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Friday 9th December 2016


Dear Parents,

Christmas Performance Congratulations

Well done to everyone for the fantastic performances of our whole school nativity ‘Superstar’ this week. Thank you to all our parents and staff for supporting the children so well and for their wonderful singing, dancing and acting. All our children really were ‘superstars’. There will photographs taken at the dress rehearsal on our website shortly.

Special Mentions Assembly

The last Special Mentions Assembly of this term will be on Friday 9th December

Last Day Carol Service in St Mary’s Church 2pm

You are all welcome to join us at 2pm next week in St Mary’s Church for our last day Carol Service. The children will then return to school and school will finish at 3pm.

Friends of the School Christmas Raffle and Refreshments

A huge thank you to Friends of the School who organised our Christmas raffle and performance refreshments. Thank you also for the generous donations to the raffle and for supporting with buying tickets. The money raised will be used to directly support and enhance learning for our children in school.

Giving to others at Christmas

Thank you also to Friends of the School who have helped us to organise our ‘reverse’ Advent Calendar. Each morning in our assembly we are opening our advent calendars and adding items to a hamper which will be donated by the school to the Foodbank at Richmond on the last day of term.

Christmas Parties next week

We ask that you help us with our parties (see dates below) by making a contribution of party food. Class 1 and 2 parents please sign the list in the office entrance area (or phone school) to indicate what you can bring.

Class 3 and 4 children please can boys bring some savoury food to share and girls bring sweet/dessert food to share.

You do not need to send large quantities of food as it is mid-afternoon party snack at about 2.30pm. Children will have lunch as normal at 12 noon.

Remember to name your boxes and tins if you would like them returning afterwards.

The children come to school in their uniform on the day of their party and bring some clothes to change into for their party in the afternoon.

Parish and Community news

Posada – Mary and Joseph figures. Our Posada bag is continuing its journey around our homes. Thank you for returning the bags to school each day. If you have the bag on a Friday please keep it for the weekend.

Rural Challenge Club

This will continue on Thursday and Friday mornings until Friday 16th December.

There will be no Fruity Friday on the last day of term, Friday 16th December


Holiday Sewing Club with Mrs Marshall

Christmas Holiday sewing Club will be on Tuesday 20th December 10-2pm. Children will be making an animal themed hot water bottle cover. Cost is £15, suitable for ages 6-10 years.

Thursday 22nd December 10-2pm for ages 10 upwards. Children will be working on a recycling project making a bag from old jeans. Cost £15. Contact or 01748 810824



Date reminders to the end of term

Tuesday 13th December                    Classes 1 and 2 Party pm and visit from Santa

Wednesday 14th December              Classes 3 and 4 Party pm

Thursday 15th December                   Christmas Lunch


Friday 16th December                        Carol Service in St Mary’s Church 2pm and early finish 3pm. All welcome.


St Mary’s Church Crib Service on Saturday 24th December, Christmas Eve at 1pm.


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


Yours sincerely,



Nicola Dobson


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