Sholden Primary School


11th January 2019

Dear Parents,




Dear God,

Thank you for the blessings you give to us of comfort, warmth and rest.

Thank you for the beauty of nature, blue skies and smiles.

Lord, thank you for the pleasure of kind conversation and love.

And for the sustenance of food, drink and water.

Help us to notice and value these rich blessings in our lives.

May we feel full, whole and ready to give to those who have little.

May we show kindness and gratitude.



Dear Parents,

Happy New Year to all our families.

We hope you all had a lovely time over the Christmas break and we would like to extend a warm welcome back to the start of another exciting term for the children.

Whilst embedding all our school values of Kindness, Love, Peace, Courage and Forgiveness is an everyday focus, the value that is the theme for this term is ‘Love’.  Love is the overarching value that embraces all.  Please chat with your children about what this means to them.

We would like to welcome Mrs Johnson, our new SENCO, to the team at Sholden.  Mrs Johnson will be working for two days a week, on a Wednesday and Thursday and will be shortly meeting those parents of children on our SEN register.  She will usually be on the gate in the morning and afternoon, although there will be occasions when she may be meeting with parents at this time as well. 

On behalf of the school, we would like to say a massive heartfelt thank you to Bev Scott and the rest of the FOSS team for their sheer dedication and hard work in organising such a successful Christmas Fete.  It was wonderful to see such a great turnout with tremendous support from most of our families.  FOSS took a generous £1300, with a great profit of £600 raised in just a couple of hours!  Well done to all who volunteered their time and worked so hard to make the event as successful as it was!  Further info from FOSS will follow shortly regarding the next FOSS meeting and also the next event of a ‘Valentines Disco’ on 8th February.








3.15 – 4.15





3.15 – 4.15

Young voices  KS2 only – Finishes 29th January

There is the possibility of Magical Maths Club coming to Sholden next term. Look out for more information.

This club will either be on a Tuesday or Wednesday depending on demand and will be for 1 hr.

Tuesday or Wednesday depending on demand  


3.15 – 4.15


£39 for 5 weeks @ 1 hour per week



3.15 – 4.15

Multi sport






3.15 – 4.15

Indoor activities



I am Wayne from Magical Maths.

We are making maths SUPER fun for primary school children. It's all about making maths as FUN as possible without the children realising that they are learning.

  • We have content designed especially for KS1 and KS2, so where possible we will keep them separate.
  • Each club runs for one hour after school, one day a week for five weeks.
  • Our clubs cost £39 for the full five weeks. Which you pay directly to Magical Maths not to the school.

Firstly we would do a REALLY fun and engaging assembly (dressed as our very own Mathemagician) and the children will LOVE it!

Club structure

Week 1: Maths Genius week, Week 2: Maths Detective week, Week 3: Mathemagician week

Week 4: Olympic Matheletes week, Week 5: Puzzles and Games Galore



This is maths but not as you know…………it’s extremely good fun and EDUCATIONAL all in the same breath (but don't tell the children).

What do the parents get?

  • We email the parents after each session to let them know what their children have been doing.
  • There are booklets that the children can take home with them.
  • Certificate of attendance at the end.

Our website is:

Please do have a look around and you will see how we make our clubs fun.

Finally, we would like to share a celebratory letter that the school has received from the Local Authority congratulating us on the school’s achievement outcomes in 2018.  Please see the letter below.  Thank you to all staff, governors and parents, who have helped to make these outcomes for our children possible.

KCC letter


Ducklings stay & Play – Thursday 17th January 2019 2pm -3pm

Parents/ carers of Ducklings class are invited to a stay and play on the above date.  The session will include making a pet home.  Parents are reminded to allow Ducklings children to bring a cuddly toy and a box in on Monday 14th, so the children can start thinking about their designs.

Please make sure you return your attendance forms please.

Many thanks

Miss Pye.


Ducklings & Kingfishers trip to Wingham – Wednesday 23rd January.

Thank you for those who have returned your slips and payment so promptly. Please be reminded that annual passes can be used for this trip, reducing the cost to £7. If you don’t have a pass the cost is £13.50.

Please note that passes have to be brought in on the day of the trip to be given to reception at the park as proof of payment.


Young voices

The 5th of February is approaching fast and all the children are really excited.  The last young voices practice will be on Tuesday 29th January.

All final preparations for the trip to the o2 are underway; please make sure you return your coach booking requests by Monday 28th January. 


As always, the school dates can be found on the school website via the calendar:


All the useful dates are on the school website via:





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