Uniform Labelling

The school year is drawing to a close and we are all looking forward to a well deserved rest. But we all know that the 5 weeks fly by and we will be dashing about getting new school uniform and the all important name labelling. Whether you use a permanant laundry marker or have named labels made, getting everything organised is essential to make sure the right clothes come home with the right children.

If you do want to get your name labels made Stitkins do an easy stick in version and give the school 30% commision. So you can generate funds for the school whilst labelling your clothes if you wish! click on the link below
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Tithe Barn Times 7th July 2017

7th July 2017

The weeks seem to be whizzing by and we have many fun activities on the horizon this term. I am looking forward to Sports Day, the Year 6 production and the Summer Fair. I would like to invite you to our meet the teacher evening next week on Thursday 13th July at 3.30pm or 6pm. This will be a short meeting to introduce you to your child’s new year group and explain expectations and learning. You will also get the opportunity to ask any questions and I do hope you will find this meeting useful. Thank you to everyone who has requested a place at the breakfast and after school club from September. You will shortly receive a letter offering you a place, a handbook and a registration form for you to complete.
Thank you for all your support and have a lovely weekend
Katherine Muncaster

Three Peaks Challenge
Last weekend Billy, Jonah, Tom, Jamie, Hamish and their dads completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours. They battled with the weather and lack of sleep but were triumphant.
They completed the challenge in 24 hours and have been raising funds for school to support the purchase of google chrome books. They have raised a staggering £930 so far and we are very proud of their achievement.If you wish to sponsor the boys, please visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/david-morton-3

Mobile Phones
The Eco Warriors are collecting any old mobile phones for recycling. Please send any unwanted phones to school and we will use any funds generated towards a new Chrome Book.
Key Dates
12th July- Sports Day
16th July- Summer Fair
18th July- Year 6 Performance 1.30pm and 6.30pm
20th July- Year 6 Leavers Party
21st July- Year 1 Class AssemblyNext Year
Here is the staffing structure for next year; Mrs Kelly will be joining us as a new member of staff and is an IT specialist.
Reception- Mrs Gholinia
Year 1- Mrs Bridgehouse
Year 2- Mrs Storey
Year 3- Mrs Patton
Year 4- Mr Blackburn
Year 5- Mrs Kelly
Year 6- Mr Donaldson

Story Telling with Eric Madden
We had an amazing day with the visiting story teller Eric Madden. Eric spent a fantastic day with us and each class had the opportunity to listen to stories around the campfire! The children and staff have already requested he returns to school in the future. I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Blackburn, Mrs Morton and Jane Sebire for organising such a fantastic opportunity.
Sports Day
On Wednesday 12th July it will be our annual Sports Day (our reserve date is Tuesday 18th July). All children will need to wear their PE kit all day and can arrive in school ready to go.
Sports Day will begin at 9.30am and finishes at 11.30am. All of the children will have a packed lunch (either provided by Dolce or home). The children will work in mixed teams from Reception to Year 6 and move around different activities. This will then be followed by a parents’ race.
In the afternoon the children take part in more traditional activities as a class such as an egg and spoon race. Parents will be informed of the timings of these activities nearer the day and are very welcome to stay for the afternoon as well. We look forward to a great day and hope you canjoin us!
Year 6 Production
This year, the children in Year 6 will be performing Roald Dahl’s adaptation of Jack and the Beanstalk. The children have all been busy preparing for their production and have created some great props this week. Every class will all get to watch the dress rehearsal.
Then the performances will take place on
Tuesday 18th July at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.
join us.
Class Photographs
Following feedback from parents we will be reviewing our approach to class photographs next term. We will be sending out a short parental questionnaire to gauge views and then will respond and if appropriate we will offer alternatives to this year’s provision.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter.
Katherine Muncaster

