Welcome back and a special welcome to all our new children and families who are just starting their journey at Tithe Barn.
We are currently putting together a school calendar that will provide an outline of events for this academic year. We hope you will find this useful and will be distributing it to every child as soon as it is finalised.
We have also have a Facebook account Parents and Carers of Tithe Barn Primary School where we share information and events that have occurred in school.
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 Evening’ on Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm. I look forward to seeing you then.
Following on for our successful bid for new computers from Aviva two years ago, we have decided to put another bid in to support the development of our playground. To assist us in this process we are again looking for a financial adviser to submit our application. If you know of anyone who would be able to support us with this please contact me.
Mr Stamper and the eco warriors have been busy harvesting our apples and they will be on sale next week 5 for £1. All funds raised will be reinvested into the schools gardens and grounds.
September 14th Year 4 begin swimming
September 21st Jeans for Genes day.
September 22nd Family Festival 4-7pm
September 24th – 27th Year 6 Residential
September 25th 6.30pm
October 9th Flower Festival
October 10th Whole School Harvest Festival 9 am – parents welcome
As practically every single decision we take in school will ultimately affect one group of people (the children), we believe that it’s vital that they have a voice in the decision making and that their voice is heard. Tithe Barn’s school council aims to be one way of doing this. Classes from Y2 to Y6 hold annual elections to vote for a girl and boy who will best represent their class.
Any child who is interested in standing for the position of school councilor is asked to think carefully about how they can effectively represent their class and how they can contribute to developing their school. The children will be asked to share their ideas with their classmates prior to the confidential elections taking place next week. I will let you know the outcomes of the elections in the next newsletter.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 21st September is Jeans for Genes Day and this year we will be having a sponsored penalty shoot out to raise money for the charity and school fund. Further details will be sent out shortly. If you would like to find out more about the charity, please visit www.jeansforgenes.org.
It is very important that you let us know if your child has a particular medical need such as asthma or allergies. If your child needs to take medicine whilst in school, please speak to our office staff. You will need to complete a form to enable us to administer medication which must be given to school in a clearly labelled pharmacist’s packet or container with your child’ name, dosage and date printed on it.
Bee in the City
Over 100 bees are waiting to be discovered on this free, family-fun trail, taking in the city’s landmarks and undiscovered gems. Each bee has been designed by a different artist and celebrates the unique buzz of manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene. Join the trail from 23 july until 23 september
Thank you to everyone who has shared their posts of our bee on twitter and facebook. It has been fantastic to see everyone visiting our bee.
If you would like to visit our bee it is on the third floor of the football museum.
If you would like further information about bee in the city please visit
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. The newsletter will be sent out every fortnight and I hope to give you a snap shot of all the exciting things that are happening in school.
Katherine Muncaster Headteacher
FAMILY FESTIVAL on Saturday 22nd September, 4-7pm
Join us again this year to celebrate our lovely school community and welcome the new children and parents.
Buy your ticket before 14th September at the early bird price of only £2 for adults and £1.50 for kids! Included in this price is a super line up of young musical talent, lots of craft activities, forest play and marshmallow toasting, dressing up and bubble fun.
Also available to purchase, there will be a delicious selection of homemade food, hot chocolate, tea, coffee and tasty tray bakes, face painting, glow sticks and The Tithe Bar will be open for business.
We’ve always been lucky with gorgeous weather for The Festival and we have everything crossed this year will be no different. Pack a picnic blanket and some camping chairs and get set for a relaxing, sociable afternoon, enjoying some great food and music while the kids run wild with their friends in our school grounds. Family and friends all welcome too!
We really try hard to cater for everybody and we hate waste so please buy your tickets early so that we can plan – it
Hope you are all enjoying the summer holidays.
It’s wonderful to see that so many families have visited the Tithe Barn Bee and posted brilliant photographs, thank you for sharing. We are looking forward to the new academic year and a special warm welcome to all our new reception children who will be starting their learning journey at Tithe Barn School. Just to confirm that school reopens on Tuesday 4th September at 8.50 am. Hope the sun shines over the next few weeks, see you in September.
