SCHOOL LETTERS

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Whole School Letters

9th October 2018

Dear Parents
Re: Craneswater Harvest Festival

On Thursday 18th October year 4 will be leading the school Harvest Assembly. Each year we ask our very generous families to donate an item of ‘long life’ food to fill our Food Bank boxes which we present to a representative of the Portsmouth Food Bank. This year, in order to even up the food they collect, we have been asked to donate tinned fruit and custard.

We would appreciate it if these donations could be handed into class on Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th October. The classes will be preparing gift boxes in which to present the donated food.
Thanking you in advance


Year 4 Staff and Pupils


12th October 2018

Dear Parent

The school photographer will be in school on the morning of Wednesday 17th October. They will be taking both individual and sibling group photos.

Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct school uniform.

Once the school receives the sample photographs they will be distributed to your child to take home along with information on how to make a purchase.

Yours sincerely


D Jones
Headteacher

Year 3 Letters

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

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


Dear Parents and carers,
As part of the R.E. curriculum looking at the concept of belonging, year three will be visiting the Trinity Methodist Church in Albert Road to learn more about baptism. These visits will take place on Tuesday 9th October in the afternoon and children will be back in school by 3pm.
If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
With Thanks
The year three team

Year 4 Letters

9th October 2018


Dear Parents

Re: Craneswater Harvest Festival Year 4 Parents Invitation

Year 4 would like to invite you to their Harvest Festival Assembly on Thursday 18th October at 2.15pm. Please be at school for 2pm so that we can get everyone signed in and up to the hall for a prompt 2.15pm start.

Each year we ask our very generous families to donate an item of ‘long life’ food to fill our Food Bank boxes which we present to a representative of the Portsmouth Food Bank. This year, in order to even up the food they collect, we have been asked to donate tinned fruit and custard.

We would appreciate it if these donations could be handed into class on Tuesday 16th or Wednesday 17th October. The classes will be preparing gift boxes in which to present the donated food.


Thanking you in advance




Year 4 Staff and Pupils

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Year 5 Letters
Year 6 Letters

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

Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444


Dear Parent/Carer

11 up books permission letter for children entering Year 6 September 2018

We have a selection of books in the library that are aimed at children 11 years and up. The School Library Service decides the grading of these books, which is in line with public libraries.

We have worked together with the school library service to ensure the books that we have are suitable for year 6. Only Year 6 will be able to borrow these books. The following are a sample of these 11 up books;

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman
The Diamond Girls by Jacqueline Wilson
Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson

If you would like to see some of the 11up books please feel free to come to the library after school on Monday between 3.05 pm- 3.30 pm.

Please complete the slip below only if you do not wish your child to borrow Yr 6 books.

We hope that Year 6 will benefit from these books.

Yours faithfully

Mrs R Canavan
School Librarian

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Please return to Mrs Canavan

I do not want my child …………………………………………………..class ………
to borrow books that are graded 11 up.

Signed ………………………………………………………..Parent//carer





Hooke Court - Year 3
Beaulieu - Year 4

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

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


Dear Parents and Carers

Residential Visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre
I am in the process of organising the Year 4 residential trip to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre in November 2018. Previous children who have been on this trip have all thoroughly enjoyed it.

The centre is run by the Countryside Education Trust and is partly subsidised by Hampshire County Council. It is based on a farm in the New Forest. The children will learn about food and farming, be involved in collecting eggs, seeing where milk comes from, working with young animals, exploring the forest around them, taking part in team building exercises and visiting local attractions.

I have booked two consecutive weeks to enable as many children as possible to go. The dates of the visit will be either 19th – 23th November and 26th November – 30th November. For a week’s full board, staff led activities and transport; the cost will be approximately £190.00 (depending on numbers).

I will be holding two meetings on Tuesday 26th June to pass on more information. The first
Will be at 2.30pm and the second will be held in the evening at 5.30pm. If you would like to attend one of these meetings, please return the reply slip below.

Please be aware that once your child is offered a place on this residential trip, a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 will be required by Monday 16th July. Further information and other payment dates will be sent out in the offer letter following the meeting for parents.

Yours sincerely,


Miss J Olive
Teacher organising visit
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CRANESWATER JUNIOR SCHOOL

RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO BEAULIEU OUT OF TOWN CENTRE MEETING

Please return this slip to your child’s class teacher by Friday 22nd June.

I would like to attend the meeting about the residential visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre at the following time (please tick appropriate box):
2.30pm [ ] 5.30pm [ ]


Signed ___________________________________________________ Date ___________

Parent / Carer of ________________

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

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk


Dear Parents and Carers,

Residential Visit to Beaulieu Out of Town Centre, Brockenhurst
Following the meetings regarding the Year 4 residential visit to Beaulieu, I would like to confirm the dates of the trip, along with the actions you now need to take if your child is interested in attending.

The dates of the visit are the weeks of: -

Week 1 - 19th – 23rd November 2018

and

Week 2 - 26th to 30th November 2018

Please be aware that if you wish your child to take part in this residential trip, a non-refundable deposit of £50.00 will be required by Friday 13th July. Should the trip be oversubscribed, names will be pulled from a hat and if your child isn’t successful in gaining a place your deposit will be refunded.

Once your child’s place has been confirmed (by Monday 23st July) we will send further information confirming the total cost (approximately £190) and future payment dates for the balance.


Yours sincerely,

Miss J Olive
Teacher organising visit
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Please return this slip along with your deposit to Reception by Friday 13th July.

RESIDENTIAL VISIT TO BEAULIEU OUT OF TOWN CENTRE Deposit

I would like to reserve a place for my child _________________________________ of class __________,
on the Beaulieu Residential trip.

I enclose my deposit of £50.00 which I understand is non-refundable unless the trip is oversubscribed and my child doesn’t get a place.

My child can go on either week – please tick

My child MUST go on week 1/ week 2 (please delete as appropriate) – please briefly explain reason below.
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Signed ___________________________________________________ Date ___________

Parent / Carer of ___________________________________________ in Class ________

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

St Ronan’s Road, Southsea,
Hants PO4 0PX

Telephone: 02392734787
Fax: 02392296444
Email: admin@craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk
www.craneswater.portsmouth.sch.uk

July 2018

Beaulieu 2018 – Residential Visit Year 4

19th – 23rd November or 26th – 30th November.
The total cost of the trip will be £212.00. The remaining balance of £162.00 can be paid in three instalments. The first instalment of £62.00 will be due on or before 10th September. The second payment of £50.00 is due on 1st October with the final balance of £50.00 due no later than 5th November. If you wish to pay the balance in one instalment you are welcome to do so.

You will receive further information confirming the week your child has been allocated by the end of term. 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,

Mrs J Highcock
Receptionist/Administrator

Stubbington - Year 5
Fairthorne - Year 6