School Newsletter 9 – 2018/19

Dear Parents/ Carers


Parent Questionnaires
Once again we have been seeking your views about how we are doing through the Parent Questionnaire. These were available at parents’ evenings either on your child’s book or handed to you by the class teacher. If you didn’t receive a questionnaire, please ask at Reception or email in. Many thanks to those of you who did complete and return your questionnaires. They are looking very positive.


You can also go on-line at Parent View and complete the Ofsted questionnaire. I would like to encourage you to do so as Ofsted will be looking at this before our next Ofsted. Follow the link to register and complete the questionnaire.


Indoor shoes
Hopefully as we approach the summer term we are going to see an improvement in the weather. Could you ensure that your child (KS2) has a pair of indoor shoes that are still wearable for the summer term. The children will be able to use the field as the weather warms and dries which tends to bring in a lot of debris. Indoor shoes help keep the learning environment clean.


Water bottles
Likewise, with the warming of the weather the children do drink more. Please ensure that your child(ren) has a school water bottle in school every day. These can be purchased for £1 from the school office if you need a replacement for the free one given in September.


Summer Uniform
Summer uniform may be worn after Easter. This consists of:
Boys – Grey tailored shorts/ trousers, short sleeved white shirt with red tie or white polo shirt, black shoes, red V-neck jumper. (No sweatshirts please)
Girls – Red and white checked school summer dress, or grey skirt with short sleeved white shirt and red tie or white polo shirt. Red V–neck cardigan/ jumper, black shoes and plain white socks
Please ensure that school dresses are all checked (no white tops).


Nursery Applications
Nursery applications will be processed for the next academic school year 2019-20 during May 19. Children are able to start Nursery the term after their third birthday and are admitted in accordance with the school’s Nursery Admissions Policy which can be found on the school website. Letters will then be sent out in the post offering a place which will need to be confirmed with school by a given date.


If you, or anyone you know, hasn’t yet completed a School Information Form for Nursery please contact the school office as soon as possible.


Y6 Netball
The Y6 Netball team are to be congratulated on winning the Wakefield Schools netball competition earlier this term. They will now go on to the West Yorkshire schools competition in July. We wish them success at this event.


Becket’s Y6 transition
Becket’s have confirmed that their transition days for Y6 pupils will be Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019.


Dolce Dinners
Dolce have advised they will be going cashless from the end of May, meaning all payments for school lunches must then be made by either direct debit, or by card payment direct to Dolce. There will no longer be the option to pay by cash or cheque at school. More information to follow.


Best wishes

Mrs Rush




Friday 12th April – Stations of the Cross service led by Y6 in church @ 2pm. All welcome.

Monday 29th April – School re-opens for all.

Monday 6th May – school closed for May Day Bank Holiday
Thursday 9th May – Charity Event at St Joseph’s Castleford – 2 x Y5s.
Friday 10th May – Y4 Athletics @ St Wilfrid’s.

W/C 13th May – Y6 SATs week
Friday 17th May – Governor’s morning in school

Tuesday 21st May – Y6 Mixed Cricket @ St Wilfrid’s 4-6pm
Wednesday 22nd May – Class 4 Countryside Live
Friday 24th May – Good Shepherd Appeal @ St Anne’s Cathedral – 3/4x Mini Vinnies
Friday 24th May – School closes for Spring Bank holiday

Monday 3rd June – School closed for pupils– staff training day
Tuesday 4th June – School re-opens
Wednesday 5th June – French Day

Monday 10th June – Class 5 Lightwater Valley trip

Tuesday 18th June – Eden’s Forest Outdoor Learning Day in school
Tuesday 18th June – Y5/6 mixed rounders @ St Wilfrid’s – 4-5.30pm
Thursday 20th June – St Ignatius Celebration Day
Friday 21st June – Y6 Swimming Gala @ St Wilfrid’s

Monday 24thJune–Sports Day (weather permitting) Nursery/KS1 9.15am, KS2 10.30am

Monday 1st July – West Yorkshire Games – Y6 Netball finalists
Tuesday 2nd July – Y6 transition day @ Horbury
Tuesday 2nd July – BKCAT Singing Festival @ Ss Peter & Paul’s
Wednesday 3rd July – Y6 Road Safety
Thursday 4th/Friday 5th July – Y6 transition days at Beckets and Ossett Academy
Saturday 6th July – Garden Party

Monday 8th July – Nursery & Y1-Y5 Reports to parents
Wednesday 10th July – Y6 Reports to parents
Wednesday 10th July – in school transition morning (Nursery – Y5)
Thursday 11th July – Beauty & the Beast – Y6 supported by Choir @ 2pm and 5.30pm in the Parish Centre (TBC)

Wednesday 17th July – Leavers’ Mass @ 9.30am (TBC). All welcome
Thursday 18th July – Leavers’ Assembly @ 9.15am. All welcome
Friday 19th July – School closes for summer break

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