E-newsletter 130

Grendon Newsletter
  E-newsletter #130 Friday 27th May 2022  
  Hello Visitor,

jubilee flag

The school has enjoyed a wonderful Jubilee themed day! From making banners and flags to bunting and biscuits, the children engaged in a range of activities and then enjoyed a picnic lunch together in the sunshine. This afternoon, EYFS performed a royal parade for the rest of the school, showing off their portraits and crowns before Theo took his place on the throne as King! The whole school sang Jubliee songs and contributed to making a huge Union Jack flag. I just walked past EYFS and they were playing 'pass the peacock' - what a great day!

jubilee cedar

jubilee oak

Jubilee pine

Jubilee willow

Commemorative book

Courtesy of the Department for Education, each family will today receive a copy of Queen Elizabeth: A Platinum Jubilee Celebration. If you have more than one child, the youngest sibling will have the book in their bag! 

QE book

Tree Planting

queens green canopyThe Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Queen's Green Canopy will create a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built. This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.

Mr Read (Mrs Read's husband), who knows a thing or two about trees, was kind enough to source, supply and plant a tree for our school - an ornamental flowering crab tree. Thank you Mr Read for this wonderful gesture.

jubilee tree

Summer Term Dates

All of these dates and more are on the school website calendar

Tuesday 7th June 3.45pm  Year 6 Residential Information Meeting 
Wednesday 8th - Friday 10th June Year 4 Residential
Thursday 9th June  Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
Friday 10th June  Cedar Class: Ancient Greek Day 
Tuesday 14th June 7pm New Reception Meeting (starter packs to be sent)
Monday 20th June  Parents' Evening #1 (letters to follow)
Wednesday 22nd June  Parents' Evening #2 (letters to follow)
Wednesday 22nd June Year 4 Multiplication Check
Monday 27th June - Friday 1st July Year 6 Residential 
Monday 4th July  'Move Up' Transition Afternoon 
Wednesday 6th July 1.30-3.00pm Sports Day (all welcome)
Thursday 7th July School photos (year group photos)
Wednesday 13th July 1.30-3.00pm Open Afternoon (information to follow)
Thursday 14th - Friday 15th July Year 2 Residential
Thursday 21st July 9.30am Leavers' Assembly
Thursday 21st July 11.30am Family Picnic
Thursday 21st July  Pupil Profiles sent home
Thursday 21st July Last day of term


School Travel Awards WINNER!

 school travel awards trophy

I was lucky enough to attend the national School Travel Awards in London this week. The school was chosen as a finalist in the 'My Best School Trip' category for its 2021 Year 6 residential to Perranporth. I am delighted to share with you that the school was crowned the winner and receives £1500 in prize money which can be used on future outdoor learning activities.


The school is offering L2 Bikeability training for next year's Year 6 (current Y5) in the new academic year, spread over 4 consecutive days in the week beginning 26th September. As with the recent L1 training, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The training is heavily subsidised and so the children's contribution is just £10. You can find all of the relevant information on the consent form.

Please complete the consent form which you can find here. Alternatively, if you email me at  with the relevant information that it asks for on the consent form, that is fine.  


  Grendon Church Of England Primary School
Main Road
Tel: 01933 663208