Tithe Barn Times 23rd June 2017

Summer Term
The children are all busy enjoying their learning and it is exciting to see the range of exciting opportunities they have in school. We are looking forward to the next few weeks and further adventures including Year 1 trip to Swashbuckle, Year 2 trip to Manchester United, Year 3 trip to Manchester Art gallery, Sports Day and the Summer Fair.
I would like to thank all the parents who have taken the time to respond to our recent survey about After School provision. Your feedback was very helpful and we will be utilising ideas to help us further enhance the provision over the next year. We will be sending out a general parental feedback questionnaire towards the end of term to gather your views further.
Thank you for all your support and have a lovely weekend
Katherine Muncaster
Campfire and Story Teller
On Wednesday 28th June we will be having a visit from Eric Maddern, a professional story teller who will be telling stories around a campfire to every class. This visit has been rearranged from last term due to illness.
Mr Blackburn has arranged this special day with support from Mrs Morton and Jane Sebire. It is being funded by a grant from the Ernest Cook Foundation. We are looking forward to an amazing day.
Mobile Phones
The Echo Warriors are collecting any old mobile phones for recycling. Please send any unwanted phones to school and we will use any funds generated towards a new Chrome Book.
Key Dates
7th July– FOTB Reel to Reel Cinema Evening
12th July– Sports Day

14th July– Year 5 class assembly

16th July– Summer Fair
Year 6 Residential
This week, Year 6 had an amazing time on their residential at Great Tower in the Lake District. They have been taking part in a wide range of activities including abseiling, hill walking, canoeing and rock climbing in the glorious weather.
The children were all extremely well behaved and the tidiest room competition was extremely competitive! I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Donaldson for organising the trip and to Mrs Stewart, Miss Jackson and our teaching student Miss Lyons for making it such a fantastic trip.
We will share photographs with parents next week and hope they all slept well on their return home.
Reel to Reel
On Friday July 7th we will be having another cinema night in the school hall. We will be watching Boss Baby.
Doors open at 6pm and the film begins a 6.30pm. Bring cushions and bean bags and join your friends for a night of fun. We will be selling popcorn and crisps.
Tickets cost £4 if bought in advance and £4.50 on the door. If you can please buy in advance as it helps us to ensure we don’t run out of popcorn!
E Safety Workshop
Thank you to all of the parents who attended our recent E-Safety Workshop, we have received some very positive feedback and intend offering the workshop again in the next academic year in an evening.
I would also like to thank the staff volunteers who ran the crèche as this enabled more parents to attend.
Sports Day
On Wednesday 12th July it will be our annual Sports Day (our reserve date is Tuesday 18th July). All children will need to wear their PE kit all day and can arrive in school ready to go.
Sports Day will begin at 9.30am and finishes at 11.30am all of the children will have a packed lunch (either provided by Dolce or home). The children will work in mixed teams from Reception to Year 6 and move around different activities. This will then be followed by a parents’ race.
In the afternoon the children take part in more traditional activities as a class such as an egg and spoon race. Parents will be informed of the timings of these activities nearer the day and are very welcome to stay for the afternoon. We look forward to a great day and hope you can join us.
Garden Day
On the weekend of the 8th and 9th of July we will be spending time in Lucas’ Garden preparing it for the Summer Fair and Year 6’s Leavers Party.
If you are available to join us at any point over the weekend please contact Mrs Bridgehouse or Karen Garrity.

On Line Payments

The online payment system for school clubs trips and payments is now up and running on the new website.

https://tithe-barn.eschools.co.uk/website

Please log in to my account – the green button top right. You will have received a letter from school with your log in details.

Then select epay on the blue navigation bar.

While we are developing the new website not all the information has been transfered over so both websites are available. We apologise for the appearance  but the new website will be fully operational next term.

If you can not find specific information please contact school.

Tithe Barn Primary School
Mauldeth Road,
Heaton Mersey,
Stockport, Cheshire

SK4 3NG.

Tel: (0161) 432 4941

Email: admin@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

 

Tithe Barn Times 26th May 2017

Wishing Everyone a Wonderful Half Term.

Once again, another half term has flown by and it has been a privilege to watch the children blossom and grow both personally and in their learning.It’s been a busy term with lots of fantastic things happening in school, Reception are really enjoying their weekly Forest Crew Sessions, Year 1 had a great trip to the Hat Museum, Year 2 are enjoying creating 3D sculptures of famous people, Year 3 have been planning their designs for a giant tapestry, Year 4 have been working hard on challenging problem solving in maths, Year 5 have enjoyed their swimming lessons and making masks for the Brazilian carnival and Year 6 had a great trip to Decathlon and are now preparing for their end of term production and residential. All of the children have also been working hard on their gymnastics with our visiting teacher Gina who has been working alongside the staff to develop their skills.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone after the break.

Have a lovely holiday.

Katherine Muncaster

 

After School Provision

Dear Parents and Carers

The Governing Board is reviewing the out of schools provision at Tithe Barn Primary School.

