Weekly Blog Friday 25th November 2022
Weekly Blog Friday 25th November 2022

Weekly Blog Friday 25th November 2022

Posted in Whole school news on Friday, 25th November 2022


Please see below for our class attendance for this week.

This week, Mrs Pickersgill/Mrs Walker's class had the highest attendance percentage with 96.50%.  Well done Year 5/6B!

Nursery - 90.44%

Reception - 92.69%

Mrs Davies (1/2A) - 93.21%

Miss Cruickshanks (1/2B) - 92.47%

Mrs Birkinshaw/Mrs Taylor (1/2C) - 95.86%

Mrs Wood (3/4A) - 93.78%

Mrs Perry (3/4B) - 95.66%

Miss Dunn (5/6A) - 93.45%

Mrs Pickersgill/Mrs Walker (5/6B) - 96.50%

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:


Patrick for trying really hard in Read, Write Inc and being a superstar on the carpet!

Connor for super listening and great work in Read, Write, Inc.

1/2A Mrs Davies

Libby for trying really hard with all her work, especially her reading in RWI.

Jesse-James for amazing work reading the time and for always making Mrs Bowser smile when he reads with her.

1/2B Miss Cruickshanks

Maddison D for being kind, thoughtful and caring to her classmates by asking if they are ok and supporting them daily.

Jenson for his positive attitude in phonics. The improvement in Jenson’s blending this week has been fantastic. I am so proud of you.

1/2C Mrs Birkinshaw/Mrs Taylor

Martha for really working and trying hard with a smile on her face! Starting to enjoy working collaboratively with others.

Olive for always trying hard, completing her work and for giving all pieces of work 100%.

3/4A Mrs Wood

Lily P - Lily has really pushed herself this week and tried very hard in all of the lessons but particularly in writing. Lily was really proud of her writing!

Frankie - Frankie works hard and challenges himself in every lesson. He has worked so hard to improve the presentation of all of his work!

3/4B Mrs Perry

Vinnie for huge effort in English and Maths. Impressing all adults with his understanding and pushing himself to reach and succeed with the challenges he is set.

Jack P for showing good understanding in English - retrieving information from the text and making excellent choices during the modelled write for Oliver Twist.

5/6A Miss Dunn

Scarlett - Scarlett is an excellent role model to others in the class. She works exceptionally hard every day and in every lesson. Scarlett is an accomplished writer and has produced an incredible piece of writing this week which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. She shares her skills with others and works collaboratively when supporting other children with improving their own writing.

Betsy - Betsy acts as a positive role model for the other children in the class. She supports other children with their learning and shares her expertise with others. Betsy is an accomplished writer who always produces imaginative, thought-provoking pieces that are a joy to read. She strives for continual improvement in her work.

5/6B Mrs Pickersgill/Mrs Walker

Zak B - for being sincere and showing empathy to others. He always handles himself in a mature manner and is an excellent role model for his peers.

Aimee - Aimee always follows the class/school rules and is a fantastic role model for her peers. She demonstrates increasing confidence in new and unfamiliar situations.

Children In Need donations

Thank you to everyone who donated last Friday for Children in Need. We collected £134.85, which is brilliant - thank you so much. If you would still like to make a donation, the link below will stay open until next Friday, 2nd December.


Christmas Swap Shop - donations by Monday 28th November please

As you are aware, our PTA will be holding a Christmas Swap Shop after school next Friday 2nd December. Please see the poster below for further details. 

If you have any Christmas jumpers, Christmas pyjamas or Christmas bedding that you no longer use and would like to donate it to the Swap Shop, please bring these to the school office by Monday 28th November.

Collection week for Bassetlaw Food Bank next week

From Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December, we would like to ask parents/carers if you would be willing to donate food items etc for Bassetlaw Food Bank. They were overwhelmed by the donations for the Harvest Festival and wanted to thank everyone who donated for their kindness. 

We appreciate that in the current climate, it might not be possible to donate anything but if you are able to make a donation could you please bring your items to the school office between Monday 28th November and Friday 2nd December. All items donated will then be taken to Bassetlaw Food Bank for distribution.  

We have provided a list below of the items which the Food Bank are in need of at the moment; however, they will be extremely grateful for any donations received.

