7 June 2024 – Newsletter including Book Fair Next Week

A note from Mr Applegate

It’s great to be back at school, especially with the weather to help us along.


  • See below for details of our book fair next week.
  • Raffle Tickets for FOSM Summer Fun Day need to be back by 26th June
  • 28th June – Non-uniform – bring something in for the tombola (no nuts or chocolate though!)
  • Can you help resource our new Year 1 outside area? We’re looking for a range of donation items. Click here to find out more.

Have a great weekend. Mr Applegate :)

Book Fair next week


In the coming weeks, we have our school book fair. It’s a chance for children to become excited about books and enjoy reading. There are a variety of books on sale, and the school gets commission for each book sold. This summer you get 3 books for the price of 2 with the cheapest book free!

Each class will visit the book fair stall. If you’d like your child to buy some books, please send them in with an amount between £3 and £12 in cash in a named envelope on the day below. For Year R, the book fair is after school in the Key Stage 1 playground – please can parents/carers attend with your child.

If you would prefer to pay online and not physically visit the book fair, you can do so here.

When is my child visiting the book fair?

Wednesday 12th June

  • Year R classes– after school with parents (on the KS1 playground weather permitting). Please allow a few minutes for us to set up.
  • Year 5 classes – during the school day

Thursday 13th June

  • Year 2 & 3 classes – during the school day.

Friday 14th June

  • Year 1 classes – during the school day.

Monday 17th June

  • Year 4 & 6 classes– during the school day
  • NEW- Children of any year group may visit after school with parents (on the KS1 playground weather permitting). We are hoping to have a card machine available for this after school session.

Look after our animals!

We need your help!

Safety at the School Crossing by the Community Centre playing field

There have been 4 incidents at the crossing this week involving very young toddlers. They have either been mistakenly walking far ahead with another family in the afternoon crowds or have been left behind because they’ve stopped to look at something after crossing.

Please, please, for their safety, keep your little ones with you.
Jane the Lollypop lady. 

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