Newsletter, 16th Dec

Dear Parents

This will be the last newsletter of the term. School closes at 1:30 after the party lunch on Wednesday next week and reopens on Monday 9th January.


All sports clubs will resume the first week back.

Monday will be kick boxing; we now have enough infant children signed up to run this as an infant only club. Thank you.
Guitar will resume on Monday 16th January, there are spaces for anyone from Year 2 and above who would like to start taking guitar lessons. The cost for these lessons is £6 per week.


Christingle Candles

Christingle Candles – have gone home this week, please see list below for Christingle services.



Christmas Choir Competition Winners

Congratulations to our choir who won the Altham Parish Christmas Choir competition last Saturday, we are very proud of you. Thank you also to all the parents who attended the event and to Mrs Bellard and Mrs Barber for preparing the children so well.


Churches together Service

Thank you to all the children and their families who attended the Churches Together Service at St. Mary’s Church yesterday evening.


Save the Children

Christmas jumper day – thank you we raised £72.50.


Next week

  • Monday & Tuesday 19th & 20th December 1:45pm start – Christmas play, Silent Night. There will be raffle at each performance.
  • Wednesday 21st December – Children do not need to wear their school uniform on this day. Breakfast with Santa 8:15am Christmas party and early closure at 1:30pm.

Please see overleaf for time of Church Services for the next couple of weeks. It only remains for me to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.


Yours sincerely
Mrs Carol Woods


Notices from the Church

Church Services

There are lots of opportunities to “get to the heart of Christmas” over the next couple of weeks. You would be very welcome at any of our local church services, including:

St James, Altham

  • Sunday 18th December Service of nine lessons and carols at 4.00 pm
  • Sunday 25th December  Christmas Day Benefice Holy Communion at 10.00 am
  • Sunday 8th January  Epiphany 1 Family Communion at 9:30am
  • Sunday 15th January  Epiphany 2 – Christingle 4pm


All Saints, Clayton-le-Moors

  •  Friday 16th December  Christingle at 6.30 pm
  • Saturday 24th December  Christmas Eve Crib Service 4pm
  • Saturday 24th Christmas Eve Holy Communion 11:30pm
  • Sunday 31st Benefice Holy Communion 11am