October Newsletter - Sports Results

16th October 2017


Cross Country and Boys’ Football

The first inter school sporting events of the year have taken place over the last couple of weeks and I am pleased to be able to say that we did very well in all of them.


In the Key Stage 1 cross-country held at the Peter May sports ground, the girls team won the overall silver prize and out of a field of 150 runners, one pupil won an individual bronze medal. The boys went one-step better and out of 163 runners, we had the individual winner and the boys took the team gold prize.


In the Key Stage2 cross-country held at Chingford Plains, we took our largest ever group of runners and were rewarded with both the girls’ A-team and the boys A-team winning team silver medals.


The Year 6 boys’ football team took part in the Borough 6-aside competition, which was held in a new, one day format this year. The boys won their group and quarter-final but were beaten by the eventual winners in the semi-final. However, they rallied to win the 3rd place play-off and collected bronze medals.


Well done to everybody who took part and who represented the school in such a positive manner. The next half term will see the Year 6 girls’ football team and the indoor athletics teams in action.


Mexico Disaster Fundraising

As you probably remember, the school held a non-uniform day recently to raise funds for the Mexico Amigo charity who were fundraising to help provide aid for those children affected by the recent earthquake in Mexico. The school raised £278 and this was donated to the charity at their local fundraising event. Thank you for your support.


Entrance into the school

A reminder that should you need to enter the school as a visitor that all adults should enter and exit via the main reception doors and sign in. This includes if you are coming in to volunteer your time to listen to readers in the infants; please do not just come in with your child’s class. If your child is late or you are bringing in something that needs to be passed on to your child, then go to the office and they will take the child/item down to the relevant classroom.


Harvest Festival

A reminder that we are still collecting donations of food for local pensioners and the local food bank. We also need volunteers who can help with boxing the food up and delivering it locally. If you can help please speak to Mrs Sutherland (class 8) or leave your details with the office.


Parents’ Association

During the Summer term, the committee of the Yardley Parents’ Association made clear their intentions to step down and currently there is nobody running the PA. Only 2 parents have expressed an interest in taking on the responsibility but they will need more parents to put themselves forward otherwise it will not be viable. The PA contributes greatly to the enrichment of what the school can provide (such as supporting the whole school assemblies and sports days, Christmas bazaar, book fairs, mother’s day sales, Summer fete etc)  and your children will be sadly denied these opportunities if not enough parents are able to offer up their time to help. If you do think that you may be able to help then please give your details to your child’s teacher. Several of the staff, some of whom are also parents, are also keen to take a more involved role if enough parents come forward to form a new association.


School ends at the usual time on Friday. I hope everyone has a pleasant half term holiday.


Mr Evans

Head Teacher

Date: 16/10/2017