The end of a long term has arrived! It’s been a fantastic term in school with so much going on, but I think everyone is now ready for a break. Although, Christmas isn’t always a relaxing time! We all hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, enjoyable Christmas and a peaceful start to the New Year. Children are back in school on Thursday 5th January 2023. See you in 2023!
for all of the gifts you have sent in to all of us staff in school. It is never expected, but always greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Recent Christmas Events
It has been lovely to welcome so many of you to all of the Christmas events we have held in school or church: Reception nativity; KS1 nativity; Year 3&4 carol service; and Year 5&6 coffee and carols. We had over 250 adults join us for these celebrations which is fantastic. Thank you for your support.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”Luke 2:11
It’s really important to look after yourself at this time of year. The last edition of Pedmore Thrive for 2023 can be found here.
NHS Winter Toolkit for Schools
Stay Well This Winter – Cold weather can make some health problems worse and even lead to serious complications. There are a number of things you can do to help including getting your winter vaccinations and using the NHS 111 service first for any urgent medical need. Please find below important information from the NHS to help you and your families stay well this winter. Stay Well This Winter Leaflet For more information visit our Stay Well This Winter page.
Evening and weekend appointments available at your GP Practice
A range of appointments are available on evenings and at weekends. Additional appointments will be available between 6.30pm and 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Saturdays for all patients. You may be offered an appointment at your GP surgery or another location nearby. This may be a face to face appointment; a telephone consultation; or a video consultation.
To book an appointment between these hours, please call your practice.
If you need an appointment out of hours, please telephone your surgery and listen to the out of hours information on the answer phone message.
For more information on accessing your GP Practice please go to Primary care is open and here for you
Please also see below video from Dr Mo Mandiratta.
Pharmacy – Your first choice for help, advice and treatment for common conditions
If you or your family become unwell, you may not always need to see a doctor or get a prescription. Local pharmacies offer many of the same services local GPs do. Community pharmacists are qualified health professionals who can offer expert advice on lots of minor ailments and conditions. They can help you with common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as well as perform health checks and screenings and treat minor injuries and ailments. Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Christingle Service in School
We held our Christingle services in school on Thursday of this week, with David Nichol from St Peter’s joining us. It’s always a magical time when we light all of the candles and turn the lights off. See a couple of pictures below.
We had a final sing-song of carols this morning. Have a listen to a couple of snippets below:
Whole School – 89.23%
Reception – 93.33%
Year 1 – 89.67%
Year 2 – 90.67%
Year 3 – 85.15%
Year 4 – 88.79%
Year 5 – 91.82%
Year 6 – 85.76%
Once again, we are requesting that people are considerate when parking in a morning and at pick-up in the afternoon. Keeping children safe is our number one priority and by parking inconsiderately, or blocking drives/parking on double-yellow lines increases the chances of children being hurt or injured. Please think of others when parking your car.
Many children will be getting video games, new phones, consoles, etc this Christmas. Help them to stay safe by following this advice on setting up apps, games and software. You can find the one-page guidance here.