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“Let Your Light Shine!” - Matthew 5:16

Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Dear Parents/carers,

Nursery places:

If you, or you know of anyone, who is seeking a Nursery place can you please contact school to put their name down. This applies for children who will join our school in future years as well.

St Mary’s Church Christingle:

Tickets for St Mary’s church Christingle service are now available. These are held on the 24th December at 3pm and 5pm. To book tickets please message Sarah Taylor on 07940979911.

EYFS/KS1 Nativity:

We had a real treat this week as the children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 performed their Nativity/Christingle. We enjoyed beautiful singing, clear speaking and a festive tableau. Thank you to all the children who worked so hard and to the staff who put it all together. A beautiful festive celebration.

Christmas Events:


Early Years/Key Sage 1 Polar Express Day  Tuesday 19th December  In school Please can children come in warm pyjamas. No contributions needed.  
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 December  2 tickets per performance. More information will follow. 1.30pm performance and 5pm performance both in St Mary’s Church Children should arrive at Church by 4.50pm for the later performance.   CHILDREN SHOULD WEAR SCHOOL TROUSERS/SKIRTS AND A CHRISTMAS JUMPER.      
Christmas sweet stall    Wednesday 20th December to Friday 22nd December  Sweets from 20p available after school.
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 is set up on Parentpay. Children can come in Christmas jumpers.  
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 are required

Tea Time Club:

It’s Christmas Time at Tea Time Club throughout the month of December!

(Mon 4th – Fri 22nd)

We’re getting in the Christmas spirit and our excitement is HIGH!!!

Whether you like making gifts, crafting, biscuit decorating or partying to festive tunes…. we have something planned just for you! 

So bring your Santa hat and Christmas joy, there’s plenty of fun to be had by all. 

The month always fills up quickly, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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

We can’t wait to celebrate with you. 

Mrs Wharton and Miss Hacking

Year 3 children trip Mrs Sunderland

The year 3 children are attending a workshop at the Town Hall on the morning Thursday 22 February 2024 and will be performing in the evening. Cost is £7.00 and the payment is on Parentpay and is now overdue. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 6 children Young Voices

The year 6 children are performing at the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena on Monday 19th February 2024. The cost of the trip is £29. Payment is on Parentpay and is now overdue. Please see original letter for more information.

Year 4 children Bolton Abbey

The year 4 children are going to Bolton Abbey on Tuesday 5 March 2024. Cost of the trip is £21.00. Three instalments have been set up: £7.00 by 31/10/23, the next £7.00 by 30/11/23 and final instalment by 31/01/24. Again see original letter for more information. 

Please make every endeavour to pay contributions on time. Failure to do so will mean trips are cancelled and children miss out on wonderful opportunities.

Keep Fit at St Mary’s church:

Thursday afternoon 2.00-2.45pm
£3.50 per session
For further details contact Mrs Trees Fewster 07484 377345

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.


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 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 supplying 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