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St Benedict’s C. of E. VA Junior School Benedict Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EX Tel: 01458 831811, Fax: 01458 832261 Email: Website: Headteacher: Mr S. Gumm

Dream, Believe, Achieve.

Newsletter 26 16th April 2018 Dear Mums, Dads & Carers,

E-safety notice There have been a number of stories in the press recently about the online game Fortnite being used by adults using the audio feature of the game to communicate inappropriately with children. Parents are being advised to mute the audio on this game to prevent malicious communications of this kind. Any online game children play is vulnerable to misuse by adults seeking to target children and parents are advised to be vigilant about what their child is playing and how they are using it. The current advice for parents is: - Talk to your child about the games they are playing and be involved in their online world. Be aware of what they are doing and who they are communicating with. Make sure they know what to do if they encounter something they do not like - block, report and share with an adult. - Do not allow children to have internet enabled devices in their bedrooms or other spaces where they cannot be easily monitored. -Talk to children about the importance of spending time away from screens and agree a healthy amount of screen time each day. Bags of Help - Wednesday 18th April Just before the half term holiday your child brought home details of a fundraising event ‘Bags of Help’. Quite simply – you fill the bag with good condition unwanted clean clothing, paired shoes, hats, handbags & accessories, costume jewellery, soft toys and dvds and this in return will raise money for Meningitis Now, Bibic and our school – the more you collect the more money you raise! Please bring all donated bags into school on Wednesday 18th April at the start of the school day. We have more bags available from the school office.

Year 3 Cake Sale Year 3 will be holding a cake sale this Friday (20th April) from 3.15 p.m. The money raised will go directly towards Year 3 to buy equipment for the children, help towards the cost of trips etc. Please help make this event a success by coming along to buy the wonderful offerings and tell your friends and family too!

Alice the Musical Members of the production club have been working hard towards a performance of ‘Alice the Musical’ to be staged in the school hall on Tuesday 24th April at 6.30p.m. Children who are performing should be brought to school for 6 p.m. All parents/carers are invited to come along and enjoy the performance. Best wishes

Steve Gumm

The week ahead Tuesday 17th April Wednesday

18th April


19th April


20th April


23rd April

DASH club (8.00 – 8.30a.m.), Year 6 boosters, 3.15 – 4.00p.m. – Yr 5 & 6 Athletics club, 3.15 – 4.30p.m. – Drama club. DASH club (8.00 – 8.30a.m.), Year 3 swimming, 12.15 – 12.45p.m. – Yr5 & 6 Cricket club, 3.15 – 4.00p.m. – Yr3 & 4 Athletics club, 3.15 – 4.00 p.m. – Glee club, 3.15 – 4.15p.m. – Chess club. DASH club (8.00 – 8.30a.m.), Year 6 boosters, 3.15 – 4.00p.m. – Netball club, 3.15 – 4.00p.m. – Yr 4 Art club. DASH club (8.00 – 8.30a.m.), 3.15p.m.Year 3 Cake Sale, 3.15 – 4.00p.p.m. – Gardening club. DASH club (8.00 – 8.30a.m.), 3.15 – 4.15p.m. – Production club.

Dates for your diary Date Friday 20th April Tuesday 24th April


Year 5

Event Year 3 Cake Sale from 3.15pm Production Club performance of Alice the Musical – 6.30pm PTFA Disco 6 – 8pm PTFA meeting 3.15pm Christian Aid Cake Sale from 3.15pm Bank Holiday Kilve Court residential trip

Friday 27th April Tuesday 1st May Friday 4th May Monday 7th May Tuesday 8th May – Friday 11th May Friday 11th May Monday 14th May – Thursday 17th May Sunday 20th May Thursday 24th May Friday 25th May Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June Monday 4th June Thursday 7th June Thursday 7th June Friday 8th June Friday 8th June Friday 15th June Thursday 21st June Tuesday 26th June Thursday 28th June Friday 29th June Wednesday 4th July Friday 6th July Wednesday 11th July Thursday 12th July Friday 13th July Friday 20th July Friday 20th July


Year 4 Year 6

Yr 4 visit to Avalon Marshes SATs

Year 5

Year 4 Year 6 Year 6 3.15 – 5pm Year 6

Year 3 & 4 Year 5 & 6

Year 6

Choir performance Class & leavers’ photos Cancer Charity Fundraiser Sale Half term holiday Inset Day Yr 4 & Yr2 Science Day Bikeability Course (Day 1) Bikeability Course (Day 2) Summer Fair Pilgrim Day at Wells Cathedral Music Concert at St John’s Church 1.30pm – 2.15pm New intake parents’ evening – 6pm Science Day for Yr3 & 4 Science Day for Yr5 & 6 Transfer day for whole school St Ben’s book day, dress up etc. Greenbank swim & BBQ Sports Day Reserve Sports Day Leavers assembly Last day of term