Dates for your diary.

Start back – Tuesday 5th September 2017

Term Dates for 2017 – 2018.

  • Break up for half term – Friday 27th October 2017.
  • Start back – Monday 6th November 2017.
  • Break up for Christmas – Friday 22nd December 2017.
  • Start back – Monday 8th January 2018.
  • Break up for half term – Friday 9th February 2018.
  • Start back – Monday 19th February 2018.
  • Break up for Easter – Friday 23rd March 2018.
  • Start back – Monday 9th April 2018.
  • Break up for May Day – Friday 4th May 2018.
  • Start back – Tuesday 8th May 2018.
  • Break up for half term – Friday 25th May 2018.
  • Start back – Monday 4th June 2018.
  • Break up for summer – Friday 20th July 2018.


Parent Consultation Meetings.

  • Term 1 – Thursday 7th December or Monday 11th December.
  • Term 2 – Thursday 8th March or Monday 12th March.
  • Term 3 – Monday 2nd July (meet new teachers and view your child’s work).


INSET so school closed to pupils.

  • Friday 29th September.
  • Friday 19th January.
  • Thursday 3rd May.

Newsletter July 2017

Newsletter July 2017

We break up for summer – Tuesday 25th July at 1.15pm.

It is a non uniform day, and we would like contributions of approximately 50p for coming in purple, favourite outfits or non- uniform.

Thank you for all your support this year. We hope you have a lovely break and we’ll see you on Tuesday 5th September.

From September we will no longer be providing water bottles, so children may bring their own to school on Mondays and take home on Fridays for washing. If your child does not bring a water bottle each class will have a beaker at the sink for children to rinse and share.

If your child requires a book bag to bring their reading book to and from school these can be purchased from Pinders (at the bus station) for £3.50. School will no longer have any available for you to buy.

From September in the morning:

Foundation children will enter school by the Foundation gate where you and your child will be met by Foundation staff.

Children from Y1 to Y6 will enter school by the main gate, near the steps. Please note parents leave children at the main gate; they do not escort children to the classroom.

From September in an evening:

Foundation parents will be admitted through the Foundation gates and then they can collect their children from either Mrs Pease’s or Mrs Yasseen’s unit.

Y3/4s will leave from the gates next to the Foundation Unit.

Y1/2s will be collected from the main gates which will open at 2.55pm.

Y5/6s will leave from the door next to the main gates.

Please note children in Y3,4,5 and 6 will just be dismissed at home time unless you instruct them to wait for you.


Mrs Oxley has now started her maternity leave – we wish her all the best.

Mrs Ahmed is also leaving us to take up her new teaching post at East Dene Primary School – we would like to thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the very best

Newsletter July 2017

Non Uniform Day on 25th July.

Fundraiser for Trailblazer Allstars.

During January and February Miss Cant (a PE student at Sheffield Hallam University) completed her teaching practise with us. She worked with every class in school. She gave up her free time to help Mrs Hill coach the gymnastics squad; and the Y5/6 squad won the Rotherham Final and they went on to compete in the South Yorkshire Finals. She also choreographed a cheerleading routine and the squad came second in the Rotherham Cheerleading final – this is an event that we have never competed in before.

Miss Cant is a member of Trailblazer Allstars  – a cheerleading squad who have been selected to compete in the World Cheerleading Competition in Florida next year.

As a Primary PE School Of Excellence we believe it is important to support our local athletes so we are having a ‘purple day’ to help raise money to donate to the squad to get them to Florida. Donations for coming in non-uniform, favourite outfits or purple will be appreciated.

Dates for your diary.

Break up for summer – Tuesday 25th July at 1.15pm.

Start back – Tuesday 5th September.

Our Y6s leave us on Friday 14th July and we wish them all the best. This means children from Foundation to Y5 will begin their transition to their new classes on Monday 17th July. They will register as normal in their current class before moving to their new classes. They will return to their original classes before home time so children will come out of the gate that they normally leave from.

Ofsted Report 2017

Ofsted Report 2017

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Newsletter May 2017


The official report will be published on the Ofsted website on 16th May. Shortly after this it will appear on our school website, and children will be sent home with a copy.

Bug Books.

It was lovely to see so many children as bugs or their favourite book character when we launched our new reading scheme. These books will now start to appear in your child’s reading book bag.

In the next few weeks your child will be bringing home a username, password and school password  so that they can access some books online and participate in online activities. Don’t worry if you do not have a computer or internet access as there are times when they will be able to do this in school time.

Dates for your diary.

  • Friday 12th May – INSET so school closed to pupils.
  •  Break up for Spring bank – Friday 26th May.
  • Start back – Monday 5th June.
  • Thursday 8th June – Voting day so school closed to pupils.
  • Friday 9th June – School open as normal.
  • Friday 7th July – INSET so school closed to pupils.

Please note additional INSET day Thursday 8th June is due to the General Election.


Newsletter April 2017


We are waiting for our official letter from Ofsted – as soon as this arrives it will be shared with the children who will be given a copy to bring home. It will also be posted on our school web site.

