Home » 2012

Yearly Archives: 2012

Newsletter 21.12.12

Dear Parents and Carers

 What a wonderful fortnight we have had since the last school newsletter. The children of Tithe Barn have once again proved themselves to be the ‘cheerful, confident achievers’ that they are with their wonderful Christmas productions. Our amazing ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ from our Reception and Key Stage 1 children was a huge hit. The children performed brilliantly and it was a huge feat to perform so many actions. The production of Mr Humbug in Key Stage 2 highlighted the wonderful achievements in creativity, drama and personal confidence that our children achieve by Year 6. I’m glad that like Ebenezer Scrooge, Mr Humbug learnt his lesson in the end! My thanks go to all the children for working so hard this term and I congratulate each and every one of them for their superlative performances – ‘Encore!’

I am sure that you will all join me in thanking the teachers and staff for their immense efforts in making the productions and Christmas parties so successful. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support, for attending performances, buying raffle tickets and for all your lovely cards, presents and messages to the staff.

 On behalf of all the staff at Tithe Barn, I would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. 

 Yours sincerely

 Mr MJ Shaw

Headteacher                                                                                                                                    

 Christmas Fundraising

 Thank you for all the raffle tickets that you sold. Our Christmas fundraising has helped to provide party treats and prizes for the children, Christmas crackers during our lunch and the Christmas production from visiting actors

 School Dinner Money

 Mrs Jones has sent out all letters about school dinner money for next term. If you have not received the letters or would like further clarification, please let her know.

 Snack and Toast Money

 Snack money for Reception and Key Stage 1 next half term will be £5. Toast money for Key Stage 2 will be £2.50. If your child receives either of these, please could you send the money to your child’s class in a marked envelope with their Year group marked on it. Thank you.

Christmas Lunch

 The Christmas lunch was very successful this year and the children enjoyed themselves. I even think there were more Brussels’ Sprouts eaten than last year. Many thanks to Christine and Mandy for their scrumptious cooking and to all the midday assistants and staff for their waiting on.

 Norovirus 

As you will be aware from the reports in the national press there has been an increase in the numbers of norovirus cases across the country and in care homes, hospitals  and schools. This is surprisingly early for an outbreak as this usually occurs from January through to February each year. For the signs and symptoms of the virus and what to do if you suspect a case in your family, please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Norovirus/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 Headlice

 There have been a couple of cases of headlice reported to us in the last week, so it seems that they may be rearing their ugly lice-like heads again. If you could please be vigilant at home with checking your child’s hair, we would appreciate it.

 Visits

 The children in Years 2 and 5 really enjoyed their respective visits to Staircase House and Bramall Hall. Our children were once again complimented on their lovely manners and behaviour.

 Blog Site

 Year 5 have added a festive performance that they recorded for our school community. If you would like to listen to it, please visit http://www.tithebarnschool.com/blog/. I would also like to encourage you to add your comments to items on the blog by filling in the comment boxes at the bottom of entries. This option is now fully working.

 Christmas Pudding Competition

 The children are invited to take part in a Christmas competition which is now up and running on the My School Lunch website. There are prizes to be won such as a £50 WH Smith gift voucher and the children will learn some facts about the history behind Christmas puddings.

 The children can enter by accessing www.myschoollunch.co.uk/stockport and the password is ‘healthy.’ The closing date is 7th January 2013.

 Global Citizens

 As part of our global citizenship, we are going to using the map in the Globe Zone to show where all the different families in our schoolhave their roots or their relatives. If your family originates elsewhere in the world other than England, or you have close relatives living in a different country, please can you complete the slip at the foot of the newsletter and return it to school so that we can plot all the locations on our map.

 

 

 

 Global Citizens

To Mr Shaw

 

Name of Child:         ____________________________

 

Year Group:                          _____________

 

 

We have family or close relatives who live in: (please state country)

_____________________________________________

Key Stage One Xmas Party

20121218-202549.jpg

20121218-202555.jpg

20121218-202601.jpg

20121218-202606.jpg

20121218-202610.jpg

20121218-202615.jpg

20121218-202624.jpg

20121218-202630.jpg

20121218-202635.jpg

20121218-202641.jpg

20121218-202648.jpg

20121218-202654.jpg

20121218-202658.jpg

20121218-202707.jpg

20121218-202717.jpg

20121218-202723.jpg

20121218-202731.jpg

20121218-202739.jpg

20121218-202748.jpg

20121218-202753.jpg

20121218-202759.jpg

20121218-202806.jpg

20121218-202814.jpg

20121218-202821.jpg

20121218-202832.jpg

20121218-202838.jpg

20121218-202845.jpg

20121218-202856.jpg

20121218-202904.jpg

20121218-202911.jpg

20121218-202920.jpg

20121218-202929.jpg

20121218-202936.jpg

20121218-202944.jpg

20121218-203002.jpg

20121218-203014.jpg

20121218-203027.jpg

20121218-203034.jpg

20121218-203044.jpg

20121218-203050.jpg

20121218-203058.jpg

20121218-203106.jpg

20121218-203113.jpg

20121218-203125.jpg

20121218-203134.jpg

20121218-203144.jpg

20121218-203155.jpg

20121218-203205.jpg

Year 5 at Bramall Hall

On Friday, year 5 visited Bramall Hall as part of their Tudor topic. At the hall, the children had a great time learning about the hall, Tudor dancing, playing instruments, making wattle and daub walls, dressing up and serving the Davenports.

