NEWSFLASH: School will be closed on Monday 19th September

Welcome Back!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to families who are new to our school. We have many new pupils who have joined us from other schools, alongside our new pupils in Reception and Nursery – so a big warm welcome to you all. Also, a warm welcome is extended to our new members of staff.

Drop off/pick up arrangements

  • Where possible, one adult should drop off/pick up your child. If you have elder siblings collecting your child please remind them to come alone and not with a group of friends.
  • Station Road gate opens at 8:30 am only for Nursery children and at 8:40 am for all other children as well as the Clopton Gardens gate. Both Station Road and Clopton Gardens Gates open at 3:00 pm for “pick up”.
  • Both gates close in the morning at 8:55 am
  • At the end of the school day your child’s class teacher will hand over your child at the following location:
    • Reception – Reception garden area and patio playground.
    • Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 – Top playground (please stand back to allow families from other pick up points to leave school along the traffic cone pathway.)
    • Year 1 and Year 3 – Oval playground
  • This is the opportunity to talk to your child’s teacher if you need to discuss something – alternatively use Seesaw/Tapestry, remembering your child’s teacher will only read/reply between 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If you have an urgent message, please contact the school office.
  • Please leave the school site promptly following the “traffic cone” pathways familiar to you from last year.
  • Please do not allow your children to play on any climbing equipment in the school grounds and to climb on any of the blue metal fencing.
  • Bicycles and scooters can be left on site.
  • If for any reason you are delayed, please contact the school office ASAP. Your child will be waiting by the school office.

Reach for the Stars: Be the best you can be

We are determined at Hadleigh Community Primary School that all pupils achieve well and “Be the best they can be”. We encourage pupils to try hard and take pride in all aspects of their work.  To really succeed at school, pupils must also be self-motivated to be the best they can be and match our high expectations of all pupils’ attitudes to learning. When they do that, we seek to recognise their efforts.  In classrooms and on the sports field, all staff will be praising pupils for their attitude to learning and their efforts to be the best they can be when they flex their learning muscles!

Learning Posters

A year group specific learning poster can be found on our school website to give you a feel about curriculum content this term. I hope you find the information useful in supporting your child.

PE Kit days

On the days listed below, children can attend school in FULL PE KIT. (Tracksuits may be worn over PE kits – shorts must be worn underneath)

Year 1Monday
Year 2Wednesday
Year 3Thursday
Year 4Wednesday
Year 5Tuesday
Year 6Monday

Parking at school and around school

I would also like to take this opportunity to ask you that if you drive to school we would be grateful if you parked in a safe and legal place and showed courtesy to our many neighbours, particularly Tayler Close where there are many elderly and vulnerable people.  It is vital the road is kept clear should any of the emergency services need to attend. Thank you.

Quick reminders!

Don’t forget…

  • Water bottle (named)
  • Packed lunch (if you are not having a school lunch)
  • Change of footwear for short PE sessions and field use –trainers – It would be great if this pair of trainers always remained in school.
  • Shorts/skorts must be worn for PE lessons – if children wear tracksuit trousers they must have shorts on underneath.
  • One small “child’s hand sized toy” of zero value – if you choose to
  • Sun hats/sun cream (applied before school)/coats if cold or raining – please try to avoid sunscreen made with almond oil.
  • Classrooms will continue to be well ventilated so please ensure your child has sufficient clothing to remain warm during lessons.
  • For children in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 a small healthy snack of fruit or vegetables – we are a nut free school. (children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 receive a piece of fruit as a snack)
  • Please search for any school reading books that may be languishing at home. Thank you.
  • Please name your child’s clothing
  • Lost property is kept in each year group. We do not hold a central lost property box. Therefore, labelling of clothing is essential.
  • If your “pick up” plans alter at short notice, please phone the office. Do not use seesaw/tapestry as your child’s teacher will be teaching and may not see the message.
  • The gate to the side of the Reception garden and out into the staff car park is an EXIT ONLY. Please refrain from entering the school through this way.

As a school we follow guidance from the UK Health Security Agency to indicate the time period an individual should not attend school, so to reduce the risk of transmission. This can be found at In particular I would like to remind you that following a period of diarrhoea or vomiting pupils can only return to school 48 hours after the diarrhoea or vomiting have stopped. Alternatively, there is another guide published by NHS. It can be found here.

School Uniform

We keep everything as near navy blue as possible while allowing flexibility in style for practical purposes. We would appreciate your help in maintaining this standard and request that children take pride in their appearance and in being a member of our school.


Jewellery & Makeup

  • No jewellery, make up or nail varnish is allowed to be worn in school.
  • Children may wear a small pair of studs but must either leave them at home or be able to take them out themselves on the days they have P.E. or swimming (tape is not permitted).

Sports Clothing

  • Plain Navy/Black Shorts
  • Plain White/Blue T-Shirt or Polo Shirt or School coloured T-Shirt
  • Plimsolls
  • Trainers for outdoor P.E.
  • Plain Tracksuit or warm Jogging Bottoms
  • Plain Sweatshirt or Hoodie

Things to note:

  • Shirts with decorations are not permitted.
  • For young children practical, comfortable clothes are advisable (velcro fastenings are very useful).
  • If your child has lace-up shoes, please take time to teach them how to fasten them.
  • A strong hanging loop in the neck of your child’s top coat will help to keep it on the peg.
  • Shoulder length hair must be tied back.



