Tithe Barn Times 24th March 2017

School Dinners

Following extensive consultation with parents, children, governors and staff we have made the decision to seek an alternative provider for our school dinners.

Following a thorough review of alternative providers we have decided to go ahead with Dolce school dinners. Myself, Miss D Vose and a parent governor Laura Whillans visited a local school to taste their dinners and we were all extremely impressed.

Examples of their menus can be found at www.dolce.co.uk and they operate an on-line ordering system along with a payment system using direct debit. One of the many benefits of this company is the ability for parents to select school dinners for their child in advance, to see the nutrition contents and also to have great flexibility. Parents can choose to give their school dinner when it is convenient for them. Children are also able to select their choice for dinner at home or at school.

We will also have the facility in the future to invite parents’ to join us for school dinners and partake in a lunch with their child. We are very excited about our new provider and will provide further details next half term.

Have a lovely weekend.

Katherine Muncaster

Eggstravaganza

This year we will be holding an Eggstravaganza in school on Friday 31st March 2017. The aim is to raise money for the children’s chosen charity; for school and to have some fun!
The junior children will be running stalls in small groups, whilst the infant children will run a stall or activity as a class.

We will also be holding a decorated egg competition; we will be looking for entries where we can see how independent the children have been in their creations! A secret judge will be awarding prizes in the following categories:

A character from a children’s book or a film
A famous sports personality

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Children in Year 4 can bring their entries to school on Wednesday 29th and everyone else who wishes to enter can bring the entries in on Friday 31st.

Children do not need to bring large amounts of money into school, each stall will cost 10p-20p a turn and we would appreciate it if the children brought change.    We are looking forward to a successful day and thank you for your support.

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 28th March – Year 6 Parents’ Evening (all day event)
  • Thursday 30th – 31st March – Year 4 Residential
  • Friday 31st March – Eggstravaganza
  • Friday 21st April – Reels on Wheels Cinema Night
  • Friday 28th April – Year 5 begin swimming lessons

Science Week

Last week saw the children exploring a range of exciting activities as Science was brought to life at Tithe Barn. From exploring space with the Tim Peake Project, workshops from Mad Science, Year 4 visited the lab at Priestnall and a wide range of activities led by our amazing parental volunteers.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Patton for organising the week and all our parents who gave up their time to share their work and Science with the children. If you would like to see further photographs from our adventures please visit our twitter account or the FOTB Facebook page.

FOTB Bingo

Thank you to everyone who attended the fantastic FOTB Bingo night. It was lovely to see so many families enjoying themselves.

It was a great evening with everyone having lots of fun and raising over £500 for school. I would like to say a huge thank to everyone who helped organise the event, to the volunteers in the kitchen, the people working behind the scenes and Hayley who ensured that the evening ran smoothly.

The Jungle Book

On Tuesday 21st March we had a visit from a touring theatre company who performed The Jungle Book. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and it was great to see the story brought to life in our hall.
The children are now completing further learning based around the story.

Google Chrome Books

As part of our continued development of IT at Tithe Barn, our next phase is the purchase of a class set of Google Chrome Books. These will be used to facilitate the children’s learning across the curriculum and are extremely flexible devices. They have touch operated screens as well as keyboards.

Following the recent newsletter, a local company has kindly offered to sponsor three Chrome Books, which is fantastic news and we are extremely grateful.

Each Chrome book costs approximately £259 and to assist in their purchase we are continuing to seek sponsorship from local businesses. If you know of a local business who would be willing to sponsor a Chrome Book or you work for a company that would like to please can you send the contact details to:
headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk.

Thank you for your support with this matter.

Tithe Barn Times 10th March 2017

World Book Day

Last week, we had an amazing and eventful week celebrating World Book Day.

The children all wore some fantastic costumes and a major crime was solved. The mystery of the disappearing gingerbread men captivated the children’s interest and inspired some amazing writing.

If you wish to find out more please take a look on our twitter page or FOTB Facebook page. Thanks to all the staff for their amazing efforts preparing for the day, particularly Mrs Fraser and the ever so guilty Snow White.

We are looking forward to Science Week next week and again will be sharing all of our exciting experiences through twitter and Facebook so please follow us.

Have a lovely weekend. Katherine Muncaster

Lateness

Please can I politely remind parents to ensure that they collect their children on time at the end of the day. Whilst I understand that sometimes events are beyond parents’ control and our first priority is our children’s safety, we have an increasing number of children who are late to be collected on a regular basis. School finishes at 3.10pm for KS1 and at 3.15pm for KS2.

