South Milford Moments

Weekly news Friday 3.5.19

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Welcome Back

Welcome back to what is going to be a busy and extremely short half term. We have lots going this half term including our Key Stage 2 SATs, year 5 bikeability and the start of our preparations for our exciting production of Seussical.

Please remember Monday is the bank holiday, so school will be closed.

This week's Shining Stars

We celebrated the following children this week in Celebration Assembly:

Reception: Caleb

Year One: Kai

Year Two: Georgia

Year Three: Sophie

Year Four: Charlie

Year Five: Harry, Emma

Year Six: Helena

Winning Teams

This week’s winning team is: Blue


We are all getting very excited for our show.


I am delighted to share with you our amazing logo that will be used on all materials and merchandise for our forth coming production. The winner of our logo competition is Lilah in Year 6.


Children in Year 5 and 6 have auditioned after school this week, for the main roles in Seussical. Miss Rowley, Mrs Smith, Mrs Lawrence and Mrs Humphrys have all been blown away by the standard of singing and performing and want to thank all the children who came forward to audition and to the parents for their support. Now they have the task of matching children and parts - it may take them a while. We will be announcing the cast list on the morning of Friday 17th May.

Help needed!

Our last production relied very much on the support of parents and family members. If you think you could help out, with any aspect of the show and the preparations, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the school office or see Mrs Lawrence or Mrs Humphrys to let them know how you can help.

Advanced notice of performance times and dates (each performance will be ticketed):

Tuesday 25th June 9.30am
Wednesday 26th June 2pm
Wednesday 26th June 6pm
Thursday 27th June 6pm

We hope that all children will be able to take part in all performances as this is a very special whole school event. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. Please see Mrs Lawrence or Mrs Humphrys if you have any problems.

Time Out Holiday Club

Time Out and South Milford Primary School are investigating the feasibility of providing school holiday care at our facilities within school. As part of our consultation process we would like to survey families at the school to identify what need there is.

Please complete and return the questionnaire to South Milford Primary School by 17th May 2019.

If you have more than one child at this school, please only complete one form.The questionnaire can be downloaded from the school website. See link below.

Year 6 Trip to London

Year 6 this week have received an letter containing an update on their forthcoming trip to London, to the Houses of Parliament and the Natural History Museum.

Final balance of cost needs to be paid please by Friday 17th May. Final details and the meal order form will be sent nearer the time.

Year 5 - Bikeabilty

Our year 5 children will be taking part in Bikeablity next week. Please remember you bike and helmet on the appropriate days.

Music Lessons

Individual music lessons have started this week. Please ensure that payment has been made to avoid any embarrassment. If payment is not made your child will not be able to take part in the lessons. Thank you for your understanding.

Bags to School

Bag2School bag for the fundraising clothes collection are due this week. Please fill and send back to school before 8th May.

We Need You!

We have a parent governor vacancy. If you are interested in the opportunity of contributing to the school’s strategic direction or would like to know more about this stimulating role, please contact Dan Murphy, our chair of governors, via the school office.

Dates for your diary

8th May - Year 4 Trip to Bagshaw Museum

10th May - Class photographs

w/c 13th May: Key Stage 2 SATs

PTA News

Year 3 Tuesday Treat Day – Tuesday 7th May:

Due to the Bank Holiday, Monday Bun Day has become Tuesday Treat Day this month!

Please can all Year 3 parents bring in cakes, buns or biscuits for the children to sell after school on Tuesday next week. All treats will be priced at 50p.

Please let the PTA know if you can spare 15 minutes to help the children sell the cakes.

Race Night – Saturday 11th May:

As there has been low take-up on tickets for the Race Night, we will have to consider making the very disappointing decision to cancel this event.

If you haven’t bought tickets yet but would like to come along, please let the PTA know as soon as possible.

Money raised by these events is essential so please support the school if you can.

Car Boot Sale – Sunday 12th May:

The PTA is looking for volunteers to help out at the car boot sale from 7.30am to 11.30am on May 12th.

All volunteers get a free bacon buttie and cup of tea in return for having to get out of bed so early.

If you can help shake a bucket or park cars, or know anyone who can – grandparents, uncles, aunties, friends, neighbours – please let the PTA know.

The PTA can be contacted at or through the Facebook page @SouthMilfordPTA

STAR MAT Training opportunity

STAR Multi Academy Trust would like to share a training partnership offer. These FREE courses allow staff and parents to upskill their knowledge in specific subject areas. Ranging from Mental Health Awareness, Equality & Diversity, Manual Handling, Leadership and Management, Understanding Autism, plus many more. There are no fees to undertake the courses as the funding is provided by the UK government. They are delivered via distance learning, the courses are designed to be completed at a time and pace that suits the learner, meaning no disruption to work. Taking an average of 10-16 weeks to complete.