6th November

Microsoft OneDrive – we hope everyone has been able to access the one drive.  New Autumn 2 homework has been shared on the Infant one drive R/1 and individual one drives for Year 2 pupils and all juniors.  A copy of the half termly spellings has also been shared for reference.  Topic overviews for the half term are included in all Friday bags today.


Infants – we are pleased that the visit to Borwick Outdoor Centre for the Infants can still take place on Monday 16th November, a detailed information sheet is included in the Friday bag today.


Juniors – all juniors children need to bring a large piece of cardboard into school please, they will be making offensive and defensive Anglo Saxon and Viking weapons.  Thanks Mrs Cottam.  Children in years 3 & 4 will continue to have football coaching with Morecambe FC on Monday afternoons.  We are currently working with the swimming pool to establish if it is viable for them to open for school swimming, we will let you know early next week.


Colder Weather – As the weather is turning colder, it may be beneficial to send children to school with an additional base layer. This could be a long-sleeved top underneath their school t-shirt and jumper or tights / leggings underneath their trousers. We are keeping classroom windows open as part of our Covid-19 risk assessment. Children can always remove a layer if they get too hot, but will struggle to focus on learning if they are too cold.


Parent Questionnaire – we are sending home a questionnaire to gauge opinion about children’s lockdown work, please complete and return by Monday 16th November.  If you have more than one child we have included an extra sheet for your response if it is different.


Boxes of Hope – the boxes will be collected either Tuesday or Wednesday next week, so if anyone wants to do a last-minute box it needs to be dropped off at school by the end of Monday 9th November please.


Christmas Cards – the Christmas Card proofs designed by the children are included in the Friday bag today, together with an order form.  Each card will contain a printed greeting of ‘Merry Christmas’ inside that does not appear on the proof.  Please can all orders be returned to school by Friday 13th November at the very latest.  The sale of these cards raises funds for the PTA that are used to benefit all pupils in school.


Scholastic Book Club – Included in the Friday bag today is the latest book club leaflet, it’s full of ideas for Christmas Presents!  Ordering can be done online at http://schools.scholastic.co.uk/hornby-st-margarets-ce-primar.  There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every £1 you spend will earn 25p for our school in Scholastic Rewards.  If you wish to order using the leaflet that is fine too, just return it to school by Monday 16th November, online orders should be placed by then as well please.


PTA Update

 Apologies that we have been quiet this term but rest assured we have been working in the background to think about how we can adapt to the current circumstances, as obviously many of our usual fundraising activities such as fairs will not be able to take place. We will be having a Zoom meeting to discuss these ideas further this coming Thursday, 12th November at 8pm. If you would like to join the zoom meeting, please pass your details to Mrs Sharpe to pass on or let Michelle Norris know and you will be sent the join link. You will find our charity Christmas cards in your Friday bags today, and the PTA will receive a donation from all cards and other items purchased. We will also be holding our usual Christmas raffle this year, albeit in a different format, so please search your cupboards for items for our hampers and keep your eyes out for prize ideas when shopping. We will issue more info about how this will run & other fundraising ideas and info after next Thursday’s meeting. If you aren’t able to attend the meeting but have some ideas or would like to help in some capacity, please let us know by popping a note in your Friday bag, emailing Mrs Sharpe or contacting us via our Facebook page. (For new parents you will find us as Hornby St Margaret’s Primary School PTA, it’s a closed group so you will have to request to join). Many thanks.



What’s coming up:-

Monday 16th November          –          Infant Borwick Hall Trip

Wednesday 25th November    –          Flu Nasal Sprays

Friday 18th December             –          End of Term