Friday 8 January 2021

Newsletter - Friday 8th January, 2021

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year 

I would like to wish a happy New Year to you all and I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing and restful break, as much as possible in these unusual circumstances. This year I have no doubt that our children will be stronger and more resilient. If they achieve all this they will be unstoppable and this will be their best, yet strangest year yet! 

Newsletters 2021
As you are aware we try to be as paperless as we possibly can as a school. We want to reduce our carbon footprint so that we can create a better environment for the future and our children. The weekly newsletter will continue to be available via the school blog (accessed via the school website), facebook and twitter. We also have an email, however, from now on we are going to use our new system and email all parents a copy of the newsletter each week. Please ensure that we have your updated details to ensure that you receive it each week.
TOday is a test run, keep your fingers crossed that it works! 

Remote Learning 

We believe that everyone has made a fantastic start to remote learning. I know that we have been here before, but we have taken feedback on board, researched what other schools are providing and have made amendments to our remote learning offer. You will have noticed this week that there have been online teaching sessions and some 1:1 reading sessions taking place. We appreciate your patience as our staff navigate their way through this and learn new skills also. Just as we appreciate your support with this. I have no doubt that the pupils have enjoyed meeting virtually with their friends and teachers and we hope that this motivates them in their learning journey. 

We know and totally understand that many of you will be feeling overwhelmed by everything that’s happening and we want you to know that we feel the same. But, together we are stronger. If we all work together we can support our children through this difficult time. Look after them, look after yourself and look after each other. 

If you are having difficulties accessing any of the remote learning please contact your child’s class teachers via the following email addresses;

If you have enquiries regarding free school meals please contact the school office;

Critical Worker & Vulnerable Pupils In School 

For pupils who are still attending school, I would like to remind these parents that the same arrangements are in place as last term. If your child or anyone in your household develops symptoms of Covid-19 eg, a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change to taste or smell then you must inform us immediately, stay at home and book a test. Please let us know as soon as you receive the results of the test. 

Reception Admissions September 2021

If your child is looking to join our school in Reception 2021  it is vital that you get your application completed by 15th January 2021 or it is likely you will miss out. Last year we had over 190 applications for just 90 places. Even as a three form entry school, we have more expressions of interest than we have places – YOU MUST APPLY! Attending our Nursery will have no impact on your application. Many parents mistakenly believe that a place in the Nursery = a place in Reception… it doesn’t!

Learning League

Obviously, at the moment we cannot calculate attendance so instead we are going to change the attendance league to the learning league. Each week we will announce which year group has been the most active on google classroom, they will be awarded full marks and shoot to the top of the learning league table. Make sure that you are tuning into those google meets and turning in your assignments to ensure that your year group is at the top of the league table. When we return to school the year groups at the top of the league table will earn themselves a reward. This week congratulations to;

EYFS & KS1: Year 2          KS2: Year 4

E for Excellence Winners

These wonderful children have demonstrated excellence this week.


Ronnie and Manha 


































Alex M






Certificate of Presentation

The following children have been recognised for the beautifully presented work in their books. They clearly take pride in all that they do and are doing their best in every lesson. 

Hollie, Larissa, Jason, Lewis

Star Writers

These children have been awarded a star writer certificate and golden pencil in recognition of their excellent writing, use of powerful vocabulary and sophisticated writing  techniques.  

Freddie S, Ollie,Anish, Aida, Louisa, Thomas, Sonny, Srinika, Jj, Tianna-Louise, Ibukun, Tyler, David, Shaun, Riley, Evie, Leo, Isreal

Learning Power Awards

These are the key skills that our children will need to learn effectively in class and to be successful later in life. 


These children have shown interdependence, collaborated effectively, listened to others, displayed empathy and have imitated effective  ideas and methods from others. 

Tim, Fariha, Elliott


These pupils have planned carefully, revised ideas, identified key features and can talk about their learning. 

Summer, Adarsh, Hannah, Chelsea, Harry, Zac,


These children have demonstrated perseverance, managed distractions, noticed patterns and been absorbed in their tasks. 

Ameerah, Miraz, Billy, Bruno, Layla-Rose, Ruby, Liam, James, Emmy, Ite, Lorena, Faizah, Zachary, Ellie, Lottie, Daniel, Adrian M., Lukas,  Safiyyah, Kiera


These pupils have been curious about learning, made links between ideas, shown imagination, reasoned methodically and capitalised on resources. 

Bobby, Thomas, Laynie-Rae,  Edward, Tavia, Aarna, Naz

I hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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