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Dear Parents/carers,

Pentecost Service

Thank you to our family and friends from Year 3 who attended our Pentecost Service on Wednesday. It was wonderful to have such great support.

Year 2 SATs

Well done to all the Year 2 children who took their SATs this week. We are very proud of their attitude and how hard they tried.

ECO Schools

Thank you to everyone who has donated uniform for the Uniform Bank – we will be running another one shortly offering all school uniform free of charge.  If anyone can donate clean uniform in a good condition, we would be very grateful.  We particularly need girl’s cardigans, all sizes, but especially EY’s and KS1, boy’s jumpers for KS1 and girl’s summer dresses.

Next week is Walk to School Week.  We are encouraging as many children as possible, keeping safety in mind, to walk to school, cycle, or scooter or park and stride from either the church or the scout hut.  Ask your child about the benefits of walking to school.

Burger Menu

There were burgers flying out the kitchen today as we enjoyed the special menu. Thank you to the kitchen for all their hard work!

Year 4 Multiplication Test

The multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for all year 4 pupils registered at state-funded maintained schools, in England. The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics. Our children will be taking the test after the half term holidays so you could support this by testing your child either verbally or giving them access to online times tables games such as Times Tables Rockstars.

Father’s Day

Treat that special person in your life this Father’s Day. On Monday 12th June children will have the opportunity to choose a gift and the gift wrap it, all for £3.50. If you would like your child to take part, please pay on ParentPay by Monday 5th June.

Key Events this term:

St Mary’s Church are having a Big Buttie Breakfast for Christian Aid  Saturday 20th May 9am – 12noon
Father’s Day Present wrapping £3.50 on ParentPay  Monday 12th June
Year 1 phonics screening testWednesday 14th June  
Sports Day  Thursday 15th June, 1.30pm
Summer Concert in the school groundsMonday 10th July, 5.30pm  
Leaver’s performance (more information to follow)Monday 17th July 1.30pm and 5.30pm  
Leaver’s Meal (more information to follow)Wednesday 19th July Casa Luli, Liversedge 4.50pm – 6.15pm  
Leaver’s Service at St Mary’s Church  Friday 21st July (am – time to be confirmed)

Events inspired by Jo Cox

Leaflets are attached to this newsletter for the following events:

  • Jo Cox Memorial Rugby Match – Batley Bulldogs V York Knights (Sunday 4th June at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium, Batley)
  • The Great Health and Wellbeing Get Together (Saturday 24th June, Wilton Park, Batley)
  • Run for Jo and Family Fun Day (Sunday 25th June at Oakwell Hall)

Tax Free Childcare

Gomersal St.Mary’s is now registered to accept Tax Free Childcare Vouchers to help pay for Breakfast Club and Tea Time Club.

Tax Free Childcare is a Government Scheme that pays 20% of childcare costs up to a maximum of £2000 per year. The scheme is open to all parents of children under the age of 12.

To be eligible for the Tax Free Childcare Scheme, you must be working and if you have a partner they must work too, and you must not be receiving any support through Tax Credits or Universal Credit.

PE uniform/donations

Please can I remind you that children must wear the correct PE uniform for these lessons. The uniform is a plain white t-shirt and then shorts/tracksuit bottoms/sweatshirts/hoodies must be a plain dark colour.

If you have any PE white t-shirts that your child no longer needs, please give them to school so that we can pass them on.

Carrier Bags

There has been a request from Batley Food Bank for carrier bags. As you can imagine it is very easy to run out of bags and when times are hard the pressure on the food bank is even greater. If you do have any bags please drop them off at school and we will pass them on.

ParentPay accounts

Please make every effort to clear your Parent Pay accounts for Breakfast Club, Tea Time Club, Nursery and lunches. It is essential that you keep below the £30 maximum debt. If you’re struggling to meet your payments then please speak to school.

Breakfast Club:

Don’t forget that Breakfast Club is now open from 7.30am.

Coffee Morning:

All welcome to our informal Coffee /Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at School (8.45 till 10.00am). Under school age children welcome too as there are lots of toys for them to play with. Please join us in the Children’s Centre with Mrs Boyle supplying the drinks and biscuits.  

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 24th July 2023  
Tuesday 25th July 2023  

Training Days from September 2023 to July 2024:

You can download our calendar for next year below:

Monday 4th September 2023  
Friday 27th October 2023  
Monday 8th January 2024  
Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker