Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the second half of the summer term, I hope you all had a relaxing half term break.

The PSA are busy finalising details for our annual school fete on Saturday 29th June and will be sending out more information next week.

In the meantime, a reminder of some dates for your diary in the lead up to the fete.

Friday 14th June – colourful t-shirt day in exchange for sweet donations

Friday 21st June – crazy hair day in exchange for bottle and general tombola items

Friday 28th June – cake donations

Thank you for the donations of raffle prizes received so far, we still need more so if you can donate a raffle prize, please drop it into the school office; thank you. 

Sports this week:

A report from Miss Gilbert…Three teams from years 5 and 6 took part in a rounder’s competition on Wednesday at JFan, the weather conditions were perfect!

We played a total of nine games throughout the day, with twenty seven other teams competing.

The children were superbly behaved and a credit to Henham, their sportsmanship was outstanding.  The A team came 7th overall.  Well done to everyone who took part and was involved in the day.

Class organisation 2019/20

As we have passed the deadline for teacher resignations for this academic year, I am now able to confirm the class teacher arrangements for the academic year 2019/20.

They are as follows:

EYFS Mrs Barford      Year 1 Miss Branch

Year 2 Miss Jeremy Year 3 Mrs Brennan

Year 4 Mrs Espie Year 5 Mrs Brogan

Year 6 Mrs Carter

All staff will be involved in a series of handover meetings with the current class teacher, to ensure a smooth transition and the continuation of any additional support provided for individual children.

In addition to the above, on Monday 8th July, the children will get to spend the morning with their new teacher. 

Coming up:

Week commencing 10th June – Phonics screening week, Year 1

Monday 10th June – Year 3 and 4 trip to Hatfield Forest

Tuesday 11th June – Year R and 1 trip to Sealife centre

Friday 14th June – colourful t-shirt day in exchange for sweet donations

Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th June – Year 5 Thaxted Music Festival Experience

Wednesday 19th June – Author visit for Years EYFS, 1 and 2 (more details to follow)

Wednesday 19th June – Key Stage 2 District sports

Friday 21st June – crazy hair day for bottle and general tombola items

Friday 21st June – Thaxted Music Festival event for Year 5 parents (pm) – further details to follow

Friday 28th June – cake donations

Saturday 29th June – Henham school fete, 12noon – 3pm.

Friday 5th July – Class photos (not individual)

Monday 8th July – New class taster morning

Finally, as already emailed out earlier today, to confirm that on Wednesday next week, (12th June), I will be having foot surgery and will be away from school until medically fit to return to work.

I have absolute confidence in our wonderful team of staff and know that they will continue to ensure the continued smooth running of our school.

Should you wish to speak to someone about your child, please follow our usual communication procedures, starting with the class teacher.  If you would like to discuss matters with an alternative staff member, then Mrs Carter will be your contact for Key Stage 2 and Mrs Espie for Key stage 1.

I look forward to seeing you all on my return.
With best wishes,

Kim Hall,