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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 31st March 2023

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers

Dear Parents/Carers,

Easter holidays already - how time flies!  The Spring Term has been busy, exciting and successful, with many happy moments for every class.  Looking back at our ‘Ambitions for 2023’, we can see how well our children are doing – we are so proud of them!

Exciting news: the TSA are funding a brand new outdoor classroom/ gazebo (similar to this photo) on our school field.  The funds for this come from previous TSA events, including Christmas events, fireworks, discos, summer fairs and non-uniform days like today, so thank you for your contributions.  The new gazebo will be installed on our school field, with work starting during the Easter holidays.  It will provide extra shade and an area to sit when children are on the field for summer breaktimes and lunchtimes.  It will also be a new base for class lessons which are taking place outdoors.  We can’t wait to share it with you!

Please join us if you can for the TSA Easter Egg Hunt at 3.15 today. Tickets are on sale at The Tunbury School Association (TSA) (pta-events.co.uk)

We wish all of Team Tunbury a very happy Easter holidays.  Enjoy the Easter eggs!  We look forward to seeing children back in school on Monday 17th April.

Best wishes

Ruth Austin

Headteacher 

Notices 

Assistant Headteacher: In a change to our leadership structure, Mrs Davies is taking on the role of Assistant Headteacher.  Mrs Davies will work alongside our two Deputy Headteachers, Miss Stevens and Mr Taylor, in our school leadership.  Mrs Davies is also still our SENCo, so please continue to liaise with her regarding special educational needs. 

Term Dates 2023/2024: We have just published our term dates and INSET days for the next academic year on our website. These can be viewed under the Parents tab or by using this link: Tunbury Primary School - Term Dates 2324 

School Office Receptionist: We are recruiting for a new Receptionist to work in our main school office to cover Mrs Foreman’s maternity leave. Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in this role: https://www.kent-teach.com/Recruitment 

Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III: To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, we will be holding our very own Coronation Celebration at Tunbury School on Friday 5th May from 2pm - 4pm. 

You are welcome to collect your children from their usual classrooms at 2pm and then join us for music, a variety of inflatable activities, food and drinks and our very popular ice cream van!  Let’s come together as a community to celebrate this momentous occasion in our history! 

Weekly Class Attendance: This is a weekly feature on our bulletin to highlight and celebrate good levels of attendance.

Congratulations to Bears Class for having perfect attendance this week! A big well done also to Emerald Class for being the KS2 winners. 

Class

Weekly Attendance Percentage

Bears

☆100%☆

Emerald

☆98.89%☆

Scarlet

98.85%

Hedgehogs

98.67%

Blue

98.61%

Crimson

98.15%

Orange

98.08%

Amber

98.02%

Turquoise

97.41%

Yellow

96.44%

Indigo

96.30%

Pink

95.93%

Lilac

94.64%

Owls

94.44%

Lavender

94.44%

Sapphire

94.44%

Red

93.52%

Violet

93.33%

Ruby

92.22%

Magenta

90.80%

Azure

90.37%

Team Points: Our end-of-term scores show that Hawking team are the winners for Term 4!  Hawking team have their reward this afternoon – congratulations! 

Rowling

Attenborough

Holmes

Hawking

6647

6760

6989

7015

After school clubs: Please note that this week was the last session for our current clubs. Details of a new selection of clubs for Term 5 and 6 will be sent out after the Easter holidays. 

Dates for your Diary 

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

Friday 31st March – TSA Easter Bunny Hunt – 3.15 pm

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

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

Thursday 27th April - Provisional NEU Strike Day NEW

Friday 28th April – TSA Disco for Year 2, 3 and 4 children

Monday 1st May - Bank Holiday – School Closed

May – Year 2 (KS1) SATs

Tuesday 2nd May - Provisional NEU Strike Day NEW

Friday 5th May – Y3 Visit to Wingham Wildlife Park NEW

Friday 5th May – Coronation Celebration 2pm – 4 pm NEW

Monday 8th May – Bank Holiday in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III

Tuesday  9th – Friday 12th 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 16th June – TSA Disco for Year R and Year 1 children NEW

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 31st March            Ruby Class Assembly

Friday 28th April               Sapphire Class Assembly

Thursday 4th May             Pink Class Assembly - Please note change of date NEW

Friday 12th May               Red Class Assembly                                   

Friday 19th May               Bears Assembly

Friday 26th May               Owls Assembly

Friday 16th June               Hedgehogs Assembly

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Welcome to Term 6

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