Weekly News Page
Friday 8th October 2021
Cake sale - Thank You!!
Thank you so much for all of your generous donations - the children have really enjoyed them!!! Tins / containers will be sent home with children - any unnamed tins should be collected from the office. If you didn't have cash or forgot to send your donation you can donate online using the PTA Donations Page...
Rudolph Christmas Cards!
We realise it’s early to be thinking about Christmas, but if you’re looking for a way to support the school and make a start on your Christmas shopping, this is the perfect opportunity!
Your child will have brought home a template on which they can design a special picture ready for Christmas. This can then be printed on to Christmas cards, mugs and a whole range of other products. Please see the parent letter for more information and examples.
If you are interested, here’s what you need to do:
Purchases should arrive in plenty of time for Christmas. They will be distributed at school for children to take home. Please click here for the design form.
Read more info on the parent letter.
Events planned for this half term:-
Open Evening for Prospective Parents
Thursday 21st October 5:30-7:30pm
Please note After School Club will finish at 4:30pm on Thursday 21st this is due to the safeguarding of children whilst members of the public are in the building. Parents are kindly asked to make alternative arrangements.
Notes From the Office
Breakfast Club: Please ensure you bring your child to the hall door - do not drop them off at the gate. School are only responsible for the safety of your child once they have been registered in Breakfast Club.
After School Club: On Thursday 21st October After School club will have limited places for those requiring essential childcare and will finish at 4:30pm. If your child usually attends on a Thursday we would be very grateful if you could make alternative arrangements as the school building is required for our Open Evening.
School Photos : These will be taking place in school on Wednesday 13th October. Photos will be taken during the school day. Unfortunately we are not able to offer photographs with older / younger siblings who are not in our school. Siblings in school will be photographed together.
Flu Immunisations: An email will be sent out to all parents with details. You must give consent if you wish your child to have the immunisation in school. FLU IMMUNISATIONS CONSENT
Reception Height and Weight - a letter has been sent home this week - please return to give consent for this check to happen in school.
Next week is WEEK 1 of the lunch menu - please remember it is Veggie Monday! (no ham grab bag!)
The menu can be viewed here: Autumn Menu
Messages from the Teachers
October is Black History Month. It celebrates the lives and achievements of significant black people in history. Children will be bringing home some information about some significant figures in black history. Children are encouraged to research a significant figure, past or present, and bring their findings into school to share with their class. Children may present their research in whichever way they wish.
Home Reading Diaries - Y1 and Y2
Lots of parents are recording that they have read with their child at home - thank you! Please could we encourage you to write a comment at least once a week for teachers as this helps us to know how your child has found their reading book at home.
Foundation Stage (Reception)
Please see the latest weekly Newsletter on the Foundation Stage page with everything you need to know about learning in Reception.
This year we are supporting Baby Basics' Harvest Campaign.
Baby Basics are based in Sheffield and provide essential baby / toddler supplies to vulnerable families. Since the Covid 19 Pandemic they have seen a 37% rise in referrals.
Donations of nappies, wipes, toothpaste, shampoo all welcome...see attached for further details.
Please place donations in the box outside school. We will be collecting until Thursday 21st October.
Extra Curricular Clubs
These are the opportunities available this half term and we will be adding to this after half term:-
Muddy Monday - book in for the Woodland After School club on ParnentPay. Find out More
Wednesdays - Multi-Skills - this was very popular and booked up quickly - we are able to extend this by an additional 6 places. Please book via Parentpay
Rocksteady Music - The children really enjoyed the workshops. A leaflet was sent home to all children with booking details.
Choir: This will be stating with Mrs Hawkins after half term on Thursdays for Year 1 and Year 2 - details to follow!
Dates for the Diary
Please see the attached Parent Calendar.
Note some events have been labelled TBC and will be subject to the latest Public Health Advice at the time.
Wed 13th Oct - Individual School Photographs -this will take place during the school day.
Wed 13th Oct - Governors meeting
Thurs 21st Oct - Dress as you please day -donations to PTA
Thurs 21st Oct - Open evening for Prospective Parents - After School Club will finish at 4:30pm.
Fri 22nd Oct - INSET day - school closed to children
Mon 25th - Fri 29th Oct - HALF TERM
PTA - Halloween Window Display Trail over half term.
The school term dates for the year can be found here
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