Tithe Barn News September 2018

3rd September 2018

Tithe Barn Times 7th Septmber 2018

Welcome Back
Welcome back and a special welcome to all our new children and families who are just starting their journey at Tithe Barn.

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.

Twitter @TitheBarnPri
We have also have a Facebook account Parents and Carers of Tithe Barn Primary School where we share information and events that have occurred in school.

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 Evening’ on Tuesday 25th September at 6.30pm. I look forward to seeing you then.

Following on for our successful bid for new computers from Aviva two years ago, we have decided to put another bid in to support the development of our playground. To assist us in this process we are again looking for a financial adviser to submit our application. If you know of anyone who would be able to support us with this please contact me.

Mr Stamper and the eco warriors have been busy harvesting our apples and they will be on sale next week 5 for £1. All funds raised will be reinvested into the schools gardens and grounds.

Key Dates
September 14th Year 4 begin swimming

September 21st Jeans for Genes day.
September 22nd Family Festival 4-7pm
September 24th – 27th Year 6 Residential
September 25th 6.30pm

October 9th Flower Festival

October 10th Whole School Harvest Festival 9 am – parents welcome

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 Y2 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.

Jeans for Genes Day
Friday 21st September is Jeans for Genes Day and this year we will be having a sponsored penalty shoot out to raise money for the charity and school fund. Further details will be sent out shortly. 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 office staff. You will need to complete a form to enable us to administer medication which must be given to school in a clearly labelled pharmacist’s packet or container with your child’ name, dosage and date printed on it.

Bee in the City

Over 100 bees are waiting to be discovered on this free, family-fun trail, taking in the city’s landmarks and undiscovered gems. Each bee has been designed by a different artist and celebrates the unique buzz of Manchester, from its industrial heritage to its vibrant music scene. Join the trail from 23 July until 23 September
Thank you to everyone who has shared their posts of our bee on twitter and Facebook. It has been fantastic to see everyone visiting our bee.
If you would like to visit our bee it is on the third floor of the football museum.
If you would like further information about bee in the city please visit


Thank you for taking the time to read the newsletter. The newsletter will be sent out every fortnight and I hope to give you a snap shot of all the exciting things that are happening in school.
Katherine Muncaster Headteacher