If you are going to be late please contact the office.

Thank you for your support with this matter.

Red Nose Day

On Friday 24th  March 2017 we will be raising money for Red Nose Day.  We have been selling red noses in School but they are now sold out!

In addition to this on Friday 24th March we will be having a non-uniform day. Children can come to school in their own clothes for a donation of £1

Key Dates

  • Tuesday 14th March – Bags to School will be collected
  • Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March- Science Week
  • Tuesday 21st March – Visit from a theatre company performing ‘The Jungle Book’
  • Friday 24th March – Non-uniform Day for Red Nose Day
  • Thursday 30th-31st March – Year 4 Residential

Safeguarding

As a school we are committed to the Safeguarding of all our children. Our school policy can be found on our website. All staff have recently attended Safeguarding training and both Mr Blackburn and myself are trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding.

If you ever have any concerns regarding safeguarding please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mr Blackburn

Bid Writing Working Party

Following on from our success with the AVIVA bid, we are now looking into alternative sources of funding for school.
As part of this process we are setting up a working party . If you feel that you could support the school and contribute to this we
would be delighted if you could attend a meeting on Friday 24th   March at 2pm.

If you are unable to attend and would like to help support the school, please email headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk.

Google Chrome Books

As part of our continued development of IT at Tithe Barn, our next phase is the purchase of a class set of Google Chrome Books. These will be used to facilitate the children’s learning across the curriculum and are extremely flexible devices. They have touch operated screens as well as keyboards.

Each Chrome book costs approximately £259 and to assist in their purchase we are seeking sponsorship from local business. If you know of a local business who would be willing to sponsor a Chrome Book or you work for a company that would like to please can you send the contact details to headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk
Thank you for your support with this matter.

Rotary Club Debate

Tom, Jessica and Isabelle were all fantastic and presented an informing debate examining the benefits of the NHS and private health care

Tithe Barn Times 20th January 2017

Welcome Back

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely break. The children have all settled back into school and are working hard.

We have some exciting activities coming up this term including, Science Week, a visit from a touring theatre company who will perform Jungle Book, and finally World Book Day on 2nd March.
Once again we will be asking the children to come to school dressed as a character from a book and we will be having some exciting activities to encourage a love of reading.

We will be showcasing all of the exciting events this term on our new website which will launch later this term.

Katherine Muncaster
Follow us on Twitter @TitheBarnPri

AVIVA Bid

A huge thank you for all your support with our application for funding for new computers. We are extremely excited that our bid was successful and will be installing fifteen new computers in the GCC after half term, once we have received the funding.

We would like to invite you to join us on Friday 10th February at 3.15pm for cake and a demonstration of what our new interactive boards can do to enhance your child’s learning at Tithe Barn.

Science Week

We are currently in the process of planning a week of exciting activities as part of the National Science Week. It will take place in school from Monday 13th March – Friday 17th March.

Mrs Patton is currently looking for volunteers and scientists to support our special week. If you are interested in volunteering please contact her on angela.patton@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Key Dates

  • 10th February 3.15pm – Open classrooms and interactive board demonstration
  • 17th February 9am – FOTB Meeting
  • 2nd March – World Book Day
  • 8th March – Parents’ Evening
  • Monday 13th-17th March – Science Week

FOTB Next Meeting

The next meeting of FOTB will take place on Friday 17th February at 9am. Everyone is welcome and I do hope you can join us and share your ideas and opinions on Tithe Barn and how we can continue to work together to develop the school.

We will be having an evening meeting after half term for those who are unable to join us during the day. The date will be announced  shortly in the next newsletter.

Bags to School

On Tuesday 14th March we will be collecting clothes to be recycled and to raise funds for school. The more bags we collect the more we raise!

Bid Writing Working Party

Following on from our success with the AVIVA bid, we are now looking into alternative sources of funding for school.

As part of this process we are setting up a working party. If you feel that you could support the school and contribute to this we would be delighted if you could attend a meeting on Friday 3rd March at 2pm.

If you are unable to attend and would like to help support the school, please email headteacher@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk

Recycling Batteries

The Eco Warriors and Mr Tongue have now organised a collection point for batteries that are ready to be recycled. If you wish to bring any batteries to school you will find the box in the main entrance.

