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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!
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.
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

Tithe Barn Times 16th September 2016

Welcome Back
Welcome back and a special welcome to all our new children and families who are just starting their journey at Tithe Barn.
We have had a busy few weeks and the children have all settled into their new classes and are working hard. I am enjoying getting to know the children in school and had a fantastic day teaching Year 5 last week. I intend to teach every class in the school by half term and really get to know the children.
School Calendar
We are currently putting together a school calendar that will provide an outline of events for this academic year. We hope you will find this useful and will be distributing it to every child as soon as it is finalised.

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.

The amazing BFG
As part of our celebrations for Roald Dahl day, the children from Year 2 to 6 went on a trip to The Savoy cinema to watch the BFG. All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the film and it has been used to inspire a wide range of writing across the school.
The children were all extremely well behaved and it was a pleasure to take them to the cinema. A huge thank you to Mrs Fraser for organising such a successful trip.

Tour of Britain
On the 6th September Mr Blackburn and a group of parents took 9 children from Year 5 and 6 to watch the Tour of Britain and take place in the cycling competitions. The children had an amazing time. Mr Blackburn and Mr Wych are now hoping to organise a cycling ride to the velodrome in the future. We will keep you posted!

Key Dates
September 23rd Jeans for Genes day. September 24th Family festival 4-7pm
October 7th Cake stall for the NSPCC October 18th Curriculum Evening for Reception Parents at 6pm

Pupil Voice
As practically every single decision we take in school will ultimately affect one group of people (the children), we believe that it’s vital that they have a voice in the decision making and that their voice is heard. Tithe Barn’s school council aims to be one way of doing this. Classes from Y1 to Y6 hold annual elections to vote for a girl and boy who will best represent their class.
Any child who is interested in standing for the position of school councilor is asked to think carefully about how they can effectively represent their class and how they can contribute to developing their school. The children will be asked to share their ideas with their classmates prior to the confidential elections taking place next week. I will let you know the outcomes of the elections in the next newsletter.
Family Festival
On Saturday 24th September 4pm-7pm Tithe Barn’s annual Family Festival will be taking place. The aim is to raise money to fund the purchase of new interactive whiteboards in school whilst having a fantastic time.
There will be live bands, marshmallow toasting, forest fun and den building along with a wide range of delicious foods. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fantastic event. Advanced tickets are on sale now; adults £5 (£6 on the door) and children £2.50 (£3.00 on the door). I look forward to seeing many of you there.
Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 23rd September is Jeans for Genes Day and we are inviting your children to come into school wearing jeans. We would be grateful for a donation of £1 to support this worthwhile charity. If you would like to find out more about the charity, please visit www.jeansforgenes.org.
Medical Needs
It is very important that you let us know if your child has a particular medical need such as asthma or allergies. If your child needs to take medicine whilst in school, please speak to our medical needs co-ordinator, Miss Jenn Vose. You will need to complete a form to enable her to administer medication which must be given to her in a clearly labelled pharmacist’s packet or container with your child’ name, dosage and date printed on it.
Meet the new Headteacher and Friends of Tithe Barn Meeting
On Wednesday 28th September at 9am we will be having our first 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, I intend to send a newsletter out on a fortnightly basis and hope to give you a snap shot of all the exciting things that are happening in school.

Katherine Muncaster

Autumn newsletter 16-09-16

Welcome to Our New Academic Year

Dear Parents and Carers

I am delighted to be able to write my first letter as the new Headteacher of Tithe Barn Primary School. All the staff and children have made me feel very welcome and I feel privileged to be joining your school community. Being a parent myself, I am very much aware of the responsibility that my staff and I have in ensuring that the highest standard of teaching and learning is evident in all areas.

Since my appointment, I have had the opportunity to visit the school on several occasions and to meet with Mr Shaw, pupils and staff. I would like to say thank you to Mr Shaw for his support in ensuring the transition to a new Headteacher was as smooth as possible.

My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure that Tithe Barn continues to be an outstanding school. Not only do I want to get to know the pupils, staff and school community this term, I also want to build upon the excellent practice that exists at Tithe Barn. I intend to further enhance teaching and learning to ensure we are able to meet the needs of all our pupils to achieve their full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.

I know how vital working in partnerships with parents really is, in order for children to find school a positive and rewarding experience. I strongly believe achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand to ensure each child’s excellent progress.

I am sure I will be meeting many parents at Meet the Teachers Evening on Wednesday 14 September. Shortly, I also hope to hold a ‘Meet the New Headteacher’ meeting in order for me to gain a wider knowledge of the parent community. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries, concerns or there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and school life.

I would like to thank you personally for your continued commitment and support towards the staff and pupils of this school.

Yours faithfully,

Katherine Muncaster