Newsletter, 26 Feb

Dear Parents

Building Learning Power (BLP)

Next week the word of the week will be questioning.
Next week we will be on week 2 on the menu sheets


Bag 2 School

Thank you for all who donated bags, there was approximately 280 kilos. The gentleman that collected them was very pleased and said an average collection is 250 kilos, so for a small school we have done really well. The bags have been taken back to the depot for sorting and we will receive a cheque in due course for the school council.


Tuesdays in Lent

Reminder – school will meet at church for our series of Lent Services. There will be a member of staff at the church gates to meet the children and supervise them from 8.50am. Please do not deliver your children to school as there will be no one there on Tuesdays. After the brief service, we will walk the children back to school for normal lessons. You are more than welcome to attend these services, and the church is kindly offering tea, coffee and biscuits after the children have left to any parents who attend.
There will be different arrangements for the week commencing 21st March as there will be no Tuesday service this week. On Thursday 24 th March, at 2:15, there will be an Easter service in church to which family and friends are welcome. Children then need to be picked up from church. Thank you.


Open the book

Members of the open the book team provided tea and coffee for parents in the school playground before school on Thursday and then everyone was invited into school to watch their assembly. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend. The open the book team come into school every month to act out bible stories and the children really enjoy and learn so much from these assemblies.


Nepal Talk

On Tuesday Helen and Philip Cox, from our church congregation, visited school to share with the children their experiences of visiting and working with a village school in Nepal. This was a great opportunity for the children to find out about another culture and they listened and responded beautifully.


Oakhill Football Match

Thank you to all who came along and supported the match at Oakhill on Wednesday. Our children all really enjoyed it and we wish to say a big thank you to our coach Rob for organising the match.


Junior Walk

Next Wednesday is the junior walk along the River Calder. Your child should have brought home a separate letter regarding this. Please ensure your child has a warm coat and appropriate footwear.

Open Leter


Hit The Target Sponsor Forms

Accrington Stanley are coming in on Monday 29 th February to give out the certificates and prizes.. Please ensure your sponsor forms and payments are in school if you have not already returned them.
Thank you.


World Book Day

World Book Day is next Thursday March 3rd, we will be dressing up as our favourite book character on this day. Please do not go to any expense with costumes. The scholastic leaftets have been sent home this week, attached to the front of each is a world book day token. This token can be spent on books in the magazine or in most major book shops. Please return any orders along with payment by 11th March, in order for books to be here for the Easter break. Thank you.


Battery Collection

We have been advised that the next collection for the batteries will be between 1st and 24th March. Please make sure you send in any batteries for recycling as soon as possible. We would really like to win another iPad for school. Thank you.


Advanced notice…..

  • Parent’s meeting 21st March 3:30-6:30.
  • Easter breakfast Thursday 24 th March.
  • Thursday 24th March 2:15- Easter service in church (family and friends welcome). Children to picked up from church.
  • Swimming for the juniors will start on Friday 15 th April.
  • In the Summer term we will be holding a Mad Hatters Tea Party to rasie funds for the British Heart Foundation, this replaces the coffee and cake afternoon that has been held for the last couple of years. The date will be confirmed nearer the time.
  • On Monday 11th April there will be NO jacket potato option on the school dinner.


Mrs C Woods