FREE SCHOOL MEALS

During this time we realise that some families may be suffering financial difficulties. If your employment circumstances have changed in the past few weeks and you are now in receipt of certain benefits you may be entitled to claim for Free School Meals.  If you follow this link you will find a letter explaining the funding that school receive for children entitled to Free School Meals. Please be assured that there is no stigma attached to Free School Meals.
Whilst schools are closed families in receipt of Free School Meals are entitled to receive a voucher for £15 per week to help purchase weekly groceries, to ensure that no child should go hungry at this difficult time.  You will have seen the campaign to continue with the Supermarket Vouchers during the summer holidays which means that all families with eligible children will receive a voucher for £15 per child, per week whilst school is closed in the summer (£105 in total).
If you wish to check whether you are able to claim Free School Meals please log onto the Kirklees Council website by following this link

https://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/schools/free-school-meals.aspx#

If you do qualify Kirklees will inform us and we will arrange for the vouchers to be sent to you as soon as possible.  SCHOOL HAS TO CLAIM FOR THE HOLIDAY VOUCHERS NO LATER THAN THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 13 JULY SO PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AS YOU MAY MISS THIS DEADLINE AND THE DfE HAVE TOLD SCHOOLS THAT PAYMENTS CANNOT BE BACKDATED.

Please note that children in Reception and Years 1 & 2 currently receive Universal Free School Meals – this is a different scheme to Free School Meals – the £15 voucher is only payable to families in receipt of certain benefits and who meet the Free School Meals criteria.
In the meantime, please contact Alex Sykes in the office if you have any queries.

National Book Tokens

National Book Tokens

Our big prize draw is back for a seventh year!

You could win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for your school’s library – and if your entry is picked, you’ll also get £100 of National Book Tokens to spend on yourself!

Whether you work in a school or have school-aged children yourself, you’ll know the importance of a good school library – and not just for learning. Studies show that reading for pleasure doesn’t just give children an advantage academically; it can improve their wellbeing, too.

Our school needs you! Help us win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for the school library – and get £100 for yourself! Just enter the competition online, it only takes a minute:

Click here to nominate Holmfirth J I & N School

Thank you!

Recent letters

Over the past few days we have sent home quite a few letters via email covering a number of subjects. All of these letters can be found in the Letters to Parents section of this website.

Tiger Tag

Here’s a little video we’ve put together just for you all. We miss seeing you all everyday – Nabb isn’t the same without you. Hopefully we’ll all be back where we belong soon! From all the staff at Nabb School x

Thank you all for your lovely messages about our video!  I’m sorry I can’t reply to you all individually as we are really busy at the moment – but we really do appreciate all of them.  Thank you.

White Rose Maths – Home Learning

We emailed the worksheets to parents of children from Years 1 to 6 yesterday.  The answer sheets will be emailed later this week – we are trying to work out how to get them to you as one email rather than the 5+ it would take to send them to you at the moment.  Please bear with us.

Message from Mr Curly Wurly

Woof hello to you all!

I hope you are all ok and staying safe. I’m still staying at home. We are having fun and having extra cuddles here.

I had a really special weekend because it was my 10th birthday! Wow, I ate so many sausages! I had loads of balloons, a sausage cake and a dinosaur party with games! We even had dog music, my favourite. Lucky for me the weather was lovely and we got to have a picnic in our garden. I wore a party hat but only for a few minutes because it made my ears tickle. My family asked me to wait to open my presents until the morning and it was hard because I could sniff the tasty treats inside! Afterwards, I had a lovely long sleep and dreamt about running and barking to the hokey cokey. I enjoy that dance and know all of the moves.

I can’t wait until I see you again at school and we can chat about our time staying at home and all the things we’ve done with our families. I hope you and your families are ok and hope to see you woofy soon.

Love and paws,

Mr Curly Wurly xxx
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A message from Mr Curly Wurly

Curly Wurly

Woof Woof!

Hello to all the children and staff at Nabb School.  It’s Mr Curly Wurly here and I want to say hello to you all.

Lots of things are different for me at the moment and I’ve heard it’s different for you too so I hope you’re all ok and staying safe. I miss you all and hopefully very soon I’ll get to see you again. I’m very happy that we’ve got sausages and my toys at home to play with because we have to stay at home for a while. Sometimes I’m reading books too especially when there’s a dog in the story. I’m getting very good at drawing and shapes.

I’m thinking about you all and your families.

I hope to see you soon and take care of yourselves.

Love and paws

Mr Curly Wurly 🐩

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Home Learning – Day 2

Hello 👋

We hope you are all well? We are missing you all here.  We thought we would send you some links to websites that might help keep you all entertained.

At school we are starting our day with a Joe Wicks workout on You Tube. There is a live workout for children every morning at 9am.  Search for Joe Wicks on You Tube.

For children who would like help with their Maths there are lots of lessons for each year group on the White Rose maths hub click here.

For children who would like help with their English there are some Facebook lessons called English with Holly.  At 11am every day she does live SPAG lessons which the children are familiar with click here.

Please keep looking at the website – as we find more useful websites we will add them to our page.

If you have any specific queries you can always email us at office.holmfirthjin@kirkleeseducation.uk – and we will do our best to get your query answered – bear with us when waiting for a reply as we are operating with a skeleton staff in order to keep everyone here safe as well.  Don’t forget to check your class Home Learning page – these will be updated regularly – hover on the Home Learning tab and you can then click on the individual class page.

Stay safe and keep well.