History Day

On Thursday 11th November we will be holding our whole school History Day ‘Remembering the War’. On this day the children learn about life and events during the World Wars and why we have Remembrance Day. As in previous years we would like all children to dress up in the style of either of the wars or in uniform/costume of the time.

Please do not feel that you have to BUY an outfit/costume for your child – you can make an outfit at home, for example you could dress them as a War Evacuee:

  • Woollen jumper or cardigan (not sweatshirt)
  • Shirt or blouse (not t-shirt)
  • Boys should wear a cap or woollen hat and they should have knee-length trousers
  • Girls should wear a beret, headscarf or woollen hat and a knee-length dress or skirt
  • Make your child a parcel with should be named and be quite small, and it should be wrapped in brown paper and tied with string

Year 6 should bring their PE kit to change into and the current swimmers will also still be going swimming so will need to be able to change easily out of their costume/dress-up etc.

Year 4 children should also bring their PE kit in a bag to change into if they are coming dressed for War Day in the morning.


Parents’ Evening

Texts were sent out earlier this week with a link to book your virtual Parents’ Evening appointment.

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


Christmas Card Competition

Our pupils have been invited to enter a competition to design the front cover of the Christmas cards which will be sent out by Scott Benton, MP for Blackpool South.

Entries can be either landscape or portrait style with completed artwork to be posted before Monday 15th November to Scott Benton MP at the House of Commons or to Lancaster House, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, Lancs FY4 2RP.


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 before Tuesday 9th November.


Children in Need

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.

You will be able to make a donation via ParentPay soon and we will update you by text when this is available. 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 – 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
  • Where possible, please make medical appointments outside of school time. If this cannot be avoided, please inform the office as soon as possible and provide evidence of the appointment
  • 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.