We are looking at the possibility of expanding the out of school service e.g. adding a before School Breakfast Club and opening the out of school facility for in service training days.

We would value your ideas and opinions on what your children and families would like from such a provision and would like everyone to contribute by completing a small survey.

We would love to know

What is important to you and your children that currently use the facility?

What would you like to see stay, change or improve with our childcare provision?

If you can take a few minutes to fill in the questions, your input would be very much appreciated, please also email any additional thoughts not covered in the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/K2RBCBY

Thank you for your support

The Governing Board

Key Dates

13th June- School reopens after the holiday

15th June- Class photographs

16th June- Year 6 start swimming lessons

16th June– NSPCC On-Line Safety Workshop

7th July- Year 6 Induction at Priestnall

7th July- FOTB Reel to Reel Cinema Evening

12th July– Sports Day

Fantastic Fund Raising

On Wednesday 24th May Abby, Pippa and Sophie from Year 2 organised a stall including a tombola and a range of exciting gifts to raise funds for their chosen charity The Mustard Tree which supports homeless people. They raised an amazing £64.62.

Sickness

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.

Great Tithe Barn Bake Off!

Isabelle in Year 6 recently ran a cake stall at school to raise money for Christies. She baked over 200 cakes and the cakes were delicious! She raised an amazing £110! Well done, Isabelle.

E Safety Workshop

You should have recently received an invitation to an E Safety workshop that will be taking place on Friday 16th June at 3.30pm. This session will be led by the NSPCC and will provide invaluable information for parents. It should last approximately 1 hour.

We will be providing a crèche during the workshop to enable as many parents to attend as possible. Please return your slip to school if you are interested in attending.

Year 1 trip to the Hatworks

This week Year 1 had a fantastic day visiting the Hat Works. They travelled on the 197 bus to Stockport and they learnt how hats were made and made their own felt.

They also had the opportunity to try on a range of hats as can be seen in the photograph. The children were all extremely well behaved and they had a fantastic day.

 

Tithe Barn Times 28th April 2017

Please excuse our appearance

We are developing a new website, so over the next few weeks this website will not be functioning or look quite right. We apologise for any information that is not available or not displayed correctly. If you need to access or read something that is hard to find please contact Mrs Ceri Barett admin@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk or call tel: 0161 432 4941

We should have our new improved website up and running soon so watch this space…

Welcome Back

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break; the children have all returned to school and are busy starting to learn about their new topics.

I would like to welcome our new member of teaching staff Mrs Denise Storey to Tithe Barn. Mrs Storey will be teaching Year 2 whilst Mrs Fraser is on maternity leave and is enjoying working with her new class.

As you may be aware, we are currently in the process of transferring to a new website and communication system. You will receive information regarding our new systems over the next few weeks. Hopefully we will have a smooth transition but please let us know if you have any difficulties.

Have a lovely weekend. Katherine Muncaster

Save the Date

FOTB QUIZ NIGHT

19 MAY 2017, 7.30 pm ONWARDS

Get your team together, your babysitter booked and get swotting up in

the hope of being crowned FOTB quiz champions.

Tickets £5 per person (to include platter of nibbles for the team).

Tickets will be on sale at the end of next week our ticket sellers will be: Rachel (mum to Nathan in Year4, and Isla in Reception); Liz (mum to Eve in Year 6, Grace in year 4 and Alice in Year 1); Helen (Mum to Daniel in Year 4 and Nathan in Year 1); Sara (Mum to Sonny in Year 2) and Jo (mum to Nancy in Year 5)

Key Dates

  • 1st May- Bank Holiday School is closed
  • 3rd May- Visit from the Storyteller
  • 8th May -12th – Year 6 SATs week
  • 19th May- Year 4 Class Assembly
  • 19th May- FOTB Quiz Night

Campfire and Story Teller

On Wednesday 3rd May we will be having a visit from Eric Maddern, a professional story teller who will be telling stories around a campfire to every class.

Mr Blackburn has arranged this special day with support from Mrs Morton and Jane Sebire. It is being funded by a grant from the Ernest Cook Foundation. We are looking forward to an amazing day.

Reel to Reel

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the recent screening of Lego Batman. It raised a fantastic £273.96.

Thanks again, to FOTB for organising a lovely evening. The next Reel to Reel screening will take place on Friday 7th July.

