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Weekly Bulletin:Friday 28th June 2024

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers

Dear Parents/Carers,

It’s a short bulletin this week, as we’re all currently out on the field enjoying Sports Day.  We’ve been lucky with the weather this year and it looks like parents won’t be finishing the day wearing your picnic blankets for warmth, like you were last year!  A full report on Sports Day will be in next week’s bulletin.

A final reminder of today’s timings is as follows:

9.35-10.00

Playground gate open for entry*

9.45-11.30

KS2 Sports Day (for all children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)

11.30-1.00

Playground gate open for entry/exit*

11.45-12.30

Family Picnic

For Reception and Key Stage 1 children, you will collect from classroom doors at 11.45, the start of the family picnic, as you do at hometime.

Key Stage 2 children will come out onto the field in their classes and be dismissed to you individually just after 11.45.

At the end of the family picnic, a bell will be rung and all Tunbury children will return to their classes.

1.00-2.45

FS/KS1 Sports Day (for all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)

2.45

Optional early collection for all children, using normal home time arrangements. This should be at around 2.45, but will happen 15 minutes after the end of FS/KS1 Sports Day. Please ensure you have signed the class list before leaving with your child.

Year 5/6 children that walk home alone will only be able to leave school without an adult at 3.15.

3.10/3.15

Normal home time arrangements for remaining children.

* If you wish to arrive or leave school at other times throughout the day, please enter/exit via the front gate.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Best wishes

Ruth Austin

Headteacher

Our Learning: Year 6

This term in science we have begun our ‘Animals including humans’ topic, which has involved us learning about the circulatory and digestive systems. The children researched how the heart functions and then produced some fantastic explanation texts about this. They were incredibly detailed, including technical vocabulary and diagrams. 

 

Once the children knew how blood is pumped around the body, the next step was to discover the four different components of blood. The children then created their own models of blood, with the four components of plasma, platelets, white blood cells and red blood cells being represented by yellow-dyed water, purple pom poms, mini marshmallows, and red-dyed Cheerios respectively. The children found it fun to represent blood in this way, although were very tempted to eat the marshmallows and Cheerios! 
 

Next up was learning how humans digest nutrients and water. The children found this more challenging but were eager to learn how our body is able to digest food in a way that means we get the correct nutrients to help us function. After watching a video that showed a body digesting food, they were able to order and explain the different processes involved. 

 

In art, we have begun an artist study of Michelle Jarder. After researching some of her work, the children were able to identify that she creates photos that look like a person is moving by using the panning technique. They were excited to attempt this themselves so we headed outside and the children created their own photographs in Jarder’s style, which we were very impressed with! 

 

Our D.T. work this term has seen the children working as a team of designers who have been given the design brief of designing a nightlight. The children have researched different types of nightlights and their next step will be to explore more complex electrical circuits which will allow the nightlight to react to its environment- illuminate and change colours depending on the brightness of natural light. In order to achieve this, the children will be learning to use code. 

We have also been working very hard on our Year 6 production! The children were initially a bit overwhelmed when first rehearsing on the stage, but they are really coming into their own! Lots of them have learnt their lines and are now working on volume and acting. It has been so lovely to see them become more confident in themselves. Their singing is sounding…. beautiful! We can’t wait for you to see the show on the 19th July. 

Notices

School ties: We have stock of school ties in the office- cost £3.50. These can be purchased via School Money and collected from the school office after payment. schoolmoney parent login

Class Group Photographs: The recent Class Group photograph can now be viewed and purchased via the link emailed to parents on Tuesday. There will be a free “deliver to school” option open until Tuesday 9th July 2024, otherwise home delivery is available for £5 postage and packing. If you need assistance or have any questions regarding placing an order, please call 01736 751555 (option 3) or click on the “contact” button on Tempest’s website home page (htempest.co.uk) where their friendly team will be happy to help.

