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Y4 Swimming lessons

The Year 4 class will start their swimming lessons next Monday 4th March.  This will be the first of 17 sessions that they will complete and they will work towards the National Curriculum principles.  The Swimming Curriculum like all other National Curricular subjects is compulsory for our children.

The children will be collected by coach and transported to Mylnhurst School Swimming Pool at 10.30am and return before lunchtime.  Mr Baalbergen and Mrs Booth will accompany the children and the sessions will be taken by Sheffield City Council Swimming Instructors.  The children will need the following:

  • Swimming trunks or costume.  Please note that swimming shorts cannot be longer than knee length and bikinis or tankinis are not permitted.
  • A towel

Pleas also note that long hair must be tied back, jewellery including earrings must be removed and any new piercings that cannot be removed will result in the child not being able to swim.

The Council are also very strict on the wearing of goggles and insist on all children who want to wear goggles having written consent.  Please complete and return the goggle consent form if you would like your child to wear goggles.

Please download the goggle consent form here: Y4 Swimming Letter

Y4 Kingswood Residential

With the Kingswood residential less than a month away, I thought I would write to give you the final details of the trip.

The children will be participating in some excellent activities which include climbing, the leap of faith, abseiling, archery and zip wire.

The plan is to leave school at 1.30 pm on Friday, 26 April and travel to Kingswood by minibus.  The children are expected to come to school in the morning and leave their bags in the hall.  The weekend is action packed and the activities start the minute we arrive.  I expect us to arrive back at school at approximately 1.30 pm on Sunday, 28th.

Please return the medical and consent from by Friday 8th March

Please download the letter here for further details about the trip, clothing that the children will need to bring along, items they will need to pack and the medical consent form: Y4 Kingswood trip – Medical-consent form Feb 2013


Golf Club After School

The club will take place after school in the hall from 3.15 – 4.15pm and will run on the following Tuesdays:

  • Tuesday 5th March
  • Tuesday 12th March
  • Tuesday 19th March
  • Tuesday 26th March

The cost of the 4 week course is £12 and the children will require their PE kit. Please make any cheques payable to Totley Primary School and ensure both payment and consent slips are returned to school as soon as possible.

Please download the letter and reply slip here: Golf – Initial letter April 2013

Y6 SATS Information Evening

The Year 6 SATs week is quickly creeping up on us and we thought you might find it useful to find out how the week might look from your child’s point of view.  With this in mind we are holding a SATs Information Evening for parents at 6.45pm on Thursday 21st March in the Year 6 classroom.

During the meeting we will explain how the week will run, show you some of the past SATs test papers that the children have been given as well as letting you have a go at completing one of the tests.

It would be great if the children can come along too and pit their maths skills against you.  We hope to see as many of you as possible at the meeting.

Please download the reply slip and letter here: 2. Y6 SATs Evening Letter March 2013

Easter Celebrations at Totley

It’s that time of year again! Easter is just around the corner and in true Totley tradition we shall be holding both our egg rolling and egg decorating competitions.

The heats for the egg rolling competition will take place on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th. The final will be held on Wednesday 27th March. Any child wishing to enter should bring a hard-boiled egg to school on Monday 25th March.

The egg decorating competition is a favourite of the children and this will also be judged on Wednesday 27th March. Children can bring their eggs in from Monday 18th March and these will be displayed in the school entrance hall.

In addition to this our Easter Service will take place on Monday 25th March at 11.00am at Totley All saints Church.  You are of course more than welcome to attend.

Thank you for all your support this term and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a lovely Easter break.

Heart Defibrillator

We are pleased to announce that we have purchased a heart defibrillator to improve further our First Aid Procedures.  Defibrillators are used when people go into cardiac arrest and can improve the person’s survival chances by 70%.  We sincerely hope that the resource will remain unused however it is reassuring that should anyone go into cardiac arrest we have the deal with it as best we can.

Key staff will complete intensive training in the use of the defibrillator which will be stored in the main school office.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding the defibrillator and feel free to let local businesses and community groups aware of the resource.

Spring Term Parent’s Evening

I am writing to invite you to the Spring parents’ evenings which will be an opportunity to discuss with your child’s teacher how they have settled into the new academic year.  It will also be an opportunity to discuss your child’s targets and the progress they have made.

The meetings will be held on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th March between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

Please fill in the slip below to indicate your preferred times. Also indicate the year groups of any brothers or sisters to save clashes of times.

Please download the letter here for the reply slip:

Y1 Parents Evening – Spring

Y2 Parents Evening – Spring

Y3 Parents Evening – Spring

Y4 Parents Evening – Spring

Y5 Parents Evening – Spring

Y6 Parents Evening – Spring


Y2 Trip to Bolsover Castle

Our topic next term will be ‘Castles and Dragons’. The children will be learning what it will be like to live in a castle and so we have planned a trip to Bolsover Castle.

The trip to Bolsover Castle is booked for Monday 11th March. We are scheduled to leave school at 9.00 am and we will be returning for the end of school at 3.10 pm.

For this trip, we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £6.70.

I hope you agree with me that this will be something very special for your child to attend and I am sure this will boost our topic! Please can you fill the slip in below and return by Wednesday 6th March 2013.

Please download the letter here for the return slip and further details: Y2 Bolsoverr trip 2013

Y1 Trip to Weston Park Museum

On Thursday, 7 March we have planned a trip to Weston Park Museum for Y1 children to take part in a workshop about ‘Toys in the Past’, called ‘Toy Story’.  Y1 are studying Toys this term in History.

We will leave school at approximately 9.00 am and return by 3.10 pm.

The cost for the day, including the cost of the workshop and return transport, will be £5.00 per child.

Please complete and return the slip below, with your payment, if you wish your child to participate in this visit.

Please download the letter here for further details and the return slip: Y1 Weston Park Museum – 7.3.13


World Book Day

It’s that time of year again, time for our World Book Day celebrations!  So dig out your fancy dress costumes because Thursday 7th March will be a non-uniform day, when staff and pupils can come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Each class will be taking part in ‘book day’ activities during the morning.   In the afternoon, I would like to invite parents to come from 1.30 pm and have the opportunity to share a book with some of the children in your child’s class. To finish our day off, at 2.30pm,  there will be a special assembly, where each class will perform a short story or poem for your entertainment.