Newsletter for 08 September 2023
Our school news from across the week!
Welcome back to the new school year.
A warm welcome to all of you at the start of this new year. We hope you enjoyed the lovely summer break. The children have settled in beautifully and classrooms are calm and purposeful.
After School Sports Clubs
After-school sports clubs will commence the week beginning 18th September. If you would like your child to attend an after-school sports club, please contact the school office. We can only, safely, accommodate 15 pupils per club, so the places will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Reception children are unable to attend. Please see the clubs below and the year groups they are available to:
Monday – Multi-Sports open to years 1-6
Tuesday – Gymnastics open to years 1-6
Wednesday – Football open to years 3-6
Thursday – Dodgeball open to years 1-6
Friday – Dance open to years 1 -6
Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will be offered a lunchtime football club on a Wednesday lunchtime.
25/09/2023 - 28/09/2023 – Structured Conversations (Invitation only)
26/09/2023 – Road Safety Workshop for Sacagawea Class
03/10/2023 – Individual School Photo
17/10/2023 – School Nurses administering Flu vaccine
17/10/2023 – Last Day of Term 1 - Day for Change
18/10/2023 – Teacher Training – School closed to pupils
19/10/2023 – Teacher Training – School closed to pupils
20/10/2023 – Teacher Training – School closed to pupils
30/10/2023 – First Day of Term 2
Please ensure that all children return to school in September in the correct school uniform.
The school uniform is as follows:
Blue/Red/Marron/Green Polo T-shirt
Blue/Red/Marron/Green logoed Jumper/Hoodie/Cardigan
Black Shoes (no heels, boots or trainers)
These items can be purchased from any retailer or through The Schoolwear Centre.
You can order the uniform through ‘The Schoolwear Centre’ by calling them on 01843 293555 or visiting their website www.schoolwearcentre.net.
P.E. Kit is as follows:
Blue/Red/Marron/Green plain T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit style bottoms
Next year please could all children bring their P.E. kit into school where they will leave it in their locker. On P.E. days children will change in class for their P.E. lesson. Of course, we will ensure that children bring their P.E. kit home at the end of the terms to be washed.
A Polite Reminder
Please can you ensure that if your child brings a water bottle into school, that it contains only water to be sipped throughout the day. Of course, children may bring in juice/squash to have at lunchtime to have with their lunch.
We shall be operating our breakfast club as normal. We would like to remind parents to book their child’s place the day before. We have had a number of children arrive at the club without notice.
We also ask that you accompany your child/ren to the breakfast club entrance.
Taliyah for showing great perseverance in your learning and being a great role model.
Darcie for great participation in your learning and fantastic learning behaviour.
Lily-May for her excellent learning behaviour and being an amazing role model. Well done!
Oliver for his excellent participation across the curriculum. Well done!
Bradley for being resilient this week and for a positive attitude to learning.
Gavin for enthusiastic participation in all aspects of learning.
The children continue to engage in our new reading incentive to encourage reading for pleasure, both at home and in school. Please see our Facebook page for photographs of children selecting their gifts. We should be grateful if you could remind children of the incentive and encourage them to read for a period of time in the evening and weekends. Books read at home will need your signature please. Once your child returns to school, they will be given a raffle ticket for each book they have read which will be posted in the class raffle box.
Please use the link below to view a guide on how to order your child’s school dinner.
Driving onto the School Site
Under our safeguarding rules, we have a duty to control the public access to our site.
Under our risk assessment, we have a duty to control the movement of vehicles on our site.
For insurance purposes, we are required to limit vehicular access to staff, essential visitors and – under certain circumstances - blue badge holders.
Access to the school is clearly signposted to notify all non-essential visitors that they must not drive on site.
Essential visitors are required to make prior arrangements with the school.
Any parent/guardian driving their vehicle on to our secure site, without prior agreement, is trespassing, and their insurance will be invalid.
Knowingly, ignoring our rules is therefore putting staff and pupils at risk. Should an accident occur, the driver will not be covered by their insurance.
Finally, the school gates and car park are checked periodically by our caretaker. Anyone ignoring our rules, could find themselves delayed for some time and inconvenienced by not being able to leave the site.
We would therefore appreciate your cooperation in keeping our staff and pupils safe whilst they are at school.
Bikes and Scooters on the school site
Could we ask that children who ride their bikes or scooters into school, push them up to the bike rack once they are on the school grounds and push them back down to the pedestrian gate after school. We have had a couple of instances whereby younger children have nearly been hit by children riding their bikes and scooters down the hill.
Home packed lunch
Just a polite reminder that no sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy drinks are permitted in children’s packed lunches.
If your child has a yoghurt in their packed lunch, please remember to pack a spoon in there too.
Please can you ensure that all children have a pair of wellington boots in school with them. Every class will attend the Woodland Area for a weekly planned lesson and it can be muddy depending on the weather.
Free School Meals
If you have access to the internet and would like to apply online for Free School Meals, please use the following website:
Late arrival at school
When your child arrives late at school, he/she misses the teacher's instructions, their morning task and possibly the introduction to the mathematics lesson. Your child may also feel embarrassed at having to enter the classroom late. School begins at 09.00am. Please help your child to be punctual.
School opening hours
08.45am - 3.15pm
School Office opening hours