Welcome back to our final half term of this academic year. We have lots of exciting events happening this term and I do hope you can join us.
We are extremely proud of all our children but in particularly our Year 6s, who worked exceptionally hard and were a credit to themselves and the school during the SATs and the recent residential last term.
I would also like to welcome our two new parent governors to our school, Mr Duffit (parent of a child in Reception and with a financial background) and Ms Metcalfe (parent of a child in year 1) who works in the field of education and performing arts. I am sure they will be an asset to the school.
Bee in the City
We have had a busy week completing the Tithe Barn Bee and it has now departed to be part of an exhibition of 80 different bees as part of the bee in the City trial. We hope that you will get the opportunity to visit our bee and take part in the trial. Our bee will then be returning to school in September.
16th June – FOTB family fun run 2pm
22nd June– Year 4 Class Assembly 9 am
29th June– Non-uniform day in return for a bottle
3rd July– Music Evening 5.00pm
6th July– FOTB Cinema Night
11th July -Sports Day
12th July– Meet the new teacher evening 13th July- Non-uniform day
15th July– FOTB Summer Fair
17th July– Reserve Sports Day
18th July- Year 6 Performance 6.30pm 25th July- Year 6 Leavers
27th July– School closes for the Summer break
Bags to School
A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation to our Bag2School collection. We raised £168 towards books for our library. We will be taking some more children to purchase new books in the near future.
We are very excited that we are being joined by a number of new teachers this year to strengthen and develop our school team. They bring with them a range of skills including PE and sports coaching, Maths and Music and English. I am sure you will all join me in welcoming them to our fabulous school.
Reception- Mrs Gholinia
Year 1- Mrs Fraser (3 days per week from
September) and Miss Heap (Full time)
Year 2- Miss Latham
Year 3- Mrs Patton
Year 4- Mr Blackburn and Mrs Bridgehouse
Year 5- Mr Donaldson and Mrs Kelly
Year 6- Mrs Donoghue
Following the positive feedback from the parents and the children in Year 5 and 6 we will continue with our team teaching. From September 2018 Mrs Donoghue will teach Maths to Years 5 and 6 and English will be taught by Mr Donaldson and Mrs Kelly.
You will get the opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher on 12th July 2018 from 3.30 pm and 6 pm. Further details will be sent out shortly.
Please can I remind parents that we do not allow nuts in school. This is due to a number of children in school having severe nut allergies. Please can you check any snack bars that you send to school and ensure they do not contain nuts.
Thank you for supporting us with this matter.
As you know we are working on developing a new school website. We want the new site to be a resource for parents and pupils. The current school website at http://www.tithebarnschool.com/blog/ – this website has information, newsletters, policies, links and twitter feeds about our school, there is a link to the EPAY also on the current site.
The new site – which is under development, is up and running so that payments can be made via EPAY and parent interview can be booked online.
Fundraising for Lumos
On Friday 18th May, Melody from Year 3 ran a name the teddy stall in aid of the charity Lumos. She was overwhelmed with the support from the school community and raised a fantastic £36.00.
As spring is now finally with us, we are really excited to have a newly appointed, and extremely keen group of Eco- Warriors. Led by Mrs Patton and Mr Stamper this group of fourteen children of all ages, will be working through the year to make a Tithe Barn a more environmen- tally friendly place.
Already the children have been busily planting hedgerows along some of the perimeter fences. These plants were kindly donated by the Wood- land Trust and funded by Ikea. We are hoping that once these have grown they will provide a habitat and food source for wild- life, as well as looking good.
In a previously neglect- ed corner of the school grounds we have also planted a willow bed containing 200 cuttings. We hope that as well as providing a wall of greenness, these fast growing plants will pro- vide us with a future harvest of willow stems for crafting and creating living structures.
Our projects through the Year..…
funds for the school by recycling the following items:-
Empty printer cartridges.
Old mobile telephones
Empty correction fluid containers
Please bring any of these you may have lying around into school. As well as being able to en- sure they are properly recycled we will receive money for some of the items. We will be sending out further information about these and also the Bags4Schools collection soon.
