September 13th Newsletter

Extra-curricular Clubs

Extra-curricular clubs will begin next week.  I am aware that there are some parents who are disappointed by the fact that their child was not able to attend the club of their choice due to the places being taken very quickly.  Drama was, as expected, very popular and Miss Shepherd has agreed to swap groups after half term so any children who did miss out can take part in the Drama Club after the half term break.  This does of course mean that those children who did manage to book on, will only have 6 sessions.

I would like to remind parents that teachers volunteer their time for these clubs and usually run them without additional adult support.  In order to ensure the clubs are enjoyed by all who take part and are manageable, we need to consider the number of children who attend.  Because there are pupils who have missed out on joining some clubs, there will be a zero tolerance approach towards behaviour and attitudes.  If a child’s behaviour does not meet our expectations, or they express a negative attitude towards attending the club, you will be informed and their place will become available for another child.

Mrs Erswell

Unfortunately, Mrs Erswell is unwell and will be absent for an extended period.  I will be teaching Class 2 full time next week to provide the pupils with continuity and stable routines whilst they are still settling in. I will update you as soon as anything changes.


I have been alerted to some concerns about parent parking and driving during the drop off and pick up times.  Please can I remind you to park sensibly and be considerate of our neighbours.  Parents should not be parking or turning in the School Terrace area.  Not only is this designated for School Terrace residents only but, if reversing to turn your car or drop off a child, there is a very real chance that you could injure a pupil as this is where they pass if walking up the path to school. 

We have always been concerned about the fact that the main road has a speed limit of 30mph and, after a great deal of pestering, we managed to get the flashing lights and advisory speed sign.  I am aware there have been some issues with the lights and would like to thank one of our grandparents, Ms Sue Bennett, for seeking support from a local councilor to help us get the issue rectified as well as having our concerns around speeding cars in the village highlighted in the local media.    

Thank you

You may have noticed the wonderful new plants we have outside school.  We were very lucky to have Harry and Oliver Mayou come to school at the end of the summer break and they spent a lot of time and effort to replace the plants and pots outside the main entrance.  We think they have massively improved this area and we are very grateful to them.  Thank you so much!

Diary Dates

These are useful dates for your diary that will be added to each week.  More information about each event will be provided nearer the time. New dates are highlighted, changes to any date/time are in red.

Date Event
02-10-19 Jester 4 Jesus Assembly
04-10-19 Harvest presentation @ St Peter’s Church, 1:30pm
15-10-19 Harvest Tea for Grandparents
17-09-19 Tapestry information evening, 3:30-4:00pm, Reception parents
18-09-19 Cat Bells class visit to Safari Zoo, 10am to 3:30pm
18-10-19 Finish for half term break
28-10-19 Return to school
09-11-19 UlverSTEM event @ Coronation Hall, 9-4pm, selected pupils
27-11-19 Year 5 and Year 6 visiting Windermere School
04-12-19 Jester 4 Jesus Assembly
09-12-19 Nasal Flu vaccinations, KS1 pupils
20-12-19 Finish for Christmas break