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January Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,


We cannot quite believe that we are now four weeks in to the term. The days and weeks go by so quickly!


Covid 19 Update

We continue to work with Waterton Academy Trust to try to keep the school as safe as possible. We are still seeing high infection rates in the local community and therefore it is very important that we continue to follow Covid protocols and advice. We have a number of members of staff isolating at the moment and therefore your child may not have their usual teachers however, we will always try to cover with staff from school.


Attendance and punctuality

We would like to remind parents and carers of the importance of reporting absences via the school office. As part of our safeguarding first response procedures, we may conduct a home visit should absence not be notified. Any unauthorised absence will be recorded as an ‘O’ code in the class register.

Additionally a polite reminder that the school day (main school) begins at 8:50am, with registers closing at 9:00am. Arrivals after 9:00am will be recorded as late (L code). Arrivals after 9.15am will be recorded as late after we have closed the register (U code).

We monitor attendance and punctuality closely. Upon reaching a cumulative threshold, we have a duty to report instances of unauthorised absence (O code) and lateness (U code) to Wakefield council who may issue a Penalty notice (classed as an offence) under the 1996 Education Act (Section 444(1)).


Maths Day

Friday the 4th February is the NSPCC Maths Day. We are asking children to come to school in non- uniform based on a number theme. Children will have a fun maths day, taking part in lots of maths activities in their classrooms. Children can bring a donation, which will support the NSPCC and their very valuable work.


Mental-Health Week

The 7th-13th February will be children’s mental health week. Children’s Mental Health Week is organised by the mental health charity, Place2Be and focuses on the importance of looking after emotional wellbeing from an early age. This year’s theme is Growing Together’.


Nut Allergy

Can we remind parents that we are a no nut school. There are children in school who have a nut allergy and it’s important we keep them safe. Do not send any food containing nuts in lunchboxes. Thank you


Waterton Young Chef

A huge well done to those pupils who entered the Waterton Young Chef competition in December. Each entrant has received a certificate in assembly. We certainly have some talented cooks and bakers in Crofton!


Pippa Bees
Anna Bees
Erika Bees
Harper Bees
Elizabeth Dragonflies



World Book Day

World Book Day this year will be held on Thursday 3rd March. Crofton Infants will be taking part in this fun day. More details to follow.


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.



Could we politely remind parents and carers that children should not be riding scooters on the playground, this is a health and safety issue. We have very young children waiting on the playground and a child on a scooter could cause an accident. Children are welcome to ride scooters to school with parental supervision but should walk from the school gate. Thank you



Polite reminder that parents and carers should not park in pedestrian areas or on yellow lines. We have had two monitoring visits by Wakefield Council civic enforcement to ensure that road users are parking near school in a safe manner. The enforcement officers will return to school for an unannounced visit over the next few weeks.


Parent mail

From January 31st, the school will no longer be using parent mail and the Iris parent mail app will no longer be available. From 1st February, the school will use pupil asset to email parents. Please inform the school if you change your email address so that you receive all communications.



Dates for your diary


Friday 7th February NSPCC Maths day – non uniform day
Friday 18th February School closes for half term break
Monday 28th February School opens to pupils
Thursday 3rd March World Book Day




Thank you for your continued support

Mrs C Holloway

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Due to health and safety, the school has had to close today because of no water. 18/06/2021