Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the Spring term, the daffodils and snowdrop are out and hopefully we will see some more Spring sunshine over the next few weeks.
Attendance and punctuality
Your child’s attendance was sent out to you just before the half term break. The school target is 96% or more and children less than 96% will we monitored. Any child whose attendance falls below 90% is classed as persistent absence, at this point parents may be asked in to school for a meeting with the educational welfare officer and parents may be fined. Please support your child by sending them to school every day. Thank you
World Book Day
World Book day will be held this year on Friday 3rd March. Children are welcome to come to school on Friday wearing a book themed costume. All children will receive a book token on the day.
Reading at Home
Thank you to all our parents and carers who are supporting children by reading at home, it makes a huge difference to progress in reading. Can you please ensure that reading books and reading records are brought to school every day. The school purchased new reading books last year and already many books are missing from the scheme, if you have any books at home please return them to school, thank you.
Supporting the Earthquake victims
Thank you to everyone who donated in support of the victims of the Earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Friday. £201 was raised by the school community.
Asthma Friendly School
Crofton Infants School was recognised last week with a certificate of achievement by the West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership. We are now officially an ‘Asthma Friendly School.
Wakefield Council Climate Action
Attached to the newsletter is a booklet from Wakefield council ‘Eat better for your pocket and the planet’ which supports the rising cost of living crisis. We hope this is useful to our community.
Parent consultations will be held in school on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March, letters will be sent out later this wee. Tuesday 14th will not be available for nursery parents, an alternative date will come out to you. If you are unable to arrange an appointment for these evenings please speak to your child’s class teacher who will be able to offer an alternative date. We hope to see all at our parents at consultation.
Lunchtime supervisor vacancy
We currently have a vacancy for a lunchtime supervisor. If you would be interested in applying for this role please call in to the office for an application form or it can be found on the Waterton Academy Trust website. We ask that all applications are returned to school by Friday 24th March.
Coronation Bank Holiday
An additional bank holiday has been agreed for May 6th this year.
2023/24 holidays have been agreed by Wakefield Council please see the attached sheet. May I remind parents that term time holidays will not be authorised.
Dates for your diary
|Wednesday 1st March 4.00pm||Welcome meeting for new to nursery Easter starters|
|Friday 3rd March||World Book Day|
|Wednesday 8th March 1.15pm||FEET session for Easter starters|
|Monday 13th March 3.15-6.15pm||Parent consultations – letters to follow|
|Tuesday 14th March 3.15-6.15pm||Parent consultations – letters to follow|
|Wednesday 15th March 1.15pm||FEET session for Easter starters|
|Friday 17th March 2.30pm||Reception Mother’s Day assembly – more information to follow|
|Tuesday 21st March 1.15pm||FEET session for Easter starters|
|Wednesday 22nd March||Year 1 visit to Leeds Industrial Museum|
|Thursday 23rd March 5pm – 7pm||Waterton’s got talent event – Normanton Junior School|
|Wednesday 29th March||EYFS Stay and Play – more information to follow|
Thank you for your continued support