Archive for April, 2017


Dear All,
I hope you had a lovely Easter. Welcome back to school for the term that always feels like an express train picking up speed as it goes downhill. There is, as ever, lots planned to give your children as many wide experiences as possible. For example:
On Friday 28th April the Kites will start doing some Forest Schools work on site. This is where the children learn outside, as it has been shown to have many benefits. The children will be going out in all weathers so will need suitable clothes such as waterproof coats and wellies if it is raining and warm clothes if it is chilly. I would suggest the children come in school uniform and if it is the kind of day where they need to be dressed in clothing that is not uniform they can get changed at lunch time.
All the children in Kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys were in Buxton yesterday enjoying the park and the Ballet. The staff at the Opera House asked me to pass on to everyone how outstandingly well our children behaved. They were a credit to you.
The new outdoor play equipment is here and looks amazing. Thank you so much to all of you for raising the money for it. If you would like to pop in at the end of the day to see it, please do.
Swimming starts for the Ospreys on Wednesday 3rd May.
On Thursday 4th May, the children in Key Stage 2 will experience The English Touring Opera.
There will be no family Assembly this Friday 28th April.
Kites are leading our Assembly on Friday 5th May; do join us if you can.
A note for your diaries: there will be NO school led clubs on Tuesday 9th May as the staff are all on internet safety training.
The cricketing season is starting and Glossop Cricket Club will be starting their Friday night coaching sessions on 5th May. Registration for any child from Reception to Year 6 is this Friday (28th April) 6.30-7.30. If your child is interested do go along to the registration as places are limited.
Dates for the term to follow.
Alice Littlehailes


There is so much to celebrate this week.
The children in Kites and Harriers put on a fabulous show this week. They acted and sung their hearts out making parents and staff so proud. Well done to all of them.
The children who took part in Aquasplash had a great time, I was told it was “sooooo much fun”. They behaved beautifully and were a credit to the school.
The girls football squad are celebrating because they finished top of the league. Well done to all of them and thank you to parents and staff who gave up Friday early evenings to make it possible.
Friday is our Easter Service in church. It will start as soon as we can walk the children over from school. The Merlins have written a moving account of the Easter story. Do come and join us, If you can, tissues in hand.
This Friday is also the PTA Easter coffee morning and raffle. After church at about 10.30 you are invited to come to school and have coffee and cake. Adult’s £2. The children also come out of class to have a drink and some cake for £1. Once everyone is fed and watered we will pull the raffle. Just who will be going to that Little Mix concert? Whose hair will look amazing? And just how many Easter eggs will be won this year? Do come along and find out.
We also finish for the Easter Holiday on Friday. The children return to school on Tuesday 25th April (Monday 24th is an INSET day for staff).
On Wednesday 26th April kestrels, Peregrines and Ospreys are off to the Ballet. They are seeing Goldilocks and The Three Bears at Buxton Opera House.
Thursday 27th April Harriers will start swimming.
On Friday 28th April The Kites will start doing some Forest Schools work, on site. This is where the children learn outside it has been shown to have many benefits. The children will be going out in all weathers so will need suitable clothes ie waterproof coats and wellies if it is raining.
After school clubs run by school staff will restart the first week back. Gardening club will also restart on Tuesday 25th 3.30-4.30 it is open to any child from Y3 upwards. If your child would like to go please let the office know. Again wellies and waterproofs are useful.
The new menu for next term should be in your child’s book bag, it looks delicious.
The consultation on the possibility of a new uniform has finished. Some excellent points have been made by people in favour and against, so thank you for the thought you put into it. The majority of parents are in favour or not against this and the pupils are very positive about it so we will be phasing in a purple uniform from September. I will be sending out full details in the new term.
Thank you for all your support this term. I hope you have a lovely Easter.
Alice Littlehailes

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