Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you have had a lovely time with your friends and family.

Congratulations, Mrs. Omodara!

I received an unexpected call from Mrs. Omodara this morning, who told me the exciting news that she had a baby girl at 5.18 today (9 days early). As you know, Mrs. Omodara was still in work yesterday, so the baby was a lovely surprise to us all!

Welcome Mr. Thomas

Hopefully, you have had a chance to meet Mr. Thomas, who is teaching class 3 and 4 whilst Mrs. Omodara is on maternity leave. Mr. Thomas had the opportunity to work closely with Mrs. Omodara this week and has got to know the children in his class and the school, taking over the class fully from today.

A Visit to the Farm

Mrs. Squirrell took a group of children to the farm at Frances Bardsley Academy on Wednesday. The children had a lovely time and learnt lots about the animals. As part of the LIFE Academy trust, we will be involved withmore visits of this kind in the future.

Census Day Lunch

Next Thursday (17th January) is Census Day. As you know, our funding is affected by the number of children in school and having school lunches. Please, if at all possible, encourage your child to have school dinner on Thursday. The menu is: breaded chicken bites or vegetarian sausage roll, potato wedges, sweetcorn and peas, followed by sticky toffee pudding with custard. Salad is also available.

The school meal is free to all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and costs just £2.20 for children in Years 3-6.


Clubs begin on Monday. Please complete the form and pay on sQuid before your child attends. We will not be able to accept children on clubs if you have not done so. Children in after school care may take part in the appropriate clubs for their age group. Please ensure that you collect your child from clubs at 4pm.

Safe Driving and Parking

Those of us on duty at the front of the school in the mornings have noticed several parents driving onto the pavement, narrowly missing children and their parents. Please think carefully about who is around when you park your car and please do not obstruct the driveways of our neighbours or park on the bend before the school. Sadly, one of our neighbours reported that a parent was extremely rude to them when they asked them to move their car. This kind of behaviour is not only a bad example to the children, but damages the reputation of the school within the community.

Young Voices

Children in Years 3-6 will receive their Young Voices letters and forms today. Please return the forms as soon as possible.


Reception and 1 : 93.87% ; Class 2 : 100% ; Class 3 and 4 :98.21% ; Class 5 and 6 : 96.10%

Work of the Week

Reception/Year 1- Jake Allen-Moss, for excellent writing in phonics.

Class 2- Isabelle Mahoney, for her fabulous use of vocabulary in her Christmas story.

Class 3/4- Poppy Whitcombe, for good work in Topic this week on rivers.

Class 5/6- Zachary Teshola, for creative writing with advanced vocabulary and sentence structure.


Reception/Year 1- William Davis, for excellent effort when writing his name, Archie Ormes, for being helpful to his teacher and friends and Amna Varga, for being kind and understanding to her friends.

Class 2- Willow Snell, for being a good friend and helping others this week.

Class 3/4- Jack Webb, for perseverance with maths (area).

Class 5/6- Sapphire Hagon, for excellent Christmas holiday homework.


Well done to Miller Davis for his first class pass in his Kickboxing red belt. Congratulations to Harlee Hammonds-Johnson for completing his Stage 3 swimming.

Dates for the Diary

Termly Learning Conferences- Tuesday 26th February 2019


Mrs. Kathryn Waters



The Christian value we are learning about this term is ‘Forgiveness’