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Newsletter No 009 – Friday 15 November 2019

It was great to see the children in their sports kits today – they took part in the Children in Need Big Morning Move with Joe Wicks, via You Tube in their classrooms!

So far we have raised £325 For Children in Need!  Thank you as always for your support.

Good luck to Mr Robinson who is sleeping at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night in aid of the Stamford Bridge Big Sleep Out.  The event will raise funds for two homeless charities; the Oswald Stoll Foundation and the Glass Door Homeless Charity. 

Monday 18 November Individual School Photos – Computing Suite
Tuesday 19 November Y1 Trip – Monarch / Saturn

Y1 Trampolining Festival – Chalk Hill Blue / Blue Morpho

Wednesday 20 November Flu Immunisations

Prospective Parents’ Evening – 7.00pm

Thursday 21 November Prospective Parents’ Morning – 10.00am
Friday 22 November Crazy Hair Day


Whole school attendance is 96.45%.

Congratulations to Tortoiseshell class which has 99.18% attendance this week!

School Photographs

The photographs are being taken next Monday.  If you would prefer your child to be in their own clothes for this, rather than their uniform, you may send them to school in their own clothes.

Sibling groups (for families with children not at school or who are at other schools) may come in from 8.00am to have their group photographs taken.

Sibling groups for children who are at Motcombe will be taken during the school day.

Crazy Hair Day

On Crazy Hair Day, we would like Foundation Stage children to come to school in patterned clothes to start our learning about pattern.


If you have signed up for your child to have milk in the morning, please check with them if they are drinking it or still want to have it as it seems lots of the children are not drinking it.

Christmas Dinner

The children will be having their Christmas dinner on Wednesday 11 December.  There will be a list outside your child’s classroom from Monday 2 December for you to choose their dinner.

Governor Vacancies

We have two vacancies on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor and a

Co-opted Governor.

A Parent Governor is a representative for our parents and is elected by other parents at school. You will need to collect a nomination form from the school office to complete and return by Friday 29 November addressed to Clerk to the Governors.

If more than one nomination is received, a ballot will be held and you will be notified of the date accordingly.

A Co-Opted Governor is a person who does not have to be a parent at the school but has the skills required to contribute to the effective governance and success of the school. The Co-Opted Governor is appointed by the Governing Body and you will need to send your details via email to govsclerk@motcombe.e-sussex.sch.uk if you are interested in this vacancy.

Governors are a vital part of our team and I hope that there are parents willing to give their time, sometimes during the day and sometimes during the evening, and their commitment to this important role. It is hard work being a Governor, but also very rewarding.

Governors usually serve for four years and can serve out their term of office even if their child leaves the school.

Tracy Robinson, Headteacher

Friends of Motcombe

🎅 It’s just over two weeks until our Christmas Fair on Saturday 30 November (11am-2pm), and we’re working hard to give it some extra magic and sparkle this year!

There were some great ideas discussed at our Friends meeting on Monday. Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who have offered practical support. Minutes with action points have been shared.

Each class is responsible for running a stall at the Fair and rotas will be shared soon. Please lend a hand, if only for half an hour, as without volunteers we can’t run stalls.

In book bags today you will find the following:

Don’t miss your opportunity to win a fabulous prize! These include spa days at luxury hotels, family days out at local attractions, meals at top local restaurants, beauty vouchers and luxury festive treats. You will find two books of 5 tickets, at 50p per ticket.

Please don’t put them in that paperwork pile on the kitchen counter and forget about them! Have a quick whip around with family and friends, note names and telephone numbers on every ticket stub, and pop them back in the envelopes with the cash, to be returned to the school office by Friday 29 November.

If you don’t wish to take part, please bring them back to the office so others have the chance to buy them. Winners announced at the Fair.


Our ever popular competition where children – and parents – get the chance to have some festive Christmas crafting fun! Fill a jar (any size) with goodies (e.g. stickers, sweets, hair bobbles) and decorate in a Christmas theme. Winners will be chosen from each year group. Jars then form part of a tombola draw at the Fair. Don’t forget to label the jar with child’s name and class! Bring them in by Friday 29 November, there’ll be a table at the school office.

🖍3. CHRISTMAS FAIR POSTER for your child to colour in and display in your car window, on your gate or wherever else you can help us promote our festive event.

🏠 Estate agent Ginger & Saunders are sponsoring the promotion of our Christmas Fair. Thanks to everyone who offered to have a board in front of your house. Boards are currently going up at locations selected by the agents from the list we provided.

Dates for your diary 

😳 Friday 22 November – Crazy Hair Day – children can come in with any kind of crazy hair styles or hats, caps or bows in return for a donation of good quality (and unused) gifts for the Christmas Fair, or a cash donation. Chocolates, unopened toiletries, wine or festive fizz for the adult tombola, and good quality children’s games are among items that would be gratefully received. Please don’t give broken or dirty items.

🎅 Saturday 30 November – Christmas Fair, 11am-2pm. Get in the Christmas spirit with our very own Father Christmas grotto, reindeer pony rides, marshmallow toasting around the campfire in the Enchanted Garden. There’ll be Christmas crafts, festive stalls and games galore. We also have a special magical mystery guest coming along too, so don’t miss it!

Thanks for your support. You can contact us at motcombefriends@hotmail.com and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook @thefriendsofmotcombeschool

Many thanks

Kara and Sue

Co-Chairs of Motcombe Friends