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Year 4 Torch Bearers

We had the privilege of meeting and speaking to one of the lucky 8000 torch bearers on Tuesday 10th July. Ryan Wileman spoke to the whole school about his experience of carrying the torch and then visited each class to answer questions and speak personally to the children. All the children held the torch and we learnt lots of interesting facts such as who designed the torch, the process of being nominated and even the length. Did you know for example that the London 2012 torch is the first to be triangular rather than cylindrical. Thank you to Ryan for giving his time and sharing his once in a lifetime experience.




Torch at Totley

Following a visit from an Olympic torch bearer the Y5′s turned into newspaper reporters, recounting the exciting day in print. We had some excellent pieces of work – here is Joanna Xie’s report of the day …

On Tuesday, 10th July, Ryan Wileman, cousin of a teacher at Totley Primary’s husband came to school to explain to the children his Olympic torch experience.

Ryan ran with the Olympic torch on Doncaster Road, Rotherham on 26th June. he was nominated by his sister-in-law, from a Coca-Cola competition, and made it through a shortlist. He was told about being nominated for his work in the Salvation Army Church in December. “I never imagined it ever happening, it was a once in a lifetime experience!” he said.

To represent the 8000 people over Great Britain holding the torch 8000 holes were made in the torch, also, in a triangular shape, to represent the 3 Olympic values – Friendship, Respect and Excellence. This information was told to the children, of which one commented “Wow that was interesting!”

In the afternoon, Ryan went around the classes, bringing his torch. The Y5′s were inspired by his visit and designed their own torches! Everyone had their photos taken in pairs and classes.
“I felt great and shocked to have a phot with it!” said Sarah. “I was glad to touch it!” another told me.

Although it’s over for the people of Totley Primary School the torch is still travelling around the entire country giving many other people a once in a lifetime chance.

The Olympic Torch visits Y6

We were very lucky yesterday in Y6; we were visitied by Ryan Wileman. Ryan Wileman was one of the few chosen that were given the opportunity to carry the Olympic flame for Great Britain.  He was a very jolly character and came into school and answered all of our questions. The children loved gettting to hold the torch and learnt a lot about the importance of the flame.

Here is a picture to remember the day by….

Administration of medication at School

The recent poor weather have seen the usual increase in illness among our children.

As a school we agree to administer medication to children if the following agreement has been followed:

- All medication is handed to Mr Stewart or Mrs Felth by the parent/carer

- No child brings medication into schools themselves

-All medication is accompanied by the – Administration of Medication Request Form – signed by the parent/carer detailing the name of your child and the dosage instructions

- All medication is collected by the parent/carer at the end of the day

Please download the detailing further information and the Administration of Medication Request Form here: Administering Medication Letter

You can also download this letter by following these links – Info for parents – Policies – Administering Medication Letter


Race for Life – Join the biggest fight against cancer!

Dear Totley Primary Mums!

This spring, one of our Totley Primary Mums was diagnosed with cancer. Since then, she has been fighting the disease  and is strong and positive. She is a real hero.

That is why I decided to run in the Race for Life this year, to support her and the Cancer Research charity. The race takes place in Sheffield on Sunday the 15th of July. It would be wonderful if you could take part in it with me. It does not matter whether we walk, jog or run. What matters is that we show our support.

Let’s do it together!

 If you would like to participate, please contact Anna on 07917334233

If you would like to support us, please take a look at our fundraising page: and make a donation!!!

Or even easier, to donate £5 via a text message:

Just text:  BJMK62 £5          To: 70070

Summer Concert 2012

The summer concert is taking place on Tuesday 17th July at 7pm, we would like to invite you to this annual event and is included in the programme for Totley Music Festival. There will also be singing performance from both infants and juniors.

The concert will be held outdoors on the infant yard, please bring rugs and deckchairs and snacks to enhance the musical experience! If the weather is wet we will have to retreat to the school hall.

Please download the letter here for further information for the performers and about the concert Summer Concert 2012 letter.


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.