Thank you

Skipping Workshop

On Wednesday we had an action packed day with a Skipping workshop for every class. The children learnt a variety of different skipping techniques and games.

Our new Year 4 Play Leaders and Mid-day Assistants also received training on different techniques and games they could lead at playtime. On Friday lunch time the playground was full of skipping ropes and children actively engaged in a range of games.

A huge thank you to Mr Blackburn for organising such a fantastic day which seems to be having a great impact already.

Tithe Barn Times 22nd December 2016

Have a Lovely Christmas

Last week saw magical performances from Tithe Barn’s children, as they performed their Christmas Nativity show, ‘Wriggly Nativity’ and the KS2 Carol Concert to proud smiles, cheers and rapturous applause from the audience.

The staff worked their Xmas socks off to ensure children knew their songs and the words and could deliver them crisply, as well as where to stand and when/how to deliver their lines. They were excellent performances and all the better for giving a fresh, bright ‘wrapping’ of the show to the Christmas story within.

As the term draws to a close, I would like to say a huge thank you to the children, parents, staff and governors for making me feel so welcome and well supported. It is a privilege to be the head teacher of such a fantastic school and I look forward to working with you next term to continue to develop the school and enhance the children’s education.

Katherine Muncaster

Fond Farewell

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that our school cook Christine is leaving us today after sixteen years of service to the school.

She is moving to a new position that is nearer to her new home and will be greatly missed. We wish her all the best in her new position and thank her for all her hard work and dedication over the last sixteen years.

Website

We are in the process of creating a new school website which we are hoping to launch in February. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for what you would like to see included on it.

Key Dates

9th January School re-opens

13th January Year 4 begin swimming lessons

20th January FOTB Film Night (Further details to follow in the New Year)

Wishing you all a very happy holidays from the Governing Board

The Governors would like to say a big thank you to everyone for their continuous and very positive support throughout the Autumn Term. I’m sure you will all agree that the past 15 weeks have been very exciting at Tithe Barn Primary School.

A special thank you for your contributions of time, effort, support (and money!) to raise the funds to buy the interactive whiteboards. Friends of Tithe Barn and the whole school community should be very proud of this massive achievement.  All the children were delighted to get the whiteboards installed in each classroom and have quickly started to use them to enhance their learning.

Throughout the Autumn term Mrs Muncaster has been listening to the children, teachers, staff, parents and carers to find out what we can improve at Tithe Barn School. We would like to thank everyone for their positive input. The children have contributed lots of ideas and they have all been working very hard, especially at learning how mistakes and effort really help your brain to grow. It’s been a very busy time for all, so we hope everyone gets a much deserved rest and enjoys some festive fun.

There is still a great deal of change and uncertainty in the educational world generally. One thing we can be sure of is that 2017 will be an action-packed year. We are a small community school, but we have big ideas. Working together, we can make the coming year a great one

With best wishes for the Christmas break and a very happy New Year.

The Governing Board

Football Boots

Can you help? Mr Blackburn is collecting old football boots to send to a team in India. Please can you bring in any that you have grown out of to school.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

We are very proud of George from Year 5 who is currently appearing in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Lowry Theatre. He has been working very hard, learning his lines and practicing the songs.

Cross Country Runners

On Saturday 10th December some of our children represented school at the Stockport Harriers Schools Cross Country League. Year 5/6 team did brilliantly – Tom M came an amazing 7th place completing the course in 10 minutes 29 seconds. Harry D, Billy B and Jonathan H all put in strong performances.

The Year 3/4 cross country squad did brilliantly in the mud and sunshine. Especially Grace in Y4 who has never run before but put in a great effort – you would never know it was her first time. Ellena W came in 5th place completing the course in 6 minutes 45 seconds. Hamish M and Felix B also put in fantastic performances. They should all be really proud.

Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. Have a lovely Christmas.

Katherine Muncaster

Flu Outbreaks

Dear parents/ carers

As you are aware there has been cases of Flu confirmed at a Stockport school. While there are no cases in our school at this time we want to ensure that our children remain healthy and take every precaution against the spread of the virus. We have increased the cleaning levels in school and have given pupils information on good respiratory hygiene regimes. The following link gives further information on Flu.

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Fluandthefluvaccine.aspx

 

In our school children are given the advice

CATCH IT – Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing and use a tissue

BIN IT – Dispose of dirty tissues and bin them immediately.

KILL IT – Maintain good basic hygiene e.g. wash your hands frequently with soap and water

I would be grateful if you could continue to promote these messages in your home.

