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6th September 2021


Dear Parents and Friends,


Welcome back! I hope you have all had a fantastic summer. We are very pleased to see your children back in school. We hope that this year will provide the opportunity for uninterrupted learning!




The children looked so smart in their new uniform today. Thank you for all your efforts to make sure this happened!


Please do make sure that all your child’s uniform is labelled with their name and class so that we can try to keep clothes and child together!


Meet the teacher


All class teachers have prepared a short video clip to introduce themselves to you and to talk a little bit about what will be happening this term and their expectations of your children during this year. A link will be sent to you later today.




Whilst it is really important that children stay at home if they are unwell, particularly if your child or anyone in your household has symptoms of Covid, the law requires that all children do attend school as regularly as possible to enable them to achieve their full potential. 


Please continue to support your child to have the best possible school attendance by;

  • making sure they understand the importance of good attendance and punctuality
  • taking an interest in their education - ask about school work and encourage them to get involved in school activities
  • telling us about any problems they might be having in school, no matter how small they might seem
  • not keeping your child at home for minor ailments - particularly those which would not prevent you from going to work.

If you are finding it difficult to get your child to school regularly, please do not hesitate to talk to Jane, our Pastoral Support Worker, or to Mrs Wright in the school office.

A reminder that no holiday during term time can be authorised. If you need to take your child out of school for any exceptional family circumstances, please contact me to discuss before you go.


Water bottles


A reminder, please, to make sure that your child’s water bottle is named (name and class). A sharpie pen will do the job effectively. If you would like us to label your child’s bottle in school, please let us know.


Please send your child with a full water bottle every day. We would suggest that water bottles are washed out daily.


Food in school


A reminder please that children in Years 3-6 should bring a piece of fruit/ vegetable to school for their break snack. Children in Reception, 1 and 2 will have a fruit or vegetable snack provided each day from Monday 13th September.


Please could we also ask that you keep sweets as treats for your children at the end of the day and do not include these in lunch boxes.


Class letters


You will shortly be receiving letters from your child’s new teacher with details of curriculum coverage, visits and assembly dates for the term.


Please note PE days when we are continuing to ask pupils to wear PE kit into school for the whole day.



Tuesday and Thursday


Monday and Wednesday


Tuesday and Thursday


Monday and Friday

3/ 4AA and 3/ 4CH

Tuesday and Friday


Monday and Tuesday

5/ 6EB

Wednesday and Thursday


Wednesday and Friday




A letter detailing this term’s clubs offer will be sent out tomorrow. This term, all clubs will be open to either Reception and KS1 or to KS2 pupils. There will be a maximum of 20 pupils in each club and places will be offered on a first come, first serve basis so please log onto Scopay to book a place as soon as you can.   If you do not have a Scopay account please contact the school office to arrange a login code.


Clubs will start the week beginning Monday 13th September. Clubs will be held every week except for the last week of this half term and the final week before the Christmas break.


Information about clubs for the Autumn term will be sent home on Wednesday.


Dates for your diary


Please find dates for your diary attached.




With best wishes


Yours sincerely


Helen Roderick