Welcome to Horsenden Primary School
Welcome to Horsenden Primary School

Dear Parents and Carers

We took part in 'Children in Need' on Friday 14 November 2014. Just look at the photos by clicking in at the bottom of the page!   We all had great fun and will remember the day in years to come! Before we started the ‘fun’ part of theYear 4, 5 and 6 assembly Miss Harrison told us all about why we were raising money for 'Children in Need'.  In both the Year 4, 5 and 6 assembly there was a 'tie' for the games being played between the members of staff and the children.  A ‘decider’ will happen (for the Year 4, 5 and 6 competition, when there is an opportunity to get into the hall again and (hopefully) before the end of term)!  We couldn’t extend the Year 4, 5 and 6 assembly as that would have meant shortening the Year 1, 2 and 3 one!  As there was also a 'tie' in the Year 1, 2 and 3 assembly there may also be a decider (although it didn’t seem to matter quite so much to the younger children that a decider should happen)!  Miss Borsig can let everyone know! Before the Year 1, 2 and 3 assembly Mrs Wright spoke about the reason for ‘Children in Need’. The challenges during the assemblies were sitting on balloons and popping them (obviously, the heavier you were the easier this was), throwing bean bags through holes, moving dried pasta twirls from one bowl to another (without holding the bowl) and making a ‘mummy’ by wrapping toilet rolls around someone sitting on a chair.  Children had filled in slips if they had wanted to have a chance to compete against the members of staff. During the Year 4, 5 and 6 assembly, there was a visit from two people from Jazzy Media and one from Random House Publishers  as one of the children at the school, who had won a competition, was being told…that morning.  It was Shila Limbu, 5D, and she won a 2DS and ‘Crumbling Castles’ by Terry Pratchett…and £500 worth of books for the school. She seemed stunned!  We telephoned her parents during the morning to let them know but had to leave a message for her dad!  What a surprise that family will have when Shila gets home!  I'll let you know the winners of  one of  the four bears (for those buying raflle tickets to try and win one) when the draw has been made!  At the time of writing this, members of the office staff are just folding the tickets and getting ready for the draw!

Those parents/carers who did not attend the recent Autumn Term Parents' Evenings or who have not yet arranged a separate appointment will be receiving letters about when they will be able to come in and discuss their child with their child's class teacher. There are a few exceptions to who will receive a letter and some may be contacted in a different way.

Year 3 is our next seasonal entertainment and that is on Friday 21 November at the usual time of 2.00 pm.  If you are attending, please try to get there on time! The show is called 'Baubles'.  Good luck to them in the 'run up' to their show.

The winning entry for the name of the Pirate Ship was 'The Jolly Horsenden' and congratulations to Madeeha in 1H.  Those voting were the members of the office staff, the teachers in Years 1, 2 and 3 and the Senior Management Team members.  The name label has been made and we will soon have an official naming ceremony...watch this space for photographs!

Thanks to those of you who have sent filled boxes 'Operation Christmas Child' charity. The final date for the shoeboxes to be brought into school is Friday 21 November 2014. 

A rumour seems to be 'going round' about William Perkin becoming a selective school but this is not the case.  They are allocating 19 MORE places for those scoring well on a language test and this will be the case for the September 2015 intake onwards. 

Mrs Walton

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