Parent Talk on ‘School Readiness’
We are sorry that we had to postpone the Parent Talk with Mrs Markies this week. We will be in touch with a revised date as soon as we can.

Music and Harvest Service
Harvest preparations are in full swing at the moment. Please do try to come along and watch the very special services.

Nursery Harvest Service is Monday 9 October at 9:30 am.
Reception Harvest Service is Thursday 12 October at 9.30am.
These will be held in our St George’s Chapel on the school site.

We would be most grateful for donations of non-perishable food as well as one piece of fruit or a vegetable to make a harvest basket from your son’s harvest gifts. This food will be donated to the Sevenoaks Larder and the Loaves and Fishes Foodbank, both of which support families across the Sevenoaks District. Your son should bring these gifts to their classroom, and if any parents are interested in helping to create a Harvest display in the week commencing 25 September, do please get in touch with Mr Swann. tom.swann@newbeacon.org.uk

Head’s Art Competition
Calling all budding artists, the inaugural Head’s Art Competition is running until the end of half term giving plenty of time to pick up the pencils/paintbrushes/oils or crayons! The entry should be A4 size but can be portrait or landscape and the theme for this term is ‘New Beginnings’. The winning entries will be exhibited in Mrs Brownsdon’s Study.

Car Idling
A request that drivers on site do not let their cars idle and if stuck in traffic, please turn off engines.

I wish you all a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all next week. Please now read your relevant section for Nursery or Reception.


NURSERY NOTICES
Next week’s theme is “Farm Animals”, please bring in any related objects, photos etc to share with us.
Thank you for the recycled materials and the tins, please keep saving them for us.

 

RECEPTION NOTICES

Photos
If you haven’t done so already, please bring in a family photo and a baby photo next week so we can discuss our families and the people who are important to us.

Timetables
We have stuck in a timetable to the yellow contact book so you are aware of the planned sessions each week. These are subject to change but generally this is the timetable we will be following this year.

Office 365
This week your son has been given an Office 365 account with a school email address. Please can you log into your son’s email account in preparation for us to use the Office 365 system this weekend and email us to say hi! A reminder that our email addresses are; marie.taylor@newbeacon.org.uk  and gordon.braidwood@newbeacon.org.uk

Teams Assignments
This weekend we have sent your son a Teams Assignment related to our shape work this week. Please use the Office 365 log in details above to log into the Teams app on your device. You will find that your son has been added to the Reception 2023 group, and there is an assignment to complete over the weekend. Here is a link to the group. Enjoy!

Parents’ Evenings
Pre-Prep and Junior School Parents’ Evenings will take place the week of 16 October with sign-up commencing on Monday, 9 October. Details to follow.

For this week’s highlights please click on the picture link below.