30th January 2020 Newtletter

Young Voices

Well done to all the lovely Young Voices singers who have headed off to Manchester this afternoon – Have a super time singing in such a huge arena and particular thanks to Mrs Cliff for organising it all and Mrs Swallow and Mrs Boughey for helping with this super annual event.

Learning Time

Learning time is vital but we also know that social time is important too. We have quite a large number of children who now arrive slightly after 8.50a.m. This is causing them to be slow to settle and vital social and learning time to be lost. Please ensure your child arrives on time for school every day.

Holiday Club

We are considering running a Pips run holiday club for one week at Easter and for four weeks over the summer holidays. Katherine our Pips manager is asking parents to complete an online survey to help us to gauge interest. Please click here:


to complete it and share with friends and family who also may be interested in a primary school aged holiday club.


Well Done Lead Learners

Congratulations this week go to both Mrs Hadfield and Mrs Newman for setting the example by continuing to learn every day. Mrs Hadfield has recently passed her exams to be a yoga instructor and her exams to be a Key Stage One writing moderator. This means she will be sharing her understanding of writing in Year 2 with Pear Tree staff and at other schools as well as teaching Year 3 and leading yoga for pupils and staff. Mrs Newman has also spent many hours on training and writing assignments and is now also a level 3 Forest School teacher. This has been hours of hard work and study for them both and we are really fortunate to have such dedicated staff as part of our team!

Parents’ Evening

Next week is Parents’ Evening on both Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th and Star Day is the following week on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th.

Australia Day

Our cakes sale was a huge success, we raised a massive £620.00 for the Australian Wildlife Fund. Thank you for your support and to Mya in Indigo for making and selling badges.




Violet Class have enjoyed another PE session at Brine Leas School this week. They learnt how to play badminton and had lots of fun!

A letter came home this week about ordering a leavers hoodie, please note the deadline for permission and payment is 14th February.

Love Mother Earth Week

Our focus week is from Monday February 10th to Friday February 14th and is called ‘Love Mother Earth week!’ It will include lots of exciting activities for the children, including: orienteering, forest school sessions, competitions, gardening, plastic free picnic, recycling and a stay and play morning. Please see the attached letter and ‘stay and play’ invites that have been sent home this week for more information.


Gift Amnesty - any unused and unwanted Christmas or birthday gifts will be gratefully received. Please drop off at Reception.


Foreign Coins - any coins left over from a holiday that you don’t know what to do with then please donate them to us.


Film Night – Toy Story 4 Friday 7th February, please return your slips as soon as possible.


Pear Tree School Games


Monday 20th January at Pear Tree School was made up of a range of sporting events.


Well done to our Year 5&6 football team for getting through to the next round. Unfortunately, we didn’t win, but it was a great experience. Thank you to our year 4 boy who stood in as goalie last minute too.


Yoga club for year 3&4 - a calming club for the mind, body and soul.


Sportshall training for years 3&4 - preparing for the final.  And finally.... well done to our year 5&6 dodgeball team. Winning two games and coming 4th overall.


Sportshall finals this week -

We are so proud of you all on getting as far as you did. Every single one of you tried your very best and we couldn’t ask for anymore. Bring on the athletics in the summer term now!

Ps well done to Mr Greasby on winning the teacher’s javelin throw. You were amazing too!!


Good luck to our year 3&5 gymnasts taking part in a competition next week.


Dates for your Diaries

Mon 3rd Feb – Parents’ evening 3:20-7pm

Tues 4th Feb – Parents’ evening 3:20-6pm

Fri 7th Feb - PTA Film night

Thurs 13th Feb – Star Day for Reception and Year 1

Fri 14th Feb – Star Day for Year 2 to 6

Fri 14th Feb – Break for half term

Tues 25th – Return to school

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