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Tithe Barn Times 23rd April 2019

Thank You

It is wonderful to be back at school and I am extremely grateful for all the lovely messages I received during my absence.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Blackburn and the wonderful team for taking care of the school in my absence.

We had a lovely final few weeks of term. We had our annual Road Safety week ‘Operation Eagle Eye’ which began on the 1st April. The children took part in different activities, which promoted their awareness of road safety.

We also had one of my favourite days of the year, our annual Eggstravaganza. We had some wonderful stalls from nail painting, to ice cream making to hunting eggs. The children made a fantastic effort to raise funds for school and our chosen charity Beanstalk.

This year’s charity was chosen in honor of our teacher Mrs Kelly who sadly passed away last year. Beanstalk is a national charity that helps children in the UK to learn to read and develop a love for books.   Further information is available at –


Thank you for your continued support

Katherine Muncaster

Keeping Safe On-line

E-Safety is an important part of keeping children safe at Tithe Barn Primary School. We have extensive security measures in place at school, which are monitored both internally and externally, to help safeguard pupils from potential dangers or unsuitable material. Any e-Safety incidents are recorded and managed.  E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online.

We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online.

As part of our participation in the Speak Out Stay Safe programme, our colleagues from the NSPCC delivered an online workshop session for parents. Please follow the link below for further advice and guidance on how to keep our children safe online.


Following requests from parents we will be regularly sharing websites to support our families on how to keep safe on line. We hope you find them useful.

Key Dates

Tuesday 23rd April– School re-opens

Friday 3rd May- Year 3 begin swimming

Monday 6th May– May Bank Holiday

Monday 13th May– Year 6 SATs week

Friday17th May– Year 4 Class Assembly and FOTB Cinema Night

Operation Eagle Eye


Operation Eagle Eye

1st – 5th April 2019


We worked in conjunction with the Local Authority and had a week focused on road safety in school. There were various activities including learning how to cross the road safely, cycle safety and Year 6 were out patrolling the streets looking at speeding and parking in the local area.


The week began with our

Scoot Fit and Scooter Safety workshops. Every class participated in a session learning how to scoot safely. It was wonderful to have so many parents joining in with these sessions.

During Headsmart, the children in Year 4 investigated what would happen to an egg if riding a bike without a helmet.

Year 6 spent some time looking at the parking in the local area and monitoring the speed of the vehicles. They then analysed the data they collected.

Children in Year 5 worked in small groups to create vehicles and to investigate what would happen on impact.

I would like to thank Mr Stamper for co-coordinating these events and Mr Blackburn for organising the Scoot Fit session.


Our recycling program continues to go from strength to strength. Led by our Eco Warriors we have recently recycled –

  • 2048 crisp packets
  • 1530 pens
  • 260 tooth brushes

What an amazing effort, which has raised £44.16. Please keep sending in your donations – we are making a difference!


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, Miss D Vose and myself are trained Designated Leads for Safeguarding.

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

Holiday Club

Energy Kidz are delighted to be launching their exciting & engaging Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-11 at Tithe Barn Primary School in Stockport! The club offers your child a fun filled, action packed school holiday, delivered in a safe and supervised environment. Each week throughout the school holidays, children can enjoy an exciting range of themed activities designed to cater for a variety of interests. In addition, all children are encouraged to try something new!

As part of our launch we are giving you an exclusive 20% discount on all bookings for our brand new Summer Holiday Club at Tithe Barn Primary School. You can find all the information you need and even take a look at our fun packed activity schedules at www.energy-kidz.co.uk/holiday-club.

Book using the code – 20SUMMER19-1 before midnight on Sunday 2nd June to grab a 20% discount on your Summer Holiday bookings.

Our themes for the Summer include – Astro Adventures, Island Hopping, Ingenious Inventions, Mission Survival, Big Top Adventure & Marvelous Mythology…  We look forward to seeing you all there!’

Exciting News – Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs

Energy Kidz Holiday Clubs

Energy Kidz run exciting & engaging Holiday Clubs for children aged 4-11.  We can offer your child a fun filled, action packed school holiday, delivered in a safe and supervised environment. Each week throughout the school holidays, children can enjoy an exciting range of themed activities designed to cater for a variety of interests. In addition, all children are encouraged to try something new!

All prices and timings are on the website at: https://www.energy-kidz.co.uk/holiday-club/stockport-holiday-club-tithe-barn-primary-school/

Make sure you keep an eye on our website for the Early bird offers saving you 10% on our Holiday Clubs when you book more than 3 weeks in advance of the start of the holiday.

All our clubs are Ofsted registered and we accept childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare.

For further information call 0333 577 1533, email info@energy-kidz.co.uk or visit our website at www.energy-kidz.co.uk.


A few exciting things that have happened in the sporting arena for our children


A small team of children from Y6, Y5 and Y4 – Isla, Lewis, Edie (Y6) Annie, Lilly (Y5), Sonny, William, Maryanne, Pippa, Abby and Amelie (Y4) entered a sponsored swimming event – hosted by Stockport Grammar and put on by The Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter. The basic idea was the more lengths they swam as a team then the more money they would raise for charity.

Each team was allocated an hour to swim and WOW did they swim! When combining their totals, both teams swam a magnificent 362 lengths. Impressive!

We thank them (and Miss Heap who organised the swim) for all their efforts.


2 Tithe Barn sisters -Ellena and Megan- put their best foot forward this term to make up part of a new winning team. They joined 2 girls from Moss Hey School to run in a Manchester Harriers Primary School Relay race.

The format of the race was a relay. Each of the girls took a turn at running the course. With Megan setting a fantastic early pace, Ellena brought home the team in magnificent style – 1st place for the newly formed team.

Just shows what you can do when you are all fixed on the same goal!

Running is good for you I am told – I appreciate the many benefits to this sport. To this end, the girls are going to be the Running Ambassadors for Tithe Barn. I really want to pick up the challenge of smile for a mile. Clearly we have some hurdles to get over to achieve this aim. However, with this pair of talented runners leading the way, we will not be short of enthusiasm and drive.

Watch this space!

If you would like to explore running a little more, take a look at the website below…



Off to SLOVAKIA to train…

Tom (Y5) has spent a few days away from school at an intensive Ice hockey training camp in Tréncin. Tom was representing The North of England.

Lots of practise and a few games played. His team won 2 of the 3 matches they played – Tom getting on the score sheet too.

If you ever get the chance to visit Altrincham, take a look at the Ice Rink. You might find Tom flying around with his team mates – Manchester Storm Academy.

Well done Tom – lots of brilliant memories for you to take away from the trip I am sure.


Keep it under wraps…

Some of our talented athletes like to keep their talents under wraps.

When I find out about it, and with their approval obviously, I like to share their stories.

Below you can see Grace in Year 6 in her Lancashire lacrosse kit. Grace was selected to play for Lancs U13s Girls Lacrosse Team at an Inter Counties Tournament. This is very impressive seeing as she is 2 years under that age group.

The B Team she played on finished second in the tournament which again is very impressive.

Interested in Lacrosse? Talk to Nicole Smith ( Year 3 parent)

If you have sporting stories to share then please let me have the details /photos: alistair.blackburn@tithebarn.stockport.sch.uk