Eggstravaganza

We had a fantastic day with our Eggstravaganza last term and raised and amazing £329.15. This will be shared between Cancer Research and School F und.

The children organised some amazing stalls and there was a fantastic atmosphere throughout the day

Safeguarding

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 and myself are trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding.

If you ever have any concerns regarding safeguarding please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr Blackburn

Holidays out of term time

I am writing to update you about the latest developments regarding the Education Penalty Notice system. Please be aware that-

Following the Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Isle of Wight Council v Platt on the 6th April, it is now clear that EPNs can be issued in relation to unauthorised term time holidays/leave of absence even where a pupil’s attendance record is otherwise good.

In other words, the restriction we had to impose following the original High Court decision in May 2016, which limited EPNs to cases where attendance was below 88% for 12 months, can now be lifted and for instances of unauthorised leave of absence occurring after the 6th April 2017, we will be reverting to the rules in place prior to May 2016.

This means that:

  • EPNs can be issued in relation to any continuous period of unauthorised leave of absence of 5 days (10 sessions) or more
  • Schools can still authorise leave of absence for any purpose if satisfied that “exceptional circumstances” exist
  • Where schools use the system it should be used consistently and in relation to all cases of unauthorised term time holidays
  • The threshold for using the EPN system in cases of irregular attendance over a period of time (as opposed to “one off” instances of unauthorised leave of absence/term time holiday) will continue to be 10 sessions of unauthorised absence over a 3 month period.

Tithe Barn Times 24th March 2017

School Dinners

Following extensive consultation with parents, children, governors and staff we have made the decision to seek an alternative provider for our school dinners.

Following a thorough review of alternative providers we have decided to go ahead with Dolce school dinners. Myself, Miss D Vose and a parent governor Laura Whillans visited a local school to taste their dinners and we were all extremely impressed.

Examples of their menus can be found at www.dolce.co.uk and they operate an on-line ordering system along with a payment system using direct debit. One of the many benefits of this company is the ability for parents to select school dinners for their child in advance, to see the nutrition contents and also to have great flexibility. Parents can choose to give their school dinner when it is convenient for them. Children are also able to select their choice for dinner at home or at school.

We will also have the facility in the future to invite parents’ to join us for school dinners and partake in a lunch with their child. We are very excited about our new provider and will provide further details next half term.

Have a lovely weekend.

Katherine Muncaster

Eggstravaganza

This year we will be holding an Eggstravaganza in school on Friday 31st March 2017. 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.

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:

A character from a children’s book or a film
A famous sports personality

Challenging yourself – growthmindset in action

Children in Year 4 can bring their entries to school on Wednesday 29th and everyone else who wishes to enter can bring the entries in on Friday 31st.

Children do not need to bring large amounts of money into school, each stall will cost 10p-20p a turn and we would appreciate it if the children brought change.    We are looking forward to a successful day and thank you for your support.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 28th March – Year 6 Parents’ Evening (all day event)
  • Thursday 30th – 31st March – Year 4 Residential
  • Friday 31st March – Eggstravaganza
  • Friday 21st April – Reels on Wheels Cinema Night
  • Friday 28th April – Year 5 begin swimming lessons

Science Week

Last week saw the children exploring a range of exciting activities as Science was brought to life at Tithe Barn. From exploring space with the Tim Peake Project, workshops from Mad Science, Year 4 visited the lab at Priestnall and a wide range of activities led by our amazing parental volunteers.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Patton for organising the week and all our parents who gave up their time to share their work and Science with the children. If you would like to see further photographs from our adventures please visit our twitter account or the FOTB Facebook page.

FOTB Bingo

Thank you to everyone who attended the fantastic FOTB Bingo night. It was lovely to see so many families enjoying themselves.

It was a great evening with everyone having lots of fun and raising over £500 for school. I would like to say a huge thank to everyone who helped organise the event, to the volunteers in the kitchen, the people working behind the scenes and Hayley who ensured that the evening ran smoothly.

The Jungle Book

On Tuesday 21st March we had a visit from a touring theatre company who performed The Jungle Book. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and it was great to see the story brought to life in our hall.
The children are now completing further learning based around the story.

Google Chrome Books

As part of our continued development of IT at Tithe Barn, our next phase is the purchase of a class set of Google Chrome Books. These will be used to facilitate the children’s learning across the curriculum and are extremely flexible devices. They have touch operated screens as well as keyboards.