The Eco-Warriors will be taking a lead in getting the school vegetable gardens and Luca’s Gar- den, back into full use as an amazing educational resource. We desperate- ly need donations of well rotted manure and pot- ting compost. If anyone can help with this please contact Mr Stamper.
The school have entered the Sustrans Big Pedal 2018. Running between 23/4/18 and 4/5/18 theBig Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cy- cling and scooting chal- lenge it inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their school journey. The Eco-Warriors have been
busy collating the data on this and we hope that we may be in the running for prizes, as well as having happier and healthier journeys to school. See www.bigpedal.org.uk
We are extremely pleased to have secured a whole day visit from the RSPB. They will be work- ing with groups of chil- dren to carry out a habi- tat survey and will then help us put together a plan to improve the bio- diversity of our site.
Recycling and Fund Raising. We have some fantastic opportunities to help to protect the environment and gather much needed
Welcome back to what should be a busy and wonderful final term at Tithe Barn Primary School. I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.
We have lots of wonderful trips coming up including a visit to Stockley Farm, Manchester United, Heaton’s library, the Year 6 residential and a trip to a local Mosque to name just a few and we will be sharing our experiences via Twitter and the school website.
Fundraising for Lumos
On Friday 18th May, Melody from Year 3
will be running a guess the name of the teddy stall in aid of the charity Lumos. If you wish to support her fund raising efforts, it will be 50p per go and the stall will take place after school.
Bags to School
Bag2School will be collecting from us again on Friday May 25th. Please make time for a clear out in the next few weeks and either drop off your donations w/c 21st May or bring them with you when you drop the children at Cinema Night. We will send Bag2School plastic bags out in book bags in the next few weeks.
Year 1 Multi Skills
On Tuesday 24th April, Year 1 went to Priestnall to take part in a Multi Skills Festival. The children worked in small teams and took part in a range of events. The children had an amazing morning and one of our teams won the whole competition. I would like to thank Priestnall for hosting such a fantastic event and for Mrs Bridgehouse and the staff for taking the children.
14th – 18th May – Year 6 SATs Week
18th May – FOTB Cinema Evening 2
1st May to 24th May – Year 6 Residential to Great Tower
25th May- Year 3 Class Assembly, Bags 2 Schools Collection, Break up for half term
11th June- School reopens 15th June – Year 6 start swimming lessons.
16th June – FOTB family fun run
22nd June- Year 4 Class Assembly
Bee in the City
We are very excited to be taking part in the Bee in the City project this term. Our smaller bee has arrived in school and has been shared with the children. We will now be asking children to think about the design for our Tithe Barn Bee. We are planning a range of events around this project and further information will be sent out shortly.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together to create Bee in the City – a stunning public art trail of 80+ individually designed giant bee sculptures.
Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer of 2018. An inspirational learning project will give children and young people the chance to take part.
It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fascinating – and it will be in Manchester from July – September 2018.Further information is available from
FOTB Cinema Night
On Friday 18th May we are having a FOTB Cinema Night. We will be watching Peter Rabbit, 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to say a huge thank you to every member of our school community, parents, staff, governors, volunteers and children. We have had a great term working together to ensure the best for all of our children. The opening of our new library recently was extremely exciting and I look forward to working together on other new projects including the development of our playground next term.
In the summer term, we will be having a Music Evening which will allow our children to celebrate their wide range of musical skills. Mrs Storey will be organising this event and we will send out further details after the holidays.
I hope you all have a lovely Easter break and look forward to seeing the children in school on Monday 16th April.
World Book Day
On Friday the 23rd March we celebrated World Book Day. The children came to school in a range of amazing costumes and helped us to solve the mystery of the disappearing key.
Local author Jo Welch also came in to school to share her passion for books and ran writing workshops with the children in KS2. The day ended with the official opening of our new school library which we are all eager to start using. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make it a successful day.
16th April– School begins again
27th April -Year 5 start swimming
14th – 18th May – Year 6 SATs Week
18th May – FOTB Cinema Evening and Bags 2 Schools Collection
25th May– Year 3 Class Assembly
We have had an amazing day today celebrating Easter. There were a wide range of delightful entries to our decorated egg competition and the mystery judge had an extremely difficult decision.
The children all excelled themselves in the range of activities they had devised to raise money for our chosen charity and school fund. The sun shone and it was great to see all of our children and staff working together. I would like to thank everyone for their support today and particularly our parents for helping make today a very special day. I am looking forward to next year already!
For the safety of our children and parents/carers, the car park at school is for staff and authorised visitors only. We kindly ask that parents not to use the car park unless specifically authorised to do so.
We encourage parents to walk with their children to school wherever possible. When driving to school is unavoidable, please set a good example by driving and parking with consideration for others, and of course prevailing laws.
Mr Stamper and the Echo Warriors have been busy planting a new hedge at the bottom of the field alongside our new fence. This will provide a new habitat for our local wild life and allow the children to play in school with greater privacy from members of the public.
We are very proud of all our children; recently, three children from Year 6 represented the school at The Lamplighters Rotary Club Public Speaking competition. They spoke passionately on the subject of plastics and the detrimental effect they are having on the environment. They were very impressive and are now through to the next round which takes place later this year.
We are currently in the process of populating our new e-schools website which will then be the site to visit for all information. During this time of transition please use the e-school site for all payments and to access E-pay and new letters. The old site still provides a wealth of information and we hope to have the new site running after Easter.
On Tuesday 8th March we celebrated the start of Science week at Tithe Barn with a visit from a planetarium. The children in KS1 and Reception explored the life of dinosaurs and the children in KS2 explored astronomy. It was a fantastic start to Science week and thank you to Mrs Patton for organising it. We look forward to our visitors and activities next week.
12th March- Science Week
21st March Year 6 Parents Evening
23rd March World Book Day Celebrations
29th March Easter Eggstravaganza
This year we will be holding an Eggstravaganza in school on Thursday 29th March 2018. The aim is to raise money for the children’s chosen charity; for school and to have some fun!
The junior children will be running stalls in small groups, whilst the infant children will run a stall or activity as a class. Children are allowed to bring a small amount of money, preferably in small coins to spend on the day.
We will also be holding a decorated egg competition; we will be looking for entries where we can see how independent the children have been in their creations! A secret judge will be awarding prizes in the following categories:
- Love of reading
- Sport e.g. World Cup, Winter Olympics,etc
- Challenging yourself- growth mindset and learning in action
We are looking forward to a successful day and thank you for your support.
Thanks to Mr Stamper’s hard work we have successfully received a grant for £180 towards equipment for our Forest Schools. This will be used to purchase equipment to continue to develop our provision. This week, we visited the site in Marple to collect our award.
World Book Day 23rd March 2018
As part of our world book day celebrations we are asking all of our children and staff to come to school dressed as a character from a book and to bring a copy of the book with them.
Come and Read
This year we would like to invite parents in to read to the children, we are particularly keen to welcome dads and grandads. If you are available to join us please speak to your child’s class teacher.
We will also be having a visit from the author Jo Welch who will be talking about being an author and delivering activities throughout school.
Wind in the Willows
This year our theme for World Book Day will be the wonderful story ‘The Wind in the Willows’. Throughout the day we will be having activities based on this book. We will share the day through our website and twitter account.
We are looking forward to a very exciting day in school and thank you for your support.
We have made the difficult decision to close the school tomorrow due to the treacherous weather, this decision was not taken lightly and has been made to ensure the safety of all our children and staff. We will be rearranging our World Book Day celebrations to next week and I will send out further information shortly about the exciting day we have planned.
We apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause you and thank you for your support with this matter.
We have made the difficult decision to close the school today due to the treacherous weather, this decision was not taken lightly and has been made to ensure the safety of all our children and staff. We will be rearranging our World Book Day celebrations to next week and I will send out further information shortly about the exciting day we have planned.
We apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause you and thank you for your support with this matter.