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Excellence through Effort & Enjoyment
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Our Jubilee Picnic afternoon is nearly upon us!

I have attached the original letter, emailed to all parents on 18th May, with the details of the event.

Parents/carers are all asked to email their child’s teacher to confirm their attendance tomorrow.  This will help us to plan for the afternoon.  Thank you to those who have already confirmed.

Please note the following key points:


Letters regarding the costumes for each class were sent out before half-term.  We are asking that the children either dress for their decade OR wear red/white/blue (preferably no sports kits).


The double gates down the side lane by school will be opened at 1.30p.m. and locked when the event begins at 2p.m.  Please see the attached letter for details.

The performance starts at 2p.m. with the coronation of our very own Reception “queen”  and will last approximately 1 hour.

In summary:

1.30p.m. arrival

2p.m. performance

3p.m. collect children for picnic, if staying

4.30p.m. finish


Picnic area: field.  Parents/carers are asked to bring blankets etc to sit on.  We will have gazebos set up for this.

Performance area: the outdoor stage (on the playground) will be used for the children’s performance.  Please bring your own folding chairs for this.  We will designate areas on the playground where you can sit or stand to watch the performance.


On the field we will have DJ Duggan’s Jubilee Jukebox, refreshments, tea-towel collection point, and traditional games being organised by Y6. 

Parents and carers will need to bring cash for refreshments and for any of the games the children want to have a go at.   The refreshments stall will be run by our BSA and parent volunteers, and will offer hot and cold drinks and freeze pops. Traditional games will include hoopla, skittles and hook-a-duck; each game will cost a very reasonable 10p per attempt!


After the performance the children will go back to their classes to collect their belongings.  Older siblings will go to their youngest sibling's class and parents will collect from there on the playground.  Key Stage 2 children who don’t have a sibling in Reception, Y1 or Y2 will come to the playground via the door nearest the hall (Y5/6) and the door near the blue bench (Y3/4).  Please see the letter for further details and photographs. 

The collection point for ALL children will be the playground; the KS2 classroom doors will be locked.

We anticipate that children will be ready for collection from 3p.m. or soon after.  Parents/carers who are not attending the performance should come at the usual collection time for their child and come through the playground gate.


Huge thanks to Mrs Cullum and Waitrose, Kingsthorpe, for the donation of crisps, biscuits and water for the children’s picnic goody bags.

Thank you to the parent volunteers who are giving time to help set up and run stalls, as always this is very much appreciated.  Events like this can’t happen without a mini-army of volunteers!  This also includes all the staff who will be staying behind to pack away after we finish tomorrow.

Thank you to all of our teachers, for their work in putting together dances from the decades, and thanks in advance to the children for performing them!  Our rehearsal this morning was fantastic.  There is definitely something for everyone to enjoy.

Finally, a very special mention to two incredibly talented musicians, Phoebe (Y3) and Jessica (Y6), who will be playing the National Anthem on the cello and violin tomorrow, to lead us all in song.

I am certain that our Jubilee event will be an excellent way to round off the celebrations and will give the events of last weekend a run for their money!

Mary James

Head Teacher