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Shirley Avenue

Gomersal

Cleckheaton

Bradford

BD19 4NA

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Dear Parents/carers

Welcome back to a new school year. Hopefully, this one will be less eventful! Bubbles are now gone, but we have kept playtimes and lunchtimes to smaller groups as we feel this worked much better.

The children look extremely smart in both their school uniform and PE uniform. Thank you for your support with this.

Gates and start times:

The main gates will open at 8.30 am and staff will also continue to be present to greet you and answer any questions you may have. The gates will then be reopened at 2.50 pm and again will be staffed. The Nursery gate will open at 8.15 am as the Early Years Unit starts at 8.30 am. Therefore, early years pupils should be dropped off first. The gates will then reopen for pick up for 3 pm. Please remember to try the gate as it may be unlocked even if it is closed.

Walking home permissions and responsibilities:

Your child will have brought a letter and form home today. We will allow pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 to walk home on their own, but they must have permission. The form must be filled in even if they have been given permission before. We are also asking for names of anyone who may collect your child who doesn’t have parental responsibility or carer status. Every child must return a form. Please do this by Friday 17th September.

Rise and Read:

We are now encouraging children to be in school from 8.30 am to join their class for Rise and Read. Children will start the day by sitting and reading with their class. Children will be expected to read a book appropriate to their ability which will be monitored and supported, where needed, by staff. This will be a valuable opportunity for pupils to develop their reading skills and enjoy a range of texts.

Breakfast Club:

Just a reminder that Breakfast Club will now start at 7.45 am. We hope that this will support more families getting back to work. We will still be limiting the number of pupils who can attend so please make sure you book ahead as we don’t want to be in a position where we have to turn pupils away. The cost of Breakfast Club is £3.50, or £1.50 for Pupil Premium children eg if you are entitled to income-related free school meals.

PE days:

On the days where your child has PE, or swimming, we will continue to allow them to come to school in their PE uniform. However, we must insist that the PE uniform criteria is followed.

Swimming (Year 4):

Swimming will now take place on a Monday morning. Children can come to school with their swimming kit under their PE uniform (just don’t forget to pack their underwear with their towel).

After School Clubs:

Our sports coaches will be running multi-sports after school clubs starting next week. The cost will be £21 per child for a 6-week course. Please make sure you sign up straight away as there will be no reductions for a late start. Once you sign your child up the £21 will be allocated to your ParentPay account.

Reception and Years 1 and 2 will have their club on a Wednesday and Key Stage 2 will be on a Friday. Pick up time will be 4.10 pm.

Unless it is a PE day, children should come to school in their normal uniform and get changed into their PE uniform at the end of the day.

Tea Time Club:

It’s BINGO Time! Wednesday 15th September

Eyes down for our Bingo night. Prizes to be won, fun to be had and food to enjoy. Come along and join us. 

To book your child’s place, please call or email the School Office.

See you there. Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking

Key Dates:

Here are some key dates for this term. There will be more to add as the term progresses so keep an eye out for these. All dates will be shared on the weekly letters.

Next £100 payment for LondonFriday 10th September  
Robinwood final paymentFriday 1st October  
Individual photographs (whole school)Tuesday 12th October  
Flu prevention nasal spray (Reception – Year 6)Monday 8th November  
Bikeability (year 5) more details will follow10th, 11th and 12th November  
Robinwood19th – 21st November  

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 6th September 2021  
Tuesday 4th January 2022  
Thursday 5th May 2022  
Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker