Weekly Blog Friday 11th November 2022
Weekly Blog Friday 11th November 2022

Weekly Blog Friday 11th November 2022

Posted in Whole school news on Friday, 11th November 2022


Please see below for our class attendance for this week.

This week, Mrs Davies' class had the highest attendance percentage with 97.62% Well done 1/2A!

Nursery - 92.50%

Reception - 92.61%

Mrs Davies (1/2A) - 97.62%

Miss Cruickshanks (1/2B) - 96.19%

Mrs Birkinshaw/Mrs Taylor (1/2C) - 97.39%

Mrs Wood (3/4A) - 95.67%

Mrs Perry (3/4B) - 91.33%

Miss Dunn (5/6A) - 90.67%

Mrs Pickersgill/Mrs Walker (5/6B) - 96.55%

Stars of the week

Each week in our Friday Celebration Assembly, we celebrate our stars of the week. Each class teacher chooses 2 children from their class each week who have really impressed them. 

Here are this week's stars:


Hugo in Nursery for always being a really enthusiastic learner. He loves learning new things and making links in his learning.

Mia in Reception for trying really hard with her phonics.

1/2A Mrs Davies

Harry for being very kind and caring towards younger children.

Tommy for trying hard in all his work and for having a great attitude.

1/2B Miss Cruickshanks

Kiera S for her attitude to learning in writing and maths - superstar!

Edward for being respectful all day every day - you are a role model.

1/2C Mrs Birkinshaw/Mrs Taylor

Natalie for being really focussed and trying really hard with all her learning.

Olive for always smiling and trying really hard with her learning, especially in her reading group.

3/4A Mrs Wood

Alicia for working incredibly hard in every single lesson. For making lots of improvements with her spelling words.

Tee-Jay for working really hard and for trying his best. He is being respectful in class and has a very quick stop sign!

3/4B Mrs Perry

Piper for putting in amazing effort in all subjects, especially when learning compound sentences.

Oliver for being a superstar in maths by showing great learning behaviours. He received his badge for getting his name on all 3 parts of the recognition board - well done! 

5/6A Miss Dunn

Erin for always putting 100% effort into all she does. She practises things at home that she finds difficult without even being asked.

Maddie for being the most helpful person. She organises and helps other children - she even helps her teacher to remember things. She is very responsible and reliable.

5/6B Mrs Pickersgill/Mrs Walker

Charlie F for working really hard - he is always trying his best.

Leo for being a superstar with a bright smile who can improve his work with hard work and concentration.

Remembrance Assembly

Our Year 6 children led our whole-school Remembrance assembly this morning. They did an amazing job and provided some really thought-provoking information in their assembly. They were all really confident speakers and the poems they read really gave us a chance to reflect on what Remembrance day is all about. 

Thank you to those who have bought poppies etc this week to raise funds for the Royal British Legion. The money will be collected by one of their volunteers next week and we will share on a future blog how much we have raised as a school.

Christmas Art Project

The artwork for the Christmas art project has now been sent off to Xmas4Schools. Once the company has received the artwork and order forms, parents/carers will receive a text/email with their personal order code so you can then log in, place your orders, and make payment online directly with Xmas4Schools. There will be a short deadline to order items to ensure delivery in time for Christmas, so please ensure if you do wish to purchase anything that you do so as soon as you receive your order code from Xmas4Schools.

All products ordered will be delivered back to school and sent home with the children. We will let parents/carers know when the products are back in school and when they will be sent home with the children.

Individual & sibling photos

Tempest Photography has extended the deadline for parents/carers to be able to order the individual/sibling photos to be returned to school . Please see their message below.

Dear Parents/Carers,

Have you ordered your school photos yet? A polite reminder that the closing date for free delivery back to school is Sunday 20th November 2022. Order through the Tempest website using your unique link or visit www.tempest-orders.co.uk

If you need any assistance in ordering your photos, feel free to contact Tempest on 01736 751555 (option 3).

Many thanks

Tempest Photography

Job Opportunity

We have some vacancies for relief Midday Supervisors in school at the moment. Our Midday Supervisors are a vital part of our team and are responsible for the children over the lunchtime period. They are with the children when they are eating their meal and also supervise them on the playgrounds at lunchtime. The role is really rewarding. The relief Midday Supervisors would cover for absences etc so wouldn't be required to work every day of every week during term-time.

If you are interested in finding out more about these roles, please call in at the school office or ring us on 01302 710721.

Choir - Young Voices t-shirt and ticket orders

If your child attends our Choir after school club and you haven't yet returned the slip to order your child's t-shirt and Young Voices tickets (if applicable), please remember that the deadline to return the form is next Monday, 14th November. Payments for the tickets required need to be made on ParentPay by Monday 14th November please against payment item 'Young Voices tickets 2023'.

