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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA



Dear Parents/carers

Water Bottles

Please can we ask that children only bring in an average sized, straight edged water bottle into school. Some water bottles are very large and even animal shaped, which fill the water bottle areas in the classrooms. Therefore please can we ask that these are not brought into school.

Easter Service

Well done to Year 4 who led our Easter Service in Church this week. Thank you to Reverend Ann who delivered an Easter blessing and also distributed Palm crosses to the children.

Thank you also to all their families and friends who were able to attend.

Pause Day

We had a wonderful Pause Day on Monday where we celebrated Easter around the world.

Peter Rabbit

We welcomed Peter Rabbit into our school yesterday as he came to distribute chocolate Easter eggs to some of our children. There were many smiley faces. Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraising event.

Easter Egg Raffle

Thank you ever so much to everybody who donated Easter eggs to our raffle. Your generosity meant that so many more children could take a winning egg home. We had such a wonderful selection of eggs to distribute. It was also lovely to see how much the children celebrated the success of others.

Easter Egg competition

What an amazing selection of inspirational figures we had yesterday for our Easter egg competition – from Roald Dahl to David Attenborough to Anne Frank. It was so difficult to judge the entries! Thank you to everyone for all your support and congratulations to all the entries – they really were terrific!

St Mary’s Church Easter Activity Morning

This is to take place on Saturday 23rd March 10-12noon. Please go along and enjoy the fun. It is FREE too!

KS1 Phonics Screening Parents Meeting

We would like to invite parents of children in Year 1 and parents of children in Year 2 who will be retaking the phonics screening check to come and find out more about what the phonics screening check entails and how you can help your child. This will take place on the 16th April straight after school. There will be childcare available and the meeting will last approximately 20 minutes. Please make every effort to attend.

PE Uniform

Please can I remind you that all children need to wear their PE uniform on PE days. Also it would be really useful if children did not wear earrings on these days as they have to be removed for the lesson. Thank you for your support in these matters.


Please can you keep an eye out on Parent Pay for any trips your child is going to be involved in. It is essential that we receive contributions so that the trip can go ahead. Please make every endeavour to pay any contributions on time. Failure to do so will mean trips are cancelled and children miss out on wonderful opportunities.

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 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:

Thursday 2nd May 2024  
Monday 22nd July 2024  

Have a lovely holiday and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 8th April.

Yours sincerely

Miss J. Barker