Welcome Back to 2019-2020
How lovely it is to be back today! It was fantastic to see the children first thing in assembly today! They all looked super smart and pleased to be back at school! I hope all our families and the children had a wonderful time during the summer making happy memories and spending time together!
We continue to go from strength to strength and the children do us proud each day! This year will no doubt be as happy and successful for everyone who is part of the Cobham Family. We very much look forward to leading the children in their learning this year and seeing their development grow once again -both academically and socially. They did incredibly well last year and I am truly proud of their positive attitudes towards their learning, excellent behaviour and display of daily wonderful manners.
A huge thank you for the many gifts and cards that I received at the end of last term. I was very spoilt! I particularly loved some of the children’s comments in the cards. Made me smile. It is wonderful to be thanked for a job that I love.
NEW FAMILIES TO COBHAM
We would like to extend a particular welcome our new reception children and their families. We cannot wait for them to officially start, but we are looking forward to meeting them all during the home visits which have already started this week. We welcome you all, but especially a handful of new families. We hope you and the children have a great 7 years with us. We promise to guide, nurture and teach your children to be the very best that they can be!
OFFICIAL WELCOME BACK
It is with great delight that I can officially welcome back to Cobham Mrs Joshua and Mrs Dengate who have been very busy mummies! I hope I say it enough but Cobham Primary School is very lucky to have such a dedicated, committed and energetic teaching team. The children and I are very lucky to have you all and I cannot be more grateful to have these two amazing ladies return to us!
OUR AIMS & PRIORITIES FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR!
Strength – Mental Positive Health and Well being
STRENGTH is our 4th TRUST value! In this ever more seemingly difficult and crazy world, it is even more important to have mental strength, resilience and self-belief. We will continue to work on the children’s self esteem and positive attitude to all that school and life throws at them, as well as all the elements of what constitutes a healthy life and outlook.
We are once again on a mission to push all our children even further in their academic abilities and social awareness and understanding. Children will be challenged in all areas of the curriculum and school life in general and we hope they are up for the challenge. Our children have so many talents, interests and passions, that we hope to be showcasing these even further.
Foundation Subjects – Knowledge, Skills & Language
Our children love their lessons in the afternoons as have great interest in their learning in such areas as History, Geography, Science, Art, DT & RE and we are raising the bar once again in these areas. We will be working hard on not just imparting knowledge in these areas, but also teaching children skills that are transferable in all areas of learning. We will also have a focus on vocabulary attributed to certain topics and themes.
After School Clubs
Just to remind you that Our Sports Provider Premier Sports requires you to register for any of their after school clubs online and pay them directly. The link is https://sport.premier-education.com/ where you will find a search box on the home page that says ‘find an activity.’ Type the school postcode DA12 3BN into that box and find Cobham. You will then see a list of the activities that they will be running. Click on more information and ‘book now.’ You can book your child a place and pay for the activity online. You will receive confirmation of your booking which will include all terms and conditions and other pertinent information. Please note that on-line bookings must be made 48 hours before the start date of the activity.
Don’t forget to book online if you would like your child to attend. Same link as above for Premier Sports.
Thursday 5th September –
Year 4 – Stay and Play 2pm Meet and Greet the Teacher 2.30pm
Friday 6th September – PJ day! No donation!
Whole School (except Year 4)
Stay and Play 2pm Meet and Greet the Teacher 2.30pm
Monday 9th September – Reception class start am and pm
Most after school clubs start this week- see above!
Wednesday 11th September – Walk a Mile on Wednesday starts!
PTA Meeting – 2pm
Thursday 12th September – Kent Tests
Friday 13th September – NON UNIFORM DAY £1 Donation for Help for Homeless Heroes Charity
Swimming lessons start for Years 5 and 6
Monday 23rd September – Reception Class full time!
Friday 27th September – Jeans for Genes Day and Wear it Pink for McMillan £1 donation please!
PTA McMillan Coffee Afternoon 2-3pm in the Hall
Monday 14th October – Year R Stay and Play 2pm – 3pm followed by a workshop led my Mrs Dengate
Wednesday 16thOctober 1.30-6pm and Thursday 17th October 3.30-6pm – Parent evenings
CHRISTMAS FAYRE!!! Friday 6th December 2-4.30pm
SPORTS DAY!!! Tuesday 23rd June 2019 10.30am + Giant Picnic
There will of course be more dates and information sent to you via school comms so please keep us up to date with any email changes! We try to not change too much as we are aware of the implications for you as families! Be rest assured that throughout the year, the children will experience a great range of learning and teaching opportunities! We have lots of exciting things booked and planned for the forthcoming year! Let’s get this year started!
Mrs J. Saunders