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We are collecting

Used stamps of any country, from envelopes (for the charity RNIB) Carefully leave about 1cm of envelope when you rip the stamp off.

Stamp collection for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) Thank You email to Mrs Fraser

All are received by the Library Computer.

Food items for our local foodbank. Mrs Heath



  • Sports Active Year 4 Fencing Club on Mondays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Gymnastics with Sonia Staykova on Wednesdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Running Club on Wednesdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Girls' Football on Thursdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Boys’ Football on some Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Sports Active, Years 1 to 6 boys and girls football course Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Gymnastics with Sonia Staykova on Fridays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.



  • Library Lunchtimes (Mrs Fraser): Mondays, Year 6; Tuesdays, Year 5; Wednesdays, Year 4; Thursdays, Year 3; Fridays, Year 2.
  • Computer Use Lunchtimes (Mr Richardson): Mondays, Year 6; Tuesdays, Year 5; Wednesdays, Year 4; Thursdays, Year 3.
  • Years 3 and 4 Wacky Writing club, Tuesdays, 12.35-13.20pm in the Purple  Room led by Mrs Foster until Christmas.
  • School choir on Tuesdays, from 3.30 to 4.15pm, led by Miss Smith.
  • Years 1 and 2 Science Club on Wednesdays, from 3.30 to 4.30pm led by Miss Dudek.
  • Year 3 Baking Club on Thursdays from 3.30 to 4.45pm in the Purple room, led by Miss Deeming and Mrs Etchells.
  • Year 3 Yoga Club, Thursday lunchtimes led by Mrs Rowland.
  • Year 5 Mathletics in the computer room some lunchtimes, with Year 5 teachers.
  • On Fridays, Y2MD Mathletics in the LRA, with Miss Deeming.




Link to music lessons (Music page)



  • Lost reading book letter
  • Parking restrictions to improve safety for our pupils, have now been implemented on Gorsemoor Road, near school and Brooklyn Road, opposite school. This means that cars should not park on the yellow lines, Monday to Friday between 8am and 9am or between 3pm and 4pm. Our neighbours have also asked us to remind you that a dropped kerb is an access to a drive, which they could use at any time. It is NOT appropriate to park blocking a resident’s drive.
  • PARENTS - if you wish to receive letters by email you MUST  make sure the office knows your email address.
  • Children on our Free School Meal register can have free milk at playtime, if they have  returned their slip – they just collect it from the kitchen at break.
  • Photo and Video consent letter (to be updated soon)
  • DfE letter about arrangements for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
  • At Gorsemoor Primary we are happy for parents and carers to take video and photos of school events for personal use, but we request that these images are NOT distributed or put online. This is to protect all members of the community. Some children are ‘at risk’ and MUST NOT have their images posted online; some pupils/staff have a complex family background and some people have religious or personal reasons for not wanting their images available on the internet. Photo/video permission letter is on our  important information page
  • Scholastic Book Club leaflets, when sent out please return to Mrs Ryan (Year 4)  Cheques payable to Gorsemoor Primary School Fund. Book Club information.        Book Club link for online orders.
  • OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS - see the Important Information page

Farlea Childcare Ltd

Farlea Childcare Ltd organise a breakfast club and after-school club for Gorsemoor School pupils. Check their website.


Printer ink cartridges

This year-round scheme brings in money for IT. If you have used printer cartridges, just pop them in the recycling bin in the computer room, by the printer. Any brand, any style.

Car Park

For safety reasons we have a barrier at our entrance and an electronic gate to our car park. Parents are reminded NOT to block the entrance to school before or after school or at lunchtime. Also please DO NOT park your cars on the paths outside school as this endangers the safety of the children. Thank you.

School visits, events and current information

  • School meal  menus - Week Two this week. View the three week rotation of menus here. Don’t forget pupils can have a school-prepared sandwich bag (KS2 can choose which bread they want too!)

Reception and Key Stage One pupils have free school meals. They could have either a hot meal or a cold school-prepared sandwich bag lunch.  All hot and cold menus are detailed on the school meals page along with Free School Meals letters. Reminder about Free School Meals - please complete a form if you think it applies to your family, even if your child(ren) are already receiving ‘free’ meals in KS1, as other funding may be available for school.

                                                              Free School Meals (2016)

  • Monday 20th November is Training Day 2 - no pupils in school.
  • Football regional finals for our Year 5/6 team at Burton, on Wednesday.
  • Next week - Christmas Fayre on Wednesday.
  • Our Read-a-thon House competition finishes on Monday 11th December, so get reading everyone.
  • Leave of Absence Changes from  January 2018.
  1. Letter from school
  2. Letter from Staffordshire Local Authority
  3. Code of Conduct for issuing Penalty Notices (Staffordshire) for persistent absence and lateness
  • Artist of the Term class winners are here, our Art page.
  • Our SENCo, Mrs Morris,  frequently adds  posters  about  relevant SEND and family matters
  • SEND workshops 'Support for your child' details here.
  • Skillshare courses Let's Not Stress Out  and  Non-violent Resistance Approach to Connective Parenting
  • Health visitors work with and support families during the crucial early years of a child’s life and can be contacted on 01543 431586 Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Health Visitor leaflet  
  • New Staffordshire Umbrella Network (SUN) meetings are on Thursdays 5th October, 8th February 2018 and 3 May 2018 but no venue has yet been confirmed.
  • NSPCC and O2 link for online safeguarding
  • Mediation for separating and divorcing parents. Click here for website.    
  • Diabetes Type 1 poster - Is your child diabetic?
  • Click here for rehab4addiction details.
  • SEND page

Find below Sports Clubs, Other Clubs, Other information,                  Farlea’s Kids Club, ‘We are collecting’, Music, Car Park                       and Safety reminders

Year 6  photos e.g. Norton

Apprentice Day

Year 3 harvest

Year 4 focus

Y2ZD DT lesson

Restart a Heart Day

Year 5 Laches Wood

Focus on Nursery

Reception visit our library

Year 3 Cadbury World trip

Year 2 Wow Day