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  • Thank you for calling into meet Ms Ovenden and for attending parent consultation evening – it is much appreciated. Reports went out yesterday – please return slips by the end of term to let us know you have received it.

  • Please see the letter for all parents going out today.

  • Well done to our netball team!!! They will be representing our school at Huxlow at their trophy presentation on Thursday after school.

  • If you would like your child to attend KS2 summer school (25th, 26th, 27th July 10.30 - 2.00) please let Ms Ransome know by Wednesday 19th July. We will only be running the sessions if at least 5 children are booked in for all three days. We’ll let you know if it’s going ahead based on numbers. If it is, children will need a packed lunch.

  • Well done to red team for winning sports day!

  • Next week, children in Year 6 need pyjamas or old clothes please for their swimming lesson.

  • Please return all school reading books by Wednesday 19th July.

  • We have discussed road safety in school assemblies recently – please support us with this. There was information about this in your report pack. We have also highlighted the summer reading challenge – information about this was also in yesterday’s report pack.



  • We have been informed about cases of parents swearing on the school playground. This isn’t appropriate due to the age of the children we look after, so please refrain from this. Thank you.

  • We have had quite a few cases of headlice reported in recent weeks. Information about this is attached to the letter sent out to all families today – please keep checking!



  • Sports trips are as planned.

  • The final newsletter of the year will go out next week.

  • There’s a film evening for the children on Monday 17th July (6 – 7.30). It’s £1.50 for children to attend the film session and free for adults to join the parent forum for drinks and nibbles elsewhere! Just bring your own drinks and nibbles, and please share!

  • On Wednesday 19th July parents of children in Willow class will have the opportunity to meet with Mrs Eldridge for their parent consultation evening – times have been sent out. Parents of children in Coral class are invited to an assembly at 2.30pm.

  • On Thursday 20th July Year 6 will be going to Frankie and Benny’s for their lunch, travelling by minibus. There is no charge. All children who are in Cheetah and Snapdragon classes are asked to be back at school by 5.30 on that day in time for the 6pm performance. Everyone is invited to watch! The children on the netball trip will be returning as early as possible – please see Mrs Gale for more details.

  • On Friday 21st July it’s the last day of term. Coral class will be having a morning picnic (please send lunch as usual), and there’s a 1.30pm  performance of the Wizard of Oz by the KS2 children, followed by our goodbye to Year 6. All welcome.

  • On Saturday 22nd July it’s the PTA event – see posters for more details. This is being run entirely by the PTA (no school staff in attendance) and we thank them for their support.



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Thanks for joining us for sports afternoon!


Snapdragon families are invited to lunch on 7th July.

Ms Ovenden will be in school on Friday 7th July. If your child will be in Year 1/2 next year please call into the classroom at 3.15 to say hello!

It’s parent consultation evening for parents of children in Years 1 – 6 on 13th July. If you can’t attend, please let us know and rearrange a time. Look out for the end of year school reports on this day, and please bring the slip back with you for your appointment so that we have your views and confirmation that you have the information.

It’s the Daily Mile reward trip to Irchester on 14th July. If your child has received a letter with details they will be going along. The return time is 4pm.

For children in Willow class on 14th July there’s a Teddy Bears picnic (for children only).  Children will need a packed lunch and a teddy. If parents would prefer their children to have a hot meal from Dolce instead then unfortunately they won’t be able to join in with the picnic.

  • Morning only children are welcome to attend, and would need to be picked up at 1pm instead of midday. If not, please collect at 12 as usual. Thank you.

New information

If you can, call in to St. Mary’s Church this weekend to see our Art work in support of the annual flower festival.

Each class now has a box purely for swapping books for pleasure. Thanks to Mrs Fennell for organising this. All children are very welcome to take books out to keep, but we ask that new books (they can be second hand) are contributed as well so that all children can read as many books as possible. Thank you!



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It’s sports afternoon on Monday 3rd July – if you haven’t had your slip detailing the colour t-shirt your child needs please do ask. All welcome at 1.30pm.

Parents of children in Willow class are welcome to join us first at 12.20 for lunch. Please book with Dolce or bring a packed lunch.

Coral class families are invited to lunch on 4th July.

Cheetah class families are invited to lunch on 5th July.

Snapdragon families are invited to lunch on 7th July.


Ms Ovenden will be in school on Friday 7th July. If your child will be in Year 1/2 next year please call into the classroom at 3.15 to say hello!




No further nursery bookings are being taken for sports day afternoon.


If your child is in Cheetah or Snapdragon class please look out for slips going out today regarding Wizard of Oz end of term production costumes. Thank you for your support!


On Monday 17th July there will be a film evening for the children, and a drinks and nibbles evening for adults at the same time. This has been requested by our parent forum group. Details to follow. Please come along if you can!



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Thank you for joining us at May Day!

Thanks also for supporting our book fair. We were given lots of free books!



On 26th June we’re going to Stanwick Lakes. Children in Willow are going by minibus, and Y 1 – 6 are walking.

UPDATE – Y 1 – 6 may be returning by minibus

Please send a disposable lunch, a hat, water and sun cream. Children need uniform with trainers.

Nursery families will not be charged for additional nursery time. If your child attends for half a day and is not able to join in, please let us know.


Children in Y6 are going to Huxlow on 30th June and 3rd July.


Our sports afternoon is at 1.30pm on 3rd July. Parents of children in Willow are welcome to come for lunch first at 12.20. Please book via Dolce or bring a packed lunch.


Sports trips are as per letters sent home to parents.


All children in school who attend afternoons will be bringing a slip home tomorrow detailing the colour t-shirt they are asked to have ready for sports afternoon. Plain t-shirts would be ideal please.

If you would like to book a nursery place for sports afternoon, please book a week in advance.



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We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at 1.30pm on the village green, and the Art exhibition back at school at 3.15, this Thursday.

Children urgently need their smart party clothes in school please, by Wednesday at the latest.

On 21st June there’s an evening information session for parents of children starting Reception in September. We ask all parents to attend, even if siblings have been through the school as there will be updates.

On 26th June we will be having a whole school trip to Stanwick Lakes. Children in Willow class will be going by minibus, and children in Years 1 – 6 will be walking there and back. Please send your child with a packed lunch in a disposable bag, a hat and with plenty of water and sun cream. Children need to wear school uniform but can wear trainers.

Please note that this event is all day (families will not be charged for any additional time spent in nursery). If your child only attends for a half day nursery session on a Monday and they are not able to join in for the whole day, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements for them. Thank you.


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Well done to all the dancers that took part in the dance showcase at Huxlow Science College this week, you were all fantastic!

Well done to dance showcase award winners.

Year 1 and 2 at their gymnastics competition.

Year 4 and 5 basketball competition.

Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!
Great balancing skills at the multi skills competition!

Archery Champions

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