Newsletter 4th December 2023

Mr J Molyneux
Headteacher

Monday 4th December 2023

 

 

Our Prayer for the Week

The first week of Advent

Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

May this Advent be a time of deep renewal in our lives, Lord.

May it be a time in which we strive with all our heart to seek out your gentle and profound voice.

Give us the grace, Lord, to turn away from the many noises of the world that compete for our attention and to turn only to you and to all you wish to say.

Come, Lord Jesus, come into our lives more deeply during this Advent season.

Weekly News and Updates from the Headteacher

Reception Class – September 2024

If you know of anyone who was unable to attend the recent Open Day, please could you let them know that there will be another opportunity to visit school on Friday 8th December at 10.30am. To book a place, please telephone school on 01924 339435 or email admin@sa.bkcat.co.uk by 2pm on Thursday 7th December.

Celebration Assemblies during the month of December – CHANGE OF TIME

One of the highlights of our week is being able to gather together in the KS2 Hall for our Celebration Assembly. As December is a very busy month with lots happening in school, we are changing the time of the celebration assemblies. This means that on Friday 8th December and Friday 15th December the Celebration Assembly will be held at 9am. The list of names of children receiving rewards will still feature on the newsletter but the assembly will be at the earlier time of 9am.

Breakfast Club

Thank you for taking the time to complete the online survey. The results will be collated this week, which will hopefully give us a clear idea on the future of the club. As soon as I am able to I will share more information with parents.

Questions, queries or concerns

If you have any questions or queries about your child’s progress or if something they have told you is concerning you, please contact your child’s class teacher via Dojo and make an appointment to see them to talk things through with them. In the first instance, they are best person to speak to as they spend more time with your child than any other member of staff does. If following your conversation with the class teacher you need to speak further, then please arrange to see the appropriate Phase Leader.

For children in Foundation Stage, the Phase Leader is Miss Gourmley,

For children in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2), the interim Phase Leader is Miss Workman,

For children in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6), the Phase Leaders are Mrs. Conley and Mrs. Durkan.

If after speaking to your child’s class teacher and then the appropriate Phase Leader you still have a concern, please get in touch with me. If you have a safeguarding concern, please bring this to my immediate attention.

As always, I thank you for your continued support. Mr. Molyneux

Awards

 

Virtues Award

The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher. Parents of children who win the virtue award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 8th December at 9am

RG: Ivy- Monet

RS: Iqbal

1T: Joshua J

1/2T: Ethan

2B: Dominika

3CD:Jaden

3/4MT: Chipego

4B: Joshua K

5C: Joshua F

5/6C: Niamh P

6B: Gracie

 

Headteacher Recognition Award

The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Headteacher, Mr Molyneux .  Parents of children who win the Headteacher award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 8th December at 9am.

RG: Harley

RS: Alex J

1T: Devayani

1/2T: Eric

2B: Blanka

3CD: Michal

3/4MT:  Phebe

4B: Aila

5C: Emilia

5/6C: Sami

6B: Joshua A

 

Handwriting Award  

Our star handwriters for the last week were:

RG: Ruqayya

RS: Ciara

1T: Chris

1/2T: Ema

2B: Sumayya

3CD: Rozzynett

3/4MT: David A

4B: Elisheva

5C:  Savio
5/6C: Nicole

6B: Aubrey

Class Attendance Award

Class  2B  was the last week of terms attendance winner with 98.67%. This class will get to spin the wheel.

RG: 85.00%

RS: 97.37%

1T: 96.67%

1/2T: 92.00%

2B: 98.67%

3CD: 91.00%

3/4MT: 94.19%

4B: 95.00%

5C: 94.31%

5/6C: 97.00%

6B: 95.80%

Diary Dates

Monday 4th December – Year 4 Sporting challenge at St Wilfrid’s School
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Crafts  session 2- 3pm for Years 3,4,5 & 6 – parents invited
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Jumper Day
Thursday 7th December – Christmas Lunch day
Friday 8th December – Christmas Fair PTA 3.15-5.15pm
Monday 11th December – Year 3 Christmas Sporting challenge at St Wilfrid’s
Wednesday 13th December – 10am Reception Nativity performance
Wednesday 13th December – Years 1 and 2 Nativity performance 2.15pm
Thursday 14th December – Years 1 and 2 Nativity performance 9.30am
Thursday 14th December Reception Nativity performance 2.15pm
Monday 18th December – KS2 Carol Service 2.15pm
Tuesday 19th December – last day of term, school closes at 3.15pm

