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Weekly Update, 20th January

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Time Keeping

The gates open at 8:55am in the morning to give a 10 minute window for children to arrive and head into class. Classroom doors close at 9:05am as teachers need to take the registers and start teaching. If you arrive after this time, please go to reception to be allowed access to the building.

Please remember that late arrival will be classed as unauthorised absence.


PE kit

A reminder that PE kit is a plain t-shirt in the child’s house group colour and a dark, plain tracksuit. We are seeing some very colourful tops coming in at the moment! For full uniform details and suppliers please visit our website: Uniform Information | Old Dalby Church of England Primary School (

If you are struggling to source items or are finding costs prohibitive, please contact Mrs Browne who has access to support for families. Any requests for additional support are always kept in the strictest confidence.


Ninja Warrior, Classes 4 and 5 – Monday, 30th January

Children in Classes 4 and 5 will be having a go at a Ninja Warrior Challenge with a visiting provider. PE kit will definitely be required!


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, doors open at 6:15pm, film starts at 6:30pm

Film night is back!

Tickets are available online via:

Tickets are £3 when bought in advance or £4 on the door, price includes popcorn. There will also be a tuckshop and chicken nuggets available to book via the link above.

They will be watching DC League of Superpets. All children are welcome, please note this is a PG film.


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


Futsal Taster Sessions, Classes 3 and 4 – Thursday, 9th February

All children in Classes 3 and 4 will have a go at futsal with a visiting coach, all will need to be in their PE kit for the day.


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.


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


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.


Old Dalby, Queensway and Nether Broughton Parish Council

Our local Parish council is looking for new and enthusiastic members. If you would like to get involved or to ask for further details, please contact the Clerk:


Dates for the diary


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, doors open 6:15pm

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

Thursday, 9th February – Classes 3 and 4 Futsal taster sessions – PE kit required!

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