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Whole School Letters

Year 3 Letters

Lego After School Club at Craneswater Junior School – Year3.                                    

pleased to be able to continue offering Year 3 children the Lego after school club starting on Thursday 25th April for 5 weeks. Mrs. Green will run the club in Classroom 3N from 3.00pm – 4.00pm.  There is a maximum of 15 places available and you should book online.  The club is organised, administered and supported by ‘Kids With Bricks Ltd’ an external provider who deliver after school clubs across the whole of the UK.

As well as completing a range of exciting educational challenges, students will have the chance to work both individually and to work in teams.

As an added bit of fun, students from the club will also take part in a weekly inter-school LEGO competition where parents can vote for their favorites and points are won for the national leader board.


The club costs £3.99 per child per session and is paid for half termly in advance. All club places are reserved and paid for online. Just go to website to book you child’s place. Note… Online sales close the day of the first session, places are limited.

Any problems please contact us on 01633 383211 or

 Kind regards,
John Gallacher

Lego club reply slip – please return to the school office once you have registered and paid online.
I give permission for my child _________________________________________          of class _______ to

attend Lego Club, starting on Thursday 25th April from 3.00pm - 4.00pm.

Emergency contact number:________________________________________________

Any medical information relevant to this activity ________________________________

 After Lego club my child will:

Be collected from Playground outside 3N door / Walk Home / Attend After School Club / Other _________________ Please delete as appropriate


Year 4 Letters

Headteacher:   Mr D B Jones
Deputy Head:   Mr S Salmond
Admin Officer: Mrs S E Sivyour

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax:            02392296444                    St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, Hants PO4 0PX

April 2019,

Dear Parents and Carers,
A visit has been organised to enhance the children’s history work on the Romans that will be carried out during the summer term.  The details of the visit are as follows:

Venue:                                 Fort Nelson

Date and time:                  4R- Wednesday 1st May 9:30- 2:45
                                           4B- Wednesday 8th May 9:30- 2:4  
                                           4O- Friday 10th May 9:30- 2:45
                                           4L- Friday 17th May 9:30- 2:45

Type of activity:                 History workshop
Method of transport:         Minibus
Party consists of:             30 children accompanied by at least 3 adults
Cost of Visit:                      Nil

The children are expected to wear school uniform, sensible footwear and a coat for outdoor weather in case of rain. As we will be eating on site, a packed lunch will need to be provided. If your child is entitled to a FSM, a packed lunch will be provided by the school.

 Yours sincerely,

 Mr D Richards

Teacher organising visit

Year 5 Letters
Year 6 Letters
Hooke Court - Year 3
Beaulieu - Year 4
Stubbington - Year 5
Fairthorne - Year 6  

Dear Parents 25th January 2019 RE: Fairthorne Manor Residential Trip. Thank you to everyone who attended the recent meeting. If you were unable to attend I have included some key issues:  Fairthorne Manor is in the village of Curdridge in Hampshire.  Children travel by coach equipped with seat belts.  The trip will take place between Monday 20st May and 24th May 2018.  Children sleep in single sex tents which are provided and erected by Fairthorne staff.  Activities include kayaking, archery, raft building and zip lines.  All the staff at Fairthorne are trained in emergency first aid.  Craneswater staff sleep close by (also in tents) and are on call throughout the night.  All dietary requirements (including severe food allergies) are catered for.  All members of staff have been checked and cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau.  The total cost of the visit, including transport, board and lodging is expected to be no approximately £268.00 We have booked 80 places, but if we are oversubscribed, then usually, Fairthorne allow us to take more than our initial booking. If for any reason we cannot extend our booking numbers, then children’s names will be drawn from a hat, with the remaining names being put on a waiting list. To enable your child to be considered for a place you must complete and return the slip below with a deposit of £70.00 by Friday 1st February at the very latest. A letter will be given to your child by Friday 8th February stating whether they have been successful in gaining a place and also requesting a further 3 payments of £66.00 by 1st March & 1st April with the balance to be paid by 1st May at the very latest. Should your child not be allocated a place you will be notified and your deposit returned. Whilst at Fairthorne Manor, two of our scheduled activities (raft building and canoeing) take place on a lake within the Fairthorne complex. The majority of the lake is around 1m deep but can be slightly deeper in areas. Because of this, Fairthorne request that we identify pupils who are unable to swim. All pupils will be given life jackets and pupils are supervised by staff on the lake at all times. Pupils who are identified as non-swimmers will be unable to participate in these activities. They will, however, be able to contribute in the building of the raft – which takes place on land – and then watch from a boat. Please be aware that the school reserves the right not to include a child whose behaviour may indicate that he/she may put themselves or other children at risk. Yours sincerely Mr S Salmond Teacher organising trip --------------------"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL – RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO FAIRTHORNE MANOR Please return this slip with your deposit to your child’s class teacher in a named sealed envelope, by Friday 1st February. The deposit envelope is to be either given to your child’s class teacher or posted in the secured post box in reception. I would like to reserve a place for my child ___________________________________ of class _______ for the Year 6 Fairthorne Manor Residential trip from 20th May – 24th May 2018. He/ she is able to swim □ He/ she is Unable to swim □ I enclosed my deposit of £70.00 cash/cheque which I understand is non-refundable if my child is successful in gaining a place. Signed ……………………………………………………………………………...………… Date ……………………………..

8th May 2019

FAIRTHORNE MANOR 20th May – 24th May 2019

The Fairthorne residential trip is fast approaching and under the regulations covering school visits, I must ask you to complete the attached parental consent/medical information form, which is completely confidential.  This should be returned to the school office as soon as possible and at the very latest by Friday 26th April 2019.  We are unable to take your child on the trip without the completed forms. You will also find attached a suggested kit list of items your child will need to bring on the trip.

We would like to remind parents that the 1st instalment of £68 is now due.  If you haven’t already done so, please can you send payment into the office asap. The 2nd instalment of £67 is due on 1st April with the final instalment due at the very latest on 1st May.

Departure Monday 20th May

Children will need to be at school by 08.40 a.m. on Monday morning.  Suitcases, bags and medication should be taken into the ICT suite and handed to a member of staff. The coach will depart at approximately 10.00a.m.  Parents are welcome to wait outside the school grounds to wave their children off.  Please note that we will not be texting to confirm their arrival.

Return to school

On Friday 24th May the children will return at 14:30 p.m.  We will send a text if this time changes.  It is requested that all children are collected by a responsible adult from the middle playground inside the school grounds. The children will be allowed home as soon as they get back to school, but must be signed out by a member of staffPlease can we ask parents to wait in the middle playground and not outside the school on the pavement. Thank you.

Emergency Contact

If it becomes necessary to contact your child in the event of an emergency at home, please use the following telephone number:

During the school day (8.00 am – 4.00 pm) phone the school office (023) 92734787

Outside of these hours, use the emergency Off Site Activities contact on 07508 874981

Finally, if you have any queries, worries or would like to contact me about any aspect of the visit, please do not hesitate to ask.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Salmond

Teacher organising trip.


20th May – 24th May 2019

Children must be prepared for ALL KINDS OF WEATHER, especially wet, windy and cold conditions!


Pocket money is limited to £10 for the week. £2 should preferably be placed into five small envelopes and placed inside a named bigger envelope.

Should you wish to write to your child, our camp address is:

         Craneswater Junior School


         Fairthorne Manor

         Curdridge         Southampton   SO30    2GH