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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers

Remembrance Service:

Thank you to Year 5 for leading our Remembrance Service in St Mary’s Church yesterday. It was very thought provoking, encouraging us to remember the lives lost at war. Thank you also to all the families and friends who joined us and to Rev Pollard who welcomed us to Church.

Reception and KS1 Reading Meeting:

Thank you to all the families that came along to this evening. Miss Byram led a very informative session on how we teach reading and how this can be supported in the home. This will make a real difference to support your child in learning how to read.

Christmas Events:

Odd socks dayMonday 13th NovemberIn school
No cost or contribution required to support Anti Bullying week  
Children In NeedFriday 17th NovemberIn school
Wear non uniform/Pudsey clothing Donate to Children In Need  
Christmas Jumper ExchangeThursday 30th NovemberIn school
Bring along your old Christmas jumpers anytime from now.   Then on the 30th November they will be displayed for families to choose one (or more) to take home.  
Christmas Jumper DayThursday 7th DecemberIn school
Wear a Christmas jumper to support Save the Children Donation for Save the Children  
Christmas FairThursday 7th DecemberIn school
3.30pm start    
EYFS/KS1 NativityWednesday 13th DecemberSt Mary’s Church
Morning and afternoon performances in school time. 2 tickets per performance. More information will follow.  
Christmas Dinner  Tuesday 19th DecemberIn school
To be paid on ParentPay once your child has booked their lunch on the day.  
KS2 Christmas concertWednesday 20th DecemberSt Mary’s Church
Afternoon and evening performances. 2 tickets per performance. More information will follow.  
Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas party  Wednesday 20th DecemberIn school
Come in party clothes. No other contributions needed.  
PantomimeThursday 21st DecemberIn school
We would appreciate a £2.50 donation towards the cost of the pantomime and snacks. This will be set up on Parentpay.  
KS2 Christmas parties  Friday 22nd DecemberYear 3 and 4 – wear party clothes, no other contributions required
Year 5 and Year 6 – come in non-uniform PE clothes, no other contributions required  

Christmas Eve boxes:

Boxes are now live on ParentPay at a cost of £4.50 each. There are a limited number of boxes available so book now. When they’re gone, they’re gone! The last day to order is the 17th November.

Christmas helpers needed!

Can you spare any time to help us get Christmas ready? 

On Tuesday 21st November we will be hosting a Christmas coffee morning where we will be asking for volunteers to help with a variety of Christmas tasks such as wrapping presents and preparing for our Christmas Fair.  The event will run from 8.30-11.30am any help appreciated. Festive snacks and hot drinks provided!

Outdoor kit donation:

If you have any size 12 wellies or waterproofs that could be donated to school we would really appreciate it. These would support our children who are gardening in the poorer weather.


Please look at your Parent Pay account and clear any outstanding payments. If there are any debts you run the risk of not being able to access school lunches, breakfast club and tea time club.


Please can we ask all families to be very vigilant at checking their children’s hair for headlice. We have had a number of cases in school and this can only be stopped if the headlice are properly treated. Please follow this link for advice.

Packed Lunches and fruit:

Please can I remind families that pupils should not have fizzy drinks, sweets or chocolate bars in their packed lunches.

Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 receive a piece of fruit each day as part of a Government initiative. This stops when they reach Year 3 so we encourage children in Years 3 to 6 to bring their own piece of fresh fruit to school for a playtime snack. Thank you for your support.


We are heading into the time of year when there can be lots of bugs around. This list helps families know which illnesses and conditions require pupils to stay at home and when they can come to school. However if you have any questions please contact school.

Coffee Morning:

All are welcome to our informal Coffee /Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at school. 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 suppling the drinks and biscuits.  

New phone number?

If you have a new phone number, or if there is a change in contact details, please contact school to update us.

Training Days 23/24 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Monday 8th January 2024  
Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker

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