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Snaith Primary School


Newsletter Friday 27th November 2020

Dear Parents

PTA Christmas Raffle – Covid Safe

The PTA are busy creating beautiful hampers, if you have any unwanted gifts, chocolates, biscuits, toiletries or unopened games you would like to donate we would be very grateful, please send to school with your child and we will pass on to the PTA by Monday 7th December.

‘You’ve got to be in it to win it’

Purchasing of Raffle Tickets

If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket, these are just £1 each.  Please login to your school payment account and select online shop.  For each pound you spend you will receive a ticket.  Closing date for purchasing the tickets is midday on Wednesday 9th December.  The tickets will be sent home on Friday 11th December and the raffle will be drawn on Monday 14th December.  Good Luck to everyone who enters, ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’! All money raised goes towards supporting the whole school and providing extra resources for the children.



Nursery invoices have been emailed.  Payment is due by the 10th December.  If you have not received your invoice, please contact the school office

Before and After School club invoices, these are being emailed next week.  If you do not receive your invoice, please contact the school office.


School Music – Places available for Brass and Violin

If your child is in year 3 – 5 and would like to learn to play a musical instrument please contact the school office

We have spaces available for Brass and Violin tuition.  The lessons are Covid19 safe and where possible lessons are arranged in ‘class bubbles’. 

When lessons have more than one bubble, social distancing will be adhered to. The room will be well ventilated and laid out to facilitate social distancing (at least 2 meters) between the teacher and children with pupils seated/stood side by side where possible.   Lessons which involve woodwind or brass instruments, at least 3 metres distance will be maintained between the teacher and the pupils. 

The lessons cost £60 for the first term reducing to £40 per term thereafter.  Tuition is given by the East Riding Music Service.  Instruments are available for hire from the Music Service for approx. £20 per term.  Lessons are 20 minutes per week during the school day for 30 of the 39 school weeks.  If your child is interested we will arrange for them to meet their teacher before the end of this term, ready for lessons to commence in January.  If your child is looking into learning an instrument these lessons provide exceptional value for money.


Term Dates 2021-2022

On Wednesday your school app may have been ‘pinging’ with notifications while the term dates for 2021-2022 were uploaded the app calendar.  Hope this is of help when planning your family time. 


Attendance & Absence From School

A little reminder:

If your child is ill, please ring the school daily to keep us informed of their absence. For a medical appointment, please pass a copy of the appointment card/letter to the school office. 

If your child is absent from school for any reason other than illness or a medical appointment, we do require an ‘Absence from School for Exceptional Circumstances Request Form’ completing.

Please can we politely remind everyone of the Local Authority’s Policy of no term time holidays.  These are all unauthorised absences and the Local Authority do enforce a penalty charge. 


Getting Ready for Christmas

Today children and staff have been busy decorating their classrooms for Christmas.  There has been a fantastic buzz around school which has lifted all of our spirits!

Each class has also made a giant shared class card.  Please send in your 50p’s next week.  Children will then sign the card with their wishes for each other and all money raised will support Unicef ‘deliver a baby’.


Job Vacancy - Kitchen Assistant

Our friendly and hardworking, busy Catering Team need a Kitchen Assistant to work 1 ½ hours in the kitchen between 12.15 – 1.45pm Monday to Friday, term time only.  The duties would include washing up, clearing away kitchen items, cleaning surfaces and floors and ensuring a tidy, safe and clean kitchen.  If you like a busy job, take pride in your work and have a can-do attitude, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact the office for an application form or you can find one on our website under vacancies.  A DBS check would be carried out for the successful applicant.  To start as soon as possible.


Covid Results Weekend Telephone Number

If you receive results of a test over the weekend, please TEXT the school mobile on 07735988369 in order to inform us of the outcome. Please state your child’s name and class in the text message. This is checked periodically over the weekend.


Yours sincerely

Helen Calpin