Sholden Primary School





Dear Lord,

Blessed are the peacemakers, those who bring peace into our lives – may we follow their example and bring peace into our own lives.


Dear Parents,


It is hard to believe that another term has already ended!  As always this has been a very busy term and I hope you have enjoyed reading and hearing about some of the wonderful activities, trips, visitors and sporting events that have taken place so far in 2018.

I would like to thank staff and students for all their hard work and parents for your continued support in working in partnership to help achieve success for every child.


We finished term today with an amazing class-led worship by the children in Kingfishers.  It was a wonderful act of worship, so a huge well done to all of them and to Miss Bloomfield and Mrs Dawson for all their hard work and dedication.


Today we also held our Royal Reward tea party for children who are always well behaved, always working hard and always getting things done.  A huge well done to Harriet S, Jacob O, Nancy T and Jessica P – lovely, hardworking and well behaved pupils!

 Royal Reward  

 This week, I am also pleased to announce that the well-deserved winners, selected to sit at the ‘golden’ table for lunch, were: Alann, Harry, Felicity, Sophia H, Maelys , Stanley

 Well done to them all for demonstrating kindness and respect to all those around them and for displaying exemplary behaviour at lunchtimes this week– superb role models!


Just a gentle reminder that we come back on Monday 19th February.


As always if you need to get in touch, then please email me at: or call into school for an appointment.



Star Awards:  Libby, Harry, Adam, Jessica, Evie K., Ethan and Phoebe (at the time of going to press!)  Well done to them all!

Headteacher Awards:  Harriet S, Jacob, Noah C. and Libby.

A special Headteacher’s Well Done to Mia and Eleanor for a superb standard of project homework which included some exceptional writing!

Attendance Award

This week’s attendance award goes to Ducklings class with 98% attendance, closely followed by Herons class. Well done!

The House Cup was won by RED team with 100 house points!


Please ensure that your child has the correct PE Kit in school.  This is important and will be monitored by teachers next term.


A message from Mr Rainer – Sports Coach:

Sports Relief: Earlier this week all children were given a letter regarding the exciting sports relief fundraiser the whole school will be taking part in after half term. ‘The Sholden School Marathon challenge’.

The fundraising sheets will be going out on the first day of next term (Monday 19th February. If you want to get a head start and begin collecting now, then you can back fill the sponsorship forms.

Sports relief is a fantastic charity and event that includes everyone up and down the country, any donations would be gratefully received.


We’ve had an exciting term of PE which included gymnastics, fitness tests and KS2 children becoming the teachers and designing their own PE lesson, which was great fun!

After half term ALL PE will be done at the school, either outside on the playground where possible or in the sports hall.

 Reminder of PE kit needed:

  • Plimsolls for KS1
  • Plain Trainers
  • House T- shirt
  • Navy Shorts/ Tracksuit
  • Spare Socks


A message from Miss Dillon – re Herons class trip – 2nd March

This term Herons class have produced some fantastic home learning pieces and as a result of their interest and efforts we are going to visit Maidstone Museum’s Egyptian collection. This is the only adult human mummy in Kent, ‘The Lady of the House, Ta-Kush, Daughter of Osiris, Pa-Muta; her mother Lady of the House, Shay’. Her 2,700 year old mummy was brought to England in the 1820s and is undoubtedly going to peak their interest even more! Well done Herons!


A message from Miss Pye

Well done to all those who have produced fab homework this term! I have provided three reading books for your child to continue their enjoyment of reading over half term.  They also have the usual phonic homework along with number practise. Mrs Hopper and I would like to congratulate you on a fantastic term, and wish you all a happy and safe half term.


A message from Miss Bloomfield

Well done to Kingfishers Class who have worked really hard on their collective worship this week; planning and selecting all the different parts of the service. We have enjoyed looking at the homework projects this week and a huge pat on the back to everyone for all their effort. Keep reading over the holidays.


A message from Mrs Bowman – World Book day - Thursday 1st March.

We are pleased to announce that we are celebrating World Book Day this year! Let’s get our read on! Dress up as your favourite book character and bring in your favourite story to share with your class mates. Your teachers will do the same. To finish off the day, we will have an end of the day parade!


FOSS: Thank you to those who joined us for the monthly ‘Chit and Chat Choosday’ it was lovely to sit and get to know some of you a bit better and hear your fantastic ideas! We hope to make this a regular occurrence, we will keep you updated!



One of the suggestions from Tuesday’s chat was to organise a purely social event for parents, no fundraising, no ulterior motives! So how about a cheese and wine night?  There would be a small entry charge to cover the hire of the hall and supply of cheeses. You can bring your own vino! More details to follow… we know you’re excited!



Thank you to everyone who brought in their £1 donation for Tag day- again this pays for your child’s Easter Egg, which is kindly left by the school’s Easter Bunny. If you did forget to bring it in this term, please could you drop it into school on Monday 19th February, thank you.  £93.00 collected from 104 pupils.

Premier Sports

Premier Sports now provide and manage Sholdens after school clubs. Please use this link to see whats on offer and to book your child/ children onto a course.

Premier Sports are running a half term holiday club at St Marys Primary School.

Available school places:

Having had 2 children leave the school due to moving out of the area at Christmas, we now have 2 available spaces in Reception and also 1 space in year 2.  Let your friends and family know to contact us if they are interested and wish to find out more.

Governing Body Communication:

The Full Governing Body met on 31st January 2018. The Head Teacher’s report was received and issues such as finance, staff and premises were discussed and necessary actions agreed.  Works to the Herons and Swans ramp will hopefully be completed during the February half-term break and the hot water supply is also being replaced very soon. The Governing Body agreed to re-structure its committees to reflect a more efficient and effective way of working. A Governor-led working party was formed to look at reinstating an After Schools Club.

Governors would like to remind parents and carers that children need to be in school every day, and on time. A late arrival after 9.15am is shown as a non-authorised absence and as such has an impact on the school’s attendance performance, as does all non-authorised absences. An attendance level of below 96% impacts on a school’s OFSTED rating, so please remember the whole school is affected if your child is not in school.

Governors would like to hear from staff, parents and carers of any issues surrounding the puffin crossing outside the school. We have recently heard anecdotes recently about vehicles not stopping on red lights, so if you see or hear of such instances, then please tell us (via the School Office) with as much detail as possible (time, vehicle registration, driver details, etc.). A near miss could soon be a real incident and having previously worked with KCC to change the crossing settings, the Governors would like to follow up on this with detailed examples of issues with the crossing.






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December 2017

January 2018