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Tithe Barn Times 5th March 2021

Welcome Back

We are delighted to be welcoming all of our children back to school on Monday 8th March. We have missed them all.
As always, we have ensured that we have all of the necessary safety measures in place to ensure the smooth reopening of the school. Eddie (our wonderful caretaker) has been busy deep cleaning the school ready for the children’s return.
We have created a short film that we would like your child to watch before they return which will reassure them and remind them of the procedures in school.

Years 1-6

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a7Q- DuE1fjohN2szJfnIFbV0ri7ZXxaK/view?usp= sharing


https://drive.google.com/file/d/15720IbeS nutbJL0afK8XpB225iOzBQ7q/view?usp=sharing

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I would like to thank you all for your support at this difficult time.

Mrs. Muncaster



Tithe Barn Times 12th February 2021


Happy half term

It has been a rather different half term for us all, but I am very proud of the way that everyone has pulled together to provide the best for our children.

The staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the best provision for all of our children and the children have risen to new challenges.  I really appreciate how challenging this situation has been for our parents, we know that you are doing a fantastic job!

We are all very excited about our upcoming World Book Day Celebrations and our virtual author visits. They will be excellent role models for all our children. I am already planning future visits from a wide range of authors.

I hope you have a lovely half term and would like to thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

Amazing Authors and Illustrators Virtual Visits

In conjunction with World Book Day, we have arranged for some amazing authors and illustrators to visit with the children next half term.

Firstly, we have the fantastic Nick Sharratt who will be visiting children in Reception, Year 1 and 2. He will be virtually visiting the children on Monday 1st March. Nick is the illustrator of over 200 books and is a successful author. He also has a gold Blue Peter badge!


Spring 3 newsletter Feb 2021


Reading Newsletter


Welcome to our first reading newsletter. This term as a school we wanted our focus to be on encouraging and developing every child as a reader.

The pleasure that reading a book can provide, alongside the amazing learning opportunities is something to be cherished. We want to encourage all our children to engage and enjoy more books!

In this newsletter you will find materials to support and encourage your child to read.  There will be information on training for parents, exciting opportunities and book recommendations. We hope you find it useful.

Developing Early Readers

Thursday 21st January at 7pm via Google

Suitable for parents of children in Reception, Year 1 and 2.

During this one-hour session, Katherine Muncaster will explain how reading and phonics is taught in school

The session will examine the stages of development of early reading and the skills that children need to acquire to become a reader.

The session will explain how you can support your child and encourage them to become a reader.

There will also be recommendations for books that can be shared and enjoyed at home.

This session will be available live and will also be recorded.

Wednesday 27th January at 7pm via Zoom

Suitable for parents of children in KS2

During this one-hour session Dawn Robertson, a Manchester-based English Consultant, will share ideas about how to support your child with their reading.

She will give you a little background in how reading is taught and assessed in school by sharing information about The Reading Content Domains as this will help you see how reading texts can be looked at with your child. She will give you lots of practical ways to make reading an enjoyable and engaging activity for both of you! 

Dawn is passionate about books and will give you advice about where to find some great texts, especially right now when we can’t go to libraries or book shops! 


Tithe Barn Times 8th January 2021

Welcome Back

Welcome back to all our children and families.
Whilst this may not be the return to school that we all hoped for, as a school we are determined to provide the best provision that we can.
Our priority for this half term for our children is to provide high quality home learning. This will include ‘live lessons’ for our children to participate in and we will be sharing our initial weekly timetable with you. Whilst we have tried our best to spread out the lessons throughout the day, we are aware that there may be clashes for some families with siblings.
Therefore the live lessons will be recorded and shared through the Google Classroom Stream. It was lovely to see our children’s eager faces on the live meets over the last two days and we miss having all of our children in school.
If there is anything further we can do to support you at this difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Katherine Muncaster