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Bay Primary Dec 10th 2015 newsletter

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Tuesday 6th September - Children return to school. Doors open at 8.40am

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Mr D. Mills

We are proud to welcome you to The Bay Church of England Primary School, where learning comes alive and every child is unique.  Inspiring learners, within our supportive Christian Ethos, so that each child has the opportunity to excel, is central to our daily work.Set in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Bay Church of England Primary School offers excellent provision within modern purpose built facilities which include an open ICT area, Library, Music Room, Small Hall and a Specialist Room.

 We are proud to share the many individual and collective successes of our children and encourage prospective parents to visit the school and see for themselves the high standards achieved.

Within the school grounds we have outdoor areas which include a Sports Court and an Astro Turf Pitch. Our committed team of staff work in partnership with Parents and Carers from the very start of school life, encouraging and preparing each child for lifelong learning.

“We look forward to meeting you in the future.”


Latest News.

Happy Summer Holidays Everyone.

Year 6 leavers service.

Please click the photo below to view all the photos of the day.

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To view the Year 6 Graduation presentation please click here.

Please click here to view pictures of the leavers assembly today.


Just a quick reminder that Global Rock staff will be at the War Memorial on Sandown seafront to meet the children who are taking part in the Sandown carnival at 5pm on Saturday 30th July 2016.

As a reward for all their hard work and commitment children will be treated to a hotdog and ice-cream, during this time children will get into their costumes and have their hair and make-up done.  The carnival starts at 7pm and takes approximately one and half hours to complete the route, children will need to be collected from the War Memorial at 8.30pm.

All children will need to be signed in and out by their parent / carer.

Thank you for your continued support

The Global Rock Team


An amazing performance of Guys ‘n’ Gals to the whole school.  Lots of fun and laughter, what a great way to end a busy term.

Please click to view the video of the children and staff enjoying the performance.

Walk the Wight presentation.

The children from The Bay CE Primary School had an assembly today, we were joined by Daniella Johnson from the Earl Mountbatten Hospice (Community events fundraiser) who gave out the certificates and medals to the children for Walking the Wight. We raised £2,133.50.
We are very proud of all the children for taking part.

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Year 6 Leavers Prom.

A lovely time was had by all and everyone look amazing!!

Please click the photo below to view all pictures of the Prom.


Paultons Park Visit

Year Six enjoying a well deserved end of year treat after all of their hard work trying to meet the expectations of the new curriculum this year.
Please click the photo below to view all pictures of of the day.


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At the end of this term it is with great sadness that we will say goodbye to several colleagues who have worked hard during their time at The Bay Primary,  contributing a great deal to our school.

Miss Larkin leaves us after teaching Music and Drama here for the last 3 years.  She has been a valued member of the department, directing a number of successful productions, and we wish her every success in her new venture.

Miss Scott  has been an incredibly valued member of our teaching team.  She has always put the students first and worked hard to help them develop as individuals.  They will remember her, I am sure of that.  We wish Miss Scott well in her new ventures.

Miss Sutch is also leaving her position as a valued Year 4 Learning Assistant to take on a new role in the Local Authority. She has been with the same year group sine Year 1 so has really seen the children grow and develop; she will be missed. I am sure you will join me in wishing Miss Sutch the best of luck as she starts a new chapter in her career.

KS1 Sports Day.

Congratulations to all Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children who joined in Sports Days so enthusiastically, last Friday. 

There was an excellent team spirit and a great deal of excitement. 

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Year 6

It seems only yesterday that our Year 6 pupils were starting out in their Reception classes!  We are really proud of them – each one has been a fantastic pupil.  We are very sad to see them go, but we wish them all the very best as they continue their learning journeys.  Remember: Believe, Inspire and Excel.

When we look back at the amazing learning that has taken place, from the introduction of Learning Experiences, Christmas performances, school trips, sports days and Global Rock performances as well as at the work of the Community Kids, we can appreciate what a super year this has been.  The Queen’s 90th birthday picnic celebrations were simply wonderful. 

Thank you to all parents who came to support the children.

Guys ‘n’ Gals

Over 80 children from Years 3 to 6 have rehearsed tirelessly during the past months in preparation for the school production of Guys ‘n’ Gals.  The show was performed to sell out audiences on all three nights.

The cast gave everything they had, producing fantastic performances. They were rewarded with some very complimentary responses. We are proud of every pupil who took part.


