Autumn 2 News Week 7 December 17th 2021

Good morning everyone,

Well done to the children who have been nominated by their class teacher for a certificate this week.


Pippa Linley for showing enthusiasm towards all aspects of learning.
Addison  Milnes for her amazing writing.


Daisy Parkin for always being ready to learn.

Tilly Fotherby for always being ready to learn.


Rosey Duke for an inrease in confidence in your own abilities and working independently.
Rory O’Neil for always challenging yourself and aspiring to do even better.


Noah Frost – For showing aspirations by making great improvements in his handwriting.
Ava Setters – For showing scholarship by working hard with her reading and moving off Read Write Inc.


Harvey Moody for showing great understanding and explanation in our grammar lesson.
Stanley Hurley for fantastic Maths work.


Max Pitman for producing an excellent essay about the British empire.

Brooklyn Fisher  for always been kind and helpful to others.


Elek Coup-Thompson for outstanding writing.

Scarlett Briggs for perseverance in learning new skill.



Today is ‘Festive Friday’ in school. The children have been very excited to celebrate the last day of term as they will be wearing non-uniform and having Christmas parties in classrooms. I think there will be some special deliveries happening too.

We have our elves, otherwise known as IT Technicians, to work on compressing our Christmas Performance videos and asked for them to be uploaded to each Class Page, so watch this space…

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and thank you all for your continued support.

Miss Blagden

Does your children receive Free School Meals?

Year 4 have had their last Caged Steel class and it has been great to see the dedication the children have shown throughout the 12 week course. We want to say a massive thank you to Caged Steel for teaching our children so much more than just martial arts. We are excited to announce that Caged Steel will be providing free places  at their Winter Holiday Programme for pupils who are eligible for Free School Meals. Please click on the link below to find out more information.

Kickmas – Doncaster Winter Holiday Programme 2021 (

The School Nursing team came into school on Monday and administered the Flu immunisations. For any children who have missed their Flu Immunisation due to no form received,  there is a catch up session scheduled on 7th January 2022. Please be aware that parents will need to complete the consent form in advance and these can be collected from the office. For more information on why it is important for children to have the flu vaccine click on the link below:

Child flu vaccine – NHS (

PE Days- children can wear their PE uniform on these days,

FS2 Monday

Y1 Monday and Wednesday

Y2 Thursday

Y3 Tuesdays

Y4 Wednesday and Thursday

Y5/6 Thursday- swimming   Friday- PE

Y6 Wednesday and Thursday

Covid Guidance

We will continue to
Ventilate well- all doors and windows open.
Sanitise on arrival and between lessons and before lunch.
Clean well used areas more.
Isolate children with symptoms ( cleaning areas well when child has been picked up.) Ask parent to show negative test result before return.
Maintain as much distance as is possible in a school environment
Lateral flow tests will continue to be conducted twice weekly by all members of staff, with results reported to the school

Additional further measures in place from Monday November 1st until further notice.

  • In the event we have more than 1 positive case (confirmed PCR) in a group/class a letter will be sent to parents of those students identified as close contacts. This letter should recommend that a PCR test is undertaken for their child – Pupils can continue attendance whilst they await the test result, providing they do not develop symptoms
  • If the school becomes aware that a member of a pupil’s household has tested positive for COVID 19, the pupil should remain at home to self-isolate. If the child develops symptoms on day 1 or 2 then a PCR test should be undertaken immediately, if no symptoms are present then a PCR test should be undertaken between 3 – 5 days after the member of their household developed symptoms – if the test result is negative the child can return to school.
  • Parents are advised to wear face coverings when collecting or dropping off their child or when moving around a school site. If you are attending invited meetings or having conversations with office staff  a mask should be warn.
  • All non essential class mixing will be paused e. g after school clubs and enrichment. Breakfast club will continue as this is a needed service.
I will keep you informed of any changes. Hopefully with these temporary additional measures we can have a safe and enjoyable term.


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 Our behaviour strategy.

Class Recognition Board-please click on image for a clearer view

Each classroom has a recognition board. All children will be aiming to have their photograph moved onto the board by the end of the school day. This recognises that all children have been following the school rules and have made the most of their learning time in school.


Class Charter-please click on image for a clearer view

Each class will agree a set of rules- the class charter.


Home school agreement- please click on image for a clearer view

We will be asking you and your child to sign a home school agreement so that we are all clear on how we are working together.


Castle class reward chart- please click on image for a clearer view

Each class will have a reward chart. At the beginning of each 1/2 term the children will discuss and choose the reward they are working towards. Children who display excellent behaviours for learning will earn a gold leaf to add to the chart, The children achieve the reward when the chart is full of golden leaves. We hope that this will further develop team working and responsibility.


Castle consequence steps- please click on image for a clearer view.

Each class will have a copy of our consequence steps. These clearly set out our strategies for managing negative behaviour. If your child reaches step 6 on more than 3 occasions we will be in touch to request a meeting with you so that we can work together to support your child to improve their behaviour.


School Uniform Reminder

Please make sure your child has the correct school and PE uniform. Remember no coloured trainers.

Castle PE shirts available on the link below.

Here is the link to our school  uniform  shop

Book bags are available.

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