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Sturton C of E Primary School

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wc 26th September

22 September 2022 (by head)

This week

Good morning,


We are currently having some fencing erected around the field to minimise the damage caused by rabbits. I know this may be a strange request, but does anyone have close links with Yorkshire Wildlife Park? The reason I ask is that apparently lion/tiger poo is very good at deterring both rabbits and foxes. Being environmentally responsible, this would be an additional action to keep the rabbits off the field. Please let me know if you could help with this. Aaaah, the job of a Headteacher!!


Voice Your Vocab – please remember that all children (Year 1 to Year 6) have an image to look at ready for Special Writing on a Friday. For Class 1, this is sent home as a paper copy, for all other classes, it is on Google Classroom by Wednesday. It is really important that the children bring along their ideas that they have thought about with you, developing a rich vocabulary for both oral and written work is crucial in widening their knowledge.


Lunch menu is Week 1.



Open Evening 3.30 – 6.00pm (now full and appointments will be emailed out later today or tomorrow). Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment and enter via the hall doors. Each appointment is 10 minutes and there will be an alarm to indicate time is up. As ever, if further time is required, then another appointment can be made.



Open Evening 3.30 – 6.00pm (now full and appointments will be emailed out later today or tomorrow).



We have a Governor Visit Day – this is an opportunity for our Governors to see what is happening in school.

The children in Class 3 have DAaRT -  please ensure books are back in on Monday.

Sports Club is on till 4.30pm

NO FOOTBALL – this is due to an immovable meeting.

Elizabethan Academy Open Evening.



A team from Class 3 will be attending the Cross Country at Ranby House (details to follow). This takes place between 12.00 – 2.00pm.

Sturton Striders is on till 4.15pm

Makaton Choir is on till 4.15pm



Harvest Festival – 9.00am in Church. All classes will be taking part.

Donations will once again be for the Bassetlaw Food Bank. This should be dried/packed/tinned goods and not fresh. It can also include shampoo, toothpaste, tooth brushes, baby wipes, nappies etc.

To make this a little more interesting, I wonder if we can challenge the children to bring foods with certain coloured packaging?? This will allow us to make a ‘Rainbow of food gift’ for the Food Bank. Please don’t worry if you can’t, all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Foundation – Red

Year 1 – Orange

Year 2 – Yellow

Year 3 – Green

Year 4 – Blue

Year 5 – Indigo

Year 6 – Violet (sorry year 5 & 6 – purple might be a best fit for these two!).


Please make bookings for EarlyBirds and AfterSchool to by 3.30pm tomorrow (Friday).


Have a lovely weekend.