Below is the latest school newsletter from 11th January 2019 in a basic format. You can use the button to print it, or alternatively download it as a PDF here


We started this term thinking about the Christian celebration of Epiphany and how the Three Kings were led by a bright star to Jesus. The children sat in a darkened hall as we used our ‘glow jar’ and a torch to read Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” We considered how we have to call on our integrity to help us show respect in different situations, for example, when our friends are being mean to someone. We asked ourselves what Jesus would say to us to guide us like a lamp in these tricky situations.


Staff Changes

We welcomed Mrs Rhodes this week to the role of Family Support Worker. Mrs Rhodes works from Monday – Friday. Please contact her via the office if you would like to meet her regarding any concerns you may have or if your child currently receives pastoral support and you would like to catch up with her. She will be working closely with Mrs Fuggle to provide pastoral support as well as parent support, attendance and as one of our safeguarding leads.

Congratulations to Mrs Deem who has been promoted from Office Manager to overall School Business Manager and also Mrs Pope who is now Senior Office Administrator. Joining the office team are Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Walker and from 21st January, Mrs Dawson will be joining us from another school to be our office receptionist. We also have two new teaching assistants with us in key stage one, Mrs Cheng and Mrs Evans and Mrs Blake will be covering Mrs Wortley’s maternity leave very soon.


Save the Date – Parent Workshop

We are planning an evening workshop on Tuesday 29th January from 6-7pm. It will be a drop in session spread around the school that will include maths, reading, spelling and Trickbox. There will be some demonstrations (with children) and some practical activities for you to look at/try. We hope it will be really informative for you – more to follow separately!


Fit and Fruity Friday – Go Noodle

In the past we have really enjoyed seeing the children and parents participating in some physical exercise together before school. This term we would like to invite parents to join their child for a Go Noodle session in the hall before school on Fridays. Go Noodle is a website we use regularly in school for exercise breaks and is a fantastic resource that we would like to share with parents. As we are limited with space we are going to offer this to ONE year group on a weekly basis. If you and your child would like to take part, you will need to enter the school through the gate by the bike shed promptly at 8:35am and make your way into the school hall. You can then enjoy taking part in a selection of Go Noodle exercises. The gate will be locked at 8:45 and after this time your child will go into school as normal and join their class in the hall but unfortunately parents will not be able to come through at this time.

Friday 18th January – Year 4 pupils and parents (if you have a child in another year group they are welcome to come along too)

Friday 25th January – Year 5 pupils and parents (if you have a child in another year group they are welcome to come along too).


School Nurse Drop In

The next school nurse drop in session will be next Thursday 17th January 2019 at 08.45. There is no need to book an appointment. Please come into reception and ask for the school nurse.



Please ensure no nuts or nut products are brought into school. We have a number of children with severe allergies and their health must not be compromised.


Year 3 Admissions September 2019

Applications for the additional 4 spaces allocated for Year 3 are no longer automatically considered for those on our waiting list, we are now unable to consider any applications unless they are made formally via the Local Authority Application Form. Therefore, if you wish for your child to be considered for one of the additional 4 places offered for Year 3 in September 2019, you must formally apply via the Local Authority.

You must complete a Local Authority Application Form available from the Local Authority website, this must be submitted by 15th January 2019.


Lost and Found

Lost: A blue Micro mini scooter that was left in the bike racks over the Christmas holidays has gone missing. Please can you check that you have the right scooter, the missing scooter has black tape stuck to it. Thank you for your help with this.

Found: An activity tracker wristband has been found in school. If you have lost one, please see the school office.


Hot School Meals

Please remember to order your hot school meals by 11.59pm every Sunday to ensure your child has a hot school meal for the coming week.


Please see the PDF version of the newsletter for all our diary dates