It is another busy term at Tithe Barn and time seems to be flying by! This week Reception had an amazing afternoon at the Town Hall and joined with lots of Stockport schools to sing a range of nursery rhymes. I would like to say thank you to Mrs Gholinia for organising such a lovely opportunity.
We are very proud of how we have developed our children’s knowledge and skills in IT, the development of our computer suite and the use of chrome books across the curriculum. In KS2 our children use a variety of Google Apps to enhance their education further and we will be hosting an evening for parents after half term to share the practice in school and ways parents can support their children at home. I do hope you can join us!
13th – 16th May – Year 6 SATs Week
17th May – FOTB Cinema Evening
21st May-, Bags 2 School Collection
24th May- Big Breakfast and break up for half term
10th June- School reopens
17th June – Year 5 Bikeability
On Friday 24th May we will be having a Big Breakfast at school as part of Christian Aid Week. Heaton Moor Methodist and United Reform Church members and school staff will be serving a range of delights for breakfast in return for a donation.
Breakfast will be served from 8 am until 8.40am. Please enter school through the front door and come and join us.
We would like you to helpus to purchas a new polytunnel to enable us to grow our own fruits and vegetables and develop our outdoor learning further.
Please can you nominate us for an award of £1000 from Ecclesiastical. In order to do so you will need FOTB’s charity number 1088769. Please click on the link and help us to achieve our goal.
Please can parents remember that if your child is sick or sent home because they have been sick in school they must remain absent for school for 48 hours. This is part of the protocol agreed by the LA.
Thank you for your support with this matter.
Bags to School
- Bag2School will be collecting from us again on Tuesday May 21st. Please make time for a clear out in the next few weeks and either drop off your donations w/c13th May or bring them with you when you drop the children at Cinema Night. We will send Bag2School plastic bags out in book bags today.
FOTB Cinema Night
On Friday 17th May we are having a FOTB Cinema Night. We will be watching Missing Link doors open at 5.30pm for 6pm start. The letter for tickets will be sent home next week.
We’re on the hunt for a volunteer to oversee the event on the night (with lots of helpers of course). If you can help us out please contact Steph Dawson.
It is wonderful to be back at school and I am extremely grateful for all the lovely messages I received during my absence.
I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Blackburn and the wonderful team for taking care of the school in my absence.
We had a lovely final few weeks of term. We had our annual Road Safety week ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ which began on the 1st April. The children took part in different activities, which promoted their awareness of road safety.
We also had one of my favourite days of the year, our annual Eggstravaganza. We had some wonderful stalls from nail painting, to ice cream making to hunting eggs. The children made a fantastic effort to raise funds for school and our chosen charity Beanstalk.
This year’s charity was chosen in honor of our teacher Mrs Kelly who sadly passed away last year. Beanstalk is a national charity that helps children in the UK to learn to read and develop a love for books. Further information is available at –
Thank you for your continued support
Keeping Safe On-line
E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Tithe Barn Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place at school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.
We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.
As part of our participation in the Speak Out Stay Safe programme, our colleagues from the NSPCC delivered an online workshop session for parents. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.
Following requests from parents we will be regularly sharing websites to support our families on how to keep safe on line. We hope you find them useful.
Tuesday 23rd April– School re-opens
Friday 3rd May- Year 3 begin swimming
Monday 6th May– May Bank Holiday
Monday 13th May– Year 6 SATs week
Friday17th May– Year 4 Class Assembly and FOTB Cinema Night
Operation Eagle Eye
Operation Eagle Eye
1st – 5th April 2019
We worked in conjunction with the Local Authority and had a week focused on road safety in school. There were various activities including learning how to cross the road safely, cycle safety and Year 6 were out patrolling the streets looking at speeding and parking in the local area.
The week began with our
Scoot Fit and Scooter Safety workshops. Every class participated in a session learning how to scoot safely. It was wonderful to have so many parents joining in with these sessions.
During Headsmart, the children in Year 4 investigated what would happen to an egg if riding a bike without a helmet.
Year 6 spent some time looking at the parking in the local area and monitoring the speed of the vehicles. They then analysed the data they collected.
Children in Year 5 worked in small groups to create vehicles and to investigate what would happen on impact.
I would like to thank Mr Stamper for co-coordinating these events and Mr Blackburn for organising the Scoot Fit session.
Our recycling program continues to go from strength to strength. Led by our Eco Warriors we have recently recycled –
- 2048 crisp packets
- 1530 pens
- 260 tooth brushes
What an amazing effort, which has raised £44.16. Please keep sending in your donations – we are making a difference!
As a school we are committed to the Safeguarding of all our children. Our school policy can be found on our website. All staff have recently attended Safeguarding training and both Mr Blackburn, Miss D Vose and myself are trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding.
If you ever have any concerns regarding safeguarding please do not hesitate to contact myself, Miss D Vose or Mr Blackburn
‘Energy Kidz are delighted to be launching their exciting & engaging Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-11 at Tithe Barn Primary School in Stockport! The club offers your child a fun filled, action packed school holiday, delivered in a safe and supervised environment. Each week throughout the school holidays, children can enjoy an exciting range of themed activities designed to cater for a variety of interests. In addition, all children are encouraged to try something new!
