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Year 4 Trip to Cassiobury Park

This letter was emailed and a paper copy sent home to parents and carers of children in Year 4 and is available to view in the link below.

 

Dear Parents / Carers

YEAR 4 TRIP TO CASSIOBURY PARK

As part of the Year 4 Geography curriculum, Year 4 will visiting Cassiobury Park in Watford to carry out some river fieldwork.  The visits for each class will take place as follows: 

Class 4B  – Tuesday 12th July

Class 4A & 4C  – Thursday 14th July

The school is not allowed under Government legislation to make a charge for the cost of the school visit.  However, because of the limits on the school budget, we shall not be able to run the trip unless parents are willing to contribute voluntarily towards the costs involved.  Therefore, I am writing to ask you for a voluntary contribution of £4.08 to cover the cost of the trip.  This will ensure that the trip is able to take place.  If the trip takes place, no pupil will be omitted from the activity because his or her parents feel unable to make the contribution.  Perhaps you would be kind enough to let me know in confidence, if you feel you will need some help meeting the costs (e.g. if you are in receipt of Universal Credit).

The children will be travelling by tube to and from Cassiobury Park and they will need to wear school jumper and polo shirt, and jogging bottoms or leggings along with comfortable shoes or trainers.  They will not be allowed to go without theseIf the weather is warm, a sun hat and sun cream will also be required (please apply sun cream at home).  As the activity involves river fieldwork, your child will need to bring spare jogging bottoms/leggings, socks and wellington boots in a named carrier bag.

This trip is an all day trip, so the children will need a packed lunch, an additional snack as well as a water bottle.  No fizzy/energy drinks or sweets please.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, the school will be able to provide a packed lunch (sandwich, bottle of water, fruit and cookie).  Please ensure you indicate this on the form below if needed. 

Payment for this trip should be made through www.schoolmoney.co.uk using a debit card only.  Credit cards will not be accepted.  You will need to use the password supplied in the text/email message you will receive.  If you have any difficulties, please contact the school office.  Please complete the slip below and make payment by Friday 1st July. 

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher

Year 2 Trip to West Harrow Park: Friday 15th July

This letter was emailed and a paper copy sent home to parents and carers of children in Year 2 and is available to view in the link below.

 

Dear Parents / Carers

YEAR 2 TRIP TO WEST HARROW PARK

Friday 15th July 2022

As part of the Geography curriculum, Year 2 will be carrying out some map work and making observations focusing on the skills they have been learning this year.  There will also be an opportunity for the children to participate in some team games.  The visit will take place on Friday 15th July.  There is no charge for this trip.

The children will be walking to and from West Harrow Park and they will need to wear their PE kit and bring jogging bottoms, a school jumper and a waterproof coat.   They should wear trainers or plimsoles on that day.  If the weather is warm, a sun hat and sun cream will also be required (please apply sun cream at home). 

We will be having a picnic lunch, so the children will need a packed lunch and a water bottle.  No fizzy/energy drinks or sweets please.  As your child is entitled to free school meals, the school will be able to provide a packed lunch (sandwich, bottle of water, fruit and cookie).  Please ensure you indicate on the form below if you require a school lunch or will be providing one from home.    

Please complete the slip below and return it to your child’s class teacher by Wednesday 6th July

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher

JCA & London-based Day Trips Costs and Payment Commitment

This letter was emailed and a paper copy sent home to parents and carers of children in Year 5 and is available to view in the link below.

 

Dear Year 5 Parents

JCA & LONDON-BASED DAY TRIPS COSTS AND PAYMENT COMMITMENT

A meeting was held last night for all Year 5 parents and carers regarding the residential school journey to a JCA in Shrewsbury or the London-based day trips.

Both activities will take place in the week of Monday 31st October to Friday 4th November 2022.

This is the first time since lockdown that the school has organised a residential school journey and we are pleased to offer pupils this opportunity.

The school will offer two different experiences:

  1. JCA – 5 day residential trip - Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November 2022 at a cost of £285

OR

  1. London-based day trips – Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November 2022 at a cost of £100

The venue for the JCA residential is Condover Hall based in Shrewsbury.  You can find out more information on the PowerPoint shown to parents last night which will be available to view on the school website by the end of this week.

