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Mr Alex Cornelius, Headteacher

www.langton-green-school.org 

Newsletter 10                               Academic Year 2018-19                          8th March 2019

We finish another fortnight of learning and what better way to celebrate the importance and enjoyment of reading than World Book Day on Thursday! The hall was packed with Harry Potters, BFGs, David Walliam characters, to mention a few. Thanks go to Miss Frazer who organised the day – read all about this in the next newsletter. 

 

Walking around the school, I have seen some truly marvellous middle celebrations, from Egyptian escape rooms in year 5 to Antarctic explorers visiting in Year 2! Year 1 also enjoyed their trip to Drusillas, although I have heard a story or two regarding a cheeky lemur and a pear!

 

We say goodbye to Miss Flint this term and I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the very best. In the meantime, Miss Newby has been newly recruited and will be teaching Honesty class (Year 3) between now and the end of the Summer term. She has come highly recommended and I would like to welcome her to our team. 

 

Looking ahead, I would like to thank parents for their patience regarding the talent show. We have had to move the date of this, for several reasons, to next Friday 15th March at 9:30am. Children have been practising with Miss Howland and Mrs Fisher and are eager to perform to the school and parents next week! 

 

We also have the Bunny Bounce on Monday - don’t forget to sponsor the children for this and thank you to the PTA for running it. 

 

Over the next couple of terms, you will be hearing how we can do more to reduce the amount of plastic (particularly single use plastic) that we use. Children will be talking through the issues surrounding this area and learning how everyone can make a difference in small ways. 

 

Miss Hawthorn is leading on this and we will be working towards our Ocean Guardian Bronze Award which is linked with the website, Plastic Education. Watch out for useful tips for how to reduce the amount of plastic used at home in the next few weeks. 

 

Mrs Katie Harris 

Head of School

 

 After months of hard work and tireless fundraising, we are pleased to announce that the new school toilets are finally finished and open! To celebrate, Mr Cornelius and members of the Pupil Voice committee were joined by Governors, Parish Councillors, PTA members and Reverend Lynn for the official opening ceremony this week.
 
It may not have been the most glamorous of challenges but the new toilets are a vital part of school life and will make a huge difference to the children.
 
A massive thank you for all of your support getting this project completed.  We hope you’ll agree that it was all worth while. A huge thanks also to The Crabtree Trust and Speldhurst Parish Council for their generous contributions and enabling us to cross the finish line. 
 
Your PTA

Sport - Swimming Gala

Swimming Gala On the Wednesday 27th February, the swimming gala took place at St John’s Leisure Center. A number of children were chosen to represent the school in a fantastic event.


On the night of the Gala, everyone was nervous but excited. We went over to our seats and were told the safety rules. The races began…

 

There were 17 races for yr5 and yr6, also the diving. Everyone performed amazingly and the team spirit that Langton Green showed, was great. We were cheering every member of our team on. 

 

A special mention goes to George who managed to break the Tunbridge Wells backstroke record with 16.58 seconds. 

 

We came first out of all the small schools. We won this award in 2007 as well. We all enjoyed it very much and hope to do it again.  Amber and Matilda  

 

Music

Following the orchestra workshop at Temple Grove Academy in February, several children from Langton Green school orchestra came along to the Assembly Hall Theatre last Sunday to hear the piece they had played performed by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra.  They joined children from other Tunbridge Wells primary schools in the audience and both other members of the audience and players on the stage were extremely complimentary about their behaviour.  I hope they enjoyed listening to the music they had worked so hard to learn at school - it was a real treat to see so many of them at the concert.

 

Orchestra rehearsals have started up again for the Tunbridge Wells Primary schools orchestra workshop in June and the set piece this time is ‘Enigma Variations’ by Elgar as well as two pop songs.  Any child who would like to come along, and who can play and read three notes on their chosen instrument, is welcome to join in - no auditions and lots of help if you can’t read all the notes!  

 

Our budding pianists use xylophones to play the tunes.  Orchestra meets on Wednesdays during the lunch hour in the music room.  

 

Contact me on yvonne.smith@langton-green.school.org  if your child is interested. 

 

Yvonne Smith

Langton Green Orchestra Leader

Attendance

 

Well done to Liberty class for having the highest attendance for

week ending 10th February  2019. 

Attendance…

 

Year R – Joy

98.3%

Year R – Kindness

99.0%

Year 1 – Courage

99.7%

Year 1 – Hope

96.3%

Year 2 – Love

96.7%

Year 2 – Peace

91.7%

Year 3 – Curiosity

95.3%

Year 3 – Honesty

96.7%

Year 4 – Compassion

99.3%

Year 4 – Liberty

98.3%

Year 5 – Integrity

97.3%

Year 5 – Unity

97.7%

Year 6 – Pride

97.4%


  • Monday 11th March: PTA Bunny Bounce  
  • Wednesday 13th March: Year 3 Tunbridge Wells Recorder Festival 
  • Friday 15th March: Langton’s Got Talent Show, 9:30am   
  • Tuesday 19th March: Parents Evening, 3:30pm-6pm 
  • Thursday 21st March: Parents Evening, 5:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Tuesday 26th March: Year 3 Fabulous Finish 
  • Wednesday 27th March: Year 4 Fabulous Finish  
  • 28th March – 2nd April inclusive: Travelling Book Fair 
  • Friday 29th March: Year 1H class assembly, 9:15am 
  • Tuesday 2nd April: Year 5 Fabulous Finish  
  • Friday 5th April: Year 5I Cake in aid of PTA  
  • EASTER HOLIDAYS: Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April  
  • HALF-TERM: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May  
  • Saturday 11th May: PTA Summer Ball 
  • Friday 17th May: Class Photos

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