Report by Megan Hodgkinson and Emily Rackett

The show we performed was called Guys ‘n’ Gals and in the performance there were various year groups.

Preparing for the show was very enjoyable, fabulous and exciting – sometimes it was really tiring!

The actual performances were very bright, exciting, fun, exhilarating and amazing!  We all think it was worth all the hard work.

If you would like to order any photos from the production, Please click the link below. 

Wight Diamonds Marching Band.

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Tommy is now a successful member of the Wight Diamonds Marching Band.

The band has a very busy social calendar, as well as participating at over 40 events on the Island and mainland during each band season .

We think you look very smart, Tommy!


Wight Diamonds Marching Band was formed in January 2000 by 12 musicians with the following aims: to carry on the tradition, friendship and spirit of marching bands on the Isle of Wight in an independent environment. To be a band from the community, working in the community, for the good of the community and to provide a friendly and sociable environment in marching bands for like minded-people of all ages and abilities.

Summer Fayre


A very special ‘THANK YOU’ to our amazing FAB Committee for organising such a fantastic Summer Fayre last Saturday, and to everyone who came along to support the event as well as all those who came to help out.

This year’s Fayre was a HUGE success, offering plenty for families to take part in and enjoy.  With your help we have managed to raise a total of £2230.73 towards school funds.

The weather was perfect, a lovely summers day.

FAB’s meeting in September will be on Tuesday 13th at 9.00am.  New members would be most welcomed.

If anyone has any new ideas  or thoughts they wish us to consider please let the school office know.

FAB would like to thank you all for your continued support this past year.


Portsmouth leavers service.

On the 5th of July 2016, 18 Year 6’s went to Portsmouth Cathedral.  We went there for the Year 6’s Leavers’ Service, in which the Lord Bishop told us about the journey of life. We got there on the Fastcat, which took us to the Portsmouth docks. From there, we headed to the Cathedral, and saw buildings like the Lipstick! When we got there, we sat on the large expanse of grass that was outside the majestic-looking, colossal Cathedral. We had lunch and then sat outside for about an hour.  When we went inside the Cathedral, five or six other schools were there, each carrying their glorious banners.  Each school had to bring their own spectacular banners to represent their school. Harry Allen and Tegan Hooper carried ours down the wondrous aisle.  We also got a candle. Everyone from The Bay loved the day and enjoyed it.  Rowan Crawley commented, “Today has been a spectacular day because we got to travel there by train and boat, then we sang 4 hymns and the Lord’s Prayer.  We even had to do actions for it!” by Rowan and Theo.

The children were a credit to the school, both when travelling and during the service. We were all really proud of them!

Portsmouth leavers service.

National Award for The Bay.

Congratulations to our Community Kids, past and present, for this significant award.  Bill Wyke told us yesterday that the school has received recognition for ‘making a difference’ within our community. The Parliamentary Speaker’s Award is a significant achievement for the school, our parents, friends and of course the pupils involved in this project.  Particular thanks go to Bill Wyke, Mrs Pearce, Mrs Pullan and Mrs Taylor for supporting this initiative.

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KS2 Sports Day.

A great time was had by all at the KS2 Sports day. Please click the photo below to view all the pictures of the day.


Year 5-6 transition day. 

The children really enjoyed their time in year 6 and are looking forward to starting a new year of learning in September.

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Message from Mr Mills
Congratulations to all the children for such a superb ‘Picnic in the Park’ festival. A special well done to our winners of the talent competition, I think we luckily chose the best day this week for the weather! Thank you to all parents and friends for supporting the afternoon.
Please click the photo below to view all picture taken of the afternoon.


Exciting times! Official opening of The Bay’s new playground equipment!!

Thank you for the support, time and hard work given by everyone involved in the planning and installing of this wonderful new play equipment.  

The children absolutely love it! 

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Our new school App!!

Download our new school app.

If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It provides you access to school information at the touch of a button.

Please click one of the links below depending on what type of phone you have to download the app.

For Apple devices: For Android devices: Instructions for download:

1. Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).

2. Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’

3. Download the ‘APP’. In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode or the name of the school.

4. Hit the search button.

5. Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.

6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.

7. You will now be presented with the ‘APP’ for the school which contains news, information, calendar events, contacts and any other relevant details.

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Head Teacher – Mr D. Mills – Deputy Head Teacher – Mrs S. Johnson
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