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Weekly Update 11

10 December 2021 (by admin)

Dear Parents and carers,

We are at the end of the penultimate week of the term and we are still working hard to assess your children in reading, writing and mathematics.  You will receive a pack at the end of next week with your child’s results in their most recent assessments. 

We will also be sending out a questionnaire by email.  This will help us to shape the content of the Parents Evening on the 1st and 2nd of March 2022.

Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Winter Fair on Wednesday evening.  It was wonderful for us to celebrate together.  Together, we raised over £2250.00 for the school. 

Thank you to all of the PTA Committee and to Sarah Deed and Peach Barnes for masterminding the event!

Christmas Arrangements

We love Christmas at our school and have thoroughly enjoyed the endless supply of glitter and iridescent card – I am not sure this love is shared by the cleaners though! 

We are really looking forward to the following activities next week and we hope you can join us with some of them:

Wednesday 15th December

Carols in the playground – please join our Choir in the top playground by the main gate for some carol singing after school at 3:15pm.   You will need to stand socially distanced but we wanted to celebrate the middle of the week with some jingle bell singing!

Thursday 16th December

Festive Jumper day.  Children can swap their t-shirts and jumpers for a festive themed one.  They will need to wear school uniform for the rest of the clothes.  We would love to have some photographs of our parents wearing their festive clothing at drop off or pick up time as well!

Christmas Dinner day – children will need to have ordered a Christmas dinner in the normal way or are invited to bring in a festive themed lunchbox.  Parents are not invited to this event. 

Christmas Parties – children will be having a party after their Christmas dinner in the afternoon.  They will not need to bring anything into school for this.   Parents are not invited to this event. 

Friday 17th December

Staff Pantomime- This is always enjoyed by our pupils and we hope to continue this tradition this year. 

Please join us on Zoom for our Staff pantomime at 2:15pm. 

Meeting ID: 945 3680 5072

Passcode: 73886

Christmas Cards- We want to keep our whole community safe and we recognise that some of our families are worried about the spread of the virus through the saliva used to seal cards or through the handling of them in one household and then in another. 

For that reason, If you would like to give a card to your child’s friends please pass these between parents and do not deliver them through the children.  This can be done in the playground but please ask permission from the parent before giving them a card so as not to cause offence. 

If you would like to give a gift or card to staff members, please do, as they will quarantine it as appropriate. 

We will be creating a class card for each child, which will be quarantined before sending it home next week. 

COVID Update

We have had two confirmed cases of COVID this week.  One is a Year 3 pupil and one is a member of staff in Foundation Stage.  We will continue to watch the ever-changing guidance as it develops over the next few days and will update you if anything changes in terms of arrangements in school. 

Foundation Stage Nativity

Foundation Stage pupils impressed us all today with their excellent performance of their Nativity.  Well done to all of the pupils who were extremely organised and all knew their lines and song words.  Thank you to the staff who work with our youngest pupils to put together the performance in the first term of the children being at the school.  A massive achievement!

Finally, thank you for the overwhelming support we continue to receive from you.  It makes such a difference to the staff to see parents so engaged.  This week has been a showcase of this and it brings us together as a school community. 

Have a wonderful weekend.


Miss Kelly Dillon