Newsletter

March 01, 2019

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to a brand new half term. We hope you all had a lovely break and enjoyed the beautiful weather that we have been so lucky to have had over the past week or so. This term looks as busy as ever with lots of exciting lessons planned, and many visits & events taking place.

Assembly Theme — Responsibility

This week we have been exploring the value of ‘Responsibility’ and what it means to be a responsible person. As part of this, we introduced a ‘tidy classroom’ award where our lovely cleaners have been giving each class marks out of 10 at the end of each busy learning day. I am delighted to announce that this week’s winning classes are 5 Willow and 2 Fir—well done to all those responsible children who have earned extra play and golden time!

School PTFA Disco – Friday 1st March 2019

The school disco will be held on Friday 1st March 2019 in the school hall.

Timings for the discos are as follows:

For Reception children we are going to hold the disco in school time between 2.15pm and 3.00pm. Please send £1 into school, with your child, on the day of the disco. This will cover entry to the disco, a packet of crisps and a drink. Please speak to your class teacher if you have any concerns about food allergies.

We ask that parents do not come along to the disco due to space in the hall, the children have much more space to dance and for the games, you can pick your child up at the end of school. After the event, children will exit out of the Reception classroom doors as normal.

Children can come in their own clothes that day but please ensure they wear footwear that they can play outside in. Please only send your child in laced shoes if they can do them up without help.

Years 1 to 6

  • Year 1/2/3: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm
  • Year 4/5/6: 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm

Entry to the disco will be £1.00. Please may we ask that you send the correct change for entry so that we can get the children inside as quickly as possible.

Entry to the disco will be via the main entrance to school. Please pick children up from the Nursery Playground. The following items will be on sale at both discos:

  • Hot Dogs & Vegetarian Hot Dogs – £1.00
  • Drinks – 30p to 50p
  • Sweets & Crisps – 10p to 50p
  • Glow/Flashing Novelties – 50p to £3.00

Fire Fighter in the making!

This week we received an email from Stephen Lewis the Watch Commander at Illingworth Fire Station. He reported that on 16/02/2019 him and his fire crew attended a moorland fire at Ovenden Moor near the windfarm.

One of our pupils (Oliver G –Yr3 ) and his family were walking near to this and Oliver asked if he could help by giving the Firefighters a helping hand in using their equipment to extinguish the fire. Making sure that Oliver was always kept safe and not in any danger, he helped the crew to extinguish the fire which in turn protected the wildlife around the area.

Stephen and the crew at Illingworth Fire Station wanted everyone at our school to know that they thank him for his hard work and for helping them. On behalf of everyone here at
Northowram Primary School – WELL DONE Oliver!

Comic Relief Red Nose Day

On Friday 15 March 2019, people across the UK will come together to do things big and small to support vulnerable people and communities across the UK and Internationally to
help create a world free from poverty. We at Northowram Primary School will be taking part in the fundraising activities by having a ‘red themed’ non—uniform day where children and staff can come to school wearing red clothing of their choice for a donation towards the charity.

Year 3 Roman Shields

In year 3, as part of our topic about The Romans, we have been making our own Roman shields. Here is a sample of our fabulous shields we made in 3 Pine.

We are then going to use these to practice Roman marching and Roman Army formations like ‘The Turtle’ and ‘The Orb’.

Fair & Funky Fair Trade Conference

Next Friday the Year 5 and 6 school councillors are attending The Fair and Funky Fairtrade Conference at The Minster in Halifax. The children will be learning about fair trade, what that is, who it effects and what we can do to help. They will also meet our very own local MP Holly Lynch and be able to ask her questions about fair trade in Calderdale.
We look forward to hearing about what they have learnt and look forwards to seeing some photos about their fab day.

Parking – Please Park Considerately!

As we all know parking is at a premium during school drop-off and pick-up times. Please may we remind parents that if you are parking on Baxter Lane you should not block the driveways of the new barn conversion and please consider the safety of our children and the local residents when you park at these times. We continue to work with the local council and police to ensure that we keep our children as safe as possible at these busy times.

Please think carefully about the safety of your parking – it really could cost a child’s life.

Many thanks to all our careful and considerate families including many who make the sensible decision to walk to and from school!

Moving House, Changing Telephone Numbers or Email Address

If you are moving house, changing your telephone numbers or your email address please can you inform school as soon as possible to ensure we have the most up to date information. Parents registered on ParentMail must also update their information on the system directly.

If you have any queries or problems please do not hesitate to contact school.

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