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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 25th November 2022

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers

Dear Parents/Carers

Keeping our children safe is our utmost priority at Tunbury.  This takes many different forms and this week, we have focussed on Road Safety.  This is important because something as simple as crossing the road is actually one of the most important safety skills that children need to learn.  

To teach road safety, we have used Kent Road Safety videos in every class this week.  Children found them engaging and informative at every age group, from Reception to Year 6.  If you would like to view these videos, or re-watch them with your child, you can access them at Kent Road Safety Club - KCC Road Safety  Our message to all parents/carers is as follows:

The Kent Road Safety team believe that road safety education is a vital part of a child’s primary and secondary learning and we know parents want to be involved too. Children in Kent primary schools are currently learning some key messages and you can play a part by helping to deliver and reinforce roadside training every time you go out and about.

  1. Talk to your child about road safety whenever you are out and about.
  2. Encourage your child to talk to you about keeping safe near roads.
  3. Lead by example use the Kent Road Safety Code;
    • STOP before the kerb
    • LOOK and LISTEN for traffic
    • THINK about what to do
    • CROSS the road safely with an adult, looking and listening all the time

An additional note for parents/carers of our older children: please do not assume that road safety is only relevant for younger children who are learning to cross the road for the first time.  Children who walk alone or with friends to primary or secondary school are our most high risk group for pedestrian road traffic accidents. 

Thank you for your support in keeping our children safe.

Finally, on another note…World Cup news: we had a fabulous afternoon in school on Monday as we offered all children the opportunity to watch England v Iran in their classrooms.  As you might imagine for such an action-packed match, there was a great atmosphere and a lot of cheering!  We hope that this was a memorable experience for our children – I wonder if you can remember watching (or not being allowed to watch!) a World Cup match when you were at school?

Have a lovely weekend everyone.  If you’re watching the football this evening – come on England!

Best wishes

Ruth Austin




Admissions for children starting school in September 2023 are now open: Applications for a primary school place should be made via your ‘home’ local authority.

At Tunbury, we have had three New Entrants meetings and have one more meeting planned on Thursday 1st December, 1.45-2.45.  To book a place on the New Entrants meeting, please email office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk with your name, your child’s name and a contact number. 

If you have missed our meetings, or wish to re-visit to see the school again or find our more, you can arrange a further visit or phone call by contacting the school office.  We would be happy to help with any queries you may have. 

School photos: The photographs of individual children taken this week will be emailed direct from Tempest to parents. The email will be from: no-reply@tempest-orders.co.uk.  If you do not receive your emailed photograph order details, please check on your 'junk' email account. Proofs of the sibling group photographs will be sent out from school via classes on Monday. Orders for either photographs can be placed online. (Please note we are a cashless office so orders must be paid for online). Please place orders by Wednesday 7th December to be received by the end of term. Please contact the school office if you have a query. 

Team Points: Attenborough team have taken the lead – well done! 









Children in Need: Our Tunbury total is an amazing £758!  We received 176 donations, thank you for your support. Your support will make a difference to children across the UK, supporting those facing greater difficulties or challenges than we face ourselves.

Bikeability: 48 children in Year 6 have completed their Bikeability training this term, which ended this week. They have been awarded Bikeability Level 1 and Level 2 – well done.

Speech, Language and Communication Needs workshop: The Medway Small Steps service are working with SEN Connect to deliver a free Speech, Language and Communication Needs workshop next week. There are several spaces still available. Please see the information and booking link below:

Tuesday 29th November 10am – 12pm, Woodlands School, Gillingham

Booking Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/speech-language-and-communication-needs-workshop-tickets-474036224107

This course will cover: What is a speech, language and communication need?  What are the signs and symptoms?  Assessment and diagnosis, strategies to support at home, resource suggestions and sharing good practice.

This will be a fun and interactive sessions to help you understand the condition and support your children with their learning. 

Medway Small Steps Drop In Coffee & Connect: Please see the poster below to detail a regular drop in happening on the last Friday of every month starting this week for parent/carers of neurodiverse children.  It will be opportunity for parents to learn more about the Medway Small Steps service and meet other parents in a similar situation.


Flu Immunisation: If your child recently missed their Childhood Flu Immunisation at school the School Immunisation Team would like to invite parents to book an appointment at one of their Community Clinics. Parents can book an appointment via their website on the link below: https://www.kentcht.nhs.uk/imms. This link also provides other useful information regarding vaccinations and the School Aged Immunisation Service. 

