Newsletter – Friday 13th November 2020

We would like to start by welcoming a few new faces to our team. Mrs Swift and Miss Ambler started their new roles as midday supervisors on Monday and they have fitted in lovely with the current team. We have also had Mrs Wadsworth join the EYFS team as our new teaching assistant. 

We’ve had a great week in school this week and attendance is continuing to stay high. On Wednesday children took part in a very different but effective Remembrance Day service. The Year 3 and 4 bubble walked to the war memorial to place the poppy wreath and to pay their respects with a two minute silence, whilst the other children in school had the service streamed through Zoom. We are definitely learning new ways to adapt our practice to ensure children don’t miss out on our annual events. EYFS are currently working out how they can deliver the nativity and we are looking at how children can take part in the annual Christmas concert, as unfortunately we will not be able to attend the church this year. 

Morning Snacks 

Please can we remind families that children in KS1 and KS2 are able to bring a snack for morning break if they wish, but these snacks should be a healthy snack – such as fruit, or a cereal bar. Crisps, chocolate bars and sweets should not be sent. Children in KS1 are provided with a piece of fruit. 

School Bags 

We have noticed over the past few weeks that our cloakrooms are getting quite overcrowded with bags and belongings. To keep everyone safe during the current situation can we please ask that children only bring the essentials to school and avoid bringing large bags where possible. 

Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Dinner – Friday 11th December 

On Friday the 11h of December we will be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. Children will be able to wear their Christmas jumpers and we will be asking for a £1 donation for a local charity. Our school Christmas dinner will also be served on this day. 

Food Bank 

A message was sent out this week about donations for the food bank. The current situation has left many families struggling. The food bank would welcome any donations, however big or small. They are running low on gravy granules, fruit juice, dilute juice and tinned and packet potatoes (smash) but would welcome donations of all tinned and packet foods, including UHT milk. We would like to be able to take some Christmas treats to provide a bit of cheer for the families. This could include Christmas chocolates, selection boxes or packets of Christmas buns. Children can bring donations in to school on a morning and we have a designated area in school where they will be sent. 

Again we appreciate how difficult it is for many families and we would like to stress that if you are struggling yourselves and need support please don’t hesitate to come and talk to us. If we can’t help we will be able to signpost you to services that can. 

Take care and keep safe, 

Mr D. Thompson and Mrs C. Athorn 

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