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Bishop Wilson C. of E. Primary School

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
1 Peter 4:10


September 2022 - July 2023

Christmas Holidays

Children break up for the Christmas holidays on Friday 16th December and return to school on Wednesday 4th January (Tuesday 3rd January is an INSET day). We wish all of our families a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Carol Concert

On Friday 16th December Y2-6 will be performing a carol concert at the front of school at 9.30am. Parents are invited to come along to watch their child sing. We will also be collecting donations for Help Harry Help Others and the Meriden Adventure Playground.

Christmas Parties

On Thursday 15th December Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be having their Christmas parties. Key stage 2 (Y3-6) will have their Christmas parties on Friday 16th December.

Nursery Christmas Party

Nursery children will be having their Christmas party on Wednesday 14th December. They will be inviting parents in on the day of their party to have a mince pie with the children.


Christmas Dinner

On Wednesday 14th December the children will be having their Christmas dinner. If your child would like to order one, please complete the slip on the letter sent out and return to school by Wednesday 7th December. If your child does not want a Christmas dinner, they must bring a packed lunch as there will be no other options on the day.


This year our Reception/Year 1 Nativity performances are on Tuesday 13th December at 2pm, and Thursday 15th December at 9.30am. Tickets are on sale and cost £1 each. The proceeds from the ticket sales will help to raise funds for the school. Unfortunately, due to health and safety, we need to limit tickets to two per family. These will be issued on a first come, first serve basis.

Christmas Fair

Our famous Christmas Fair is back! On Friday 9th December come along between 3.30-5.30pm with family and friends. Have a hot drink, a go on our tombola or see Santa in his grotto.

Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 2nd December we are having a non uniform day to support our Christmas Fair. If your child wishes to come to school wearing sensible clothes which are not uniform, they must bring something for our Christmas Fair. Please note that face paints and hair dye are not appropriate. Suggestions for our Christmas Fair: any new, unwanted gifts, box/tin of chocolates, bottle of wine (please hand wine to class teacher - do not send it in with your child).

School Photographer

The Photographer will be in school on Wednesday 2nd November to take individual and sibling photos. If you wish to bring pre-nursery children to have their photo taken with older siblings, please come to the Community Space at 8.15am.

Funny Hair Day

On Friday 18th November we are having a 'Funny Hair Day' at school and will be raising money for 2 local charities:      




If your child would like to take part, they can come to school with funny hair - funny styles or colours - the choice is yours. Each child with funny hair should bring in £1 which will go to the charities. Money raised will be split evenly between the 2 charities.

Help Harry Help Others also produce bracelets which can be purchased for £1. If your child would like to purchase one, please send them with an additional £1. All money from the sale of the bracelets will go to Help Harry Help Others.



Macmillan Coffee Morning

On Friday 30th September, we will be holding our Macmillan Coffee Morning from 9-10.30am. If you would like to donate any cakes for us to sell at the event, please hand these in on the morning of 30th September.

In return for a £1 donation, children can wear a green accessory and also bring in a cake /biscuit to have their own celebration at snack time.

In memory of Mrs Purnell, we will still be running her colouring competition. Pictures have been sent out with your child. If you require a new copy, please contact the office.

September 2021 - July 2022

The Queen's Jubilee

To celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the children will be making decorations in school week beginning Monday 23rd May. They will then be having a street part on Friday 27th May on the field (weather permitting). The children can wear red, white and blue to school for the party. The kitchen will be making jubilee party boxes for dinner on 27th May. If your child would like to order a party box, please return your reply slip by Monday 23rd May.


SEND Coffee Afternoon

Does your child have a diagnosis of Autism or are they on the waiting list for assessment? Would you like to learn more about Autism? Jacinta Singh (Advisory Teacher from the ASD Team) will be sharing information and answering questions on Thursday 7th April at 2.15pm. Entrance will be through the Community Space.

Children's Easter Raffle

We are delighted to announce that school and the Friends of Bishop Wilson have organised an Easter raffle to raise funds for gym equipment to be installed on the playground in memory of Mrs Purnell.

Raffle tickets will be sold in school and on the playground after school throughout the week. The draw will take place on Thursday 7th April.

The tickets will be priced at £1 per strip - prizes will include Easter eggs and chocolate hampers.

Easter Service in Church

We will be having our Easter Service in Church on Thursday 7th April at 9.15am. The service is being led by children in Years 3 & 4 and parents of Year 3 & 4 pupils are invited to join us. Due to health and safety regulations, we can only invite a maximum of 2 family members.


Easter Bonnet Parade

Children from Year 1, Reception and Nursery am/first half of the week will have an Easter Bonnet Parade on Wednesday 6th April at 9am. We hope that all children will take part and that they will make their own bonnets with a little help from their parents. If you do need any ideas or help for your child's bonnet, have a look online - there will be some ideas there! The parades will take place on the playground, weather permitting, and in the hall if it is wet. It is anticipated that the parade will last approximately 15 minutes.


Afternoon Nursery parents and parents of children who attend Nursery second half of the week are invited to come to a parade on Wednesday 6th April at 12.35pm. This parade will take place on the Nursery/Reception playground weather permitting, and in the hall if it is wet. Parents of children doing 30 hours may attend either the morning or afternoon parade.


We really hope that you will be able to join your child for their parade.   


