pm)