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Tithe Barn Times 5th March 2021

Welcome Back

We are delighted to be welcoming all of our children back to school on Monday 8th March. We have missed them all.
As always, we have ensured that we have all of the necessary safety measures in place to ensure the smooth reopening of the school. Eddie (our wonderful caretaker) has been busy deep cleaning the school ready for the children’s return.
We have created a short film that we would like your child to watch before they return which will reassure them and remind them of the procedures in school.

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I would like to thank you all for your support at this difficult time.

Mrs. Muncaster



Tithe Barn Times 12th February 2021


Happy half term

It has been a rather different half term for us all, but I am very proud of the way that everyone has pulled together to provide the best for our children.

The staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the best provision for all of our children and the children have risen to new challenges.  I really appreciate how challenging this situation has been for our parents, we know that you are doing a fantastic job!

We are all very excited about our upcoming World Book Day Celebrations and our virtual author visits. They will be excellent role models for all our children. I am already planning future visits from a wide range of authors.

I hope you have a lovely half term and would like to thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

Amazing Authors and Illustrators Virtual Visits

In conjunction with World Book Day, we have arranged for some amazing authors and illustrators to visit with the children next half term.

Firstly, we have the fantastic Nick Sharratt who will be visiting children in Reception, Year 1 and 2. He will be virtually visiting the children on Monday 1st March. Nick is the illustrator of over 200 books and is a successful author. He also has a gold Blue Peter badge!


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Reading Newsletter


Welcome to our first reading newsletter. This term as a school we wanted our focus to be on encouraging and developing every child as a reader.

The pleasure that reading a book can provide, alongside the amazing learning opportunities is something to be cherished. We want to encourage all our children to engage and enjoy more books!

In this newsletter you will find materials to support and encourage your child to read.  There will be information on training for parents, exciting opportunities and book recommendations. We hope you find it useful.

Developing Early Readers

Thursday 21st January at 7pm via Google

Suitable for parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2.

During this one-hour session, Katherine Muncaster will explain how reading and phonics is taught in school

The session will examine the stages of development of early reading and the skills that children need to acquire to become a reader.

The session will explain how you can support your child and encourage them to become a reader.

There will also be recommendations for books that can be shared and enjoyed at home.

This session will be available live and will also be recorded.

Wednesday 27th January at 7pm via Zoom

Suitable for parents of children in KS2

During this one-hour session Dawn Robertson, a Manchester-based English Consultant, will share ideas about how to support your child with their reading.

She will give you a little background in how reading is taught and assessed in school by sharing information about The Reading Content Domains as this will help you see how reading texts can be looked at with your child. She will give you lots of practical ways to make reading an enjoyable and engaging activity for both of you! 

Dawn is passionate about books and will give you advice about where to find some great texts, especially right now when we can’t go to libraries or book shops! 


Tithe Barn Times 8th January 2021

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all our children and families.
Whilst this may not be the return to school that we all hoped for, as a school we are determined to provide the best provision that we can.
Our priority for this half term for our children is to provide high quality home learning. This will include ‘live lessons’ for our children to participate in and we will be sharing our initial weekly timetable with you. Whilst we have tried our best to spread out the lessons throughout the day, we are aware that there may be clashes for some families with siblings.
Therefore the live lessons will be recorded and shared through the Google Classroom Stream. It was lovely to see our children’s eager faces on the live meets over the last two days and we miss having all of our children in school.
If there is anything further we can do to support you at this difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Katherine Muncaster

Tithe Barn Times 18th December 2020

Merry Christmas

As this is the final day of our first term, I wanted to take the time to write to you to thank you for your support to ensure our children’s autumn term has been such a success. From adhering to the new procedures, engaging in home learning and all of your positive feedback, we could not have been so successful without your support.

It has been wonderful to be able to share some of our Christmas celebrations with our children and it was a pleasure to see their faces light up when Father Christmas came to call.

The staff team have all worked tirelessly, embraced new challenges and ensured that the children are at the centre of everything we do.  I want to thank them for all of their hard work this term

I hope you have a lovely break and a Merry Christmas.  I am sure we are all hoping for a more positive 2021.

