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Autumn Term Issue 4

“Inspire, Enjoy, Achieve” Tel No. 01695 724730 Dates for Your Diary

Monday 7th to 9th October Life bus is visiting. Tuesday 8th October 8.55 – 9.25 Parent’s time in the Life Bus. 9.30 Otter’s Class Harvest Festival Assembly in Christ the Servant Church. Sunday 13th October 2pm Annual Conker Competition at the Vicarage. th

Monday 14 October Family, individual and Lions full class photographs. Sunday 20th October 1st Panto auditions at Christ the Servant Church. Wednesday 23rd October AM - Y1 to Y6 Cinema trip. Friday 25th October 3.10pm School closes for half term. Monday 4th November INSET DAY – school closed to children. Tuesday 5th November 8.55am School re-opens to all.

Headteacher – Mrs A Gray Harvest Festival and Otters Class Assembly Tuesday 8th October at 9.30am in Christ the Servant Church (NOT 7th as printed on the letter) Apologies. Class Photograph Orders If you would like to order your child’s class photograph please send in the order and payment either cheque or cash in the envelope provided no later than Tuesday 8th October. ATTENDANCE

Attendance figures for week ending 27th September 2013. Congratulations to the Owls on achieving 99.4% 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th

Y4/5 - Owls Y6 – Lions Y3 - Penguins Y1/2 – Otters R – Caterpillars Y4/5 – Dolphins Y2 - Squirrels

99.4% 97.9% 97.7% 97.5% 96% 95.3% 90%

96.2% for whole school attendance


The minimum acceptable attendance is 95%. Please ensure your children are in school every day and on time. School starts at 8.55am. Early Learners Parents Open Morning

On Thursday 10th October parents and carers are invited to an open morning in the Early Learner's unit. This is a chance for you to meet your child's key person and see how well your child has settled in at school. You will also be able to complete some fun activities with your child. The session will run from 9.15am to 10.00am and refreshments will be available to buy with all money going to the Macmillan fund. We really hope you can join us! APPLYING FOR SCHOOL PLACES FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

Are you struggling to apply for a primary and/or secondary place for your child on the Lancashire website? We can help… We have set up a lap top in the main reception for parents to apply on line using their own email address with help from the office staff if needed. Please contact Mrs Fendle in the office on 01695 724730 to organise a time slot for yourself. If you would rather apply using a paper application forms these are now available in the main reception. The Church of England Primary applications are also available in the main reception for anyone applying online.

School Clubs W/C 07/10/2013 Monday Chess Club Lunchtime On KS1 Multi Skills 3.10 – 4.10 On

Tuesday KS2 Gymnastics 3.10 – 4.10 On

Wednesday Owls Cake and Craft Lunchtime On


KS2 Netball Club 3.10 – 4.00 On


SNACK MONEY Toast is 20p per slice. Please ensure all snack money is given into class so this can be ordered at registration.

KS2 Football Club Lunchtime On KS2 ALLSTARS Club 3.10 – 4.15 On

BISHOP MARTIN C. of E. PRIMARY SCHOOL COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD Have you got a special occasion or anniversary that you would like to share, or lost a pet or want to sell something? Perhaps you would like to advertise a local service or business! Well here is how …………Just email us with your announcement and we will place as many as we can for a small contribution towards school playground equipment. Call 01695 724730 or email

MOT’s NOW BEING DONE - £45 EACH WITH NO RE-TEST FEE £10 off with this newsletter Bishop Martin C. of E. Primary School do not necessarily endorse and cannot be held responsible for any problem which may occur when using any service advertised on this notice board

4th October 2013