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Dates for your diary

Please go to Information for parents – Dates for your diary 2012 – to download the latest dates for upcoming events and school term dates

Westbourne Kwik Cricket and Rounders Tournament

The Year 5 class has been invited to take part in a Rounders and Kwik Cricket tournament which has been organised by Westbourne School.

The event will take place in the afternoon of Thursday 5th July at Abbeydale Sports Club from 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Please download the letter detailing the collection arrangements and the consent slip for the tournament here

Westbourne Kwik Cricket and Rounders 2012

Y4 Kingswood Residential 2013

Following feedback from parents and carers, I have provisionally booked to take the Year 4 (current Y3) pupils to the Kingswood Peak Venture Centre for an activity residential weekend on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April 2013.

The children will have the opportunity to participate in a range of challenging and exciting activities including abseiling, a 3G swing and the leap of faith and the weekend really does promise to be a fantastic opportunity.

Please download the letter here for further details about the trip Kingswood – Initial Booking letter June 2012.

In order to secure our booking I am asking for the consent form and the deposit to be sent into school by the end of the summer term.

Crowd go quackers over duck race!

We had a brilliant day out at Millhouses Park as the whole school gathered for our annual PTA duck race. The sun came out just in the nick of time as we cheered on our ducks, who weaved their way down the stream. Various perils such as rocky outcrops, mini-whirlpools and icy rapids meant that only the bravest birds made smooth progress down the course. Well done to our winner George, whose duck put in a dazzling performance, just pipping those belonging to Gracie and Evan. A special mention also to Finn, whose duck brought up the rear of the pack, earning him a wooden spoon prize of a duck teddy!

Well done to all the children, who played superbly in the park during the rest of the day, and to thank you to all the parents and family members who came along to support us. A special thank you to our fantastic PTA and especially the Graysons, for supplying and promoting the ducks so expertly.


All New Sports Day!

It was all change this year as our annual sports day had a facelift. Instead of the traditional procession of races, the children rotated round 14 different activities in small groups. This meant they could all try their hand at a variety of events, which ranged from foam javelin throwing to a penalty shoot out. Meanwhile, old favourites such as egg and spoon and the sack race were not forgotten.

In perfect conditions, the afternoon kicked off in fine style, as each group paraded around the school field having been given a flag from a range of countries around the world. There was certainly an Olympic flavour to the afternoon, as the horn sounded to tell the groups to move on to the next activity. The staff totted up the scores for each house as the afternoon went on, before Mrs Booth worked out the grand totals. In a very close finish, Stanage just came out on top, pipping Froggatt to the post by jsut 4 points.

So well done to the children, who took part with great enthusiasm as always. Thank you to the many parents who came along and followed the children on their route around school. Thanks also to the staff, for working hard to make the new format work. Now we need to interview the children to find out whether or not they preferred it!

See you all next year for another sunny sports day!

Summer Fun Day proves to be a Grand Day Out!

As the clouds cleared and skies brightened, the crowds flocked to our annual Summer Fun Day, which was once again a great success. From bouncy castles to hook a duck, from badge making to grass tobogganing, there was an activity to suit everyone. Our PTA were amazing throughout the day, arriving early in the morning to set up the various stalls and activities. There were a few worried looking faces as the crew were hit by an almighty deluge of rain late in the morning. Nonetheless, their grit and determination prevailed and the show went on. And what a show it was!

As the delighted crowds munched on a selection of delicious treats and snacks, our performers did a great job of keeping them entertained in the main arena. Cheermania were fantastic and mesmerised everyone with their perfect pom-pomming. Next up were the dance troops, who rose to the occasion and busted their best moves. Mrs Wileman’s Glee Club continued the action with a fabulous trio of singing and dancing numbers. Well done to all the children who were brave enough to take on solo roles! Finally it was time for our Big Sing – a great way to round off a great day.

So a huge thank you to all those who helped and to those who came and supported us. You helped us to raise £1450! Hope to see you again next year!



Sports Day 2012!

Sports day will be held on the afternoon of Monday 25th June. Having eaten an early lunch, we will start with a quick parade of all the teams around the school field at 12:40pm.  Please note the earlier start time. You are welcome to come and watch the children as they progress round the different events, which will commence as soon as the parade has finished.

All the children need to bring on the day are their PE kits and a drink of water or squash in a suitable bottle. If we are lucky and the weather is hot and sunny, sun cream and a hat may be needed!

Please download the letter here Sports Day 2012

Congratulations to our Assistant Headteachers

On behalf of the Governing Body I am delighted to inform you that Mr Paxman and Mrs Wileman have been appointed in the roles of Assistant Headteachers. Their roles will start in September.

I feel there are exciting times ahead for everyone at school as we all look to continue to work hard for the children and families of Totley.  Mr Paxman and Mrs Wileman will be fantastic support for me and will have full responsibility on occasions when I have to be away from school. The Governing Body and I have full confidence in their ability to make a real difference.

Cleethorpe’s Trip

We are planning to take FS2, Y1 and Y2 on a trip to Cleethorpes on Tuesday, 3 July.  We will be exploring the seaside and comparing it with Sheffield as part of our Geography topic.

Please download the letter for more details FS2, Y1, Y2 Cleethorpes Trip

Please return the reply slip and contrubution for the trip as soon as possible.

Staffing and Class Changes

The staffing arrangements for the next academic year will be changing and so we wanted to inform you of this as early as possible to give your child as much notice of the member of staff who will teach them next year.

Our transition will once again begin in the last two weeks of term and therefore your child’s last day with their current teacher will be Friday 6th July.

The staffing arrangements from July 2011 is as follows:

  • FS2             Mrs Nicholson
  • Year 1         Mrs Finney
  • Year 2        Mrs Llewellyn
  • Year 3        Mrs Bate
  • Year 4        Mr Paxman (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Sexton (Wed-Fri)
  • Year 5        Mrs Wileman
  • Year 6        Miss Bailey

Please see the letter regarding changes here Staffing and Class changes