Red Nose Day.

Thank you to everyone who bought a red nose or contributed to our non-uniform day. We raised £241 for the charity

Easter Bonnet.

If your child has made an Easter bonnet at home and wishes to enter it in our competition they need to bring it to the school office at 8.45am on Friday 7th April

Break up for Easter – Friday 7th April at the usual time.

Start back – Monday 24th April.

Please note school is closed on Monday 1st May for May Day, but is open as normal on Tuesday 2nd May.

Bug / book character day.

We are very excited to be launching our new reading scheme ‘Bug Pearson’ on Friday 28th April. To celebrate this we are asking the children to come as their favourite bug or book character. The children will be able to join in lots of competitions running that day to win prizes.

We will also be selling books in the school hall that day at home time priced at £2 per book. Come along and grab a bargain.

Red Nose Day Friday 24th March 2017


On Friday 24th March we would like the children to come in non – uniform and bring a contribution of 50p or more that we can send to the ‘Red Nose Day’ charity.

We also have some red noses that we are selling at £1 each. We will begin selling these at the main gate on Friday 17th March. Once these run out we won’t have any more to sell.


Newsletter February 28 12017

Teacher News.

This week we are welcoming back Mrs Yasseen from her maternity leave. She will begin by doing 3 days a week, but will be full time again before the summer.

Mrs Brailsford will be leaving us on Friday 3rd March to take up her new post at Roughwood. We would like to thank her for her time here and the commitment she has shown to her pupils and the school. Good luck Mrs Brailsford.

Both Mrs Oxley and Mrs Ahmed will be leaving us in the summer to begin their maternity leave; and Mrs Fielding will be returning after the birth of her second child.

Reminder of dates.

  • Wednesday 29th March – Parents’ evening.
  • Friday 7th April – Break up for the Easter holiday.
  • Monday 24th April – All children start back.
  • Monday 1st May – May Day Holiday (one day only).
  • Tuesday 2nd May – all children back to school.
  • Thursday 4th May – No Voting SO SCHOOL NOW OPEN.
  • Friday 12th May – INSET so school closed for 1 day only.
  • Friday 26th May – Break up for Spring Bank.
  • Monday 5th June – All children start back.
  • Friday 7th July – INSET so school closed for 1 day only.
  • Monday 10th July – Parents’ evening.
  • Tuesday 25th July – Break up for the summer holidays.

Other dates.

  • Tuesday 2nd March – KS1 visit to York Castle Museum.
  • Thursday 9th March – Y3 / 4 visit to Magna.
  • Thursday 30th March  – Y2 visit to EIS.
  • Thursday 6th April – Y6 visit to EIS.
  • Wednesday 26th April / Thursday 27th April – Y3 / 4 to Castleton. Please note your child will go on one of these days not both.


Newsletter 27 February 2017

Welcome back. We hope you had a good break.

Book Vouchers.

Your child will be bringing home a £1 book voucher today which is valid from 27th February until 26th March. This can be used to buy a £1 book – these are available in many book shops such as WH Smith; or it can be used towards a more expensive book.

School reading.

Reading is a life skill. If your child reads regularly they will generally find their school work easier. When your child has read please sign their reading record:



Title of Book




Jelly Cat

Pg 5 – 10

S. James


When the children have read 10 times in Foundation and Key Stage 1 (infants) they are rewarded by visiting Mrs Benton’s treasure box. When they have read 100 pages in Key Stage 2 (juniors) they receive a bronze certificate. When they have read a further 200 pages they receive a silver certificate. When they have read a further 300 pages they receive a gold certificate and a £5 voucher. To date 53 children have received a bronze award, 22 children have received a silver award, and 4 children have received their gold award.


“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.”

From Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Newsletter February 2017

Just a reminder that we break up for February half term on Friday 17th February at the normal time.

We start back on Monday 27th February.

In Term 1 we had 42 children who had 100% attendance – well done! They were:

Sydney-Leah Hancock, Jay-Jay Phillips, Tiana Senior, Eva Wang, Arudshan Patpanathan, Olivia Szelka, Rylie Sheppard, Nathan Green, Fayo Odueke, Isabel Sinclair, Jakob Cruise, Aimee Green, Octavian Iovita, Harley Jeffcock, Hawa Keita, Ariella Matova, Zahra Najeeb, Britney Ntaribo Tataw Bakwa, Cross John Rogerson, Wiktor Fraszczak, Hannah Steinert, Logan Ashurst, Arda Erguc, Jak Gilbert, Yu An Kim, Veronica Lalikova, Duncan Marsden, Lily Rose Burton, Christopher Marsden, Sara Matova, Maliku Mattu, Kaylan Williamson, Warren Cartwright, Zafirah Mumpia, Jennyfer Benakova, Zachary Cruise, Nia Magagula, Samual Mata, Zafir Mumpia, Samuel Parker, Eva Paulauskaite, Caden Sinclair.