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25th January 2019


25th January 2019


Dear Parents and Friends,


We have already reached the half waypoint in the first part of the Spring term 2019. The children are working really hard and we are delighted with the progress they are making.


Staff news

Miss Emerson and Mr Tough welcomed baby Tom into the world in the early hours of the 7th January. Both Tom and his mum are now at home and doing very well. We look forward to seeing Mr Tough back at work on Monday after his short paternity leave.


We have recently heard that Mrs Sibley will not be able to return to work until after half term. We wish her the very best and hope she is well soon. Mrs Allisett will be leading the teaching in 5SW on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until the end of the half term. Mrs Williams will teach as normal on Thursdays and Fridays.


Mrs Fogg has sadly decided that she will be taking a break from teaching for a while to focus on her well being. She has asked that the following message is passed on;


Unfortunately, due to personal reasons that have affected my health , I have decided to take a break from teaching at present .I have loved working at Hillbourne Primary School with all of you and hope that I will be able to maintain contact with the school and with you, my friends , parents and colleagues.


I wish you all the best for the future.


Sign to Sing

The children have been hard at work learning the signs for our new fundraising sign2sing song 'Greatest Day' by Take That. They will be joining thousands of other people nationwide, singing to raise money for the deaf charity Sign Health on Thursday 7 February. If you would like to help us to support this charity, please send your donation (nothing is too small) to your child to bring into school on that day.


If your child wishes to practise at home, the videos can be found on the sign2sing website Thank-you for your support.




On-line Safety

We were very pleased to have the Police Safety Team presenting to parents on the theme of on-line safety last week. We were sorry not to see more parents at the meeting and have arranged another presentation, this time from the NSPCC, for Tuesday morning next week. If you can, please come into Acorns Hall after you have dropped your child to listen to this talk. A letter with further information will be sent shortly.



Please do take great care when parking at the start and end of the school day. It is not safe (or legal) to park on double yellow lines or in disabled bays, which have been provided to support people who need to park in close proximity to school.


Please also take care not to park on pavements and over corners, particularly near the park, as children and carers need to be able to cross the road safely. We have asked for

the traffic team to monitor these areas carefully over the next few weeks.


With best wishes






Helen Roderick