End of year reports: This year, we’ll be sharing our end-of-year school reports for every child via your email address, instead of by paper.  To make sure you have access to your child’s report, please make sure that we have the correct email address for you on our system.  If you would like to provide an updated email address, please send this in to office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk  Thank you.

Diversity Week: From Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July, our Diversity Ambassadors would like everyone to experience the customs and traditions of different cultures.  What better way to immerse the children in this than to learn about the cultures within our Tunbury community?  Therefore, we are asking if there are any parents/ carers or family members who would be willing to share their cultural customs and traditions with classes or year groups within the school.  Please contact the school office if you are able to help: office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk

TSA Circus: The circus is coming to Tunbury Primary School on Saturday 20th July! We have the amazing company Circus Pizaz joining us this year for our summer circus! There are 3 show times to choose from and tickets are £6.50, however as an early bird offer - Children's tickets are currently £5 until 30th June. 

It's going to be a fantastic event so we hope you can join us! Book your tickets to the circus now at:
https://www.pta-events.co.uk/tunbury/index.cfm 

If you don't want to come and watch the circus show, there is still lots of fun to be had as there will be hot/cold drinks, hot food, sweet treats, cakes, crazy golf, glitter/face paint, giant inflatable slide, a fun fair ride, games, craft stalls, henna, bungee trampolines and a bar! (General entry is free or by donation and you do not need to book tickets if you are not coming to watch the circus show). 

 

School dinner payments: Please continue to pay for school lunches in cash or cheques payable to TCS Education Catering Ltd. This can be sent to school in a sealed, named envelope via the school office.

Weekly Class Attendance: This is a weekly feature on our bulletin to highlight and celebrate good levels of attendance. Our KS2 winners for this week are Amber Class with an amazing 98.89% followed closely by our KS1 Winners, Owls Class, with a fantastic 98.61%. Well done!   

Class

Weekly Attendance Percentage

Amber

☆98.89%☆

Owls

☆98.61%☆

Bears

98.15%

Turquoise

98.15%

Lavender

97.94%

Magenta

97.7%

Hedgehogs

97.22%

Lilac

96.77%

Sapphire

96.3%

Pink

96.15%

Orange

96.00%

Scarlet

95.79%

Violet

95.79%

Blue

95.63%

Indigo

94.84%

Red

93.42%

Crimson

92.96%

Yellow

90.87%

Azure

90.74%

Ruby

90.37%

Emerald

86.74%

Team Points: Here are this week’s Team Points. Rowling team are still ahead – fabulous work! 

Rowling

Attenborough

Holmes

Hawking

3005

2791

2550

2778

Dates for your Diary

Term dates for 2023/24: www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Parents/Term-Dates-23-24/

Term dates for 2024/25: www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Parents/Term-Dates-24-25/

Term 6

Friday 28th June – Sports Day (KS2 am, family picnic at lunchtime, FS/KS1 pm, TSA Refreshments)

Friday 5th July – Reserve Sports Day

Monday 8th July – Year 5 Open Afternoon, 2-3pm - Art Henri Rousseau Rainforest

Wednesday 10th July - Whole School Transition Day (all classes move up to new teachers), with Open Classroom session for parents/carers 3.15-3.45

Thursday 11th July – Rochester visit – Year 4

Friday 12th July – African mask workshop Year 2

Friday 12th July – Children’s annual reports available

Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July – Diversity Week

Thursday 18th July – Year 3 Enrichment Day: Hero/Heroine Dress up

Thursday 18th July – Year 6 Performance: 2 pm and 6 pm

Friday 19th July – (TSA) Dare to be Different

Friday 19th July – Year 6 School Prom, 6.30 -9.30 pm

Saturday 20th July – (TSA) Tunbury Summer Circus

Monday 22nd July – Year 6 Open Afternoon, 2-3pm – Afternoon Tea

Tuesday 23rd July – Year 6 Leavers’ Assemblies: Emerald 9.00, Crimson 9.45, Violet 10.30

Tuesday 23rd July – Last day of term

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Welcome to Term 6

The last day of Term 6 / Academic year is Tuesday  23rd July 2024