Thursday 30th November 2023

Dear Parents and Carers

Please make sure your children have warm winter coats with names on as we try to get them out in the fresh air when we can.

A reminder that there is no school tomorrow!

Top Readers

Well done to the children below who are the top readers for their class on accelerated reader. We have had some good feedback from parents about how much children enjoy using this at home! This is from 20th November to 27th November 2023 inclusive.

3H          Alek H                                       5T         James D

3KH       Filip S                                        5W       Alexandra G

4E           Ore J                                          6BD     Oluwajomiloju J

4F           Amir R                                       6P        Isabella M

PE Kit

The children are enjoying wearing PE kit on the days that they have PE. Can I please ask that they do come in the correct kit, which is a plain white T-shirt, black shorts or black or grey plain joggers. They should still wear a school jumper if they need to. We have had children coming in a range of hoodies and other coloured clothing.

Days for PE

Year 1


Year 4


Year 2


Year 5


Year 3


Year 6



Clubs have now stopped for the term as we have many events going on and there are a lot of clashes.

Christmas Dinner

Just a reminder that our Christmas Dinners will be next week, on Tuesday all of KS2 will need to bring in a packed lunch unless they are free school meals as there will be no other lunch available.

On Thursday, a jacket potato will be provided for anyone in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 who have requested them.

Free School Meals

If you think that you are entitled to free school meals, please go on to the Citizens portal and check! A instruction guide will be attached to this newsletter.

Carol Concert Arrangements

This is a reminder about the school Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th, for Years 1-6, and for a small selection of Reception children who are in Miss Pilkington's choir. The children stay in school until the start of the concert unless they are not taking part.

  • If you are attending the concert, gates will be opened at 4.20pm and the concert will start at 4.30pm. The concert is taking place outside on our back playground - please stand behind the row of cones we will lay out. If you need a seat due to mobility difficulties, please ask a member of staff who will happily assist you. 
  • Please ensure your child is wrapped up very warm as it is likely to be very cold! 
  • The concert will last around 45 minutes. You can then collect your child from their classroom door shortly after. 
  • Your child is welcome to bring a snack for after school (we will look after them in their classes before the concert).
  • If your child attends Miss Pilkington's lower-school choir and they are in Reception, then they are welcome to attend for the start of the concert (as they are singing one song). This small group of Reception children will need collecting by parents no later than 4.50pm, and will be sitting with a Reception teacher.
  • If you have arranged with your child's class teacher to collect your child at the end of the school day, then please come to their classroom doors at 3.20pm as usual.

Some useful dates for this term

Friday 1st December Non-Pupil Day – school is shut

Tuesday 5th December Christmas Lunch Nursery to Year 2

Thursday 7th December Nursery Nativity 2pm

Thursday 7th December Christmas Lunch years 3,4,5 and 6

Friday 8th December Santa Run for whole school

Friday 8th 2pm Christmas Fair

Monday 11th December Carol Concert at St James’ Park for choir (evening)

Tuesday 12th December Reception Nativity 2pm

Wednesday 13th December Reception Nativity 2pm

Thursday 14th December Carol Concert years 1 to 6 after school-details to follow

Friday 15th December Christmas Jumper Day