If your child was vaccinated on their recent visit, you are invited to complete the following surveys https://www.oc-meridian.com/KCHT/survey/ParentGuardianCarerExperienceSurvey or https://www.oc-meridian.com/KCHT/survey/ChildrensExperienceSurveyAges4to10  

Dates for your Diary 

Term dates for 2022/23: https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Term-Dates-22-23/ 

Thursday 1st December - New Entrants meeting 1.45-2.45 pm 

Saturday 3rd December – TSA Christmas Market, 2-4 pm 

Monday 5th December – Year 3 Stone-age Day 

Tuesday 6th December – Y5 Space Day, including the Astronomy Roadshow – dressing up optional 

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th December – TSA Christmas Present Room 

Wednesday 7th December – Advent Assembly at the Church 

Wednesday 7th December – Christmas Performance Year R, 2.30pm 

Thursday 8th December -  IRock Performance to parents am 

Friday 9th December – Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch 

Tuesday 13th December - Christmas Performance Year 1, 2.30pm 

 Thursday 15th December – Christmas Performance Year 2, 2.00pm 

Thursday 15th December – Carols on the Playground Y3/4, 2.55pm 

Friday 16th December – Carols on the Playground Y5/6, 2.55pm 

Friday 16th December – Last day of term 2 for pupils 

Tuesday 3rd January – INSET Day – School Closed for pupils 

Wednesday 4th January – First day of term 3 for pupils 

Wednesday 4th January – WW2 Workshop – Year 6 

Tuesday 24th January – Young Voices Concert at the O2 (Singing Club) 

Monday 30th January – Open afternoon YR: 2-3pm 

Tuesday 31st January – Open afternoon Y1 / Y2: 2-3pm 

Wednesday 1st February – Open afternoon Y3 / Y4: 2-3pm 

Thursday 2nd February – Open afternoon Y5 / Y6: 2-3pm 

Friday 3rd February – National Number Day 

Tuesday 7th February – Safer Internet Day 

Friday 10th February – Last day of term 3 for pupils 

Monday 20th February - INSET Day – School Closed for pupils 

Tuesday 21st February – Start of term 4 for pupils 

Thursday 23rd February - Parent consultation evening – 3.30-6.30pm 

Tuesday 28th February - Parent consultation evening – 3.30-6.30pm 

Friday 17TH March – National Science Day 

Monday 20th March – Francophonie Day 

Thursday 30th March - IRock Performance to parents am 

Friday 31st March – Last day of term 4 for pupils 

Monday 17th April – First day of term 5 for pupils 

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday – School Closed 

May – Year 2 (KS1) SATs 

Monday 8th – Thursday 11th May – Year 6 (KS2) SATs 

Friday 19th May – Y5 Visit to Maidstone Museum 

Monday 22nd– Friday 26th May – Outdoor learning week 

Friday 26th May – Last day of term 5 for pupils 

Monday 5th June - INSET Day – School Closed for pupils 

Tuesday 6th June – First day of term 6 for pupils 

Tuesday 6th- Friday 9th June – STEAM week 

w/c Tuesday 6th June – Year 4 Multiplication Times Tables check 

w/c Monday 12th June – Year 1 Phonics check 

Friday 30th June – Sports Day 

Friday 7th July – Reserve Sports Day

 Friday 21st July – Last day of term/academic year for pupils

Class assemblies 

Class assemblies will be held in the school hall on Friday afternoons.  Parents/carers and family members from each class are warmly invited to join us in school for these events, as our children love to share their learning with you.  Please come to the front of the school and wait outside the hall entrance doors.  You will be invited in at approximately 2.45 pm.  The assembly will begin at 2.50 pm and last for about 10 minutes, finishing in time for you to collect your children at the end of the school day, as normal. 

Friday 25th November  Emerald Class Assembly

Friday 2nd December     Azure Class Assembly

Friday 9th December      Magenta Class Assembly

Friday 13th January         Blue Class Assembly

Friday 20th January         Violet Class Assembly

Friday 27th January         Orange Class Assembly

Friday 3rd February        Scarlet Class Assembly

Friday 10th February      Amber Class Assembly

Friday 3rd March              Lavender Class Assembly

Friday 10th March           Yellow Class Assembly

Friday 17th March           Crimson Class Assembly

Friday 24th March           Turquoise Class Assembly

Friday 31st March            Ruby Class Assembly

Friday 28th April               Sapphire Class Assembly

Friday 5th May                  Pink Class Assembly

Friday 12th May               Red Class Assembly                                   

Friday 19th May               Bears Assembly

Friday 26th May               Owls Assembly

Friday 16th June               Hedgehogs Assembly


Welcome back to Term 4!

The last day of Term Four is Friday 31st March