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Friday 13th January 2017


Dear Parents,


Our new Christian value ‘Hope’

The children have made an excellent start to the New Year and are focussing on doing their very best. They are looking forward to the challenges of their new topics in class and are working together to support and value everyone.

Clubs start next week

Club booking confirmation letters are in the children’s book bags tonight. The most popular clubs will be operating a waiting list system and we will change after half term. We have tried our best to give each child who made a request, at least one club. If you can help with any of our Clubs please have a word with me or the teacher concerned.

Class 1 and 2 Bowes Museum trip on Friday 20th January

Thank you for returning your consent slips for this visit. A reminder that children should wear uniform and need a packed lunch in a small back pack they can carry.

To help us make the most of the morning, please can your child come into school at 8.45am on Friday 20th January. The children will back in time for Special Mentions Assembly at 3pm.


Y6 SATs Club on Tuesday

This started on Tuesday 10th January and the children are to be commended for their enthusiasm. We hope that all of our Y6 children will be able to stay till 4.30pm to help them to prepare for their Year 6 tests.


Year 6 SATs week 2017 Monday 8th – Thursday 11th May


Please note date change: Year 6 SATs Parents Meeting is now Tuesday 24th January at 6pm. This is for parents of Year 6 children – please put the date in your diary and make it a priority.


BBC Bitesize Website for Y6 Revision


Planning ahead (with more details to follow later)

To help you plan as you start the New Year; our current Year 5 children will go on the residential to Marrick Priory in October 2017; the approximate cost is £240 which can be paid in instalments.

All our children from Year 1 upwards will have a course of swimming lessons with qualified pool instructors at Catterick Leisure Centre (block of 10) in the Summer Term 2017, for which we will need a weekly payment of approx. £3.00.

Diary Dates for this term

A full list of diary dates were sent home last week and are on our school website .This includes Class Assembly dates and Parent Teacher Consultation dates after half term.

Espresso Discovery Education website

This is an excellent educational website which all the children have access to at home and in school. It has resources for different ages across a wide range of topics. The children love the weekly news.

This is a curriculum resource not a learning platform so the log in is the same for everyone.

Username:  student 23945

Password:   bolton


A week’s notice for lunch changes

To help with ordering fresh food in the kitchen, please can you give a week’s notice if your child wishes to change lunch arrangements.

Collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers

These are being launched again on 25th January; please start collecting vouchers and bring them in to school. We have benefited from sports and cooking equipment and playground toys in the past.

Notification of school closure due to bad weather

If we need to close the school due to weather conditions we will text you on the mobile numbers we have and post a message on the school website. Please check your contact details are up to date.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.


Yours sincerely,




Nicola Dobson          

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