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Important Dates

Charity Christmas Jumper Day for Birmingham Children's Hospital (£1 donation) Friday 11th December
Any Christmas cards for class mates and teachers in by Friday 11th December
Book Christmas Meal on SQUID by Friday 11th December
Teacher gift to be brought into school by Monday 14th December
Christmas cards will be given out in school on Tuesday 15th December
Christmas Meal Wednesday 16th December
Robin Hood Virtual Pantomime Thursday 17th December
Christmas Movie Morning Friday 18th December
Charity day for Father Hudson's Society (£1 donation) Friday 18th December

Christmas ART and DT

Christmas Nativity

Final Week
Finish school at 12.40pm Friday 18th December
Return to school at 8.45am Tuesday 5th January 2021

Christmas Leaflet sent home on Friday 4th December 2020

Advent at Home

With the dark days and dark nights, being active is quite hard - especially when it is wet and miserable.  So, this year, Mrs Lay has put together an active Advent Calendar for the children to do at home. Take a look at the challenges and, for each challenge you complete and put a picture on the blog, you'll receive 5 housepoints.  

Christmas Meal

The whole school Christmas Dinner will take place on Wednesday 16th December

If you would like your child to have a cooked Christmas Dinner, the cost for Y5 children is £2.40 and this should be paid by Wednesday 9th December at the latest. 

You can order and pay via your SQUID account.

As the season of Advent approaches us, in Year 5 we turn our attention to preparing for the birth of Jesus.  In our RE lessons, we will explore the season in more detail but we also want to make sure we have used the time wisely to help those around us who may be sick, in need or who simply may need a little more support because of COVID-19.

 

As a school, we always set aside each Friday in Advent to carry out charitable giving and this year is no different.  Each Friday will be an own clothes day and we will support a different charity each week. You will find the details of who we are supporting below, along with what you need to do to support them.

 

Let's make this Advent season special for those who need to feel Jesus' light and guidance in their life.

Friday 4th December - CAFOD World Gifts

Each year, we love to support CAFOD through their World Gifts campaign.  As a class, we will decide what gift we would love to buy with the money that is donated on this day.

 

Take a look at the website by clicking here to see what we could buy and come and tell me what you think would be good for our class.

 

This week, please bring in £1 to donate towards World Gifts.
Your reward, wearing your own clothes for the day!

Friday 11th December - Christmas Jumper Day

We have raised a phenomenal amount for Birmingham Children's Hospital and, whilst we weren't able to have our large charity day in the Summer, this doesn't mean our charitable giving will stop.  On 11th December, Birmingham Children's Hospital have their Jolly Jumper Day and we'll be joining them. 

 

Pop on your Christmas Jumper and let's get festive together for the children of Birmingham!

 

This week, please bring in £1 to donate towards Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Your reward, wearing your Christmas Jumper or own clothes for the day!

Friday 18th December - Father Hudson's Society

Traditionally, we have always supported Father Hudson's during Easter through their Good Shepherd Appeal.  Sadly, the COVID-19 lockdown prevented us from supporting them as much as we would have liked to.  In light of this, we are dedicating the final Friday in Advent to Father Hudson's so that we can support the fantastic work they did for people in the greatest of need.

 

This week, please bring in £1 to donate towards Father Hudson's.
Your reward, wearing your own clothes for the day!

Friday 27th November - Local Food Bank

 

Food banks are in desperate need of our support.  Our Harvest Festival was a fantastic success and we were able to provide lots of food to people within our local community.  As Christmas approaches, the pressure to provide food to make the day special is even greater. 

 

In light of this, we would like you to donate food items this week. 
The table below shows the items the food bank needs. 
Your reward, wearing your own clothes for the day!

 

Dry Food Items Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Beans, Pulses, Biscuits
Tinned Food Items Soup, Pasta Sauce, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Fruit, Meat
Drinks Tea, Coffee, UHT Milk, Longlife Fruit Juice

 

 

 

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