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Quick links Letters On this page This Week’s diary We are collecting Sports Clubs Other Clubs Other information, Farlea’s Kids Club Music Car Park                        and Safety reminders

Deaf Not Stupid

Campaign and fundraising

Year 2 Tea Thank You

Sports  Clubs: including match reports from  boys and girls

Paralympian visit

Year 6 End of Year

Year 2 Beach Day

Pets as Therapy photos

Choir Big Sing

News from Miss Elwell and Mrs Morris Back to Top Back to Top Back to Top Pets As Therapy our pupil story

Sports Days 2017

Karen’s dad, Stan, wrote this reasoning for the award

Big Sing Charity MS Society say Thank You

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.



Red are unconfirmed as yet for this school year

  • Gymnastics with Sonia Staykova on Wednesdays, 3.30 to 4.30pm.
  • Year 4 Boys’ Football on some Thursdays, 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.



Red are unconfirmed as yet for this school year

  • Spanish Club
  • School choir on Tuesdays, from 3.30 to 4.15pm, led by Miss Smith.
  • Sign Language Club with Mrs Marvin and Mrs Ball on Tuesdays. Various year groups throughout the year. Place and times to be confirmed.
  • Gardening Club for Year 1 pupils on Thursdays, from 3.30 to 4.30pm, with Miss Webb.




Link to music lessons (Music page)



  • 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.
  • We hope you are enjoying Class Dojo.  You can alter settings, so that you only receive alerts at your convenience.
  • 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

Breakfast Club

After school


Farlea’s Kids Club, proprietor Annie Mahoney and Manager Katie Atkinson organise a breakfast club and after-school club for Gorsemoor School pupils. Breakfast club operates from 7.30am to 8.50am when children are taken to classes - After-school club is from 3.30pm to 6pm. Prices vary according to drop off times, sessions booked, regular use or odd sessions and holiday care requirements. Phone 07752 453154 for details.


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 a barrier was installed at our vehicle entrance. Parents are reminded NOT to block that entrance 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 Three 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)

  • Year 6 are visiting Norton Canes High School for an Apprenticeship Enterprise Day on Tuesday, 9.30am to 2.30pm.
  • We are collecting items for harvest.
  • Year 5 visit Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre during the week  beginning 25th September.
  • Kingsmead choice of secondary school meeting
  • MS Society thanked our Choir and families who attended the Big SIng for raising £480. Letter here.
  • Online tips for pupils. These leaflets are available in the library.
  • Here is the Pets As Therapy story, written by the pupils. Pets As Therapy - our pupil story
  • Mrs Palmer announced a photography competition during the summer holiday. Who will win the photography competition? Children, including Nursery and Reception, were asked to take a photograph of somewhere in our local area - perhaps a place special to them - and email it to npalmer@gorsemoor.staffs.sch.uk. In September, a winning photo from each year group will be chosen, printed onto canvas and displayed in our corridors. In your email, please specify the child who took the photo and include which year and class they will enter in September.
  • Isabelle Smillie received the Karen Griffiths award, presented annually to a pupil who has coped with adversity and overcome obstacles during their time at school. She also received a certificate from Load2learn for being an online librarian as she has downloaded  so many books for her visual impairment since joining in Year 5. Karen’s dad, Stan, wrote this reasoning for the award
  • 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
  • Barnado’s shop in Hednesford is offering ‘Back to Work’ voluntary opportunities. See Leaflet and email
  • Year 2 and Year 6 parents may be interested in this government document explaining National Curriculum tests and Videos explaining the tests. KS1 assessment information (Government produced parent leaflet) and KS2 assessment information (Government produced parent leaflet).
  • Our SENCo, Mrs Morris,  frequently adds  posters  about  relevant SEND and family matters
  • 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.
  • Click here for safeguarding LADO information and leaflet.
  • Click for the Children’s Hospital Services leaflet
  • 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 WW2 Day and science photos

Year 3 Chocolate work