  • ⁠Squash
  • Sugar
  • Long life milk
  • Jam
  • Rice pudding
  • Custard
  • Cereal
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Shampoo or Shower gel
  • Female deodorant
  • Bleach
  • Washing up liquid
  • Disinfectant
  • Wet dog food
  • Dry cat food

Individual/Sibling photos

We have had a delivery of individual/sibling photos this afternoon. We are just checking with Tempest that we have received them all and then these will be sent out at the beginning of next week.

Dance Club Performances

As advised earlier this week, our KS1 and KS2 dance clubs would like to invite their parents/carers to a dance performance as follows:

KS1 Dance Club (Years 1&2) - Monday 5th December at 3.40pm

KS2 Dance Club (Years 3-6) - Wednesday 7th December at 3.40pm

The children will perform the dance routine they have learned.

We really hope their parents/carers can make it. Please come to the school office to sign in and we will direct you to the lower hall where the performances will take place. 

Christmas Service Monday 12th December

We will be going to St Nicholas' Church for our Christmas Service on the morning of Monday 12th December. The staff and children from Years 1 to 6 will be walking to the church, setting off from school that morning straight after the class registers have been taken. 

If you would like to join us and walk to the church and back with the children, please let school know by next Friday, 2nd December at the latest.

If you bring your child to school, please let your child's class teacher know that you are available to join us. Otherwise, please ring the school office on 01302 710721 or email admin@bawtrymayflower.doncaster.sch.uk to let us know you are available. 

If you are walking with us, please come to the school office once your child is in their class on Monday 12th December.

Wraparound childcare after Christmas

As you were aware, we were looking into alternative provision for our breakfast and after-school childcare options. I am pleased to inform you that beginning straight after Christmas, this wrap around care will now be run by Hoglets Day Care.

This will continue to be run in our school hall, and the times for drop off and collection will be the same as they have been previously. I am also pleased to inform you that the staff that have worked for Making Friends will transfer over too, meaning they will be a familiar face for the children attending.

After meeting with the owner, discussions around costings will mean more flexibility around later drops off and earlier collections where needed.

Booking packs and further information is available by emailing hogletsbawtry@hotmail.com 

News from Year 1/2

In KS1 this week the children have been learning to tell the time, here are some pictures of one group of children who mastered o'clock and half past. We really enjoyed drawing the minutes and hour hands on our very own clocks.

News from Year 3/4

Our Year 3/4 children went on their visit to Cresswell Crags today. They were incredibly well behaved and this was commented on by the Creswell Crags staff. The children learnt about what life would be like to live in cave. They also took part in some shelter building and attempted to make fire. They were geologists and learnt about the different types of rocks, grouped them according to their properties and identified which stones would have been used in the prehistoric times.

Mrs Wood is the supreme spear throwing champion as witnessed by 18 children and 2 staff. She even threw the spear further than the Creswell Crags staff! 


Mae in Year 2 would like to share some news with everyone. She got her tap exam results back last weekend and she was awarded the highest possible grade for her age group. What a fantastic achievement Mae - you should be so proud of yourself!

Is your child interested in joining Bawtry Juniors?

Cost of living event 9th December

Please see below regarding a cost of living event which has been organised by Nick Fletcher MP and his team. There will be a wealth of information available to residents of the local area regarding energy bills, debt and other key issues families are facing this winter.

School lunch menu for week commencing 28th 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.


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

Monday 21st November - after school club letters coming out for Year 1 to Year 6 for clubs starting after Christmas

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

Wednesday 23rd November 3pm - deadline for after school reply slips to be back in school

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

Monday 28th November - deadline for Christmas Swap Shop items to be brought to school

Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December - collection week for Bassetlaw food bank

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

Friday 2nd December - Maths workshop for Year 1&2 parents/carers 2.15pm to 3pm

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

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

Monday 5th December - Key Stage 1 dance club performance 3.40pm

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

Wednesday 7th December - Key Stage 2 dance club performance 3.40pm

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

Friday 9th December - Phonics workshop for Foundation stage and Year 1/2 parents/carers 2.15pm to 3pm

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

Monday 12th December - Christmas church service at St Nicholas' church - leaving school after morning registers

Tuesday 13th December - Bag2School clothing collection

Tuesday 13th December - Nursery/Reception craft morning 9am to 10am

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

Tuesday 17th January - whole school drumming workshops

Friday 20th January - Planetarium in school - Year 1/2

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

Monday 1st May - bank holiday - school is closed to pupils

Monday 8th May - bank holiday for the King's coronation - school is closed to pupils

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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