A few bits!
This term is flying by and I cannot believe all that we need to fit in during the next two weeks.
The children have ‘Glow in the Dark Dodgeball’ next week as well as ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ on Friday! Our Rock Steady children have their concert to parents on Monday too at 10am – head to the hall gate and we will welcome you!
I am sadly postponing the school discos next Thursday as after our supreme efforts to minimise the impact of Covid upon our families, as we head nearer to Christmas, we are still seeing cases across the school. To have put all our safety measures in place to isolate the outbreak in Year 6, to then put children from different classes in to the hall for an event right now, seems somewhat foolish. We will rearrange it for next year and if anyone has a giant marquee that we can loan (for free!!!) at some point, that would be grand!
The last week of term is also jam packed with our whole school concert on Monday 13th December – you are welcome from 2pm to purchase a hot chocolate and a mince pie in the school hall, as well as take a chance at the bottle tombola and buy a ticket for the barrow of booze. You must all enter through the hall gate please. I expect parking will be a nightmare – so please be patient and thoughtful!
The concert will then start at 2.30pm in the junior playground! It will be a lovely event, where we can welcome you all outside. THIS WILL GO AHEAD no matter what! I promise. Class parties in the last week, along with a Christmas Bounce and then our annual panto, which is likely to be watched by one class in the hall and ‘zoomed’ to the rest of the school in their classrooms, keeping everyone as safe as can be before the holiday season begins!
ALSO DON’T FORGET
You could win an amazing Fortnum & Mason Christmas Hamper, generously donated to Cobham Primary School!
100% of the funds raised will benefit our children. ONLY £10 A GUESS!! (Winner will be drawn at random, once all the numbers have gone.)
You can only apply via the PTA facebook page so please follow this link for more details…
This could raise £1000 if every number is taken! The much needed money raised will be spent on more enrichment activities throughout the year. We were recently praised for our good levels of attendance and I can see why – the children love their learning and all the enrichment activities that we do! So please do ‘buy a number.’ The hamper would make anyone’s Christmas!
Lastly a massive thank you for your donations yesterday to the Kent Refugee Action Network. It was lovely to see the children’s much loved teddies and toys too. None of the children or the team could have failed to have been moved by our visitors yesterday, who told of their journeys, both emotionally and physically as they fled their homes from war and persecution, with little or few possessions. 2 of the 3 young ambassadors for KRAN escaped from their native lands at 14 years of age with no family members and travelled across countries, borders, deserts and sea to seek refuge here alone. Those journeys took over a year to complete. It simply does not bear thinking about and yet two are now at university and one is training to be a nurse. What an inspiration to us all. Truly humbled by them and our children who asked wonderfully sensitive questions. When one asked ‘what do you miss about your home?’ and the answer was ‘my mother’ and ‘my family,’ there were there no words.
Look after yourselves and have a lovely weekend!
One lucky lady