Scarlet Fever

Dear Parents / Carers 

I am writing to advise that we have had a reported case of Scarlet Fever, which is an infectious disease that can be passed on to others by sneezing, coughing or breathing out. 

The first symptoms of scarlet fever often include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting. After 12 to 48 hours the characteristic fine red rash may develop – if you touch it, it feels like sandpaper. Typically, it first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of

Gardening Committee

Please see the back of this Newsletter for the details of how to apply for a Gardening Committee post.


Meet the Headteacher

On Thursday 6th February we are holding a meeting for all parents and carers. This is an opportunity for you to ask the Senior Leadership Team questions and hear about our plans for taking the school forward. The meeting will be at 6.30pm and there will be refreshments and a crèche. Please hand your questions to the school office.


Half Term Activities in

Termly Overview

On the back of this Newsletter is your child’s termly overview (Runner Beans – Cacti). Please read it carefully to see what your child will be learning this term.


Literacy Week

Next week is a literacy week. We will be holding a week of reading and literacy activities including a book swap, assemblies, a visit by a literacy show, a reading breakfast and the usual book fair. For a full timetable please see overleaf. If you would be interested in coming into school for any of these activities

School News

Sadly, Carl Blackstock is leaving our school. He has decided to pursue his career as a Learning Mentor at another school. We wish him good luck.


New Website

Our school website has a new design. Please have a browse and let us know what you think.


School Clubs

Please note that the clubs which take place outside of school hours are run by independent tutors/agencies. All payments for these clubs should go directly to the instructors. If you do not pick up your child from the clubs you can

Happy New Year to everyone, I hope you had a peaceful and happy break. We have had a good first week back at school and we're looking forward to an exciting Spring term! 


Class names 

We decided to give our classes names, instead of only having year groups to describe them. School Council decided the category - plants that you can find in Hollickwood Grounds (outside and indoors) - and each class chose a name, they are 

Poppies  Nursery
Sunflowers  Reception
Runner Beans year