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20th November 2020


Children in Need

Thank you once again for helping us support this year’s BBC’s Children in Need campaign. We raised £78.


Health and Safety Update

School drop off and pick up

Bearing in mind the current national lockdown please can we remind parents/carers to follow social distancing guidelines at all times on the school premises. Please can we also ask that you leave the school grounds as soon as you have dropped off or collected your child/children to avoid any congestion at the school gates. As we communicated in last week’s newsletter following updated LA and DfE guidance, if you are able to wear a mask/face covering, then you should do so when on school grounds. We want to ensure that we all continue to work together for the health, safety and wellbeing of all the school community. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.


Christmas activities

Letters were sent home last week regarding the Christmas Raffle and Secret Santa shop. The Raffle will be drawn on Friday 11th December.

Money for the Secret Santa shop needs to be in by Friday 4th December so that children can visit the shop during the week 7th December.

There will be no Christmas service at Church this year.

We will once again be participating in Christmas Jumper day on Friday 11th December

We will still have Christmas dinner which we will organise over two days during the week of 8th December.

Christmas parties will take place in the last week of term (each year group bubble will have their own party). We will confirm party dates nearer the time.


Staff absence

It is possible that staff absence may be higher than normal due to self-isolation or their own children having to self-isolate. School will endeavour to cover any absence internally and when necessary, through supply agencies. We will do everything we can to keep classes open, however if high staff absence does become the case, we may have to close certain classes on the grounds of health and safety, although this would be a last resort.



For children who are sent home to self-isolate because someone in their class bubble has tested positive or for those self-isolating because someone in the household has tested positive, the Government and NHS guidance is as follows:

‘Self-isolation is when you must not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).’


  • do not go to work, school or public places – work from home if you can
  • do not go on public transport or use taxis
  • do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family – except for people providing essential care
  • do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one


Achievement Awards:

Y2 Mason Pryce / Francis Priestley

Y3 Alfie – Jack Clough / Mason Rodgers

Y4 Mason Greenwood / Archie Key

Y5 Lola Joran / Freddie Wells



This week’s winners of our behaviour award are Y4.  Well Done!



Birthday Children


Millie McDougall

Lienna Whittaker


Happy Birthday