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Weekly Update, 18th November

This week’s headlines:


Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who organised, ran and shopped last night! Our PTA Christmas shopping evening was a huge success, there was a wonderful atmosphere and so much support. It was wonderful to see so many people coming out to support the PTA and do some shopping!


We have an unclaimed raffle prize… Do you know Fiona, the owner of ticket 142? If you do, please ask them to get in touch, we have some perfume for them.


Santa Dash – Friday, 9th December

On the afternoon of Friday, 9th December, the whole school is going to take part in a fun-filled, Christmas orienteering challenge. Santa hats are optional!


Christmas Church Service - 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


Christmas Dinner - Tuesday, 20th December

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


Sports Team Selection

Mrs Bryan is doing her very best to be fair and to make sure that every child has an opportunity to participate in sporting events. In line with our ethos, we are prioritising participation. We have a full calendar of events for this school year and have planned ahead to ensure participation is fair over the year. If your child has attended fewer events than others this term, they will be on the list for some later in the year.

Please do not make contact with Mrs Bryan about this outside of school, this is not fair to her.


Scholastic Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who supported the book fair in school this year, I hope you found some bargains. As a result of your generosity, school has earned £426.34 to spend on books from Scholastic – thank you!


Rags to Riches, Old Clothes Collection

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the clothes collection, altogether we raised £83.08.


Sports Club, 3rd- 6th January

Thank you to those who replied to our survey about a sports club in January. We have had a lot of interest so we will be going ahead with this. Please see the attached information about how to book etc. This is completely independent of school, they will handle all of the booking and queries etc through their own webpage:

An email was sent earlier this week with instructions for how to book a place.


Boogie Woogie Nativity

Performances will be at 2pm on Tuesday, 6th December and 10am on Wednesday, 7th December. There will be no cost for tickets. Information about how to book tickets for the KS1 performances will come out soon.


Please note that our last day of term is Wednesday, 21st December which is later than some local schools. The children will return to school on Monday, 9th January.


Upcoming sports events to look out for on Arbor:


Wednesday, 23rd November – Wheelchair Roadshow

Monday, 21st November – Year 5/6 Basketball – CHANGE OF DATE

Saturday, 26th November – Prestwold Cross Country

Wednesday, 7th December – KS2 Sports Hall Athletics


Dates for the diary


Tuesday, 6th December – 2pm KS1 Nativity performance

Wednesday, 7th December – 10am KS1 Nativity Performance

Friday, 9th December – Santa Dash in school

Tuesday 20th December - Christmas discos KS1 5.30pm / KS2 6.45pm



Have a lovely weekend,