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Newsletter 10th January 2020

10th January 2020

Dear Parents/Carer

Happy New Year and I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. The Spring Term is now well underway and we welcome Mrs Davis into our team,

Parent ‘Drop In’ Sessions

The next parent ‘Drop In’ sessions will be on Tuesday 4th February and Thursday 2nd April at 2.30pm for any parents /carer wanting to ask questions or have a walk around school. Anything of a more urgent nature please talk to members of staff or myself whenever needed.

Maths Class

Adult learning math classes will start on Tuesday 21st January from 12 – 3pm. Any parents wanting to enrol please ask Mrs Newlove in the school office. Adult learning is a great opportunity to develop your own skills and achieve qualifications. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these classes for parents in our school, please ask for more information if you are interested.

Dementia Friends

We are very happy to be a ‘Dementia Friendly’ school and value the intergenerational work our children do with dementia patients at The Hylands Care Home. You too can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ by attending a 45 minute session in school either 2pm or 5pm on Monday 3rd February.

Recorders Year Two

Our children in year two will have the opportunity to learn how to play the recorder during school time. Please watch out for the letter ‘coming soon’!

Family Learning

We now have three ‘Family Learning ‘sessions a week. These take place on either Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning or Friday morning. Please come along if you would like to work with your child in school. This half term children will have the opportunity to be authors and illustrators and produce their own professionally printed book.

Swimming Group 3

Group two swimmers will have their last lesson on Thursday 16th January. Group three (some children from Miss Beaumont’s class and Mrs Stubbs’ Year twos) will start on Thursday 23rd January until Thursday 12th March 2020.

Wraparound Care

Please remember that we provide wonderful before and after school provision with our ‘Seashells’ club from 7.30am until 6pm every school day. Ask for more information or see our school website.

Free School Meals

Although your child is entitled to free school meals whilst in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 if you are in receipt of:

  • Child tax credit
  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income –related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guarantee element of Pension Credit
  • A run-on of Working Tax Credit

Our school will receive extra funding to benefit your child. Please complete the attached form even if you are unsure and we can check for you, Please return by Tuesday 14th January 2020.

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Angela Clark

Head of School

Diary Dates



Monday 13th January


Open the Book Collective Worship


Thursday 16th January


Group 2 Swimming – last lesson


Thursday 23rd January


Group 3 Swimming lessons start


Friday 31st January


Parents Poetry Assembly for Miss Beaumont’s class


Monday 3rd February


‘Dementia Friends’ sessions for parents – 2pm or 5pm


Tuesday 4th February


Parent ‘Drop In’ session 2.30pm


Monday 10th February


Open the Book Collective Worship


Friday 14th February


Parent Poetry Assembly for Miss Haldenby’s Class


Friday 14th February


School Closes for Half Term



Monday 24th February


School re-opens



Wednesday 26th February


‘Fishermen’s Tail’ Show


Thursday 5th March


Gymnastics Competition


Friday 6th March


Parent Poetry Assembly for Miss Williams Class


Thursday 19th March


Group 4 Swimming lessons start


Thursday 2nd April


Parent ‘Drop – In’ Session start 2.30pm


Friday 3rd April


Easter Hat Parade 2.30pm


Friday 3rd April


School Closes for Easter



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