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School Open – Monday 14 January

Morning everyone,

Despite the weather forecasts, Sheffield appears to have been missed by the heavy overnight snowfall that was predicted.  School is open as usual.

Please take care on your way to school as while the roads are clear, most of the paths are covered in snow.  Make sure you bring a coat!


Welcome Back!

Happy New Year everyone!

Wow! What a great start to the term! It has been great to see everybody back and rested after a fun Christmas and everyone seems to have settled quickly into school happily! That includes the teachers!

We have a short, but busy term ahead, with the first event of 2013 only a few days away! Young Voices takes place on the 24th January and we have around 60 children attending from Key Stage 2. They will be joining a group of 4000 singers in the arena to sing the songs that they have been practising hard! Mr Paxman has made a great big banner, so we should be able to spot them in the audience!

Keep an eye out on our website and for our newsletters for regular updates of what is going on in school.

Hope to see you all soon!

Mr Stewart

 


Have a Lovely Christmas Holiday

Thank you to all our children, staff and parents for making the last few weeks so special.  We have enjoyed so many Christmas events and activities from the nativity performances, Christmas parties, a trip to the panto, the PTA gift swap and our wonderful Christingle Service, the spirit of Christmas has been clear.   The excitement has increased as the days have gone by and it’s been fantastic to share the experience with the children.

Have a wonderful Christmas holiday, a well-earned rest and a Happy New Year.   See you all on Monday 7th January 2013!

Mr Stewart


You shall go to the ball!

All was quiet at Totley Primary today as the school shut up shop and all the children and staff enjoyed a fantastic whole school trip to this year’s panto at the Lyceum – Cinderella! As always, the show was absolutely brilliant. Our favourite bits included the Gangnam style dancing, the foam snow and the flying horse. Abby took a starring role when she found the golden key to unlock Cinerella from the cellar, while Kasper, Caragh and Millie helped Buttons to sing a version of Old Macdonald which included a leopard! Thank you to Mrs Wileman for arranging the trip – can’t wait for next year!


Modern Day Nativity

We have worked on another question; “If God did it all again, what would be different?” thinking about the Nativity story. We looked at the different parts of the story and then put it all together again in a video!

You can watch it here!

Hope you enjoy it!

http://animoto.com/play/E4ZBtOP0DZIeMoelSUHl5w


Whole School Pantomime Visit

Please remember that the school will be closed from 9.15am on Thursday 20th December as we all visit the Lyceum Theatre to watch the pantomime, Cinderella.

http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/event/cinderella-12/

Please make sure your child arrives a school, promptly to ensure they catch the coach on time!


2012 Performance Tables

We are delighted with our performance at both KS1 and Ks2 in 2012.  The government recently published the performance tables based on the 2012 KS2 SATs and the hard work of our children and staff is evident.  For a closer look at the tables please click on either of the two links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-11950098

or

http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/

 

Our 2012 performance put us in the highest 200 performing schools in the country is outlined  below:

English

100% Level 4

77% Level 5

Average Point Score 31.9

 

Maths

100% Level 4

88% Level 5

Average Point Score 32.5

 

Combined English and Maths

100% Level 4

65% Level 5

Average Point Score 32.2

 

Whilst we firmly believe that school is about much more than academic performance, it is good to know that our standards of teaching and learning and the outcomes our children achieve are high.


School Meals and Milk Spring 2013

The cost of school meals will remain £1.98 per day (£9.90 per week).  If you would like to pay in advance for the half term to 15 February, the cost will be £59.40.

The cost of milk for children over 5 years of age is £9.18 for the spring term.  We have a new supplier for our milk but at the time of writing, have not been advised that they will be able to provide fluoride milk.  Therefore, only ordinary semi-skimmed milk will be offered for the Spring term.  We will inform parents if this changes.  Please return the tear off slip below to school, no later than WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER, as we have to advise the dairy of our order before we finish for the Christmas break.

Please download the letter here for a reply slip and how payments can be made. New term milk and meals spring 2013

 


Rearranged PTA Gift Swap!

We are really sorry about today’s school closure, mainly because all you Mums and Dads haven’t been able to have your Christmas presents bought! But don’t worry! The PTA gift swap will now take place on the morning of Friday 21st December, so please send your child with £1 in the morning and they will be able to buy you a wrapped up treat to go under the Christmas tree!! If you still haven’t been able to send a gift to school, this gives you an extra week for you to find one and bring it in to the office!

Thank you for your support today, and for your support with this venture!!

See you next Friday!


14th December – School Closed due to Icy Conditions

The school will be closed today because of the dangerous icy conditions.

A few staff have made it into school so if you are absolutely desperate for childcare we can provide it. However, we would advise you that you keep your children off school if at all possible.  If anything changes, we will let you know via text and on the school website. Please take care!