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Week Ending 11th December 2020


Current attendance results are as follows:


Whole School Percentage has increased to 97.05%


1st place goes to Indigo 2 for 98.61% attendance.

2nd place goes to Green 1 for 98.07% attendance.

3rd place goes to Green 2 for 98.02% attendance.


This week, the following children have received a Head Teacher’s Award:


Noah – Violet 1 – For excellent progress in his TTRSs. He has moved 3 levels in just one week and his time has shifted from 7.50s to 2.96s! Phenomenal effort and we’re very proud


Hector – Yellow 1 – For showing the Rainbow Value, ‘Nurture, Develop and Grow’ in art. After studying an artist’s work, Hector carefully designed his own T-shirt, and improved the design with each practise in his sketchbook to create a brilliant final piece!


Haydn and Oliver - Indigo 2 - For showing 'Random Acts of Kindness' and respect to me personally as their Head Teacher. The boys knew I had a very important meeting with a Local Authority advisor as I explained why I might be missing Christmas lunch. On separate days, they wished me good luck and then on the following day, they asked how the meeting had gone. I shared the good news and thanked them for caring! Very kind, boys and I am very proud of you. Thank you! 


Miss Schofield - Art and Design lead and year 1 teacher - For leading on her subject so expertly this term. The sketchbooks are the best they have ever looked in school and the outcomes of the art and design work this term is of a great standard! Thank you, Miss Schofield! I know that the children and the staff have learnt a lot from you this year 


Another festive week in school as we count down towards Christmas. The film nights in class bubbles have been a huge success so far, and all the children have enjoyed themselves with a fun filled evening. A Christmas movie and hot-dog… what more could a child (or teacher) ask for? Thanks to everyone who has supported the events so far. Over £600 has been raised for school fund and all goes towards our plans for the future…a new school library hopefully! The next evening will take place on Monday. Thanks to Mrs Barrowcliffe for organising so many hot dogs and making so many arrangements (with support from the parental engagement team and Mrs Kew). Thank you.


The raffle continues to go well, as does the food bank collections. Thanks again for the donations and contributions. Every little helps! The raffle prizes are truly super and well worth a go! In addition, the food bank collections can go on until Tuesday morning now due to the collection date. Thanks for the support.


Yesterday was Christmas dinner day for the Key stage 2 children! Like every other year, Steph and the kitchen ladies did us proud and provided a Christmas dinner, with all the trimmings, to a high standard. Unfortunately, this year, we have not been able to have the Christmas dinner for the whole school on the same day at the same time, but we made the most of it and the children loved the celebrations. I am pleased to announce that Steph has also agreed to do another Christmas dinner for Violet 2 and the other year 6 children when they return on the last day! What a star and thank you.


As you are aware, the children completed their autumn term assessments last week and they did their very best after so many months of missed education. Over the last week, the teachers have been completing the marking of the papers and making judgements of the children’s abilities. In addition, they have written the autumn term reports, which should be with you today. We hope that you find the information useful and you manage to take up the opportunity of discussing your child’s term with us next week at the school’s very first virtual parents’ evenings.


We are nearly there now and we have just one week to go until the Christmas break. A reminder that the last day will be Christmas jumper and bubble party day (with NO INSET day as discussed in the media).


Keep safe, keep smiling and thanks for all the support in advance.


Warmest festive wishes,


Mrs Bates

Head Teacher