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Tithe Barn Times 21st July

As the summer term is drawing to a close, I have been reflecting on all the different things we have done throughout the year. It has been a fantastic year and it has been a privilege to be the head-teacher of such a wonderful school.
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you; thanks to all of the staff for their hard work and support this year, the governors, who work tirelessly to support the school, the children for working hard and being a pleasure to teach and to the parents for being so supportive and working in an effective partnership with the school.
I am looking forward to September and all our exciting plans but in the meantime I hope you all have a lovely summer break.
Katherine Muncaster
Sports Day
On Wednesday 12th July Mr Blackburn arranged a fantastic day of sport and amazing weather. In the morning the children worked in mixed age teams completing a wide range of activities. It was fantastic to see the children all effectively working together.
This was followed by a fantastic family picnic and a visit from the very popular ice cream van. Then in the afternoon the children had races in their classes whilst being supported by different year groups. Again, it was wonderful to see the children’s positive sporting attitudes whether they won or lost.
It was the best sports day of my career and I would like to thank Mr Blackburn for organising it.

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
27th July- Year 6 Leavers Assembly (9.15am -10am) 6th September- School reopens for all children
22nd September- Jeans for Genes Day
23rd September- FOTB Family Festival

Manchester Games
Having come through as champions at Davenport Tennis Club , we set off to the Manchester Games at Sports City full of hope that we would do equally well at the Regional finals.
The team took their place in the opening ceremony and then walked the short distance to the tennis venue.
We played as we had in the previous games. In our opening group we won all but one of our games. Sadly, this meant we finished second in this group. As there were 4 groups and the winners of each group went on to play for first place, the highest we could come was 5th (well worked out Elsa!)
Finish 5th we did! We won every game in our second group. Of the 8 games we played, we won 7. A fantastic team performance.
Not only was the quality of the tennis the children played outstanding, but the way the children encouraged and supported each other was fantastic too. I was very proud to say they were representing Tithe Barn.
Thank you to Mr Blackburn who has written a detailed account of a very exciting day.
A Fond Farewell
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that two members of staff will be leaving us at the end of term. Miss Brown is leaving to have a baby and has been a fantastic teacher in Year 4 this year. We are all looking forward to meeting her new arrival in September.
Miss Boffey will also be leaving us this year to take up a teaching post in Reception at Ludworth Primary School. Miss Boffey has been a star and has taught all of the children across the school covering PPA this year.
We would like to wish both the ladies all the best for the future and thank them for all their hard work.
Toy Day
On Wednesday 27th July we will be having a toy day at school. Children are allowed to bring a toy to play with. However they are not allowed to bring in any electronic toys such as a DS or anything that is valuable or has lots of small parts.
Thank you for your support with this matter.
Reading Challenge
This week we had a visit from Stockport Library who came in to school to share this year’s exciting reading challenge.
This year’s theme is Animal Agents and children have to read six books over the summer holidays to complete the challenge. Along the way the children will receive exciting rewards and very smelly stickers. This is a fantastic opportunity and I hope that many of our children will participate and visit their local library.

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