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Dear parents/carers


As we enter the second week of this lockdown, I hope this find everyone well.  It is clear that the second lockdown has had an impact on everyone in our community.  The children are a little more anxious this week, we will continue to use activities from our Rainbow curriculum to support the children and provide some stability in these ever changing times.  Could I remind parents that we are here to help and if you have concerns please contact school via e-mail or telephone.

I am aware that parent’s circumstances will be changing, I would encourage any parents who think they may be entitled to free school meals and uniform grants to apply via the county council website.  I would encourage parents to look at the support offered by the County Council on their website during this time.


Children in Need

It was lovely to see all the children dressed up on Friday 13th November and your kind donations raised £302.00.  Thank you so much.



We have seen a wonderful idea from another school and we would like to introduce here at Upperby School.  Due to COVID restrictions, many children are missing out on celebrating their birthdays with their friends. 

During the first lockdown, children attending our child care hub had an opportunity to celebrate with other children in the hub, we would like to re-introduce this in children can celebrate with their friends in class. 

The teaching staff will create a fun afternoon and celebrate all the birthdays for the month, these will be different in each class depending on age.  School will provide a small snack and drink for the children.  The school will cover costs, if it is your child’s birthday that month and you wish to make a small donation, these would be appreciated. 

If you would like to send something in for your child’s birthday, please can I remind everyone that it needs to be sealed for each child, so that staff do not have to handle anything that the children are then going to consume. 

The first celebration date will be Friday 27th November for children who have had their birthdays in September, October and November.

Our celebration date for December birthdays will be 18th of December.   We will look at this provision each month depending on the restrictions placed on us at the time.


Anti-bullying week

Anti-bullying week will take place week beginning 16th November.  The children are encouraged to come to school in odd socks on FRIDAY 20th November.   £1.00 donations are appreciated and this money will be used to fund Christmas parties.


Keeping warm in school.

Autumn has really arrived and the temperature has dropped.  Guidelines ask that the school is well ventilated, so windows are open in school.  We try to ensure that the classrooms are well ventilated and warm enough.    Please ensure that your child(ren) have a jumper or sweatshirt with them in school at all times.  Please ensure they bring a coat to school, it is colder when they are outside.



Please could parents speak to children about cycling safely to school, there have been several near misses with incidents on bike.   Please could children wear a cycle helmet for their safety.  We appreciate your support in this matter.  


Please do not park on the zigzag lines outside of school.  This is for everyone’s safety.   Please park responsibly on Uldale Road and do not block people’s drives.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

School closes on Friday 18th December at normal end of school times.  School re-opens after Christmas on MONDAY 4th JANUARY (this is different from the date on the county council website).

Take care and stay safe


Yours sincerely


Mrs J Hodgkins