A message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers,

It was lovely to see so many of you earlier in the week at our consultation afternoon and evening. I trust that you found the opportunity to meet with teachers a valuable one and that you found their mid-point reports helpful in knowing what you can do at home to support their learning. Your on-going help is such an important factor in your child’s progress and we are grateful for all that you do.

During our assembly yesterday, we were visited by the ‘Open the Book Team’.  They are trained volunteers from the local churches in Wollaston and Norton who come to school throughout the year to share stories from the Bible. The children take part in the retelling with costumes and props and thoroughly love these interactive experiences. This week’s story was Noah and the Flood, which the whole school enjoyed. It is wonderful to have these links with our local community and we are very grateful to Ann, Joy and John who give up their time to lead these assemblies.

Kind regards

Mrs D Hudson


Skipping Workshop - Wednesday 6th March

On Wednesday we are looking forward to welcoming ‘Skipping Workshop’ into school. The aim of the day is to introduce the children to the many benefits of skipping, which has been shown to improve children’s fitness, co-ordination, co-operation and behaviour. Many of you will remember skipping games and rhymes from your own childhood and we hope to revive these! This event is being paid for through the school’s Sports Premium Funding but you will hopefully have already seen a letter about the PE mufti and request for a donation of £1.00 to help us buy some new skipping ropes.  We hope that you can support this.

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March

Miss Wesson and the Reading Ambassadors have been busy planning for World Book Day on Thursday 7th March. The children loved many of the things we did last year and wanted to bring them back for this year too, so you may see some similarities! They've asked for everyone to come in PJs again...or comfy, more stylish loungewear if you prefer! They also loved bringing in their favourite book/a book they would like to share from home, to read to children from another class. Miss Wesson and Miss Beddoes will launching the day with a whole school assembly and there will be a range of activities going on including....

  • On-line Illustrator draw along tutorials
  • Re-tell a classic story or your class book in comic strip form
  • Shared stories
  • Teachers visiting other classes to read

Please see the attached a poster with details of the day and your Reading Bingo card!

Happy reading!

Easter Events

Towards the end of the Spring Term, we will be holding a number of Easter Events including our traditional Easter Assemblies. To comply with Fire Regulations entrance will be by ticket only. 

  • Thursday 21st March  2.00 p.m. – Key Stage 2 Easter Assembly in hall.
  • Friday 22nd March 9.00 a.m. – Reception and Key Stage 1 Easter Bonnet Parade on the playground – we look forward to seeing your creations!

To comply with Fire regulations, for both events one ticket per child will be issued in the first instance. Further details regarding tickets will be issued shortly.

In addition Key Stage 2 children can enter our competition to decorate a hard boiled egg.  Please bring the eggs to the school on Wednesday 20th March and take them to the classroom. The eggs will then be taken to the Bungalow where they will be on display after school for children, parents and carers to see.

More information can be found about Easter bonnets and egg competition on our Easter leaflet below...  

Attendance and Punctuality

This Weeks attendance 

Whole School - 96.63%

Reception - 98.00%

Year 1 – 97.93%

Year 2 – 96.33%

Year 3 – 96.00%

Year 4 – 98.15%

Year 5 – 94.14%

Year 6 – 96.00%

Well done Year 4!

Bags2School Reminder

The RFA have arranged a Bags2School collection on Wednesday 13th March to help raise funds for our school. Your child should have brought home a letter and a bag which explains what items can be accepted.

You can also follow the link below to the website which gives more information:


Bags can be brought into school on either Tuesday 12th March or first thing on Wednesday 13th.

Please DO NOT send bags in before this date as we are unable to store them.


Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. Mrs Hudson is the Designated Safeguarding Lead and any concerns should be shared with her or the Deputy Safeguarding Leads – Mrs Hadley, Miss Beddoes and Mrs Gledhill.  Where child protection concerns are raised, the school has a statutory duty to refer these concerns to children’s social care.

What's Happening Next Week

Tuesday • Year 4 Whole Class Clarinet Lesson
Wednesday • Skipping Workshop Day
• After School Netball Team Training
Thursday • World Book Day
• After School KS2 Boys Football Away Match - Belle Vue Primary School
Friday • Year 3 Swimming

Full calendar dates for the academic year can be found here........  https://theridge.sch.life/page/detail/parent-dates-2023-2024

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