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Weekly Bulletin: Friday 9th July 2021

Headteacher’s message to parents/carers 

Dear Parents/Carers, 

Although we are sorry that parents and carers could not join us for Sports Day this year, children have enjoyed the events throughout the week. 

In Sports Day, every child throughout Team Tunbury has scored points for their House Team, as well as having the opportunity to experience Paralympic events, provided by Progressive Sports. Children also enjoyed traditional team based events such as football, tennis, hockey, throwing and jumping, followed by class races over 100M on the athletics track. Children from each class then joined together within the year group bubble to race against the other 2 classes. Once again, everyone had the opportunity to score points for their team. 

The points were combined from every year group and our winners were revealed in this morning’s whole-school assembly. In KS1 (for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) the winners were Attenborough! In KS2 (for Years 3-6) the winners were Rowling! The full points totals are the in notices section below. Well done to everyone for taking part and huge congratulations to our winners.

As well as Sports Day, children have been following England’s fortunes this week. It’s been a positive and uplifting experience for us all – come on England! We had lots of excitement, and some very tired faces, in school on Thursday morning after our semi-final drama. We understand that many of our children will want to stay up late on Sunday evening to watch the final, so with all of this in mind, we are offering a little flexibility in children’s start times on Monday morning. If you feel that your child would benefit from a longer sleep after watching the match, we will not mark children as ‘late’ if they are in school by 10.00am. We hope that this gives families some flexibility and recognises the special nature of this event. Of course we also understand that everyone’s views on this matter will be different, and many families will not be able to make use of this extra time due to their own work commitments.

Please note: All school staff will be in school as normal on Monday, and the normal gates will be open from 8.35-8.55, as usual. From 8.55-10.00, please come in through the front gate and report to the school office – thank you. Children who arrive after 10.00 will be marked late, and any unexplained or football-related absences will be not be authorised. Dinner registers will be taken in class at 10.00, so children can order their lunch in class as normal.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. 

Best wishes 

Ruth Austin


Our Learning: Year 6 

Maths: We have been consolidating our maths learning over the past two weeks and have completed activities around White Rose Bakery. The children created their recipe, worked out the right value for money when shopping for ingredients and created a price for each cupcake to ensure a profit was made. As this week has been Tunbury Maths week, on Weighing Wednesday we baked our cupcakes and decorated them. This used our skills of weighing and reading scales accurately. The children did very well with this and thoroughly enjoyed it!


English: This term, we have read the text ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’.


The children have been completely engaged in this text which focuses on two main characters, Bradley and Jeff. We have used our comprehension skills to retrieve, infer and deepen our understanding of the text. In addition to this, we took on the role of ‘Agony Alan’ and responded to an email advising Jeff of what he should do regarding his friendship issues with Bradley. We also created an advice leaflet for Bradley, suggesting ways he could improve his attitude and behaviour.

Residential Trip: Over two thirds of the year group attended our residential to PGL. It was an outstanding experience for all children. The behaviour and attitude of all children was exceptional. Many children faced their fears and absolutely smashed all of the activities. The three days were very intense and the children coped well with this. The children were offered a range of activities including raft building, zip wire and the giant swing.



The rest of Year 6 stayed at school with Mrs Seymour. They attended our weekly Forest School session, where they were able to explore the area and play games. In addition to this, they watched a film with snacks during a cinema afternoon.    

Tunbury Olympic Sports Days 2021  

Key Stage 1

Year group























Points total













Key Stage 2

Year group





























Points total












I’d like to thank Mr Kent and the Progressive Sports team for their hard work and enthusiasm in delivering the Sports Days for each year group and for making this event possible. I hope that the children are inspired and that they enjoying watching the Tokyo Olympic Games with you over the summer.

Mr. May, PE lead


Year 4 enjoy their sports pm                       


School procedures and Covid risk assessment: Despite the anticipated changes for Step 4 of the Covid roadmap on 19th July, we are not planning to make any changes to school procedures for the last three days of term from Monday 19th July – Wednesday 21st July. This means that school procedures will remain unchanged, with continued non-mixing of bubbles and staggered entry and exit times until the end of this term. 

There will be changes to school procedures from September and as usual, we will let you know about this as soon as we possibly can. 

Transition day next Friday: On Friday July 16th, children will spend the day with their new teachers in their new classrooms. Our new staff are visiting us for the day, so if your child’s teacher is new to Tunbury, they will be here too. 

Children will go straight to their new classrooms from their normal gates when they come into the school site in the morning – we will help children so that they know where to go. There is no change to entry/exit procedures, times or gates: please use the same gates as you have been using all year for your current year groups. At the end of the day, children will be dismissed in the same way as they have been, using the same gates and times as you have been using all year. 

Tunbury Maths Olympics: As well as Sports Week, this has also been our Tunbury Maths Olympics week. Thank you for supporting children with some amazing Maths outfits today! As Maths Olympics week concludes this afternoon (after this bulletin has been published), we will include information about this in next week’s bulletin. 

Class Photos: The class group photographs are now ready for you to view and purchase via the links that were emailed out to parents earlier in the week.  There is a free “deliver to school” option open until Monday 12th July.  After this date home delivery is available for £5 postage and packing. 

Menu change: On the last day of term, Wednesday 21st July, the school kitchen will be serving fish and chips instead of the lunch published.

Team Points: This week’s scores are as follows. As well as winning KS2 Sports Day, Rowling are also in the lead for our whole-school Team Points competition this term – well done!









Covid-19: It is vitally important that nobody with symptoms of Covid-19 should approach or enter the school site.

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. You and anyone you live with should stay at home and not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in close contact with them since your symptoms started or during the 48 hours before they started.

If you need to inform us of a positive Covid test result for your child, please do so straight away, either by phone (during the working day) or email (in the evenings or weekend) to the school office: 01634 863085 or office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk . In your message, please include the date of symptoms starting, the date of the test and your phone number so that we can contact you.

Entry/Exit procedures: These are unchanged for Term 6 and remain as follows.

Year Group

Entry Time

Collection Time


Year R

8.35 – 8.45

3.05 – 3.15

Playground gate

Year 1

8.35 – 8.45

3.05 – 3.15

Front gate

Year 2

8.45 – 8.55

3.15 – 3.25

Front gate

Year 3

8.45 – 8.55

3.15 – 3.25

Playground gate

Year 4

8.35 – 8.45

3.05 – 3.15

Side gate

Year 5

8.45 – 8.55

3.15 – 3.25

Side gate

Year 6

8.45 – 8.55

3.15 – 3.25

Side gate

Dates for your Diary 

Term Dates for 2020/21: https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Parents/Term-Dates-2020-2021/ 

Term dates for 2021/22: https://www.tunbury.kent.sch.uk/Parents/Term-Dates-21-22/ 

Monday 12th July – Thursday 15th July – Bikeability training for Year 6 NEW

Friday 16th July – Whole school transition day

Monday 19th July – TSA ‘Dare to be different’ day

Wednesday 21st July – last day of Term 6


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The last day of Term One is Friday 21st October