11 December Newsletter

December 11, 2020by 22CenturyDesign

Dear Parents/Carers, This is our final newsletter of what has been the most unusual year.  This term it has been a real pleasure getting back to some sort of normality and spending time with your wonderful children.  Obviously, we have all been affected by Covid.   Thanks to you and all the staff, adults and children...

Dear Parents/Carers,

This is our final newsletter of what has been the most unusual year.  This term it has been a real pleasure getting back to some sort of normality and spending time with your wonderful children.  Obviously, we have all been affected by Covid.   Thanks to you and all the staff, adults and children at St. Paul’s, we have managed to keep the impact as minimal as it could be.

There will be another letter to follow this newsletter that will outline track and trace plans for the Christmas holidays.

Christmas is such a special time of year, the opportunity to spend time with our loved ones and take the time to reflect.  It can be very easy to become distracted by, and allow our thoughts to focus on the challenges that life brings and the many upsetting events that we hear about in the news. In these difficult times, it is important to recognise and celebrate all that we have to be thankful for.  We have every intention of making the run up to Christmas as enjoyable and as fun as we can, without compromising the safety of all our St. Paul’s family.  As we are not able to do our usual Christmas productions, we are currently producing a whole school Christmas video which will be out towards the end of next week.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a restful Christmas and a New Year of health and happiness.

Merry Christmas to you all from everyone at St. Paul’s C of E Primary School.

Mr. C. M. Thornton
Head Teacher


Attendance up to the 4 December, 2020 is 96.67%.  The school target is 97%.

Star of the Week

The following children in KS2 received their award on Friday, 4th December: Alfie, Alessia, Max, Evan, Jessica-Lilly, Evie, Logan, Vanessa, Charlie, Mylee-Mai, Phoebe, Logan, Jaiden, Isabelle, and Beau.

At today’s Star of the Week presentation the following children in Foundation and KS1 were presented with their award: Jesamine, Harry, Azaadveer, Olivia, Lucy, Jenson, Poppy, Bracken, Agastya, Brooke, Jayson, Dominic, and Jaxon.

Well done to you all.

Mrs. Marsden’s Book Choice

“One of my favourite books when I was a child was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl.  I was introduced to this book when my class did a project on it back when I was in Year 4.

It is about a young boy who finds a golden ticket in a chocolate bar – how exciting.  The golden ticket gives him and 4 other lucky winners the opportunity to visit an amazing chocolate factory.

Once at the factory, Charlie meets a unique man called Mr. Wonka, wonderful creatures called Oompa Lumpas and other children who have also won the golden tickets.

I loved this book because the chocolate factory was a wonderland of chocolately and sweet creations that boggled my mind.  I found it very interesting to read about all the different things Mr. Wonka had created and I wanted to visit the chocolate factory like Charlie too!

I would definitely recommend this book as it’s a magical world of Mr. Wonka’s chocolate factory”.


We would like to remind you of the importance of keeping your child at home if someone in your household, or a close contact, has Covid symptoms and needs to go for a test.  Your child, and the household, must self-isolate until the results come back negative.  If someone in the household is unwell and is being tested, or maybe sent home from work for testing, please call the school to inform us and then collect your child immediately.

Your child can return to school once the test result comes back negative.

A frequently asked question is ‘What happens if someone self-isolating as a close contact then develops symptoms?’

  • If anyone isolating develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should book a test immediately.
  • They should inform the school they have symptoms, are being tested and of any test result as soon as they receive them.
  • All other household members must now isolate and not leave home until the result of the test.

If your child’s class is closed due to a positive COVID-19 test result within the class, and your child goes for a test which comes back positive, please still let the school know as soon as the results are received.

Class Poplar Unexpected Visitor

Class Poplar had a very unexpected visit from an Elf today!

School Closure

School will close at the normal time on Friday, 18 December for the Christmas Holidays and re-open on Tuesday, 5 January, 2021.  (Monday, 4 January, 2021 is an Inset Day).

Christmas Treasure Trail

We have been advised of a free Christmas Treasure Trail taking place in Warwick Town Centre to raise awareness of a charity called ‘Molly Olly’s Wishes’.

The trail will take place from Friday, 4th December until Tuesday, 29th December and the aim is to find all the Cuddly Lion Ollys who will be sitting in various windows of shops or businesses and will be dressed up for Christmas, carrying a letter.  At the end of trail, put the letters together and work out what seasonal words they spell.  You can post your answers into Molly Olly’s letter box and have a chance to win a super-sized Olly the Brave.

(Any donation that you can make to the charity will be gratefully received). Click here to find the Treasure Trail and the charity

Holiday Camp

A Multi-Sport Holiday Camp is being run over the Christmas period at Hinckley Leisure Centre, LE10 1BZ, from 21st to 23rd December.  The sessions run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for children aged 5 – 12 years and cost £45 for 3 days (childcare vouchers available).  Staggered drop off and pick-up times.

Children will need a packed lunch, plenty of water, suitable clothing for the weather and loads of energy!

Click here to book a place.

Poppy Appeal

The sale of poppies and merchandise last month in support of the Poppy Appeal raised £384.49. Thank you to everyone for your support.

Dates for Your Diary

Please note change of date for Year 4 visit to PGL Caythorpe Court.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year