If your child has any of the following symptoms: fever (37.8⁰C or higher) and any one of the following: tiredness, cough, sore throat, muscle pain, runny nose or congestion, wheezing, please ring to inform us of their absence and keep them off school for at least 5 days.

Thank you for your support

 

Mrs Muncaster

 

Tithe Barn Times 25th November

Busy times

It has been another busy few weeks at school. The children have had some great opportunities from fund raising for charities, to exploring the world using technology and starting to prepare for our Christmas celebrations.

I am looking forward to sharing my first Christmas with the staff and the children at Tithe Barn.

During this week you will receive an invitation to take part in a survey about school. I look forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions on how to further enhance our school.

Thank you for all your support this term.

Katherine Muncaster

Google Expeditions

On Tuesday 22nd November, all of the children from Years 3 to 6 participated in a workshop delivered by the team from Google Expeditions.

The workshops related to their topics and saw children exploring the rainforest, the moon, the ocean and Mayan Civilisation. The feedback from the children was fantastic and they produced some inspirational writing following the experience.

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Key Dates

 

December 4th FOTB Christmas Fair 11am                                

December 5th Pantomime Trip

Reception Parents at 6pm

December 12th Christmas Dinner

December 13th and 16th KS1

Nativity 1.30pm and 9.30am

 

December 14th 1.30pm and 6.30pm KS2 Nativity (Heaton Moor United Reform Church, Stanley Road)

Christmas Fair

Please come and support our school by attending our Christmas Fair on Sunday 4th December 11am till 2pm.

We hope to publish the menu soon but it will be wonderful, home-cooked food from around the globe, Pia’s famous waffles, Santa’s Grotto, Bottle Tombola, lots of Christmassy games, biscuit decorating and a Secret Present Room where everybody can buy and wrap presents for all the family. This will include lots of new and nearly new donated items but we will also be running a stall selling brand new pocket money priced stocking fillers (everything under £5 and all guaranteed to be cheaper than you can buy them on Amazon).  This year we have taken the decision not to invite outside traders in so that everybody can shop with the knowledge that every penny of profit will go directly to the Interactive Whiteboard Fund!

A trip to see Santa in his Tithe Barn Grotto costs £3 and tickets must be booked in advance so he can get his presents organised…. Monday is the last day to book and timeslots can be booked via email – amylaw22@gmail.com.

On Friday 18th November we raised a fantastic £197.67 by wearing spots and collecting small change. Thanks ever so much for all your support.

Fashion and Fizz

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fashion and fizz night and made it a huge success. There was beautiful clothing and jewellery to buy, a pop up nail bar, exciting stalls and a fantastic raffle.

 

In particular I would like to say thank you to Karen Bexley, Vicky, Katie and Amy. To the local businesses that supported the event -.Caroline at Weave Womenswear, Katie Armstrong, Sian Davies, Natalie Gorse, Fiona Stephenson, Laura Ashley at Beauty and the Ink and the brave models who took to the ‘cat walk’ for the evening Janet Lavayssiere, Rachel Freeley, Lydia Allen, Gay Majoni Kowo, Sara McFall, Alison Kellett and Carolyn.

Christmas Discos

Friday 9th December- KS1 5-6pm and KS2 6.30pm- 8pm

Tickets cost £3 and will be on sale all next week but please note they need to be bought in advance to help things run smoothly.

Drinks will be provided for free but the children may also want to bring a small amount of spending money to shop at the Tuck Shop and Glow Stick stall.

Help at either disco is much appreciated but we are particularly in need of helpers for the KS2 disco.  Please email Amy if you are able to lend a hand.

amylaw22@gmail.com.

AVIVA BID

A huge thank you to everyone that has voted for us. We have been selected for the final and now await the judges’ decision in January.

As part of our submission we now have to provide additional information to support our bid. We will keep you posted but thanks again for all your efforts in getting support for our bid.

 

 

The Great Fire of London 1666

Well done to Year 2 on their excellent assembly.

The audience was entralled as Year 2 retold the story of The Great Fire of London. The children were amazing, they had all worked very hard to remember their lines, the songs and all the dancing actions.

