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Friday 17th June 2016


Dear Parents,


Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations in school

We are enjoying a wonderful day in school with everyone dressed in patriotic colours.

A special well done to all the children for their creative commemorative plate designs; they are on display in the hall. We are looking forward to our Celebration Assembly at 2pm this afternoon to which everyone is invited and are hoping for fine weather for our Street Party.

Thank you to parents for their generous contributions of food and to Friends of the School for organising the cream tea refreshments.

A birthday cake for the Queen- a huge thank you to Paula our cook, for the Queen’s Birthday Cake and its wonderful Union Jack design.

Souvenir Coins Each child will receive a commemorative coin funded and carefully packaged by Friends of the School. Thank you for their hard work again in organising this.

The Servant Queen –each child will also receive a book highlighting key events from the life of the Queen.

Whole School trip to Beamish Museum on Tuesday 21st June

We are looking forward to our visit on Tuesday. A reminder that children should be in school by 8.45am. Please wear school uniform and sensible shoes or trainers. Children will need a waterproof coat and a packed lunch with a drink. All these items should be in a small rucksack the children can carry. Packed lunch should be in a disposable bag, not lunch box so there is less to carry. Thank you to those who have already returned their consent slip and contribution. Please return these asap.

Eco Poet visit to school

We had an inspiring day on Tuesday with the Eco Poet Anneliese Emmans Dean. All the children explored minibeasts, plants and the natural work and wrote some thoughtful poetry and enjoyed rhyming rambles around school.

Her website is We have purchased some copies of her poetry book to share in school but your own copies can be ordered online.

Swimming with school

We are continuing with our block of 10 lessons. Please complete your payments in Parentpay or send cheque/cash into school (payable to Bolton-on-Swale School Fund).

Instrumental Lessons in school

If your child is interested in starting instrumental lessons in school we have places available for flute, guitar, violin, piano and cello from September. Please speak to Mrs Dobson. If you wish to finish lessons please give half a terms notice in writing.

‘Camo Day’ Friday 24th June

Next Friday we will once again be supporting and celebrating the contribution made by our armed forces to our country and community. The armed forces charity SSAFA promotes Camo Day in schools. We are asking children to make a donation of £1 to SSAFA and come to school in camouflage/green/yellow themed clothes or their own clothes instead of school uniform.

Summer Music Concert Tuesday 28th June 6pm

A reminder about this concert date to which everyone is invited. The following children are invited to perform: all of Class 3 with their whole class music work and instruments; Choir; children who have instrumental lessons in school, flute, violin, cello, piano; children who have been attending recorders for more than a term.

Summer Fair

On Friday 15th July we will hold our annual Summer Fair starting at 1.30pm with the children Maypole dancing. There will then be a variety of stalls, refreshments and activities for everyone to enjoy. Please put this date in your diary and bring family and friends.

We welcome donations of cakes, toys, books, games, soft toys. We also need helpers to set up and run our stalls. Please let Beth Wheldon know if you can help or email:

Second hand uniform and fancy dress/dressing up clothes. FoS will be washing and packaging these to be sold at the Summer Fair. Please bring them into school in a labelled bag. The next Bags2School is Friday 24th June.

Class Hampers for Summer Fair Raffle and School Production Raffle

Friends of the School are asking each class to produce a hamper on a particular theme. Please send a contribution into school with your child so they can help put together their class hamper. If we have enough items we will produce several smaller hampers from each class and hopefully increase the chance of winning a prize!

These are the themes:

Class 1 Hamper – Summer

Class 2 Hamper – Pocket money toys

Class 3 Hamper- Arty Crafty

Class 4 Hamper – Sporty


Year 6 Bikeablility Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July

Our Year 6 children will once again take part in this important bike safety course. They will need a bike in good working order with a bell and a cycle helmet. They will need to bring their bike to school on the relevant days. Trained instructors deliver and validate this course.





Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


Yours sincerely,




Nicola Dobson

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