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Monday 11th September 2017










Newsletter. Week beginning Monday September 11th 2017.


Dear Parents and Carers,




As part of our continued efforts to raise the standards of literacy in school, we’re hoping to encourage volunteers to train to become one of our reading champions in order to support reading in our school on a regular basis. A letter is attached with more detail, and if this is something you are interested in, please contact Sarah Kesterson (Assistant Headteacher) to discuss this further.



We have a vacancy for a cleaner to work after school 3.15 – 5.00. It is a 52 week contract and starts from Monday October 2nd. Details for the post can be found on our website under vacancies.



We are repeating the meetings about Years 1 and 2. Wednesday September 13th 2.15pm year 2 meeting in the music and drama room and Thursday September 14th 2.15pm year 1 meeting in the music and drama room.



After school clubs will start week beginning September 25th. These clubs are for Year 2 children but if we have any spaces we can offer them to Year 1 children. Parents and carers of Year 2 children should have received a letter last week. Please return as soon as possible so that we can allocate places.


DRAMA CLUB - Please note we have just found out (after the letters were sent out) that our drama club leader is no longer running her after school drama clubs. We will endeavour to offer drama club with another provider but this will take a little while to organise. If your child would like to do drama after school club please return the slip indicating this but be aware that the club will not start w/b Sept 25th.




The responses were overwhelmingly positive. (Results are available on the website). The main area parents wanted us to review is homework. We have done this and we will be sharing the policy with governors at the standards committee meeting in two weeks’ time. After that, we will share the policy with parents.




If your child is in Rabbit, Squirrel or Badger classes and they were in Year R last year, we hope you have enjoyed viewing your child’s Early Year’s Tapestry profile. These accounts will be closed on 15th September, so you may wish to download or print their profile before that date.





Tuesday 5 September

08.45 School opens for new term

Wednesday 13 September

14.15 Welcome to year 2 meeting in the hall.

Thursday 14 September

14.15 Welcome to year 1 meeting in the hall

w/b Monday 18 September

Lunchtime clubs start in school for year 2 (information only no cost to parents)

Friday 22 September

Jeans for Genes Day-children can come to school in jeans with their school jumper or cardigan on. They must have their school jumper or cardigan on as we have individual photos (shoulders up) being taken which require the children to appear to be in their school uniform.

Friday September 22nd

Individual School photographs

Tuesday 26 September

09.30 Mrs Skinner showing new families round for September 2018

w/b Monday 25 September

After school clubs start for Years 1 and 2

Tuesday October 10

Harvest Festival in Church (staff and children only). Please send in a can of food for the collection to the local food bank

Wednesday 11 October

13.30 Mrs Skinner showing new families around for September 2018

Monday 9 October

15.30–19.00 Parent teacher meetings

Tuesday 10 October

15.30–18.00 Parent teacher meetings

Monday October 16

Olympic athlete attends assembly

Tuesday 17 October

09.15–09.45 Parents invited to the Year 2 Travel Fair showcasing their end of New Zealand project outcome

Wednesday 18 October

YR dressing up day re nursery rhyme characters –end of project outcome


Friday 20 October

INSET DAY - School closed for staff training



With best wishes,