02/02 Newsletter

Friday, 02 February 2024
Dear Parents/Carers,
This morning I was hit by a car whilst I was walking across the road near school. The car that hit me had been illegally parked on double yellow lines, whilst an adult dropped children off at school. I sustained an injury and have been in pain throughout the day, but if it had been a child that had been hit, the injuries could have been more serious.
I have reported the incident to police for ‘driving without due care and attention’ and the police have informed me that they will be in touch with the driver over the coming days.
This is the reason that we are constantly speaking to drivers about adhering to the law with regard to parking and driving. I know parking is tight around school but the safety of our children and their families must be given priority over convenience. I see some shocking examples of driving and parking around our school, and I will continue to send pictures and videos to the police of vehicles that are breaking the law.
Please ensure that all drivers stick to the law and only drop off and pick up legally and that they are aware of all other road users, including pedestrians.
We had 9 hours and 45 minutes of lates this week.
Please ensure that your child is in school before the gates closes at 8.50am each day.
Our overall attendance for this week is 92.27%.
This has dropped from last week. Both of our Y1 classes have met the target this week, but they are the only classes that did.
Any child with attendance lower than 90% is classed as a persistent absentee by Lancashire County Council. Parents/carers are always informed if their child falls into this category.
Please note that leave from school will not be authorised as it is the law that children attend school. Our attendance policy is available on our school website.
Upcoming Events
· Y3 classes are having a trip to ‘Bring Yer Wellies’.
Mrs Ellis’s Class on Thursday 8th February and Miss Veldon’s Class on Friday 9th February
· Children will be focusing on Safer Internet use on Tuesday
· Spelling Bee will take place on Friday (Thursday for Y3V)
The rota for next week has changed slightly, due to Y3 children being on a trip.
This is the timetable for the week ahead and this will be the last week that the pool will be at our school until September.
Please ensure that you child has their kit in school for their session.
Swimming timetable for next week
Monday: Y4 boys and Y6 boys
Tuesday: Y4 girls and Y3 boys
Wednesday: Y4 boys and Y3 girls
Thursday: Y4 boys Y6 girls
Friday: Y4 girls and Y5 girls
Reedley Wraparound Care Club
It has been delightful to see some of the exciting activities that have been taking place in our Wrap Around Care Club this week.
All sessions need to be booked in advance using this link.
The link is also available on the school website.
Please remember that your child will go into Care Club automatically if they are not collected from school by 3.30pm. There will be a £4 late pick-up fee as long as your child is collected by 3.50pm. If they are not, the full session price will be charged.
Art Week
Art week - Parents/carers can come into school for an allocated slot during the week to see what the children are learning in art.
Mon 19th Feb: Reception 2.45 – 3.15
Tues 20th Feb: Y3 2.45 – 3.15
Wed 21st Feb: Y2 10 – 10.30am and Y1 2.45 – 3.15
Thu 22nd Feb @ Y5 9.00 – 9.30 and Y4 2.45 – 3.15
Fri 23rd Feb Y6 2.45 – 3.15
Key Dates
· The next school closure will be after school on Friday 9thFebruary for the half term break. School will then reopen on Monday 19thFebruary.
· Y1 classes are having a trip to Bring Yer Wellies on 12th and 13th March.
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Sarah Bell

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