School Newsletter 07


Dear Parents,

We have had a fantastic start to the New Year with our launch of ‘Growth Mindsets’ across the school. It was lovely to see so many of you in school on the Friday afternoon to share some of the exciting work and challenges with your children.

I hope that we will have many entries for the Design a Badge competition run by Mrs Ridgeon. We aim to have the winning design/s made into Award Badges to be given out during Friday SANGAMs. The closing date for entries is Thursday 26th January.


Indoor shoes
Please could I remind all KS2 parents that children need a change of footwear for wearing indoors. This helps to keep the school free from mud, particularly the carpeted areas in classrooms and shared areas.

In bad weather, if your child comes to school in wellies, they will also need to bring a change of shoes to have something clean and comfortable to wear in school.


Leeds Diocesan Singing Programme
Year 2 and 3 are to take part in the Leeds Diocesan Singing Programme. This will be led by Miss Charlotte Kitson, who works for the Diocese of Leeds Music department. She will teach the children for half an hour per week and has already put a date in for their first mini-concert for parents on Thursday 16th March at 9:30am.


Big Lottery Fund Bid
We have made a successful bid for funding from the Big Lottery Fund, through Sports for All, which will be used to support specialist PE in Early Years after February half-term. This will focus on developing pupils gross and fine motor skills in Early Years.


Parents’ Evenings
Once again these will be booked using the on-line booking system. The office will inform parents when booking opens.



Wednesday 25th January – Class 4 Vikings trip

Tuesday 31st January – Class 3 RE assembly @ 3pm

Wednesday 8th February – Year 2 skipping festival @ St Wilfrid’s
Wednesday 8th February – Class 1 RE assembly @ 9:15am
Thursday 9th February – Class 3 trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Friday 10th February – School closes for half-term

Monday 20th February – School opens
Wednesday 22nd February – Class 4 RE assembly @ 3pm

Monday 27th February – Class 2 RE assembly @ 2:45pm
Wednesday 1st March – Year 2 multi-skills @ St Wilfrid’s
Wednesday 1st March – Ash Wednesday

Tuesday 7th March – Parents’ Evening 3:30 – 6pm
Wednesday 8th March – Parents’ Evening 3:30 – 6pm

Wednesday 15th March – Class 5 RE assembly 3pm
Thursday 16th March – Year 2 and 3 Singing assembly – Charlotte Kitson Diocesan
Singing Programme – 9:30am
Thursday 23rd March – Engineering Extravaganza for all pupils
Friday 24th March – Year 3 Rothwell Music Festival (tbc)

Wednesday 29th March – Year 4 Skipping Festival
Thursday 13th April – Stations of the Cross in Church, all welcome
Thursday 13th April – School closes for Easter

Tuesday 2nd May – School opens for all pupils

W/C 8th May – Year 6 SATs week. All Year 6 pupils must be in school for statutory tests.

W/C June 12th – Year 1 Phonics screening check




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