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Tithe Barn Times 10th May 2019

Busy, Busy

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!

Katherine Muncaster

Key Dates

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

Big Breakfast

 

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.

Polytunnel

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.

www.ecclesiastical.com/movementforgood

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.

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.

 

 

Tithe Barn Times 23rd April 2019

Thank You

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 –

https://www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk

Thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

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.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-we-do/about-us/partners/nspcc-o2-online-safety-partnership/

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.

Key Dates

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.

Recycling

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!

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, 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

Holiday Club

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!’

Exciting News – Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs

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.

For further information call 0333 577 1533, email info@energy-kidz.co.uk or visit our website at www.energy-kidz.co.uk.

TITHE BARN’S SPORTS DESK

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…

http://www.stockportharriers.co.uk/club-events

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: alistair.blackburn@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

School Open Today 31st January 2019

Thursday 31st January – School is open as usual today. Please wrap up warm and take care when travelling to school.

Wednesday 30th January 2019

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.

 

Tithe Barn Times 20th December 2018

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.

Cracking Christmas

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.

Fond Farewell

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.

Key Dates

 

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.

E-Schools

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.

 

Katherine Muncaster

 

Tithe Barn Times – 19th November 2018

Learning Opportunities

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.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTQKym81Frnzg1ZxF4h0SlQ

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.

 

Christmas Fair

 

 

 

 

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.

Key Dates

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.

Infant Nativity

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.

School Crossing

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.

Parents Evening

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.

Thank you

 

Tithe Barn Times 2nd November 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a very busy half term as we begin the countdown to Christmas! Please find attached a document providing further details on all the different events which will be occurring in school this half term. We hope you find it useful.

I hope you all had a lovely half term. Many of our children spent time during the holidays with Mr Stamper on our Forest Schools Days. Listening to the feedback from children and parents they have been fantastic days and I would like to thank Mr Stamper for giving up his time in the school holidays. If your child is interested in attending we hope to offer similar days in the future.

I look forward to another great half term, with lots of wonderful learning in school.

AVIVA

We are beginning to develop our outside space further and think about how we can enrich the wonderful grounds that the children have access to. In the spring term we will be consulting with parents and children about how they would like the grounds to be developed.

As part of this development we are hoping to have a musical trail in the playground. As our school budget is very limited and funding to schools continues to be reduced we are seeking funding from AVIVA.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please use the link below to vote for our school and help us to meet our target of 4000 votes as this should enable us to reach the final. Every vote counts! Please support our school and encourage others to do so.

PLEASE VOTE NOW

https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/4-2931

Thank you

Key Dates 

November 7th 9am Bag s2School Collection

November 9th 9 am Year 6 Class Assembly

November 14th Parents Evening

November 15th Year 6 Parents Evening

16th November Children in Need Non-uniform Day for £1 donation

25th November FOTB Christmas Fair (Sunday), 11-2pm

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.

Infant Nativity

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.

Book Bus

Thank you to everyone who boarded the Book Bus when it visited school recently. Your purchases raised £193.15 in free books for our new library.

Parking

I would like to politely remind parents to ensure that they show due consideration to our neighbours when parking their cars. Please do not block drives of local residents and ensure that you park in a safe place and not on the pavement.

Can I also remind parents that the school car park is to be only used for parents and children who have a disabled badge.

E-Schools

As part of our approach to streamlining communication and enabling parents to have access to as much information as possible we use an online platform called E-Schools.

Parents are able to make payments to school, access letters that have been sent home from school, keep updated on what is going on in school through the class pages and also access the instructions for their child’s weekly homework. The use of this platform reduces the amount of paper that is used in school and enables parents to access information easily. We ask all that all parents regularly check E-schools and if you having difficulties accessing it please let the office know.

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

Please click the gren log in button on the top right then use your user name and password to log in.

Parents Evening

Parents Evening will take place on Wednesday 14th November 3.30pm – 7pm for children in Reception to Year 5 and appointments can be booked by logging on to our e-schools page.

Year 6’s Parents/ Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday 16th November 9 am – 6 pm and parents will be able to meet with both Mrs Donoghue and Mr Donaldson.

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

please log in then select the Parents Evening tab on the blue navigation bar

 

Bags to School

You will have received a bag for our next collection of unwanted adult and children’s clothing, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys.

We would appreciate your support in collecting these items. The bags will be collected at 9am on 7th November and can be returned to school any time before then.

 

 

Tithe Barn Times 12th October 2018

Harvest Festival

Thank you ever so much for all your wonderful contributions to our Harvest Festival on Wednesday. We had a wonderful morning and it was fantastic to have so many parents join us for our celebrations.

The Wellspring has now collected our donations and they are being distributed across our local community. Thank you again for all your support.

Dogs in the playground

Please can I politely remind parents that dogs are not allowed in the school playground. I kindly ask that all parents respect our school policy.

Thank you ever so much for your support with this matter

Forest Schools

We are delighted that we now have a provision for Forest Schools in every year group. Mr Stamper is working hard with all of the children across school to ensure they have an exciting and creative experience. Forest Schools is designed to develop children’s resilience, co-operatively learning and communication skills.

Forest Schools is delivered to small groups of children on a weekly basis and in blocks of approximately six weeks. We understand that every child is keen to participate in this activity and they will do so over the year. We appreciate your patience with this matter.

Key Dates

October 12th FOTB Cinema Night

October 19th Year 5 Class Assembly

October 30th (Tuesday) – Children return to school following half term.

7th November- Bags to School Collection

9th November- Year 6 Class Assembly and 10am FOTB AGM

Book Bus

We will be visited by the Book People’s Book Bus on Friday 19th October. The bus will contain a wide array of books at discounted prices for parents to buy. In addition to this the school will receive 15% commission in free books. If you wish to visit the bus it will be in the school car park between 8.30 am and 4 pm

Non-uniform Day

On Friday 19th October we will be having a non-uniform day as part of FOTB’s fundraising for school. Children are asked to bring a £1 donation to school and in return can attend school in their own clothes. Please note this does not include pyjamas or onesies.

Giving Machine

As part of the Friends of Tithe Barn efforts to raise money for our IT they have set up an account with the Giving Machine. This is one of the easiest ways to support our school in raising much needed funds. All you have to do is register and shop. What could be simpler!

The site is supported by a number of big retailers including John Lewis, Amazon and Waitrose- to name just a few. It is perfect for your Christmas shopping!

Visit the link below to support us-

www.thegivingmachine.co.uk

 

Admissions

Just a reminder that admission deadlines for the following year groups are approaching:-

Children in the current Year 6 need to have made their application for secondary school by

31 October 2018 and parents will be notified about their child’s place by the 1st March 2019

Places for children who were born between 1st  September 2014 and 31st August 2015 for

Reception 2019 must be made by 15th January 2019. Parents will be notified about their child’s place by 16th April 2019

Further information and the online application is

available at –

https://www.stockport.gov.uk/apply-for-school-place

 

Flower Festival

On Tuesday 9th October we had our annual school Flower Festival. The children brought an array of flowers and resources in to school and created displays on the theme of ‘ I am grateful for…..’ The results were fantastic and more of the creations can be viewed at

 

 

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Osborne for organising such a wonderful event which raised £109.45 for Francis House.

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

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