Friday 10 December 2021

Weekly Newsletter - Friday 10th December

Headteacher: Mrs L Nicholls 


Dear Parents and Carers,

Christmas Concerts

A big thank you to all parents / carers who came along to support the children’s Christmas concerts this week. I am sure you will agree with me that all of the children sang brilliantly, danced beautifully and read and acted like true professionals. We hope that you enjoyed watching the concerts as much as we did. Well done to all pupils and staff involved. 


We wrote to all parents on Monday to inform you that we have had a small rise in positive Covid-19 cases in school. We are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. The school remains open and providing your child remains well and is not displaying symptoms of Covid-19 they can continue to attend school as normal. We will keep this under review. 

What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19
If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home and you should arrange a PCR test. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via 

Symptoms of COVID 19 

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of: 

• new continuous cough and/or 

• high temperature 

• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) 

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. 

If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from NHS 111 at 

How to stop the spread of COVID-19 

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19 


• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds 

• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available 

• wash your hands as soon as you get home 

• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 

• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards 

In school we will continue with our measures already in place and will continue to monitor closely with public health. 

Poppy Appeal 

Poppy sales for remembrance day raised £629.72. Thank you as always for your support. Every poppy sold makes a difference to the lives of our armed forces communities. 

School Nurse
Cathy Forrester, our school nurse is hosting her final parents drop in surgery of the Autumn term. Please pop into the school office from 8.30 am if you need to speak with Cathy or require any support or medical advice. 

Christmas Parties

There will be Festive Parties for children in Nursery, Reception and years 1-6 on Friday 17th December. You don’t need to send in party clothes or food. The pupils can wear their school uniform but they are very welcome to bring in a festive jumper (and headwear if you have it) to wear for the occasion.  We will also provide all the food for them too.

Final Day of Term: Friday 17th December

We finish school on Friday 17th December. School opens again on Wednesday 5th January 2022 – Breakfast Club at 7.45am – with the gates opening from 8.30am and breakfast bagels will be available in the classrooms. 

School Photographs 

School Photos Are Still Available!

If you haven't viewed your Child's school photo from this year yet, simply click on the link below to have the photo link sent to you directly

Or you can contact Carmel Jane Photography on 01277 822 674

Free postage still applies, and you have up until the 14th of December for Christmas delivery

After School Clubs 

Autumn term after school clubs will finish on 10th December.
Spring term after school clubs will start on Monday 10th January through to Friday 25th March. If you would like to apply for an after school club for your child please follow the link below. 

Spring Term After School Clubs

Please complete 1 form for each child by Sunday 12th December. 

Reception Applications - Deadline 15th January 2022

3 and 4 year old children will be starting school in September 2022. Children born between 01 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 will be starting at an infant or primary school Apply online between Wednesday 01 September 2021 and Saturday 15 January 2022 For school admissions information and to apply, go to

Spare Uniform
If you are having a clear out over the holidays and have uniform that no longer fits your children, we would love donations of school t-shirts, jumpers, skirts and trousers and particularly boys and girls socks. Many thanks. 

Christmas Dinner

Week beginning 13th December pupils have the opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinner in school. This will be served to different year groups on different days. This is so that pupils can eat their Christmas dinner in the hall and enjoy a festive experience. Due to the fact that the kitchen will be cooking over 200 Christmas dinners daily there will be a different menu for the rest of the school on their non Christmas dinner day please see below. 

Christmas dinner will be roast turkey with the trimmings and there is also a vegetarian option which is cranberry, butternut squash and vegetarian sausage puff. 

Tuesday 14th - Nursery pupils (30 hours), reception and year 6.

Wednesday 15th - Years 2,3 & 4

Thursday 16th - Years 1 & 5

Children can wear Christmas jumpers and headwear on their Christmas dinner day if they would like to. 

On your child's non Christmas dinner day the kitchen will be preparing a cold service consisting of tuna, cheese or ham baguettes. These will be ordered via sQuid as normal.
If your child is choosing to have school dinner please make sure that their sQuid account is topped up, the cost of a Christmas dinner is £2.30. The universal free school meal offer is still applicable for our KS1/EYFS pupils.

Havering Catering Services

Week beginning 13th December  is week 1 on the Havering catering services menu. All meals are served with unlimited salad and vegetables and cost £2.30. 

Please be reminded that your child’s sQuid account should be topped up at all times. We cannot provide dinners for pupils whose account exceeds a debt of £10. If you are experiencing difficulties please contact Mrs West in the school office who will be able to provide you with support and  assistance.  

Weekly Attendance  

KS1: 92%          KS2: 91% Overall:  91%

Congratulations to Rowan and Maple who top the attendance table this week.  

Awards and Certificates 

Due to the Christmas concerts this week. We have not been able to have our usual E for Excellence assemblies. However, we will be giving out E for Excellence awards, tracker certificates, spelling prizes next week and all of the usual awards before we break up.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Yours sincerely,


Mrs L Nicholls 


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