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Harrow Libraries Kindness Poetry Competition

Dear Parents / Carers

HARROW LIBRARIES KINDNESS POETRY COMPETITION
Years 1 to 6

It’s competition time!

What does kindness mean to you?  Harrow Libraries are inviting children aged 5-11 to write a poem on Kindness as part of the forthcoming SPINE Festival.  Judged by Waterstones’ Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, the winner will see their poem published by Otter-Barry Books.

To enter this competition:

  • You must be 5 – 11 years old
  • Your poem must be no longer than 15 lines
  • It must be an original poem you have written about kindness
  • Only one poem is allowed to be submitted per child
  • You must live in one of these London boroughs:  Brent, Bromley, Ealing, Greenwich, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster

The competition closes on Friday 16th December 2022 at 23:59 GMT.  Winners will be announced on Monday 10th April 2023.  You will be notified in early March to let you know whether you have been selected as one of the winners or not.

To enter and for full competition details, including tips on how to get the creativity flowing, please see:  https://applesandsnakes.org/project/kindness-competition-2023/

All entries must be made through the website and are NOT to be sent to the school as they will not get submitted.

Good luck!

Yours sincerely

MRS KAREN JONES
Headteacher

Year 6 SATs Information Meeting for Parents: 1st Dec 2022

Dear Parents

YEAR 6 SATs INFORMATION MEETING FOR PARENTS
Thursday 1st December at 5.00 pm

As you may be aware, your child will be taking part in a range of formal assessments (SATs). The Key Stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8th May to Thursday 11th May 2023.  These assessments will be used to support the final standard which will be given to your child at the end of Year 6.

There will be an online parent information session on Thursday 1st  December at 5.00 pm where you will find out vital information about Key Stage 2 SATs.  The meeting will last no longer than 30 minutes.  All parents of Year 6 pupils need to attend to find out how to best support their child in these assessments.

Please use the MS Teams link sent in the email to access the virtual information session.

Yours sincerely  

Miss H Mistry
Deputy Headteacher

Winter Coats and Toy Event: 25th Nov 2022

WINTER COATS AND TOY EVENT!

Sorry for the late notice but Christmas Holidays are creeping up fast!

On Friday 25th November the Friends of Vaughan will be holding a Winter Coat and toy Event at 15.25pm.

Come along help yourselves to Warm coats for both children and adults, and give a loving home to nearly new toys!

We need your help to donate

Please bring clean warm coats (adult and child) and nearly new toys (no books please) to school at drop-off or pick-up on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd or Wednesday 23rd November next week, there will be plastic tubs by main reception and under the covered walk-way.

We would also like to collect hygiene products (no sanitary products please) – e.g.,  toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap etc.  

If you can buy an extra item with your shopping this weekend to give to someone in need then please do.  

Please put these items in the tubs along with other donations.

Have a pre-Christmas clear out and let's pass on the stuff we have grown out of!

Looking forward to sharing this event with you all.

Friends of Vaughan

PE Autumn 2022

Dear Parents/Carers

P.E. ARRANGEMENTS – AUTUMN TERM 2022

P.E. will commence from the week commencing Monday 5th September 2022 for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6.

Children will continue to wear their P.E. kit to school on the day that they have P.E. in school.  They will not need bring their school uniform with them.

Here is clarification of what full P.E. kit is:

  • plain white T-shirt with or without the Vaughan logo
  • maroon or black shorts
  • white socks
  • plimsolls or well-fitting trainers.  Junior school children should wear well-fitting trainers, but the laces must be properly tied.  Infant school children may wear well-fitting trainers, but must be able to manage either laces or Velcro fastenings on their own.

When the weather is particularly cold your child should wear a tracksuit for Outdoor P.E.  Ideally this should be the school colours of maroon or black or dark blue, and the sweatshirt must not have a hood, zip or a logo.  Jumpers with the Vaughan logo on can also be worn for Outdoor P.E.  Children needing to wear tracksuit bottoms for religious purposes may do so.  However, the trousers must not touch the floor as this is dangerous, and the colour for trousers must be maroon, black or dark blue.  It is important that long hair is tied back and Harrow’s policy is a ‘no-jewellery’ policy for P.E.  This is adhered to at Vaughan Primary School and on a P.E. day jewellery should be left at home.  Any jewellery worn for religious observance must be covered with tape to prevent injury.

Spare P.E. kit will not be available from the Welfare Room so it is essential for your child to have the appropriate kit at school on P.E. days.  Children are not allowed to telephone home for P.E. kit to be brought to school by parents. 

P.E. is a core subject in the curriculum and it is hoped you will support the school by ensuring your child wears their Outdoor P.E. kit to school on the appropriate day.  We are working hard at Vaughan to ensure children are fit and healthy; taking part in P.E. lessons is an essential part of this effort.

 

Please find below the P.E. days for your child:

Year 1

Indoor: Mondays

Outdoor: Tuesdays

2A

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Mondays

2B

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Mondays

2C

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Mondays

3A

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Wednesdays

3B

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Wednesdays

3C

Indoor: Tuesdays

Outdoor: Wednesdays

Year 4

Indoor: Wednesdays

Outdoor: Tuesdays

Year 5

Swimming on Thursdays

Outdoor: Fridays

Year 6

Indoor: Fridays

Outdoor: Tuesdays

Yours sincerely

Miss H Mistry
Deputy Headteacher