Parents Story time sessions for Year 3 & 4

On Thursday 2nd February at 2:30pm we will be running a Storytime session for Year 3 and Year 4 parents. The session will be run by teachers in classrooms.
If you would like to attend please come along to the school office at 2:25pm on 2nd February.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school.

On Thursday 9th February at 2:30pm we will be running a Storytime session for Year 5 and Year 6 parents. The session will be run by teachers in classrooms.
If you would like to attend please come along to the school office at 2:25pm on 9th February.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school.

Year 4 have a wonderful opportunity to go on a one night residential to Nell Bank, Ilkley. They will be going on Tuesday 21st March and returning to school on Wednesday 22nd March. They will be doing lots of exciting activities at Nell Bank linked to their current and future science and geography topics. This will be a great opportunity to develop independence and have fun learning in a different environment and also links with their learning in school. It is also a good experience to prepare them for the week long residential in Year 6.

You may be aware from media coverage that a teacher’s union, the National Education Union (NEU) has declared strike action, which will take place on: Wednesday 1st February; Tuesday 28th February; Wednesday 15th March and Thursday 16th March. The strike is happening because of a national dispute between the Union and the Government over teachers’ pay and not because of any issues at our school. Should the strikes go ahead as planned on the other days mentioned above, we will write again in good time to ensure you have the information you need.

Children in the following classes should not attend school on Wednesday 1st February:

Nursery – Morning Nursery

Reception – Mars, Saturn and Earth

Year 1 – Neptune

Year 2 – Sharman and Hawking

Year 3 – Bronte

Year 4 – Newton, Armstrong and Adams

Year 5 – Ennis and Turing.

All other classes are open as usual and your child should still attend school. 

For those children whose classes are closed on Wednesday 1st February, they can access activities and learning online in the year group pages on our school website (learn by heart, BBC bitesize, etc.) and the homework mats, spelling and reading homework on our SeeSaw app. Children whose classes are closed the day of the strike (above) and who are eligible for free school meals will be provided with a packed lunch to take home for the following day, at the end of the school day on Tuesday January 31st. Morning club and after school activities will be provided as usual for children whose classes are open.

School is closed for the end of term. We re-open at the usual time of 8:40am on Tuesday 3rd January 2023. We hope everyone has a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

On Tuesday 6th December we are holding an open evening for parents of new prospective Reception children. If you, or someone you know has a child born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019, this is an opportunity to tour the school and see our amazing provision and meet the school team. Tours are available at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Please call us to book a place on 01274 495934

Parents/Carers are invited to discuss their child’s learning with their class teacher. So far this year the children have been set specific targets on an individual basis. In order to make good progress it is important that they meet these targets. During this meeting the class teacher will discuss how well a child is progressing and what the next set of targets are. Parents/Carers support in meeting these targets is essential.
The meetings will take place on Wednesday 23rd November and Thursday 24th November.

It is our Winter Fair on Thursday 8th December. Please come and join us from 3:30 until 4:30pm. We have lots of exciting stalls, games and a chance for the children to meet Santa! Parents must accompany their children and collect them at the normal time of 3:10pm.During the day we will have 2 bouncy castles on school grounds, each class will have the opportunity to have a turn on them. We are asking for a contribution of £1 per child to cover the cost.

Friday 18th November is Children in Need. To celebrate we are inviting children to come to school in their ‘Spotacular’ clothes. Anything with spots!

There is a voluntary contribution of £1 and your donation will be divided equally between Children in Need and the Anti-Bullying Alliance (for Odd Socks day).

Year 4 will be visiting the Alhambra Theatre to watch the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. This will be a really exciting opportunity for children to visit and enjoy a real theatre experience.