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Weekly Newsletter w/c 08/11/2021

Dear Parent/Carer,

We have had an exciting first week back exploring many new topics and reconnecting with friends. Please see below for some important notices about school life: 


Poppy Appeal
Next week (Monday-Wednesday) children will have the opportunity to donate and receive an item from the poppy appeal.

Products available and suggested donations are listed below:

Zip Pull – 50p
Poppy Reflector – 50p
Silicon Wristband- £1
Snap Band- £1.50


Video Resource Centre

To support parent/carers in guiding children with their learning at home teachers have created narrated seminars, which you can access by clicking here. These easy to follow videos explain key English and Mathematic concepts.


PE Kits
As the weather has now turned colder it is important that the children have appropriate clothing for outdoor PE. This should include a plain navy sweatshirt or hoodie, plain navy jogging bottoms, trainers or plimsolls and bag to store the PE kit (e.g. drawstring bag). For more information, please click here.


Hertfordshire's School Admissions Consultation 2023/24

Hertfordshire County Council is running a consultation on the proposed admissions arrangements for the school year 2023/24 and is seeking responses from parent/carers, schools and community groups.


The proposed changes are:


1.       To amend the definition and explanation for home address, where two applications are received for the same child


2.       To amend the oversubscription criteria for Pirton Primary School


3.       To reduce the published admission number (PAN) at five community primary schools 


The consultation period runs until 12 December 2021. Please click here for more information and to respond online.


Just Talk

Just Talk is Hertfordshire’s mental health and wellbeing campaign, involving over 35 local organisations and co-produced with young people.  


This year’s Just Talk Week is coming 15-21 November! This year, Just Talk is focusing on the importance of kindness – how we can all benefit from being a little kinder to ourselves, and each other. Young people, as well as their parents and carers are invited to get involved and promote positive mental health in Herts. 


Following the success of 2020’s event, this year’s campaign week will also be taking place online. You and/or your children will be able to access a range of FREE informational webinars throughout the week, on important topics including:- 

  • How to look after your own wellbeing 
  • Coping with stress and anxiety 
  • Managing conflict within the family 
  • Supporting mental health in young people with neurodiversity 
  • Healthy eating  
  • The benefits of physical activity  
  • Daily mindfulness sessions  


There will also be a host of great content on the Just Talk social media across campaign week, from the many partners that work together on the Just Talk campaign, and the inspirational Mental Health Ambassador and Speaker Antonio Ferreira, who has lived experience of mental health issues and how to get through them.


See the full webinar schedule, as well as a range of FREE resources, videos and information here.

Upcoming In School Events


11/11/21- Make a Poppy Day
To commemorate Remembrance Day, all children will be making a poppy-themed item.  Last year the children made face coverings - what will they create this year?



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