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Dear Parents and Carers
It’s been a wonderful Science Week in school with the children gaining some invaluable experiences from our visiting scientists, doctors and engineers. The children also enjoyed their visit from Zoolab looking at different animals such as cockroaches, rats and snakes. Today, Year 6 have been undertaking a Cabbage Science workshop, learning about polymers and PH. Thank you to all our parents and relatives who have been into school to help make our science week such a huge success. The children are very fortunate to be part of such a scientific community.
The children have looked amazing with their Red Nose Day funny faces and the Bake Off was incredible with very impressive cakes and biscuits. Well done to all the children for taking part and congratulations to Grace Brimage in Year 6 for her first-placed lemon and orange fairy cakes. World Book Day went off without a hitch last week with a fine array of characters coming into school – children and staff alike. The reading assembly and ‘drop everything and read’ sessions were widely enjoyed.
My best wishes for the weekend
Mr MJ Shaw
Morning Lining Up
From Monday, we are making some changes to the lining-up on the playground before school at 0850. Class lines have become increasingly congested with parents saying goodbye to the children and it is making it difficult for the children to come into school in an orderly fashion. From Monday, the teachers on duty will blow a whistle at 0850 for the children to line up in their classes. At this point, can we ask all parents to move towards the area in front of the stage so that the children can move into the school smoothly, able to see the teachers on duty clearly.
In addition, teachers on-duty have recently been asked to take many items into school by parents to deliver to different classrooms. If you do have items to send into school and these cannot be taken in by the children, please can you kindly take them to the office rather than giving them to the teacher on duty. Thank you.
This week, we have sent letters to all children detailing information about free milk for under-fives and milk provision for the rest of the children. Please can you read this information carefully and complete the relevant registrations if you would like your child to take part in the scheme.
Thank you to all the parents who have replied to arrange appointments for our parent-teacher meetings. If you have missed the opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your child’s class teacher.
During science week, the children have been starting to prepare the allotments for growing and have been planting out their seeds. However, we are fast running out of compost, so we would be grateful of any donations if you do have some at home.
Active Kids Vouchers
Just a reminder that if you do have any Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s, please can you send them to the school office.
Friends of Tithe Barn Support – Our PTA
Over the next few months we would like to organise some more great family events which will be fun for everyone and will raise some much, much needed funds to support our children’s education and learning.
To make these a success we need your help and we desperately need some volunteers who are willing to organise some of these events or suggest other events that will be fun. These are the ideas which have been put forward, if you think you or a group of you could help make one of these activities happen then please, please let us know, it would be really appreciated.
March 12th/13th – Mothers’ Day Gifts – Michelle Saddoo
March 20th – Family Bingo Night – Hayley Townley
April 2nd Easter Egg tombola and treasure Hunt
May Family Fun Run –
June Kids Cinema Night – Julie Woosey
Quiz Night –
Father’s Day gifts – Amy Walker and Alison Kellett
Summer Fair lots of help plus 2 or 3 organisers
September Family Festival – Team 2014 plus welcomed extra volunteers
October Halloween Disco
At the moment the positions of Chairperson or persons of Friends of Tithe Barn and Treasurer is vacant. If you would like to take this opportunity to really make a difference to our school please let us know.
Are you interested in learning more about kids and computing? Then have a look at this fun free family event in Manchester
Friday 27/03/15 6.00-9.00pm Family Hack Jam
Saturday 28/03/15 10.30-3.30pm Raspberry Jam
Friday 27th Family Hack Jam
The aim of the Family Hack Jam event is to bring friends and families together to discover the fun, excitement and power of computer science, through an enjoyable, team-based problem-solving evening. No experience is needed
Have a look at the link for more details
Last week, as part of her French subject leadership, Mrs Gholinia applied for an Erasmus grant to support our resources and training in a joint project with Mersey Vale. If successful, this will provide an incredible opportunity for our two schools to develop French further. Thank you to Mrs Gholinia for all of her hard work on this.