Safeguarding Updates

PACE – Parents Awareness Session
Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE) are holding a number of Parents Awareness sessions designed to help parents/carers:

– Learn how children are groomed online

– Develop  understanding of behaviours of exploited children

– Develop  understanding about what child exploitation is

– Understand the signs of child exploitation

For more information please click here

Available course dates and times:

– Wednesday 17th January 2024, 10:00am – 12:30pm

– Wednesday 6th March 2024, 10:00am – 12:30pm (SEND)

 

General Updates

Breakfast Club

If you are arriving after school staff  have opened the gate at 8am for breakfast club, please could parents ensure that they accompany their child to the office when dropping them off for breakfast club. Please do not leave your child to come through the gate alone when staff are not there to receive them.  This is for safety as the car park is busy at this time with staff arriving and parents should wait to ensure their child is met by a member of staff.

Christmas Crafts – parents invited  – Thursday 7th December – Years 3, 4, 5, 6 

Parents of children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 on Thursday 7th December (2 -3pm) to do some Christmas crafting activities with their child. We kindly request a £1 donation for each child to contribute towards the crafting resources. Please login to your child’s School Money account on www.eduspot.co.uk to make the payment. All children will be participating in the crafting activities regardless of whether their parent can attend or not, so the donation is requested for every child please. We would look forward to seeing you for some Christmas fun.

 

Christmas Nativities – Reception, Year 1 and 2 – 13th and 14th December

As advertised on Class Dojo, please ensure you book your tickets for the Nativity plays for children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 only.
You will be able to book x2 tickets per child per day ONLY. Tickets are FREE.
We will hold a raffle on the day so please bring cash if you would like to enter. By entering the raffle it allows school to keep the cost of the nativity free and helps raise funds for school equipment.
Please visit the link to book – www.ticketsource.co.uk/staustinsDoors will open 15 minutes before the showing, please make sure that you have your tickets available on the day (with the QR code) and arrive on time. Entry may be refused if you show up late.
For health and safety reasons you will only be able to enter the show if you have booked a ticket.

 

Attendance

LATES – As the weather continues to be cold, wet or icy, this can cause increased traffic on the roads. Parents are advised to allow extra time each day to get to school by setting off earlier to avoid being late. Poor weather conditions does result in drivers travelling more cautiously, therefore slower; choosing to drive rather than walk and extra time needed to de – ice vehicles. It is very important that children do still arrive to school on time. Please do bear in mind how the weather can impact your journey time and adjust your departure from home time accordingly.

PTA News

CHRISTMAS FAIR THIS FRIDAY 8TH DECEMBER 3.15- 5.15PM
The Christmas Fair is THIS WEEK! Please come along to join in the festive fun! There will be Christmas themed games, sweet treats, Christmas gifts, toys and the chance to see the man himself, Father Christmas!
This year BOTH of the halls will be used so we can offer even more festive fun than last year. Each hall has different stalls so please do take the time to visit them both. Parents are advised to collect their children as usual at the end of the day then to re enter school for the fair via the School Office only please. All children attending the fair should be accompanied by an adult and are the responsibility of parents/ carers and not school staff whilst at the fair.
KEY STAGE ONE HALL                                         
Traditional Afternoon Tea Company
Toy Stall
Sweet Stall
Face Painting
Bottle & Gift Tombola
Handmade crafts & gifts independent traders
Guess the Name of Teddy
Guess weight of cake
Snowman pairs game
Snowman Cups game
Money tree game
Children’s crafting – gift bags

                                                          SANTA’s GROTTO – Outdoors between the two halls
 

                                                        KEY STAGE TWO HALL


Cakes and refreshments
Santa Cookie Game
Snowman Nose game
Chocolate Tombola
Crafts & Gifts Stall – Independent traders
PTA Craft Stall
Gingerbread decorating stall
Festive Human Fruit Machine game
Hot Dogs and other hot food (Science room)
Parents can pre order hot dogs via your child’s School Money account and visiting the ‘Shop’ section. Simply add to your basket the number of hotdogs you would like (halal and vegetarian available), checkout and pay. You can then collect your prepaid food from the Science room

Extra-Curricular Activities

If your child in involved in clubs or sports teams outside of school and you would like your child’s efforts to be recognized by our school community, please email a brief description and a photo to: admin@sa.bkcat.co.uk.

 

 

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