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Westgate Primary School

Friday Letter

Friday 6th December 2019


School Closure – Thursday 12th December

Please don’t forget that school will be closed next Thursday (12th December) due to the school being used as a polling station for the General Election. School will re-open as usual on Friday 13th December.


November Reading Raffle Winners

November’s raffle took place this week and the winning children from each class won a prize. Well done to all these children……

Reception – Michael Rooker, George Dudley & Willow Sparks

Year 1 – Michael Prazeres, Owen Fisher & Karima Mansour

Year 2 – Zachary Armitt, Freddie Kane & Jason Greenwood

Year 3 – Tahlia Mulgrew, Lilly Hennessy-Brown & Evie Oldfield

Year 4 – Seamus Walker, Hubert Samowedziuk & Joseph Brooks

Year 5 – Alfie Bell, Ava Otoo Smith & Hayden O’Brien

Year 6 – Emily Canning, Dylan Hyde & Nadia Haddad

A special mention goes out to all those children who also received a certificate for reading every day in the month of October or November. Some children received both! Well done – that is quite an achievement!


Dates for your diaries

Christmas Parties - Children can wear their own clothes on their party day.

Mon 9th Dec – Y4 Christmas party

Tues 10th Dec – Y6 Christmas party

Wed 11th Dec – Y2 and Y3 Christmas party

Mon 16th Dec – Reception Christmas party

Tues 17th Dec – Y5 Christmas party

Wed 18th Dec – Y1 Christmas party


Our wonderful Year 1 pupils will be performing their nativity on Wednesday 11th December at 10am (no toddlers please) and Friday 13th December 10am (toddlers). It’s great to see so many children showing the confidence to act on the stage and they are looking forward to performing to an audience!


Christmas Bingo

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual Friends of Westgate School Bingo Evening!  The Bingo will take place on Wednesday 11th December starting at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.00pm sharp. As usual there will be lots of exciting prizes to win and it will be a fun-filled, excellent night out for the whole family. Please contact the school office if you would be able to offer any help or donations.

What time will the elves wake Santa?

Santa’s alarm clock was wound up in assembly last week, and sealed in the Christmas Box, which means the competition to guess the time that the elves will wake Santa is on! The time on the clock will be revealed in the final assembly of the year and the prize for the nearest time is £100!

‘Times’ cost £1.00 each and are available from the school office.

Christmas cards in school

We will be organising the ‘Christmas Post’ within school from Monday

9th December. The post box will be placed near the main office and our ‘post children’ will distribute the cards to the classes throughout the school day. To help our school ‘posties’, envelopes will need to have the child’s full name and class written clearly on them. Please help us to keep card disruption to a minimum by asking children to put all Christmas cards in the postbox.


Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto will open on Monday 9th December and is the perfect opportunity for children to choose Christmas presents for the adults in their lives. Children will be able to choose from a selection of items then the adults in the Grotto will help them to wrap and label their gifts. The cost is £3.00 per present, but siblings are able to go together to choose a present, eg a brother and sister could go together to choose and giftwrap a present for their Mum. Wednesday 11th will be the very last day that you can buy tickets for Santa’s Grotto, so if you haven’t bought tickets yet, you need to be quick!


Christmas Selection box raffle

Tickets for our Christmas selection box raffle are now on sale. The draw for the raffle is held in our final assembly of the term, which will be on Friday 20th December. We would be very grateful for donations of selection boxes to be sent into school, we have bought a few, but the more prizes we have the more winners there will be!


Christmas Dinner Day

Thursday 19th December is Christmas dinner day where a delicious dinner of roast turkey with all the trimmings will be cooked by Julie and all her hardworking staff and served up by Mr Wright and Mrs Henderson in their festive aprons! School dinners cost £2.30 (unless your child is in Key Stage One or receive free school meals). Your child can just request a dinner on the day, unless they would like the vegetarian option of roast quorn fillet. If you would like the vegetarian option, please pre-order through the office as soon as possible. Christmas dinner day will also be non-uniform as the children are encouraged to wear a Christmas jumper or something festive!

Super Work certificates

Certificates are given out in assembly each week to children who have been working extremely hard and we would like to share their success with you.

This week children in the following classes received certificates:









Dear Parents,

  We want to avoid any accidents on the school site at any time of the day. Consequently we will make sure the pedestrian gates are both open as early as possible to reduce the numbers walking through the Children’s Centre car park.

 We would be very grateful for your assistance in keeping the school site safe by considering the following actions:


  • Park outside on the road and walk in through one of the pedestrian gates
  • Do not use the Children’s Centre car park as a short cut to the Children’s Centre main entrance – walk up to the school entrance and turn right along the perimeter of the car park
  • Do not park in the bay reserved for disabled parking
  • During the dark mornings wear something light or reflective
  • Breakfast Club parents park on the school car park to reduce traffic on the Children’s Centre car park (which is much smaller)
  • Drive very slowly on the school site even though you may be pushed for time – be very aware there could be small children around

 Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our children, and their parents, safe and sound.




K. Wright (Headteacher)














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