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Snaith Primary School


Headteacher: Mrs Helen Calpin

Chair of Governors: Mr Chris Emsen

This weeks attendance 97%


Newsletter Friday 15th November

Tomorrow is our Christmas Fair.  Please do come along and support us.  There will be a number of stalls, this is a great opportunity to purchase those extra gifts for Christmas.




Children In Need

Wow! We have had a fantastic afternoon raising money for Children In Need. Throughout school there was an amazing buzz with all the children working together, supporting each other as well as being mindful of the cause and having a wonderful fun time. As always our Y5/6 children proved themselves worthy of a place on Dragon’s Den with innovative ideas, marketing skills and salespersonship! We will let you know next week how much we raised.


Packed Lunches – NO NUTS!

Due to allergies, please can we remind parents we have a ‘NO NUTS’ and nut products rule in school.  When preparing your child’s packed lunches please be mindful of this and ensure sandwich spreads ie: Nutella and biscuits do not include nuts!  Thank you.


Reception and Key Stage One – Christmas Performance ‘A Midwife Crisis’

Booking System is Open.

This year the booking system is online!  We are using our Parent Evening Booking System for you to reserve your tickets this can also be accessed via the school app.  If you have not yet downloaded the app, I urge you to do so.

The booking system will close at midday on Friday 29th November.

You will receive an email confirmation of your booking (this will be your ticket) please bring this with you, and on the day we will cross reference this with our booking list.


School Trips

This week has seen Y1/2 visit Conisbrough Castle to enhance their understanding of history and the Reception children visiting Play Adventure to deepen their knowledge of the world around them.  Greeting the children at the door on their return was a delight, they were ‘buzzing’ about how much they had enjoyed the trips.  The children were all enthusiastic and outstandingly behaved.  Thank you for your support, during our first term, I am sure you will agree the benefits of these firsthand experiences for our children are invaluable.  Thank you also to all the helpers who gave up their time to make these trips possible.


Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

I am thrilled to share with you this year we raised £621.61 for the Royal British Legion.  The school went ‘slap band crazy’ last week.  Thank you to Mrs Ford’s parents for the constant supply of merchandise and to our Year 5/6 helpers for manning the stall at break times. 


Request for More KS2 Singers!

As you will see under diary dates, we have been asked to sing at a number of events.  If your child would like to take part in these they are welcome to do so, please let the school office know if they are able to come along as we currently only have a small choir and it would be fantastic to have more. 

Our next event is on Saturday 23rd November at The Snaith School. 

Followed by Friday 29th November, Methodist Chapel 7pm and Saturday 7th December, Christmas Market at 4:30pm. We would be very grateful if more children could attend to represent our school. 



Saturday 16th November -PTA Christmas Fair, school hall 10am -1pm

Saturday 23rd November – The Snaith School Christmas Extravaganza 2pm – 6pm (Clash of the Choirs Competition, school choir to sing)

Friday 29th November – Miss Howson/Mrs Peavoy’s Class Assembly, 9am in the school hall, parents welcome.

Friday 29th November – Methodist Chapel, opening the Christmas Tree Competition, 7pm (school choir to sing)

Wednesday 4th November – Flu Vaccination for the children who missed the last session.

Thursday 5th December – 9:30 & 2:15pm Reception & KS! Christmas Performance.  Doors open 30 minutes before performance.  BOOKING REQUIRED

Friday 6th December - 9:30 & 2:15pm Reception & KS! Christmas Performance.  Doors open 30 minutes before performance.  BOOKING REQUIRED

Saturday 7th December – Snaith Christmas Market (school choir to sing)

Wednesday 11th December – 2:30pm Nursery Nativity, parents welcome.

Thursday 12th December – 9:30am Nursery Nativity, parents welcome.

Friday 13th December – Key Stage 2 ‘Christmas Pop’ Snaith Priory 2pm, parents welcome.

Friday 13th December – Nursery and Reception Balance Bike session

Monday 16th December – Year 4 Pedestrian Training AM

Monday 16th December – Year 2 Scooter Training PM

Wednesday 18th December – Panto at Cast Theatre, Doncaster.  Whole school to attend

Thursday 19th December – Christmas Dinner.

Friday 20th December – Johnathan Newman Awards Assembly – Non uniform, Christmas Jumper/Sparkle.

Friday 20th December – 3:30pm School Closes for the Christmas holiday.

Tuesday 7th January – School Re-opens to children.

Live Green!

As part of our pledge to become more environmentally friendly we have decided to incorporate into our weekly newsletter a ‘Green Column’.

We aim to provide you with ideas for tiny changes that you can easily make each week to help ‘green up’ your life.  Together we will share these ideas with the children.  Please encourage them to take part in small activities involving them in this change. Any great ideas, please send them into the school councillors c/o Miss Howson and Mrs McEnroe and we will share these through this platform with others.  We would also like you to let us know how you are getting on making these tiny changes – How are you feeling? Are you becoming more aware? What’s the impact on your life? Send us a note, we’d love to hear from you!  (In the future we hope to set up a platform for sharing via the website).

Our first ‘Live Green’ ideas will be connected to how you can ‘Green Up’ your Christmas.

How about trying to find locally made gifts right here in Snaith? This will not only benefit your green/environmental footprint, but also benefit the wonderful entrepreneurs we have right here! Remember the School Craft Fair and the Snaith Christmas Market is coming up!  There should be some great pressie buying opportunities!

NOTE: Something to find out about:  Woodland Trust Big Climate Fightback ‘plant a tree’ by 30 November.


School App

Our App provider are still having an issue with notifications on Android devices.  This is still being worked on! Android devices do receive the information we post but do not receive a notification. We are in frequent consultation to urge the company to rectify this as soon as possible as this is frustrating for us all and ironically (given the above) impacting on our drive to become paperless and green. In the meantime please can I ask you to continue to keep checking your device periodically for news and calendar updates and until the situation is rectified. We will continue to send a paper copy of our weekly newsletter out to families on a Friday. With this being out of our hands we can only apologise for any inconvenience caused.  Please know we are following this up!


Yours sincerely

Helen Calpin