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‘Working Together, Putting Children First within our Christian family           




14th September 2018


Dear Parents/Carers,




Headteacher's Award – Edwin – ‘for embedding our Christian Value of friendship’


Lunchtime Award – Mason – ‘for his helpful attitude at lunch times’


Star of the week Play School – Jake – ‘for helping our new children settle into school’


Star of the week Class 1 – Isla – ‘good attitude to learning’


Star of the week Class 2 – Roan – ‘for settling in well and his confidence in Class 2’




School lunches next week


Monday – Pizza


Tuesday – Meatballs


Wednesday – Chicken in gravy


Thursday– Pasta bolognaise


Friday – Fish and chips






I have made a few adjustments to my timetable for the new term and parents’ celebration assembly is moving to a new time of 2.30pm on Friday. As usual when I am not on site Miss Childs is the teacher in charge.




















celebration assembly 2.30pm






The school office will be manned every morning from 8.30am until 12.30pm and Mrs Waller will also be available until 3.30pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please email or leave a phone message if you can’t get hold of us.





Parent Governor Election


A vacancy has arisen on the Wolds and Vale governing body for a parent governor. More details about the vacancy are included with the electronic weekly news and using the links below. If you would like further information or a hard copy of the nomination forms please contact the school office.


Parent Election form 1

Parent Election form 2

Parent Election Letter



Mr Cash is getting to know the children in Class 2 as he works with Miss Boustead. Mr Thompson will be encouraging children to get more active at lunchtimes with some new playground activities . Miss Martin and Miss Kitchen are regular volunteers in school as they continue with their studies. We are in the process of recruiting a new teaching assistant to replace the vacancy left by Miss Kneeshaw.



We apologise to new parents who are trying to login to ParentPay for the first time. Schools ICT have been working with us this week to try and get the site fully up to date. Mrs Waller will be working to ensure accounts are up to date by the end of Monday.


Wrap Around Care

A reminder that breakfast club is open from 7.30am for £3, if you are just wanting the 8am session for £1.50 please ensure your child does not arrive before this time, if they do you will be charged the higher rate. Please book your after school wrap around care session with the school office. We have had some fantastic feedback from parents and children about these sessions. Mrs Ward and Mrs Scott have some exciting and engaging activities planned. Please spread the news about our wrap around services.


Play School news

Children are enjoying exploring our new outdoor sandpit area, and will no doubt be coming home with some sand in their shoes.  Please remember to name all items of clothing and belongings so we can ensure they are returned to the correct children.



Thank you to all who wore green and made a donation to the NSPCC, £36 was raised, info on what was discussed below.

What is the Speak out. Stay safe. programme?

Through child-friendly, interactive assemblies and workshops their specially trained staff and volunteers will give our children information about how to keep themselves safe from harm and how to get help if they have any worries, sensitively discussing issues like bullying and sexual abuse, without using scary words or adult language.

We have studied the content of the materials and heard from other schools who have participated and are extremely confident that they are appropriate for primary-school-aged children. By the end of their visit, we’re convinced children will feel empowered – knowing how they can speak out and stay safe.

If you would like any more information about the Speak out. Stay safe. programme you can come in to speak to me or visit the NSPCC website

Talking PANTS with your children

The NSPCC’s work in schools will help encourage conversations about staying safe – and they have a number of child-friendly materials to help you carry on the conversation afterwards. That includes ‘Talk PANTS’, a simple way for parents to help keep children safe from sexual abuse – without using scary words or even mentioning sex.

The guide uses the rules of PANTS to teach children that their body belongs to them and them alone. You can find out more and download the free resources at

If you’d like to know more about the NSPCC’s work, or take a look at the wide range of information and advice which is available for parents and carers, please visit their website

Hit the surf

Miss Boustead and some of the children from Class 2 had an exciting morning with the lifeguards at Bridlington South beach on Thursday, learning about water and beach safety.


Old Christmas cards

Mrs Ward and breakfast club would like any old Christmas cards that people may have at home for a project that they are completing.


Class 2 swimming 20th September

Class 2 will start their 10 week program of swimming on Thursday 20th September. A reminder, boys need proper swimming trunks and girls a one piece swimming costume and long hair needs to be tied back. 


Tempest photography 24th September

Our annual visit from Tempest photography will be on Monday 24th September starting at 9.30am with nursery children. If you have younger children that would like their pictures with older siblings please bring them in at 9.40am. Also if Monday is not your normal day in nursery please feel free to join us as well at the same time.


Applications for school places

If your child is in year 6 you will need to apply for a secondary school place before the end of October. Applications will open later in the month for children to start primary school in September 2019. More info can be found using the following link.


Flu vaccination spray

Following the letter sent out before the holiday, please can parents of children in Reception and Years 1 to 5 logon to register their children for the flu vaccination session on 16th October. The portal will close at the end of September so please logon over the weekend.

School Name – Sherburn

Please visit this online form to consent for your child to receive their flu vaccine in the new school term 2018 / 2019. This consent must be completed by the end of September, to ensure we can vaccinate your child in school.

Please enter the year group which your child will be in, as of September 2018.

If you do not know the class or teacher name please leave blank.

You will be asked to enter a secure school code: LFSZS


Community news

Messy Church 15th September

This Saturday at the Sherburn Methodist Chapel we will be looking at the story of Samuel.  There will be songs, stories and of course, lots of Messy Craft.  Please meet for tea at 4.45pm. 


St Hilda’s Church pet service 16th September

On Sunday 16th September at 2.30pm, bring your pet along for a service at St Hilda’s church. Larger pets must be on a lead.


Dance classes 19th September

Aimi’s school of dance are offering street dance lessons every Wednesday in Sherburn village hall. Children aged over 5 can attend from 5pm until 6pm. These lively classes are open to both boys and girls. Please drop in to see Aimi for more details.


Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th September

Please support the village Macmillan coffee morning at 10am in the village hall on Friday 28th.


Sherburn snowdrop planting 30th September

On Sunday 30th September the Sherburn village show committee will be planting snowdrops around the village and would love families to help out with the planting. Please meet at the village hall at 10.30am.


Yours sincerely,


Mr Ian Taylor