The story began in a small bakery in Pudding Lane, owned by Thomas Farynor and his wife  (the maid, children and family did a wonderful job of recreating one of the most devastating events London has known.) The year was 1666 and King Charles (who looked very distinguished) was on the throne. The fire from the bakery spread very quickly and soon St Pauls cathedral was burning. This was the last straw for Samuel Pepys who had to bury his cheese!! Despite Mayor Bloodworths interesting idea to put out the fire (by weeing on it!!) the fire raged on. Luckily the quick thinking Duke of York and King Charles came up with a plan which worked. The narrators were brilliant retelling the story detail. The final rendition of Great Balls of Fire had the audience wanting to join in the dance.

Well done to everyone in Year 2 for a wonderful performance and your hardwork.

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Tithe Barn Times 11th November 2016

11th November 2016
Google Expeditions
On Tuesday 22nd November, all of the children in Years 3 to 6 will be participating in a workshop run by the team from Google Expeditions.
The workshop will be related to each year groups’ topic and the children will explore their topic using google glass. For instance the children can travel into Rainforests or back into Roman times. We are looking forward to an exciting morning using technology to engage in learning.
Getting to know you
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely half term break. Thank you for attending our recent parents evening, it was lovely to meet some more parents and to celebrate the achievements of the children so far.
We have had a very positive response to our Mindset Information Evening on Tuesday 15th November at 6pm. If you are unable to attend we will send out the information and if parents would like we can offer another evening in the New Year.
School Calendar
You should have received a school calendar this week full of key events for the year. We would appreciate any feedback or suggestions to help us improve it further.
Follow us on
Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information.    Please follow us.
Year 6 Trip to Cadburys World
Year 6 had an exciting day visiting Cadbury’s World in Birmingham. They took part in a workshop on the Mayan Civilisation, observed how chocolates were made in the past before machines and learnt about how the business started and developed over time.    Thanks to Mr Donaldson for organising a great trip.
Key Dates
November 15th    Mindsets Information Evening For Parents at 6pm.
December 4th FOTB Christmas Fair 11am
November 18th Children in Need Non-uniform Day
December 5th Pantomime Trip
Reception Parents at 6pm
On Friday 18th November we will be raising money for Children in Need by having a non- uniform day.    This year the theme is the Big Spotacular. We suggest that the children bring a donation of £1 and they can wear non- uniform and clothes with spots.
In addition we will also have a giant Pudsey bear’s head that the children can bring small change (1ps, 2ps, 5ps, etc) to fill. This will be in the GCC and we will be sharing pictures from the day via Twitter.
Fashion and Fizz
There are still a few tickets remaining for tonight’s Fashion and Fizz Evening. It begins at 7.30pm and will be a wonderful evening. With high quality clothing from Weave Womenswear and beautiful jewellery from
Stella and Dot jewellery.
There is also an amazing raffle and a
bar. It is going to be a great night so
please try to join us.
Flower Festival
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Flower Festival, the entrees were amazing and the children had some very original ideas. We raised £126.00 for the charity Francis House. A huge thank you to Mrs Osborne for all her hard work in organising it.
Parking
Please can all parents take care and park considerately on the surrounding roads. We have received a number of complaints about parents blocking drive ways and ask that you show consideration to the local residents.
Please also be mindful of children and families walking to school and ensure there is space for push chairs to pass and that cars are not parked illegally.
AVIVA BID
A huge thank you to everyone that has voted for us and persuaded other people to vote for our project.
If you haven’t voted there is still time.
Voting closes in 7 days.
https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voti ng/project/view/16-3001
I will keep you updated of our progress.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter, I hope you have a lovely weekend. Katherine Muncaster
Headteacher

Tithe Barn Times 21st October 2016

Happy Half Term
This term seems to have flown by and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has made me feel so welcome and supported in my first half term. It has been a wonderful first half term and it has been fantastic to see the wide range of learning opportunities that the children engage in.
Harvest is always one of my favourite times of the year and the children gave a lovely assembly of songs to celebrate this special time of year. Our appreciation to the many parents who attended this, and all the children and families who brought in a donation of food for charity. Once again everyone has been so generous. Thank-you!!
I hope you have a wonderful half term and I look forward to our next half term together.
Katherine Muncaster
Follow us on
Twitter
@TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information. Please follow us.
Key Dates
November 7th 6.30pm FOTB and meet Mrs Muncaster
November 11th Fashion and Fizz Night 7.30pm
December 4th Christmas Fair (Sunday), 11-2pm
November 9th Parents Evening
November 15th Mindset Evening for Parents at 6pm
Applications for a School Place
If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, you can apply online for a place for your child at Tithe Barn using the online system at:
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education /educationtrainingandemployment/schooladmis sions/applyforschoolplace/
If your child is due to start secondary school next year, you can use the website for secondary applications too. The closing date for primary admissions is 15th January 2017 and for secondary admissions is 31st October 2016.
Forest Zone
We are very excited to announce that over half term our Forest Zone will be being cleared ready for further use.
Mr Blackburn has successfully secured funding from the Ernest Cook Trust and we are looking forward to utilising the area further. A huge thank you to Mr Blackburn for his work on this exciting project.
Giving Machine
As part of the Friends of Tithe Barn efforts to raise money for our IT they have set up an account with the Giving Machine. This is one of the easiest ways to support our school in raising much needed funds. All you have to do is register and shop. What could be simpler!
The site is supported by a number of big retailers including John Lewis, Amazon and Waitrose- to name just a few.
Visit the link below to support us- www.thegivingmachine.co.uk
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Monday 7th November at 6.30pm we will be having our next Friends of Tithe Barn meeting. Please note the change of date. I am looking forward to meeting parents and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how we can work together.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chat about our school.
Year 5 Trip to Quarry Bank Mill
Year 5 had a fantastic trip to Quarry Bank Mill as part of their work on the Industrial Revolution. They visited the apprentice house and discovered what life would be like for an apprentice and took part in a Victorian school reenactment.
Fashion and Fizz Night Friday November 11th 7.30pm
FOTB would like to invite you to join us for an evening of fashion, fun and fizz.
Tickets are only £2.50 and this includes entry into an amazing raffle. There will be a fashion show presented by Weave Womenswear and Stella & Dot Jewellery, mini-manicures, a bar and pop up shops.
My Maths
If you would like to use My Maths on a device such as an IPad you can download the Puffin Academy App as this allows your device to access the content from the site.

Tithe Barn Times 30th September

Getting to know you
The weeks seem to be flying by and it has been a real privilege to get to know the lovely children and staff at Tithe Barn.
This week I have taught Year One and met with the new school council, who have some very exciting ideas and ways to improve school. It was also great to see so many parents at our first FOTB meeting. Everyone is keen to think about ways we can develop and support school by working closely together.
School Calendar
We have finalised the school calendar and it has been sent to the printers. We will be distributing it shortly and would appreciate any feedback or suggestions.
Follow us on Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also set up a school Twitter account, which will be used as an additional method of keeping you up to date on key events and information.    Please follow us.
Year 4 Roman Workshop
Year 4 had an exciting day with Tony North, studying and learning first hand about Romans from a range of artefacts. They created their own coins, beautiful mosaics and a torc (Roman jewelry). It was a highly engaging day. Thanks to Miss Brown for organising it.
Key Dates
October 7th Cake stall for the NSPCC    October 10th Flower Festival
October 11th Whole School Harvest Festival    October 18th Curriculum Evening for Reception Parents at 6pm
Applications for a School Place
If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013, you can apply online for a place for your child at Tithe Barn using the online system at:
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/education /educationtrainingandemployment/schooladmis sions/applyforschoolplace/
If your child is due to start secondary school next year, you can use the website for secondary applications too. The closing date for primary admissions is 15th January 2017 and for secondary admissions is 31st October 2016.
School Photographs
On Thursday 6th October it will be individual and family school photographs. If you have a younger or older child or sibling who you would also like to have photographed school will be open from 8.15am.
During the day both individual photographs and photographs with siblings of Tithe Barn pupils will take place. Parents will then receive a proof card which they can use to order online. We would appreciate any feedback on the photographs!
BAKE OFF!
On Friday 7th October children from Year 5 and 6 will be selling cakes in aid of the NSPCC. Cakes will be 20p. A coin for the exact amount is appreciated – no obligation, all on sale at morning break time in the hall.
Parking
Please can all parents take care and park considerately on the surrounding roads. We have received a number of complaints about parents blocking drive ways and ask that you show consideration to the local residents.
Please also be mindful of children and families walking to school and ensure there is space for push chairs to pass and that cars are not parked illegally.
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Monday 31st October at 6.30pm we will be having our next Friends of Tithe Barn meeting. I am looking forward to meeting parents and listening to their ideas and suggestions on how we can work together.
Please come and join us for a drink and a chat about our school.
Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter, if I haven’t met you yet please come and introduce yourself. Have a great weekend.
Katherine Muncaster
Headteacher