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Sandy Lane Primary School

Year 1

Windsor Castle Trip:

1st February 2022

Dear Parent/Carer,

Year 1 Educational Visit to Windsor Castle - Thursday 17th March 2022

To support our Enquiry Learning, we have organised a visit to Windsor Castle.  During the visit, the children will have the chance to explore the castle and learn about significant events in its history. The children will be in small groups, supervised by a familiar adult at all times.  

 Transport will be by coach and the children will need to wear full school uniform and a suitable coat for inclement weather.  We will be leaving school at 9:45 am and returning at approximately 3:00 pm.

At the end of the Spring term we will have an in-school end of unit activity day based around a castle banquet. The children are invited to come to school dressed as princesses, knights or any castle character. We will have a banquet in the Lower Hall in the afternoon. More details on this will follow in due course.

 A voluntary contribution of £11.20 per child covers the cost of coach, entry to the castle and a £1 donation towards the cost of food for the banquet. Preferably, payment should be made online using Parentmail. Children will not need any spending money for the visit to the castle.

Windsor Castle require payment in advance, therefore all payments need to be made by Friday 11th February 2022.  If there are insufficient funds received to cover the cost of the visit, it will have to be cancelled and all payments will be returned. 

Please complete and return the attached slip and medical consent form by Friday 11th February 2022.  If you are unable to make payment online, please return cash/cheque in a sealed envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and the amount. 

Your child is entitled to a free packed lunch or you may wish to provide your own. Please indicate your intention on the consent form.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Wade, Mrs Starbuck & Miss Eastwood    

Year 1 Team

Cineworld Visit:

Dear Parents/Carers,

Years 1, 2 & 5 - Visit to Cineworld Bracknell

The pupils in Year 1, 2 and 5 have been invited to take part in a National Film Festival organised by Into Film at Bracknell Cineworld during the morning of 18th November 2021. The performance of “Abominable” which is rated U will begin at 10:00 am and will end by 12:30 pm.  We will be walking to the cinema and plan to leave Sandy Lane School at 9:15 am. Please ensure your child wears normal school uniform and has a waterproof coat and appropriate footwear.

The Into Film Festival vision is run in order to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. This trip is completely free of charge and a wonderful opportunity for children to enjoy sound in a cinematic experience which will support their Enquiry learning this term.

As we will return to school during the lunch period, we ask that all children bring a packed lunch to school on this day which we will eat on our return.  

Years 1 & 2 only - Your child is entitled to a universal free packed lunch which will be provided by the school but you may wish to provide your own. Please indicate your intention on the consent form. Lunches will not be available to order on the day.

Year 5 ONLY - If your child is entitled to a free school meal please select an option on the consent form. Packed lunches from school must be ordered in advance and will be unavailable to order on the day.

If you do not wish your child to attend the cinema, please inform the office staff as soon as possible. Please return the attached consent form no later than 20th October 2021.

We require additional parental support to accompany us on the trip. Please let your class teacher know if you are able to assist.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Poffley

Robins Class Teacher and Film Club Co-ordinator