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Weekly update, 9th December

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.


***DATE CHANGE*** Santa Dash – Friday, 16th December

Due to staff absence, Mrs Bryan’s fiendish and festive Christmas orienteering challenge will now take place next Friday morning - 16th December.


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.


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. Rev’d Jamie has said that the Church heating is currently not working so wrap up warm! He has offered to have tea and coffee available for parents and family before the service to help keep everyone warm.


Christmas Dinner - Tuesday, 20th December

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


PTA Disco – Tuesday, 20th December – FREE ENTRY

EYFS and KS1 5:30pm-6:30pm, KS2 6:45pm-7:45pm, free squash will be available at both discos.

There will also be a tuck shop, glitter tattoos, teddy tombola and other activities.

Hot dogs are available to pre-order at £1.50 each using this link:

Teddy/Surprise Jar Donations for the Christmas Disco

If you have any unwanted teddys in good condition that you could donate for our teddy orphanage please send them into the school office by next Friday 16th latest. We are also collecting surprise jars to be sold at our disco - if you are able to fill a jar with sweets / small stationary items or similar (no nut items please) we would love these to be in by next Friday 16th too.


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


Old Dalby Reindeer Trail

If you haven't walked round the village spotting all of the reindeer displays it isn't too late! Trail maps are still available - collect your map from the cake sale tomorrow (£2) you have until Sunday 5pm to vote for your favourite display and enter the competition to unravel the Christmas Film. Prizes to be won!


Dates for the diary


Friday, 16th December – Christmas Jumper Day and Santa Dash

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.


Monday, 9th January – First day of Spring Term

Saturday, 28th January – Ratcliffe Cross country event

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