05 October 2018                                                                                                                                               Newsletter 5


Dear Parents and Carers

Class 1 News

 Homework:  Class 1 have started their ‘Monkey See, Monkey Do’ Big Writes this week.  Please continue to practise their stories using their story maps and prepare an illustration for your story using some of the characters or events from the story.  Due for Wednesday.

 Story Sacks:  These are due in this coming TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER. Please return them promptly to the area behind the door in the library.

Class 2 News

 Homework:  In Class 2 we have been reading ‘Framed’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce.  For homework write your prediction of what you think is coming next in the story.

Year 6 Guided Reading:  Homework due for Wednesday 10th October is to draw or paint a detailed picture of Hygelac’s Mead Hall. Don’t forget the main characters we know about:

  • King Hygelac
  • Queen Hygd
  • Prince Heardred
  • The thanes / soldiers
  • The seafarers
  • The Sea Captain telling the story of Grendal who preys on King Hrothgar’s warriors in the king’s mead-hall, Heorot.

Year 5 & 6 Cross Country at Malvern College:  On Friday 12th October we are once again taking part in this annual event.  We will be travelling by coach to and from the venue during the school day and, on this occasion, we are not asking for a voluntary contribution towards transport costs.  Pupils will need a packed lunch, snacks, plenty of drinks, warm clothes for between races and a bin bag to put them in (which can double as a seat if conditions are damp!) Please make sure they have their PE kit in school on the day.  A slip is attached for you to sign and return on Monday.

Photograph Permissions:  We have had a request from Worcestershire Wildlife Trust to use photographs taken at Hardwick Meadows for their own blog.  As this is not covered by our existing photo permissions, we need to have an additional slip signed.  Please find one attached and return it as soon as possible.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal:  Once again families are invited to take part in Operation Christmas Child. Fill a shoeboxes with gifts to be distributed to children in Africa and Europe by the charity Samaritan’s Purse.  Leaflets and ready-made boxes and a sign-out sheet will be available in the school hallway from next week.  Deadline for returning filled boxes to school is Friday 9th November, so grab a box for your family (and even some for friends and relatives) and get filling.  (Please only take the number of boxes you require.)

Jumble Sale:  Please see the attached flyer.  We would appreciate home made cakes for the sale as well as jumble items.  Please bring these to school on Friday 19th October (no earlier as we cannot store them!)  There is also a sign up sheet on the back door if you are able to set up or help on the day.

Staffing Announcements:  Thank you to everyone who was able to come to assembly this morning to say good bye to Mrs Stockwell.  Mrs Lyndon-Chance also has something to announce; please see the letter attached.

Future Dates for Your Diaries:

Yr 5 & 6 Cross Country – Friday 12th October all day, Malvern College (packed lunch required)

Messy Church – Saturday 13th October 4.00 – 5.00 pm in School Hall

FOPS Jumble Sale – Saturday 20th October 2.00 – 4.00 pm

Autumn Half Term – 29th October – 2nd November

Memorial Service and Grand Unveiling of Art Project – Friday 9th November, details TBA

FOPS Christmas Fayre – Friday 7th December 6 – 8 pm

Autumn Term Ends – Friday 21st December

FOPS Live Music Event – Friday 8th February, details TBA

Best wishes

Sally Lyndon-Chance,

Head Teacher and all teaching and non-teaching staff





05 October 2018

Dear Parents, Carers and Friends,

After 12 wonderful years of leading Pendock School I have decided that the time has come for me to step aside and allow someone else the privilege. Therefore, I have informed the Governors of my decision to resign from the post of Headteacher.  I will, however, remain in post until the end of the summer term 2019 and will support the Governors in the process of recruiting a new headteacher for our splendid school.

I would like to thank you all for your support and understanding.  I will of course remain committed to supporting the school to be the best that it can be now and into the future.

Yours faithfully,

Sally Lyndon-Chance

Head Teacher