Children in Need donations

Next Friday 18th November, we would like the children to come in their normal clothes rather than their uniform please. We will be fundraising for Children in Need on this day. The donations this year can be made on ParentPay rather than sending cash into school; however, you don't need to log in to your child's ParentPay account to make your donation. If you would like to make a donation to Children in Need, please click on the following link to do so:


Please remember that there is no obligation to make a donation at all - all children can come to school in their normal clothes on Friday 18th November regardless of whether or not a donation is made. 

Applications for Reception places for September 2023

Applications for Reception places for September 2023 are now open. This applies to children whose birthdays fall on or between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019. 

Don't forget to submit your application before the closing date of 15th January 2023. If your child is currently in our Nursery, you will still need to make an application for their Reception place - they don't move up automatically from Nursery to Reception.

If you live in the Doncaster Council area, you can apply by visiting https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/school-admissions and clicking on 'Primary Admissions'. If you live outside of the Doncaster Council area, please contact your local School Admissions Team. 

The announcement date for places offered is 17th April 2023.

News from Foundation

This week, in Reception, we have been focussing on our name and number writing skills. You can see from these photos just how hard the children have been trying with this. They have enjoyed using their name cards and number tracks to help them.

There was also great excitement in the outdoor area when we found these carrots in our growing area. The children loved pulling them up out of the ground!

Football Fun!

School lunch menu for week commencing 14th November 2022

Please see below the lunch menu for next week.

Diary Dates

Please see below the diary dates for this school year. It may be that there are dates on here that involve your child that you haven't had any information for yet. Please don't worry, information will come out in plenty of time prior to the date concerned. Dates that have been added since last week's blog are shown in bold.


Monday 14th to Friday 18th November - Anti-Bullying Week

Thursday 17th November - Year 5/6 Speak Out Safe Safe NSPCC workshops

Friday 18th November - Children In Need dress down day

Sunday 20th November - deadline for orders with Tempest Photography of individual/sibling photos

Tuesday 22nd November - Flu vaccination catch up sessions (for children who were absent on 8th November)

Friday 25th November - Y3/4 visit to Cresswell Craggs

Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December - collection week for Bassetlaw Foodbank (further details to follow)

Wednesday 30th November - English Touring Opera in school performing Tutankhamun

Friday 2nd December - PTA Christmas Swap Shop 3.15pm to 4pm. Further details to follow

Monday 5th December - Nursery/Reception Nativity dress rehearsal 10.30am

Tuesday 6th December - Year 1/2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal 2pm

Thursday 8th December - Nursery/Reception Nativity performance 10.30am

Thursday 8th December - Year 1/2 Nativity performance 2pm

Thursday 8th December - PTA school disco - Foundation and KS1 3.45pm to 4.30pm, KS2 4.30pm to 5.15pm

Monday 12th to Friday 16th December - no after school clubs running this week

Tuesday 13th December - Bag2School clothing collection

Wednesday 14th December - Christmas Dinner Day

Wednesday 14th December - Carols round the tree after school

Thursday 15th December - PTA Christmas Shop during school time

Friday 16th December - Christmas Party Food Day

Friday 16th December - Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 16th December - last day at school before the Christmas holidays

Monday 19th December to Friday 30th December - Christmas holidays


Monday 2nd January - bank holiday - school closed

Tuesday 3rd January  - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Wednesday 4th January - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Thursday 5th January - first day back at school after Christmas holidays

Sunday 15th January - deadline for Reception applications for September 2023

Thursday 9th February - PTA The Great Teddy Bear Exchange (raising funds for FireFly). Further details to follow

Friday 10th February - last day at school before half term

Monday 13th February to Friday 17th February - half term

Monday 20th February - first day back at school after half term

Tuesday 28th February - Year 3/4 visit to Magna (change of date)

Friday 24th March - Bag2School clothing collection

Friday 31st March - last day at school before Easter holidays

Monday 3rd April to Friday 14th April - Easter holidays

Monday 17th April - first day back at school after Easter holidays

Thursday 25th May - last day at school before half term

Friday 26th May - Training Day - school is closed to pupils

Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd June - half term

Monday 5th June - first day back at school after half term

Thursday 8th + Friday 9th June - Y4 residential

Friday 9th June - Y3 Austerfield Trip

Wednesday 21st June 2023 - Big Talk in school (Parents meeting at (9:00a.m.)

Monday 26th - Wednesday 28th June - Year 6 residential to Caythorpe Court PGL

Tuesday 25th July - last day at school before summer holidays

Wednesday 26th July to Friday 1st September - summer holidays

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