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Message from Miss McNamara

Posted 17th November 2023

TT-Rockstars-300x215Our Times Tables Rock Stars re-launch has been absolutely amazing this week.

We kick-started the event on Monday with a teacher battle and Dan Batty (Mrs Batty's son) played drums. He was absolutely amazing and the children came out of the assembly enthused, with huge smiles. 

Teachers have pinned their times tables speed to their classroom doors and the children have been in competition with us all week. Today, there have been lots of very cool outfits and lots of green/blue/glitter hairspray that I'm sure will be making it onto your pillowcases this weekend!

We thank you for your support with our re-launch and hope your children will continue to enjoy improving their known facts.

Watch the video below to find out about Times Tables Rock Stars

Parents' Evening Meetings

We are looking forward to welcoming you into school for our parents' evenings next week (Tuesday 21st  - Thursday 23rd  November). 

If you have one of the first appointments, we ask that you collect your child from the classroom and then walk back around the front school. We will be letting all parents in through front entrance, rather than the classroom doors, for your meetings. This ensures the security of our site with a single-entrance point.

If your child is attending a club and you want them to attend the meeting with you, please let us know on your arrival so we can get your child from the club they are in.

We will have 2 quick surveys for you to complete on your phone when you come into school. If you prefer, you can take the QR codes away to complete when you are at home. We will also have a representative and display from 'Phunky Foods' with resources to support healthy lifestyle choices.

Coppice Valley Primary School (7)


Design a Christmas card competition 2023


Christmas Jumper Days

To get the most out of your child's Christmas jumper - we have a few dates on which they can wear them to school (to reduce the cost-per-wear!).

  • Thursday 7th December: The official 'Christmas Jumper Day' (with school trousers/skirt).
  • Wednesday 13th December: Christmas dinner day (with school trousers/skirt).
  • Thursday 14th December: Year 1 only (with school trousers/skirt). 
  • Monday 18th December: St Johns (with school trousers/skirt) .
  • Your child's 'Christmas Crafternoon' (with school trousers/skirt).

In January, we will be collecting donations of Christmas jumpers, so that we can offer a Christmas jumper swap shop in November 2024, as part of our community goals to reduce landfill and support families.

Key Dates

All of our dates are on our website calendar, but here are some key dates to help you keep track at this busy time of year:

Please note that the date for the St John's Christmas Carol Concert has now been confirmed.

  • Friday 17th November - Rock Star Dress-up Day 
  • Monday 18th November - PTFA Christmas Meeting 6pm-8pm
  • 21st- 23rd  November -  Parents' Meetings (please book via Arbor, 4pm-6pm)
  • Wednesday 29th November - Panto Trip
  • Saturday 9th December - Christmas Fair  2pm-4pm
  • Thursday 14th December - EYFS/Y1 Christmas Performance (10am grandparents, 2pm parents)
  • Monday 18th December -  St John's Carol Concert, (2pm arrival for 2:15pm start)

Crafternoon Dates: 2:15pm:

  • Willow – Tuesday 5th December 

  • Ash – Wednesday 6th December 

  • Apple – Monday 11th December

  • Chestnut – Tuesday 12th December  

  • Sycamore – Wednesday 13th December  

  • Beech – Tuesday 19th December  

  • Oak – Wednesday 20th December  



Miss McNamara


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