As from 2nd September 2020, due to the increases in food costs and labour costs over the last few years, the price of a Primary School meal will be increasing to £2.20 per meal and adult meals will increase to £3.00.
This cost is not applicable to Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children as they are eligible for Universal Free School Meals, which are funded by the Government. When your child reaches Year 3 and above, you will be expected to pay for school lunches should you require them.
If your child is eligible for Free School Meals, no matter what year group they fall into, you are not required to pay for school meals as these are funded, again by the Government.
As you will already be aware, when we return in September, school meals will be slightly different in order to minimise contact with others whilst in school. If you haven’t already sent your child’s choices in to the school office, please click on the link below for the options and advise the school as soon as possible.
Our School Dinner Money Policy has also been updated. One point to note is that if your child’s dinner money debt exceeds £20, then you must provide them with a packed lunch from home until the debt is cleared.
School dinner money should be paid online via the SchoolMoney website. If you have any problems, please contact the school office for assistance during the normal school hours. Monies should be paid on a weekly basis, or alternatively you can put credit on to your child’s SchoolMoney account to cover several weeks at a time.
To view the full policy, please click on the link below:
If your financial circumstances have changed lately and you think your child may be eligible for Free School Meals, you can check via one of the methods below:
Phone: 01629 536400 or 01629 535743
Apply online: Free School Meals Online Application
As you will know from the recent correspondence and, of course, Mr Smith’s end of year video, throughout the summer holidays we will be merging what was the ICT suite and the old library area into one new classroom. Once complete, our Year 2 children will have the benefit of being the first pupils to inhabit it.
We have cleared the rooms in readiness for the Project Team coming in next week. Watch this space for updates throughout the summer!
As you will be aware, Mrs Butler is leaving us to start her Maternity Leave this summer. She has put together a farewell message for all of the Delightful Dolphins class.
As the academic year draws to a close, please find below a video message from Mr Smith.
Please see below an end of year message from Mr Smith.
We wish you all a wonderful summer break. Stay safe and take care.
We have now finalised our INSET days for the next academic year. These details are available on the ‘Information’ section of our website, alternatively, please click here.
Today was a day of mixed emotions for all involved as we said farewell to our Year 6 children who leave us to continue their educational journey to their respective Secondary Schools.
The children were invited into school to meet with their friends (at a social distance) and celebrate their time here at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School.
Mrs Farmer and the kitchen team prepared a farewell lunch for them all to enjoy together and then the dancing began! The M.U.G.A. became their dance floor and the music played loud! Some of the girls were trying to teach Mrs Weston and Mr Smith their TikTok dance moves – it was quite amusing to say the least! Some just took the time quietly to catch up with one another whilst looking on at the celebrations. It was lovely to see them all together one last time.
Before it was time to leave, Mr Smith got the children up one by one to highlight and celebrate each child’s uniqueness and their achievements throughout their time at Coton, also presenting them with the leavers gifts from Parents and the FPTA/School.
Finally it was time to leave and as the children were dismissed one by one, they were sent off with applause from the staff and Year 6 family members. Although their send off was not quite as we would have wanted it to be, it is still incredibly special in it’s own way and one to remember.
We would like to take this opportunity to say a big Thank You to those families for whom it will be their final year at Coton-in-the-Elms Primary School. These families are the Carter family, Cox, Frith, Haywood, Power, Rigby-Snaddon, Smith and the Wintle family. Thank you for all the support you have given to our school throughout the years and we wish you all well for the future. Please, don’t be a stranger!
An information pack has been put in the post today containing all of our arrangements for September. Information includes; our safety measures for September, a booklet about how expectations for next year’s class are different to this year’s, our staff team, wraparound care and school dinners.
Just to confirm, next year we have a brand new class structure and some new members on the team. We’d like to say a warm welcome to Miss Lauren Dennis; we know she will be a brilliant addition to our school. Miss Dennis will be teaching our first ever single year group Y1 class. I’d also like to re-welcome Miss Derval Lester back into our school. Miss Lester will be job-sharing with Mrs Smith in our first ever single year group Y2 class. As this year, Miss Walton will continue to support us to ensure smaller classes in KS2 also.
Next year’s structure is as follows:
Farmers (EYFS) – Miss Knowles
Foresters (Year 1) – Miss Dennis
Potters (Year 2) – Mrs Smith & Miss Lester (job-share)
Coopers (Year 3 & 4) – Miss Bains
Miners (Year 5 & 6) – Mrs Weston
** Miss Walton to be an additional teacher in Key Stage 2
Have you checked your emails today? You will have been issued with a special video message to share with your children – from the teacher your child(ren) will be working with in September. KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR THE POST ALSO!
Here is our final EYFS home learning pack for the week starting Monday 13th July. There is a timetable to show what the children will be doing in their school bubbles and the work they will be using is uploaded here.
It has been great to see lots of your wonderful dinosaur writing and phonics on Tapestry this week and I hear you have been doing a great job in school too. Well done and keep uploading!English writing activities ey-and-play_build-a-bridge Fairy Gardens long and short oo worksheet long and short oo long oo worksheet qu worksheet short oo worksheet ure worksheet Weekly Timetable 13.07.20