Saxton Newsletter 11.2.22

Half Term Ideas

If you want some ideas for activities during the half term break, you could try looking at this website which has lots of good ideas for parents -

Carbon Dioxide Monitors

As you know, Good ventilation is an important tool to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The DFE is supporting schools to make sure our classrooms are well-ventilated by providing us with carbon dioxide (CO2) monitors. CO2 levels as measured by these monitors are a proxy for good ventilation, and they can indicate when ventilation needs improving. We have been using these for some time and have found that they are helping us to keep a balance of good ventilation with keeping classrooms warm during the colder weather.

Valentine's Bun Sale

Don’t forget that Monday is our FOSS Valentines Cake Sale. We would welcome your support in baking cakes and buns that can be brought in on Monday morning – thank you.

Crazy Hair Day

Thursday 17th Feb will be a Crazy Hair day in aid of FOSS. We encourage children to come into school with a crazy hairstyle on that day in return for £1 donation, which can be paid in cash or on ParentPay.

Training Day

Don’t forget that next Friday is a school training day. School will not be open to pupils on Friday 18th February; they will break up for half term on Thursday 17th February.

Learning Review Day

Our Learning Review day will take place on 9th March when school will be closed to pupils. A separate letter will be sent regarding the format of Learning Reviews.

Futsal Technical Sessions - 2 free taster sessions

Leeds Futsal is excited to launch some futsal technical sessions in the local area. The sessions will be focused on developing your child's confidence and creativity, all done in a player-led, engaging environment.

Session details:

Tuesdays @ Sherburn High School

5.30-6.30 (ages 6-8)

6.30-7.30 (ages 9-11)

Wednesdays @ Lock Lane Sports Centre

5.15-6pm (ages 4-6)

6-7 (ages 7-11)

Fridays @ Sherburn High School

5.30-6.30 (ages 6-8)

6.30-7.30 (ages 9-11)

Each player will receive 2 free taster sessions, to sign up simply contact Lizzie -

Eco Warriors Tip

Today’s water-saving tip from our Eco Warriors is: Fill a jug of water and put it in the fridge for when you want a cool drink.

School Lunches

Please see the new Spring 2022 Lunch menu below. Next week we will be on Week 1 of lunches. We have a couple of changes to the published menus:

Monday is the Valentine's Special Menu with Chicken Fajitas, Bean & Vegetable Burritos, selection of Jacket Potatoes or Egg Sandwich. Paris Shortbread Sandwich with Custard for dessert. These lunches have already been pre-ordered so no need to choose on the day.

Tuesday will be Cheese & Tomato Pizza, selection of the normal Jackets, or Tuna Sandwich. The dessert will be the Chocolate Crunch. This can be ordered as normal on the morning.

Children can decide daily whether they are having a school dinner or packed lunch.

Please ensure you discuss the menu each day with your child so they can decide what they would like to order. Once they know their choices, they will choose this each morning with their teacher during registration.

Each day there are 4 choices, either the hot dinner, hot vegetarian option, jacket potato with a choice of toppings or a sandwich. The sandwich and jacket potato always come with a selection of vegetables/salad on the side and have the full pudding choice for that day.

Spring 2022 Lunch Menu

From w/c 4th January - w/c 4 April 2022 This is our new menu for the Spring Term

Application for Pupil Absence Form

This form should be completed by the parent/carer and returned to the school as far in advance as possible and preferably preferably with sufficient notice before the first intended day of absence.

Diary Dates

Saxton Parents Calendar

Details of events and school activities. This is also accessible through the school website.

Amazon Smile

Don’t forget that if you use Amazon Smile and have registered our school for donations, FOSS will receive a donation. This is a very quick and easy way to make money for our children, so please do remember to keep checking that your orders have been placed this way.
Amazon Smile

Shop with Amazon smile and raise money for FOSS


Help raise money for FOSS and label your children's school items. The soft plastic labels can be stuck on machine wash-care labels of clothes, but can also be used on shoes, dishwasher items and general school items.

Please order via the website and quote Saxton school number 17524

Vacancies within the STAR Multi Academy Trust

Please click on the button to see our latest vacancies

Car Parking reminder

Please be considerate when parking near the school crossing. If parked too close it can be very difficult to see if it is safe to cross, particularly at pick up time-thank you.


Please click here to be re-directed to ParentPay, where you can pay for lunches and other school related items.

The STAR Multi Academy Trust

The STAR MAT website links and twitter page.