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Newsletter – November 2022

Breakfast Club

Just a reminder that from Monday 7th November 2022 breakfast club spaces will need to be booked via the Magicbooking system. In order that we can staff and resource this provision so that it can remain an enjoyable way to start the school day for your children, we will be limiting breakfast club to 120 places. We ask that you only use this service if it is absolutely required. The booking system is already open for this half term. If you have any difficulties booking then please do contact the office and they will be happy to assist you. We ask that you only book the sessions that you know your child will need. If a child does not turn up for 3 booked sessions and attends school, we will reserve the right to withdraw attendance at breakfast club. Bookings and cancellations can be made up until 24 hours before – 7.30am the day before the booking.

We are trialling the organisation of this booking system this term and will keep you updated of any changes that we may need to make. For now, our breakfast club remains free but due to the high costs that we are currently facing this is something that the governing body are reviewing for January 2023.

Poppy appeal

We are pleased to be supporting The Royal British Legion once again this year with their poppy appeal. We will be selling poppies in school for a donation as well as a number of additional items such as wrist bands which are priced between 50p and £1.00.

Thank you

Thank you so much for ensuring that your children have been in school ready for our new starting time of 8.45am. The register is taken almost straight away so that lessons can begin promptly. Arrival after this time must be through the school office and will be recorded as late. Since the loss of learning due to the pandemic, the government expects schools to monitor and challenge lateness. Thank you for working with us to make sure that your child/ren get the very best out of their time at school by being on time every day.

Children in Need

On Friday 18th November we will have a pyjama day in school to support the BBC Children in Need appeal. The children can wear their pyjamas to school as well as embrace all things spotty. As they will still go outside for break and lunch time, it is really important that they are warm and have sensible footwear. All donations to the appeal will be very gratefully received.

Christmas dates

We will provide further information about Christmas activities later in the term but here are some important dates for your diary:

Wednesday 7th December              Year R, 1 and 2 Christmas Lunch

Thursday 8th December                  Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Christmas Lunch

Thursday 8th December                  Christmas Disco 4.30 – 6pm

Tuesday 13th December               Christmas Concerts: Infants am / Juniors pm

Wednesday 14th December            Christmas Concerts: Juniors am / Infants pm

Thursday 15th December                Christmas Fair 3.30pm

We will have a post box for the children to post Christmas cards from Monday 5th December – please ensure that cards have the full name of the recipient and their year group.


Please can we ask for your ongoing support in keeping our site as safe as possible for the children especially at the beginning and end of the day. The gates are released at 8.40am and 3.05pm. At the beginning and end of the day we minimise traffic movement on our site and we kindly ask that you do not come on to the site before these times or release gates from inside to allow early access. Many children attend breakfast club in the morning and classes will still be engaged in PE or COSMIC activities outside until 3.05pm; we have a safeguarding duty of care to protect the children by minimising unsupervised adults on site. Please also ensure that you enter the school grounds via the pedestrian gates and not the vehicle access gates. Many thanks for your ongoing support with this.

Inset days

On Friday 25th November 2022 school will be closed for the children.

On Friday 23rd and Monday 26th June 2023 school will be closed for the children. (If these dates are secondary school transition days for Year 6 pupils, they will be expected to attend their new school)

With very best wishes,

Elizabeth Cooper