We would ask parents to talk to your child about what they would like to do.  We do run a payment and savings schedule which helps to spread the cost over the school year. 

Please see below.

Residential trip:

Homebased tips:

If your child does not want to attend either option, they will be required to be in school that week when the activities are taking place.

Full payment must be made by the final date indicated.

Payments for these trips will be required through www.schoolmoney.co.uk in the usual way using a debit card only. 

Please complete and return the slip by Monday 28th March indicating which trip you want your child to attend and your commitment to pay.

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher

Year 6 Trip to Cuffley Camp

This letter was emailed and a paper copy sent home to parents and carers of children in Year 6 and is available to view in the link below.

 

Dear Parents / Carers

YEAR 6 TRIP TO CUFFLEY CAMP

Friday 15th July 2022

As part of the planned Leavers Activities, Year 6 will be going on a day trip to Cuffley Camp on Friday 15th July.

This trip will be an all day visit therefore the children will need to bring a packed lunch with them, AN additional snack as well as a water bottle.  No fizzy/energy drinks or sweets please.  If your child is entitled to free school meals, the school will be able to provide a packed lunch (sandwich, bottle of water, fruit and cookie). 

Children will need to wear comfortable clothes to take part in a range of physical activities and bring a waterproof jacket.  If the weather is warm, a sun hat and sun cream will also be required.

There will be a cost for this trip to cover transportation and the visit itself.  This is not a school curriculum visit and is therefore not subject to a voluntary contribution.  The cost of the trip will be £40 and payment will need to be made using your child’s schoolmoney account.  The payments will be split into 3 instalments and will need to be completed before the trip in order for your child to take part.

Please complete the slip attached to indicate whether your child will be attending and return this to your child’s class teacher by Friday 25th March, so that the school can make the appropriate arrangements.  If parents have not responded by this date, we will assume that you do not want your child to take part.  If your child is not attending the trip, they will be expected to attend school that day and be assigned to another year group.

If your child is entitled to free school meals and you would like a free lunch from school, please ensure you indicate this on the form where indicated.

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher

Year 6 Leavers Plans

This letter was emailed to parents and carers of children in Year 6 on Wednesday 9th March 2022 and is available to view in the link below.

 

Dear Parents / Carers

Y6 LEAVERS PLANS

Following the recent letter to parents regarding plans for the current Year 6, please find the activities that the school is hosting to celebrate the pupils last year at primary level:

  1. Pupils will receive their free Vaughan hoodies as a memento of their time here at Vaughan Primary School from Friends Of Vaughan
  2. There will be a Leavers Picnic for all Year 6 pupils hosted by the school
  3. Year 6 Rounders Match vs Staff
  4. Leavers Assembly to parents– looking back on their time at Vaughan
  5. Year 6 Pizza Making and legendary ‘Water fight’ day
  6. Year 6 Movie Day
  7. Year 6 Activity visit
  8. Year 6 Prom.

The activities arranged may look quite different from those in the past but we were not operating in pandemic recovery circumstances previously, so I am sure that all parents will understand this.  Please remember that a number of the activities that we did historically cannot be actioned appropriately at this time.  Aside from the pupils receiving their hoodies, all other activities are scheduled for the month of July.

The activity visit is being costed and a letter should go out to parents this week regarding the final costing of this as the pupils will not be on site.

Parents will be permitted to attend the Leaver’s Assembly, and we will have the traditional trophy presentation at this ceremony.

The aim is for all the pupils to have fun and enjoy their last weeks’ of what has been a very difficult time for everyone in the last two years.  We hope the Year 6 parent population supports the school in ensuring that pupil attendance is high in order for everyone to enjoy the activities that have been arranged.

There is a very small window to accommodate these plans and we will give more exact details for all activities in the next half term so pupils’ and parents are ready in preparation – particularly if they are non-uniform days or sport activity days.  Some are also weather dependent!

Thank you for all the support that you have shown on your child’s journey at Vaughan Primary School and more information will be coming out to you in due course.

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher