Letter Home: 15th January 2018

I would like to let you know about some key events that are taking place this half term.  I hope you will be able to attend those that are relevant to your child:

Date and TimeEventWhere?Who is invited?
15th JanuaryYoung VoicesSheffield ArenaYear 6 families (tickets bought in advance)
24th January 2.30pmClass 4 presentationHallFamilies of children in Year 4
25th January 5.30pmRobinwood Parents EveningHallFamilies of children who are going to Robinwood. Important information will be shared so please try and attend.
31st January 2-3pmHappy HourN, R, Year 3, Year 4Families of children in these year groups – please can you restrict the number of people who come to 2, and only bring small children if you have no other alternative, as this can cause a Health and Safety risk. Thank you.
1st February 2-3pmHappy HourYears 1, 2, 5 and 6
7th February 2.30pmClass 3 presentationHallFamilies of children in Year 3
9th – 11th FebruaryRobinwoodDobroyd Castle, TodmordenYear 5 and 6 children who have signed up to go.

Please be aware that due to unforeseen circumstances, dates and times of events can change.  Therefore make sure that you keep up to date with information via letters, texts and the school website.

Themed Lunch

On Thursday 18th January we have a themed lunch to commemorate the Winter Olympics starting next month. If your child usually has a packed lunch on this day, but would like a themed lunch they can book it on the day. The menu is available in the office window.

Reading Friends

Would you like to become a reading friend at our school? You could make a real difference in helping our children to become better readers.

We are now taking bookings for Reading Friends training for the second half of Spring term. If we get 8 or more people interested we could hold the training at our school.

Reading Friends is a paired reading project which involves adult volunteers giving up an hour of their time per week to read with pupils in our school.  During the hour, volunteers will support two pupils for the duration of a term.

The objectives covered on the training are:

– Early skills and experiences that contribute to reading development and factors that can affect reading development

– Considerations of working in schools, covering Safeguarding, requirement of a DBS, Prevent and EDI.

– Strategies for supporting pupils with decoding

– Approaches for developing comprehension skills

– Different levels of support

– Effective feedback

Kirklees Success Centres’ courses are part funded by Kirklees Council’s Adult and Community Learning and the European Social Fund (ESF), therefore free of charge to participants that are 19+ and not employed by the school, e.g. parents, relatives and community members.  The training generally takes place across 4 weeks (1 morning per week. You are not required to have any specific qualifications to become a reading friend – just enthusiasm and a bit of available time.

If you are interested, and require a bit more information, please contact the school office with your availability.  Once we have this information from everyone who’s interested, we will look to organise the training.

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!
School is now closed for our Summer break. We reopen to children on Tuesday, 4th September. Have a lovely Summer!