History Day

It was lovely to see the children (and staff!) in their History Day outfits yesterday. The children enjoyed learning the history of the Poppy and all about the wars. We are also delighted at the level of donations made through our sales of Poppy merchandise – thank you all.


Parents’ Evening

Reminder texts have been sent out with a link to book your virtual Parents’ Evening appointment which will be held on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th November (with the exception of Class RS which are being held on Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th November).

If you did not receive these texts, or are having any difficulties please call the School Office for assistance.


Anti-Bullying Week 2021 – ‘One Kind Word’

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On Monday 15th November we invite our pupils to come to school wearing odd socks. There’s a serious message behind the fun: let’s put on odd socks to show we’re ALL unique and different, and let’s be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality.

For more information about Anti-Bullying Week please click this link.


School Dinners

Please remember to book your child’s lunches (and pay if you do not receive free school meals) a week in advance. Just paying money into your ParentPay account does not book your child’s meals.

Christmas Dinner Notice

This year, our Christmas dinner day will be on Wednesday 8th December. If your child does not normally have a school meal but would like a Christmas dinner, please book (and pay for if you are not eligible for free school meals) on ParentPay by this weekend – after this date you will not be able to book the Christmas meal for your child due to ongoing supply difficulties.


School Photographs

If you wish to drop your photograph order into school (not online) these need to be brought to the office by the end of the school day on Monday (15th November) for them to be collected by Tempest. We cannot accept any envelopes after this day.

If you miss this cut-off date, your order can still be placed online.


Flu Vaccinations

The School Age Vaccination Team will be in school on Tuesday 16th November 2021, to give the nasal flu spray to all those pupils with parental consent.

The link to consent or decline is:  www.bthimmunisations.co.uk and you will need to enter the school code BP131070.  If you have not already done so, please complete this by this weekend. To give verbal consent, or if you have any queries, please call 01253 951984.


Children in NeedBBC Children In Need logo

We are going to have a non-uniform day to support Children in Need on Friday 19th November – please include ‘something spotty’ into your child’s outfit.

Please donate at www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/donate or through this link provided by ParentPay.

Please do not send any cash into school.


Reminders

Please do not send your child to school with nuts of any kind, this includes food containing nuts. This is very important as we have people in school with severe allergies. 

  • Children should come to school in appropriate footwear i.e. black school shoes (without laces if your child cannot tie their own laces) or black pumps on their PE days
  • If your child requires time off school for a holiday, family occasion etc please contact the school office who will provide you with an Absence Request Form, or for medical appointments the office should be provided with medical evidence – please do not place notes in your child’s bag as these do not always make it to the office
  • As our drinking fountains are unavailable, all children require a named bottle of drinking water for the classroom. If your child has a home packed lunch they need a separate drink (but please no glass drinking bottles or fizzy pop/fizzy water)
  • If your child is having a yoghurt for lunch please do not forget to pack them a spoon
  • All children should bring a coat/jacket every day as the weather is very changeable
  • Only stud earrings are acceptable within school
  • If your child is absent from school, please leave a voicemail on our school absence line. Please do not leave notes on Seesaw
  • Dogs are not to be brought onto school grounds, whether carried or not

COVID Symptoms Reminder

The most important symptoms of COVID-19 are recent onset of any of the following and a test must be obtained:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

The lower threshold symptoms are:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • sickness or diarrhoea
  • headache
  • a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes

Operation Encompass now operates throughout Lancashire police force. It helps police and schools work together to provide emotional and practical help to children. The system ensures that when police are called to an incident of domestic abuse, where there are children in the household who have experienced the domestic incident, the police will inform the school (Miss Manson) before the child or children arrive the following day. This ensures that the school has up to date relevant information about the child’s circumstances and can enable support to be given to the child.