As part of our launch we are giving you an exclusive 20% discount on all bookings for our brand new Summer Holiday Club at Tithe Barn Primary School. You can find all the information you need and even take a look at our fun packed activity schedules at www.energy-kidz.co.uk/holiday-club.
Book using the code – 20SUMMER19-1 before midnight on Sunday 2nd June to grab a 20% discount on your Summer Holiday bookings.
Our themes for the Summer include – Astro Adventures, Island Hopping, Ingenious Inventions, Mission Survival, Big Top Adventure & Marvelous Mythology… We look forward to seeing you all there!’
Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs
Energy Kidz run exciting & engaging Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-11. We can offer your child a fun filled, action packed school holiday, delivered in a safe and supervised environment. Each week throughout the school holidays, children can enjoy an exciting range of themed activities designed to cater for a variety of interests. In addition, all children are encouraged to try something new!
All prices and timings are on the website at: https://www.energy-kidz.co.uk/holiday-club/stockport-holiday-club-tithe-barn-primary-school/
Make sure you keep an eye on our website for the Early bird offers saving you 10% on our Holiday Clubs when you book more than 3 weeks in advance of the start of the holiday.
All our clubs are Ofsted registered and we accept childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare.
A few exciting things that have happened in the sporting arena for our children…
SPLASHING AROUND: Tithe Barn tackle the SWIMMATHON:
A small team of children from Y6, Y5 and Y4 – Isla, Lewis, Edie (Y6) Annie, Lilly (Y5), Sonny, William, Maryanne, Pippa, Abby and Amelie (Y4) entered a sponsored swimming event – hosted by Stockport Grammar and put on by The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter. The basic idea was the more lengths they swam as a team then the more money they would raise for charity.
Each team was allocated an hour to swim and WOW did they swim! When combining their totals, both teams swam a magnificent 362 lengths. Impressive!
We thank them (and Miss Heap who organised the swim) for all their efforts.
RUN TO IT!
2 Tithe Barn sisters -Ellena and Megan- put their best foot forward this term to make up part of a new winning team. They joined 2 girls from Moss Hey School to run in a Manchester Harriers Primary School Relay race.
The format of the race was a relay. Each of the girls took a turn at running the course. With Megan setting a fantastic early pace, Ellena brought home the team in magnificent style – 1st place for the newly formed team.
Just shows what you can do when you are all fixed on the same goal!
Running is good for you I am told – I appreciate the many benefits to this sport. To this end, the girls are going to be the Running Ambassadors for Tithe Barn. I really want to pick up the challenge of smile for a mile. Clearly we have some hurdles to get over to achieve this aim. However, with this pair of talented runners leading the way, we will not be short of enthusiasm and drive.
Watch this space!
If you would like to explore running a little more, take a look at the website below…
|WRAP UP, IT’S COLD OUT THERE!
Off to SLOVAKIA to train…
Tom (Y5) has spent a few days away from school at an intensive Ice hockey training camp in Tréncin. Tom was representing The North of England.
Lots of practise and a few games played. His team won 2 of the 3 matches they played – Tom getting on the score sheet too.
If you ever get the chance to visit Altrincham, take a look at the Ice Rink. You might find Tom flying around with his team mates – Manchester Storm Academy.
Well done Tom – lots of brilliant memories for you to take away from the trip I am sure.
Keep it under wraps…
Some of our talented athletes like to keep their talents under wraps.
When I find out about it, and with their approval obviously, I like to share their stories.
Below you can see Grace in Year 6 in her Lancashire lacrosse kit. Grace was selected to play for Lancs U13s Girls Lacrosse Team at an Inter Counties Tournament. This is very impressive seeing as she is 2 years under that age group.
The B Team she played on finished second in the tournament which again is very impressive.
Interested in Lacrosse? Talk to Nicole Smith ( Year 3 parent)
If you have sporting stories to share then please let me have the details /photos: firstname.lastname@example.org
A huge well done to Laural Lane Choir and Alex. They sang brilliantly today and came second in the Music Festival competition, narrowly missing 1st Place by one point.
Their performance of Can You Hear Me? was so beautiful, it brought the audience to tears. Their second song—Doh a Deer—then made everyone smile.
A wonderful performance well done everyone and special thanks to Alex!!
Thursday 31st January – School is open as usual today. Please wrap up warm and take care when travelling to school.
School Closed Today Wednesday 30th January 2019
Unfortunately due to the adverse weather conditions the school will closed today. We will keep you informed via parent text.
Have a Lovely Christmas
Last week saw magical performances from Tithe Barn’s children, as they performed their Christmas Nativity show, ‘Innspectors’ and the KS2 Carol Concert to proud smiles, cheers and rapturous applause from the audience.
The staff worked their Xmas socks off to ensure children knew their songs and the words and could deliver them crisply, as well as where to stand and when/how to deliver their lines. They were excellent performances and all the better for having a wonderful stage on which to perform.
