Whole School Newsletters

016 – Motcombe Newsletter – 2019-2020
RSPB Birdwatch 2020

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012 – Motcombe Newsletter – 2019-2020

011 – Motcombe Newsletter – 2019-2020


Newsletter No 016 – 24 January Friday 2019


A big thank you to Ian Pickard (Governor) whose company has paid for our Mental Health & Wellbeing sign which you may have seen in the Reception area outside the office.


Tuesday 28 January Menu change – see below
Thursday 6 February Height and Vision checks with the School Nurse for Foundation Stage.
Friday 7 February Foundation Stage Disco – 5pm – 6pm
Friday 14 February Y1 and Yr 2 Expert day – 9.15am

Foundation Stage Celebration Parade – 2.30pm

Y1 Disco  5pm – 6pm

Y2 Disco  6.30pm – 7.30pm

End of Term

Monday 24 February Term begins

Fairtrade fortnight

Thursday 5 March World Book Day
Monday 16 March Book Fair – after school Monday –Thursday in Computing Suite
Tuesday 17 March Parent’s Evening 3.30pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 19 March Parent’s Evening 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Friday 3 April Easter Egg Rolling – (school community only)

FS, Yr 1 and Yr 2 ‘Eggspert Day’ – 2.15pm

End of Term

Monday 20 April Term Begins



Whole school attendance is 95.65%.

Congratulations to White Admiral class which has 99.71% attendance this week!

RSPB Birdwatch

Next Monday, children will be taking part in this survey.  They will be spending some time during the day outside with a chart to record sightings of different birds.  This information will be uploaded onto the RSPB website along with contributions with other schools and individuals.

The sheet that the children will be using will be circulated with the newsletter.

If you would be interested in doing this as a family, please search online for the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch.  You can either add your results directly on their website or bring the results to school and we will include them in ours.

Menu Change

There will be a Chinese New Year themed menu on Tuesday 28 January.

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Rice


Chinese Veggie Noodles


Wok Tossed Vegetable

Child Therapy Service

The Child Therapy Service CIC exists to promote and facilitate opportunities that; enhance positive emotional well-being, improve academic resilience, and develop a greater understanding of specific educational needs in children under 14.

You can book a place on any of these workshops via their website or Facebook page.


Tracy Robinson, Headteacher

Friends of Motcombe

EGM – All are invited to attend an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Friends of Motcombe where we will look at modernising the Constitution (how the group is run) also plan future events.

7.30pm Wednesday 5 February – Butterfly Rooms, Motcombe School.

Please let us know if you would like to attend.

Discos – Tickets will be on sale for discos from next Wednesday (29 January). 

We need volunteers at our forthcoming discos to sell refreshments, for face painting, nail painting and tattoos. It’s a great way to get to know other parents, especially for those in Reception, and you only need to help for 30 minutes as part of a rota of helpers. Please do let us know if you can help, admission is free for helpers and you get a hot dog too!

We will be selling tickets week commencing 3 February.

Reception Disco – Friday 7 February, 5 – 6pm

Year One Disco – Friday 14 February, 5 – 6pm

Year Two Disco – Friday 14 February, 6.30 – 7.30pm

Please note discos are run by the Friends, not teachers, so adults do need to accompany and be responsible for children, ratio 1 adult per 4 children.

Tickets cost £2 for children, and £1 for adults (volunteers don’t need to pay). Siblings welcome and children under 2 are free.


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Many thanks
Kara and Sue
Co-Chairs of Motcombe Friends, motcombefriends@hotmail.com