Today is our first in school birthday parties where we are celebrating children’s birthdays and giving them an opportunity to celebrate with friends in the current climate. As previously communicated, this will be a monthly event to allow children to have a new form of normal during their birthday month. I have had some parents ask about bringing in cakes for children’s birthday, this is fine as long as the cakes are shop bought.
Wednesday 2nd December
Whole school Christingle service will be streamed through Teams and Facebook Live. All children will build their own Christingle in their classroom and then take part in the event at 2pm. We will be joined by Reverend Bateman who will share a prayer with us all. It was a really popular event last year and we encourage families to join in from home. If you are isolating at home please let us know if you would like resources, please email email@example.com.
Thursday 3RD DECEMBEr
Thursday next week is going to be a busy day in school and we would welcome your support in getting children involved.
- We are asking children (and adults) to come dressed in 80s themed dress. This is to support us in recording a Christmas treat for you all! Obviously with the absence of nativities and Christmas performances it means we are missing out on spreading Christmas cheer so we are currently working on a secret mission!
- Rudolph Run- this will take place on this day, it was an extremely positive event last year and sponsorship is for Barnsley Hospice. Sponsorship and donations can be made through Arbor which will open on 3rd December.
- Whole school science investigation- this will involve a mission sent by Santa. He requires our help to find him the perfect biscuit! I can’t wait to find out the results.
Current attendance for school, since September, is 96.6% which is incredibly positive although just below target. With positive attendance over the next 3 weeks we could get to 97% but it has to be a whole school effort! Historically, December has been the worst month for attendance so let’s go for gold and get to target!
Anyone who attends everyday from 1st December until Friday 18th December will be in for a chance of winning a Amazon Fire Tablet! We have 3 to give away to our 100% attendees, this includes those who are isolating who access online home learning every session. These devices will be wrapped and ready to collect on Friday 18th December after Smarty Pants assembly!
Wednesday 16th December