Dear Families! 
Welcome back to a new school year! A very special welcome to our new families in Year R and a handful across the school who have also joined us. We very much look forward to getting to know all our new children who are joining us in the coming weeks. A huge welcome to Mrs Lawford who has joined the phenomenal Cobham team. We are very lucky to have recruited her. 
A huge thank you for my lovely cards and gifts at the end of last year! Summer was a great time to rest and recuperate before the challenges of a new year! We have much planned for the year and we have some new areas of school improvement to work upon! Our parents that completed the Parent Voice Survey right at the end of the school year, your comments have given us much to reflect upon, in relation to our curriculum and all that we teach at Cobham. The children love the learning at Cobham and we hope, with the changes planned, that we can truly design a bespoke learning experience for our children, that they truly emulate our school motto of Caring, Proud and Successful by the time they leave us at the end of Year 6. 
We want the children to 
about each other 
about themselves 
about their families 
about their environment 
about the world beyond Cobham 
of who they are 
of where they come from 
of each other 
of their school 
of their achievements, their qualities and traits 
in Reading, Writing and Maths 
and confident in their own abilities 
and ready for their next stage of learning 
by demonstrating perseverance and resilience 
as a team 
Not much to aspire to then! But this is what we do! This is what we aim for! 
As always, we plan an action packed first term, to ensure the children are living their best days at Cobham! Here are some key dates for your diary! 
Monday 4th September –Friday 8th September 
Home Visits for Year R 
Thursday 7th September 
Kent Tests for Year 6 children (All children need a packed lunch today!) 
Friday 8th September 
Dinosaur and Fossil Day 
Week beginning Monday 11th September 
Reception class start school – half days! 
Wednesday 13th September 
Strive begin delivery of new PE lessons across the school 
Thursday 14th September 
Captain Wonderweb and the Esteem Machine Mental Health and Well-being workshops for Years 1-6 
Week beginning Monday 18th September 
Reception Class are full-time! 
Monday 18th September 
Coffee afternoon for Reception parents in the school hall from 2.15pm 
Thursday 21st September 
Coffee afternoon for parents of children with SEND in the school hall from 2.15pm 
Friday 22nd September 
Bounce Beyond Trampoline sessions for Years 1-6 
Friday 22nd September 
Meet and Greet the teacher at 2.30pm 
Friday 29th September 
Moonlit Walk 6.30pm start! £15 a family 
Tuesday 10th October 
Parent Meetings for children with SEND from 1.30pm 
Thursday 12th October 
Year R Stay and Play and Meeting at 2pm 
Friday 13th October 
Film Club - Juniors 3.30pm – 5pm £5 each child 
Tuesday 17th October 
Parent Meetings from 10am (in person) 
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October 
KAPLA STEM workshops for all children! £5 each child please thanks! 
As you can see, there is much happening, in this, the first term! We will of course send you more details about each event, as we head through Term 1! Wherever possible our policy remains that we will not charge for extra curricular activities and workshops that take place during the school day. However, with our budget stretched beyond its limits to cover our costs this year, any donations you can make, however big or small, as the term progresses and your child enjoys and learns from these extra activities would be extremely helpful and very much appreciated. 
Looking forward to seeing the children on Monday looking smart in their uniform. Please ensure that it is the correct school uniform – we seemed to have had an array of uniform choices towards the end of term. Long hair on both boys and girls must be tied up too! 
Also can I please remind you that all email communication must be sent to the school office or myself, unless a team member has emailed you themselves and has asked for a reply. The team were often inundated last year and cannot respond or have time to access their school emails during the school day. Mrs Styles and myself will field most and send them on to the relevant team members if required. 
Here’s to a great first term! 
Kindest regards, 
Jacqui Saunders 
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