I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
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I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
Year 5 and 6 Parent Reading Workshop
Year 5 and 6 Parent Reading Workshop from 2.00pm - 2.55pm in the KS2 Hall
Swattenden Parents Meeting
Year 6 (Current Year 5) activity and residential trip 2020 parents meeting from 5.30 - 6.00pm in the KS2 Hall.
Reception Open Day
Please feel free to come and look round our school on Thursday 7 November at either 9.30am, 2.00pm or 5.30pm for our Reception Open Day, no booking required.
Reception and Nursery Parent Consultations
Reception and Nursery Parent Consultations
Odd Socks Day
To show our support for Anti-Bullying week in our school, we are inviting all pupils to wear odd socks on Tuesday 12th November. We do not require a donation for this event, however your participation is greatly appreciated.
Year 5 Trip to Kent Life
As part of our topic on Anglo-Saxon Britain, we would like to take the year 5 children to the Museum of Kent Life in Maidstone for an Anglo-Saxon Day on Wednesday 13th November 2019. We feel that this trip will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to enhance their understanding of what life would have been like in Britain during Anglo-Saxon times. The children will be given the opportunity to take part in a variety of interactive workshops and demonstrations including: ‘Life under the Anglo-Saxons’ and ‘Meet an Anglo-Saxon Warrior’.
On the day, we will be leaving promptly at 9:00am in order to arrive at the museum in time for the first workshop. The children will therefore need to be in school promptly at 8:45am to be registered in time. We expect to arrive back to school at the normal time, however, if necessary we will keep you informed by text of any delays due to traffic.
Your child will require a packed lunch for the day and a spare bottle of water. If your child usually has a free school meal and you would like a packed lunch provided, then please indicate on the letter. Children will wear school uniform and we also ask that they wear appropriate footwear and a waterproof coat in case of poor weather.
During the day, the children will have the opportunity to visit the museum gift shop. We suggest that, if you wish, no more than £3.00 spending money is given to your child and kept in a named envelope or wallet/purse. Children will be responsible for their own money at all times throughout the trip.
Parents Evening. School finishes at 2.25pm
Year 2 Parent Reading and Phonics Workshop
We would like to invite you to our Parent Reading Workshop for Year 2, which will be held on Monday 18th November from 2:00pm – 3:00pm. This is not a compulsory workshop, however it is a chance for parents to gain a deeper understanding of how reading is taught and promoted at our school, the end of year expectations for children in year 2 and how parents can best support their children at home to reach their potential. It will start with a short presentation by Mr Millership and Mrs Wasway in the KS1 Hall, followed by an opportunity for parents to go into class to watch a reading lesson. Entry for the workshop will be via the Caxton Road entrance.
Foundation Stage Dressing Up Day
Foundation Stage has been exploring different job roles this term and “Who the people are that help us”. As part of this, we would like to ask the children to dress up as their favourite professional. They can be from anything from, police, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, etc
Year 1 Phonics and Reading Workshop
Year 1 Phonics and Reading Workshop from 2.00pm - 2.55pm
Year 6 Trip to Museum of Kent Life
As part of our topic on ‘Britain since 1930’, we would like to take the year 6 children to the Museum of Kent Life in
Maidstone. We feel that this trip would be a wonderful opportunity for the children, helping to enhance their
understanding of what life would have been like during the war. The children will take part in a variety of interactive
workshops and demonstrations including: evacuee experience, home guard, air raid warden, wartime food, jobs for
women and rag rug making.
There is no charge for the trip, we do though need your permission. Please may you complete the reply slip below
and return it to your child’s class teacher by Monday 11th November.
On the day, children will need to be in school by 8.30am so that we can leave at 8.45am promptly. The children will
travel by coach or school minibus. The activities at the museum do not finish until 2.40pm on the day, so we expect
to arrive back at school between 3.45pm and 4pm, traffic depending. Please may you collect your child from the
main school entrance, or, if they walk home, please give permission below. The children will be outside for some of
the day, so please ensure that your child is wearing sensible shoes and has a warm, waterproof coat in case of
inclement weather. Please may we ask for the children to wear full school uniform on the day as well.
Your child will require a packed lunch for the day and a spare bottle of water. Please also ensure that
your child wears appropriate footwear and brings a waterproof coat in case of inclement weather. Spending money
of up to £5.00 in a sealed envelope or named purse may be brought on the day to spend in the gift shop if you wish.
Able Maths Day
We are delighted to inform you that your child has been chosen to represent Garlinge at an Able Maths Day. This will take place at Holy Trinity and St John’s C of E Primary School, Margate, where they will have an enjoyable and rewarding day working with one of the UK’s leading maths tutors, Pete Hall.
We will be leaving school at 9.00am, so we arrive for a 9:20am start. Therefore please may we ask for you to ensure that your child is in school by 8.50am prompt. Your child will need a nut free packed lunch and they will return to school for 3.15pm.
Please can you make sure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform as they will be photographed to feature on Garlinge Primary School and Nursery’s website, as well as Holy Trinity and St. John’s C of E website if permission has been granted.
Non School Uniform Day
It’s time to start planning outfits for non-uniform day. All we ask in exchange for the opportunity for the children to wear what they want is that you provide a donation for the popular Christmas Fair tombola, which will take place on Saturday 30th November.
Children can come to school on Friday 29th November in non-school uniform. Please ensure that they have sensible footwear on though (ideally school shoes or trainers) and warm clothing. Please bring in a donation suitable for tombola prizes. These will be collected by the PTFA in the Key Stage 1 playground before school.
All donations should be new, unopened and in date please. Bottles, toiletries, gift items, food, any new toys, games, puzzles, books, sweets…
More ways to get involved...
As the Fair draws closer there are lots more ways we need you to get involved to make sure that this Fair is the biggest and best ever, and that we raise much needed funds to support our school.
We still need lots more helpers on the day in order for us to run all the stalls and events that we have planned!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or reach us via the PTFA Facebook page
Garlinge Christmas Fair
Garlinge Primary School Christmas Fair 1.00pm - 4.00pm