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News - 2nd MAY 2019

Next week’s value is Empathy

“Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep.”  Romans 12:15

Dear parents/carers

Mrs Buckley and I have been keeping an eye on children’s uniform this week. The majority of children are in the correct attire but please do familiarise yourself with uniform requirements and ensure that children are correctly attired, with no extraneous embellishments such as tattoos, earrings and/or over-sized hair accessories. Thank you for your cooperation.

There was no uniform for Year 3 children on Monday, however, since they were all dressed as characters from the 1912 voyage of the RMS Titanic. Children enjoyed welcoming a very knowledgeable visitor from Godalming Museum who brought interesting artefacts and told the children more about that fateful Titanic voyage.

Children and teachers alike have been practising their singing performance for the forthcoming Chiddfest concert (Saturday 18 May). This promises to be yet another very exciting event, suitable for all ages, and it is hope that as many families as possible will attend. Tickets can be purchased on line at:

Gates open at 12.30pm.

Remember Monday is Bank Holiday; let’s hope for some splendid weather and an opportunity to get outdoors.

If you are partying over the weekend, don’t worry about what to do with those empty plastic drinks bottles because, on their return to school on Tuesday, children can bring them with them to recycle them in our Ecobricks morning workshops. Ecobricks are plastic bottles which can be filled with other plastic materials to create a dense product that can be used as a  building block. For more information about Ecobricks, visit:

Parents, these days, have a lot to contend with, not least the imperative to teach children about recycling and sustainability. Since the explosion of technology, they have the additional safety concerns associated with the over-use or potentially inappropriate use of the internet and social media. The following E-safety materials might help; they are new resources available on line. You can find out more about how to keep your children safe, including for older children, using the links below (see Internet Safety). 

One way to keep children off the internet and get them into the great outdoors is to wake them up at 4.30am and encourage them to listen to the Dawn Chorus! More about an opportunity to do this below.

I hope you enjoy listening to the birds and that you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.

See you all on Tuesday!

Internet Safety

Keeping under 7s safe online

‘ThinkUKnow Toolkit 11+’  tackles a wide range of issues including child exploitation and digital dating.

Tips for parents on using Bluetooth devices safely

I hope you enjoy listening to the birds and that you have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.

See you all on Tuesday!




3rd May @ 9.00am

School Assembly - parents/carers welcome

6th May

Bank Holiday – school closed

6th May

Clubs Week 2

7th May

Eco Bricks Workshop

7th May @ 6.00pm

Governors meeting

9th May @2.00pm

Y4 Swimming Lessons

10th May

Final Maths booster

13th May

Clubs Week 3 and Y6 SATS week

15th May

Y1 Football tournament – Farncombe FC selected pupils

16th May

Y4 Swimming Lessons

17th May @9.00am

School Assembly - parents/carers welcome

17th May

Y2 Athletics Festival @ Penn Thorpe School

18th May


20th May

Clubs Week 4 and Y2 SATS week

21st May

Y6 parents – Human Relationships DVD

22nd May

Y6 Pentecost Workshop – Guildford Cathedral

23rd May

Y4 Swimming Lessons

24th May @2.15pm

Celebration Assembly – parents/carers welcome



Our Ecobricks workshop is taking place on Tuesday 7th May.  Every child will need to bring a 500ml (or smaller) clean plastic bottle together with about 200g of soft plastic to fill the bottle with.  The soft plastic can be plastic bags, sweetie wrappers, plastic food wrapping (as long as it's clean) or any other unrecyclable plastic.  We would also like each child to bring a wooden spoon, chopstick or similar to pack the bottle with.  Thank you.


Every year, in more than 80 countries all over the world people gather at dawn to listen to the dawn chorus - one of the true wonders of the natural world. We are delighted to announce that Chiddingfold is adding itself to the list of participants in this awe inspiring event. Feel free to come along and enjoy the show of the season. 

Sunday 5th May, 4.30 a.m. Two entrance points to the meeting area on Woodside Road - path to the left of Wildwood Close (opposite the vets) and the public footpath to the right of Hartsgrove. The paths will be signposted and lit and we will be gathering in the small field at the entrance to The Lags on Public Footpath 211. 

Please arrive in silence, dress warm, bring a flask of coffee and a blanket to sit on. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Toni Cowley, Chiddgreen and Chiddingfold Campaign for Green Space


Love Productions- the team behind the UK’s much loved baking show The Great British Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee are delighted to announce that a 5th Series of JUNIOR BAKE OFF IS COMING BACK and applications are now open for this new Channel 4 show!

They are looking for talented young bakers between 9 -15 years old. Filming would take place from late July 2019 and applications close Monday 6th May 2019.

Please see the attached flyer. 

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