Newsletter 006 – Friday 16 October 2020



Thursday 17 December – half day (finishing at 12.00)

Friday 18 December

Monday 4 January

Friday 23 July – half day (finishing at 12.00)


Friday 23 October End of Term
Monday 2 November Term 2 Begins
Wednesday 11 November Remembrance Service (school community only)

FS Parents’ Evening – 3.30-5.30pm

Thursday 12 November FS Parents’ Evening – 3.30-5.30pm
Monday 16 November FS Individual School Photos
Tuesday 17 November Flu Immunisations
Tuesday 24 November Y1 Individual School Photos
Wednesday 25 November Y2 Individual School Photos


Parent Governor

We are pleased to welcome Viktorija Vasiliauskaite to the Motcombe School Governing Board as a parent governor.

Victoria is the parent of a child in Purple Emperor class.


We also have a vacancy for a co-opted governor, if you would like information about this or if you have any questions about the role of the Governing Board please email



Whole school attendance this week is 97.47%


Congratulations to Purple Emperor and Blue Morpho classes who both have 100% attendance this week!


Foundation Stage Parent’s Evening

Please make a note of the dates for this (above).  You will be informed when the booking system is open for this after half term.


School Lunches

After half term the lunch choices will be as follows:-

Jacket Potato with a choice of cheese, tuna or baked beans

Tomato Pasta


School packed lunches will still be available.


Lunches will still be eaten in the classrooms.


Reading Books

After half term we will be sending one book home each week for children in KS1.  Each book will be part of our banded reading scheme.  Every Thursday the book must be brought back to school and put in the class box which will be outside the classroom.  This box will then be put away for sanitising reasons.  Your child will then be issued with a new book to bring home.

Here is a reminder of the link to Oxford Owls which you can continue to use –


Expert Day

Unfortunately we will not be able to have our KS1 Expert Day in the normal way.  However, we will be posting some photographs on Class Dojo next Friday for you to see some of the things the children have been learning this term.


A Poppy Appeal Reminder

We would very much like to continue to support this appeal and we are hoping to hold our usual Remembrance Service in the playground for the school community only.

We won’t be able to sell poppies in the school this year due to the pandemic but the children will be making their own in school.


If you would like to make a donation please do so online via The Poppy Shop website for the British Legion.  Donate to the Poppy Appeal


Here is a link to a colouring page you may wish to download for your child to colour in and display in a window at home.  Poppy Colouring Page

Tracy Robinson, Headteacher

Friends of Motcombe
Thank you for your Christmas card orders!  These have been sent for processing and will be distributed at the beginning of December.

Did you know when you shop online you can fundraise for The Motcombe Friends for free?

We have registered Motcombe School – Eastbourne with Easyfundraising and Amazon Smile, which means over 4,000 shops and sites will now donate to us for FREE every time you use Easyfundraising or Amazon Smile to shop with them online!

Please follow these links to sign up at Amazon Smile and download the Easyfundraising app – it’s completely FREE.

Easy Fundrasing / Amazon Smile

You can then select ‘Friends of Motcombe’ from the ‘Pick your own charitable organisation’ box.

If you work at a bank, or know someone who does, please let us know so we can benefit from their match funding schemes. If you run a local business and would be interested in sponsoring an event, we would love to hear from you.

Please find us on Facebook at The Friends of Motcombe and please join us in our WhatsApp group where we share ideas, information, ask questions and plan our events at this link – Friends Whatsapp Group

If you’re interested in finding out more about the role of Friends Secretary which we still need to fill or have any other skills or experience you could offer to help us please get in contact either via WhatsApp or on our email

Many thanks, Kara

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