In foundation stage, sound cards, sound books and homework books are sent home weekly to support the pupils’ phonics learning. From Year 1 through to Year 6, all children will have spellings to learn which will be tested at school through dictation exercises.


Memorisation of times tables (for example, using Times Tables Rock stars/numbots) and any additional tasks (such as detailed on the learning poster) as set by the class teacher.


Year GroupReading
ReceptionShould read as frequently as possible and enjoy sharing books with others.
110 minutes 5 days a week
210-15 minutes 5 days a week
315 minutes 5 days a week
420 minutes 5 days a week
520 minutes 5 days a week, using a dictionary to check any unfamiliar vocabulary.
6As Year 5 + reading comprehension from spring term.

All activities should be completed within a reasonable time limit, if you have any problems please see the teacher.

Term Dates

Autumn Term

PD Day: 21st October (school closed to pupils)
Half Term: Monday 24th October – Friday 28th October
Autumn Term Ends: Friday 16th December 2022

Spring Term

PD Day: 3rd January (school closed to pupils)

Spring Term Begins: Wednesday 4th January 2023
Half Term: Monday 13th February – Friday 17th February
Spring Term Ends: Friday 31st March 2023

Summer Term

PD Day: 5th June (school closed to pupils) Summer Term Begins: Monday 17th April 2023
Half Term: Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June
Summer Term Ends: Friday 21st July 2023

Dates for your diary

(All dates are subject to change)

Friday 16th September11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Open The Book assembly
Monday 19th SeptemberSchool closed for funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Thursday 22nd SeptemberSchool council meeting during assembly
Friday 23rd September11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Year 5/6 Dodgeball Festival @HHS (9:15 – 10:45am)
Monday 26th SeptemberPastor Chris Todd assembly
Thursday 29th SeptemberIndividual photos School council meet during assembly
Friday 30th September11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming
Monday 3rd OctoberHarvest Festival assembly:  Rev Bryn Rickards
Tuesday 4th OctoberFull governors’ meeting at 6.30pm
Thursday 6th  OctoberNational Poetry Day – theme ‘The Environment’ Year 6 Boys Football @ Whitton Sports Centre (10:00am – 12:30pm)
Friday 7th October11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Year 3/4/5/6 cross country @HHS (9:30 – 11:00am)
Tuesday 11th OctoberParental viewing of work 3:30 – 5:30pm
Wednesday 12th OctoberParental viewing of work 6 – 8pm
Thursday 13th OctoberSchool council meet during assembly
Friday 14th October11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Open The Book assembly
Tuesday 18th OctoberYear 5/6 Girls Football @ Whitton Sports Centre (10:00am – 12:20pm) Late parents’ evening (virtual)
Thursday 20th OctoberEarly parents’ evening (virtual) All of Nursery to Polstead Woods am
Friday 21st OctoberPD day
Half term
Monday 31st OctoberY5 Viking visit for the day Science focus week
Thursday 3rd NovemberSchool council meet during assembly
Friday 4th November11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Open The Book assembly
Monday 7th  NovemberFather Jo assembly
Thursday 10th NovemberYear 6 Sports Hall Athletics @ Westbourne 3:15 – 5:45pm
Friday 11th November11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming 10:30 – Whole school Remembrance event Year 5/6 Tag Rugby Festival @ HHS (TBC)
Monday 14th NovemberY6 Kingswood all week
Tuesday 15th November8:30 – 3pm: Flu vaccinations years R – 5 Governor Resources committee 6:30pm
Wednesday 16th  NovemberYear 4 Girls Suffolk FA Football @ Ipswich Town FC (1:00pm – 3:30pm)
Friday 18th NovemberY6 Kingswood chdn back 11:30 – 12:00: Swimming for Year 6 not at Kingswood Year 5/6 Boys Tag Rugby Festival @ Ipswich Rugby Club (9:30am – 12:00 noon) Children In Need Day
Monday 21st NovemberPastor Chris Todd assembly
Thursday 24th NovemberSchool council meeting during assembly
Friday 25th November  11:30 – 12:00: 6SB swimming Year 5/6 Table Tennis Festival @ HHS (9:15am – 11:00am)
Monday 28th NovemberRev Bryn Rickards assembly 8:30 – 11am Year 6 flu vaccinations
Thursday 1st DecemberSchool council meet during assembly
Friday 2nd December11:30 – 12:00: 6JP swimming
Saturday 3rd DecemberHadleigh Christmas Tree lighting event
Tuesday 6th DecemberReception show am Full Governors meeting 6.30pm
Wednesday 7th DecemberReception show pm
Thursday 8th DecemberChristmas Lunch & Christmas jumper day
Friday 9th DecemberOpen The Book assembly 11:30 – 12:00: 6JP swimming
Thursday 15th DecemberChristmas Carol Service 2pm at St Mary’sChurch Christmas sing song in Nursery am
Friday 16th DecemberSanta’s fun run (am) Nursery party 11:30 – 12:00: 6JP swimming Term ends: PD day Tuesday 3rd January. Spring Term begins for children Wednesday 4th January 2023