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Weekly Update, 2nd December


This week’s headlines:


You may be aware that there was a car accident this morning involving one of our families. All involved are being very well looked after and I am sure you all join with us in school in sending our love to everyone involved.

Children in Classes 4 and 5 have had opportunity to talk with staff and have been reassured that their classmates are safe. Staff will be available for anyone to talk for as long as is needed.


Super fundraising!

A huge well done to Charlotte, Hannah and Frankie who ran a cake sale in their village to raise funds for Children In Need. They raised £138.26 and truly did themselves proud!

What an amazing effort girls – well done!



Christmas warm up concert – Friday, 2nd December, 6:30pm

Thank you to everyone who has signed up for this event – we’re looking forward to kicking off the festivities later tonight!


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.


Santa Dash – Friday, 9th December

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


Christmas Jumper Day - Friday, 16th December

Non-uniform day, wear festive jumpers and tops if you have them, otherwise, anything comfy!

No charge, it’s just for fun.


Christmas Jumper Exchange – Friday, 16th December

The PTA will be running a free Christmas jumper exchange alongside the cake sale on Friday 16th December. If you have any to swap, send them in to school before Friday and then pick up a new one at the swap.


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


Christmas Dinner - Tuesday, 20th December

We’ll all be enjoying Christmas dinner on Tuesday, 20th December – please see the menu attached. There is no need to book in advance.


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.


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


There will be no afterschool club on the last day of term – Wednesday, 21st December.


Upcoming sports events to look out for on Arbor:


Wednesday, 7th December – KS2 Sports Hall Athletics


Dates for the diary


Friday, 2nd December – Christmas Warm Up Concert, in school, 6:30pm

Tuesday, 6th December – 2pm KS1 Nativity performance

Wednesday, 7th December – 10am KS1 Nativity Performance

Friday, 9th December – Santa Dash in school

Friday, 16th December – Christmas Jumper Day

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.