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Postponed! School Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019


School Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June 2019

The school sports day was due to take place on Wednesday 26th June 2019. Due to the state of the school field, this has now been postponed to

Thursday 27th June 2019

with the same arrangements.

Times are:

  • Key Stage 2 – 9.00am (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Key Stage 1 – 1.30pm (Years 1 & 2)

For the safety of all pupils, pupils will be required to stay with their teachers at all times, with parents remaining in the spectator areas.

All pupils should have full PE kits, sun hat and water bottles with them – we regret that we cannot allow parents to give these items to pupils during the event.


Y2 PE Day is changing

Y2 PE Day is changing

As from w/c 14/01/19, the PE day is moving to Tuesday.
PE kits should be in school all week, but we would appreciate if no jewellery could be worn and long hair tied up on this day.

Thank you!

KS1 Christmas Arrangements Letter

Dear Parents/ Carers,

The Christmas period is a busy time of the year for us all and so we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the next few events that are happening in Key Stage 1 in December.

KS1 Christmas Production

  • Wednesday 12th December at 2:30pm 
  • Thursday 13th December at 6pm

Costumes have been provided for all the children. If your child is a narrator, they will need to wear their school uniform for both performances.

All children are required to take part in both performances. For the 6pm performance we ask that all children are brought back to school at 5:30pm so that they can change into their costumes and get ready for the performance.

Christmas dinner in school – Tuesday 18th December
Children can wear one Christmassy item for this day for example a Christmas headband, socks, a Christmas hat e.t.c.

Key Stage 1 Christmas party – Friday 14th December
This will take place in the afternoon. Children are allowed to bring in party clothes that they can change into after lunch. School uniform needs to be worn for the morning sessions.

We kindly ask that your child brings in a food donation for their party. A list will be placed on their classroom door on Friday 7th December so that you can make a choice of what to bring in.

As always thank you for your support. It is much appreciated especially at this busy time of year.

Merry Christmas.

All the staff of Key Stage 1.

Nursery Admissions 2019 Entry

If your child is born between 01/09/2015 and  31/08/2016, they are eligible to start nursery in 2019.

Canon Popham provides 15 hour places either mornings or afternoons.

If places are available, children are eligible to be admitted the term after their third birthday and are admitted in criteria and date of birth order.

A child born between:
1 September and 31 December – is eligible from the start of the Spring Term in January
1 January and 31 March – is eligible from the start of the Summer Term in April
1 April and 31 August – is eligible from the start of the Autumn Term in September

Applications can be found on the DMBC website.

Secondary School Applications NOW LIVE

The application process can now be completed for any Year 6 pupil moving to Year 7 at secondary school in September 2019.

This can be accessed here.

Please note the deadlines of 31 October 2018 and 30 November 2018.


With the advent of the hot sunny weather, we ask that pupils have suncream applied before school.

If you wish to provide suncream for a top up during the day, then pupils must be able to apply this themselves.

Any bottles should be clearly labelled & handed to staff to prevent it being shared with other pupils as this may lead to allergic reactions.

Thank you.

School Sports Days

We are scheduled to have lovely weather over the next week, and sports days will run as planned.

Please ensure your child is wearing sunscreen and has a water bottle and hat.

Timings are as follows:

Tuesday 26th June
AM nursery – 10.40am & PM nursery – 2.15pm
Access for parents/carers will be via the nursery gate on Church Balk.
Nursery pupils should arrive dressed in their sports kit.

KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Wednesday 27th June at approximately 9am.
Access for parents/carers will be via the field gate accessed via the school carpark.
KS2 pupils should wear school uniform and bring their PE kit and trainers.

Reception & KS1 (Reception, Years 1 & 2)
Wednesday 27th June at approximately 1.30pm.
Access for parents/carers will be via the field gate accessed via the school carpark.
Reception & KS1 pupils should wear school uniform and bring their PE kit and trainers.

Race for Life Details – Friday 22nd June

Main School Information

Pupils should attend in normal uniform in the morning, and bring their P.E kits and a water bottle to keep them hydrated.

After lunch, they will change into either their PE kits or if they wish, as it is Race for Life, they may dress up in funny outfits, preferably blue, pink or white.

If you wish they can also bring blue and pink face paints to decorate their faces.

Please can all funny outfits, face paints and P.E kits be brought in a separate bag. In addition to this if you can provide 2 safety pins to pin the badges on the back of the children’s top, it would be appreciated. The badges are being decorated in school.

Anyone wishing to attend to cheer on the pupils should arrive for 1.30pm; we will admit parents/carers via the side gate accessible via the carpark rather than the main school gates.

Nursery Information

Pupils should come dressed for the Race; again funny outfits are acceptable.

However, due to the fact that nursery will be doing this in their own foundation stage outdoor area, we regret that parents/carers cannot be admitted for this year group.