As spring is now finally with us, we are really excited to have a newly appointed, and extremely keen group of Eco- Warriors. Led by Mrs Patton and Mr Stamper this group of fourteen children of all ages, will be working through the year to make a Tithe Barn a more environmen- tally friendly place.
Already the children have been busily planting hedgerows along some of the perimeter fences. These plants were kindly donated by the Wood- land Trust and funded by Ikea. We are hoping that once these have grown they will provide a habitat and food source for wild- life, as well as looking good.
In a previously neglect- ed corner of the school grounds we have also planted a willow bed containing 200 cuttings. We hope that as well as providing a wall of greenness, these fast growing plants will pro- vide us with a future harvest of willow stems for crafting and creating living structures.
Our projects through the Year..…
funds for the school by recycling the following items:-
Empty printer cartridges.
Old mobile telephones
Empty correction fluid containers
Please bring any of these you may have lying around into school. As well as being able to en- sure they are properly recycled we will receive money for some of the items. We will be sending out further information about these and also the Bags4Schools collection soon.
The Eco-Warriors will be taking a lead in getting the school vegetable gardens and Luca’s Gar- den, back into full use as an amazing educational resource. We desperate- ly need donations of well rotted manure and pot- ting compost. If anyone can help with this please contact Mr Stamper.
The school have entered the Sustrans Big Pedal 2018. Running between 23/4/18 and 4/5/18 theBig Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cy- cling and scooting chal- lenge it inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their school journey. The Eco-Warriors have been
busy collating the data on this and we hope that we may be in the running for prizes, as well as having happier and healthier journeys to school. See www.bigpedal.org.uk
We are extremely pleased to have secured a whole day visit from the RSPB. They will be work- ing with groups of chil- dren to carry out a habi- tat survey and will then help us put together a plan to improve the bio- diversity of our site.
Recycling and Fund Raising. We have some fantastic opportunities to help to protect the environment and gather much needed
Welcome back to what should be a busy and wonderful final term at Tithe Barn Primary School. I hope that you all had a lovely Easter break.
We have lots of wonderful trips coming up including a visit to Stockley Farm, Manchester United, Heaton’s library, the Year 6 residential and a trip to a local Mosque to name just a few and we will be sharing our experiences via Twitter and the school website.
Fundraising for Lumos
On Friday 18th May, Melody from Year 3
will be running a guess the name of the teddy stall in aid of the charity Lumos. If you wish to support her fund raising efforts, it will be 50p per go and the stall will take place after school.
Bags to School
Bag2School will be collecting from us again on Friday May 25th. Please make time for a clear out in the next few weeks and either drop off your donations w/c 21st May or bring them with you when you drop the children at Cinema Night. We will send Bag2School plastic bags out in book bags in the next few weeks.
Year 1 Multi Skills
On Tuesday 24th April, Year 1 went to Priestnall to take part in a Multi Skills Festival. The children worked in small teams and took part in a range of events. The children had an amazing morning and one of our teams won the whole competition. I would like to thank Priestnall for hosting such a fantastic event and for Mrs Bridgehouse and the staff for taking the children.
14th – 18th May – Year 6 SATs Week
18th May – FOTB Cinema Evening 2
1st May to 24th May – Year 6 Residential to Great Tower
25th May- Year 3 Class Assembly, Bags 2 Schools Collection, Break up for half term
11th June- School reopens 15th June – Year 6 start swimming lessons.
16th June – FOTB family fun run
22nd June- Year 4 Class Assembly
Bee in the City
We are very excited to be taking part in the Bee in the City project this term. Our smaller bee has arrived in school and has been shared with the children. We will now be asking children to think about the design for our Tithe Barn Bee. We are planning a range of events around this project and further information will be sent out shortly.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together to create Bee in the City – a stunning public art trail of 80+ individually designed giant bee sculptures.
Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer of 2018. An inspirational learning project will give children and young people the chance to take part.
It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fascinating – and it will be in Manchester from July – September 2018.Further information is available from
FOTB Cinema Night
On Friday 18th May we are having a FOTB Cinema Night. We will be watching Peter Rabbit, 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org