Northowram News

May 01, 2015

Is there ever a quiet time at our school? The children have been so busy and a number of special things have being going on in school. Last week, Year 6 went to Headingley in order to participate in ‘Cricket in the Classroom’. They experienced all sorts of cricket related learning and had a super day. The children celebrated St George’s day with a meal and assembly all about the story of George and the Dragon. The Year 3 pupils went off for their first swimming session on Friday and had a really good time. They were sorted into groups and behaved very well throughout.

This week has been equally busy. On Tuesday, the Year 2 pupils saw ‘The Owl Display Team’. This was part of their work on Nocturnal Animals. We saw further volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group attend our school to help carry out many tasks, including the construction of a compost area, fencing round the orchard, sealing the Eco greenhouse, building planting beds and preparing baskets and tubs. The children fully interacted with our volunteers, preparing drinks, sieving soil and planting baskets and tubs, amongst other tasks. If you are looking for a hanging basket or garden tub produced in school, grab yourself a bargain at the up-coming Farmer’s Market.

Many thanks to our Lloyds volunteers, Margaret Higson, John Marshall and Ian Wood for co-ordinating another successful ‘Day to Make a Difference’ in our school.

Dance Festival

The Year 5/6 Creative Dance group took part in the Hipperholme and Lightcliffe dance festival last week, raising money for the MeningitIs Trust. Our children performed brilliantly with confidence and enthusiasm, making their parents and teachers very proud.

Well done to you all.

Praise Assembly

Well done to the following children:

Elliott Welding, Samara Ravat, Ella Daines, Joshua Verdeyen, Zoe Nathaniel, Finley Pearson, Etienne Jones, Hannah Mead-Smith, Oliver Bower, Ella Mazurke, Alfie Pow, Ben Watson, Sam Beaumont, Jessica Weston, Ruby Marshall, Carys Hollands, Martha Greenwood, Eleanor Heap, Liam Dimbleby, Milli Whelan, Lucy Whitwam, Courtney Rose, Ruby Shaw, Jack Langley, Lilienna Jardine, Alfie Davies, Felicity Welding, Ebony Jennett, Samuel Bell, Lily Woollam, Thomas Powell, Edmund Cooper, Olivia Shaw, James Pepper and Molly Weston.

1st May: Zachariah Green, Anabel Porter, Olivia Fall, Neave McKeown, Henry Haigh, Jacob Davies, Erin Ledger-Mead, Isabel Johnstone, Jacob Robinson, Olivia Wadsworth, Hannah Booth, Jake Challenger, Nathan Coyne, Lewis Jardine, Freya Bower, Alex McKenzie, Lillia Mazurke, Chanelle Colvin, Leo Gil, Charlie Nuttall, Lilly Mae Tearne, Orlagh Kenny, Carris Lightowler, Nina Oddy, Scarlet Garland, Lucas Hemingway and Joseph Williams.

New School Website

The new school website should be online during this weekend. It has been a long time coming, but I am sure that you will approve of the quality and content. It is fresh in design and bespoke to our needs. We will be able to update it quickly and ensure that it is constantly refreshed with all the information that you need about the good things happening in our school.

Look out for it coming online.

Year 1 Trip

Year 1 went to the Square Chapel this week where they saw a performance called ‘Pop Up Flashback’. It was the story of a man told using pop up books and was very interactive for the children. It will be a good stimulus for their work now using this type of book.

The children had a great time and were a credit to our school.


The school gardening club are looking for a water butt or a large barrel to store water in. Please contact the school if you are able to help us. Thank you.

Dates for your Diary

These dates are for the next school week

  • Monday 4th May – Closed for Bank Holiday
  • Wednesday 6th May – Nursery & Reception Sports Day 10.30 am & 2.00 pm
  • W/c 11th May – SAT’s week

PTFA Update

A short update from me this week!

We are always looking for new ideas of how we can raise funds for the school and improve what we do. If you feel like you can spare any time to support the PTFA or have any ideas then please feel free to get in touch with me directly, my details are below. Alternatively, why not come along to one of our meetings where you will always be welcome!


New to You Sale – 2nd May – CANCELLED
Bolton Brow Burner – 7th June

Northowram Primary School are taking part in the Bolton Brow Burner which takes place on Sunday 7th June. This is a great day and has something for everyone.

    • A 2.5k family fun run/walk/pram push 10am start £6 entry
    • A 10k adult race 11am start £12 entry
    • Every entrant will receive a gift and refreshment on completion. There will also be a cash prize for the first man and woman across the finish line in the 10k.

You can enter online now at

Dates for your diary

  • School Summer Fayre – Saturday 20th June
  • Fashion Show – Friday 25th September
  • Curry & Band Night – Saturday 14th November
  • Next PFTA Meeting at Shoulder of Mutton on Wednesday 13th May 7.30pm

Have a great weekend!

Zoe, PTFA Chair


A Big Thank You!

A big thank you to our fantastic volunteers Sarah Priestley and John Marshall for all their hard work in producing our school scarecrows for the Scarecrow festival this weekend.
Themed the ‘Northowram Sports Family’, I am sure you will agree the four scarecrows look superb outside school.