Katherine Muncaster

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Tithe Barn Times 8th December 2020

Countdown to Christmas

The run up to Christmas is always a magical time in school. The children’s excitement is contagious and it is lovely to hear snippets of Christmas carols and rehearsals for our Christmas celebrations.
We are looking forward to sharing the children’s performances with you via our E-School Platform during the week beginning 21st December. Whilst this Christmas will be very different we are endeavoring to celebrate it and ensure the children enjoy the run up to Christmas at Tithe Barn.
Further details and reminders can be found in this newsletter and the countdown to Christmas flier.
Thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

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17th December Thursday

School Christmas Dinner

Children can choose to have a Christmas Dinner if they select it in advance on Dolce. Children can wear Christmas jumpers and hats.
Please do not send them in with a cracker this year. Thank you

17th December (pm) Thursday

KS 2 (Years 3 to 6) Christmas party

Children can come to school in their party clothes/Christmas jumper

18th December (pm) Friday

Infant Christmas Party (Reception – Year 2)

Children can come to school in their party clothes

Tithe Barn Times 13th November 2020

Welcome Back


The children have all settled quickly back into school and as I walked around school yesterday it was wonderful to see them all highly engaged in their learning. I have also been equally impressed with our Year 3 children and the staff who are engaging with their Google Classroom and Virtual teaching. I am very proud of them all. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents for their support by wearing a mask at drop off and pick up. Again, we are trying our best to ensure that our school remains open during this difficult time. We greatly appreciate all of our families support by following the guidance both in school and outside. We appreciate at times this can be challenging. Thank you for your continued support.

Katherine Muncaster
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Tithe Barn Times: 16th October 2020

Autumn Days

It has been a wonderful week sharing and celebrating some of our Tithe Barn traditions. We had a fantastic number of entries to our annual Flower Festival and have raised over £60 for Francis House. The children enjoyed watching the wonderful creations based on this year’s theme ‘Key Events in History.’ If you would like to watch at home, here is the link-

As this term draws to a close, I would like to say a special thank you to my amazing staff team who have gone above and beyond this term to ensure that they adhere to new policies and procedures whilst also ensuring the highest standards of teaching and learning are provided for all of our children. Their support and hard work is much appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

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Frequently Asked Questions for Parents on the Reopening of Tithe Barn September 2020

How will the school be operating when it reopens?

Please find attached two documents that have been shared with all Parents, Carers and the School team.

As always if you have any further questions, concerns or suggestions please contact us

Tel: (0161) 432 4941


If you wish to contact the headteacher- Mrs Muncaster, directly, please email

Frequently Asked Questions for Parents on the Reopening

How many children are in a bubble?

In Tithe Barn, a bubble will consist of two year groups together except for Reception which will operate as a bubble on its own.  Years 5 and 6, Years 3 and 4 and Years 1 and 2 will operate as bubbles together.

Should my child wear a mask in school?

There is no requirement for pupils to wear masks in primary schools

Where local lockdown restrictions apply, face coverings should be worn by adults and pupils in secondary schools when moving around, such as in corridors and communal areas, where social distancing is difficult maintain.

Will my child’s teacher be wearing a full mask?

Normally, teachers will not be wearing full masks. However, there are a few situations where this may be required – for example if a member of staff must provide close medical care for your child.

READ MORE Frequently Asked Questions for Parents September on the Reopening of Tithe Barn September 2020 (1)

Tithe Barn Primary Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment for reopening of Tithe Barn September 2020 updated Sept 30

As always we will keep you updated on any changes via email and text message.

Stay save and keep well

Tithe Barn Times 2nd October 2020

Wonderful Learning

It has been a busy time at Tithe Barn. I have seen some amazing examples of learning in school.
* Reception have been learning the sounds s, a, t, p, i, n
* Year 1 have been taking a dot for a walk and exploring Paul Klee’s art work
* Year 2 have been learning about London and created an amazing display of observational drawings,
*  Year 3 have been busy learning how to use the different applications on Google classroom
*  Year 4 have created their own scutum (Roman shields)
* Year 5 have been creating time lines for the history of space
* Year 6 have been investigating evidence that proves the earth is a sphere

We are looking forward to sharing your children’s learning at our upcoming parents’ evening and via the school’s social media platforms.

Please read the attached newsletter and details of this year’s Flower Festival

Thank You for Your Continued Support

Katherine Muncaster

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Flower Festival 2020