Northowram News

March 05, 2015

World Book Day

What a good day we had in school yesterday. Once again the children came in and looked amazing in their costumes. Well done to the school council for organising this year’s celebration of books. Congratulations to the competition winners. In Key Stage 2 Jude Kenny was third, second was Hannah Booth and the winner was Matilda Neen. In the infants, Zane Ridley and Samara Ravat were the winners of the ‘design a book’ cover competition. All entrants are rewarded for their hard work with 50 house points. There were many fabulous entries.

Gym teams

The gym teams are ready and raring to go in the annual gym competition. It is good to see these pupils working so hard towards a common aim. It is a really tough competition and reflects the hard work of a range of schools. Well done to all the staff, children and supportive parents. Good luck next week.

Don’t forget the importance of a bed time story for your children. A quiet session each night spent listening to a story helps with sleep, relaxation and also learning and imagination. It’s really useful and the children love it!

Praise assembly

Praise Assembly— Well done to the following children:-

27th February: Ella Daines, Liam Burke, George Foster, Zachary Sellers, Briar Farr, Freddie Roe, Gracie Wilkinson, Logan Knapton, Toby Whelan, Finlay Edgerton, Ethan Prentice, Olivia Bolton, Zoe Nathaniel, Macy Dilonardo, Oliver Smith, Oliver Bower, Niamh Hardcastle, Jack Craig, Ben Goold, Millie Whelan, Charlotte Cannon, Jessica Hughes, Jacob Stead, Sam Bell, Lennon Bough, Jack Tearne, Grace Boothe, Loui Maguire, Ryan Malone, Alfie Davies, Toby Smailes, Jack Langley, Lily Annetts & Katie Cannon.

6th March: Luke Bates, Jack Kershaw, Carris Lightowler, Jessica Cameron, Charlotte Richardson, Gabriella Hunter, Lewis Cornwell, Jacob Reeday, George Winfield, Zachariah Green-Moore, George Hellawell, Sam Dimbleby, Poppy Cahill, Joseph Ackroyd, Emily Howard, Isabelle Hammond, Cassady Rodney, Matthew Benn, Freddie Baker, Eva Taylor, Jamie Phillips,

Destination Outer Space

Year 1 have hit the ground running with their new topic – Destination Outer Space. They’ve already been planning their spaceships to fly to another planet and have been making models of their designs. with junk modelling and giant blocks. They are also creating their own galaxy on a graffiti wall. Maybe they will encounter Aliens next?

Year 4 have been very busy.

After being delivered a ‘mysterious egg’ and reading books about eggs we have made our own 3D models from clay. We are so proud of the work that we have achieved.

Red Nose Day

Remember that next Friday 13th March is Red Nose Day. Children can do the following (all optional):-

  • Wear red or non uniform
  • Bring a coin or buy a bun
  • Donate buns for class bun sales

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!

Upcoming Events

School Disco – 20th March

It is almost disco time! Letters have been sent home this week for the Foundation Stage and Year 1/2/3 discos. Disco Timings are:

  • Nursery and Reception disco – 14.15 – 15.25 (Please return slips to school by 13th March)
  • Years 1/2/3 16:00 – 17:15 (For the optional ‘Disco Deal’ return slips to school by 13th March)
  • Years 4/5/6 17.30 – 18.45

Year 1 – Year 6 discos will be £1 entry fee and there will be glow products, chips, drinks, sweets and a lucky dip for the children to buy. The optional pre-paid ‘Disco Deal’ is available for Year 1/2/3 (details of this were in the aforementioned letter)

Almost forgot, spinning the discs we have our resident DJ Nathan Powell, who is back by popular demand!

Mother’s Day Shop

We are holding a Mother’s day shop on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th March at 3.20pm in the school’s ICT Suite. This is a fantastic chance for our children to buy cards and some lovely gifts just in time for Mother’s day on the 15th March. So please come along and check out what we have.

Other dates for your diary are:

    • Scarecrow Festival – Saturday 2nd, Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th May
    • Bolton Brow Burner – 7th June
    • School Summer Fayre – 20th June
    • Next PFTA Meeting at the Shoulder of Mutton on Wednesday 15th April 7.30pm

Please visit our new Facebook Page Northowram Primary School PTFA, where you will find out more about what we do.

Have a great weekend!


PTFA Chair

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