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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Hebrews 10:24

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Weekly update 26th January 2024

Diary Dates:

Wb 29th January                Year 6 Bikeability

8th February                       MENU CHANGE – Chinese New Year

                                              Chinese Chicken Curry or Vegetable Chow Mein, Rice/ Peas/Sweetcorn

                                             Ma Lai Gao (Chinese Sponge Cake)

19-23 February                  Half Term holiday

27/28th February               Parents’ Evenings – booking information will follow next week

7th March                            World Book Day

                                              Beaumanor Trip Year 2

11th March                          Rags 2 Riches – clothing collection

Wb 11th March                  Year 5 Bikeability – more information to follow

18th March                          Whole School Cricket Day

22nd March                          Last day of term – Easter Holidays begin

9th April 2.50 p.m.              Phonics information session for Puffin and Kingfisher parents more        information will follow nearer the time. 

School residential trips

This is a reminder to sign up on Arbor for the trip relevant to your child or please let us know if you do not wish for your child to take part. 

BEAUMANOR (7th-8th March)                     Year 2                   Payment due     16TH February

CAYTHORPE PGL (15th-17th May)               Year 3 and 4       Payment due     26TH April

We have to provide final numbers for this trip next week.  

We have been to PGL at Caythorpe Court a couple of times and have been very impressed by the accommodation and activities.  The site is completely secure with meals from a child-friendly menu cooked on site.   School staff are present at all times and activities are led by trained instructors.  There will be a meeting for parents on Monday 15th April at 3pm for more details. 

WHITBY (3rd-7th June)                                    Year 5 and 6       Payment due     17TH May

The children will stay at the Seacliff Hotel where we have stayed many times before.  It is 15 minutes to walk into Whitby.  The children will visit Whitby Abbey, the Sea Life Centre in Scarborough, go on a boat ride, visit the Captain Cook museum.  We will stop at Eden Camp Museum on the way and return via a visit to York.   There will be a parents’ meeting on Monday 29th April at 3pm for more details

If you have any questions, or are struggling with the cost for these residential trips, please get in touch.   Thank you.

Reminder  Cross Country – Ratcliffe College 9-11.30   Saturday 27th January  plus fun run for Years 1 and 2.      Years 3,4,5,6 usual Cross-Country route.   Please sign up on Arbor.

Year 4 Boys 

Well done to Jack R, Harlan, Nathaniel, Will, Oscar, Leo and George B who won the cross-country league at Mallory Park.  All boys received a gold medal.  Photos to follow next week on our Facebook page.