10/02 Newsletter


                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Dear Parents/Carers,


Our overall attendance for this week is 89.77%.

This is still lower than our target of 96%.


Your child has brought home their traffic light sheet, showing their attendance for the term and for the school year from September so far.

At Easter, the children who are on the green section of the traffic light for the whole of the Spring Term, will be able to have a treat in school.


Over the half term, both Y5 classes have tied for the lead in the attendance competition. Both classes can have a non-uniform day on Friday 24th February.




The Daisy Reception class has won the punctuality competition for the half term. The Daisy Class can have a non uniform day on Friday 24th February.


We had 6 hours 34 minutes of lates this week, meaning vital learning is still being missed by some children.

Please ensure that your child is in school before the gates closes at 8.50am each day.


Please remember that by law, your child has to attend school. Holidays or trips abroad during term time will not be authorised and will result in your child missing valuable learning time and the parents receiving a financial penalty.


Events this week

  • Year 3 had a trip to ‘Bring Yer Wellies’ on Thursday and Friday, as part of their trip linked to the Stone Age.


  • Brun Team have won the team point competition this half term, They will have their prize of an additional playtime on Monday 20th


  • Year 2 and Year 5 children had a visit from the police, promoting road safety when travelling in cars. For some of the Year 5 children, this involved watching a police officer use the speed gun for cars travelling on the road outside school. They even caught, and then educated, a driver who was exceeding the 20mph speed limit.


  • Some children attended a Multiskills sports event at the Leisure Box on Thursday.


  • Donations for Turkey and Syria

Thank you for your very generous donations today to support victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. It is heartwarming to see how generous you have been. It looks like we have raised close to £1000. Once we have finished counting the money, it will be sent to the Muslim Global Relief Charity.


Future Events

  • There will be a book fair in school after half term. There will be a wide range of books that children can buy.

These are the dates when the children can attend.

  • Thursday 23rd February – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
  • Friday 24th February - Year 3 and Year 4
  • Monday 27th February - Year 5 and Year 6


You can buy books with cash at the fair, but we are also hoping to have card payments available.

We will also have the World Book Day vouchers available, so that children can get £1 off the price of a book.

Art Week

Parents/carers are welcome to come into school to find out what your child is learning in art, and maybe to have a try too!

These are the dates and times that you can attend. Please arrive in time for the sessions.



Tuesday 21st February

2.15pm – 2.45pm


Wednesday 22nd February

9.30pm – 10.00am


Wednesday 22nd February

2.15pm – 2.45pm


Wednesday 22nd February

2.45pm – 3.15pm


Friday 24th February

9.30pm – 10.00am


Friday 24th February

2.15pm – 2.45pm


Friday 24th February

2.45pm – 3.15pm


  • Library Bus

The library bus will be visiting school after half term. Some children will be able to go onto the bus to choose new books for the school library and for their classrooms.


  • World Book Day

A letter is being sent home about World Book Day. We are hoping that parents/carers will join us in school to share books with their children. Please see the letter for more details.

We are asking the children to dress up as a book character for the day on Thursday 2nd March, so you could start to plan your costumes over half term!



Coconut Class

Miss Doe’s Class won a Headteacher Award today for their great effort with lining up and walking around school sensibly. They have been working hard on this so I am very pleased that they have achieved a certificate.



Our pupils on the eco-council have decided to start recycling crisp packets from children on packed lunches. Empty packets are being collected and taken to supermarkets for recycling. It would be great if families could also start recycling soft plastics, which can be dropped off at most supermarkets now.


Reading For Pleasure Awards

All of the children are asked to take part in the reading activity, where they work through activities related to books, based on animals. The children work through the alphabet, completing these awards and achieving certificates.

Every half term, we give out prizes, based on the work the children have been carrying out. This half term, teachers have nominated children whose work has been of a high quality and those names have been entered into a draw.

The names picked out, to each receive a £10 book voucher are:


  • Eesa Qureshi
  • Marian Yasir


School Clubs

Clubs for children in Middle and Upper Reedley will start on Wednesday 22nd February.

Children have been notified if they have a place in a club.


Sue Dean Award

Each half term, the teachers nominate children from their class to receive a prestigious award for the progress they have made in writing. All of these children receive a certificate for their nomination and one child of those children is then chosen for the overall award. This half term, the award has been won by Essa Muhammad in Y1 Cherry Blossom Class.



This week I want to highlight some safety aspects related to children being in cars.

As the police visited school this week, they highlighted the need for safety when children are travelling in cars.

These are some of the tips:

  • Children who are 135cm or shorter must have an appropriate car set
  • All passengers in car must wear a seatbelt. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure that this in place before the car sets off
  • Children should not be getting out of a car into the road and should always be supervised by an adult when doing so.


The police have left some stickers with the slogan ‘Slow down, save lives’. These are to be placed on your wheelie bins, so that they give a safety message to drivers on the day when your bins are out for collection.

Children in Year 5 are able to take these home if you require one. We will ask the children after the holidays if your require one. If your child takes one, please ensure that they are placed only on a wheelie bin and not displayed anywhere else.

There is a sheet attached, with more information about car seats for children.

School Closure for Half Term                                                                                                                                

School is closed for half term and will reopen on Monday 20th February.


Have a lovely half term and I look forward to seeing you all back on 20th February.


Thank you for your support,

Mrs Sarah Bell


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