A warm welcome back!1 minute read

Welcome back to our new school year!

As you are aware we have some new teachers in school and some teachers that have changed roles.  Therefore I thought I would just highlight where teachers and support staff are now based:

ClassTeacherSupport Staff
NurseryMrs Bosah: Monday – Wednesday lunchtime
Mrs Fox: Wednesday afternoon – Friday
Miss Jackson
ReceptionMrs Barker
Mrs Haigh: Tuesday and Friday mornings
Miss Sheard
Miss Senior
Year 1Miss Byram
Mrs Haigh: Wednesday
Mrs Hulley
Year 2Mrs Woodcock
Mrs Haigh: Thursday
Mrs Edwards
Mrs Jolliff
Year 3Mrs Keeling
Mr Pitts: Tuesday morning (8.40 – 11am) Wednesday morning (10.00 – 11am)
Mrs Colling
Year 4Miss Joyce
Mr Pitts: Maths (Mon-Wed), Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday afternoon, Friday afternoon
Mrs Rhodes
Mrs Sheard
Year 5Mrs Hemingway
Mr Pitts: Thursday
Mrs Nicholl
Year 6Mrs Wilson
Mr Pitts: Monday afternoon
Mrs Kennedy
Mrs Hacking

Welcome Service:

Our Welcome Service will take place in St Mary’s Church on Wednesday, 20th September at 2pm. At this service, the Nursery children (who joined from Christmas) and new children to Reception will receive a Bible stories book. Families of these children are welcome to attend.

After School Clubs:

DayClubWho forAmount to be paidProvider
(starting 18th Sept)
All pupils in Y3 – Y5
Maximum 20 pupils
£3 per weekLegacy Sports
MondayCode Club
Y5 – Y6
(maximum 10 pupils)
FreeMr Pitts
TuesdaySAMBA - DrumsPupils in Y3 – Y6£3 per weekMusica
(Kirklees music)
WednesdayNetballPupils in Y3 – Y6
Maximum 12 pupils
£3 per weekMrs J. Colling - Staff
Mrs M. Hughes
FridayBricks4kidzY2 – Y6£3 per weekBricks4kidz
FridaySports Activity ClubRec – Y2£3 per weekLegacy Sports

Please ring the school office to book any of the above or call into the office.

Payment is made through Parent Pay and is paid half termly.  The cost this term is £18 (6 weeks) apart from Football that is not starting until Monday 18th (£15 – 5 weeks).

Please ask at the office if your child is entitled to Free School Meals.

Football is played outside, so warm, waterproof clothes essential during the winter months.

The Summers Hub:

As you may know, our school is part of the Summers Hub offering community support to schools in this area.

We are hosting a Little Toads craft session at our Centre on Thursdays 10-10.45am if anyone is interested.

The following events are running at Howard Park and may be of interest to you:

One stop shopMonday afternoons
Stay and PlayFriday mornings 9am – 11am
Spen Valley ChurchSundays
Model Car racing partiesCall 07484813711 / info@modelcarparty.co.uk
PilatesTuesdays 7.15pm-8pm
GlofitTuesdays 6pm-7pm
Mindfulness for children – 6 week workshop (Locala)Spring 2018
Mindfulness for children taster sessions (Locala)Autumn 2017
Drop-ins LOCALA School NursesWednesdays 3.15pm onwards
Emergency First Aid in the workplace (run by Kirklees College)2 day course in February 2018
Introduction to First Aid(run by Kirklees College)19/1/18 onwards
Letters and Sounds (run by Kirklees College)9/9/17 onwards
Healthy Eating and Cooking (run by Kirklees College)21/9/17 onwards
Keeping up with the kids (English) (run by Kirklees College)9/1/18 onwards
Keeping up with the kids (Maths) (run by Kirklees College)7/11/17 onwards
An introduction to BSL (run by Kirklees College)22/9/17 onwards
BSL improvers (run by Kirklees College)10/11/17 onwards
Mini-Me Time Baby Yoga / Mini Groover / Baby massage (Nicola.murray@minimetime.co.uk)Mondays 9.30am-12.45
Pyjama Drama Let’s Be Creative (Christine@pyjamadrama.com)Thursdays 1.30pm – 2.30pm

If you are interested in any of these sessions (including the one at St Mary’s) please see the Summers Hub Facebook page or contact Rachael Ainsworth at Howard Park.

If you have any further questions please contact school.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker

Mr Pitts currently teaches Computing to the whole school along with some other subjects during teacher's PPA time. He runs this website and makes sure it all works smoothly, most of the time!