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Newsletter - w/c 06/05/19

Please find below the weekly newsletter containing important information that has been e-mailed to parents and carers..  


Wednesday 8th May 2019 - National Walk or Bike to School Day


This Wednesday, children are invited to walk or bike to school to celebrate National Walk or Bike to School Day.  Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 should leave their bikes in the bike shed on the front playground.  Children in Years 3-6 should walk their bike round to the back playground.  At lunchtime, we will cordon off parts of the playground and the field so the children may ride their bikes. 


If you usually drive, consider parking a few streets away on this day and walking the rest of the distance so your child can take part too.


Year 6 Prom 2019


We will be sending a letter out after SATs week, which starts Monday 13th May 2019, to parents/carers of children in Year 6 about their prom.  For your information, the two options are as follows: school staff host the event in school or a group of parents/carers host the prom in a venue of their choice.  If parents/carers organise the prom, we do organise an amount of money to go towards funding the prom and this is discussed with the group of parents/carers who put themselves forward to be the hosting committee. 


Tea Towels


KS1 & KS2 tea towels will be on sale in the front playground before school between Tuesday 7th and Friday 9th May.


Healthy Break-Time Snack


The government provide free fruit and vegetables for children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 on a daily basis.


In Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, we allow children to bring in some fruit, vegetables and/or a cereal bar as a mid-morning snack.  Children are not allowed to eat crisps, cookies or chocolate bars at break time.  Please know that any child seen with a snack which is not fruit, vegetables or a cereal bar will be told to return it to their packed lunch box or schoolbag.  Some of the most popular choices for a healthy snack in our school include:


  • Red pepper sticks
  • Carrot sticks
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Red or green apple
  • An orange cut into quarters
  • Berries (e.g. strawberries, blueberries etc.) 


We thank you for supporting your child to make healthy choices.    


Dinner Money


Just a quick reminder that dinner money needs to be paid in advance on a Monday. Our preferred method of payment is on School Gateway. If you are unable to pay on the School Gateway, please come into the office with the correct money in an envelope. The weekly cost of school dinners is £12.50 for five meals.


If you receive a dinner debt letter please make sure this is cleared straight away to avoid your child having to bring in a packed lunch until the debt is cleared. Unpaid dinner debts could result in the cost of the school dinner charge being increased in the future which would be unfair for those parents/carers who always pay on time.


After the Easter half term the office will have a limited supply of envelopes. Please make sure you bring in an envelope with the correct money, your child’s name, class, how much it’s containing and what this is for i.e. Dinner/Trip money. 


End of day collection times 


Please note the school day finishes at 3:15 pm. Can we please remind you that your children need to be collected at this time. Can we also please remind you to contact the office during the school day if you have a friend or family member collecting your child who is not on your contact list.

Late Collection


If you have recently collected your child late from school, you will receive a letter about this.  Please be aware that if it appears that a parent/carer may be being neglectful in ensuring their child is collected on time, we will make a referral to Children's Services. 


As always, thank you to those parents and carers who always collect their children on time. It allows those children to feel safe and secure and it allows school staff to complete the many other tasks they need to get done which cannot be completed during school hours.


After-school Clubs


There are still some spaces in our after-school clubs.  If you would like to book your child's place, please contact the School Office.



Activity Club - Year 2 - 3:15-4:15pm – Free

Board Games – Years 5 & 6 – 3:15-4:15pm – Free

Story Club – Reception – 3:15-4:15pm – Free

Gymnastics – Reception – 3:15-4:30pm - £3.00 per session



Gymnastics – Years 1 & 2 – 3:15-4:30pm - £3.00 per session

Pro-Direct Boys’ Football – Years 4-6 – 3:15-4:30pm - £3.00 per session



Cross Country – Years 3-6 – 07:45-08:45 - Free

Board Games – Years 3 & 4 – 3:15-4:15pm - Free

Netball – Years 3-6 – 3:15-4:15pm – Free   

Scootability – Years 1 & 2 – 3:15-4:30pm - Free

Steel Pan In Motion – Years 3-6 – 3:15-4:15pm - £5.00 per session



Dance Club – Reception – 07:45-08:45 - Free

Pro-Direct Boys’ Football – Years 1-3 - £3.00 per session



Pro-Direct Girls’ Football – Years 1-6 – 3:30-4:30pm - £3.00 per session

Multi-Skills – Reception - 07:45 to 08:45 – Free


Hope you have a lovely weekend; see you all on Tuesday 7th May 2019.


Thank you.



Yours sincerely,


The School Office Team