It is Christmas time again! My favourite time of the year! Thank you to all the children, parents and staff who sang beautifully at the Carols around the Christmas Tree in Little Gomersal. The children were also invited to sing at a Christmas Lunch at St Mary’s Church. They were so good they brought a tear to the eye! We also had three very successful Christmas performances. Our youngest children in the Foundation Stage (Nursery/Reception) performed the ‘Oops A Daisy Angel’ in school. Classes 1 and 2 performed ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’ in St Mary’s Church and Classes 3 to 6 held their own Carol Concert. Every child was involved and er received many positive comments on the children’s singing and dancing, speaking abilities and behaviour, which was very much appreciated. I think we have some stars in the making! One again, the children made us very proud.
Our Christmas Fayre was a big success. Thank you for your donations of tombola items etc. and for your support on the day. We raised a fantastic amount of £975. This money will be put into the School Fund to be used for improved learning across the school.
The children in Years 2-6 went to the theatre to see Rapunzle. It was excellent and they really enjoyed it! The children in Reception and Year 1 went to see the traditional pantomime Dick Whittington at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax. The last week was Christmas party week so the fun goes on!
Attendance and punctuality
Out attendance figures are improving steadily and with your help we can improve even further. There are a few families who arrive late for school on a regular basis. Lateness also has a massive impact on your child’s learning so please ensure they arrive on time.
Also a reminder that holidays will not be authorised unless the reason is considered to be exceptional, and discussed with Mrs Scott before booking. Governors have agreed that penalty notices may be issued for holidays taken without authorisation.
Well done to everyone below for being in school every day this term.
Phoebe Calitz Foster
Eva Bliss Fisher
After school clubs
After school activities will resume after the holidays. Football will start in the first week back but the others will resume in the second week of term. The same clubs will be continued except for the Soup Club.
SMASH Awards: Autumn Term 2013
The list of children to receive an ‘outstanding contribution to school’ award are listed below. Well done!
- Reception: Tyler-George Halstead – for always being kind and helpful to everyone and for always making us smile!
- Year 1: Ruby Woodcock – for always trying her best and being a kind, caring child.
- Year 2: Oliver Thornton – for always having a positive attitude towards his work and school life.
- Year 3: Lucy Taylor – for always working hare and being a kind, caring friend to others.
- Year 4: Emma Tierney – for working hard in all aspects of her school life and always finding the ‘bright side’.
- Year 5: Jessica Wilson – for always trying her best in all aspects of school life.
- Year 6: Mark Holmes – for a massive improvement in his attitude to learning which has led to his first Level 4!
The members of SMASH have been as busy as ever! They had a stall at the Christmas Fayre selling gifts and a tombola. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in SMASH. Your hard work is appreciated by the staff and the children.
Procedures for the closure of school due to snow
If the school has to close due to snow or ice then you will be notified using our text messaging service. We aim to do this as early as possible so parents know what is happening. Please ensure we have an up to date number, especially if you are getting a new phone for Christmas!
PE kits must be kept in school. They are needed every week.
Dates for your diary
School re-opens: Tuesday, 7th January 2014
On behalf of the staff and governors I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous and Peaceful New Year.