Newsletter 010 – Friday 20 November 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)

Tuesday 24 November Y1 Individual School Photos
Wednesday 25 November Y2 Individual School Photos
Friday 11 December Dress as an Elf / Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 17 December Christmas Party Day

School closes at 12.00 – INSET (PM)

Friday 18 December INSET Day – End of Term



The new system for coming to school in the mornings is working really well so thank you to everyone.


A reminder that learning starts at their staggered time but if you do arrive early your child can go straight in to class rather than waiting outside.



Whole school attendance to date is 97.51%


Congratulations to Monarch class with the highest attendance this week at 99.35%.


Daily Run

Congratulations to Apollo and Saturn who were awarded the trophy this week!


And a special congratulations to Tortoiseshell who are the first class to have run a mile during their Daily Run session!  This is 10 laps round the playground!



The Prince Albert in Eastbourne is organising a collection for food hampers for the elderly who will be alone this Christmas.  The children will be making Christmas cards to go in these hampers and if you are able to donate a little something special, eg. a jar of chutney, a box of chocolates, special biscuits, that could go in a hamper, there will be a box at each gate in the mornings.



Unicef – Advent Calendars

Each class will have a Unicef advent calendar for December.   The children will see a £1.00 gift being revealed every day for children around the world.  These will include blankets, vaccines, mosquito nets, medication, pencils for school.  If you would like to donate, please send £1.00 in with your child to put in the collection pot in class.


Dress as an Elf Day – Rockinghorse Charity

Friday 11 December is Christmas Jumper Day! This year we would like to support the Rockinghorse Charity and their campaign is Dress as an Elf!


At Rockinghorse children’s charity, our aim is to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex. We are best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton.


We fundraise to provide life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, additional services and items to ensure that young people are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

We believe no matter where they are, children should always be allowed to be children. Our charity doesn’t receive any government funding and relies on the generous support of individuals, community groups, schools, companies and trusts; people like you.


The children may come to school dressed as an elf or in a Christmas jumper and make a contribution to the charity.  Please see more information about their fundraising projects on their website


Please also make a donation online if you wish to –


Tracy Robinson, Headteacher


Friends of Motcombe

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


We’ve 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.,2492cce6,2492ccea&p1=motcombefriends    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.


Many thanks, Kara

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