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6th September 2013

Term 1 Newsletter 1

Items this week:

Welcome! School Refurbishment Playground Facilities Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition Upper School Presentation Extra-Curricular Clubs Forthcoming Charitable Events Next Weeks Menu & Dates for the Diary

Dear Parents
What a beautiful, sunny summer weve had! I hope that you all managed to enjoy time with your children at home and/or abroad over the break and that they feel refreshed as they embark on a new school year. To those who have just joined us at Rosemary Works School, I wish you a warm welcome and a welcome back to our existing friends. The children have settled into their new classes extremely well since Wednesday and I am delighted to see how quickly they have adapted to school life.

School Refurbishment

Our New Playground Facilities

We are very pleased to advise that we are currently taking proposals from 3 firms of architects/designers for the refurbishment of significant parts of the school - most notably at this stage the School Hall, Reception Foyer, Reception Class and washrooms, and Nursery Class and washrooms. Once we have looked at the pitches and instructed our preferred contractor we will move on to the exciting design phase before we choose the most inspirational and stimulating plans for creating the best learning environment possible. We will involve the staff and children in the process, and keep parents informed of our progress and of time frames in which works will be undertaken.

The Early Years playground had major work undertaken over the summer and the new trim-trail is proving to be a hit with the children from Big Playschool, Nursery Class and Reception Class. Even some of the older children sneak a quick play before and after school! It has significantly enhanced the potential for childrens physical development some have found very creative ways of using it (for example chin-ups on the rope bridge), and all children are quickly becoming confident playing, stretching, balancing and moving on the equipment. Thank you to you and the Parents Network for their part in the fruition of this project.

Jacqueline Logue - Director

Peripatetic Instrumental Tuition

Upper School Presentation

At the end of last term, the Directors and the Head met with parents to talk in some detail about our plans for the Upper School, and to report on the outcome of our recent Parental Survey. Although not a lot of people were able to attend, those that did found it extremely interesting, helpful and reassuring, and urged us to offer the opportunity again at the start of the new term, so that many more parents could have the chance to hear the presentations. Accordingly, we have agreed with the Parents Network that we should run the presentations again; one in the morning before school starts at 8.00am with coffee and croissants and the other in the evening at 8.00pm with pizza and beer. The two dates are: Tuesday 10th September at 8.00am and Wednesday 11th September at 8.00pm. Please decide on which date you would like to attend- couples are more than welcome to attend on different dates, and if you just cant decide whether you prefer coffee or beer, you are more than welcome to attend both dates if you wish. In order to arrange catering and seating, please let Alannah know which date(s) you will be attending. This invitation is extended to all parents, so feel free to come whichever year your child is in. You can contact Alannah on 0207 739 3950 by Monday 9th September. or email

Interested in Piano or Guitar tuition for your child/ren? Polly our Piano teacher is back this Monday (9 th)! She is looking for new beginners aged Reception and above and children who have previously had lessons with her who would like to continue. We are also starting guitar lessons later in the term. We have ample space for new beginners aged year 1 and above. I have a few children on my list already but if you are interested in music tuition for your child/ren please let Alannah know. The music teachers are independent to our school; therefore, they will be in contact with you regarding, fees, lesson times and what kind of books you require to support your childs learning.

Many thanks; we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the presentations.

Nick Smedley - Director

Extra-Curricular Clubs
We have some varied and interesting clubs on offer this term: Monday Environment Club Tuesday Ball Skills Wednesday Athletics Thursday Ukulele Club Friday Street Dance The clubs are all full now except for Street Dance. If your child would like to join, please contact Alannah. Also, if your child missed out on a club, do ensure they are on the waiting list should a space become available.

Jeans for Genes and the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

There are two events we always participating coming up very soon. On Friday 20th September its Jeans for Genes day. Children can come to school wearing jeans and bringing in a contribution (suggested 1) to support this worthy cause (information can be found here) and the following Friday (27th September), were hosting the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning in the hall from 8:30 to 10:00. Please drop by for a coffee and to make a donation to the Macmillan Cancer Research. If any parents can help on the day or bake any tasty treats, please contact me.

Next Weeks Menu

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Dates for the Diary

September 10th & 11th Upper School Presentation (see above) 17th Reception Parents Get-Together (from 4pm). Details to follow 20th Jeans for Genes Day (see above) 23rd Harvest Festival Week (details to follow) 27th Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning (see above)


Jacket Potato

Fish Stew

Spaghetti Bolognaise

Sausage & Mash

Vegetable Pilaf


Beans on Toast

Vegetable Soup

Tomato Pasta

Cheese Sandwiches


Have a lovely weekend. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. Best wishes,

Rob Dell (Head Teacher)