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Weekly Update, 28th April

This week’s headlines:


Staff Car Park

Whilst parents are welcome to use the car park to drop children off for Breakfast Club and to collect from After School Club at 5pm, please mindful that staff will be coming in and going out, especially in the morning. We have had several instances recently where staff have not been able to access the car park and have been held up coming in, having a knock on effect to the start of their day.


NEU Teacher Strikes

There is a strike day next week -Tuesday, 2nd May. As before, not all our teachers are eligible to strike, but those that are do not have to let the school know in advance. If I know of any likely disruption in advance, I will let you know.


Celebrating the Coronation

We will be celebrating the King’s coronation by wearing red, white and blue on Friday, 12th May.

Please bring in a sweetie jar/surprise jar to donate to the PTA summer fair.


This is also the last day of Year 6 SATs so it will be a double celebration for some! The Prefects are going to be planning the afternoon which will include a visit from Rev’d Jamie with some very special gifts for everyone from the Church. More information will follow, as soon as arrangements have been made.


Summer Fair – Sunday, 21st May

Can you help our PTA?

They need donations of:

  • Tombola prizes for adults and children
  • Soft toys and teddies for the teddy tombola
  • Bottles of wine
  • Plants for the plant stall

If you are able to help out with donations, please send items into school from the start of next week.


There will be a Perfect Pet Competition, you can submit a 6x4 photo of you pet to the office by Tuesday, 16th May with people voting for their favourite on the day of the fair.


Lynne Marshall will be judging the dog show, categories include Most Handsome Hound, Prettiest Pooch, Musical Sit, Waggiest Tail and Cutest Puppy (under 1 year old). You can enter on-line for £1 in advance or before 11:15am on the day for £1.50.


Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!


Fosse Schools Concert

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our choir as they took part in the “One World” Fosse Concert. It was a lovely evening and the children really did themselves proud.


Sports Day 2023 – Weather permitting!

As we have the building work due to start in late May, we have brought Sports Day forward to Friday, 19th May.

Just like last year, the children will compete in various team events in the morning and then we will run the athletics in the afternoon. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer them on from 2pm.

If we do have to change the date due to the weather or state of the field, we will let you know as soon as we can.


A message from the Vision Champions

Dear Parents/Carers,

The Old Dalby Vision Champions have made some ideas boxes that help the school to improve, they are near all the classes and one is located near the School Office. You are very welcome to put your ideas in the boxes. We would put the ideas forward and see what we can do, the Vision Champions check the boxes every meeting. We look forward to receiving your ideas to improve the school!

From Jake, Hugo and all of the Vision Champions.


Date for the diary:

Thursday, 4th May – Personal Best Fest at Longfield

Tuesday 9th – Friday 12th May – KS2 SATs

Friday, 12th May – Year 3/4 Girls football tournament

Friday, 12th May – Red, White and Blue day – DATE CHANGED

Tuesday, 16th May – Quicksticks hockey tournament

Friday, 19th May – Sports Day

Sunday, 21st May – Summer Fair

Monday, 29th May – Friday, 2nd June – Half Term

Wednesday, 28th June – KS2 trip to Belvoir Cricket Activity Day

Wednesday, 5th July – KS1 trip to Belvoir Cricket Club Activity Day

Wednesday 5th July and Thursday, 6th July – KS2 Performance


Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend,