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‘Working Together, Putting Children First within our Christian family           


21st September 2018


Dear Parents/Carers,




Headteacher's Award – James – for staying on task in class and supporting his peers


Lunchtime Award – Zachary – for fabulous manners and good behaviour


Star of the week Play School – Matthew – for his positive attitude to learning


Star of the week Class 1 – Isabelle – fantastic effort in all subjects


Star of the week Class 2 – Ewan – making brilliant progress in Maths




School lunches next week


Monday – Sausage


Tuesday – Chicken


Wednesday – Minced beef and Yorkshire pudding


Thursday– Chicken korma


Friday – Fish and chips




Parent Governor Election


Today is the last day for nominations for the Parent Governor vacancy. Please speak to the office is you would like to put yourself forward for this position.






We apologise to new parents who have been trying to log in to ParentPay for the first time. All logins are now working and have been passed to parents if you still need assistance logging on please contact Mrs Harber or Mrs Waller.




Wrap Around Care


A reminder that breakfast club is open from 7.30am for £3, if you are just wanting the 8am session for £1.50 please ensure your child does not arrive before this time, if they do you will be charged the higher rate. Please book your after school wrap around care session with the school office. We have had some fantastic feedback from parents and children about these sessions. Mrs Ward and Mrs Scott have some exciting and engaging activities planned. Please spread the news about our wrap around services.




Play School news


This week at Play School we have spent lots of time looking at the letters in our name and trying to copy the letters. This has been a lot of fun and we have seen lots of progress in letter formation. Please can we encourage children not to bring toys from home, children would be very upset if their own toys got lost or broken and it can cause problems and arguments with other children wanting to share the toys. Also please check your child’s tray in playschool and take home their artwork.




Old Christmas cards


Mrs Ward and breakfast club would like any old Christmas cards that people may have at home for a project that they are completing.






As you may know, we are now using the online journal 'Tapestry' to create learning journeys for Reception children. This is a fantastic resource, which you as a parent can access at home. It means that you can read the observations as they are added, as well as liking or commenting on them too. It is such a valuable tool in gathering information around your child both at home and in school. Parental engagement is key for it to be effective, as you know your children best. You will be able to access your child’s Learning Journey from a computer via  or by using the ‘Tapestry’ App on mobile devices. If you have not yet had access to this, please check your emails for an activation email, or speak to Miss Childs so we can get you activated and involved.




Class 2 swimming 27th September


Class 2 are swimming every Thursday until the 29th November. A reminder, boys need proper swimming trunks and girls a one piece swimming costume and long hair needs to be tied back. 




Tempest photography 24th September


Our annual visit from Tempest photography will be on Monday 24th September starting at 9.30am with nursery children. If you have younger children that would like their pictures with older siblings please bring them in at 9.40am. Also if Monday is not your normal day in nursery please feel free to join us as well at the same time.




Reading/ Phonics stay and play breakfast 9th October


Please join us for breakfast on Tuesday 9th October for a stay and play phonics and reading session, for all parents of play school and Class 1 children.




Parents evening 24th October


Our parents evening will be held on Wednesday 24th October, booking forms will be available in the school reception next week. You will be able to talk to your class teacher about their targets for the year and see a sample of work in their school books. It is important you make every effort to attend.




Applications for school places


If your child is in year 6 you will need to apply for a secondary school place before the end of October. Applications will open later in the month for children to start primary school in September 2019. More info can be found using the following link.




Flu vaccination spray


Following the letter sent out before the holiday, please can parents of children in Reception and Years 1 to 5 logon to register their children for the flu vaccination session on 16th October. The portal will close at the end of September so please logon over the weekend.


School Name – Sherburn


Please visit this online form to consent for your child to receive their flu vaccine in the new school term 2018 / 2019. This consent must be completed by the end of September, to ensure we can vaccinate your child in school.


Please enter the year group which your child will be in, as of September 2018.


If you do not know the class or teacher name please leave blank.


You will be asked to enter a secure school code: LFSZS




Community news


Dance classes 26th September


Aimi’s school of dance are offering street dance lessons every Wednesday in Sherburn village hall. Children aged over 5 can attend from 5pm until 6pm. These lively classes are open to both boys and girls. Please drop in to see Aimi for more details.




Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th September


Please support the village Macmillan coffee morning at 10am in the village hall on Friday 28th.




Sherburn snowdrop planting 30th September


On Sunday 30th September the Sherburn village show committee will be planting snowdrops around the village and would love families to help out with the planting. Please meet at the village hall at 10.30am.


Yours sincerely,


Mr Ian Taylor