Following the recent newsletter, a local company has kindly offered to sponsor three Chrome Books, which is fantastic news and we are extremely grateful.

Each Chrome book costs approximately £259 and to assist in their purchase we are continuing to seek sponsorship from local businesses. If you know of a local business who would be willing to sponsor a Chrome Book or you work for a company that would like to please can you send the contact details to:
headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk.

Thank you for your support with this matter.

Tithe Barn Times 10th March 2017

World Book Day

Last week, we had an amazing and eventful week celebrating World Book Day.

The children all wore some fantastic costumes and a major crime was solved. The mystery of the disappearing gingerbread men captivated the children’s interest and inspired some amazing writing.

If you wish to find out more please take a look on our twitter page or FOTB Facebook page. Thanks to all the staff for their amazing efforts preparing for the day, particularly Mrs Fraser and the ever so guilty Snow White.

We are looking forward to Science Week next week and again will be sharing all of our exciting experiences through twitter and Facebook so please follow us.

Have a lovely weekend. Katherine Muncaster

Lateness

Please can I politely remind parents to ensure that they collect their children on time at the end of the day. Whilst I understand that sometimes events are beyond parents’ control and our first priority is our children’s safety, we have an increasing number of children who are late to be collected on a regular basis. School finishes at 3.10pm for KS1 and at 3.15pm for KS2.

If you are going to be late please contact the office.

Thank you for your support with this matter.

Red Nose Day

On Friday 24th  March 2017 we will be raising money for Red Nose Day.  We have been selling red noses in School but they are now sold out!

In addition to this on Friday 24th March we will be having a non-uniform day. Children can come to school in their own clothes for a donation of £1

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 14th March – Bags to School will be collected
  • Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March- Science Week
  • Tuesday 21st March – Visit from a theatre company performing ‘The Jungle Book’
  • Friday 24th March – Non-uniform Day for Red Nose Day
  • Thursday 30th-31st March – Year 4 Residential

Safeguarding

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 and myself are trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding.

If you ever have any concerns regarding safeguarding please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr Blackburn

Bid Writing Working Party

Following on from our success with the AVIVA bid, we are now looking into alternative sources of funding for school.
As part of this process we are setting up a working party . If you feel that you could support the school and contribute to this we
would be delighted if you could attend a meeting on Friday 24th   March at 2pm.

If you are unable to attend and would like to help support the school, please email headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk.

Google Chrome Books

As part of our continued development of IT at Tithe Barn, our next phase is the purchase of a class set of Google Chrome Books. These will be used to facilitate the children’s learning across the curriculum and are extremely flexible devices. They have touch operated screens as well as keyboards.

Each Chrome book costs approximately £259 and to assist in their purchase we are seeking sponsorship from local business. If you know of a local business who would be willing to sponsor a Chrome Book or you work for a company that would like to please can you send the contact details to headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk
Thank you for your support with this matter.

Rotary Club Debate

Tom, Jessica and Isabelle were all fantastic and presented an informing debate examining the benefits of the NHS and private health care

Tithe Barn Times 20th January 2017

Welcome Back

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely break. The children have all settled back into school and are working hard.

We have some exciting activities coming up this term including, Science Week, a visit from a touring theatre company who will perform Jungle Book, and finally World Book Day on 2nd March.
Once again we will be asking the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book and we will be having some exciting activities to encourage a love of reading.

We will be showcasing all of the exciting events this term on our new website which will launch later this term.

Katherine Muncaster
Follow us on Twitter @TitheBarnPri

AVIVA Bid

A huge thank you for all your support with our application for funding for new computers. We are extremely excited that our bid was successful and will be installing fifteen new computers in the GCC after half term, once we have received the funding.

We would like to invite you to join us on Friday 10th February at 3.15pm for cake and a demonstration of what our new interactive boards can do to enhance your child’s learning at Tithe Barn.

Science Week

We are currently in the process of planning a week of exciting activities as part of the National Science Week. It will take place in school from Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March.

Mrs Patton is currently looking for volunteers and scientists to support our special week. If you are interested in volunteering please contact her on angela.patton@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Key Dates

  • 10th February 3.15pm – Open classrooms and interactive board demonstration
  • 17th February 9am – FOTB Meeting
  • 2nd March – World Book Day
  • 8th March – Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 13th-17th March – Science Week

FOTB Next Meeting

The next meeting of FOTB will take place on Friday 17th February at 9am. Everyone is welcome and I do hope you can join us and share your ideas and opinions on Tithe Barn and how we can continue to work together to develop the school.

