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Clubs starting September 18 (6/9/18)

Please find attached the clubs list and booking form for the Autumn term.  Letters will be in childrens bag tonight.  Please return booking form tomorrow to secure your child's place for week commencing 10th September.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Booking Form Sept 18.pdf)Booking Form Sept 18.pdf

Year 4 Leavers' Videos Weblink (20.07.18)

Year 4 parents have been sent an email with a link to  download the following Videos which have been viewed by all the children at school and to parents who attended the viewing sessions in the hall provided by Mr Gough:-

'This is Me'

'Leaver's Video'

Thank you to Mrs Lowe and Mr Gough for the production of these videos which we hope will become treasured memories of St Nicholas in the coming years.  



Online safety guide for children 19/07/18

Please click here to find an online safety guide for parents and children sponsored by Vodafone.

Attendance Awards (19.07.18)

Attendance Certificates

Children are awarded Attendance Certificates for 100% attendance at the end of each term according to the following schedule:-

Autumn Term

Bronze – for children achieving 100 % attendance.

Spring Term

Bronze – for children achieving 100% attendance this term but not in the Autumn

Silver – for children achieving 2 terms 100% attendance i.e. Autumn & Spring

Summer Term
Bronze – for children achieving 100% attendance this term but not in the Autumn or Spring terms

Silver – for children with 2 terms 100% attendance i.e. Autumn & Summer or Spring & Summer

Gold – for children with 3 terms 100% attendance i.e. full attendance for whole year

Nb. Children are only awarded one of each certificate during each academic year as they are progressive awards.

Data is collated using the SIMS Attendance module and marks that have a statistical meaning of Present or Approved Educational Activity contribute towards these awards.

Please see Department for Education Absence Marks Description and Marks for further information.

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Download this file (Absence Codes Descriptions and Meanings.pdf)Absence Codes Descriptions and Meanings.pdf

Summer Safety Message For Families (03.07.18)

Summer Safety Message For Families 
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to communicate to children and families how to stay safe during the warm weather we are currently experiencing. We have been talking to children in school about the following issues and would appreciate parents doing so also.
  • Deliberately setting grass fires is a crime.  It could result in a prison sentence or a £5000 fine.
  • Grass fires are very dangerous as they can quickly spread and get out of control.
  • Deliberate grass fires can also put both firefighters and members of the public at needless risk of injury.
  • When enjoying the outdoors put rubbish in a nearby bin or take it home.
  • Open water can be dangerous. There may be unseen dangers including the risk of waterborne disease. Cold water shock can kill within one minute of being in the water. Only swim at lifeguarded pools
More safety information can be found on the following website at and we are also on Facebook ‘Staffordshires Fire and Rescue’ and Twitter ‘@Staffsfire’.
Please help to keep your child safe by sharing this information with them. It is really important that we all enjoy the summer safely.

Holiday Clubs with Mr Mills and Mrs Carey (29.6.18)(

We are excited to promote our Summer Holiday clubs in Football and Theatre on the 28th, 29th and 30th August.  Please find attached the flyers and spare application forms are in the office.

Clubs for Autumn Term (25.06.18)

A high standard of behaviour is a pre-requisite for your child's attendance at after school activities.   
Mr Mills, the school and other providers reserve the right to withdraw provision if a child's behaviour compromises the enjoyment or progress of a club for other children.  We would hope that this is never needed.
Where days have changed with providers from this year’s days this has been outside of the school's control.
We hope that by providing you with information about our clubs in advance of September this aids parents in planning what their child might like to be involved in, as well as organising any arrangements for childcare.   Clubs will not be bookable until the first week of term and parents will receive a text by Friday 7th September confirming their child’s allocation of a place with a provider.   Due to the payment administration system we are unable to book children in this side of the holidays, unfortunately. 
Please select a file to download:
Download this file (NEWclubs for sept.pdf)NEWclubs for sept.pdf

Summer Fayre - Friday 29th June 2018 4.30-7.30pm (20.06.18)

Please see poster below for information about this year's Summer Fayre.

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Download this file (Summer Fair 2018.jpg)Summer Fair 2018.jpg

Summer Fayre Donation Collection Monday 25th June am (18.06.18)

Donations and volunteers are needed for our Summer Fayre which takes place on Friday 29th June 2018, 4.30 pm - 7.30 pm.


PTFA members will be on the main playground to receive donations on the morning of Monday 25th June.  Please see letter below for the items requested from each year group.


If you are able to help, for any amount of time, please contact the ptfa on their email address as noted below or leave a note at the school office to pass on.  All help will be much appreciated whether in terms of donations and/or time on the day.


Email address:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (SUMMER FAIR 2018 donation.pdf)SUMMER FAIR 2018 donation.pdf

Treasurer needed for Humpty Dumpty Playgroup (19.06.18)

A letter is attached below from Humpty Dumpty who are looking for a new Treasurer.  If you are able to volunteer for this position please contact the manager of the playgroup - details of which are provided.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Humpty Dumpty Treasurer Request.pdf)Humpty Dumpty Treasurer Request.pdf

Future You Competition for children (18/06/18)

Please see attached.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (Future-You-Competition.pdf)Future-You-Competition.pdf

Messy Church on 30th June 2018 (15.06.2018)

Trinity Methodist Church and St Nicholas' Church are holding a Messy Church morning on Saturday June 30th 10am - 12 noon. All welcome.

Please select a file to download:
Download this file (jonah and the whale messy church 2018.pdf)jonah and the whale messy church 2018.pdf

Y4 Play Arrangements 5th July 2018 (14.06.18)

There will  be two performances of the Year 4 Leavers' Play 'Edith's Wartime Scrapbook' on Thursday 5th July 2018 at 2pm & 6pm.  Please book places via the Parents' Evening Booking System.  A parent guide for this system can be viewed below.  

Also attached is the Y4 Leaver's Play Letter giving information about how tickets may be ordered together with a letter informing you of arrangements for the day of the performances.

Reception Forest School Blog 14.06.18

This week was Reception’s first Forest School session. First Reception learnt how to be safe at Forest School and then played a new game “Find it”. We used specific vocabulary to find different items - something green, crunchy, rough or smooth. Next we turned into stick hunters and had a challenge. How far could our stick line go? Both classes used lots of maths to measure sticks carefully and add them to the line. They ran all along the path - wow! Finally we looked very carefully under the grass. We used fine motor skills in our “finger tip search” to find tiny natural objects to add to our bowls. Reception were amazed at what they found hidden under grass - clover, tiny pebbles, daisy buds and even tiny purple flowers. The best bit was adding water and turning our findings into a Forest School potion. Absolutely brilliant Reception! 

Mrs McKinnon 

Great Plastic Pick Up Friday 15th June 2018 (13.06.18)

As you know we have our Great Plastic Pick Up this Friday in school.   Parents/carers who are attending should arrive at the rear hall gate (where you come for a production typically) at 2.35pm ready to be admitted to the hall to be matched with their child and receive a little briefing from Miss Griffiths, our Eco-Leader.

Miss Griffiths will explain about safety, areas to collect and a few rules and that all children should report back to the doors by Miss Parker's office (by lost property/where KS2 are dismissed in an evening) at 3.20pm with their bag of plastic ready to return to class and gather belongings for normal dismissal by class teachers.  

Having risk assessed the activity, unfortunately children who are unaccompanied by parents/carers will not be able to take part as a safeguarding and health and safety measure.  Please do not worry, having looked at participation lists,  there will be good numbers of children who are unable to take part as parents are at work.

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