May 27, 2016


Our Grand Soiree took place last night and was a huge success. It is amazing that 188 of our pupils were involved and that 520 tickets were sold for the event. We showcased gymnastics, numerous kinds of dance, music, singing and performance poetry. The quality of what the children produce continues to rise and we are all very proud of what they achieve. Importantly the children practice and rehearse with enthusiasm and enjoy themselves. This is evident in the way that they perform. Thanks go to the parents and families who support the children, to the staff who work tirelessly with the children and importantly the children themselves. What a fantastic way to round off another busy half term.

The fair and funky Fairtrade Conference for Schools

On Friday 13th May a group of Year 6 pupils went to a Fairtrade trade conference at the Halifax Minster. While we were there we learnt what Fairtrade was all about. By buying a Fairtrade product you are making sure the farmer gets a fair price for his produce. Along with 8 other schools we did 4 workshops, our favourite was the drama one. We had to produce an advert to sell our Fairtrade products.

Did you know that Brazil nuts are not actually from Brazil? In fact they grow on trees in Bolivia and they grow in pods so large they could kill you if they fall on your head as you walk past!

We found out that we can all make small changes to make a difference in the world and by switching to shopping in the Co-op we would be buying many Fairtrade products.

By Charlotte and Erin


On 9th May one of the school neighbours found an antique coin in the middle of the road opposite the sweet shop on Northowram Green. She asked if we could put a note in the newsletter to see if anyone has lost one. It was in a Midland Bank Plastic Wallet. If you believe this coin belongs to yourself or you know who it belongs to please contact the school office.

Praise Assembly — Well done to the following children:-

20th May

Isla Adams, Joseph Ledger-Mead, Seth Winn, Emily Foster, William Scargill, Megan Helliwell, Jake Dooling, Lua Moran, Jake Lee, Jude Ryding, Alex Moorhouse, Ryan Malone, Isabel Johnstone, Anna Cullen

27th May

Fletcher Scott-Holloway, Evlynne Renard, Isaac Wood, Eva Humphrey, Lily-Mae Tearne, Tye Todgson, Dominic Jardine, Keli Sunderland, Lana Brook, Amelia Waites, Alfie Shepherd, Daisy May Richardson, Olivia Wadsworth, Lydia Cooper

EU Referendum


A group of Year 6 pupils have led assembly throughout this week. They have outlined reasons to stay in the EU and also reasons to leave. Following this the children voted. The results were quite surprising as 80% voted to stay in the EU and 20% voted to leave. Holly Lynch MP, who is campaigning to remain, was encouraged by the result from the children.


Well done to the ‘A’ and ‘B’ football teams, especially to the ‘A’ team for winning the league. The children have played very well all season and represented school brilliantly. Congratulations to them all!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY— These dates are for the next 2 school weeks. Please see our school website for all diary dates.

  • Friday 27th May Break up for the holidays
  • Monday 6th June School reopens
  • Sunday 12th June Northowram Burner & Summer Fayre
  • Wednesday 15th June AM Sports day R Poplar and Nursery Yellow & Red Groups
  • Wednesday 15th June PM Sports day R Hazel and Nursery Green & Orange Groups
  • Tuesday 21st June AM Sports day Year 3 & 4
  • Wednesday 22nd June AM Sports day Year 1 & 2
  • Thursday 23rd June AM Sports day Year 5 & 6


A massive congratulations to our lollipop man Malcolm Holgate who was presented with a Local Hero Award 2016 for Community Contribution. We are very proud of you Malcolm a well deserved award. Malcolm has been our lollipop man since November 2014 and also works in school as a mid day supervisor and is liked by all the children and staff.

Well done from all your friends and colleagues.

Safeguarding Children

At Northowram School, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all members of the school community to share this commitment. Our school actively promotes fundamental British values. This commitment includes staff, governors, volunteers and contractors working on the school site.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment and these can be found on our website.

Sometimes we need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about pupils are discussed with parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that this would be contrary to the child’s welfare.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalisation and extremism.

Jane Jennings is our Designated Safeguarding Lead. She is the lead person in our school and the person to contact if you have concerns about a child. Mrs Scardifield and Mr Lomas are also Designated Safeguarding Leads. Canon James Allison is our Safeguarding Governor.

Northowram Burner 2016

Sunday 12th June 2016 at Northowram Primary School

2.5k Family Fun Run, 10:00am start

10k Run, 11:30am start


10k Run – £13 (£11 affiliated), 16+

(£50 prize for winning male and female runners)

2.5k Family Fun Run – £6, open to all

Register with your school’s PTFA or via our website: Online registration closes on Friday 3rd June and there is a £1 increase for on-the-day entries. Contact us via for more information.

Fancy the ‘Fun’ but not the ‘Run’?

There’ll be a fantastic Summer Fayre with food, drink, stalls, fun and games for all the family! Money raised from the Burner, its stalls and raffles will raise funds for the participating schools’ PTFAs:


Hello Everyone

There is still time to get your application in for the Burner. Applications are now open for those wishing to run, you can sign up online at

We will still need volunteers on the day of the Burner to help us run our Fayre and activities and make the event a huge success for School and the PTFA. If you are able to spare an hour or two please get in touch. You do not need to be a member of the PTFA to help out, any support would be very much appreciated.

Finally, we NEED your help! Two letters have gone out this week asking for items for the Burner, here’s a quick recap of what we need!

“Our jar tombola is always very popular. Please fill any size jar with whatever you want! From weird and wonderful to practical and everything in between! You can bring up to 5 jars per person and each jar will be worth 10 house points! Please bring them in any time up to Thursday 10th June.”

“Calling all unwanted Teddies! We would welcome any stuffed toys in good condition and looking for a new home for our Teddy Tombola. Please bring them into school between Monday 6th June and Friday 10th June!”

Hope you all have a lovely half term!




Dates for your diary

  • Burner & Summer Fayre – 12th June 2016

Next PTFA Meeting – Wednesday 13th July 2016, 7.30pm at the Shoulder of Mutton. (*NOTE* this will be the last meeting of this school year)

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