NewsletterAutumn Term w/c 13th November 2023

~ November 2023 ~

Last week, our attendance was 97.1%. Our attendance winners, with 99%, was Willow class.

Overall, our school attendance so far, for this academic year, is 96.5%, which is higher than the national average of 95%.

Thank you very much for the responses we’ve received for the lunch survey. We are currently in the process of reviewing them and will provide further information as soon as possible.

The Christmas performances for Reception and Year 1 take place on Wednesday 6th December. Reception will start at 9.30am and should be finished by 10am. Year 1 will start at 1.45pm and will last for approximately 45 minutes. We have space in the hall for 2 people per child. Please arrive approximately 10-15 minutes ahead of show time to ensure everyone is seated in time for the performances.

Year 2 do their big performance at the end of the school year, but will still be part of the many Christmas celebrations, such as the Christmas lunch, Christmas parties and carols in the playground.

On Friday 24th November, our Y2 choir will be performing in Bingham Market Square at 5.25pm, as part of the Christmas fair and lights switch on. It would be lovely to see our families supporting this. For those children in the choir, Mrs Attwood has sent out a separate letter with more information and a consent form. 

On Friday 1st December, parents and carers are invited into school to take part in some craft activities and independent learning sessions (in Reception, we call this our VIP time – Very Important Play). Due to space limitations, please can we ask that only one person attends for each child? If you have children in different classes, you will be able to spend some time in each class. Please do not worry if you are not able to make it – the staff will ensure they play and do crafts with any children who do not have an adult there.

Dates for the class parties, which will take place in the afternoons:

Reception – Tuesday 12th December

Year 1 – Wednesday 13th December

Year 2 – Thursday 14th December

The children can bring a bag of party clothes to change into.

As you may have heard, Mr Crouch, who has supported the school crossing patrol for many years, is retiring. Mr Crouch has, and will remain to be, an important part of our school community. He is keen to continue to support the school as a reading volunteer, so watch this space! Mr Crouch will also be a VIP guest at our Year 1 Christmas performance. Thank you for all your hard work, Mr Crouch!

Flu vaccinations will take place on Tuesday 5th December.

Please follow this link to complete an online consent form to accept or decline your child’s flu vaccination.

The link will close on the 1st December.

If your child has already had the Nasal Flu vaccine since Sept 2023, please disregard this message. If you have any problems accessing the link, please telephone 0333 358 3397.

A separate email has been sent with the above information, which included further details about the nasal flu vaccination process.

The children have been learning about Diwali and the importance it has around the world. Happy Diwali to our Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Buddhist neighbours.

We have also been learning about the significance of Remembrance Day and talking about why people wear poppies. The children have produced some amazing artwork linked to this.

Today, the children came to school dressed in their own clothes for Children in Need.

If you would like to make a voluntary donation to Children in Need, please use this link:


We have been contacted by The AIM Group who deliver Free Online Level 2 Accredited Courses to help better understand some key issues around young people's mental health and wellbeing, along with a range of other qualifications that may help with developing your own careers.

Here's some of the most popular subjects available:

· Neuroscience in the Early Years

· Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Understanding Autism

· Specific Learning Difficulties

· Bullying in Children and Young People

· Nutrition and Health

· Adverse Childhood Experiences

· Mental Health Awareness

· Counselling

· Team Leading

· Business Administration

· Lean Organisation Management

· Customer Service

· Functional Skills - Maths

· Functional Skills - English

· Level 3 Diploma - Children and Young People's Workforce (Must be in TA/LSA role)

These are just the popular qualifications, but they have over 30 available!

The qualifications are completed within a 6–12 week period in your own leisure. They are equivalent to a GCSE Grade C. You can do as many as you like, however you can only do one at a time.

The only criteria you must meet to be eligible, is:

Aged 19 or over on or before 31st August 2023

Have lived in the UK/EU for 3+ years

Not already on a Government funded course

If you are interested in undertaking one of these free online courses or would like further information, then please complete the following link ASAP. This will then allow The AIM Group to contact you to discuss and get you started on your chosen course:

If you have any questions prior to expressing interest, call Shane Cooke on 0203 923 4013 or drop him an email at

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs Ryan

Deputy Head Teacher