20121215-162237.jpg

20121215-162338.jpg

20121215-162453.jpg

20121215-162255.jpg

20121215-162435.jpg

20121215-162414.jpg

Year 1 Christmas with the Aliens!!

20121213-190420.jpg

20121213-190428.jpg

20121213-190439.jpg

20121213-190446.jpg

20121213-190451.jpg

20121213-190457.jpg

20121213-190502.jpg

20121213-190508.jpg

20121213-190513.jpg

20121213-190519.jpg

20121213-190524.jpg

20121213-190530.jpg

Year 5 Hat Competition

Two of our Year 5 students represented the school on Friday at the town hall in Stockport. The mayor, Cllr Meikle, held a hat competition and parade for children across the borough. Bart and Thomas won super awards so well done boys!

20121212-212336.jpg

20121126-131158.jpg

20121126-082334.jpg

Year 1 Grotto

20121206-190648.jpg

20121206-190654.jpg

20121206-190701.jpg

20121206-190708.jpg

Year 1 Visit from Marcus the builder.

20121206-190403.jpg

20121206-190413.jpg

20121206-190421.jpg

20121206-190427.jpg

20121206-190439.jpg

20121206-190449.jpg

20121206-190459.jpg

20121206-190505.jpg

20121206-190511.jpg

20121206-190518.jpg

20121206-190526.jpg

20121206-190532.jpg

20121206-190540.jpg

20121206-190546.jpg

20121206-190551.jpg

20121206-190557.jpg

20121206-190604.jpg

Understanding National Curriculum Assessment

 

 

The National Curriculum and (SATs).

The National Curriculum is divided into two key stages and Standard Assessment Tests and Tasks (SATs) are taken at the end of these Key stages.   We also administer optional SATs for Years 3 – 5.

Levels of Attainment

  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level5
1C 1B 1A 2C 2B 2A 3C 3B 3A 4C 4B 4A 5C 5B 5A
 AvYr 2 Av Yr 6

As you can see, the SATs levels do not necessarily match the year your child is in.  At the end of Year 2 you may have achieved a level 1 or 3 in your SATs.  Likewise, at the end of Year 6 you may have achieved a level 3 or 5.  Each level is sub-divided in to three sub-levels; C-B-A.  The average child may make two sub levels of progress each year, for example: 2C to 2A.

 Teacher Assessments (T/A)

Alongside SATs results, you may also find an assessment Year 2 and 6).  Teacher assessment may differ from the SAT results, as the SATs can only assess children’s knowledge on a particular day, whereas the teacher can provide an overview of your child’s progress, in a particular subject, over a longer period of time. Both are useful pieces of information.

 

What is Bullying?

Our anti-bullying policy sets out very clearly what bullying is. This is so that children, parents, teachers and governors will know what to look for if it does occur.

Bullying is:

 Persistent, unkind, verbal and/or physical, behaviour in which the victim feels threatened. It is wilful behaviour, keeping the victim in a high state of anxiety

 It can be:

Persistent social isolation (you can’t play)

  • Gangs or gang behaviour, in which others are incited to misbehaviour
  • Extortion
  • Persistent threatening of other children or another child
  • Persistent verbal abuse and taunting (including comments relating to any of the following: appearance, race, religion, SEN or disability, gender, homophobia, or general persistent taunts) which may include the use of technology and social media
  • Wilful and persistent physical hurting
  • Wilful and persistent damage to personal property.

Updated Behaviour and Anti-Bullying Policies

Anti-Bullying_Policy_September_2012[1]Behaviour_Policy_September_2012[1]Behaviour_Policy_September_2012[1]Although the behaviour of children at Tithe Barn is exemplary, we remain vigilant against bullying in all its forms. We have a new anti-bullying policy and have updated our behaviour policy to ensure that our sanctions and rewards are clear to understand. You can click on the attachments to access the full documents.

 

We will reward good work and behaviour with:

 

 

 

Written/verbal comments                                 Comment/picture on work

 

Stickers                                                               Hug/pat on back

 

House points                                                      Sharing achievement

 

Privileges                                                                        Photocopy good work to send home

 

Responsibilities                                                 Send child to Headteacher and other teachers

 

Certificates                                                         Class treats

 

Non verbal communication                             Displaying work

 

House visits to the park                                    Postcards home

Our Sanctions:

  • First time: Verbal warning
  • Second time: Visual warning: name moved to visual symbol, eg cloud, plant pot. Lose 5 minutes golden time in Reception/Key Stage 1 / name on lolly stick moved on to amber traffic light in Key Stage 2
  • Third time: Moved within classroom/ within playground (name moved to red traffic light in Key Stage 2)
  • Fourth time: Moved to a partner classroom/ to other playground – class teacher informs parents
  • Fifth time: Taken to Headteacher/ Deputy Headteacher who will counsel the student; call a meeting with parents or inform through letter or phone call home
  •  Severe Clause: Pupil is immediately removed from the room and taken to the Headteacher.

 

Follow me on Twitter