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Weekly Update, 16th December

This week’s headlines:


Winter Meals
You may have spotted the email that went out on Thursday, offering free meals for up to 30 KS2 children over the Spring Term. A group of local residents have offered to fund these with the intention of offering a little extra support to local families.
Please contact Mrs Browne: to sign up for the scheme or for further information.

Strep A
We have had a confirmed case of a strep A infection in school.
Strep A can cause scarlet fever which is a mild infection treatable with anti-biotics, in very rare occasions this can develop into something more serious.
Symptoms include: sore throat, headache, fever, a fine pinkish red body rash with a sandpapery feel. On darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel.
If you are concerned that you are child is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please contact your GP practice or NHS 111.
Children can return to school 24 hours after beginning anti-biotic treatment.
For further information: Strep A - NHS (

Ice Warning and Information 
This week, all children will have spoken about the dangers of playing on icy ponds and lakes. 

KS2 Carol Singing, 3pm Monday, 19th December, 3pm
Children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be singing carols on the playground from 3pm until 3:15pm. Feel free to come along and join in or simply share in the Christmas spirit!

Dates and information for the end of term:

PTA Christmas raffle – 4th-20th December
The PTA will be running a festive raffle with some fantastic prizes, including a Brocklebys Ultimate Pie Making Workshop Voucher, a £50 Northern oil voucher and a £30 voucher to spend at Wymondham Windmill. Tickets can be bought from the school office or using this link:
Tickets will be £1 each, winners will be drawn on Tuesday, 20th December.

Carol Singing at Hunters’ Lodge – 10am, Monday, 19th December
The whole school will be heading up to Hunters’ Lodge to entertain the residents with some Christmas carols and festive songs.

Christmas Church Service – 9:45am, Tuesday, 20th December
We will be going to Church in the morning of 20th December, to celebrate the arrival of Christmas with Rev’d Jamie.
Everyone is welcome to come along and join us. Rev’d Jamie has said that the Church heating is currently not working so wrap up warm! He has offered to have tea and coffee available for parents and family before the service to help keep everyone warm.

Christmas Dinner - Tuesday, 20th December
We’ll all be enjoying Christmas dinner on Tuesday, 20th December. There is no need to book in advance.

PTA Disco – Tuesday, 20th December – FREE ENTRY
EYFS and KS1 5:30pm-6:30pm, KS2 6:45pm-7:45pm, free squash will be available at both discos.
There will also be a tuck shop, glitter tattoos, teddy tombola and other activities.
Hot dogs are available to pre-order at £1.50 each using this link:

Dates for the diary

Monday, 19th December – 10 am Whole school carol singing at Hunters’ Lodge
Tuesday, 20th December – 9:45am Christmas Service in church, everyone welcome
Tuesday, 20th December – Christmas Dinner
Tuesday, 20th December - Christmas discos KS1 5.30pm / KS2 6.45pm
Wednesday, 21st December – Last day of term. NO AFTERSCHOOL CLUB.

Dates and information for after Christmas:


PE days for Spring Term, starting Monday, 9th January
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, starting Monday, 9th January
Monday – Gymnastics
Tuesday – Crazy golf
Wednesday – Team building
Thursday – Dance
Friday - Dodgeball

Sports Club, 3rd - 6th January
Use this link to book your child into the Sports Club being held in school 3rd - 6th January. This is being run by an independent company, not by school staff.

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

Dates for the diary

Monday, 9th January – First day of Spring Term
Saturday, 28th January – Ratcliffe Cross Country Event