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BOOK WEEK

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We will be sending more information home after half term regarding book week.  The theme for book week is Hansel and Gretel and on World Book Day i.e. Thursday 1st March, children can come to school as a character from this book or if you prefer any book character they choose.  If your child already has a costume, for example, a pirate or mermaid costume which they brought in for the year 3 performance these could be worn again.

Please do not go to any expense and purchase a costume, I am sure there will be something in your child’s wardrobe, for example,  a dress and bow for Matilda, school pants tucked into socks with a bit of straw for the straw man in wizard of oz. A cloak or old sheet for a witch or a wizard.

 

SNACK AND LUNCH MONEY

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As you are aware snack is £1 and should be paid in advance on Monday mornings.  If you would like to pay for the whole term it would be £5.80, this will guarantee snack is ordered and available for your child every day.

Lunch money is £11.50 a week and should be paid in advance on Monday mornings.  If you would like to pay for the term it would be £66.70. We collect lunch money on behalf of the Local Authority and are obliged to inform them of any outstanding payments.

Please ensure any payments sent in to school are in separate envelopes with your child’s name, class, how much is enclosed and what the payment is for, clearly marked on the envelope.  Please be aware payments are sent to various people, bank accounts etc. Putting money together risks your child missing out on tickets, clubs etc. if they envelope has to be passed around to various people.

 

Please Read Me A Story!

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During book week we will be asking for volunteers to come in to school and read to the children.   We are also hoping if we have enough volunteers that we can continue this idea throughout the year.   You could read your favourite book to a small group of children, bring in some props to help children tell the story with you, or  let us pick the book for you to read if you prefer. The choice is yours!

A letter will be going home on the first day back after half term, and if you feel that you are able to come into school please complete the attached form and return to your child’s class teacher.

Thank you

Grape Alert!

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If you are sending grapes in for your child’s lunch/break can you please ensure they are at least cut in half lengthways, if not in quarters.  You may have seen in the news about grapes being a serious choking hazard for children.

The child Accident Prevention Trust says:

The size and shape of grapes means they can completely plug a child’s airway. And the tight seal produced by the grape’s smooth surface makes them difficult to dislodge with standard first aid techniques.

Young children are particularly vulnerable to choking on grapes because:

  • They don’t have a full set of teeth and are still learning to chew properly.
  • Their swallow reflex is still developing.
  • Their airway is very small.

It’s why we advise that grapes should be chopped in half lengthways and ideally in quarters.”

Please don’t take a chance!