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Weekly update, 13th January

This week’s headlines:


Impetigo in Class 1

We have had a few cases of impetigo spring up in Class 1. For details of what to look out for, visit the NHS website here: Impetigo - NHS (

Children should not be in school until the patches have dried out and crusted over or 48 hours after starting medication prescribed by your GP.


Our Vision

The start of a new year is a good time to reflect on what has been and what is to come. Following the last couple of years and how it has affected us all in different ways with different experiences, we are revisiting our vision and values to ensure they remain relevant.

Can you spare a couple of minutes to help us with this? Simply complete the form below to let us know your priorities for your children's education:


Community Meals – spaces still available

A group of local residents and businesses have offered to fund meals for up to 30 children in KS2 with the intention of offering a little extra support to local families. There are still spaces available.

Please contact Mrs Browne: to sign up for the scheme or for further information.

Your child does not need to have a school meal every day to sign up for the scheme.


Dinner Price and Menu

From this week, dinners will cost £2.45 a day for children in KS2.

There is now a third option on the menu - a jacket potato and topping available each day. A copy of the menu is attached.


Ratcliffe Cross Country Event

An email has gone out this week with the full details of events and timings. There is a fun run for children in Year 1 and 2, as well as competitive events for children in Years 3 – 6. An email was sent with full details on Monday. You can sign up through Arbor so Mrs Bryan knows who to expect.


Helping your child with phonics and reading

Have you ever wondered how to help your child with phonics at home? In school, we use Essential Letters And Sounds to teach phonics. They have launched a new web page filled with support resources for parents, including videos demonstrating how to say each sound:

Essential Letters and Sounds - Oxford Owl


PTA AGM Tuesday, 31st January, 3:30pm

This will be held in school. Come along, share some ideas and have a chat!


PTA Film Night, Friday, 3rd February

Look out for details coming soon.


Parent’s Evenings

This term’s parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th March. Appointments will be available to book via Arbor nearer the time, further details will follow.


Breakfast and After School Club

Please make sure you book spaces in advance on Arbor. We have a limit of 30 children per session and may have to turn children away if they arrive without prior booking.


Dates for the diary


Monday, 9th January – First day of Spring Term

Saturday, 28th January – Ratcliffe Cross Country Event

Monday, 30th January – Ninja Warrior experience in school for Classes 4 and 5 – PE kit required!

Tuesday, 31st January – PTA AGM at 3:30pm

Friday, 3rd February – PTA Film Night

Monday, 6th February – Year 5/6 Swimming Gala

Tuesday, 14th February – Cricket day in school with Leicestershire County Cricket Club – PE kit required for everyone!

HALF TERM, 20th February – 24th February

Tuesday, 7th March and Wednesday, 8th March – Parents’ evenings



Reminders for this term:


PE days for Spring Term

Monday – Class 2

Tuesday – Class 5, swimming up to and including Tuesday, 7th February

Wednesday – Class 1

Thursday – Class 4

Friday – Class 3


After-school Clubs for Spring Term

Monday – Gymnastics

Tuesday – Crazy golf

Wednesday – Team building

Thursday – Dance

Friday - Dodgeball


Your Cake Sale Needs You!

The PTA are looking for some extra helpers for the Friday cake sales. You don’t have to be a member of the PTA, we just need a few people to help set up and sell each week. If you can help out let either the office or the PTA know: or