As you will be aware we have a number of pupils who have tested positive for Coronavirus. We have been in regular touch with Kirklees and they assure us that we are following the Government guidelines and are doing everything we can.
Please can you make sure that all children who are showing symptoms have a lateral flow test. If this is positive then you must book a PCR test. If the PCR test is also positive you will receive information on how long your child will need to isolate. However if it is negative they can return to school immediately.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
- If you have any of these symptoms, get a PCR test (test that is sent to a lab) to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result, even if the symptoms are mild.
Year 6 request:
The children in Year 6 have been learning about how to live more sustainably to help them to do their part in saving the planet. This half-term in DT, they have been learning about Upcycling and Refashioning. As part of this topic, the children would like to create outfits for a fashion show. Therefore, they are asking for your donations. If you have any clothes (either child or adult sizes) that you no longer want and would like to donate, we would be grateful, and perhaps we can give your unwanted items a new lease of life! We would also appreciate any accessories you might have i.e. belts, buttons, ribbons, shoes etc.
The milk order for the Spring Term is now due. The cost is £11.50 and is for children in Early Years through to Year 2.
Children in our Nursery receive free milk and children in Reception who are under 5. If your child will still be 4 up to the end of March 2022 this will be free for you too. Children entitled to means tested free school meals will also receive milk free. Please see parent pay for payment. The deadline for this is Tuesday 14th December.
Please make every effort to clear your ParentPay account before the end of term. If you are having any problems with this please contact school so that we can support you.
I am very sorry that we feel it necessary to withdraw the invitation to have family and friends at our Nativity. We still have a significant number of cases in school which makes it too much of a risk. I would be very upset if we spoilt anyone’s Christmas by passing the infection on further into our community.
You will receive a separate letter with details about the Hamper raffle including raffle tickets to buy. We will send you 5 strips of raffle tickets, but please note you do not have to purchase them all.
Wednesday 1st – Friday 17th December
We have a jam-packed Christmas Activity Planner to take us through the last few weeks of term.
Design and Making Christmas cards, Room and Tree Decorating, Letters to Santa, Festive Wreath Designs, Reindeer food, Snowman Sweet Treats, plenty of seasonal Movies….plus much more!
We’ll be playing (& dancing) to Christmas Music, enjoying this exciting time of year.
You adults may have shopping and wrapping to do (being Santa’s helpers) so we’re here to give you a bit of quiet time to get it done.
To book your child’s place, please call or email the school office.
We’re ready to celebrate… are you?
Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking
The whole school is having a Christmas party day on Wednesday 15th December. There will be a carousel of different activities within each key stage including time on a bouncy castle. We are asking for a donation of £3.00 per child towards the costs associated with this day. This will be added to ParentPay. Children can come in non-uniform, maybe with a link to a Christmas party theme. We will also be having a picnic themed lunch. I’m sure everyone will have a great day.
Our Silent Auction is now ready to go. See the attachments for pictures of all the items available. We are looking for bids over £5 for each item. Slips will be available at the gate for you to complete or just send a piece of paper to school with your name, contact telephone number, your bid and the item you are bidding on.
You will have seen the collection bucket on the gate starting this week. If you drop a £1 in you will receive a raffle ticket and then on Monday 13th December we will draw a ticket and the amount of money in the bucket will be divided between the winner and school.
Polar Express Day
On Thursday 16th December the Early Years Unit are holding a Polar Express Day. They will be having lots of fun, hot chocolate, cookies and a film. Nursery and Reception children will need to come to school in their pyjamas that day.
Unfortunately, due to the increased COVID numbers, we have had to make the decision to no longer invite families and friends to the EYFS/KS1 Nativity/Christingle.
|Hamper raffle non uniform day||Friday 3rd December|
|Lottery Number Game||Friday 3rd December before and after school|
|Christmas Lunch||Wednesday 8th December|
|Christmas Jumper Day||Friday 10th December|
|Party Day||Wednesday 15th December|
|Polar Express Day||Thursday 16th December|
Training Days 21/22 reminder:
Here are the training days for the next school year:
|Tuesday 4th January 2022|
|Thursday 5th May 2022|
|Monday 25th July 2022|
|Tuesday 26th July 2022|
Please don’t forget that school will be closed for Jubilee Day on Friday 27th May.
Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker
We use imoves in school. Why not get involved with this Active Advent?