Newsletter 02.12.22

Friday, 02 December 2022

Dear Parents/Carers,


Attendance and Punctuality

Our overall attendance for the week is 90.9%.

Your child has brought home their traffic light letter this week to show their attendance for the half term.

Children who achieve at least 96% attendance and are on ‘green’ at Christmas, Easter and Summer will be entered into a draw, to be one of four children in school to win a prize.


We had 2 hours and 30 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

School photographs

Children had their photos taken this week. Your child will bring the photos home today. If you wish to purchase any photos, please bring the order form and money by Friday 9th December.


Book author

Shabana Hussain visited the children to share her new book and carried out a range of workshop with the children. Many children purchased a signed copy and many children really enjoyed

the sessions



Our Reception and Year 1 children recently took part in the school nativity. They did an amazing job to learn so many words and songs! Well done and thank you to the staff who supported them with their performance. It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the shows.


Non-Uniform Day

Thank you for all the generous donations of chocolate and sweets for the Christmas Fair.


Future events


Christmas Fair

Our Christmas Fair will be on Tuesday 13th December from 15.45 to 16.45. Our children will be making items to sell as an enterprise project to raise money for their class.


Girls’ Football - On Tuesday 6th December some of our Y5 and Y6 girls will be competing in the girls’ football finals at the Leisure Box. Good luck girls!


Visitors next week

Reception children will be having a visit from the police and from a doctor

next week.


Christmas dinner

Children will be having Christmas dinner on Wednesday 7th December. If your child usually has a packed lunch, you might like them to have a Christmas dinner, consisting of party food on this day.

Children in Y3 – Y6 will need to pay £2.30 for the lunch.

This needs to be paid no later than Tuesday 6th.

Children in Reception, Y1 and Y2 get the lunch for free.


Year 1 and Reception Christmas Crafts

On Monday 5th December, parents/carers from Reception are invited to attend our Christmas Craft session, where you can take part in Christmas activities with your child. There is a charge of £1 per family. Pease let Mrs Iqbal or Miss Cowell know if you wish to attend.




After School Clubs

I mentioned last week that we can’t facilitate too many clubs over the winter due to limited capacity in school for children to be collected. We have decided to run a small number of clubs starting in January, rather than ending clubs altogether. These will be available for Reception, Y1 and Y2. Letters will be coming out next week for you to sign up for a club for your child.

Then other children in the school will be offered a club from February half term.


Coffee Morning

I would like to invite you to a coffee morning for parents/carers of our school on

Monday 12th December from 9am to 9.45am

It is not an event for children to attend, just a chance for parents/carers to sit, chat and drink

tea and coffee and eat biscuits. There is no charge for attending. Never one to miss the chance to eat biscuits, I will be there to chat to you if you wish to, or you can just chat to other parents/carers in an informal setting. Mrs Iqbal will send a slip home, so you can  let me know if you will be able to attend. If it proves to be a popular event, we can run them more regularly.


Online Safety Guide

This week I have attached a fact-sheet about screen addiction.

I know that many of our children enjoy accessing work and games on devices

and using devices in a safe way for limited periods of time, can be fun.

Statistics show that 52% of children ages 3-4 go online for nearly 9 hours a week, which is quite a long period of time.


The messages to parents/carers this week would be:

-Devices should not be in children’s bedrooms as they will be tempted to use them for longer sessions.

-Be a good role model for your child by limiting adult screen time too.

-Set realistic limits for screen time – and stick to them.

-Encourage your children to engage with activities that are not on devices, such as reading, playing, being active. Try to do healthy activities together.

School Holidays

School closes at 3.30pm on Friday 16th December and will reopen on Wednesday 4th January.


Thank you for your support,


Mrs Sarah Bell