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Weekly Update 22nd September 2023

Read our newsletter to find out what has been happening in school this week and upcoming events ...

Dear Parents and Carers,

Class Information Sessions

It has been lovely to see so many parents at our Class Information Sessions which began this week. We hope that these are useful to you as a way to meet the classteachers and hear about the curriculum and routines for the class at the beginning of the term. They are certainly useful for us to hear feedback on how the children are settling and ways that we can support further.

Please do visit the Year Group pages on the school website where you will find information about curriculum for the class and the Knowledge Organisers for each subject. You can use these at home to look at subject specific vocabulary with your child and maybe plan a visit to somewhere linked to the topics your child is learning.

New School Year Mass

In our Mass yesterday our new Y6 Pupil Chaplains were commissioned. Mgr Bill presented them with their badges and explained how they were following in the footsteps of St Matthew whose feastday was being celebrated. We have a record number of Pupil Chaplains this year and they are all looking forward to carrying out their role which includes leading assemblies, prayer groups and charity initiatives. Thank you to Mgr Bill for saying Mass for us and to Y6 for preparing the prayers and readings.

Message from the PTA

Please save the dates for the following events:

Autumn Term PTA Fundraisers:

Thursday 5th October 8:45am – Pre-Loved Uniform Sale

Thursday 12th October- Bingo Night – children and parent event

Friday 1st December - Christmas Morning – Parents’ event with children in KS2 singing carols

Friday 8th December - Christmas Disco – Children’s event with accompanying parents

PTA School Calendar - we need your help

In order to keep costs low for our very popular school calendar we urgently need donations of your skills/talents. If you are an amateur/professional photographer and can come to school to take class group photos, or if you have design experience and are willing to help with the layout (in previous years the calendars were produced using Adobe InDesign) please do get in touch with the PTA at

Values Awards winners and Headteacher’s Breakfast

Congratulations to the following children for demonstrating our values this week

Y1 – Brandon

Y2- Harry

Y3- Naia

Y4 – Dylan

Y5 - Isabelle

Y6 – Callen

Upcoming Dates

Monday 25th September 9am - Y3 Class Information Session

Tuesday 26th September 9am - Reception Class Information Session

Tuesday 26th September 6pm – ‘Helping children with worries’ Webinar (see ParentMail sent this week for sign up details)

Thursday 28th September 9am – Y4 Class Information Session

Thursday 28th September 3:15pm – Cake Sale for Macmillan Cancer Support organised by Pupil Chaplains

Thursday 28th September 9am – ‘Helping children with worries’ Webinar (see Parentmail sent this week for sign up details)

Friday 29th September 9am – Y2 Class Information Session

Friday 29th September - Whole class clarinet lessons start for Y4 pupils

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Jane Hines and the school staff