We will be having an evening meeting after half term for those who are unable to join us during the day. The date will be announced  shortly in the next newsletter.

Bags to School

On Tuesday 14th March we will be collecting clothes to be recycled and to raise funds for school. The more bags we collect the more we raise!

Bid Writing Working Party

Following on from our success with the AVIVA bid, we are now looking into alternative sources of funding for school.

As part of this process we are setting up a working party. If you feel that you could support the school and contribute to this we would be delighted if you could attend a meeting on Friday 3rd March at 2pm.

If you are unable to attend and would like to help support the school, please email headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Recycling Batteries

The Eco Warriors and Mr Tongue have now organised a collection point for batteries that are ready to be recycled. If you wish to bring any batteries to school you will find the box in the main entrance.

Thank you

Skipping Workshop

On Wednesday we had an action packed day with a Skipping workshop for every class. The children learnt a variety of different skipping techniques and games.

Our new Year 4 Play Leaders and Mid-day Assistants also received training on different techniques and games they could lead at playtime. On Friday lunch time the playground was full of skipping ropes and children actively engaged in a range of games.

A huge thank you to Mr Blackburn for organising such a fantastic day which seems to be having a great impact already.

Tithe Barn Times 22nd December 2016

Have a Lovely Christmas

Last week saw magical performances from Tithe Barn’s children, as they performed their Christmas Nativity show, ‘Wriggly Nativity’ 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 giving a fresh, bright ‘wrapping’ of the show to the Christmas story within.

As the term draws to a close, I would like to say a huge thank you to the children, parents, staff and governors for making me feel so welcome and well supported. 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.

Katherine Muncaster

Fond Farewell

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our school cook Christine is leaving us today after sixteen years of service to the school.

She is moving to a new position that is nearer to her new home and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new position and thank her for all her hard work and dedication over the last sixteen years.

Website

We are in the process of creating a new school website which we are hoping to launch in February. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see included on it.

Key Dates

9th January School re-opens

13th January Year 4 begin swimming lessons

20th January FOTB Film Night (Further details to follow in the New Year)

Wishing you all a very happy holidays from the Governing Board

The Governors would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their continuous and very positive support throughout the Autumn Term. I’m sure you will all agree that the past 15 weeks have been very exciting at Tithe Barn Primary School.

A special thank you for your contributions of time, effort, support (and money!) to raise the funds to buy the interactive whiteboards. Friends of Tithe Barn and the whole school community should be very proud of this massive achievement.  All the children were delighted to get the whiteboards installed in each classroom and have quickly started to use them to enhance their learning.

Throughout the Autumn term Mrs Muncaster has been listening to the children, teachers, staff, parents and carers to find out what we can improve at Tithe Barn School. We would like to thank everyone for their positive input. The children have contributed lots of ideas and they have all been working very hard, especially at learning how mistakes and effort really help your brain to grow. It’s been a very busy time for all, so we hope everyone gets a much deserved rest and enjoys some festive fun.

There is still a great deal of change and uncertainty in the educational world generally. One thing we can be sure of is that 2017 will be an action-packed year. We are a small community school, but we have big ideas. Working together, we can make the coming year a great one

With best wishes for the Christmas break and a very happy New Year.

The Governing Board

Football Boots

Can you help? Mr Blackburn is collecting old football boots to send to a team in India. Please can you bring in any that you have grown out of to school.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

We are very proud of George from Year 5 who is currently appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Lowry Theatre. He has been working very hard, learning his lines and practicing the songs.

Cross Country Runners

On Saturday 10th December some of our children represented school at the Stockport Harriers Schools Cross Country League. Year 5/6 team did brilliantly – Tom M came an amazing 7th place completing the course in 10 minutes 29 seconds. Harry D, Billy B and Jonathan H all put in strong performances.

The Year 3/4 cross country squad did brilliantly in the mud and sunshine. Especially Grace in Y4 who has never run before but put in a great effort – you would never know it was her first time. Ellena W came in 5th place completing the course in 6 minutes 45 seconds. Hamish M and Felix B also put in fantastic performances. They should all be really proud.

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. Have a lovely Christmas.

Katherine Muncaster