Middle and Upper Phase Egg Decorating Competition - Years 2 to 6

We will be having the egg decorating competition again this year and children are invited to be as inventive as possible in their designs. We ask children who take part in the competition to pay a 50p entrance fee and there will be a winner and 2 runners up for both Middle Phase (Y2-4) and Upper Phase (Y5-6). All eggs should be brought to the school office on Monday 4th April & Tuesday 5th April together with the 50p entrance fee. The winners will be announced during the Easter Service on Thursday 7th April 2022.

Non-Uniform Day

This year, instead of raising money for Red Nose Day, we will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 18th March to raise funds for Mrs Purnell's chosen charities. Your child can come to school in their own clothes in exchange for a donation towards Mrs Purnell's chosen charities - Motor Neurone Disease, Marie Curie and Macmillan. 



Parents' Evening

We will be holding our Spring Parents' Evening on Wednesday 9th March 4-7pm, and Wednesday 16th March 3.30-5.30pm. The additional Parents' Evening will allow each parent to have a 10 minute slot with the teacher. This is a really important meeting. We hope everyone will be able to come and discuss the ways in which we can work together to support your child's learning.

World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 we are celebrating World Book Day. Children can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.


Christmas Carol Concert

On Friday 17th December at 9.15am, we will be holding a carol concert at the front of school for Years 2-6. Parents are welcome to attend to watch the performance.

Nativity Performance

On Tuesday 14th December at 2pm, and Thursday 16th December at 9.30am, Reception and Year 1 children will be singing songs from their Nativity performance at the front of school.

Christmas Jumper Day 2021

On Friday 10th December children can wear a Christmas jumper, or something Christmassy, in exchange for a donation of £1. This year we will be supporting Edward's Trust, a bereavement charity supporting children and families facing loss and surviving bereavement.

Non-Uniform Day

On Friday 3rd December we are having a non-uniform day to support our Christmas Fayre. If your child wishes to come to school wearing sensible clothes which are not uniform, they must bring something for our Christmas Fayre. Please note face paints and hair dye are not appropriate. Suggestions for our Christmas Fayre include:

* Any new, unwanted gifts

* Box/Tin of chocolates

* Bottle of wine (please hand wine to the teacher - do not send it in with your child)

Children in Need 2021

On Friday 19th November children can wear a spotty accessory or something yellow with their uniform, for a £1 donation to Children in Need.


September 2020 - July 2021

Red Nose Day

On Friday 19th March we will be celebrating Red Nose Day. Children can dress as a superhero or wear something red for a donation of £1.


World Book Day


We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 5th March. Children who are in school can bring in their favourite book and wear their pyjamas. If children at home would like to take part, please send your photos in to our school Facebook page or on ClassDojo.

Children in Need


On Friday 13th November we will be celebrating Children in Need. Children can wear a yellow or spotty accessory with their uniform (hair band, scrunchie, badge, tights, socks) in exchange for a donation of £1.


Macmillan Coffee Morning - 2nd October 2020


We will be celebrating Macmillan on Friday 2nd October 2020 and would love your support!

We are asking the children to wear a green accessory (socks, hair bow, scrunchy, hat, headband or badge) in return for a £1 donation. Mrs Purnell will be running her usual colouring competition - all entries cost 50p.

We would also like the children to bring in a cake or biscuit of their choice so they can have their own cake celebration in their classroom at snack time.

If you have any spare change and would like to donate, staff will be on the playground at the start and end of the day with collection buckets.




World Book Day


Week commencing Monday 2nd March we are holding our World Book Week. We will be celebrating the end of the week by holding our World Book Day on Friday 6th March. Children can dress as their favourite book character (no superheroes, football shirts or pyjamas).

Parents' Evening


Our Spring parents' evening will be taking place on Wednesday 12th February (4-7pm) and Thursday 13th February (3.30-5.30pm). The additional parents' evening will allow each parent a 10 minute time slot with the teacher to discuss your child's progress. Please send in your appointment slips to the class teacher to book your slot.

Christmas Phase Events


This year our Christmas phase events are taking place on Monday 9th December (Nursery, Reception & Y1), Tuesday 10th December (Y5 & 6) and Wednesday 11th December (Y2, 3 & 4) at 2.30pm.

Reception/Year 1 Nativity


This year we are having 2 performances of our nativity. These will be on Tuesday 17th December at 2pm and Wednesday 18th December at 9.30am.

Nursery Christmas Carols and Mince Pies


Nursery will be entertaining parents with Christmas Carols on Thursday 19th December at 10.30am (for am children) and 2pm (for pm children). Parents are then invited to stay for mince pies with the children.


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Christmas Fayre


Friday 13th December we are having our Christmas Fayre from 3.30-5.30pm. Bring the children along to see Santa in his Grotto, have a go on our tombola or try your luck in the Grand Raffle! Entrance is 50p for adults and 30p for children.

Christmas Jumper Day


Friday 13th December is Christmas Jumper Day. Children can wear a Christmas jumper, or something Christmassy, in return for a £1 donation to Save the Children.


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Christmas Family Quiz


On Friday 6th December we are holding a Christmas Family Quiz. Teams will need to be registered to attend and pay the £3 fee upfront. Teams can have a maximum of 6 people. If you would like anymore information, please contact the school office.

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Non-Uniform Day


On Friday 6th December we are having a non-uniform day. Children can wear something sensible that is not school uniform and must bring in a prize for the Christmas Fayre. This can be any new, unwanted gifts, a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine (please hand wine to class teacher).

Children In Need

On Friday 15th November, Bishop Wilson is taking part in the annual Children In Need. Children need to wear their school uniform, but can wear a spotty accessory (hairband, bow, socks, tights, badge etc.) in return for a £1 donation to the charity.


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