Wed 22 Jun 2022
Re: Mary Poppins
Here are the final arrangements for the performances of our production:
Tuesday 28th June Dress Rehearsal to the school – 1.30pm
Wednesday 29th June Afternoon performance – 1.30pm
Evening performance – 6pm – 7.15pm
Thursday 30th June Evening performance – 6pm – 7.15pm
We would like to take this moment to thank your child, and you, for your support; be it for helping with lines, songs, dances, costumes and picking up at a later time. Everyone has been working so hard on how to perform to an audience and we are excited to share our hard work – it is a lovely show and we are very proud of the children.
For the evening performances, please drop your child at the school office reception at 5:30pm. They will need to be picked up from the classrooms below:
Girls – 6RI
Boys – the new classroom (to the left of the school hall; near the car park gate)
If you are not attending one of the evening performances, please do collect your child from the appropriate rear exit as they will be unable to leave on their own.
The majority of costumes are being provided by the school. Your child should know whether they need to bring anything in from home. All costumes should be in school by Friday 24th June in a named plastic bag. Thank you.
Wed 25 May 2022
The school will celebrate the Queen's Jubilee on Monday 6th June. We invite all children to wear red, white and blue clothes for the day and will be having a 'Cream Tea' party at 2.15pm.
The school will provide every child with a scone with jam and cream. If you are happy for your child to eat a scone during the afternoon, please complete the survey below.'
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Parents' Evening - Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th April
In order to maximise flexibility, we have decided to offer a choice of virtual or face to face meetings for the Spring 2022 Parents' Evening.
Appointments are available for Tuesday 5th or Thursday 7th April between 4pm and 7pm. The meetings will provide an opportunity for you to discuss your child's emotional and academic progress with the class teacher. Please can you indicate in the survey, a time slot that is convenient and whether you would like to meet face to face in school or via Zoom. The teacher will organise the appointments and send you confirmation of the exact time by Wednesday 30th March.
The virtual meetings will have one Meeting ID and Password for all parents and the teacher will admit you at your allocated time from the waiting room. Each appointment will last a maximum of 10 minutes and parents will need to be present in the waiting room at the time allocated.
All face to face meetings will take place in the classroom and there will be an opportunity for you to view your child's work.
Please complete a survey for each child at the school.
If you would like to meet with Mrs Sampson (SENCO) please specify using the survey.
- Thu 03 Mar 2022
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Welcome back to what looks like it is going to be a very busy half term.
Term dates are Monday 28th February- Friday 8th March.
We are looking forward to dedicating the day to books and enjoyment of the written word on Thursday 3rd March. Please could your child dress up as a book character of their choice.
Up and coming dates for the diary:
Monday 28th February - School returns
Thursday 3rd March – World Book Day
Friday 4th March – 4CH Class assembly 9.00am
Thursday 10th March – Class photographs
Friday 11th March – 5CN Class assembly 9.00am
Friday 18th March – 4CR Class assembly 9.00am
Tuesday 5th April – Parents evening*
Thursday 7th April – Parents evening*
Friday 8th April – School closes at 3.30pm
11th April – 22nd April Easter holiday
School returns after the Easter break on Monday 25th April.
Monday 2nd May- School closed: Bank Holiday Monday.
NB: Future INSET days are 27th May and 21st July.
* more information to follow
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Local weather forecasts for Friday 18th February are currently predicting winds in excess of 85mph when pupils and parents will be travelling to school. With most local schools locally closing owing to the severe weather warning, it is likely we will face difficulty with staffing.
While it is tempting to wait until the morning. I have taken the difficult decision to close the school tomorrow and provide you with as much notice as possible. Work for all children will be available from 08.30am, via Google Classroom.
School will re open on Monday 28th February. Please stay safe and enjoy the break.
New Milton Junior School
Thu 17 Feb 2022
Updated Inset days:
27th May 2022
21st July 2022 (Last day of term is Wednesday 20th July).
Summer holidays run from 22nd July- 31st August.
Please see Hampshire School holiday dates- School holiday dates | Hampshire County Council (hants.gov.uk)
Tue 08 Feb 2022
Please join Mrs Grinyer today at 2pm.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 749 9405 7852
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Reading in School
We all understand the importance of encouraging your children to read as much as they can when they can and where they can. In school, we work hard to provide as many opportunities to not only read to learn, but also to trigger curiosity, and that love of escaping to a new world.
Each day we share new words and reflect on the impact of them. We would very much like to continue to grow this exploration, and hopefully, one day a love of reading in as many different ways as possible. We cannot make your child have a passion for reading, but we can all work together to provide as many reasons to read as we can!
We share what we do via the website, Twitter and of course via the children. Please know you are always welcome to be part of the journey.
If you would like to be involved …
Please contact Becci in the office should you wish to hear readers in the mornings. For our current parent readers, we would like to welcome you back straight after half-term.
If you would like to come in and share a story with your child’s class, please let Mrs Grinyer know.
Library opening to parents with their child
Please note that as of Monday 28th February we will be opening our library before and after school should you wish to join your child in selecting a book to bring home.
Tuesday - 8.30am
Wednesday - 8.30am
Friday - 3.30pm
World Book Day and a Book Exchange
I also thank you ahead of time as World Book Day is looming! I will send more information nearer the time, but do know we will be dressing up as book character. On the day, we will also be doing a book exchange. A few parents have already donated books that their children have outgrown - a huge thank you! If you are having a spring clean and have any books that you would like to donate to the school, please drop them to the office during the week beginning 14th February.
All we ask is that they are of good quality as each child, on World Book Day, will have the chance to choose a book to keep.
Website and Parent Zooms
For any information about reading, writing or spelling, please look at the curriculum section in our school website. Please also know that I will run some live Zoom sessions for any questions you might like answered. (a first meeting date was shared via survey yesterday (Thursday 3rd February). This first English session will be on Tuesday 8th February at 2pm.
Thank you for your continued support at home. If you have any questions, please do contact either your child’s class teacher or me at any point.
Wed 26 Jan 2022
You may be aware that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at New Milton Junior School has significantly spiked this week. As a result, there are a number of children and staff self-isolating. At this time the school is still able to fully function and all classes are covered by our own teaching staff. However, there may be some disruption to after school activities and class assemblies in the next couple of weeks.
We will continue to follow all of the DFE guidance ensuring:
- regular deep cleaning
- regular handwashing or use of anti-bacterial gel
- high levels of ventilation throughout the school
- separation of classes and year groups in the school dinner hall
- no mixing of classes or year groups when inside
I am also considering reintroducing year group playtimes and lunchtimes for the next week in order to try and prevent transmission.
As a parent, you can support by testing your child regularly, and keeping your child at home if they either test positive or show any symptoms of Covid-19. Attached to this email is another copy of the letter sent out yesterday, which provides information on what to do if your child has a case of Covid-19.
I am sure that this latest spike is temporary and that if further restrictions are required, they will only be needed for a short period. As always, my main concern is to ensure the safety of the school community and I will continue to monitor the situation and act rapidly on any advice received.
If you have any concerns about this email, please contact me through the school office.
Thank you for your continued support