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Having won the Priestnall Lacrosse tournament, the Tithe Barn lacrosse team qualified for the Stockport final for the third year running. On Wednesday, the team travelled to Reddish Vale to take part in the finals and were drawn against Greave, Rose Hill, High Lane and Gatley in the group stage. Tithe Barn won all the matches and were the only school to do so, winning by 11:4, 13:1, 7:3 and 8:4 respectively. The team qualified through to the semi finals as the highest placed team and once again met Greave, winning this time by 10:3. We progressed to the finals against Mellor Primary and again won, this time by 6:4 in what was a nail biting final. Well done to the team who along with Mellor, will progress to the Greater Manchester finals on 24th March. The great result is testament to the hard work and dedication of the children and the investment that Tithe Barn had out into PE, sport, lacrosse and extra curricular activities over the last few years.
Children from Year 5 and 6 took part in this year’s Rotary Swimathon to raise money for local charities and the school. The children met at Stockport Grammar School and swam for fifty five minutes in three teams. The swimmers chalked up nearly 400 lengths in their session and really enjoyed their participation. The children were presented with their certificates of participation following the event. Well done to all the swimmers who demonstrated how important community involvement is to all of us at Tithe Barn.
Stockport Harriers – Cross Country Competition
The boys did really well over the season in the cross country racing with the Year 3-4 team running superbly to come 5th out of 29 teams over the season.
In the individual events, more than 130 boys took part in the races over the season. Tom Morton came in a magnificent 5th overall out of 70 runners that managed to run in at least 4 out of the 6 qualifying races, Billy Barrett came 14th in the table. Jonathan Hyde ran 3 races, Jamie Roberston 2, Jonah Quinn 1 and Hamish Morton (Year 1) 1, all scoring valuable points for the team.
Hamish was fantastic, filling in at the last minute and coming in 43rd out of 77 runners to earn valuable points for Tithe Barn to hold onto 5th spot. Well done everyone!
Our netball team travelled to Priestnall this week for the Netball tournament. The team showed amazing improvement and Mr Donaldson was very impressed. The team won all but one of their matches, coming second to Didsbury Road. They will now progress to the Stockport finals. What a fabulous effort.
Football – Tithe Barn 2: 1 St George’s
The football team played against St George’s Primary School last night in the Edward’s Cup. The boys played extremely well, showing excellent skills and technique. They had to work very hard indeed against a team who were much bigger physically. However, the hard work paid off with a 2:1 win. Congratulations to the team and specifically to Bilal Ahmed-Little who was our player of the match.
This half term in assemblies, Mr Shaw will be talking to the children about using the internet the internet safely and keeping themselves safe when on-line. The top ten tips for e-safety for children are:
Top Ten E-Safety Tips
1. Always think of your personal safety first when using ICT or your mobile phone. Remember it is easy for anyone to lie about who they are online, so you can never really be sure about who you are talking to.
2. Do not give out any personal information about yourself online to people you do not know. This includes your full name, address, street name, postcode, or school name.
3. Never give your contact number to anyone who you donâ€™t know.
4. Itâ€™s a good idea to use a nickname rather than your real name.
5. Donâ€™t meet people that you have only spoken to online. If you do decide to meet up with anyone in real life then make sure you take a trusted adult with you and meet in a public place at a busy time.
6. Never give out pictures online or over a mobile unless you know the person in real life. It is easy for people to take your pictures and alter them, send them on, or even pretend to be you with them.
7. Always use private settings whenever you are setting up a social networking page or an Instant Messenger (IM) account. This is so people who you donâ€™t want to see your profile canâ€™t.
8. Anything you post or upload to the internet is there forever so be very careful what you put online.
9. Never go onto webcam with people you donâ€™t know in real life. Webcam images can be recorded and copied and also shared with other people.
10. If you receive any messages or pictures that worry or upset you talk to an adult you trust. You may also report it online, via the thinkuknow website http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk.