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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.


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.



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.


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.
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.
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