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Tithe Barn Times 2nd November 2018

Welcome Back

Welcome back to a very busy half term as we begin the countdown to Christmas! Please find attached a document providing further details on all the different events which will be occurring in school this half term. We hope you find it useful.

I hope you all had a lovely half term. Many of our children spent time during the holidays with Mr Stamper on our Forest Schools Days. Listening to the feedback from children and parents they have been fantastic days and I would like to thank Mr Stamper for giving up his time in the school holidays. If your child is interested in attending we hope to offer similar days in the future.

I look forward to another great half term, with lots of wonderful learning in school.


We are beginning to develop our outside space further and think about how we can enrich the wonderful grounds that the children have access to. In the spring term we will be consulting with parents and children about how they would like the grounds to be developed.

As part of this development we are hoping to have a musical trail in the playground. As our school budget is very limited and funding to schools continues to be reduced we are seeking funding from AVIVA.

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Thank you

Key Dates 

November 7th 9am Bag s2School Collection

November 9th 9 am Year 6 Class Assembly

November 14th Parents Evening

November 15th Year 6 Parents Evening

16th November Children in Need Non-uniform Day for £1 donation

25th November FOTB Christmas Fair (Sunday), 11-2pm

KS2 Christmas Carol Concert

This year we have decided to make some small changes to our KS2 Carol Concert, due to a growing number of children finding it difficult to attend during the evening we will now be having two performances in the day.

This year’s concert will take place on Wednesday 12th December with performances at 9.30 am and 2 pm. We do hope you can join us. If you are unable to attend we will be filming the concert and sharing it via E-Schools.

Infant Nativity

The KS1 and Reception Nativity will take place on 11th December at 1.30pm and 13th December at 9.30 am. We will also be filming the Nativity and sharing it via E-schools.

Vision for Tithe Barn

We have spent the last 12 months reviewing our school vision with our children, staff and governors. We would like to share our ideas with parents and gather your opinions. We would like to invite you to a ‘Vision Afternoon’ on Wednesday 21st November at 2pm. I look forward to seeing you then. Following this meeting we will then send out further information to all of our parents.

Learning at Tithe Barn

As part of our approach to developing learners at Tithe Barn we now have a weekly assembly on a Friday where every class shares something they have been learning about that week. All of the children take it in turns to speak and share what their class has been doing. We have shared one of the assemblies via E-schools if you wish to watch it.

Book Bus

Thank you to everyone who boarded the Book Bus when it visited school recently. Your purchases raised £193.15 in free books for our new library.


I would like to politely remind parents to ensure that they show due consideration to our neighbours when parking their cars. Please do not block drives of local residents and ensure that you park in a safe place and not on the pavement.

Can I also remind parents that the school car park is to be only used for parents and children who have a disabled badge.


As part of our approach to streamlining communication and enabling parents to have access to as much information as possible we use an online platform called E-Schools.

Parents are able to make payments to school, access letters that have been sent home from school, keep updated on what is going on in school through the class pages and also access the instructions for their child’s weekly homework. The use of this platform reduces the amount of paper that is used in school and enables parents to access information easily. We ask all that all parents regularly check E-schools and if you having difficulties accessing it please let the office know.


Please click the gren log in button on the top right then use your user name and password to log in.

Parents Evening

Parents Evening will take place on Wednesday 14th November 3.30pm – 7pm for children in Reception to Year 5 and appointments can be booked by logging on to our e-schools page.

Year 6’s Parents/ Teacher Interviews will take place on Thursday 16th November 9 am – 6 pm and parents will be able to meet with both Mrs Donoghue and Mr Donaldson.


please log in then select the Parents Evening tab on the blue navigation bar


Bags to School

You will have received a bag for our next collection of unwanted adult and children’s clothing, paired shoes, hats, belts, handbags, ties and soft toys.

We would appreciate your support in collecting these items. The bags will be collected at 9am on 7th November and can be returned to school any time before then.



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