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ACORN 4 - 22nd October 2020

Staff Update

We are delighted to tell you that Mrs Sibley is expecting a baby. She will continue to teach her class until she commences her maternity leave.

Sadly, Mr Johnson is leaving us.  He will be taking up a new post as an assistant SEND caseworker.  We would like to say thank you to Mr Johnson who has been with us for 5 years and wish him all the very best in his new venture.  We will miss him.  



Contact Information

Please make sure that you keep us up to date with changes to telephone numbers, email addresses, house addresses, medical requirements and any other information that may be relevant for your child.  If you have any changes to make, please call into the office.  It is absolutely essential that we hold your correct information so we can make sure we are able to contact you in the case of an emergency. Thank you.


PE Clothing

Can we please remind you that on the days your child’s class has PE, they should come dressed in their PE kit.  Unfortunately, we have several children who are wearing character T-shirts, and colours other than our House colours. Uniform rules still apply on PE days and your child should wear a plain T-shirt which is the colour of their House team.  If they do not have the correct colour, then they should wear a plain white T-shirt. As the weather is getting cooler, please make sure your child has suitable PE clothing for outdoor wear. Thank you.



The Farm Kitchen

Over the last few weeks, we have experienced a few problems with some parents/carers who have not ordered a meal for their child.  The Farm Kitchen are currently operating a system whereby they release their menus for two weeks at a time.  Prior to lockdown, they released their menus for a whole term at a time. This is confusing many parents/carers, who think they have ordered meals for the whole term when in fact they have only ordered for two weeks.   Unfortunately, we are unable to provide meals for those children who have not ordered and so it has been necessary for us to contact parents/carers and ask them to bring in a meal for their child.  Can we please ask you to check your ordering of meals carefully and visit The Farm Kitchen’s site more often than you would normally do so in order to keep on top of the orders for your child.  Don’t forget that the ordering deadline is 3.00pm on the preceding Tuesday for the following week.



The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Just a reminder that we have poppy items for sale. You should call into the office to buy any items.  Please see the letter regarding this which was emailed to you on 21st October.  Please support this very worthy cause.  Thank you.



Reading Books

Can we please remind you to have a search at home to see if you still have any school reading books from last year.  We have a large number which have not been returned. Thank you. 


Flu Vaccinations

If you have not already registered your child for the flu vaccination, please do this as soon as possible.  If you need a further copy of the letter please contact the school office. The vaccinations will take place within school on 3rd December.



 Year 6 children – Transfer to Secondary School – September 2021

Please don’t forget to apply for a secondary school place for your Year 6 child.  An application has to be made for ALL year 6 children by the closing date of 31st October. The letter sent to you in September sets out all the information you need to apply for a place. If you need a further copy of the letter, please contact the school office.


We are sorry to mention it, but Christmas is just around the corner!!!  Understandably, things will be quite different within school this year – Reception children will not be able to perform their usual nativity for their parents/carers in the school hall, but we have plans for them to perform a virtual nativity via Zoom.  Unfortunately, we have to ask you NOT to bring Christmas cards into school for children and staff.  We are pleased to tell you that we still plan on putting up our Christmas tree in the hall. We will still be able to take part in the Christmas Jumper day on 11th December which raises money for Save the Children.  It is suggested that a donation of £2.00 is given for the privilege of wearing your Christmas jumper. All money raised will be donated to the charity. We will keep you informed of any other Christmas activities we plan to do with the children.


Is your child eligible for Pupil Premium Funding? This funding is available for children whose parents are in receipt of certain benefits.  It entitles your child to free meals during KS2, free milk, 50% discount on school trips (including residential trips), discounted music tuition, additional teaching support, and help with purchasing uniform and equipment.  If you think your child might be eligible, or if you would like further information, please call into the school office in confidence.



Tests - Advance Notice – The SATs tests will take place as follows :-          

Year 2 Puzzle Books - w/c 3rd May 2021

Year 6 SATs– w/c 10th May 2021

It is absolutely essential that all children are in school for these important tests.  Please do not arrange routine medical appointments for these weeks.  Thank you.


Wygate Foundation Nursery School currently have spaces available in their Playgroup.  Children must be 2 years of age.  If you would like further information please contact Mrs Rainsley on 07590 034490



Term Dates

Term 1           3rd September 2020 – 22nd October 2020

Term 2           2nd November 2020 – 17th December 2020

Term 3           4th January 2021 – 12th February 2021

Term 4           22nd February 2021 – 31st March 2021

Term 5           19th April 2021 – 28th May 2021

             (bank holiday Monday 3rd May 2021)

Term 6           7th June 2021 – 21st July 2021


The first date listed against each term is the first day of the new term and all children should be in school on this day.  The second date listed is the last day of term and again all children should be in school on this day.