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Westgate Primary School

Friday Letter

Friday 13th December 2019


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!


What time will the elves wake Santa?

Santa’s alarm clock has been wound up in assembly, 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 still available from the school office.


Wearing Christmas jumpers on Christmas dinner day!

We would like to invite all children to wear their best festive outfit on Thursday to coincide with Christmas lunch. Christmas dinner day is on Thursday 19th December. If your child needs the vegetarian option, please pre-order from the office as soon as possible.


Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto has been a huge success again this year and many children have loved having the opportunity to buy a gift for the special adults in their life. Our thanks go to Mrs Purcell and all the members of the Friends of Westgate School for the amazing job they do to ensure that children have a great time at our school! Westgate is very lucky to have such a dedicated team.


Key Stage Two Christmas Carol Concert

On Thursday 19th December at 9.30, Key Stage Two will perform the annual carol concert. As there will only be time to perform once, we have had to restrict the numbers of the audience. Initially, we have prioritized families who have children who will perform with a musical instrument or are in the choir. However, there are now a few tickets remaining which will be given out on a first come, first served basis. These are available from the school office.


Christmas Parties

There are a few year groups who are yet to have their Christmas party. Children can wear their own clothes on their party day

Mon 16th Dec – Reception Christmas party

Tues 17th Dec – Y5 Christmas party

Wed 18th Dec – Y1 Christmas party


End of term

A reminder that school closes for the Christmas holidays at 2pm on Friday 20th December and re-opens on Monday 6th January.

Mr Wright will be writing the news letter next week so I will take this opportunity to wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year.

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.



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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