NEW SCHOOL RAMP
We would like to thank a member of our school community Jonathan Rowe, who has kindly paid for the installation of our new ramp. This crossway now provides a safe and convenient way to walk between Hemstalls Playground and the main path.
A special thank you also to a local building merchant, Orpin G & Son for donating some of the materials, as well as to Billy Deal and his team for all their hard work in the actual construction.
We hope that parents and carers have found this to be a great improvement to our school site.
NEW OUTSIDE LEARNING AREA
We are delighted to be able to let our school community know that a fantastic new learning area has been built outside on our playing field for all the children to be able to enjoy. As you can see from the picture this will provide a wonderful setting for our children’s learning.
This project has been funded by the local Co-op Community Fund, co-ordinated by the PTA, without which, this exciting project would not have been possible. A huge thank you, therefore, to the PTA and our local Co-op for their invaluable support. Further details will follow very soon regarding the official opening of our new outdoor learning area!
MAY QUEEN AND KING FOR 2021/2022
We have great pleasure in confirming the following appointments:
- May Queen will be Rosie H (H3)
- Female Attendants will be Matilda H and Olivia B (H3)
- May King will be AJ (H3)
- Male Attendants will be Jacob D and Ronnie L (H4)
Many congratulations to you all.
Maths Week took place the last week of Term 5 at the school, where all the children engaged in a variety of maths activities. As part of this, all parents and carers were sent a family maths quiz to complete. The following children and their families achieved the highest scores:
- Hattie D – Roundwood 4
- Dexter H – Bramleyham 2
- Kaya Z – Hemstalls 4
Well done to these pupils and all the families that took part.
Steel Drum Band Visit
We were so lucky to have a Steel Drum Band visit our school. All the pupils had so much fun learning to play them. We were outside on the school field. I wonder if the whole of New Ash Green heard us?
There were a lot of smiles during the Irie Steelpan workshop when the children had the pleasure of playing a new instrument called the steel drums!
Through the power of music, the whole school travelled to the Caribbean and discovered Jamaican Ska music.
We learnt how steel drums are made and some fun dance moves which everyone enjoyed performing to a live performance of the steel drums. It was an enjoyable and memorable experience for all the children and teaching staff!
Well done Tristan!
A big well done to Tristan for winning first place in his latest show jumping competition, entitled: ‘Last Show before Lockdown’. Tristan jumped 50cm at Willow Farm in Faversham. Very well done again to Tristan, a great achievement.
Louis’ Charity Haircut
Louis has been growing his hair for just over 2 years now and has decided to have it cut for the Little Princess Trust charity which makes wigs for children that lose their hair due to treatment or medication during illness. His mum wasn’t totally sure he would go through with it when it got to a certain length but nope he was certain he was going to grow it the full 7-10 inches. Even after the comments of “why’s there a girl playing on their football team? And “he looks like a girl” he just didn’t care because he knew why he was doing it and if they didn’t want to find out why and just wanted to judge then he was ok with that. When the time come to cutting the 8/9 inches off we contacted the charity and they said they had an abundance of that length and really needed 12-14 inches so he said let’s do it and so he carried on and on 26th September 2020 Louis cut off an amazing 14 inches of hair and after setting his target to £200 him and his sister that also decided to join in the week before the big chop raised an amazing £2000 for the little princess charity.
To say we are all proud is and understatement and off course his football team were all their by his side just like always.
Well done Louis.
The Gruffalo Opens our New Library!
Mock Election December 12
As part of their work around British Values, Year 6 planned, organised and took part in a mock election. The children formed political parties (Vision, Transform, Tomorrow and Progress) and created manifestos with their three key policies on.
They delivered party election broadcasts and a poster campaign to encourage the children in Hemstalls to vote. The children took part in the vote on Thursday 12th December and the winning party was Vision which was represented by Finley G.
Congratulations to him and well done to all of the children involved and thank you to all who voted.