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Autumn Term (2) Newsletter 2021 (Translatable)

Dear Parents,

 

We’ve got another jam packed half term from now until we finish for Christmas, filled with lots of activities for both pupils and parents. We will post any reminders and updates on Class Dojo so please make sure you are signed up!

 

Parent Workshops

As requested by parents in feedback at the last parent’s mornings, Mrs Tipping will be running SPAG workshops for parents. These will take place as follows:

Monday 15th November at 2:30pm – Year 5 and Year 6 parents

Friday 19th November at 2:30pm – Year 3 and Year 4 parents

Monday 22nd November at 2:30 pm – Year 1 and Year 2 parents.

More information will follow. We’d love to see you there.

 

Parent/Teacher Interviews

With the current COVID situation, unfortunately it will not be possible to have face to face parent evenings. We are putting plans together with regards to a remote version. It will still take place on Tuesday 14th December. More information will follow soon so please look out for letters in your child’s bag.

 

Health and Wellbeing Week

The week commencing 22nd November will be Health and Wellbeing Week in school. Please make sure children have their PE kits in school every day.

 

 

Assessment Week

Assessments of all our pupils in reading, writing, maths and SPAG will be carried out during the week beginning Monday 22nd November. Please ensure that your child is in school for these assessments, as they are very important.

 
 
Children in Need
To celebrate Children in Need on Friday 19th November, our Pupil Council are organising a couple of activities. There will be a non-uniform day and a raffle. Further information will follow.
 

Class Assemblies

Below is a list of class assembly dates for this term. All Parents are welcome to attend their child’s class assembly. We look forward to seeing you all at these happy events.

All class assemblies will commence at 9.00 am
 

5B Class Assembly

Friday 5th November

5R Class Assembly

Friday 12th November

3M Class Assembly

Friday 19th November

3H Class Assembly

Friday 26th November

Year 2 Christmas Production

Thursday 2nd December

Year 1 Christmas Production

Thursday 9th December

Reception Nativity

Wednesday 15th December

KS2 Carol Service

Tuesday 21st December

 

Nativity Performances

 

The Year 2 nativity performance for parents will be held on Thursday 2nd December.

 

The Year 1 nativity performance for parents will be held on Thursday 9th December.

 

The Reception nativity performance for parents will be held on Wednesday 15th December.

 

Both of our nurseries will also be holding Christmas sing-a-longs and all parents will be invited

 

The Key Stage 2 Christmas Carol Service will be held on Tuesday 21st December.

More information will follow in separate letters.

 

Phonics Screening

All Year 2 pupils will be taking the National Phonics Screening Check, week commencing Monday 15th November. This was missed when they were in Year 1 due to the pandemic. In order to support your child in preparation for this test, please ensure that you listen to them read each night and help them to learn their spellings and any other homework that they take home. 

 

Christmas Jumper Day

We will be supporting Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 10th December. Children will be asked to wear a festive knit and donate £1.00 towards charity.

 

 

Book Fair

Scholastic Book Fair will be in school during week commencing 29th November. Further information to follow.

 

Elf Run

On Friday 3rd December, our school will be holding its very own ‘Elf Run’ to raise money for Bolton Hospice. Parents are encouraged to join their children for the run. More information to follow shortly.

 

Odd Socks Day

To raise awareness for Mental Health we are taking part in Odd Socks Day. This also coincides with anti-bullying week. The children are being asked to wear bright, colourful odd socks on Monday 15th November. This is not to raise money, it is about raising awareness of how we are all different; unique!

 

After School Clubs This Half Term

The following clubs will be taking place during this half term. Further details about each club will be sent out separately to the appropriate Year Groups.

 

Club

Date/Time

Year

Group

Girls Football with Disney

Monday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

2

Art and Craft Club

Monday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

6

Art Club

Monday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

5

HiiT Club

Monday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

4

Computing

Monday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

3

Forest School

Tuesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

4

Reading Club

Tuesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

1

Gymnastics

Tuesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

5

Art Club

Tuesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

6

Yoga

Wednesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

6

Computing

Wednesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

5

Mindfulness

Wednesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

3/4

Dodgeball

Wednesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

3

Healthy Eating

Wednesday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

Rec

Sports Leaders Club

Thursday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

6

STEM - Science

Thursday

3.00pm – 4.00pm

2

 

 

Breakfast Club and After School Care                                    

As you will know, the school runs a Breakfast Club each morning from 8.00am and all pupils are welcome.

Healthy breakfasts are provided. The cost of the Breakfast Club is £1.00 per day, which includes a breakfast and activities for pupils to take part in until school starts. If you would like your child to attend Breakfast Club, please contact the school office.        

We are continuing to provide After School Care for children in Nursery 3 Year Olds to Year 6, which runs Monday to Friday, during term time.  Your child can attend on an ad hoc basis provided that you have made the appropriate payment up front and the emergency contact form has been completed.  Payment can be made via the SIMs Pay app (now known as Pay360).

The options are:

 

After School Care times

Charges

3.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m.

£5.00 per child per day

3.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

£7.00 per child per day

Attending after a school club from 4.00 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.

£5.00 per child per day

 

End of Term

 

School will finish for the Christmas holidays on Tuesday 21st December at 2.00pm, and not 3.00pm, as usual. We look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Thursday 6th January 2022.

 

 

Christmas Lunch and Christmas Party Day

 

Christmas lunch for the children will be held on Friday 10th December and Christmas Party Day will be held on Friday 17th December.

 

If your child normally has a packed lunch but would like to join us for Christmas Lunch and a Party Day Lunch, please complete the reply slip below, and return it to school no later than Friday 3rd December.  The cost of each lunch will be £1.80. Payment can be made via the SIMs Pay app (now known as Pay360).

 
 

Child’s Name …………………………………………………..            Class …………………………

 

I would like my child to have the Christmas Lunch (Friday 10th December)                        

 

 

I would like my child to have Christmas Party Day Lunch (Friday 17th December)   

 

I will pay for my child’s meal(s) via the SIMs Pay app (now known as Pay360).

 

Signed……………………………………………………… (Parent/Carer)

 

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