10th November 2023

Informing School About Your Child’s Absence

We ask that parents inform school about their child’s absence as soon as possible. A change in statutory requirements means that we will have to visit your home to clarify their absence, if we don’t have contact with home by 10.00am on the morning of their absence.

School Disco Changes To Time

I am pleased to say that the school Discos will take place next Thursday 16th November, but we are changing the times slightly to take into account the darker nights. There will still be 2 discos, one for EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2, and another disco for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. The entry is £2 going to the PTFA.


EYFS, Y1 and Y2 Disco – 3.30pm – 4.30pm

  • Children in EYFS must be accompanied in the disco by an adult.
  • Y1 and Y2 do not need to be accompanied by an adult.
  • Those children going to the disco will be allowed to get changed at 3.00pm in their classrooms
  • Any EYFS KS1 children at The Hive can attend the disco if they want to free of charge and looked after by a member of staff
  • All children must go home with a responsible adult


Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 Disco – 5.00pm – 6.00pm

  • Children should be dropped off by a responsible adult
  • Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult in the disco
  • All children must be picked up by a responsible adult


As usual, there will be Glow Bands and Tuck Shop available during the disco.

Anti-Bullying Week (Friendship Week) / Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th Nov

Building on from our Acts of Kindness before half-term, we have our Anti-bullying Week from Mon 13th-Fri 17th Nov in school. This is where we acknowledge that sometimes bullying can happen in school and when it does, we all know what to do about it. We explore Friendships and the understanding that we sometimes fall out with our friends. Anti-Bullying Week 2023 is coordinated in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This year it has the theme ‘Make A Noise About Bullying’.

Odd Socks Day

All you need to do is wear odd socks! It’s a great way to celebrate what makes us all unique in Anti-Bullying Week! Odd Socks Day 2023 will take place on Monday 13th November. Odd Socks Day is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!

Children In Need Day – try to wear something ‘spotty’

BBC Children in Need is back this year on Friday 17th November. Children can wear non-uniform and hopefully something spotty and we ask for a £1 donation to support this worthy cause.


Road Safety Week – Mon 20th – Fri 24th Nov

The School Council will be promoting Road Safety to our pupils and the wider community through posters and assemblies. We have recognised Road safety, use of bikes, congestion of parked cars at the start/end of the day as a whole school safeguarding concern and we will use this week to highlight these concerns and worries, as well as identifying ways to help keep us all safer.


Scholastic ‘HALF-PRICE’ Book Fair

From Tuesday 21st November until Friday 24th November, will have the Scholastic Book Fair in school at the end of each day


NSPCC Kindness Challenge – Mon 23rd to Fri 27th Oct

As part of developing positive relationships and supporting Safeguarding in school, we took part in the NSPCC’s Kindness Challenge in the last week of this first half-term. We spent a week creating more kindness in our school community by working through a list of kindness acts. Thank you for your online donations – we raised £50 for the NSPCC.



A reminder that we also hope that 2023-24 will allow us to build up our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA), which raises funds to help subsidise the cost of transport for schools trips for example. If you think you might be able to help in some way, or you have ideas that you would like to share with us, please talk to Mrs Ware in the Office or myself at any time. Thanks.