As the term draws to a close, I would like to say a huge thank you to the children, parents, staff and governors for all their support. It is a privilege to be the head teacher of such a fantastic school and I look forward to working with you next term to continue to develop the school and enhance the children’s education.
Thanks to the fantastic efforts of FOTB, the wonderful raffle coordinators and parental support we have raised an amazing £3345.73.
Thanks to all the wonderful local businesses that supported us. Everyone’s fantastic efforts have enabled us to buy a stage for our children to perform on.
It is with great sadness that today will be Mr Donaldson’s last day in school. He is setting off on a new adventure in France with his wife and new born son.
We would like to thank him for all his hard work since he joined Tithe Barn. It has been a privilege to work with him and we wish him all the best for the future.
7th January School re-opens
11th January Year 5 begin swimming lessons
16th January Year 2 and Year 6 SATs information Evenings 6.30pm
22nd January Year 1 Phonic Evening 6pm
26th January FOTB Fun Run
1st February Reception Class Assembly
Year 1 Victorian Day
In Year 1 this week the children had the most fantastic day to end their topic and stepped back in time. They came to school dressed as children from Victorian times and were met by a very stern teacher who made them pay for the privilege.
A short film of the day is available to watch on the Year 1 class page on E-Schools.
Year 5 Swimming
Year 5 will begin swimming on Friday 11th January 2018. Further information will be sent out during the first week back.
Year 2 and Year 6 SATs Information Evening
On 16th January 2019 at 6.30 pm we are inviting parents of children in Year 2 and Year 6 to attend an information evening.
During the session we will share information about how the assessments are completed at our school and ways in which parents can support their child. If you are unable to attend this evening we will send out information after the event via email.
We have been busy updating our E-Schools site and have created a new section named ‘Groups’. To access this area you need to log in to the site.
We have uploaded both performances of our Christmas Nativity and Carol Concert to the Groups Section to enable parents who were unable to join us to watch it at home.
We have also uploaded a range of videos including our recent Victorian Day to the class pages. Thanks to Mr Stamper for all his hard work in creating these films and enabling us to share what is happening in school with you.
We hope you enjoy them.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. Have a lovely Christmas.
Once again, this term seems to be flying by and there are lots of exciting activities taking place in school.
From the Stone Age to the Space Race our new topics are encouraging our children to be inquisitive learners who are curious about the world around them. We are continuing to showcase all the different aspects of learning taking place in school via our E-schools platform and our YouTube channel Tithe Barn TV.
Stone Age Visitor
Years 3 and 4 had an exciting visitor on Wednesday 14th November. As part of their topic of the Stone Age their visitor came to discuss what it was like and how things changed through the different ages. It was a highly engaging morning and enabled the children to be immersed in their learning.
Please come and join us for our annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 25th November
11 am – 2pm.
We will be serving lunch from 12 pm. There will be Santa’s Grotto, Photo Booth Fun, Toy Stalls and a Secret Present Room. Christmas Crafts and Fun Games. It will be another fantastic event.
We will also be selling raffle tickets for some fantastic prizes.
25th November FOTB Christmas Fair (Sunday), 11-2pm
11th December School Christmas Dinner (Please order online via Dolce)
11th December Infant Nativity 1.30pm
12th December 9.15 and 2pm KS2 Carol Concert
13th December Infant Nativity 9.15 am
14th December FOTB Christmas Disco (information to follow shortly)
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert
This year we have decided to make some small changes to our KS2 Carol Concert, due to a growing number of children finding it difficult to attend during the evening we will now be having two performances in the day.
This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday 12th December with performances at 9.30 am and 2 pm. We do hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend we will be filming the concert and sharing it via E-Schools.
The KS1 and Reception Nativity will take place on 11th December at 1.30pm and 13th December at 9.30 am. We will also be filming the Nativity and sharing it via E-schools.
Vision for Tithe Barn
We have spent the last 12 months reviewing our school vision with our children, staff and governors. We would like to share our ideas with parents and gather your opinions. We would like to invite you to a ‘Vision Afternoon’ on Wednesday 21st November at 2pm. I look forward to seeing you then. Following this meeting we will then send out further information to all of our parents.
Learning at Tithe Barn
As part of our approach to developing learners at Tithe Barn we now have a weekly assembly on a Friday where every class shares something they have been learning about that week. All of the children take it in turns to speak and share what their class has been doing. We have shared one of the assemblies via E-schools if you wish to watch it.
Bags to School
Thank you to everyone who donated unwanted items in our recent Bags2Schools Collection. We raised an amazing £220.40.
Please can I remind parents and children of the importance of crossing the road using both our wonderful lollipop person Bob and the island. It is extremely important that we keep every member of our community safe.
Thank you for your support with this matter
Lucas’ Garden Baubles
We will be decorating Lucas’ Garden in preparation for the Christmas Fair this Sunday.
If you would like to send in a bauble to decorate the garden, please send it to school by Thursday 22nd November.
The children will be decorating the garden in the afternoon.
Thank you to all of our parents who attended our recent parents’ evening. If you were unable to attend please see your child’s class teacher to make an appointment as soon as you can.