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Dear Parents/carers

We have had a number of parents tell us that they didn’t know various events were happening. Those people who read my weekly letters will have all this information. Please can I ask you to encourage others to read this letter so that everyone is up to date with the events in school.

Christmas Jumper Day:

Thank you very much to everyone who wore their Christmas jumper today and made a donation to Save the Children. Your contributions will make a real difference. The children did look amazing and I particularly enjoyed the home made jumpers. Thank you very much.


The number of positive Coronavirus has now decreased, but please remain vigilant. 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.

Nut free school:

Please remember that we are a nut free school. This is because we have a pupil with a nut allergy. I have been told by lunchtime staff that they have seen a number of nut products in packed lunches. It is essential that we do not have these products in school. Products which say ‘may contain nuts’ are acceptable.

Year 6 request:

The children in Y6 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 Y2.

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.



On Monday 13th December can all key stage 2 children come in their school uniform, but bring a Christmas jumper in a bag. This is for filming of their Christmas concert.

Hamper Raffle:

Thank you for all your fantastic hamper contributions. We will be drawing the raffle on Monday and will inform all the winners on the same day.

Tea-Time Club:

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 

Party Days:

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.

Silent Auction:

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.

Pound in the bucket:

Thank you for all your pound donations. We will draw the winning ticket on Monday 13th December and the winner will receive half the amount collected. You will need to present your winning ticket number to collect your prize.

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.

Party DayWednesday 15th December  
Polar Express DayThursday 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?