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Dear Parents/carers,

Non-uniform day for Eli

Thank you very much for all the kind donations that were given today to support Eli’s travel costs as he heads to Amsterdam for his treatment. As always we were overwhelmed with the generosity of our families.

Anne Frank exhibition

Well done to Year 6 who this week led an exhibition on the life of Anne Frank. Prior to opening this to families and friends the children were taught the facts about Anne Frank and the skills involved in presenting information to an audience.

Doing the Anne Frank exhibition was a lot of fun and interesting. I feel like it built our confidence a lot too as we had to take about our particular panel to an audience which meant we had to understand all about it and explain it clearly. It was great that everyone took part and we all played a part in making the exhibit happen. Anne’s story is so important because it teaches people about WW2 and make you more interested in learning more about her life.  Rueben

Young Voices

Yesterday Year 6 pupils went to Sheffield Arena to be part of the Young Voices choir. Over 5200 children were there from schools around Yorkshire. The children have been learning all the songs for a while now and were word perfect on the day. Along with the choir, dancers, musicians and singers performed including Heather Small. It was an amazing spectacle – something I’m sure our children will always remember. Thank you very much to the staff members who went along to support the children.

Yesterday we went to Sheffield Arena to perform in the Young Voices Choir. We had the time of our lives- we sang, we danced and we learnt how to beat box with the world champion Beatbox Collective- even the teachers had a go! The funniest bit was when the street dancer, Andy, made our parents dance It was so incredible how many people were there and that we spent the whole day hanging out with our mates, and got to perform in a real concert!

Alistair & Harry

Valentine biscuits

Some gorgeous biscuits were made today with the help of Mrs Boyle and her able assistant Mrs Earnshaw. The final products certainly looked tasty. I’m not sure they will make it all the way home!


Our next Robinwood trip is booked for 10/11/23 to 12/11/23. This is open to our current Years 3 and 4. If you would like to book a place please go to ParentPay and pay the deposit of £50. There are a limited number of places so please book by Friday 24th February.

Swimming in Year 4

Don’t forget that swimming starts on Wednesday 22nd February. Please make sure you have the correct type of costume as the swimming baths are strict on what children should wear. This was outlined in the swimming letter sent our previously.


For safety, swimwear must be suitable for purpose. It should be sufficiently tight fitting to allow freedom of body and limb movement without causing unsafe water resistance. Therefore, boys are required to wear trunks or lycra shorts (NOT Bermuda/gym/football/leisure type shorts). Girls are required to wear a one-piece swimming costume (no bikinis/tankinis). Swimming caps are required for health and safety reasons. A towel will be required. Any additional clothing worn must be suitable for swimming.

World Book Day

As part of their WE schools, Year 1 have decided the theme for this year’s World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. With the current cost of living crisis, they have decided to give children and families two options: option 1 wear a story character costume they already have or option 2 come in their favourite pyjamas with their favourite bed story as if they were getting ready to snuggle up and read. 

In addition, they have decided that they would like to take part in World Book Day’s design a national book token competition. In the coming weeks, children will be taking home the token template to complete at home, this year’s theme is ‘Choosing to read’. the entries will then be sent off in the hope of winning prices for school and at the winning child. Additionally, for the entries brought in we will run an in-school competition with the winners been chosen by Year 1. 

New policies on the website

We have updated three of the policies on our school website. These are the Behaviour Policy, the Charging Policy and the Attendance Policy. Please click on the links below to look at these policies:

Change of date Uniform Bank

The uniform bank will now be open after half term. We will keep you posted of dates and times.

If you are able to donate any uniform in good condition, we would be very grateful.  We are particularly short of KS1 cardigans for girls.


Please can I ask that you check your child’s head regularly for headlice. We have had a few cases in school and so it is important that this is being treated so we can keep on top of this condition. Thank you for your support.

Reading books

There are a number of children in school who have reading books at home – some for a considerable amount of time. Please can you have a good look round and see if you can spot any. We would appreciate any returns.

Free Support for Parents from Northorpe Hall

We now have some new weekly  ‘Toast n Talk’ sessions for parents and carers. In addition to the Chill N Chat sessions, we are offering additional sessions during the winter months, where we are offering a warm space called Toast N Talk. These will be held every Tuesday morning from 9-12pm at the Pack Horse Centre in Huddersfield Thursday afternoon from 12-3pm in the Barn at Northorpe Hall starting 12th January until the end of March. These can be booked onto through our website but anyone is welcome to just drop in. It is an opportunity to chat through concerns with refreshments and themed talks each week in a warm safe space.

Tea-time Club:

Don’t forget our tea-time club is open to help you with childcare needs. It is open from 3pm to 6pm. There are 2 prices for tea-time club: up until 5pm it is £7.50 whereas after this it is £10. Children will get a light tea and drinks during this time. Please book your child in with the school office to avoid disappointment.

Breakfast Club:

Don’t forget that Breakfast Club is now open from 7.30am.

Coffee Morning:

All welcome to our informal Coffee /Tea mornings (drink and natter). These are held every Tuesday after dropping your children off at School (8.45 till 10.00am). Under school age children welcome too as there are lots of toys for them to play with. Please join us in the Children’s Centre with Mrs Boyle supplying the drinks and biscuits.  

Thank You 

Training Days 22/23 reminder:

Here are the training days for the next school year:

Thursday 4th May 2023  
Monday 24th July 2023  
Tuesday 25th July 2023  

Don’t forget the extra Bank Holiday for the King’s coronation on Monday 8th May.

Have a lovely holiday and we will see you back on Monday 20th February.

Yours sincerely, Miss J. Barker