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Dear Parents/carers,

London Trip:

Well done to all the children who went to London this week. We packed a lot into the time we were away and everyone really enjoyed themselves. I was very proud of your behaviour and we received many compliments from others. A huge thank you to Miss Joyce, Mrs Kennedy, Miss Byram and Mrs Rhodes who accompanied the children and made this trip possible. I had a great time and I am sure they did too.

The Whole Autism Family:

The total collected from school in Friday was £185.60. My overall total donations was £876 with £8,000 collected across the team of walkers. It was a very challenging day but we managed the whole 3 peaks in a time of 10hours 33 minutes. A big thank you again to all staff and parents from myself and Koby for helping with the non-uniform day and the collection very much appreciated
Many thanks Heather Carty.

Fairtrade café:

Thank you for all your support on Tuesday at the Year 3 Fairtrade café. It was lovely to see so many our families enjoying the refreshments and the fantastic art work that was displayed. Well done Year 3 and all the children who contributed their artistic talents. A total of £110 was collected which will be used to pay for a class workshop on ‘chocolate’ delivered by the Fair and Funky group.

Jubilee Day:

We had a great day despite the rain! We had lots of fun including crafts, decorating biscuits, a bouncy castle, a tuck shop and a special Jubilee lunch. We also had a tree planting ceremony to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee where we sung the National Anthem and said a prayer. A special time capsule was also planted to remember what life was like at our school in 2022. The tree was very kindly donated by Atlas Green who look after our school grounds. We really appreciate this generous gesture. You can see the tree on the patch of grass outside the Children’s Centre.

And the winner of the pet competition is: Ruby Dooby.

A special mention also goes to the Bates family who made special dog treat gift packs for every dog that entered in remembrance of their own dog who passed away recently.

Thank you also to everyone who bought a raffle ticket. We drew the raffle today in year 2. If you have won a prize you will have already received notification from school.

Michelle Middleton:

My role as an early support consultant involves working with families to make sure that they get the support that they require to address their needs, placing the children’s needs at the centre of decision making.

I will be completing a weekly drop in session between 9am – 11.00am each Tuesday morning as of now. Individual appointments are also available on a Wednesday morning. Please see Mrs Priestley to book. During these sessions I will be able to listen to families on a 1:1 basis, and in many cases offer them short term support and guidance on a range of issues (including child behaviour & parenting). For families who require longer term support I can discuss with them other options of support, including Early Support Services. I have a good knowledge of the local and National organisations that support families overcome many problems (such as debt advice, housing advice, bereavement services, employment/education/training providers, mental health support, parental conflict/domestic violence/internet safety etc) and therefore can also signpost families to these agencies at the drop in session.

Tea-Time Club:

Our Tea-Time Club us getting more and more popular. Places fill up fast, so please book in advance.

To book your child’s place, call or email the school office. 

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking 


Please check your ParentPay accounts for outstanding payments over the holiday. We would really appreciate it if you could clear any debts. If there are any issues please contact Mrs Earnshaw.

Packed Lunches:

Please can I remind families that pupils should not have fizzy drinks or chocolate bars in their packed lunches. Thank you for your support.

Training Days 21/22 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 25th July 2022  
Tuesday 26th July 2022  

Have a great holiday and we will see you back on Monday 6th June.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker