• St. Cuthbert's School

December 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy Advent! In school and at home we are preparing for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the son of God. We are focussing on preparing ourselves ‘spiritually’ so we are able to spread the love, peace and joy of Christ as the light of our world. We are offering lots of chances for you to join with us to reflect. Our Christingle service and our Advent Mass this week are a perfect place to start. Please join us if you can.

A special goodbye

Mrs Smith, our wonderful PSA, will be leaving us in January to begin a new post at Imagination Village. As you know she will be hugely missed as she has been a part of St Cuthberts for 19 years. Mrs Smith is reducing her hours and focussing on what she does best ‘playing and having fun with the children’. We wish her a very happy and healthy future and thank her for everything she has done for St Cuthberts and what a difference she has made. Thank you

Christmas Fair

A huge thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support for our school. We made £700 which is amazing and will go to our pantomime, parties and gifts next week.


Tomorrow our KS2 children (y3 upwards) will lead us in a Christingle service. All are very welcome to join us and begin the journey towards Christmas.

Advent Mass

Please join us in Church on Wednesday at 9.15am for Mass with Father Jim to mark the start of the season of Advent.

Christmas Parties

Children can come dressed in their party clothes but please be aware that they are outside at lunchtimes and playtimes so please ensure they are warm and have suitable footwear.

17th December – y1 and Y2 party – Mrs Flounders and Mrs Ahmed

18th December – Y3 and Y4 party – Mr T , Miss McDonald and Mrs Colley

19th December – Y5 and Y6 party –Miss Swain, Miss Conlin and Miss Grylls.

19TH December – Nursery and Reception/y1 party (Mrs Mudd and Mrs Gilbraith)

Christmas lunch

Our school Christmas lunch is on Tuesday 10th December

All children can come to school in a Christmas jumper or Christmas top.

Snappy Christmas

Our school choir are taking part in a Christmas concert at the Borough Hall on Wednesday this week. If you wish to go and see them tickets are priced three pounds and are available online.

Advent Mission

There will be a cake sale tomorrow to sponsor a child in education in India. This is our Mimi Vinnie’s chosen cause. Please support us. THANK YOU

Christmas Craft days for parents

As usual we will be inviting parents in to the classrooms to come and work with their child/ren to make crafts together. Please come a long for 1.5 hours – it is lots of fun and we really appreciate the help. It’s great to learn with your children and we aim to run the days termly as feedback from parents has been very positive.

Nursery – 3rd December all day – parents welcome am or pm

Reception/Y1 Class (Mrs Mudd) – 3rd December at 1.30pm -3pm

Y1 (Mrs Flounders) – 9th December 1.30-3pm

Y2 (Mrs Ahmed) – 18th December 1.30 -3pm

Y3 (Miss McDonald) – 17th December 1.30-3pm

Y4 (Mr Tennant) – 17th December 9am -10.30am -morning

Y3/4 (Mrs Colley) – 17th December -1.30-3pm

Y5 (Miss Grylls) – 19th December 1.30-3pm

Y6 Miss Swain and Miss Conlin – 18th December 1.30-3pm

Parking reminder

Please be courteous and thoughtful to our neighbours at this busy time. It would be lovely to spread our peace and joy to them also. Inconsiderate parking can become stressful if it happens daily. Thank you for caring.

Upcoming dates for diaries (Christmas dates included)

3rd December – KS2 Christingle 9.15am in hall

4th December – Advent Mass – all school in church 9.15am

9th December 2.15pm – Early years/y1 – Mrs Mudd and Mrs Gilbraith class performance

10th December 9.15 am – Early years/y1– Mrs Mudd and Mrs Gilbraith class performance

12th December – KS2 PERFORMANCE IN CHURCH – 9.30am and 2.15pm – Mrs Colley, Mr Tennant, Miss McDonald, Miss Grylls, Miss Conlin and Miss Swain classes.

13th December – Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Flounders class performance in school hall 9.15am and 2.15pm

20th December – Christmas Concert in Church 9.30am whole school (morning)

Kind Regards

Mrs J Wilson