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Term dates

School closes for half term: Friday 22nd February 2019

School re-opens: Monday 4th March 2019


Safeguarding notice


Following a ‘near miss’ situation where a nursery child was close to running out onto the road, parents / carers are reminded to keep close supervision of their children once they have been collected from classrooms. A reminder that the early pick up time of 3.15pm is for children in years Nursery, Reception and year 1 who do not have older siblings. These parents should then leave the vicinity of the school as soon as possible to free up car parking places. The end of the day for all other children is 3.30pm.


Latest News

Spring Term 1



Happy New Year to you all!

It was great to see the children refreshed and settling back into the school routine yesterday.

We welcome two new graduate SCITT students, Miss Mulryan and Mr Bolton, who will be with us until February half term when Miss Hewson will return having gained wider experience at a different school.

Please see the  ‘Dates for your Diary’ for this term, which were sent home with the newsletter.


Please note the Parents’ Evenings for parents of all children in years Reception to year 6 will take place on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February, booking details will be sent out nearer the time.

A reminder to parents in years 5 & 6, who have not already done so, to please make your contribution for the swimming lessons which start on Monday 14th January.

To welcome in the new year we are having a special lunch on Thursday 17th January, please see attached for details and return the slip if your child does not usually have a school lunch on Thursdays and would like to join in.

A letter about cooking club for children in years 3 and 4 was being sent home. Booking is required as places are limited. Please respond by Tuesday 15th January.

Please see the Spring Term Menu on the school meals page. Please let Mrs Bentley know if your child would like to change their meal pattern for this term; changes to be notified by Monday 14th latest please.


A reminder that if your child has any food allergies or intolerances to please inform Mrs Bentley or your child’s class teacher.

A copy of our School Closure Procedure was sent home with the newsletter. Please inform us of any changes to mobile numbers so we can update the text service.


We look forward to the busy spring term ahead.


Autumn term 1: News round-up

Autumn term 2: News round-up

Clubs this half term

Breakfast club: Monday to Thursday from 8am

Cedar club: Monday to Wednesday after school until 5.30pm

Monday: Multi Sports, years R to 6, after school until 5pm

              Multi Sports, years 5 an 6 after at lunchtime

Tuesday: Art club, years 3 4 5 6 at lunchtimes

Thursday: Key Stage 1 book club

Thursday: Sports club, years R to 6, after school until 5pm

Friday: Singing club, years R to 6 at lunchtimes

Daily: Reading club KS1 and KS2 before school

Late arrivals

A reminder that children who arrive late must be signed in by their adult in the ‘Late Book’ in the office. To help parents, children may be collected upto 3.40pm. Children not collected by 3.40pm will be taken to the hall and they will be booked into after school club and charged from 3.40pm. There is no after school club on a Friday but a late collection charge of £1.00 per 10 minutes late will be applied for children collected after 3.40pm on Fridays. As notified last year, late collection from clubs will also work in the same way.

Recent Events, Clubs and Visits

The NSPCC visited school to deliver age appropriate assemblies to the children. The visit helped to remind the children how to stay safe and who to contact if they have any concerns.

Cross-country began again on Saturday 22nd September. It has been great celebrating the children’s successes and we hope to hear more about these over the course of the season.


Gardening club took place on Tuesday lunch times. Children in years 1 and 2 were welcomed to go along to plant, care for and help to harvest the different crops.


Handbells club took place on Wednesday lunchtimes for Key Stage 2 children. A great opportunity for children to learn to play the handbells and create music together.


Cooking club began on Tuesday 18th September for children from reception to year 2. It is always lovely to see the range of food types made by the children.


KS1 book club takes place on a Thursday lunchtime. We are very passionate about ensuring that all children develop a love for reading and that they are able to explore a range of texts. Book club is a great opportunity for children to do this, with children encouraged to borrow books from the library.

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